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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Afford on-track protection 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14623  Afford on-track protection 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-09-05  2009-02-18  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-02-18   2013-02-28  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
262445  Provide on-track protection  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to afford on-track protection according to company-specific train working rules applicable to specific circumstances to contribute to safety of people, trains, machinery and for safe movement on rail. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
SINGLE LINES ENVIRONMENT
Utilise semaphore signals/indicators for rail movement on single lines - NQF level 3
Utilise telegraph orders for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3
Utilise van Schoor system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3
Utilise wooden train staff system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3
Utilise radio train order system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3
Utilise radio track warrant system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3

DOUBLE LINES/COLOUR LIGHTS ENVIRONMENT
Utilise semaphore signals/indicators for rail movement on double lines - NQF level 3
Utilise colour light signalling for rail movement - NQF level 4 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The level assigned to this standard is appropriate because performance must be carried out:
  • under different weather conditions,
  • during day and night time,
  • in different yard layouts/stations/sidings/sections/crossing places

    This standard is inclusive of:
  • occupation of lines and protection rendered by Train Control Officers, if applicable
  • train failures, train accidents, obstructions on the line, maintenance work on the track/high voltage, etc.
  • truck maintenance
  • level crossings (unprotected - booms/track failures).
  • on-track machinery
  • issuing/storage and usage of detonators(where applicable). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify/analyse the situation that requires a specific protection procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The situation and procedures for protection are identified that conform to the relevant train working rules for a specific situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Observation is communicated to relevant role-players. E.g. Train driver to Train Control Officer, Track Official to Train Control Officer, etc. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Afford protection with the correct equipment that relates to specific environment & circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Protection is afforded with the correct equipment that relates to the specific environment and circumstances and according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Communicate and record information. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Communicate and record information that relates to the specific circumstances about the protection, to relevant role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information that relates to the specific circumstances about the protection is communicated to the relevant role-players to ensure safe movement according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information that relates to the specific circumstances about the protection is recorded according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Discontinue protection and resume normal working. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Discontinue protection and resume normal working according to the relevant train working rules for the specific circumstances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Protection is discontinued according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Discontinuation is communicated the to relevant role-players and recorded when applicable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Normal working procedures are resumed according to the relevant train working rules. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. An individual wishing to be assessed against this standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provided institution that has been accredited by the relevant ETQA.
    2. A learner specialising in Rail Operations through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Certificate in Rail Operations NQF level 5, which must include this standard.
    3. A learner specialising in Train Driving through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Certificate in Train Driving NQF level 4, which must include this standard.
    4. A learner specialising in Infra through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Certificate in Rail Operations, which must include this standard
    5. Any assessor and training provider must ensure that the relevant company-specific procedures/rules are used as reference material when designing courseware, assessment or when selecting pre-designed assessments.
    6. Anyone assessing a learner against this standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant TRANSPORT SETA - ETQA.
    7. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this standard must be registered and accredited as a provider at SAQA.
    8. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA as prescribed. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain the following in a rail environment:

    1. Principles and theory related to specific situations that require protection
    2. Principles and theory related to how protection must be afforded
    3. The communication process which is required for a specific situation
    4. Safety rules and regulations related to protection that include detonators
    5. Relevant elements of POSMOR and specific company rules related to protection
    6. Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem-solving
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to solve problems by determining what type of protection is required in which circumstances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to co-ordinate activities or to work as a team while performing protection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and self-management
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to conduct protection in a systematic manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to critically evaluate information from circumstances, that occur and require protection. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to communicate information continuously to all role players by utilising various communication media when affording protection (written, verbal, radios, hand signals, etc.). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to use science and technology by forwarding/receiving information when affording protection. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  49795   National Certificate: Rail Construction and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Core  23893   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-06-17  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49773   National Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  49774   Further Education and Training Certificate: Construction and Maintenance of Overhead Track Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. PRASA T/A Metrorail Eastern Cape 
    2. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng North 
    3. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng South 
    4. School of Rail: Esselenpark 
    5. School of Rail: Kimberly 
    6. School of Rail: Parkhill 
    7. School of Rail: Port Elizabeth 



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