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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256518  Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Traffic,Traffic-Related,L.Government Law Enfor 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
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
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116141  Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is to ensure that learners are capable of identifying vehicle fitness status and taking suitable action at the roadside if and when required.

Application of the competencies attained in this unit standard contributes towards the prevention of accidents and reduction of road maintenance cost. Vehicles that do not conform to the National Road Traffic Act constitute a serious hazard to all road users. In addition to increasing the possibility of death and injury on the country's roads which is very costly for the state, un-roadworthy vehicles damage the road infrastructure and this creates an extra burden on the economy. Competent vehicle fitness examination at the roadside assists in minimising traffic-related costs thereby improving the South African economy.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Stop vehicles at the roadside.
  • Inspect vehicles.
  • Implement procedures applicable to offenders.
  • Assist drivers back onto the road. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The Unit Standard "Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative framework for road traffic law enforcement" at NQF Level 4.
  • The Unit Standard "Apply knowledge of road traffic legislation pertaining to traffic officers", road users and vehicles" at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The competence attained through this unit standard relates to applying all methods for stopping vehicles in accordance with standard operating procedures and relevant legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Stop vehicles at the roadside. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stopping areas are identified in accordance with legislation and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicles to be stopped are identified according to identification criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified vehicles are directed into the identified stopping area safely and in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Professional and ethical standards and conduct are applied when dealing with the occupants of the stopped vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-cooperative drivers and occupants are managed according to the law and standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Management may include but is not limited to tactical pursuit, stop and approaches.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reason for stopping the vehicle and the procedure for inspecting the vehicle is communicated with the driver in a professional manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicle documentation is inspected for validity and in accordance with the applicable legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vehicle details are cross-checked with relevant law enforcement bodies so as to ensure validity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vehicles are systematically inspected to ensure roadworthiness compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement procedures applicable to offenders. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Procedures refer to written notices and arrests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The offence and its implication/s for the driver are explained so as to ensure understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All information is obtained regarding the alleged offence in order to strengthen the case for prosecution. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication with offenders is conducted in a professional manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The notice is issued and administrated according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist drivers back onto the road. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Road traffic is monitored to determine the most appropriate time for the vehicle's re-entry into traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The vehicle is re-directed safely onto to road. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Records are updated for road safety and administrative purposes. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The relevant sections to the National Road Traffic Act.
  • Criminal Procedures Act.
  • Standard operating procedures.
  • Tactical pursuit (stop and approach).
  • Systematic inspection of vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Dealing with adverse reactions from uncooperative drivers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The identification and setting-up of safe stopping areas.
  • Elicit additional information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Directing vehicles.
  • Inspecting vehicles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Response to non-cooperative vehicles/drivers.
  • The issuing of fines/summonses/notification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when:
  • Obtaining correct information from drivers.
  • Informing offenders about the fine/summons/notification and its implications.
  • Dealing with driver queries. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 116141, "Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside", Level 4, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN POLICE : FIREARM SERVICES 
    2. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS 
    3. Josmap Training Institute 
    4. Mangaung Traffic Training College 
    5. PORT ELIZABETH TRAFFIC COLLEGE 
    6. Training at Work (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 
    8. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



    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.