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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Occupational Certificate: Road Transport Manager 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
96371  Occupational Certificate: Road Transport Manager 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner-TETA 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Occupational Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  205  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 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 this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Road Transport Manager.
A Road Transport Manager coordinates and implements transportation operations so that freight (goods, passengers or livestock) is moved from origin to destination in terms of stakeholder requirements and in compliance with legislative requirements.

A qualified learner will be able to:
  • Manage human relations.
  • Plan, prepare and maintain vehicle management system and transport infrastructure.
  • Implement support functions for an effective transport system.

    Rationale:
    The rationale behind the development of this qualification is that it should serve as a useful tool to help foster a culture of professionalism in the Southern African Road Transport Industry and to provide a basis for further learning in the sector.

    This qualification provides the bridging opportunity for learners wishing to pursue a career in road transport operations and management. It would also serve to formally recognise the experience gained by learners employed in the sector. This qualification equips learners for employment and/or career advancement opportunities within the transport Industry of Southern Africa, and also enables them to pursue more advanced levels of study in this specific field. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
    RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of results or certifying a work experience record.
    RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.

    Entry Requirements:
    Learners are required to have the following in place in order to be considered for admission:
  • NQF Level 4 qualification with Mathematics or an Occupational Certificate: Transport Clerk. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification consists of the following Knowledge and Practical Skills Modules:

    Knowledge modules:
  • 132403000-KM-01, Road Transport Management Theory, NQF Level 5, Credits 25.
  • 132403000-KM-02, Health, Safety, Quality and Legislation, NQF Level 5, Credits 15.
  • 132403000-KM-03, Environment, Energy Efficiency and Ethics, NQF Level 4, Credits 10.
  • 132403000-KM-04, Tools, Equipment, Materials and Techniques, NQF Level 4, Credits 10.
  • 132403000-KM-05, Business Essentials, NQF Level 5, Credits 10.
  • 132403000-KM-06, Transport Risk, NQF Level 5, Credits 15.
    Total number of Credits for Knowledge Modules: 85.

    Practical Skills modules:
  • 132403000-PM-01, Manage Human Resources Transport, NQF Level 5, Credits 10.
  • 132403000-PM-02, Manage a Vehicle Fleet, NQF Level 5, Credits 10.
  • 132403000-PM-03, Transport Scheduling, NQF Level 5, Credits 10.
  • 132403000-PM-04, Manage and Maintain a Transport Management System, NQF Level 5, Credits 8.
  • 132403000-PM-05, Plan Transportation Infrastructure, NQF Level 5, Credits 8.
  • 132403000-PM-06, Manage Financial Requirements, NQF Level 5, Credits 8.
  • 132403000-PM-07, Manage Administrative Systems, NQF Level 5, Credits 10.
    Total number of Credits for Knowledge Modules: 64.

    This qualification also requires the following Work Experience modules:
  • 132403000-WM-01, Planning processes for internal and external client and stakeholder requirements, NQF Level 5, Credits 12.
  • 132403000-WM-02, Planning, preparing and maintaining processes, NQF Level 5, Credits 12.
  • 132403000-WM-03, Managing Abnormal Loads, NQF Level 5, Credits 10.
  • 132403000-WM-04, Managing Dangerous Goods, NQF Level 4, Credits 10.
  • 132403000-WM-05, Planning, preparing and compiling financial and administrative requirements within the Transport Environment, NQF Level 5, Credits 12.
    Total number of Credits for Work Experience Modules: 56. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Manage human relations and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in the transport sector.
    2. Implement support functions for an effective transport system.
    3. Plan, prepare and maintain vehicle management system and transport infrastructure.
    4. Comply with legislation.
    5. Manage transport administrative systems and financial aspects. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Service Level Agreements between the company and a service provider according to the procurement procedures and legislative requirements are established and maintained.
  • Staff performance agreements and appraisals in accordance with the Performance Policy are compiled and signed.
  • Relevant legislation and Code of Good Practice with regard to Industrial labour relations issues are complied with.
  • The impact of training by means of surveys and questionnaires is determined.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Route plan for efficient routing and scheduling operations is compiled and evaluated.
  • Suitable vehicle according to specification is prepared. Vehicles are suitably prepared according to specifications.
  • The loading of vehicles is monitored in order to verify compliance with regulatory and safety requirements is monitored.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Vehicle management systems are suitably designed, developed and audited in accordance with specific transport requirements.
  • Transport management systems reports are prepared in accordance with reporting requirements are prepared.
  • Transport operational structures are set up according to company standards and operating procedures are set up.
  • Vehicle fleet downtime records to determine corrective action required are analysed.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • A detailed Transport Policy is compiled, evaluated and amended using company standards and operating procedures is compiled, evaluated and amended.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy is compiled according to legislative and a regulatory requirement is compiled.
  • Risk Management Policy information to identify any problem areas and corrective actions to be undertaken is analysed.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
  • A budget to meet operational requirements is compiled.
  • The budget is adhered to, in order to avoid mismanagement of funds.
  • A database according to capital assets and new capital requirements is compiled.
  • Various transport administrative reports in order to formulate action plans are analysed and interpreted.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated formative assessment:
    The skills development provider will use the Curriculum to guide learners in the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

    Integrated summative assessment:
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Assessment Quality Partner, is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria.

    The external assessment will be conducted through a combination of a written assessment and practical task at a provisional or accredited assessment centre. The written examination will be concluded at the provisional or accredited assessment centre and marked by registered assessors. Practical tasks will also be assessed by registered assessors. The combination of the written and practical assessment will be conducted over a period of two working days. During both the theoretical and practical assessments, the learner must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the components of Service Level Agreements, an operational, compliant vehicle management system and transport infrastructure, financial and administrative system maintained. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The international comparability study conducted, specifically focused on identifying occupational standards or qualifications used in other countries that might contain indicators of best practice that could be used for comparison to or in the development of this qualification.
    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) - International Diploma in Logistics and Transport was selected for comparison amongst transport qualifications owing to its international recognition and credibility. This qualification operates at Level 5 (Higher National Diploma standard) The curriculum for this qualification covers modules such as: Managing Transport and Logistics Operations; Managing Resources; Transport Economics and Resources; Logistics and Supply Chain and Passenger Transport.

    The National Diploma in Road Transport Management offered by the New Zealand Motor Industry Training Organisation is structured to provide maximum flexibility for people in small, medium or large size organisations in any sector of the road transport industry. The modules covered in this qualification include: Systems and Resources Management; Commercial Road Transport Skills; Road Transport Management; Road Transport Operations and Business Operations and Development.

    Conclusion:
    This qualification is comparable the qualifications in most developed countries. The general purpose being that of creating a well-rounded individual equipped with the knowledge and skills to function effectively within the road transport management occupational space is clearly visible within the comparable international qualifications. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification provides an opportunity for learners wishing to pursue a career in road transport operations and management. It is designed to allow for horizontal and vertical articulation within the Occupational Qualification Sub-framework (OQSF). Further articulation across the other sub-frameworks is envisaged.
    It articulates horizontally with the following qualifications:
  • National Diploma in Freight Handling Logistics at NQF Level 5.
  • National Diploma in Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance at NQF Level 5.

    It articulates vertically with the following qualifications:
  • Diploma in Transport Management, NQF Level 6.
  • National Diploma in Transport Economics, NQF Level 6. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    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: 
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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