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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Load petroleum products in rail or road tankers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252245  Load petroleum products in rail or road tankers 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 learner will be able to load bulk petroleum products into rail or road tankers in accordance with company procedures, policies, instructions and relevant legislation. The acquisition of these competencies will ensure the timeous and safe loading of bulk petroleum products for transportation, thus contributing positively to the Southern African economy.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing for loading of bulk petroleum products into road or rail tankers.
  • Loading bulk petroleum products into rail or road tankers.
  • Applying post-loading procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range of conditions in which the learner will demonstrate competence towards achieving this unit standard include, but is not limited to:
  • In a controlled and supervised environment.
  • Under routine operating conditions.
  • During day and night time.
  • In all weather conditions.
  • During emergency situations.

    Range of sub standard conditions include, but is not limited to: Spillages, leakages and defective equipment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for loading of bulk petroleum products into road or rail tankers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Loading instructions for product types and volumes are received and communicated with relevant role players in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant documentation is completed as per organisational procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rail or road tanker is positioned as per organisational procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rail or road tanker is inspected and prepared for loading as per organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Loading equipment is coupled according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Sub-standard conditions during pre-loading operations are identified and reported in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    All safety requirements are adhered to during pre-loading operations in terms of organisational procedures and related legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Load bulk petroleum products into rail or road tankers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Loading of bulk petroleum product is initiated and monitored according to organisational policies, procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sub-standard conditions during loading operations are identified and reported according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All safety requirements are adhered to during loading operations in terms of organisational policies, procedures, instructions and related legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply post-loading procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Loading equipment is uncoupled according to organisational policies, procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Loading instructions are adhered to in relation to the relevant documentation as per organisational policies, procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rail or road tanker is prepared for transportation of bulk petroleum product in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The loading bay is vacated according to organisational policies, procedures and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All safety requirements are adhered to during post-loading operations in terms of organisational procedures and related legislation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Communication protocols.
  • Loading equipment and operation procedures.
  • Safety policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Sub-standard identification.

    Relevant extracts from:
  • Occupational, Health and Safety Act.
  • Environmental Act.
  • Dangerous Goods Act. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in loading petroleum products for rail or road transport. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team in communicating with all role-players to ensure safe loading conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly while applying safety requirements throughout the operation of loading petroleum products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in receiving, interpreting and conveying load related information and reporting sub-standard conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by demonstrating an understanding of the use of bulk loading equipment such as valves and meters. 

    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 
    Notes to Assessors:
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a relevant qualification at a minimum of National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 2. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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.
     
    1. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    2. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    3. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    4. Makwedeng Training 
    5. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    6. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Staffing Logistics 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.