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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply elementary modelling techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244247  Apply elementary modelling techniques 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
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 
This unit standard will enable learners to apply elementary modelling techniques in the transport planning field. This unit standard will benefit learners within the transport planning sector and contributes to professionalism within transport planning processes and systems.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Apply a basic trip generation modelling technique.
  • Apply a basic trip distribution modelling technique.
  • Apply a basic mode choice modelling technique.
  • Apply a basic trip assignment modelling technique.
  • Apply a basic operational cost modelling technique. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • "Demonstrate a basic knowledge of components of transport systems", NQF Level 5.
  • "Collect, evaluate, analyse and communicate data for transport planning", NQF Level 6. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply a basic trip generation modelling technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The typical variables contained in trip generation models are discussed within the constraints of data availability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Typical variables include but not limited to population, employment, income, car ownership.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternative methods of trip generation modelling are described in order to inform the selection of the appropriate method. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative methods include but not limited to trip rate tables, regression models, category analysis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A category analysis method is applied in order to estimate the trip productions and attractions in a simple modelling situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role that trip generation modelling plays within broader modelling processes is explained in order to show linkages and inter-relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply a basic trip distribution modelling technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The typical variables contained in trip distribution models are discussed within the constraints of data availability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Typical variables include but not limited to zonal attractiveness, trip distance and cost.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternative methods of trip distribution modelling are described in order to inform the selection of the appropriate method. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative methods include but not limited to intervening opportunities, growth factor and gravity models.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A gravity model is applied in order to estimate the origin-destination table in a simple modelling situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role that trip distribution modelling plays within broader modelling processes is explained in order to show linkages and inter-relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply a basic mode choice modelling technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The typical variables contained in mode choice models are discussed within the constraints of data availability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Typical variables include but not limited to speed, cost, comfort, safety, individual characteristics.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternative methods of mode choice modelling are described in order to inform the selection of the appropriate method. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative methods include but not limited to diversion curves, logit models, simple proportions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A mode choice model is applied in order to estimate the ridership of different travel modes in a simple modelling situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role that mode choice modelling plays within broader modelling processes is explained in order to show linkages and inter-relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply a basic trip assignment modelling technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The typical variables contained in trip assignment models are discussed within the constraints of data availability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Typical variables include but not limited travel time, travel cost.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternative methods of trip assignment modelling are described in order to inform the selection of the appropriate method. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alternative methods include but not limited to all-or-nothing, equilibrium-based congested assignment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An all-or-nothing assignment model is applied in order to estimate the travel volumes and speeds on links in a simple modelling situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role that trip assignment modelling plays within broader modelling processes is explained in order to show linkages and inter-relationships. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply a basic operational cost modelling technique. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The typical variables contained in operational cost models are discussed within the constraints of data availability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Typical variables include but not limited to vehicle capital costs, vehicle running costs, overhead costs, route lengths and speeds, service frequencies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A simple cost allocation method is to estimate the operational costs of a transport service is described in order to inform the modelling of supply conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A simple cost allocation method is applied in order to estimate the costs of a simple public transport service in a simple modelling situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role that operational cost modelling plays within broader modelling processes is explained in order to show linkages and inter-relationships. 


    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.
  • The assessor will be accredited, have the competence of this unit standard and be a subject matter expert in this learning area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Alternative methods and selection of the appropriate method.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Selected modelling techniques and results obtained.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Trip generation modelling techniques.
  • Trip distribution modelling techniques.
  • Mode choice modelling techniques.
  • Trip assignment modelling techniques.
  • Operational cost modelling techniques.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Planning regulations.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Elementary statistics.
  • Modelling principles.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The role that each modelling step plays within broader modelling processes. 

  • 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:
  • Appropriate modelling technique is selected. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Communication with peers and give feedback. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Apply modelling steps in correct sequence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Use and application of relevant analysis and modelling methods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Using the correct statistical and mathematical presentations. 

  • 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:
  • Clarifying the purpose of modelling within the context of transport planning processes.
  • Clarify the purpose of communicating results and findings to stakeholders and understanding the importance to feedback within the transport system. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  63711   Bachelor of Geographical Information Science (GISc)  Level 7  NQF Level 07  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30   


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