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

Understand the road transport industry in South Africa 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10954  Understand the road transport industry in South Africa 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 Learner will be capable of:

Understanding the significance, as well as the role of Road Transport, within the Macro Transport Industry, as well as National and Provincial economic dispensations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
What the Learner should know and be able to do, before starting this unit:
  • ABET Level IV English Literacy
  • ABET Level III Numeracy. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of Road Transport Legislation and Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Current Legislation and Codes applicable to the Road Transport industry are identified in terms of the stated purpose as well as how they relate to driving. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation and Codes include, but are not limited to:
  • Relevant Road Traffic legislation (Nationally, Provincially and Municipal)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993
  • Road Accident Fund i.t.o. Act 56 of 1996
  • Industrial Collective Agreements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Learner is able to access information from Legislation and Codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Learner is able to identify the categories of licenses, as well as Professional Driving Permits and relate these to the vehicles they apply to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of Road Transport Operations in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The relationships between Road Transport and other modes of transport are explained in terms of the flow of Freight; Passengers and Services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The volume of Passengers and Freight carried, as well as the number of people employed in the Road Transport Industry, are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The advantages to customers in using Road Transport, are stated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Reflect on importance of Transport in terms of National and Provincial economy and how it interfaces with other Industries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The Road Transport Industry as a Service Industry is understood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of features of the South African Road Transport Industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Types of Passenger services are described in terms of their role in the movement of people and the type of vehicle used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Scheduled urban bus service; Intercity route services; Tour coach; Charter coach; School Bus; Shuttle service; Taxi service.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Types of Freight delivery services are identified and related to the vehicle configuration required for their provision. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    General Freight; Furniture Removals; Bulk liquids and gases; Livestock; Refrigerated cargo; Logs; Abnormal freight; Courier goods; Containers; Concrete vehicles. Evidence is required for eight types.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Reflect on the costs associated with the operation of Road Transport Services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Costs associated with the operation of Road Transport Services are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Strategies for cost reduction are identified in terms of the driver's role in a Road Transport Operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate knowledge of career paths in the Road Transport Industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Career opportunities within the industry are identified, in terms of the possible roles in the Road Transport Industry and the opportunity for movement between these roles. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and moderation process and criteria to be established by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurer. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Learner will be able to explain
  • Legislation and Codes
    i) Road Traffic Act of 1993
    ii) Occupational Health & Safety Act 1993.
    iii) Road Accident Fund i.t.o Act 56 of 1996.
  • Categories of licenses and Professional Driving Permits.
  • Relation between Road Transport and other Modes of Transport.
  • Volume of Freight and Passengers carried annually.
  • Number of Road Transport employees.
  • Types of Freight Delivery Systems and vehicle configurations used.
  • Types of Passenger Services and vehicles used.
  • Cost associated with Road Transport operations and how it can be reduced.
  • Career paths within the Road Transport Industry. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information (to interpret and understand the relevant legislation and regulation). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (to understand the relationship between Road Transport and other modes of Transport). 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  13716   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-06-29  TETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Management in the Public Sector  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Agisanang SA Training 
    3. Algoa Bus Company 
    4. Buscor 
    5. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    8. Gerotek Test Facilities 
    9. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    10. Greystones Cargo Systems 
    11. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    12. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    13. Inkezo HR Solutions 
    14. Inkqubela Consultants 
    15. Intercape Mainliner 
    16. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    17. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    18. Learncorp 
    19. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    20. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    21. Makwedeng Training 
    22. Maliwa Investment (Pty)Ltd 
    23. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    24. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    25. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    26. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    27. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    28. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    29. Production Management Institute 
    30. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    31. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    32. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    33. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    34. PUTCO Limited 
    35. Q4 Training Solutions 
    36. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    37. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    38. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    39. Sabela Learning Academy 
    40. Safe and Eco Driving (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    42. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    43. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    44. THABO Training and Services 
    45. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    46. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    47. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    49. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



    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.