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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply advanced driving skills: offensive driving 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377220  Apply advanced driving skills: offensive driving 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Traffic 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
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
115311  Apply advanced driving skills / techniques in defensive and offensive situations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners in the safety in society environment to Apply advanced offensive driving skills.

Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Apply offensive driving skills when negotiating static hazards/dealing with vehicle damage.
  • Apply offensive driving skills in dynamic situations.
  • Demonstrate high speed turning skills. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Knowledge about traffic regulations.
  • Meet the requirements of being a safe driver to obtain a valid driving license for a motor vehicle.
  • Apply advanced defensive driving skills and techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to individuals who are required to perform advanced offensive driving under the following conditions:
  • Variable lighting and visibility conditions.
  • Front or rear wheel driven vehicles.
  • Code B class vehicles.
  • Different road conditions (wet and dry).
  • Different transmission systems. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply offensive driving skills when negotiating static hazards/dealing with vehicle damage. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Static hazards can be:
  • Adverse road/environmental conditions.
  • Kerbs and sidewalks.
  • Potholes and surface problems. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pavement Climbing is explained and demonstrated without loss of tyre pressure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Steering and braking control is demonstrated by bringing the vehicle to a standstill after a sudden onset of reduced visibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods for dealing with run flats are explained and demonstrated without compromising safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply offensive driving skills in dynamic situations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Dynamic situations refer to changing conditions or situations involving more than one vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ramming is demonstrated and completed without loss of own vehicle mobility. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ramming refers to:
  • At least one of:
    > Left front of vehicle to right side of hostile vehicle.
    > Right front of vehicle to left side of hostile vehicle.
    > Left and right side of vehicle to engage a multiple hostile vehicle situation.
  • Loss of vehicle mobility refers to:
    > The vehicle remains under control and can travel further.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hostile vehicle is rammed at the rear to cause a spinout to the hostile vehicle without losing control over own vehicle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The disadvantages and counter measures related to airbag deployments during ramming situation are identified and explained according to the ramming situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The disadvantages and counter measure related to "traction control" fitted to vehicles are identified and explained according to ramming situation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate advanced turning skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    180 reverse turn is demonstrated and completed within a safe time limit. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time limits refer to:
  • Vehicle may not be stationary at any given time for a period exceeding 8 sec.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    90 handbrake turn is demonstrated and completed within a safe time limit. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time limits refer to:
  • Vehicle may not be stationary at any given time for a period exceeding 8 sec.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor will use suitable assessment methods to assess the candidates in accordance with the principles of assessment.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    The standard describes competent performance in doing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, and procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of advanced offensive driving skills and offensive situations.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the application of advanced offensive driving skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way; apply advanced offensive driving skills, under controlled circumstances and making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team in applying advanced offensive driving skills, under controlled circumstances and making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information relevant in applying advanced offensive driving skills and making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

    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 115311, "Apply advanced driving skills/techniques in defensive and offensive situations", NQF Level 5, 9 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  57713   Further Education and Training Certificate: Specialist Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  58696   National Certificate: Close Protection  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
    1. Baobab Corporate Meets Lifestyle CC 
    2. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    3. Driving Sense 
    4. GEROTEK TEST FACILITIES 
    5. Innovative Shared Services 
    6. Josmap Training Institute 
    7. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    8. Mangaung Traffic Training College 
    9. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    10. PASE ADVANCED TRAINING CONCEPT PTY LTD 
    11. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    12. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 



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