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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Meet the requirements of being a safe driver to obtain a valid driving licence for a motor vehicle 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243666  Meet the requirements of being a safe driver to obtain a valid driving licence for a motor vehicle 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  22 
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 be ensured of driving competence with the required skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard and obtain their driver's licence. Learners who achieve this unit standard will demonstrate attitudes related to road users to reduce driving risks and maintain safety on the roads, drive a light motor vehicle in accordance with defensive driving and legal requirements, and demonstrate techniques and procedures to improve driving skills.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate attitudes related to drivers to reduce driving risks and maintain safety on the roads.
  • Demonstrate techniques to improve driving skills and apply the system of vehicle control.
  • Drive a motor vehicle in accordance with the system of vehicle control requirements with specific reference to the applicable K53 tests.

    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 NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • The qualification design is based on the assumption that learners have already attained NOF Level 1 Mathematic Literacy and Communication and Language competence. In addition, the learner should already have a learner's licence to drive a motor vehicle.
  • Applicants shall adhere and meet the legal requirements of the regulations stated in the National Road Traffic Act No 93 of 1996, chapter 4 "Fitness of driver". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard:
  • Safe driving practice includes but is not limited to all road signs, markings and signals, legal requirements and positive attitude.
  • Assessment of the learner shall be conducted in compliance with National Road Traffic Act No 93 of 1996.
  • The terms driving, operating and riding are used as synonyms where applicable.
  • The terms vehicle can refer to category of vehicle being motor cycle, light motor vehicle, heavy motor vehicle where applicable.
  • The term road refers to any public road.
  • The learner must meet the prescribed legal requirements.
  • Learner driver's licence for motor vehicles.
  • The credentialing certificate must stipulate the following aspects regarding the learner's assessment: vehicle restrictions, driver restrictions and licence code. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate attitudes related to drivers to reduce driving risks and maintain safety on the roads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors that influence hazards and dangers are identified, shown and described for appropriate driver action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The safe driving of a motor vehicle is defined and demonstrated by utilising clear space driving and ensuring that the space around the vehicle remains safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct speed for traffic conditions are explained and demonstrated by describing the factors influencing vehicle movements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The driver is able to demonstrate knowledge of different techniques of observation and apply this knowledge to own driving. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The driver is able to explain the effects of alcohol consumption, drug usage and fatigue on the driving ability of drivers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The advantages of wearing seat belts are described and the driver is able to demonstrate the use of the child restraint apparatus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Road and traffic situations are simulated and escape routes are identified to maintain safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate techniques to improve driving skills and apply the system of vehicle control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The factors involved in driving on a freeway and the procedures to follow upon entering and exiting a freeway are explained, described and demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The driver is able to indicate, describe and demonstrate how to change lanes and when it is safe to do so. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An understanding of visibility, position and placement of vehicles on the road at night and the hazards of night driving are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The driver will be able to describe an awareness of the danger of driving in wet weather and demonstrate how to drive safely in unfavourable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The driver will be able to explain vehicle emergencies and identify proper and prompt reaction to crashes and emergencies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Drive a motor vehicle in accordance with the system of vehicle control requirements with specific reference to the applicable K53 tests. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Applicable tests include K53 Volume 1 motor vehicle, K53 Volume 2 heavy motor vehicles, K53 Volume 3 motor cycles, K53 Volume 4 light motor vehicle combinations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vehicle components are inspected in a systematic way in order to comply with the National Road Traffic Act No 93 of 1996 as amended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The pre-trip inspection is recorded and in accordance with test requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection includes the exterior and interior of the vehicle.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All defects are identified accurately, comprehensively and timeously, so that the necessary actions to rectify defects are initiated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The driver is able to apply the system of vehicle control for specific categories of vehicle as identified in respect of the yard and road tests as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The motor vehicle is driven in accordance with the legal requirements to achieve a valid driving licence. 


    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:
  • Vehicle components location, characteristics and functionality including relevant vehicle components include the electrical system, cooling system, lubrication system, fuel, clutch, gearbox, differential lock, brake system, tyres, and cab instruments and warning devices.
  • Road signs, markings and signals.
  • Relevant government department.
  • Constituencies, roleplayers, counter-parts, stakeholders and their relation to driver licence testing centre.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Procedures for and reporting of emergencies.
  • Operational rationale for vehicle inspections.
  • Purpose of relevant government departments.
  • Procedures to follow and requirements for application of learner drivers licence.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Formats of testing processes and learning content.
  • Application procedure.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Restrictions and limitations as applicable to different codes.
  • Effects of psychological responses, physiological condition and medical substances on driving performance.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • Categories of vehicles.
  • Codes of licence.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Application procedures.
  • Appeals procedure.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • National Road Traffic Act No 93 of 1996 pertaining to the operating of a vehicle.
  • Medical requirements.
  • Age restrictions.
  • Validity of time period for learner drivers licence.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Principles of safe driving.
  • Principles of the system of vehicle control.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The inter-relationship between road users.
  • Road sense and attitude and its impact on safe road usage.
  • Causes and effects that lead to road rage. 

  • 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:
  • Reflecting on how road traffic signs, markings and signals are used for safe driving practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Relating as a roleplayer in a broader road traffic environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Making an application in the prescribed manner.
  • Preparing for testing.
  • Organising own learning process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Road traffic markings, signals.
  • Different controls of the vehicle and its uses. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Explaining specific rules of the road.
  • Explaining road traffic markings, signs and signals.
  • Explaining driver responsibilities and duties in operating a vehicle. 

  • 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:
  • Demonstrating road sense and attitudes. 

  • 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:

    Driving licence testing centre: registered and graded as prescribed in the National Road Traffic Act:
  • Code 1 learner driving licence for motor cycles refers to the category A1 and A as prescribed in relevant regulations.
  • Code 2 learner driving licence for light motor vehicles refers to category B and EB as prescribed in relevant regulations.
  • Code 3 refers to learner driving licence for heavy motor vehicles refers to category C1, C, EC1 and EC as prescribed in relevant regulations. 

  • 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 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. AAH Skills and Development 
    2. Africa Skills Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Agisanang SA Training 
    4. Algoa Bus Company 
    5. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    6. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    7. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
    8. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    9. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
    10. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    11. Dees Driver Training Centre 
    12. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    13. DJ Bosman Transport Pty Ltd 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. EDU - FLEET 
    16. Elite Chauffeur Services 
    17. Gerotek Test Facilities 
    18. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    19. Inkqubela Consultants 
    20. Innovative Shared Services 
    21. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    22. Kempston Driving Academy 
    23. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    24. Learncorp 
    25. Licence Wise 
    26. Makwedeng Training 
    27. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    28. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    29. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
    30. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    31. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    32. PUTCO Limited 
    33. Safe and Eco Driving (Pty) Ltd 
    34. SN Pool Transport 
    35. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
    36. Staffing Logistics 
    37. Tasa Training Services cc 
    38. THABO Training and Services 
    39. Thembalethu Development 
    40. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Training Force 
    42. Wheelman S A 



    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.