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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess the condition of railway signalling equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258237  Assess the condition of railway signalling equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to schedule preventative maintenance for railway signalling equipment and how to gather, record and evaluate recurring faults information in order to recommend the actions required to remedy these recurring faults. Learners will also be able to investigate the equipment in order to establish their quality and then to compile a technical report in order to make equipment change proposals and also to explain the purpose of performing asset condition monitoring.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the complete maintenance philosophy.
  • Analysing recurring faults to monitor trends.
  • Preparing and submitting equipment/installation change proposals.
  • Performing asset condition monitoring. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Railway signalling equipment may include but is not limited to points, track circuits and signals. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the complete maintenance philosophy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance scheduling is explained for Preventative Maintenance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preventative Maintenance may include but is not limited to Routine Preventative Maintenance (RPM) and Corrective Preventative Maintenance (CPM).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The integrity of systems in relation to functional testing is explained in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not applying the preventative maintenance system according to policies and procedures are explained with examples in terms of the impact on operations and safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse recurring faults to monitor trends. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Data are gathered according to equipment codes in order to be able to analyse recurring faults. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data are evaluated in order to find the root causes of faults in order to effect their repair. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fault trends are identified by evaluating the data in order to prevent reoccurrence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Actions to be taken are explained in order to recommend changes and/or remedy recurring faults. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare and submit equipment/installation change proposals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An investigation is conducted in order to establish quality of design or component requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technical report is compiled in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment/installation change proposals are generated in order to recommend suitable solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment/installation change proposals are communicated to stakeholders in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform asset condition monitoring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of asset condition monitoring is explained in terms of its impact on operations and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality checks are executed and recorded according to organisational policies, procedures and instructions within area of responsibility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant documentation is completed and communicated to relevant stakeholders in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Reporting systems.
  • Preventative Maintenance management systems.
  • Characteristics and properties of systems operations.
  • Data analysis techniques/methods.
  • Documentation requirements and flow. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the assessing of railway signalling equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure railway signalling equipment is withdrawn and returned to service as and when required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to ensure full and proper preparations are done before attempting to assess, test railway signalling equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the decision making on the diagnosing, testing and assessing of the condition of railway signalling equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when making arrangements for the withdrawal of railway signalling equipment from operation and in the processing of documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist in the assessing, testing of railway signalling equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect assessing of railway signalling equipment can have a negative impact on the safety of both people and operations. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63529   National Certificate: Railway Signalling Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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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