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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Postgraduate Diploma: Traffic Policing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|90533||Postgraduate Diploma: Traffic Policing|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHE - Council on Higher Education||HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Postgraduate Diploma||Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security||Safety in Society|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Not Applicable||NQF Level 08||Regular-Provider-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of the qualification is to provide training for law enforcement professionals at NQF Level 8. Senior law enforcement practitioners who specialise in the field of traffic policing are confronted with complex issues and this qualification, with a basic research component, aims to capacitate the practitioners to improve operations within their respective organisations.
Emphasis on a diverse range of issues affecting management but also a range of related competencies will be reflected on to ensure that learners are fully prepared for the challenges of a career that serves the entire South African society. The qualification will aid the senior law enforcement practitioner to understand the complexities in traffic science to implement better strategies and reduce the fatality rate on South African roads.
South Africa has a high road accident rate - more than 14 000 road users die on the road network with a concomitant cost of more than R15 billion (per annum) to the economy. South Africa only has 2% of the world's registered vehicles, but it accounts for almost 20% of road accident fatalities. Lyceum College has experience in providing high quality qualifications in the field of traffic policing. Currently there are no traffic policing qualifications at NQF Level 8 to cater for senior traffic law enforcement practitioners.
Government has illustrated that it would like to reduce the high fatality rate on South African roads and traffic law enforcement practitioners have a major role to play in this respect. Lyceum College offers qualifications in distance learning and therefore also caters for the training needs of persons who cannot attend full-time tuition.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that a learner accessing this qualification has:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
Recognition of Prior Learning which is learning that has been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning is recognised. The learners' competencies are assessed and if relevant, access is granted to learners who do not meet the minimum entry requirements. Credits are given to the learners towards the fulfilment of the requirements of this qualification.
Access to the Qualification:
The minimum entry requirements for this qualification are:
Access may also be granted through the recognition of prior learning.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The learning competencies in this qualification consist of a total of 132 Credits.
All five modules, at NQF Level 8, are compulsory:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Upon completion of the qualification the learner will be able to:
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
The Cross-Field Outcomes have been incorporated in the Exit Level Outcomes.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|The assessment criteria will be applied in an integrated manner to allow learners to express proficiency in the Exit Level Outcomes:
> Range: Gender, culture, religion, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation.
The learner's competencies will be assessed using an integrated method of both formative and summative assessment. Assignments, examinations and oral examinations will be used in the assessment.
|There is no Traffic Policing qualification globally but the content of the qualification complies with the generally accepted configuration of a Postgraduate Diploma in the theoretical content to be presented within the proposed modules. The theoretical component is consistent with international Post Graduate Diplomas such as:
The University of Leeds in the United Kingdom has a Post Graduate Diploma in Transport Planning which consists of:
Three compulsory modules:
One elective module:
The University of Sydney in Australia has a Graduate Certificate in Transportation Management.
In the modules below the learner has to choose one from the list:
In the elective modules the learner has to choose two from the list below:
The two qualifications used in this comparability do not have a policing component like the current qualification and are more comparable on the traffic science and traffic management component within the modules. This qualification, although unique in that it is the only qualification on Traffic Policing globally and the applied competencies which the learner is to apply are applied in the specific South African context, is nevertheless comparable in content and level to some international offerings. This qualification is an attempt to remedy issues specific to South African traffic. The qualifying learner will therefore be equipped with skills and knowledge necessary to deal with the South African traffic environment.
|This qualification is intended to provide learners with both horizontal and vertical articulation possibilities.
Horizontally it will, on agreement with relevant Higher Education Institutions, articulate with the following:
Vertically the qualification articulates with the following Master's Degrees on the understanding that the relevant research methodology modules have been achieved:
|The academic staff unit is responsible for the setting of formative and summative assessment tools and the marking of assignments, projects and examinations. The final assessment of marks will be moderated and verified (using sampling) by an external moderator.|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The assessor must have:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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