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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Examine candidates for the drivers licence 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256515  Examine candidates for the drivers licence 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Traffic,Traffic-Related,L.Government Law Enfor 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116155  Examine drivers for licensing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners accredited with this Unit Standard are able to examine drivers of motor vehicles to determine if their driving is at the standard required for licensing. Application of this set of competencies will ensure that appropriately licensed drivers enter the traffic system, thus promoting driver competence and contributing to road safety, and minimising loss of life and associated economic costs in South Africa. This unit standard influences adherence to traffic rules and promotes traffic safety.

Learners conducting the examination of vehicles licences, except motor cycles, will be able to:
  • Conduct driving licence yard tests.
  • Conduct driving licence road tests.
  • Apply ethics during the examining of candidates.

    Learners conducting the examination of motor cycle licences will be able to:
  • Conduct driving licence yard tests.
  • Maintain and operate electronic measuring apparatus.
  • Apply ethics during the examining of candidates. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The Unit Standard "Examine candidates for the learners drivers licence" at NQF Level 3.
  • The respective drivers licence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard is applicable to the examination of drivers licences of all codes of vehicles. This therefore entails that the learner will have to prove competency for each grade of examiner and that the Unit Standard will be repeated each time this takes place.

    This Unit Standard is applicable for learners wanting to be found competent as an examiner of driver's licences for the following grades against the following motor vehicle codes:
  • Grade A Examiner - Motor Vehicle Codes EC and A.
  • Grade B Examiner - Motor Vehicle Code EC.
  • Grade C Examiner - Motor Vehicle Codes B and A.
  • Grade D Examiner - Motor Vehicle Code B. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct driving licence yard tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Candidates are identified by verifying identification documentation against information available on the National Traffic Information System. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Yard test instructions are given to the candidate in an appropriate manner suited to the candidate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Yard test competencies are examined on a certified yard test facility. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Yard test competencies include but are not limited to the pre-trip inspection, the incline takeoff, parallel parking and ally docking.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Yard test results are scored and calculated in order to determine the candidate's outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Candidates are informed of their results in an appropriate manner suited to the candidate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Batho Pele principles are applied in interaction with candidates. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct driving licence road tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Road test routes are planned in accordance with prescribed requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Road test instructions are given to the candidate in an appropriate manner suited to the candidate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Road test competencies are examined in real traffic conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Road test competencies include but are not limited to the emergency stopping, 360 observation and compliance to all road traffic rules.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The candidate is assessed in terms of the principles of vehicle control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Road test results are scored and calculated in order to determine the candidate's outcome. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The candidate's results are discussed with the candidate in an appropriate manner suited to the candidate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The candidate's licence test results are certified and authorised for capturing on the National Traffic Information System. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply ethics during the examining of candidates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the need for the application of ethics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the consequences of not apply good ethics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain and operate electronic measuring apparatus. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Electronic measuring apparatus is inspected to ensure it is in working order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Electronic measuring apparatus is set-up according to standard examination procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The electronic measuring apparatus is applied during an examination according to standard examination procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Readings from the electronic measuring apparatus are recorded and interpreted according to standard operational procedures. 


    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, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Relevant sections of the National Road Traffic Act of 1996.
  • Standard operating procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The conducting of driving licence yard tests.
  • The conducting of driving licence yard tests. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Conducting of driving licence yard tests.
  • Conducting of driving licence yard tests.
  • Apply ethics during the examining of candidates. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Conducting of driving licence yard tests.
  • Conducting of driving licence yard tests. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Maintaining and operating electronic measuring apparatus. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 116155, "Examine drivers for licensing", Level 4, 20 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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