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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Management in the Public Sector 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49489  Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Management in the Public Sector 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 11 - Services  Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  140  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose of the qualification

The purpose of this qualification is to facilitate Training, Education and Development to current and potential stakeholders in the transport activity of the South African Public Services Sector, thus enhancing service delivery and excellence in this non-profit sector. This qualification will furthermore provide educational and occupational progression and portability to learners wishing to pursue a career in this sector or other similar but distinct industries. The benefits of this qualification will increase the quality of life for the majority of South Africans.

Rationale of the qualification

Unfortunately training in many sectors in South Africa has been largely unplanned, and occurred in a random manner, with short course programmes offered in house or by some organisations not necessarily recognised by other organisations or training institutions. Accordingly, the transferability of skills across different industries that utilise transport related competencies was hampered, specifically industries like the public services sector, where transport is a secondary function.

With the emergence of the Skills Development Strategy in as early as 1994, a new approach to education and training emerged, gleaned almost entirely from the approaches adopted in countries abroad (more specifically Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and the United Kingdom). The selected methodology is aimed at the integration of education and training. With the promulgation of the Skills Development Act in early 1999, major projects were required in order to pursue the effective integration of Education Training and Development.

In answer to the question of supplying motivation/rationale for this specific qualification it was found that, whilst several qualifications have been developed for various sectors within the greater transport industry, a further qualification, following on the NQF level 3 qualification in road transport management, allowing individuals to pursue a career in the transport divisions of the South African Public Services Sector was necessary.

This qualification has been designed to accommodate for individuals currently employed or wishing to be employed by the transport divisions of the public services sector of South Africa. In the past it was customary to merely employ any individual at hand to manage and operate the fleet of vehicles in the public services sector. As time went by people realised that, competently trained and knowledgeable people were needed for this task in what is one of the largest single cost centres, as well as a core facilitating activity in any business activity (also that of the public services sector). Road transport management in the very unique public services sector justified a qualification of their own, to address specific operational approaches, the unique business environment as well as specific pieces of legislation and publications guiding and restricting such operations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 3
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF level 3


    Recognition of Prior Learning

    This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the Recognition of Prior Learning option towards gaining a qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
  • All the unit standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory. The level 3 Communication standards apply to a second South African language and the level 4 standards to a first South African Language.
  • All the unit standards in the Core are compulsory.
  • Learners must choose unit standards totalling 16 credits from the Elective component to complete the qualification. These credits may be chosen from those listed in the qualification or may choose from other registered standards at levels 3, 4 or 5 that will assist the learner with his/her work function or in which his/she has a particular interest, subject to the approval of the relevant ETQA. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Apply communication skills within the workplace to satisfy internal and external customer requirements.

    2. Provide statistical information to relevant persons utilising numerical knowledge and skill.

    3. Manage the vehicle fleet in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Oral and written communication skills are utilised to provide relevant information on the availability and usage of the vehicle fleet.
  • Oral and written communication skills are utilised to provide statistical information to relevant role players with regard to operational capabilities of the vehicle fleet.
  • Information to achieve work responsibilities is collected from appropriate sources
  • The methods used in communication is appropriate to the audience and takes into account social and cultural diversity
  • People are treated with integrity, respect and empathy regardless of culture, gender, class, "race" and belief systems
  • The organisation's social, ethical, and business standards are used to develop and maintain positive relationships aligned to human rights
  • Problems are identified and analysed during conflict resolution and action is taken to rectify the situation with minimal disruption to performance

    2.
  • Statistical information is gathered from vehicle fleet operations to determine vehicle usage
  • Vehicle usage statistics are calculated to determine costs associated to the running of the vehicle fleet
  • Vehicle costs are used to determine budgets by analysing present statistics and forecasting possible costs
  • Mismanagement of vehicle usage are identified and dealt with in accordance with operational procedures
  • Budgets are submitted to relevant departments for approval according to organisational policies and procedures

    3.
  • The organisational standard operating procedures for transport management is adhered to
  • The requirements of customers (internal/external) are met and dealt with timeously with regard to vehicle needs
  • The transport management system is managed in accordance with all legislative and regulative requirements
  • Documentation generated within the transport department is kept safe as required within organisational policies and procedures and in accordance with regulative requirements for audit purposes
  • The organisations objectives and aims are known so as to provide the support required from the transport department as the secondary role of the organisation. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The content of the unit standards themselves were the focus of international (and national) benchmarking, which occurred continually through out the project, through an open communication process, consultation as well as requested comments.

    Standards, qualifications and institutional bodies that have been used for benchmarking thus far:

    UK standards (as obtained from Transaid, a key stakeholder in training and education in transport management in the public services sector) where:
  • Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence in International Passenger Transport Operations
  • Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence in National Passenger Transport Operations
  • Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence in National Road Haulage Operations
  • Level 3 Certificate of Professional Competence in International Road Haulage Operations
  • Level 3 BTEC Certification in Road Freight Logistics
  • Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Vehicle Operations Management
  • Level 5 BTEC Higher National Certificate in Vehicle Operations Management
  • Level 3 NVQ in Transport
  • Level 4 NVQ in Transport
  • Level 5 NVQ in Transport

    New Zealand has a National Diploma in Road Transport Management

    Canada has a Supervisors, Motor Transport and other Ground Transit Operators

    Australia provided no evidence of having a transport management qualification

    The Netherlands also provided no evidence of a transport management qualification

    What must be taken into consideration is that not one of the above relates to the Public Services Sector but to the Private Sector. It is assumed that the other countries would educate their employees with the qualifications listed. The vast majority of the consultation processes included in depth industry consultation with key stakeholders currently employed in a multitude of disciplines and levels in road transport management in the public services sector, from different government departments rendering public services. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification is open ended for learners wanting to enter the NQF level 4 National Certificate in Road Transport Management in the Public Sector. Once a learner has completed the qualification it enables the learner to access the NQF level 5 National Diploma in Transport Management and to also cross over to the NQF level 4 Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Supervision. These qualifications will enable the learner to further his/her studies into the higher education band. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification and Unit Standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification and Unit Standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies);
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.


    Assessment

    It is proposed that assessment for this qualification will be formative and summative in nature. It is furthermore suggested that the assessment is conducted individually, either per unit standard or by integrating unit standards that have similar outcomes so as to have the learner be declared competent for each specific unit standard and/or a combination of unit standards. Assessment has to be conducted by means of varied methods of assessment by approved assessors accredited by the relevant ETQA. Assessment could include written assessment; group work, syndicate work, case studies, role-play as well as any additional methods designed to successfully and credibly assess his/her competence.

    The learner's ability to apply the theoretical information and actually be able to do the job (applied competence) specifically in the road transport workplace environment has to be assessed and be confirmed by an assessor whether a workplace assessor or provider assessor before the learner can be declared competent for the specific unit standard and/or combined unit standards.


    Accreditation Mechanisms

    An individual wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that has been accredited by the relevant ETQA. Learners will be assessed by qualified and recognised assessors, and once deserving will be declared competent, against the NQF level 4 National Certificate in Road Transport Management in the Public Services Sector unit standards.

    Any assessor and training provider will be instructed to ensure that the relevant company/government department specific procedures/rules are used as reference material when designing courseware, assessment or when selecting pre-designed assessments. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

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

    NOTES 
    Methods and Tools of Assessment

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the assessment criteria
    1. Written tests/case studies/projects
    2. Role play/structured classroom discussions
    3. Portfolio of evidence
    4. On the job observation
    5. Oral presentation/questioning
    6. Simulation

    These methods will be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example the written method will be used to assess knowledge and on the job observation will be used to assess practical competence. The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid evidence to prove competence with respect to knowledge, skill and attitude.


    The following tools may be used to supplement the above minimum assessment methods:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence.

    The portfolio should include at least:
    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager external customers) confirming competence of the learner
    2. Relevant certificates of awards
    3. Previous assessment records
    4. Journals/logbooks 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  113852  Apply occupational health, safety and environmental principles  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  113967  Apply public sector policies and procedures to achieve administration objectives  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Core  114491  Educate and work closely with the community with regard to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Human Immune Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  119227  Operate as a member of a comprehensive transport support structure in the SA Public Services Sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  119228  Operate within the parameters of the regulatory framework and standard operating procedures  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  119229  Plan and schedule vehicle allocation and use in the public services sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  110023  Present information in report format  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7575  Produce presentation documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  12154  Apply comprehension skills to engage oral texts in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13914  Conduct a formal meeting  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7996  Operating computer systems  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10954  Understand the road transport industry in South Africa  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  13941  Apply the budget function in a business unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13953  Apply the principles of situational leadership to a business unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  113964  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of local government in South Africa  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  113965  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of national government in South Africa  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  113958  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of role and responsibility of provincial government in South Africa  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  110026  Describe and assist in the control of fraud in an office environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  8054  Manage and implement quality assurance systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7841  Plan staff training and development in own area of responsibility  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15223  Implement training needs for teams and individuals to upgrade skills levels  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  8041  Managing employee induction  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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