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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

General Education and Training Certificate: Transport 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
35953  General Education and Training Certificate: Transport 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2007-01-23  2008-02-06 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-06   2012-02-06  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
59300  General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  120  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Learners credited with this qualification will be:
  • Equipped with fundamental communication and basic financial competencies that will prepare them to pursue a range of related learning pathways.
  • Able to describe and explain the key factors impacting on the transport industry, thereby equipping him/her to function proactively with an understanding of his role within the transport sector.

    These competencies will further equip learners with the ability to reflect on and make informed choices about their attitudes and behavioural practices in the work and home environment.


    Rationale:

    The General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) is part of an integrated lifelong learning programme incorporating basic literacy, numeracy, and general education. This qualification specifically reflects the workplace needs of the transport industry, expressed by employers and employees:
  • To provide the unemployed learner with accessibility for employment within the sector.
  • To provide the currently employed learner with a planned combination of learning outcomes, thereby promoting flexibility to pursue further studies across different career paths within the transport sector.

    Whilst this National Qualification was designed with the Transport industry in mind, the largely generic nature of the qualification will also partially equip learners to enter the world of work in a number of industries, as it provides for vertical and lateral articulation within the transport industry and other sectors of the economy.

    However, the flexibility within the range of electives does allow an individual to pursue a career within any one of the specialised modes within the transport industry (namely aerospace, warehousing and distribution, stevedoring, rail, road freight transport, courier industry, maritime, fishing, port operations, forwarding and clearing, and road passenger transport.) This will ensure the availability of suitably trained employees required within an industry that has been targeted for growth by the South African government. (Moving SA White Paper 1999) 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    ABET Level 3 Communication and Numeracy

    Recognition of prior learning

    This qualification may be achieved in whole or in part through the recognition of prior learning. Learners will receive recognition for outcomes achieved, where such outcomes lead to achieving a full Unit Standard, even where the whole Qualification is not yet achieved. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    All core and fundamental standards must be completed. This constitutes a total of 86 credits.
    Sufficient electives must be completed to ensure that at least 120 credits are obtained in order to achieve the General Education and Training Certificate in Transport.

    Any other elective unit standard may be sourced from the NQF, so long as it (1) relates directly to the sub-sector of the greater transport industry in which the learner is employed/seeks employment, (2) has been recognised by the relevant SGB and NSB as learning which equips the learner with competencies that assists in achieving the purpose of the National Qualification, and (3) these electives are at or above NQF level 1, at which the General Education and Training Certificate in Transport is pitched.

    Recognition as an elective pertaining to the General Education and Training Certificate in Transport must be registered before the learner can receive credits for completion of that standard, towards this National Qualification. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Exit level outcomes detail the acquired skills that equip a learner for work. The exit level outcomes are a meaningful combination of unit standards. Only exit level outcomes for core and fundamental unit standards have been specified. As the elective category unit standards vary widely, depending on the area of specialization, no exit level outcomes have been captured specifically for the elective category in this Qualification.

    Learners` can:

    1. Understand and explain business in South Africa and explain the composition of the supply chain in order to understand their role in the transport industry.

    2. Take responsibility for his/her own life (health, finance and lifelong learning).

    3. Understand legislated and company-required health, safety and security practices together with the consequences of certain actions on:
  • individual health and safety
  • company operations
  • company and state financial well-being.

    4. Communicate and interact effectively in the English Medium.

    5. Understand and apply mathematical conventions. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.1 Explain the different modes of transport and transport services offered in SA
    1.2 Explain the different types of business types and their legal implications
    1.3 Provide a basic explanation and demonstrate a basic understanding of the relevant legislation ( e.g. Road Traffic Act)

    2.1 Identify sources of learning and methods of learning
    2.2 Manage their finances
    2.3 Understand the career advancement possibilities and the associated competencies required for advancement
    2.4 Understand the consequences of chemical dependency
    2.5 Understand the consequences of Aids and personal sexual behaviour

    3.1 Understand and explain the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

    4.1 Utilise a PC for communication
    4.2 Understand the impact of communication on different target groups (Range: Customers, peers, superiors)

    5.1 Understand and apply common mathematical terms and displays in the workplace and economy


    Integrated assessment

    The purpose of assessment is to ensure that the Specific Outcomes have been achieved. However learning, training and assessment are inextricably linked, and where appropriate the assessment of knowledge, skills attitudes and values indicated in the unit standards should be integrated. Hence integrated assessment should be pursued where ever practical, to ensure that applied competence of this qualification can be achieved. Both formative and summative assessment must take place for each unit standard.

    Formative assessment should be used to assess gaps in the learner`s skills and knowledge, and will allow for feedback on the teaching and learning process. This feedback allows for the necessary critique on outcomes, methodology and learning materials. Hence formative assessment is diagnostic in nature and informs both the learner and the facilitator.

    The assessment tools and methodologies utilised must be suitable to ensure that the learner can be assessed as competent against each unit standard in the General Education and Training Certificate in Transport.

    Summative assessment should be utilised on completion of learning towards a unit standard.
    Certain outcomes are measurable and verifiable through assessment criteria utilised in one assessment application. In other instances, more than one method of assessment must be utilised.

    The following methods, are but some of those that, can be utilised:

    1. Written tests/case studies/projects
    2. Role-play
    3. Structured classroom discussions
    4. Portfolio of evidence

    The methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge, or on-job demonstration for practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    The following tools may be used to supplement the above minimum assessment methods:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence.

    The portfolio should include inter alia:
    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
    2. Relevant certificates or awards
    3. Previous assessment records
    4. Journals/logbook 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Research was undertaken using New Zealand Standards and qualifications. However, it was found that whilst a few similar unit standards did exist, a full generic transport qualification at NQF level 1 or 2 does not currently exist. Hence it was difficult to benchmark with the New Zealand approach.

    The Level 1 National Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Introductory Skills) was however considered to examine the approach used in the core generic unit standards, and a high degree of overlap was found:

    Core Genric:
  • law-related education
  • self-management
  • social and cooperative skills
  • work and study skills
  • occupational health and safety practice
  • interpersonal communications
  • introductory communication skills
  • writing
  • measurement

    Certain competencies used in the SA Standards where gleaned from the research conducted on the above New Zealand Qualification, and relevant standards.

    For example, the following New Zealand Unit standards were examined

    NZ Standards:
  • Communicate information in a specified workplace
  • Express own ideas in writing
  • Use standard units of measurement
  • Solve problems which require calculation with whole numbers
  • Solve problems using calculations with numbers expressed in different forms
  • Demonstrate knowledge of consumer problems and ways to resolve them
  • Manage personal wellness
  • Operate a personal budget
  • Manage personal use of alcohol and other drugs
  • Produce a CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Obtain job search skills
  • Start work in a new workplace
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand road transport industry
  • Protect health and safety in the workplace

    SA Standards:
  • Develop the ability to interact with oneself and others
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace using speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • Understand and utilise mathematical language and calculations
  • Understand the impact of Customer Service on a business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications
  • Manage Personal Finances effectively
  • Understand chemical dependency and apply personal healthcare
  • Plan, Organise and manage one`s own learning
  • Plan, Organise and Manage oneself in the organisation
  • Understand the role of Transport Logistics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health Safety and Personal Hygiene practices within the Transport Industry

    An additional exercise was undertaken with the Belgium Qualifications and learning process. This has been done by submitting this NQF 1 Transport Qualification to FOREM in Belgium, who were responsible for commenting on the quality of the subject matter expertise evidenced in the Standards and the Qualification. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will allow a person to advance to further learning within any qualification at NQF level 2 or above, depending on the requirements of this qualification.

    The number and scope of new qualifications opening up for learners in the Transport Industry is continually expanding, and information on National Qualifications can be ascertained from the Transport SETA.

    This qualification provides the learner with the flexibility to pursue different careers within the transport industry and beyond. The level of flexibility within the range of electives allows the individual to pursue studies across the greater transport industry.

    These articulation possibilities do not preclude any other qualifications that may be added/ registered from time to time. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification or part there-of, must be accredited by the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    2. External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

    3. Internal Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the accredited Training Provider.

    4. Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    5. Moderation must include internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification. However, moderation must also encompass achievement of the competencies described in the exit level outcomes described above. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Conducting assessments

    1. Assessors must develop and conduct their own assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods.

    2. Assessors should allow for RPL assessment opportunities, and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal and informal learning and work experience.

    3. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge within each of the unit standards making up the qualification. Where possible, this can be achieved through the practice of integrated assessment.

    4. Assessors must be registered with a relevant ETQA to assess against specific unit standards.

    5. Assessors should provide for integrated assessment across unit standards. This enables learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions covered in more than one unit standard to achieve competence that is linked to the purpose of the qualification. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 59300, which is the General Education and Training Certificate: Transport, Level 1, 120 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  14001  Demonstrate an understanding of managerial expertise and administrative capabilities  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14656  Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  13994  Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  15091  Plan to manage one`s time  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  110254  Understand chemical dependancy and apply personal health care  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  110082  Understand the impact of customer service on a business  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  110081  Understand the role of transport logistics  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  11813  Apply knowledge of self in order to make a life decision  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  110080  Demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and personal hygiene within the transport industry  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  110078  Plan, organise and manage oneself in the organisation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12462  Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12471  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12509  Manage personal finances  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  110083  Process, analyse and communicate numerical data  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12469  Read and respond to a range of text types  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  110084  Understand and utilise mathematical language and calculations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  14 
    Fundamental  12470  Write for a variety of different purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110075  Apply basic fire fighting techniques  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  110076  Prepare for freight storage  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  110077  Prepare for freight transportation  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  110079  Utilise layouts signs and signal communications in the transport industry effectively  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  11409  Apply a knowledge and understanding of International Trade Documentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11406  Apply a knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11413  Apply an understanding of basic Transport Principles to International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11410  Apply basic concepts of Cargo Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110074  Construct and disassemble crate  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11412  Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of advanced Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11411  Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of elementary Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11816  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the individual under the South African Constitution  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11407  Display an understanding of the International Trading Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11818  Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal career/employment decision  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  11408  Understand the basic concepts of Importing and Exporting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    2. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Learncorp 
    4. Makwedeng Training 
    5. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    6. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Skills For Life 



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