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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Execute train movement procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264384  Execute train movement procedures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Rail and Pipeline Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14618  Execute departure/arrival/en route travelling procedures - train personnel  Level 3  NQF Level 03   
14621  Perform crossing of trains  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to perform the safety procedures for departure, arrival, en route travelling and crossing of trains, according to company-specific train working rules to contribute to the safety of personnel, passengers or freight and safe movement on rail.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Performing procedures and inspections before departure of trains from stations/yards.
  • Performing en route safety procedures.
  • Performing duties at railway line crossing places.
  • Performing arrival procedures at destinations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Perform procedures and inspections before departure of trains from stations/yards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The train roadworthy inspection is described in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The departure procedures are explained in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The train departure procedures are executed in accordance with organisational standards and Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults identified are corrected and/or reported in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform en route safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The en route safety procedures are explained in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The en route safety procedures are executed in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required response to abnormalities is explained in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Abnormalities include but are not limited to veld fires, rolling stock defects, signal and indicator defects.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The required response to signals and indicators are described in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Faults identified are corrected and/or reported in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform duties at railway line crossing places. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 The admittance procedures of first, only and opposing train(s) at a crossing place are explained in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Admittance procedures include but are not limited to methods of train control, inspection of points, signals and indicators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The admittance procedures of first and only train(s) at a crossing place are executed in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Admittance procedures include but are not limited to methods of train control, inspection of points, signals and indicators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The admittance procedure of an opposing train at a crossing place is executed in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The in crossing place procedures are explained in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    In crossing place procedures include but are not limited to inspection of train, observing of passing train(s), operating of train equipment, setting of points, admittance of opposing train/s.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The in crossing place procedures are executed in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    In crossing place procedures include but are not limited to inspection of train, observing of passing train(s), operating of train equipment, setting of points, admittance of opposing train/s.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The departure procedures of first, only and opposing trains out of a crossing place are explained in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Departure procedures include but are not limited to verification of token, setting of points, setting of indicators and securing of points.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The departure procedures of first or only train out of a crossing place are explained in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Departure procedures include but are not limited to verification of token, setting of points, setting of indicators and securing of points.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The departure procedures of an opposing train(s) out of a crossing place are explained in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Departure procedures include but are not limited to verification of token, setting of points, setting of indicators and securing of points.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform arrival procedures at destinations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Arrival procedures at destination are explained in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Arrival procedures are executed in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles and theory related to the departure/en route travelling/arrival of trains.
  • Principles and theory related to bell signals for commuter trains.
  • Principles and theory related to the opening/closing of train doors.
  • Relevant elements of POSMOR and specific company rules related to the departure/en route travelling/arrival of trains.
  • Principles and theory related to departure bells at stations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to performing train personnel travelling procedures in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a railway team to execute arrival and departure procedures at stations/yards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in performing all duties during departure, en route and arrival procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information train movement in order to perform train personal travelling duties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all role-players to perform travelling functions on time and to standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces the following unit standards:
  • 14618, "Execute departure/arrival/en route travelling procedures - train personnel", Level 3, 3 credits.
  • 14621, "Perform crossing of trains", Level 3, 3 credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49795   National Certificate: Rail Construction and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  66709   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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