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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate safe behaviour as a road user 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243664  Demonstrate safe behaviour as a road user 
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 1  NQF Level 01  10 
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 
Learners will learn of roads safety with the required skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. Learners who achieve this unit standard will identify, explain, demonstrate, describe and apply an understanding of roads safety as a pedestrian, passenger or cyclist.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Identify and describe a safe road user environment.
  • Demonstrate safe pedestrian, passenger and cycling behaviour.
  • Describe community road safety and how to provide help to other road users in need of assistance.

    The achievement of this unit standard contributes to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Professional Driving at Level 3 and related qualifications. It further contributes to the professional development of learners within the road users environment and provides further mobility and portability within the field of Transport to improve road safety. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at ABET Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Road user includes but is not limited to pedestrian, passenger or cyclist.

    The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • Road safety practice includes but is not limited to all road signs, markings and signals, legal requirements and positive attitude.
  • The terms driving, operating and riding are used as synonyms where appropriate.
  • The terms vehicle can refer to category of vehicle being motor cycle, light motor vehicle, heavy motor vehicle where appropriate.
  • The term road refers to any public road as defined by the National Road Traffic Act.
  • The learner must meet the prescribed legal requirements such as medical and physical readiness. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe a safe environment for the road user. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The modes of road transport are identified in accordance with its impact on specific dangers and hazardous situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The traffic facilities created for specific vehicles and persons are identified in accordance with applicable road traffic rules, signs and markings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Road safety knowledge and awareness are applied to identified and assessed potentially dangerous areas and routes to be travelled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The legal requirements and duties of a passenger, pedestrian and/or cyclist are described in relation to emergencies and in accordance National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996 as amended. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergencies include but are not limited to hi-jacking, medical, break-down, accident.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The aspects of a positive attitude are described in relation to its contribution to road safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Positive attitude includes but is not limited to courtesy, confidence, respect, awareness of others.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate safe pedestrian, passenger and/or cycling behaviour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of traffic and sections of the road are understood and identified for appropriate safe road usage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Distractions are identified in terms of causes and effects on general road usage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Distractions include but are not limited to use of cell phones, eating, applying make-up, dealing with children.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe and unsafe behaviour are described in terms of its impact on safe road usage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ways in which a person's state of mind impacts on safe road usage is explained to reflect an understanding of road aggression. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe community road safety and how to provide help to other road users in need of assistance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for community involvement in road safety is described in terms of methods for involvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements of road users are identified and described in accordance with specific need. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Needs include but are not limited to the physically challenged, high volume of pedestrians, people who can help to cross the road.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The types of road side assistance are described in accordance with emergencies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ways in which leisure activities are practiced on or near roads are described to reflect its impact on safe road usage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Leisure activities include quad biking, roller-blading, talking, playing, cycling, jogging, skate-boarding.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning in accordance with the relevant legislation.

    The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification as prescribed in the relevant legislation and be a subject matter expert in this learning area and/or at least have 3 years experience in the skills specific area.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification:
    > Internal moderation.
    > External moderation.
    > An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
    > Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, functions and locations of:
  • Road signs, markings and signals.
  • Relevant government department.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Procedures for and reporting of emergencies.
  • Purpose of relevant government departments.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Positive behaviour and attitude.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Restrictions and limitations.
  • Effects of psychological responses, physiological condition and medical substances on road safety.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • Safety on the road environment.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Safe pedestrian, passenger and/or cycling behaviour.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Legal requirements and duties of a passenger, pedestrian and/or cyclist.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Legal requirements and duties of a passenger, pedestrian and/or cyclist.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The inter-relationship between road users.
  • Road sense and attitude and its impact on safe road usage.
  • Leisure activities practiced on or near roads. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Describing safe and unsafe behaviour in terms of its impact on safe road usage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The practice of leisure activities on or near roads. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Describing the need for community involvement in road safety in terms of methods for involvement. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The ways in which a person's state of mind impacts on safe road usage is explained to reflect an understanding of road aggression. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Identifying distractions in terms of causes and effects on general road usage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Interaction with the road traffic environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Describing the aspects of a positive attitude in relation to its contribution to road safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented.
    Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed.
  • Provision needs to be made for learners with special needs.
  • The assessment that is completed at the driving licence testing centre must be completed in accordance with prescribed legal requirements.

    Definitions:
  • Community road safety: scholar patrols, community forums, awareness and education programmes and projects. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    2. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    3. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    4. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    5. Makwedeng Training 
    6. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    7. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    8. Staffing Logistics 
    9. Training Force 



    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.