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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Administer telegraph orders for safe movement on rail 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264373  Administer telegraph orders 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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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
14624  Administer telegraph orders for safe movement on rail  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to plan rail movement, complete and issue telegraph orders and conform to POSMOR and related train working rules in order to contribute to safe movement on rail.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Planning rail movement.
  • Making rail movement arrangements.
  • Authorising rail movement.
  • Communicating and recording train movement according to train working rules. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Utilise telegraph order system for safe movement on rail at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan rail movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rail movement information is gathered in terms of immediate operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes but is not limited to type of train, crossing of trains, passing of trains, timetables of commuter and freight trains.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rail movement running times are calculated in terms of the gathered information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rail movements are planned according to operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational requirements include but are not limited to run through, crossing and shunting.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Make rail movement arrangements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Train arrangements are made in conjunction with other role-players. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role-players include but are not limited to neighbouring station/s and Joint Operating Office.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Predictable Service concepts are incorporated into arrangements and planning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Train arrangements diagram is compiled in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Planned movements are communicated and agreed upon with neighbouring stations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information about movement is recorded in a train register in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Authorise rail movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Orders and warning advices are completed according to information on exchanged messages and train crossings arrangements diagram. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Completed orders and warning advices are compared with messages and train crossings arrangements diagram for correctness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Orders and warning advices are handed over to train personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Train in motion or stationary.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures under degraded mode are explained according to train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate and record train movement according to train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Train movements are updated in the train register in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Train arrivals/departures are communicated to neighbouring stations in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Confirmation of train's arrival at unattended place is recorded in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Train arrivals/departures from unattended places are communicated to neighbouring stations in accordance with organisational procedures. 


    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 
  • Principles and theory of the telegraph order system for the purpose of safe movement on rail under normal and abnormal circumstances.
  • POSMOR and related company specific rules relevant to the telegraph order system.
  • Relevant elements of OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993.
  • Protocol of two-way communications to facilitate safe movement on rail.
  • Planning principles:
    > Rule of road.
    > Station Working-Registers.
    > On/off duty.
    > Handing over book.
    > Handing over procedures.
    > Correspondence.
    > Documentation-works order.
    > Shunting trains/private sidings.
    > High-voltage keys. 

  • 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 telegraph order 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 telegraph order 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 telegraph order method of train control within own area of responsibility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about specific circumstances that warrant the introduction of telegraph order method of train control. 

    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 telegraph order system of train control. 

    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 14624, "Administer telegraph orders for safe movement on rail", Level 5, 10 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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