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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Compile trains (harzadous and non-hazardous material) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14641  Compile trains (harzadous and non-hazardous material) 
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 2  NQF Level 02  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 
A learner will be able to plan, organise and execute the compilation of trains consisting of different commodities within the prescribed time span in order to ensure a safer rail environment and raised productivity levels. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Shunt rail vehicles - NQF level 2 

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 (might or might not include overhead traction);
  • within a specified operational time span;
  • when a train consists of different commodities;(simulation or on-the-job)
  • when a train consists of different truck types;(simulation or on-the-job)
  • using appropriate planning and communication skills;
  • adhering to the principals of POSMOR

    This standard refers to the following commodities:
  • Passengers
  • Commuters
  • Goods (various commodities)
  • Hazardous and non-hazardous 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify rolling stock types by means of profile codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Rolling stock types are identified correctly by means of profile codes 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify commodity types by means of symbolic signs/data sheets/colour-coding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Commodity types are identified correctly by means of symbolic signs/data sheets/colour-coding. (Hazardous material, explosives, etc). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Formulate train profile. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Train profile is formulated in accordance with service requirements:
  • Height, width and length
  • Marshalling instructions is adhered to. (Petrol and explosives not on the same train, separation trucks, etc). 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Execute movement in accordance with designated plan and within the required operational time frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Shunting movements are planned in accordance with operational requirements on works order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Shunting movements are executed in accordance with operational requirements and within the required time frame. (Set departure times of trains must be adhered to.) 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain how problems should be dealt with that occur during process of shunting/compiling trains. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Explain how problems should be dealt with that occur during the process of shunting/compiling trains, e.g. communication failure, derailments/overloaded wagons/wrong profiling 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Resolutions to problems that occur during the process of shunting/compiling trains are explained, e.g.
  • communication failure,
  • derailments
  • overloaded wagons
  • wrong profiling. 


  • 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. 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.
    5. Anyone assessing a learner against this standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant TRANSPORT SETA - ETQA.
    6. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this standard must be registered and accredited as a provider at SAQA.
    7. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA as prescribed. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A learner should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
    1. Truck code types (only relevant to the company or work environment).
    2. Company procedures relevant to compiling trains.
    3. ISO symbolic signs relevant to commodity types and the 9 classes of Hazardous
    Materials.
    4. The yard layout.
    5. Shunting procedures.
    6. POSMOR (Principals of safe movement on rail).
    7. Prescribed protocol for two-way communication (Special instructions for usage of walkie-
    talkie/train working rules for hand-signals and lamps).
    8. Special instructions applicable on various rolling stock types. (Special instructions). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems - Organise the logical movement of vehicles/sequence of movement and work within time constraints. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work in a team - Work together as a team in the safe movement of rolling stock. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and -manage themselves - Planning and managing the process of compiling a train within the required operational time frame. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Evaluate information - Critically evaluate instructions and situations in order to compile a train safely within the required operational time frame. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate - Use science and technology in effectively controlling movements of rolling stock by applying approved signalling and communication systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand inter-relatedness of systems - Understand that the operational environment includes a set of related systems and compile trains within a specific operating. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand societal development - Adhering to schedules to bring about effective service and the ability to identify and deal with hazardous material. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    ASSESSMENT PROCESS

    When conducting assessment, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    Each environment/situation will be different it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the context in which the assessment will take place. (Example: working with only goods or only passenger trains or commuter motor coach-sets)

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

    During formal training at the provider:
    1. Written tests
    2. Case studies.
    3. Simulation

    During on the job training:
    1. Oral test
    2. Observations
    3. Case studies.

    Integrated final on the job assessment:
    1. Observation
    2. Oral tests
    3. Case studies

    In the Rail Operations environment it will be more effective to assess a number of unit standards together and the assessor must evaluate each assessment request to determine the grouping of the standards for assessment.

    The assessment must integrate a number of different methods. (Example: Only one type of train (vacuum or air braked), one or more commodities, or a combination of different commodities and separation trucks between commodities. Planning of movements to compile a train. Dealing with problems that occur while compiling a train. (Communication failure/defects on trucks/accidents, etc). This will give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes and skills.

    The integrated assessment must take place in the environment where the learner will work independently on completion of final assessment.

    Learners can be assessed in their specific working environments and certification issued must be endorsed accordingly to reflect individual-specific competency, which relates to commodity and rolling stock types.

    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, inter alia:
    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 or awards.
    3. Previous assessment records.
    4. Journal (Logbook).

    VALUES

    In addition, the following values should be demonstrated:
  • Time consciousness
  • Safety consciousness
  • Flexibility
  • Dealing with people (respectful to people)
  • Initiative

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

    POSMOR - refer to ROTD 1 (Shunting of rail vehicles standard)

    Commodity can be regarded as freight or passengers.

    Definition: Rail Vehicles mean any coach, truck, van or other conveyance (excluding a push trolley) intended or designed for transport of passengers or freight on a railway line.
    Definition: Train means a locomotive or motor-powered vehicle at a standstill or passing over a running line or siding, or any vehicle(s) coupled to a locomotive or motor vehicle at a standstill or hauled or propelled over a running line or siding. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    2. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    3. Makwedeng Training 
    4. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    5. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng North 
    6. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng South 
    7. School of Rail Wentworth 
    8. School of Rail: Bellville 
    9. School of Rail: Bloemfontein 
    10. School of Rail: Esselenpark 
    11. School of Rail: Kimberly 
    12. School of Rail: Koedoespoort 
    13. School of Rail: Parkhill 
    14. School of Rail: Port Elizabeth 
    15. Staffing Logistics 



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