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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Plan, manage and execute occupation requests for maintenance of track and related infrastructure on rail 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14652  Plan, manage and execute occupation requests for maintenance of track and related infrastructure on rail 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics 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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-09-05  2009-06-17  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-06-17   2013-06-17  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
264382  Develop a train service  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to plan, manage and execute train and other related arrangements according to occupation request for maintenance on track and related infrastructure according to company-specific train working rules applicable to specific circumstances to contribute to safety of people, trains, machinery and safe movement on rail. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Control rail movement by operating semaphore signals/indicators on single lines - NQF level 5
Administer telegraph orders for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5
Administer van Schoor system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5
Administer wooden train staff system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5
Administer radio train order system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5
Administer radio track warrant system of train control for safe movement on rail - NQF level 5
Control rail movement by operating semaphore signals/indicators on double lines - NQF level 5
Control rail movement by operating colour light signals - NQF level 5
Afford on track protection - NQF level 4
Plan , manage and communicate the train service. - NQF level 5 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
RANGE STATEMENTS:

The level assigned to this standard is appropriate because performance must be carried out:
  • under different weather conditions,
  • during day and night time,
  • in different yard layouts/stations/sidings/sections/crossing places

    This standard is inclusive of:
  • occupation of lines and protection thereof
  • occupation of train working equipment (E.g. Van Schoor, lever frames/signals, other electrical equipment)
  • on-track maintenance work
  • maintenance of the overhead electrical equipment (e.g. dead section working)
  • testing of equipment before resuming normal train working method

    This standard excludes emergencies in the case of:
  • train failures
  • train accidents
  • obstructions on the line
  • washaways
  • failure of equipment 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse requests and plan for maintenance on the track and infrastructure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Requests for maintenance on the track and related infrastructure are analysed according to the train service and the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Requests for maintenance on the track and related infrastructure are planned according to the train service and the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Communicate preliminary maintenance request information to the relevant role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Approval/rejection of maintenance request is communicated (notice) to the relevant role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Alternative arrangements to conform to specific maintenance requests are recommended to relevant role-players. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage/execute train and other related arrangements according to prevailing circumstances. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Manage/execute train and other related arrangements according to prevailing circumstances and the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Train and other related arrangements are managed/executed according to prevailing circumstances and the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage/execute the requested maintenance requests according to the relevant train working rules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The maintenance requests are managed/executed according to the relevant train working rules. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Declare circumstances with regard to the maintenance request safe and resume normal operations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Declare circumstances with regard to the maintenance request safe and resume normal operations according to the relevant train working rules 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1 Circumstances regarding to the maintenance request are declared safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Normal operations are resumed according to the relevant train working rules. 


    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 Operations through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Diploma in Rail Operations, which must include this standard.
    3. A learner specialising in Train Driving through this elective standard will be assessed by an assessor who has been certified as competent against the National Certificate in Train Driving, which must include this standard.
    4. 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.
    5. Anyone assessing a learner against this standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant TRANSPORT SETA - ETQA.
    6. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this standard must be registered and accredited as a provider at SAQA.
    7. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA as prescribed. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain the following in a rail environment:

    1. Principles and theory related to specific track and equipment maintenance and procedures.
    2. The communication process which is required for a specific situation
    3. Safety rules and regulations related to maintenance.
    4. Relevant elements of POSMOR and specific company rules related to maintenance.
    5. Relevant elements of the OHS Act, Act 85 of 1993. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Information evaluation

    Learners have acquired the generic ability to critically evaluate information from circumstances, that occur as a result of maintenance requests.

    Problem-solving

    Learners have acquired the generic ability to solve problems by determining alternative train working methods 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to co-ordinate activities or to work as a team while performing maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to manage and organise maintenance requests and the execution thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to communicate information continuously to all role players by utilising various communication media when maintenance and arrangements take place (written, verbal, radios, hand signals, etc.). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Learners have acquired the generic ability to use science and technology by forwarding/receiving information and implementing alternative train working methods and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 264382, which is "Develop a train service", Level 5, 10 credits.

    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.

    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 Operations 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: The correct reporting procedures must be followed to report defects, failure and maintenance. Protection will be necessary for track maintenance, another system of train control could be introduced if maintenance is necessary on the Van Schoor instruments or lever frame for signals, or the signals itself. The circumstances will determine what is necessary to plan, manage and execute for the maintenance request.) 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.

    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 consciousness
  • Decisiveness
  • Co-operation
  • Sense of urgency (within limits)
  • Judgement
  • Trustworthiness
  • Integrity
  • Sobriety
  • Quality consciousness
  • Assertiveness

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    Track equipment refers to: Van Schoor instruments, lever frame/signals, electric interlocking, overhead and track, radios, IT equipment, etc.
    Requests refer to: Occupational notices - verbal, written for planned and unplanned maintenance of track equipment. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24498   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Train Control)  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-06-17  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Esselenpark Centre of Excellence ( A Business Unit of Transnet Ltd) 



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