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

Administer and manage pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14644  Administer and manage pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-09-05  2009-06-17  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-06-17   2013-06-17  

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
264340  Administer pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to administer and manage Pilot Working when normal train control systems are suspended due to abnormal circumstances that occur and will be able to conform to related train working rules in a specific railway environment and contribute to safe movement on rail. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
SINGLE LINE ENVIRONMENT
Control rail movement by operating semaphore signals/indicators on single lines - NQF level 5
Administer telegraph orders for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5
Administer van Schoor system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5
Administer wooden train staff system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5
Administer radio train order system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5
Administer radio track warrant system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5

DOUBLE LINES/COLOUR LIGHTS ENVIRONMENT
Control rail movement by operating semaphore signals/indicators on double lines
Control rail movement by operating colour light signals 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
RANGE STATEMENTS:

The level assigned to this standard is appropriate because performance must be carried out:
  • under different weather conditions,
  • during day and night time,
  • within a specific time span to adhere to predictable service,
  • according to applicable train control systems on single/double lines
  • with or without communication with due regard to specific circumstances.

    This standard excludes:
  • the normal system of train control.
    This standard includes:
  • Accidents
  • Washaways
  • Obstruction
  • Assistance by rail
  • Maintenance
  • Occupation
  • Various failures - communication, instruments, locomotives, etc 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Gather, verify and record information concerning the immediate abnormal circumstances. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Gather, verify and record information concerning the immediate abnormal circumstances (accidents, obstructions, washaways, suspension of train control system and other abnormal conditions) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Information is gathered concerning the immediate abnormal circumstances (accidents, obstructions, washaways suspension of train control system and other abnormal conditions) according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information is verified concerning the immediate abnormal circumstances (accidents, obstructions, washaways suspension of train control system and other abnormal conditions) according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Information is recorded concerning the immediate abnormal circumstances (accidents, obstructions, washaways suspension of train control system and other abnormal conditions) according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan alternative train movements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Alternative train movements are planned according to immediate requirements and to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Introduce Pilot Working according to the relevant train working methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pilot Working section is determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Pilot-man is appointed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pilot Working is introduced according to immediate requirements and the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Handing over procedures are conducted when Pilot-man is relieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Handing over procedures are conducted when Train Control Officer is relieved 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate relevant information continually with all role-players. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Communicate relevant information continually with all role-players (e.g. Operating office, neighbouring station(s), pilot-man, etc.) and record information in the train register 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relevant information is communicated continually with all role-players (E.g. Operating office, neighbouring stations, pilot-man, etc.) according to company-specific procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Information is recorded in train register according to company-specific procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Detailed written report on the occurrence is compiled. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Comply with POSMOR and related instructions to perform safe movement on rail. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Comply with POSMOR and related instructions to perform safe movement on rail during Pilot Working. (Principles of save movement on rail) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. POSMOR are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within Pilot Working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Related train working rules are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within Pilot Working procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Cancel Pilot Working and resume normal train control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assurance that the line is safe for rail movement is received from relevant role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Pilot Working and Pilot Working forms are cancelled according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Relevant role-players are informed that Pilot Working is cancelled according to each method of train control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    5. The normal method of train control is 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. 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 
    Learners can understand and explain the following in a rail environment:

    1. Principles and theory of Pilot Working for the purpose of safe movement on rail related to either single and/or double lines.
    2. Specific company rules related to Pilot Working.
    3. Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993.
    4. Protocol of communications to facilitate safe movement on rail. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Information evaluation

    Learners have acquired the generic ability to critically analyse, evaluate, verify and record information received during Pilot Working to execute safe movement of rail vehicles.

    Problem-solving
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to solve problems by reacting to abnormalities, i.e. rearrangements of trains, etc. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to work together in a team during the change-over from normal to abnormal circumstances and vice versa 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to plan and manage rail movements during Pilot Working for the safe movement of rail vehicles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to communicate continuously with all role players by utilising various communication media (written, verbal, radios, etc.). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to understand that the operational environment includes a set of related systems by utilising various communication equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 264340, which is "Administer pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail", Level 5, 5 credits.

    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.

    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: The introduction of Pilot Working, train operations during pilot working and the cancellation of pilot working must for the basis of the assessment. The train control system in operation will determine the procedures to be followed.) 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.

    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:
  • Safety consciousness
  • Decisiveness
  • Co-operation
  • Sense of urgency (within limits)
  • Judgement
  • Trustworthiness
  • Integrity
  • Sobriety
  • Quality consciousness
  • Assertiveness

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The administering and managing of Pilot Working include the following as an example:
    Reason for Pilot Working: Accidents, obstruction, rendering assistance, maintenance, occupation, failure of instruments and communication, suspension of normal train control system and record keeping.
    Introduction of Pilot Working: Appointment of Pilotman (includes his duties), documentation involved, determine Pilot Working section, various protection areas, securing of points, notify all necessary about Pilot Working (Tamping Machine staff, etc.)
    Operation of Pilot Working: Despatch trains, react to various signals that relate to Pilot Working environment, procedures at end of Pilot Working section, Block Posts, etc
    Cancellation of Pilot Working: Procedures according to train working rules - inform all role players, cancel documentation, complete reports, forward documentation to relevant offices and introduce the normal system of train control. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24498   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Train Control)  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-06-17  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng North 
    2. PRASA T/A Metrorail Gauteng South 



    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.