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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Postgraduate Diploma: Traffic Policing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
90533  Postgraduate Diploma: Traffic Policing 
ORIGINATOR
Lyceum College 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CHE - Council on Higher Education  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
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
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2021-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2022-06-30   2025-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
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.

Rationale:
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:
  • A systematic knowledge base of traffic policing.
  • An understanding of the key terms, rules, concepts, principles and theories in traffic policing and traffic science.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Good communication skills.

    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:
  • An Advanced Diploma: Traffic and Metropolitan Policing.
    Or
  • A Bachelor of Technology: Traffic Safety Management.
    Or
  • A Bachelor of Technology: Road Traffic Management.
    Or
  • A Bachelor of Technology: Traffic Management.
    Or
  • An equivalent Bachelor's Degree.

    Access may also be granted through the recognition of prior learning. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The learning competencies in this qualification consist of a total of 132 Credits.

    All five modules, at NQF Level 8, are compulsory:
  • Professionalism in Policing, 28 Credits.
  • Ethics in Policing, 28 Credits.
  • Road Safety Strategies, 28 Credits.
  • Road Safety Audits, 28 Credits.
  • Research Methodology, 20 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Upon completion of the qualification the learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles underpinning traffic law enforcement, traffic science and traffic police management.
  • Critically analyse existing traffic law enforcement practices and promote best practices in the field.
  • Identify areas for improvement and introduce remedial interventions in the road safety policy environment.
  • Analyse and interpret information related to traffic policing and address complex traffic science issues holistically.
  • Apply a range of specialised skills, knowledge, techniques and technologies in the field of traffic policing in the planning of strategies.

    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:
  • Summarise the existing principles which underpin traffic science, traffic law enforcement and traffic management.
  • Explain how own role in traffic law enforcement relates to the national system.
  • Discuss possible alternatives to existing Laws and Regulations to improve effectiveness and promote ethical practice.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the multi-faceted nature of unprofessional conduct in the present system - and propose strategies to curtail unethical conduct.
  • Devise an advocacy strategy to promote local community cooperation with traffic law enforcement and management.
  • Conduct a limited scope research project by identifying a problem, conducting a literature study and reporting on the findings.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the theory, practice and importance of regional traffic science, traffic law enforcement and traffic police management.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity towards diversity in the workplace and in the community.
    > Range: Gender, culture, religion, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation.

    Integrated Assessment:
    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. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    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:
  • Principles of Transport Modelling.
  • Transport Data Collection and Analysis.
  • Dissertation.

    One elective module:
  • Transport Econometrics.
  • Transport Engineering for Planners.

    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:
  • Transport Modes and Systems.
  • Analysis Tools for Transport and Logistics.
  • Transport Policy.

    In the elective modules the learner has to choose two from the list below:
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
  • Organisational Logistics.
  • Transport and Logistics Strategy.
  • Aviation Management and Logistics.
  • Geographical Information Systems.
  • Logistics Systems.
  • Maritime Logistics.
  • Reverse Logistics and Closed Loop Supply Chain Management.
  • Railway Planning and Operations.
  • Intelligent Transport and Logistics Systems.
  • Public Transport Policy and Planning.
  • Special Topic in Supply Chain Management - Green Logistics.
  • Strategic Transport Modelling.
  • Traffic Systems Management and Control.
  • Logistics in Humanitarian Aid Projects.
  • Collecting, Managing and Assessing Data.
  • International Freight Transportation.
  • Sustainable Transport and Logistics Systems.

    Conclusion:
    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. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    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:
  • Bachelor of Technology: Traffic Safety Management.
  • Bachelor of Administration Honours: Public Management.
  • Bachelor of Administration Honours: Public Administration.

    Vertically the qualification articulates with the following Master's Degrees on the understanding that the relevant research methodology modules have been achieved:
  • Master of Technology: Security Management.
  • Master of Philosophy: Security Management.
  • Master of Administration: Public Management.
  • Master of Philosophy: Transport Economics. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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:
  • A qualification in the related field at NQF Level 9.
  • At least 3 years' tutoring experience, 5 years' lecturing experience and a minimum of 10 years experience in the field. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    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.