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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Utilise radio order system of train control 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264396  Utilise radio order system of train control 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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
14668  Utilise the radio train order system of train control for safe movement on rail  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to utilise the Radio Order system of train control by receiving, identifying, verifying and reacting to tokens and will be able to conform to POSMOR and related organisational standards and procedures in a specific railway environment and contribute to safe movement on rail.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Demonstrating an elementary understanding of the radio order system.
  • Communicating radio train order information.
  • Adhering to the en-route procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • 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 
    Demonstrate an elementary understanding of the radio order system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Radio order system components are described in terms of their purpose and utilisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Radio train order degrade and amendments are explained in terms of their cause or origin. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The radio train order system is tested for functionality in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Communicate radio train order information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Radio communication is accessed to exchange radio train order information in accordance with radio operating instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The radio train control information is transcribed in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The transcribed radio train order information is verified with the originator in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adhere to the en-route procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    En route includes departure and arrival procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Crossing procedures at order station(s) are complied with in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Crossing procedures include but are not limited to crossing of trains, admittance, departure and arrival procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Train positions are communicated in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Radio train order cancellations and amendments are reported in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 


    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 
  • POSMOR and company-specific rules related to the Radio Train Order system.
  • Protocol of two-way 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 implementing radio 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 radio 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 radio 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 the radio 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 radio 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 14668, "Utilise the radio train order system of train control for safe movement on rail", Level 3, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49795   National Certificate: Rail Construction and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  66709   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  61849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Train Driving  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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