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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Sell rail passenger tickets 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117727  Sell rail passenger tickets 
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  15 
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 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be able to determine customer requirements, sell and issue tickets in accordance with company-specific policies and procedures, timeously and correctly. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for sound business principles within the rail environment to enhance the economy of the country. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Basic computer skills
Literacy NQF level 2
Numeracy NQF level 2 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The level assigned to this standard is appropriate because performance must be carried out -
  • Under different weather conditions;
  • During day and night time;
  • Within a specified time span; and
  • In an office and/or en route.

    This standard excludes:

    Computerised reservations
    Handling luggage 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Handle cash at a ticket sales point. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The company-specific petty cash policies and procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The company-specific instructions for safeguarding cash are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The requests for change must be explained according to company-specific policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The company-specific policies and procedures on the handing over of cash must be explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The company-specific policies and procedures for banking of cash must be explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The company-specific instructions on acceptance of payments are explained, e.g. in SA currency, credit cards, debit cards, concessions, etc. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate ticket-issuing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment is prepared for operation according to instructional manual and according to company-specific instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    They sign on/off according to instructional manual and according to company-specific instructions and procedures. (Hand-over or take-over of equipment). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tickets are processed according to company-specific instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reports are printed for balancing purposes according to company-specific instructions and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adhere to safety procedures and policies when handling cash at a sales point. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The securing of cash is explained according to the specific facilities supplied, e.g. drawers, moneybags, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sales points are kept private according to company-specific policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The company-specific policies on the availability of security staff is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Incidents/shortcomings in accordance with company-specific instructions and procedures, which may occur are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the necessary documents for cash handling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant documents are completed according to company-specific instructions and procedures, e.g. Daily cash balance book, Daydoc, Paydoc, Handover book, Sales Report, Smartbox slips, etc. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Obtain the necessary applicable stock for equipment use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stock is requested according to company-specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stock is signed for according to company-specific policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock is checked for correctness according to company-specific policies and procedures, e.g. correct ribbon or paper roll) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stock is safeguarded against theft/damage according to company-specific policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Waste stock due to technical problems of equipment is disposed of according to company-specific policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Role paper must not be used for purposes other than issuing tickets. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. An individual wishing to be assessed against this standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provided institution that has been accredited by the relevant ETQA.
    2. A learner specialising in Rail Passenger Services through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Certificate in Rail Passenger Services at NQF level 3 (which must include this standard).
    3. Any assessor and training provider must ensure that the relevant company-specific procedures/rules are used as reference material when designing courseware, assessment or when selecting pre-designed assessments.
    4. Anyone assessing a learner against this standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    5. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this standard must be registered and accredited as a provider at SAQA.
    6. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA as prescribed. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain/apply:

    1. Relevant sections of Act 85
    2. All relevant instructions and procedures for selling tickets
    3. All relevant instructions and procedures for accounting process
    4. All relevant documentation for selling tickets and accounting process
    5. Operational manual of relevant equipment
    6. Company-specific instructions for the operation of relevant equipment 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Show an awareness of the importance of effective learning strategies, responsible citizenship, cultural sensitivity, education and career opportunities and entrepreneurial abilities.

    Learners have acquired the generic ability to show an awareness of cultural sensitivity when working with customers and colleques. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by using critical and creative thinking.
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to identify and solve problems when selling tickets, handling cash and serving customers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsively and effectively.
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to organise and manage themselves when handling requests, complaints and selling tickets according to company-specific policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when selling tickets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to communicate effectively when selling tickets and serving customers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others.
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to use science and technology effectively and critically when operating the ticket selling equipment. 

    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 
    Assessment process

    When conducting assessment, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed.

    They must ensure that assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

    Each environment/situation will be different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the context in which the assessment will take place. (Example: ticket officers or reservation office or cashier or train manager)

    Method of assessment

    During formal training at the provider:
    1. Written tests
    2. Case studies
    3. Simulation

    During on-the-job training:
    1. Oral test
    2. Observations
    3. Case studies

    Integrated final on-the-job assessment:
    1. Observation
    2. Oral tests
    3. Case studies

    In the Rail Passenger Services environment it will be more effective to assess a number of unit standards together and the assessor must evaluate each assessment request to determine the grouping of the standards for assessment.

    The assessment must integrate a number of different methods. (Example: Only one type of ticket, or a combination of ticket upgrades, or reservation requests and cash handling procedures. Train arrival/departure times and platforms as well as luggage requests). This will give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes and skills.

    The integrated assessment must take place in the environment where the learner will work independently on completion of final assessment and the assessment certification must be endorsed accordingly.

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include, inter alia:
    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner.
    2. Relevant certificates or awards.
    3. Previous assessment records.
    4. Journal (Logbook).

    Values

    In addition, the following values should be demonstrated:
  • Safety awareness
  • Friendliness
  • Initiative
  • Effectiveness
  • Trustworthiness
  • Honesty
  • Approachability
  • Sobriety
  • Respectfulness

    Supplementary information

    The following will form part of the relevant instructions for selling tickets and accounting process:

    Any fall back instructions and procedures for any abnormalities that may occur.

    All kinds of train tickets (adult, child, concessions)
    Upgrading of train tickets
    Cancellations of tickets
    Ticket refunds
    Repair of minor faults on equipment
    Faulty equipment reporting instructions and procedures
    Train delay information relaying
    Cash handling policies
    Hand-over of stations
    Month-end balances and procedures
    Amounts outstanding
    Cheques and credit card procedures
    Different accounts (civil government, departmental accounts)

    Structured learning-60 hours
    Self-study-10 hours
    Practical-10 hours
    On-the-job training-60 hours
    Assessment-10 hours
    Total hours-150 hours
    Total Credits-15 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49236   National Certificate: Rail Transport Passenger Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  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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