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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of key transport related legislation and its implications for transport operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262261  Demonstrate an understanding of key transport related legislation and its implications for transport operations 
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 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 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 be useful for people who are required to facilitate transport operations within a framework of company specific policies, processes and procedures. They facilitate the movement of freight, including goods, passengers or livestock, from origin to destination in terms of stakeholder requirements. Facilitating transport operations include the carriage of freight and passengers into, through and out of organisations and their distribution channels.

This unit standard will recognise the essential knowledge and ability required to identify the implications of transport legislation for own operations, and ensure compliance in own practice.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of transport related information.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the legal framework underpinning contracts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of liability and the law. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communications at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of transport related information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation relevant to all transport operations is identified and described in terms of broad provisions and restrictions governing transport operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to:
  • Environmental Act, Customs and Excise Act, 1964 (Act No 91 of 1964) as amended, South African National Standard (SANS) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (), International Trade Administration Act, 2002 (Act No 71 of 2002) as amended, SA Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation relevant to road transport is identified and described in terms of authorities, associations, broad provisions, and restrictions governing road transport operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to:
  • National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No 93 of 1996) as amended, Postal Services Act, 1998 (Act No 124 of 1998) as amended.

    Authorities and associations include:
  • Road Freight Association, SA Bus Operators Association (SABOA), SA Express Parcels Association, SA National Taxi Association.

    Authorities include:
  • National Energy Regulator of SA (NERSA).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legislation relevant to rail transport is identified and described in terms of authorities, broad provisions and restrictions governing rail transport operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to:

    Train working rules Authorities include:
  • Railway Safety Regulator.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legislation relevant to maritime transport is identified and described in terms of authorities, broad provisions and restrictions governing maritime operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to:
  • Merchant Shipping Act, 1951 (Act no. 57 of 1951) as amended, International Safety of Life at Sea Agreement (SOLAS), Flag State Requirements, South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Fishing Code.

    Authorities include:
  • South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legislation relevant to aerospace transport is identified and described in terms authorities, of broad provisions and restrictions governing aerospace operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to:
  • Aviation Act, 1962 (Act No 74 Of 1962) as amended.

    Authorities include:
  • Civil Aviation Authority, International Air Transport Association.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Legislation relevant to pipeline transport is identified and described in terms of authorities, broad provisions and restrictions governing pipeline operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to:
  • Petroleum Products Act, 1977 (Act 120 of 1977) as amended, Petroleum Pipelines Act, 2003 (Act No 60 of 2003) as amended, National Key Point Act, 1980 (Act No. 102 of 1980).
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of the legal framework underpinning contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of contracts are identified and defined in terms of the minimum conditions for binding contracts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types include:
  • Written, verbal.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concepts of conditions and obligations in contracts are explained, in accordance with accepted legal understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ultimate responsibility and accountability in contractual relationships is identified and explained with reference to examples from own operating environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conditions and obligations in contracts from own operating environment are identified and described in terms of specific actions, performance requirements and liabilities as they apply to own duties and responsibilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions and obligations include:
  • Service level agreements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Scope of authority within contractual relationships is defined with reference to powers, limitations and recourse. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate understanding of liability and the law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship and differences between legislation, regulations and guidelines and/or codes of practice is explained in accordance with generally accepted legal understanding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The authority underpinning regulations is identified in terms of its powers and scope affecting own transport practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Governing bodies for transport modes are identified and described with reference to their origin, role and authority as derived from legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role includes but is not limited to:
  • Regulatory, licensing, educational.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of regulations is defined with respect to implications for own operating environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The definition must be supported by valid examples of policies and procedures drawn from own work experience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Own and company liability under law is identified and described with reference to the applicable legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The description distinguishes the difference between personal and company liability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Liability must include reference to:
  • Chief Executive Officers/Owners, safety officers, agents, 3rd parties.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • Organisation will be key: The job is about organising and coordinating, in line with legislative requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note:
  • Central to the standard: Understanding requirements for compliance as stipulated in legislation and applying this to the work context. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note:
  • Oral and written communication of information, and providing feedback to people on their compliance is critical. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note:
  • Central to the standard: Seeing own operations against the context of transport legislation. 

  • 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  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


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