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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Review transport systems and processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262298  Review transport systems and processes 
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 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful for people who are required to facilitate transport operations within a framework of company specific policies, processes and procedures. They facilitate the movement of freight, including goods, passengers or livestock, from origin to destination in terms of stakeholder requirements. Facilitating transport operations include the carriage of freight and passengers into, through and out of organisations and their distribution channels.

This unit standard will recognise the essential knowledge and skills required to gather and analyse information, identify areas for improvement, and make recommendations for the improved efficiency of transport operations.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify transport operations information for review purposes.
  • Review transport management information.
  • Contribute to the improvement of transport operations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify transport operations information for review purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of continuous improvement is explained in terms of the dynamic context of transport operations, the factors that impact on viability of services, and own market focus and/or competitive edge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The range, scope and sources of information to be included in the review are identified and confirmed to be sufficient in terms of the aims of the review and key measurement factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information sources include but are not limited to:
  • Publications; historic information in the organisation; networking; centralised planning systems; track and trace systems.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Possible benchmarks to review against are identified and analysed for relevance in terms of the size and focus of own operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benchmarks include but are not limited to:
  • National and international best practice; leading competitors; industry standards; profitability benchmarks/industry benchmarks; performance benchmarks - information from manufacturer (specs); costs; vehicle/vessel/craft utilisation benchmarks.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Review criteria in company quality management systems are identified and analysed for relevance to the current review. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Key stakeholders in the process are identified in terms of their possible contributions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Review transport management information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operational information at hand is confirmed for relevance in terms of the specific aims of the continuous improvement review. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational information includes but is not limited to:
  • Vehicle/vessel/craft/line turnaround times; vehicle/vessel/craft/line utilisation statistics; ton-kilometre ratios (empty and full); fuel consumption; consumables; maintenance costs per vehicle/vessel/craft/line; flag state requirements - licensing; flow rates; shutdowns, maintenance, legal requirements for testing (pressure, surveys).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information required for the review is collated in the agreed format for review purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Transport management information is analysed in terms of benchmarks and review criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible solutions are generated in response to the outcomes of the analysis. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Improve transport operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Channels for communicating non-conformance and other review structures are identified in terms of own relationship to, and responsibilities within, the structures and the quality management system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Objectives which compete or are counter-productive are identified and communicated to responsible person/s via agreed channels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations for continuous improvement are made in terms of own role and scope of authority, and consistent with customer service standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    New approaches agreed during review sessions are applied in accordance with their spirit and intent. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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 one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • Review and continuous improvement demand identification and solving of problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • Review in transport operations is participative and will involve team members in a cooperative effort. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • Participation in a review implies organisation of self and activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note:
  • Central to the required competence - gather and analysing information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note:
  • Central to the required competence - gather and analysing information, and presenting it as part of a review. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • Much of the information that is gathered is gathered and stored using technology. The information must be analysed and interpreted for use. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note:
  • Improvement means being able to look at the operation holistically, view the many factors that impact on the operation, and look towards continuous improvement. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    2. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    3. Training Consultant and SD College 



    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.