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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Examine for a driving licence - Grade D 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377227  Examine for a driving licence - Grade D 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Traffic 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4 
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 purpose of this unit standard is that credited learners are able to examine and test drivers of light motor vehicles (Code B) 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.

This unit standard also allows for transformation with the traffic policing and driving licensing professions, as learners become models for other learners. This attracts quality people and allows for the aspirations of people to be part of the traffic policing and driving licensing professions. The recognition of prior learning will formalise informal and non-formal leaning and learners will be able to obtain credits towards a national qualification.

Learners credited against this unit standard are capable of:
  • Identifying an applicant for a driving licence - Code B.
  • Administering the prescribed prerequisites for a driving licence.
  • Administering the South African driver`s examination - as prescribed by the NRTA, and set out in the applicable K53 manual.
  • Assessing the applicant according to the South African driver`s examination as prescribed by legislation.
  • Completing the prescribed evaluation forms.
  • Authorizing and/or the issuing of a learners licence of any code (code 1, 2 and 3).
  • Authorising and/or the issuing of a Code B driving licences.
  • Record results as prescribed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Taking fingerprints as prescribed.
  • Conducting vision screening as prescribed.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Renewal of licences and record official records using the National Traffic Information System/eNATIS.
  • Application for and issue of learners/driving licences/professional driving permits.
  • Conducting a learners licence testing.
  • Ability to drive a light motor vehicle with a valid code B driving licence - manual transmission.
  • Learners must have successfully completed the requirements of a Grade F and L Examiner for driving licence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is related to the traffic environment, namely, driver examination for code B driving licence. The typical context is embedded in the National Road Traffic Act. Credited learners will reflect the ability to develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad knowledge base regarding examination for learner`s licensing. Credited learners can employ a range of specialised driver examination skills, and determine solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems during driver examination for licensing, often including a range of varied and specific contexts involving creative and non-routine activities. They can exercise appropriate judgement in presenting test results.

    Currently the standard South African driver`s examination is referred to as the K53 driving test. Credited learners must be able to examine light motor vehicles according to specified criteria. Competence includes applying the system of vehicle control and using relevant equipment and materials, as prescribed in the applicable K53 manual. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify driving licence applicants` identity and information following prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identification of applicants` identity and information is corroborated by previously recorded information on the National Traffic Information System/eNATIS. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Determine whether the class of vehicle is suitable for the appropriate test and proceed as prescribed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct driving licence yard tests according to minimum requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preparation of driving licence yards is according to prescribed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-trip inspections supervision is carried out according to the prescribed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scoring of pre-trip assessments is according to prescribed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Yard test instructions are given as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Yard tests are conducted in line with prescribed legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The principles of the system of vehicle control are upheld by the learner at all times and evaluated as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Evaluation of the applicants` adherence to the principles of the system of vehicle control is scored as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Procedures followed in case of collisions/mechanical failure are as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Accurate recording of yard test manoeuvre penalties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Accurate scoring and calculation of yard test results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Determine when to terminate the yard test as per prescribed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Objectively and positively inform applicants who pass or fail the yard test as per prescribed standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct driving licence road tests in accordance with minimum requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Directive instructions given as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles of the system of vehicle control are upheld by the learner at all times and evaluated as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluation of the applicants` adherence to the principles of the system of vehicle control is scored as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Procedures followed in case of collisions/mechanical failure are as prescribed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Determine Road Test results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The stop watch time is calculated according to the prescribed formula. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Calculation of penalty points done as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Test results recorded in the appropriate block. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Test results are discussed as prescribed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Certify driving licence test results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Complete authorisation section on form DL1 correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Authorisation handed to issuing officer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Record driving licence tests results making use of appropriate recording systems and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results on NATIS/eNATIS are verified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Accurate records are maintained as prescribed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Standard operating procedures.
  • National Road Traffic Act sections regarding driving licence test, yard test, road test, rules of the road, road signs and road markings and K53 Volume 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way applying the provisions set out in organisational and standard operational procedures regarding taking of fingerprints, verifying photographs, and taking down the driving licence test under controlled conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively when preparing the test yard and road test routes according to specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about driver examination results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with applicants regarding instruction and record results using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others to mark driving licence tests, using a calculator, and accessing the national traffic information system to maximise accuracy and productivity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problems solving contexts do not exist in isolation when utilising various forms of documentation, and the national traffic information system to contribute to creating an accurate holistic traffic information system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Effectively interact with applicants to promote a positive rapport with the public. 

    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
    Elective  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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.
     
    1. DEPARTMENT OF ROADS AND TRANSPORT T/A LIMPOPO PROVINCE TRAFFIC TRAININ 
    2. KWAZULU NATAL TRAFFIC TRAINING COLLEGE 



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