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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Administer pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264340  Administer pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Rail and Pipeline 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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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
14644  Administer and manage pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to administer and manage Pilot Working when normal train control systems are suspended due to abnormal circumstances that occur and will be able to conform to related train working rules in a specific railway environment and contribute to safe movement on rail.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Planning pilot working.
  • Introducing pilot working.
  • Implementing pilot working.
  • Communicating relevant information continually.
  • Terminating pilot working. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan pilot working. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for the introduction of pilot working are explained in terms of the circumstances for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information concerning the immediate abnormal circumstances is gathered according to the relevant train working rules. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes but is not limited to communication failure, accidents, obstructions, washaways, suspension of train control system and other abnormal conditions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information concerning the immediate abnormal circumstances is verified according to the degraded mode. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information concerning the immediate abnormal circumstances is recorded and communicated according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Introduce pilot working. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role and actions of the pilotman is explained in pilot working. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pilotman's duties include but are not limited to pre-pilot working, during pilot working and post-pilot working.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A Pilotman is appointed according to organizational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pilot working forms are completed according to train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement pilot working. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Authorisation to despatch a train is confirmed in accordance with train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Despatching procedures are performed in accordance with train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    En route procedures are performed in accordance with train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures for changing staff during pilot working are explained in accordance with train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Destination arrival procedures are performed in accordance with train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate relevant information continually. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant information is communicated with all role-players according to company-specific procedures and requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Roleplayers include but are not limited to operating office, neighbouring stations and pilot-man.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant information is recorded in train register according to company-specific procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A detailed written report on the occurrence is compiled according to organizational standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Terminate pilot working. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reasons for the cancellation of pilot working are explained in terms of the circumstances of implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-cancellation procedures are performed according to train working rules. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include but are not limited to collect forms, communicate with roleplayers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cancellation procedures are performed according to train working rules. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include but are not limited to:
  • Submit forms and equipment, communicate with roleplayers.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Pilot Working for the purpose of safe movement on rail related to either single or double lines.
  • Specific company rules related to Pilot Working.
  • Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993.
  • Protocol of communications to facilitate safe movement on rail. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to planning and implementing pilot working method of train control in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a railway team to introduce, implement and terminate pilot working method of train control. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure safety of self, personnel, equipment and infrastructure during pilot working within own area of responsibility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about specific circumstances that warrant the introduction of pilot working. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all role-players prior to, during and post pilot working on single and double rail lines. 

    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 14644, "Administer and manage pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail", Level 5, 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  66669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Rail Operations (Train Control)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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