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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Load/off load a vehicle into or from a railway motorcar truck 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117753  Load/off load a vehicle into or from a railway motorcar truck 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to correctly receive, load, secure and deliver motor a vehicle when transported on a passenger train.
The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for a safe transport of passenger assets and to prevent claims. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Satisfy customer needs. 

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.
  • Within different station environments.

    This standard excludes:
  • Computerised reservation system.
  • Sell rail passenger tickets. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge relating to the loading of a vehicle into a railway motorcar truck according to company specific instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legal and specified requirements pertaining to a safe, healthy work environment in the loading process and the consequences of not adhering to the requirements are demonstrated, e.g. ramps and the handling method thereof. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazards and associated risks, pertaining to the loading of a vehicle into a railway truck according to company specific instructions are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare a railway motorcar truck for the loading of a vehicle according to company specific instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Motorcar truck is placed according to company specific instructions, e.g. placed correctly, truck is cleaned and free from defects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Necessary auxiliary equipment is obtained according to company specific instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety instructions are adhered to in accordance with company specific instructions, e.g. platform clean, overhead traction, etc. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Load a vehicle into a railway motorcar truck according to company specific instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vehicle is checked according to company specific policies and procedures, e.g. condition of the vehicle, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Necessary documentation is completed according to company specific instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The vehicle is loaded according to company specific instructions and procedures, e.g. parking a vehicle in the trucks, securing the a vehicle, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Railway motorcar truck doors are secured according to company specific instructions and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Deliver a vehicle at the destination according to company specific instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The motorcar truck is placed according to company specific instructions for off loading of a vehicle according to company specific instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The vehicle is checked in the trucks according to company specific instructions and procedures, e.g. obtain necessary documentation, ensure condition of the vehicle(s), etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The vehicle is off loaded according to company specific instructions and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The vehicle are delivered according to company specific instructions and procedures, e.g. signatures for delivery, any shortages/damages must be endorsed, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documentation is handled according to company specific instructions and procedures, e.g. signed copies of invoices, shortages/damages reported, etc. 


    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 TRANSPORT SETA - 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 portions of Act 85.
    2. Company specific policies and procedures to prepare a railway motorcar truck for loading vehicle.
    3. Company specific instructions and procedures to handle auxiliary equipment.
    4. Company specific instructions and procedures for loading a vehicle into a railway motorcar truck.
    5. Company specific instructions and procedures for off loading a vehicle from a railway motorcar truck.
    6. Company specific instructions and procedures for handling documentation when accepting/transporting/delivering vehicle(s). 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    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 by using critical and creative thinking when giving information about the loading and off loading of a vehicle. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in a team, group, organisation and community;
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to work effectively with others in a team, group, organisation and community to conform to client needs when loading and off loading of a vehicle. 

    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 using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation when accepting/delivering a vehicle. 

    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

    It is recommended that the learner must be exposed to various types of motor a vehicle, e.g. manual, automatic and triptronic gear systems.
  • Structured learning-16 hours
  • Self-study- 4 hours
  • Practical- 4 hours
  • On-the-job training-14 hours
  • Assessment- 2 hours
    Total hours-40 hours

    Total Credits-4 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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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