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

Administer wooden train staff system of train control for safe movement on rail 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14649  Administer wooden train staff system 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 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
264404  Administer wooden train staff system of train control for safe movement on rail  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to administer the Wooden Train Staff system of train control by planning rail movement, completing warning advices and will be able to conform to POSMOR and 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 
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
Utilise Wooden Train Staff system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because performance must be carried out:
  • under different weather conditions;
  • during day and night time;
  • in different sections on single lines;
  • within a specific time span to adhere to predictable service; and
  • under normal and abnormal circumstances.

    This standard includes
    Wooden Train Staff at the wrong end of the section

    This standard includes rules and procedures on token handling regarding -
  • train arrangement(s); and
    rearrangement(s). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan rail movement by gathering & communicating information regarding location and running of trains 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Rail movement information is gathered. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Rail movement running times are calculated and movements are planned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Rail movements are planned according to operational/traffic requirements on single lines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Planned movements are communicated and agreed upon with neighbouring stations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Information about movement is recorded in train register. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Rail movement is planned. (run through, crossing, shunting). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Make train arrangements in conjunction with other role-players 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Make train arrangements in conjunction with other role-players (neighbouring station(s), Joint Operating Office, etc.). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Train arrangements are made in conjunction with other role-players (neighbouring station(s), Joint Operating Office, etc.) according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Predictable Service concepts are introduced during arrangements and planning. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    When applicable, complete relevant advices to conform to train arrangements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Relevant advices are completed to conform to train arrangements and according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Issue token(s) with or without advice(s) to train personnel 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Correct Wooden Train Staff is obtained for train movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Specific Wooden Train Staff ticket is correctly completed for rail movement 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Advice, if necessary, is correctly completed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Wooden Train Staff or Ticket is handed over to the train personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Record all train movements in the train register and communicate it with neighbouring station(s) 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Record all train movements in the train register and communicate it with neighbouring station(s) (when applicable) and train personnel. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All train movements are recorded in the train register according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All train movements are communicated with neighbouring station(s) according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All train movements are communicated to train personnel (when applicable) according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Comply with POSMOR and related train working rules 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Comply with POSMOR and related train working rules to perform safe movement on rail within Wooden Train Staff and Paper Ticket System. (Principles of save movement on rail) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. POSMOR are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within Wooden Train Staff and Paper Ticket System. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Related train working rules are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within Wooden Train Staff and Paper Ticket System. 


    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. 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.
    4. Anyone assessing a learner against this standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant TRANSPORT SETA - ETQA.
    5. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this standard must be registered and accredited as a provider at SAQA.
    6. 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 Wooden Train Staff system of train control for the purpose of safe movement on rail.
    2. POSMOR and company-specific rules related to the Wooden Train Staff system.
    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 
    Problem-solving
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to solve problems by reacting to abnormalities, i.e. rearrangements, tokens lost, etc. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to work together in a team for the safe movement of rail vehicles under normal and abnormal circumstances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and self-management
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to manage and organise themselves by adhering to and complying with company-specific train working rules in normal and abnormal circumstances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to critically evaluate and verify information recorded on Wooden Train Staff token(s) and warning advices in order to execute safe movement of rail vehicles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to communicate by means of token(s) and or warning advices and verbally under normal and abnormal circumstances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to understand that the operational environment includes a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 264404, which is " Administer wooden train staff system of train control for safe movement on rail ", Level 4, 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: When equipment, communication and train movements are normal the integrated assessment will be based on normal working. 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: Token in this standard can be a wooden staff or a paper ticket of a particular colour for a specific section.
    Definition: Abnormal circumstances in this standard mean train failures, communication failures and lost tokens. 

  • 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.
     
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