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

Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116141  Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside 
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
256518  Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is that learners are capable of identifying vehicle fitness status and taking suitable action at the roadside if and when required.

Application of the competencies attained against this unit standard contributes towards the prevention of accidents and reduction of road maintenance cost. Vehicles that do not conform to the National Road Traffic Act and Regulations contribute to the serious national problem of maintaining roads and safety on South African roads. Competent vehicle fitness examination at the roadside is the first line of defence and contributes to minimising traffic-related costs thereby improving the South African economy.

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.

Learners who are credited with the unit standard are capable of:
  • Systematically examining vehicles at the roadside.
  • Identifying unfit vehicles.
  • Issuing notifications, and documents relating to vehicle fitness.
  • Explaining the contents of notifications, and documents to drivers. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The competence attained to achieve this unit standard relates to applying all methods for stopping vehicles in accordance with standard work procedures and relevant legislation. Vehicles are usually examined starting at the driver's door, proceeding in an anti-clockwise direction and ending at the driver's door. Offenders could be co-operative or non-co-operative, and offences can be minor or serious. Traffic flow must not interfere with safety procedures in accordance with work procedures. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Stop vehicles next to the road. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe stopping areas are identified in accordance with standard work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicles to be stopped are identified in accordance with relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vehicle are directed to identified stopping areas in accordance with standard work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conduct is acceptable to communities served. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Conduct is professional at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Conduct adheres to specified ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Evaluation of communication takes into account diversity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Examine vehicles systematically at the road side. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drivers are approached in accordance with standard work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documents are inspected for validity in accordance with standard work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Vehicles are examined systematically in accordance with work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Conduct is acceptable to communities served. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Conduct is professional at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Conduct adheres to specified ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Evaluation of communication takes into account diversity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement procedures applicable to offenders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication with offenders is carried out proficiently. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanations of the offence and its implications to drivers are clear, accurate and concise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Requests for additional information from offenders are presented in a clear, accurate and concise manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Answering of questions is clear and accurate. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist drivers safely back onto the road. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Roads are monitored for approaching traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicles are directed onto the road when it is safe to enter traffic. 


    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.
  • Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • SABS and other accredited standards and quality assurance measures.
  • Criminal procedures.
  • Relevant standard operating procedures.
  • Tactical pursuit (stop and approach).
  • User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team to obtain requests for additional information from offenders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information regarding safe stopping areas, obtaining documents, inspecting them for validity, and identifying offences. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with drivers and team members using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when assisting drivers safely back onto the road when it is safe to enter. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 256518, which is "Examine vehicle fitness at the roadside", Level 4, 4 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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