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

Utilise track warrant system of train control for safe movement on rail 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14671  Utilise track warrant 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 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  2009-06-17  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
264294  Utilise track warrant system of train control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to utilise the Track Warrant system of train control by receiving, identifying, verifying and reacting to tokens 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 
Utilise telegraph order system for safe movement on rail - NQF level 3 

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 sections on single lines;
  • within a specific time span to adhere to predictable service; and
  • under normal and abnormal circumstances.

    This standard is based on absolute train working.
    This standard excludes:
  • the administering of the Track Warrant system of train control 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Complete and verify tokens for the Track Warrant system of train control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Radio is operated according instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The train token is fully completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The train token is verified (train number, section(s), etc). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Adhere to specific instructions on the token of Track Warrant system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The specific instructions on the token are repeated and confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The specific instructions on the token are adhered to (proceed to destination). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Radio is switched on always. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Comply with specific crossing procedures at order station(s) and inter-siding(s). 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Comply with specific crossing procedures at order station(s) and inter-siding(s) on Track Warrant system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The specific crossing procedures at order station(s) and are complied with (to cross trains, admittance/departure procedures). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Comply with reporting procedures of train positions and cancellation of tokens. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Comply with reporting procedures of train positions and cancellation of tokens on Track Warrant system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The movement reporting procedures of train positions are complied with. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The reporting procedures of token cancellations are complied with. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Comply with POSMOR and related instructions to perform safe movement on rail. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    POSMOR - Principles of save movement on rail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. POSMOR are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within Track Warrant system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Related train working rules are complied with to perform safe movement on rail within Track Warrant 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. 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 Track Warrant system for the purpose of safe movement on rail under normal and abnormal circumstances.
    2. POSMOR and company-specific rules related to the Radio Train Order system.
    3. Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 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 of trains, 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 arranging train movement at crossing places during communication (radio and/or computer) failures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to critically analyse, evaluate and verify information received by the Track Warrant system to execute safe movement of rail vehicles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to communicate verbally under normal and abnormal circumstances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of Science and Technology
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to use radio communication and a computer for the safe movement of rail vehicles. 

    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 264294, which is "Utilise track warrant system of train control", 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

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Definition : Absolute working: One train only may occupy a defined section i.e. crossing place to crossing place and kilometre point to kilometre point.
    Definition : Defined section: is the section between the starting and destination points irrespective of intermediate crossing places.
    Definition : Abnormal circumstances in this standard mean locomotive failures, equipment failures, train derailments, washaways, obstructions, accidents, re-arrangements of train arrangements as described in the train working rules applicable to the Track Warrant system. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49795   National Certificate: Rail Construction and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  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 


    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 South 
    2. School of Rail: Esselenpark 
    3. School of Rail: Kimberly 
    4. School of Rail: Parkhill 
    5. School of Rail: Port Elizabeth 



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