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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply strategic road transport management principles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113853  Apply strategic road transport management principles 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners acquiring this standard will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification or are working within a management environment, where acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to learners job, or chances of finding employment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and explaining the external environment`s influence on an organisation
  • Explaining and applying the strategic decision making process in the transport industry
  • Designing work structures and providing overall leadership to strategic business units and departments
  • Interpreting, applying and communicating strategy
  • Developing tactical and operational plans to facilitate and co-ordinate strategic objectives
  • Developing appropriate business / department structures to support and applying conflict resolution skills 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard / qualification will have demonstrated competence against the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Whenever incidents occur in all environments under all conditions of operational pressure
  • Operate within well-defined through unfamiliar and some open-ended problem situations
  • Limited supervision, takes some initiative
  • Look at individual communities within the company`s location
  • Look at road transport prices and worker salaries and wages 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain the external environment`s influence on an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The reconstruction and development plan of the country is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The economic system is matched with practices in country and in transport systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The scarcity of resources is identified and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The needs of people, workers and management are listed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain and apply the strategic decision making process in the transport industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The strategy of the transport industry is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Different strategic decisions are differentiated between. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Nominal, Delphi and Brainstorming techniques are used in reaching a decision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Stakeholders are consulted with when making decisions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Strategic decisions are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Workers are organised when taking decisions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Design work structures and provide overall leadership to strategic business units and departments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Attitudes are displayed that are conducive to transport organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Principles and standards are applied that are likely to maintain fairness in treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Responsibility for actions and outcomes is accepted and taken when actions are either positive or negative. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Interpret, apply and communicate strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Corporate strategy is interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Corporate strategy is improved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Effective communications strategies are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The needs and resources are determined that are needed to facilitate communications strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The people, departments and structures are determined that are needed to co-ordinate communications strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop tactical and operational plans to facilitate and co-ordinate strategic objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The resource needs of the organisation are explained and determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate management and control systems are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Implementable operational plans are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The policy, procedures and processes are developed that are required for change and transformation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Develop appropriate business / department structures to support the business objectives. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Develop appropriate business / department structures to support the business objectives and apply conflict resolution skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The resources needed to facilitate for effective support are determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information systems appropriate to business / department are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Appropriate and relevant structures are developed to ensure the attainment of business objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Any conflict that may arise amongst subordinates, customers is detected and resolved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Workers are provided with resources in order that they may complete tasks. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor 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.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    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 the application of road transport management principles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the application of road transport management principles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively as a citizen in the life of a local, national, global transport organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with regards to reporting and recording of information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the organisation as a set or related systems where strategies effect all aspects of a transport business. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48439   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    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. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    2. EDU - FLEET 
    3. Learncorp 
    4. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.