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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|General Education and Training Certificate: Transport|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|59300||General Education and Training Certificate: Transport|
|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|
|National Certificate||Field 11 - Services||Transport, Operations and Logistics|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Level 1||NQF Level 01||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|35953||General Education and Training Certificate: Transport||Level 1||NQF Level 01||120||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with entry-level knowledge, skills and attitudes for the transport and logistics sector of the South African economy. Furthermore, qualifying learners will be afforded the choice of specialisation in any of the modes of transport. The range of typical learners will include:
Learners credited with this qualification will be able to:
The transport sector of the South African economy has demonstrated consistent growth over the last five years. Projected expansion is targeted in terms of the National Department of Transport Strategy 2006-2009. This, together with the ever expanding business interests in the African continent, has created more employment opportunities within the Transport and Logistics sector of the economy. These factors demonstrate the need for an entry-level qualification.
This qualification will assist the transport industry to meet the demands of the future and enable employment opportunities contributing to the growth of the South African economy.
The General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) is part of an integrated lifelong learning programme incorporating basic literacy, numeracy and general education, specifically reflecting the workplace needs of the transport and logistics industry, namely road transport, forwarding and clearing, freight handling, maritime transport, rail transport and air transport.
Whilst this National Qualification was designed with the transport and logistics industry in mind, the largely generic nature of the qualification will also equip learners to enter the world of work in a number of industries, as it provides for vertical and lateral articulation within the transport industry and other sectors of the economy.
The flexibility within the range of electives allows an individual to pursue a career within any one of the specialised modes within the transport industry (namely aerospace, warehousing and distribution, stevedoring, rail, road freight transport, courier industry, maritime, fishing, port operations, forwarding and clearing, pipeline operations and road passenger transport.) This will ensure the availability of suitably trained employees within an industry that has been targeted for growth.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification and all the fundamental, core and elective unit standards associated with it, as described in the rules of combination, can be achieved by any learner through the recognition of prior learning, which includes learning outcomes achieved through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Credits may also be obtained for Unit Standards in the qualification.
Access to the Qualification:
Open access, bearing in mind the requirements of "learning assumptions outlined above".
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualifying learner will achieve this Qualification by complying with the following rules of combination for the accumulation of credits totalling 120:
The elective unit standards are grouped into seven areas of specialisation. In order to achieve the minimum of 43 elective credits the learner must select additional unit standards from the other electives to make up a minimum of 43 credits.
The following Unit Standards totalling 36 credits:
Learners who intend to use a seagoing vessel for fishing purposes must also do the following unit standards:
It is further recommended that those learners who will be processing-fish at sea should be competent in the following unit standards:
Clearing and Forwarding:
The following Unit Standards totalling 35 credits:
The following Unit Standards totalling 30 credits:
The following Unit Standards totalling 35 credits:
For specialisation in stevedoring and pipeline operations, a choice must be made of unit standards in the area of specialisation and unit standards from the above specialisations totalling a minimum of 43 credits.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate in a variety of ways and interact with internal and external workplace role-players.
2. Use mathematical conventions to solve personal problems and undertake workplace calculations for operational purposes.
3. Understand and explain the composition of the supply chain in relation to its role in the transport industry.
4. Apply the relevant health, safety, security and environment legislation, policies and practices in the transport industry.
5. Demonstrate life-skills and entry-level workplace skills in the transport environment.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Written text types for various audiences and purposes are read/viewed and responded to using appropriate strategies and critical awareness of language usage and organisation.
1.2 Aesthetic, emotive, cultural and social aspects of oral/signed texts are used and responded to using appropriate strategies and critical awareness of language usage and organisation.
1.3 Written texts for a variety of purposes and audiences are produced using appropriate grammatical structure and conventions to organise texts.
1.4 Learning strategies and resources are identified, accessed and used as appropriate to the learning task.
1.5 Signs, symbols and signals are read, interpreted and reacted to in the context of the transport industry workplace.
1.6 Communication skills are applied to ensure internal and external client satisfaction in the context of the transport industry.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Problems in the transport industry workplace are communicated and solved using mathematical language, symbols and notation.
2.2 Objects related to the transport industry workplace are described and represented in terms of shape, space and measurement using scales and formulae.
2.3 Mathematical patterns and functions are described, interpreted and represented in the context of the transport industry workplace.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Basic principles of geography and map-work are applied in tracing the route of cargo from departure to destination.
3.2 Different modes of transport and related infrastructure are described in relation to the components of the supply chain and logistics.
3.3 The role and function of transport carriers and services in South Africa are explained in relation to international trade.
3.4 The environmental impact of the transport industry is explained in relation to organizational environmental procedures.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 The provisions of the Occupational, Health and Safety Act are explained in relation to the transport industry.
4.2 Safety, security and emergency practices and procedures are applied in the specific transport industry context.
4.3 Fire prevention is explained and fire fighting practices are demonstrated using appropriate equipment according to organizational procedures.
4.4 Common injuries are treated and first aid is applied in accordance with accepted procedures.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
5.1 Sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS are explained in terms of their nature, transmission and preventative measures.
5.2 Chemical dependency is explained in relation to physical and mental well being.
5.3 Preventative and primary health care is understood and access to services is explained in terms of community and workplace environments.
5.4 Time management principles are applied to achieve workplace objectives and targets.
5.5 Personal computer system is operated according to manufacturer's instructions and organisational procedures.
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification. Integrated assessment should show how already demonstrated competence in individual areas can be linked and applied for the achievement of a holistic outcome as described in the exit-level outcomes.
Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will demand practical evidence while others may be more theoretical, depending on the type of outcomes to be assessed. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but varies according to the demands of the particular exit-level outcome of the qualification.
While the generic components of this qualification at NQF Level 1 can be assessed through occupational contexts and activities relating to transport, care must be taken in both the learning programme and the assessment to ensure that these foundational skills are portable. The primary aim of this qualification is to ensure that learners have a sound knowledge and skills base to prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose. Learners must be able to transfer generic skills across a number of different contexts, and apply them within a number of learning areas.
A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place. Both formative and summative assessment interventions should be employed where appropriate.
|Research was conducted to compare the General Education and Training Certificate in Transport at NQF Level 1 with examples of qualifications designed to meet the same purpose in other countries. At the level of the rationale and purpose of the entire qualification no similar qualification was located. The South African qualification offers elective choices for transport modes and related activities.
The Australian approach differs, as reflected by the dedicated qualifications for the Transport and logistics industry listed below:
The approach in the United Kingdom is similar to that in Australia as evidenced by the following list of qualifications registered by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority:
Forem Formation Logistique (logistics training forum) is entirely dedicated to occupations in the logistics sector. Forem Formation Logistic Skill Centres in Liège and La Louvière provides trainings to job seekers, workers and to final-year students. This training responds to companies demand: The themes, contents and objectives are based on skills profiles for the required workforce.
Although no equivalent qualification is offered, the GETC in Transport was submitted to FOREM in Belgium, who responded positively on the quality of the subject matter expertise evidenced in the unit standards and the qualification.
United State of America:
In 2005 the United States Department of Labor and the Employment and Training Administration invested to address the workforce needs of the transportation sector and thirteen other fields of occupation. U.S. Department of Labour met with transportation industry leaders, educators, and the public workforce system to identify the industry's hiring, training, and retention challenges. The objective was to help workers find good jobs with good wages and career pathways in the transportation industry.
Despite this focus, none of the state community colleges were found to offer an entry-level qualification for the transport and logistics industry.
The NQF Level 1 National Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Introductory Skills) was identified as the closest example of an entry-level qualification for the transport and logistics industry to the GETC in Transport. The nature, depth of knowledge and duration of the units of learning were compared and found to overlap to a considerable degree.
The range, outcomes and assessment statements of the unit standards related to both qualifications were compared. The similarity extends to the requirements of the fundamental component of the qualification as well because eight credits for literacy standards and eight credits for numeracy standards must be achieved. Both the South African qualification (120 credits) and the New Zealand qualification (80 credits) are designed to take the average learner a year to achieve.
The following New Zealand Unit Standard titles indicate the similarity:
|The possibility exists for vertical articulation with this qualification. The following proposed qualifications serve as examples of vertical articulation:
Examples of horizontal articulation with this qualification:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 35953, which is the General Education and Training Certificate: Transport, Level 1, 120 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||252250||Apply fire fighting techniques||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||14656||Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Core||252244||Describe the impact of customer service on a business||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Core||252249||Explain the role of transport logistics||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Core||119567||Perform basic life support and first aid procedures||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Core||110254||Understand chemical dependancy and apply personal health care||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||252255||Utilise layout signs and signal communications in the transport industry||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||252279||Explain occupational health and safety within the transport industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Fundamental||119373||Describe and represent objects in terms of shape, space and measurement||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||119368||Describe, interpret and represent mathematical patterns, functions and algebra in different contexts||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||119635||Engage in a range of speaking/signing and listening interactions for a variety of purposes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||119364||Evaluate and solve data handling and probability problems within given contexts||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||119631||Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||119640||Read/view and respond to a range of text types||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||119362||Work with numbers; operations with numbers and relationships between numbers||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Fundamental||119636||Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Elective||120410||Clean and sanitise food manufacturing equipment and surfaces manually||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||114918||Control small craft by day in sight of land||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||14001||Demonstrate an understanding of managerial expertise and administrative capabilities||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||114923||Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety and survival at sea||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||243664||Demonstrate safe behaviour as a road user||Level 1||NQF Level 01||10|
|Elective||252237||Describe stevedoring in South Africa||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||13994||Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||252245||Load petroleum products in rail or road tankers||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||120404||Maintain personal hygiene, health and presentation in a food handling environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||243189||Manage personal finances||Level 1||NQF Level 01||8|
|Elective||117867||Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||116932||Operate a personal computer system||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||15091||Plan to manage one`s time||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||252259||Plan, organise and manage own activities in the organisation||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||252264||Prepare freight for storage||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||252261||Prepare freight for transportation||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||117902||Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||11409||Apply a knowledge and understanding of International Trade Documentation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||11406||Apply a knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||11413||Apply an understanding of basic Transport Principles to International Trade||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||120403||Apply good manufacturing practices as part of a food safety system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||120308||Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||120416||Apply personal safety practices in a food or sensitive consumer product environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||114928||Assist in abandon ship and sea survival techniques||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||14641||Compile trains (harzadous and non-hazardous material)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||114891||Count stock for a stock-take||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||114929||Demonstrate a basic knowledge of commercial fishing methods||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||11412||Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of advanced Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||11411||Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of elementary Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||11407||Display an understanding of the International Trading Environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||246582||Grade, sort and align fish and seafood for further processing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||243987||Handle a liferaft during an emergency||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||114931||Identify and describe common parts, fittings and equipment on a vessel||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||115072||Identify current legislative and company procedures applicable to the Fishing Industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||114914||Implement and maintain adherence to safe working practices and policies||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||120313||Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal employment or work decision||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||243665||Meet the requirements in order to obtain a provisional licence||Level 2||NQF Level 02||15|
|Elective||243666||Meet the requirements of being a safe driver to obtain a valid driving licence for a motor vehicle||Level 2||NQF Level 02||22|
|Elective||117898||Move, pack and maintain stock in a distribution centre/warehouse||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||117899||Pick stock in a distribution centre/warehouse||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||14638||Shunt rail vehicles||Level 2||NQF Level 02||18|
|Elective||114927||Stow and handle fibre ropes, and use knots and lashings on a vessel||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||11408||Understand the basic concepts of Importing and Exporting||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||120417||Understand the control of pests and waste materials as part of a food safety system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||114920||Use a marine radio in an emergency situation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|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.
|1.||Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd|
|2.||Andebe Training and Skills Development|
|3.||DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD|
|4.||He and She Driver Training Centre|
|5.||Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper|
|6.||Innovative Shared Services|
|7.||Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd)|
|9.||NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD|
|10.||P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd|
|11.||Production Management Institute (PMI)|
|12.||Siyaloba Training Academy|
|13.||Skills For Life|