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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply knowledge of specific transport legislation to own transport operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262300  Apply knowledge of specific transport legislation to own 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 skills required to apply legislation and maintain compliance in a specific transport operation.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify and explain legislation pertaining to own transport operation.
  • Plan the implementation of contracts and service level agreements.
  • Maintain compliance in a specific transport operation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and explain legislation pertaining to own transport operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation relevant to a specific transport type is identified and described in terms of authorities, broad provisions and restrictions governing the transport operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Rail legislation includes but is not limited to: Train working rules.
  • Rail authorities include: Rail Regulator.

    OR
  • Pipeline legislation includes but is not limited to: Petroleum Product Act; Pipeline Act; National Key Point Act.
  • Pipeline authorities include: National Energy Regulator of SA (NERSA).

    OR
  • Maritime legislation includes but is not limited to: Merchant Shipping Act; International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS); Flag State Requirements; Fishing Code (SAMSA).
  • Maritime authorities include: South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA); International Maritime Organization (IMO).

    OR
  • Aerospace legislation includes but is not limited to: Civil Aviation Act.
  • Aerospace authorities include: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA); International Air Transport Association (IATA).

    OR
  • Road legislation includes but is not limited to: Road Traffic Act; Dangerous Goods Act; Postal Regulatory Act.
  • Road authorities include: Road Freight Association; Southern Africa Bus Operators Association (SABOA); SA Express Parcels Association.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation, regulations, codes and guidelines applicable to own transport operation are identified and described in terms of their specific provisions, implications and restrictions for the conduct of business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legislation relevant to all transport operations is identified and described in terms of its impact on, and implications for, a specific transport type. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes but is not limited to:
  • Environmental Act; ISO1400/2000; Occupational Health and Safety Act; Customs & Excise Act; South African Bureau of Standards (SANS) codes; Southern African Development Community (SADC) ; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES); International Trade Administration Act; South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF)- freight forwarding; Department of Transport - Transport Strategy.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan the implementation of contracts and service level agreements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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 operating environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions and obligations include:
  • Service level agreements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ultimate responsibility and accountability in contractual relationships within own operations is identified and located with reference to specific examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own scope of authority within contractual relationships is defined with reference to duties, responsibilities, authority, limitations and recourse. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Risks pertaining to a contract are identified, and counter actions developed consistent with sound risk management practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reports required by legislation are compiled, in accordance with company prescripts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain compliance in a specific transport operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Company policies and procedures are reviewed as scheduled in the quality management system in accordance with changes to legislation and/or regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The authority underpinning road transport regulations is identified and described in terms of its powers and scope affecting own transport operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Powers include but are not limited to:
  • Regulatory; licensing; educational.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own and company liability under law is identified and described with reference to the applicable legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Liability must include reference to:
  • CEO/Owners; safety officers; agents; 3rd parties.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own and company liability for a specific contract is identified and described with reference to the relevant clauses and/or applicable legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of compliance is explained with reference to the implications for the company and personal consequences. 


    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 IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • Understanding and applying legislation implies identifying and solving problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • Compliance will entail teamwork and cooperative effort in the workplace. 

  • 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 SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • Some aspects of compliance will be monitored by means of technology; capturing data and tracking trends implies use of technology. 

  • 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 
    Learners must complete this unit standard in respect of one of the following modes of transport:
  • Rail.
  • Road.
  • Pipeline.
  • Aerospace.
  • Maritime. 

  • 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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