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

Interface with trains during the working of the tamping 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14648  Interface with trains during the working of the tamping 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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
264242  Co-ordinate operations of the heavy tamping machine  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to comply with the instructions for the working of the Tamping Machine on a railway line and to contribute to safe movement on rail. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
SINGLE LINES 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 - NQF level 5
Control rail movement by operating colour light signals - NQF level 5 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The level assigned to this standard is appropriate because performance must be carried out:
  • under different weather conditions,
  • during day time,
  • within a specific time span to minimise delays,
  • according to the applicable train control system (normal and abnormal)
  • during communication failure (e.g. between train control office and the person in charge of the tamping machine).

    This standard excludes:
  • working during total occupation
  • protection of Tamping Machine 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Comply with the instructions regarding the notice for the working of the Tamping Machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The notice concerning the working of the Tamping Machine is received and acknowledged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The arrangements for the working of the Tamping Machine are noted and complied with. (Date, time, kilometres, communication method, protection and alternative train arrangements, if necessary) 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conform to the despatching procedures of the Tamping Machine on the relevant train control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The request for the despatch of the Tamping Machine according to the specific system of train control is placed/executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Despatching arrangements of the Tamping Machine are confirmed with neighbouring stations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The departure procedures of the Tamping Machine on the relevant train control system are complied with. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conform to the arrival and protection procedures of the Tamping Machine. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Conform to the arrival and protection procedures of the Tamping Machine at the workplace on the relevant train control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The arrival and protection procedures of the Tamping Machine at the workplace on the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The arrival and protection reporting procedures of the Tamping Machine at the workplace are conformed to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The relevant arrival and protection information is recorded in the train register. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conform to the despatching procedures of trains during the working hours of the Tamping Machine. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Conform to the despatching procedures of trains during the working hours of the Tamping Machine on the relevant train control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The despatching procedures of trains during the working hours of the Tamping Machine on the relevant train control system are conformed to according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conform to the departure procedures of the Tamping Machine from the workplace. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Conform to the departure procedures of the Tamping Machine from the workplace on the relevant train control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The departure procedures of the Tamping Machine to the workplace on the relevant train control system are conformed to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The change of workplace procedures for the Tamping Machine on the relevant train control system is conformed to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The departure procedures of the Tamping Machine from the workplace on the relevant train control system are conformed to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Comply with POSMOR and related train working rules to perform safe movement on rail. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Comply with POSMOR and related train working rules to perform safe movement on rail within the interface of the Tamping Machine. (Principles of save movement on rail) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. POSMOR and related train working rules are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within the interface of the Tamping Machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Related train working rules are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within the interface of the Tamping Machine. 


    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 the working of the Tamping Machine for the purpose of safe movement on rail.
    2. POSMOR and specific company rules related to the Tamping Machine.
    3. Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993.
    4. Protocol of two-way 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 evaluate information received on notices and warning advices to execute safe movement on rail.

    Problem-solving

    Learners have acquired the generic ability to solve problems by adapting to changes in the normal working method. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to work together in a team during normal and abnormal circumstances and changes during the working of the Tamping Machine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to adhere to and comply with company- specific train working rules during the working of the Tamping Machine 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 communicating relevant information during the working of the Tamping Machine. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 264242, which is "Co-ordinate operations of the heavy tamping machine", Level 4, 3 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 special notice for the working of the Tamping Machine must be available and the special instructions in the notice must be adhered to, the correct procedures for despatching of the Tamping Machine, the despatching of trains into the section where the Tamping Machine is working as well as the warning method to train drivers must be adhered to. Requests from the Tamping Machine staff to proceed to another workplace or to exit the section must be handled correctly according to the relevant instructions for that specific section. The abnormal working assessment will then be based on a case study (simulation) or when the abnormal working is in operation during the assessment period, the normal working assessment will be a case study (simulation). 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:

    Definition: Tamping Machine - means a heavy ballast tamping machine, crib excavator, crib compactor, ballast profiling machine or sleeper removal and insertion machine. 

  • 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: 
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