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

Control traffic 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116133  Control traffic 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Traffic,Traffic-Related,L.Government Law Enfor 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-04-13  2008-04-13  SAQA 1059/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-04-13   2012-04-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
256520  Control traffic  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is that learners are capable of controlling traffic in various situations. Controlled traffic is an important component of public service delivery and ensures safe use of South African roads. By describing the characteristics of incidents, corrective action can be taken to prevent further damage, and proactive solutions can be found to prevent future recurrence.

This unit standard also allows for transformation with the traffic policing profession, as learners become models for other learners. This attracts quality people and allows for the aspirations of people to be part of the traffic policing profession. The recognition of prior learning will formalise informal and non-formal leaning and learners will be able to obtain credits towards a national qualification.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Preparing for different traffic control situations.
  • Controlling traffic from a stationary position.
  • Using different types of equipment appropriately to support traffic control situations.
  • Assessing accidents and incidents.
  • Making prompt judgements of appropriate actions and communications. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The competence attained to achieve this unit standard must be applied in any temporal context, that is, day or night. Included are various incidents, such as accidents, road hazards, dangerous goods spills, animals, crime, etc. Competence includes controlling both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Different types of traffic control are required, including scholar patrol, point duty, and control with equipment and vehicles. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare self and vehicles for different traffic control situations, according to operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment for various traffic patrol situations are selected and stored correctly in vehicles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal clothing and equipment selected are appropriate for specific traffic control situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal clothing and equipment are worn appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Planning for traffic control situations is according to given briefs (timing, type, duration). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up road blocks according to operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Areas selected for setting up road blocks are safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurements are correct and in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment used is appropriate for the context of specific road blocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is placed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Signs selected are appropriate for the context of specific road blocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Signs are placed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Personal safety clothing selected is appropriate for specific road blocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Communication with team members is effective. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Direct traffic (incl. pedestrians) in a safe way and according to operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Traffic is directed using arms, hands and body in accordance with standard operating procedures, and effectively. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal safety clothing used is appropriate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Use of vehicles to direct traffic is effective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment and signs are used effectively to direct traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communicate with pedestrians (scholars, elderly) is effective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Procedures at scholar patrol points are applied correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Procedures applied at scholar patrol points are appropriate to the context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Safeguard incident scenes according to appropriate operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Measurements for warning signs are applied correctly and in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment used is appropriate for specific incidents and accidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is placed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Signs selected are appropriate for the context of specific incidents and accidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Signs are placed correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Personal safety clothing selected is appropriate for of specific incident and accident scenes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Other role players are identified according to operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Communication with colleagues and other services is prompt, appropriate, clear and to the correct role players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Functions and roles taken on are in accordance with standard operating procedures for given situations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The relevant sections to the National Road Traffic Act.
  • Other relevant legislation.
  • The principles and operations of technology used.
  • Prescribed operating procedures, for example, K78.
  • The principles and risks of speed.
  • Sight distance and reaction time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to set up road blocks, and safeguard incident scenes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and all their traffic control activities in line with operating procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding traffic control situations and incidents to select the appropriate equipment, clothing, signs and action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with team members at road blocks, pedestrians, colleagues and other services using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that Functions and roles taken on within incident scene problem-solving contexts should be in accordance with standard operating procedures for given situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 256520, which is "Control traffic", Level 4, 11 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48921   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-04-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50122   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. C D M INDOOR RANGE 
    2. DEFENSIVE TRAINING CONCEPTS 
    3. SBV SERVICES MIDRAND 
    4. SHEPPERD ACADEMY 
    5. SNAP SOLUTIONS NETWX PTY LTD 
    6. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 
    7. SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE BASIC TRAINING PROVISION 
    8. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



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