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

Examine drivers for licensing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116155  Examine drivers for licensing 
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  20 
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
256515  Examine candidates for the drivers licence  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is that credited learners are able to examine drivers to determine if their driving is at the standard required for licensing. Application of this set of competence will ensure that appropriately licensed drivers enter the traffic system, thus promoting driver competence and contributing to road safety, and minimising loss of life and associated economic costs in South Africa. This unit standard influences adherence to traffic rules and promotes traffic safety.

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 credited against this unit standard are capable of:
  • Identifying an applicant for a driving licence.
  • Administering the prescribed prerequisites for a driving licence or a professional driving permit as required by legislation.
  • Administering the South African driver's examination.
  • Assessing the applicant according to the South African driver's examination as prescribed by legislation.
  • Completing the prescribed evaluation forms.
  • Authorising the issuing of a drivers licence.
  • Creating an official record based on examination results. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Conversion of licences and creating official records using the National Traffic Information System.
  • Driver's licence as applicable for the particular examiner grade, complying with legislation for the assessment of different codes driver's licences.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Maths Literacy NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is related to the traffic environment, namely, driver examination for licensing. The typical context is embedded in the National Road Traffic Act. Learning credited will reflect the ability to develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad knowledge base regarding driver examination for licensing. Credited learners can employ a range of specialised driver examination skills, and determine solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems during driver examination for licensing, often including a range of varied and specific contexts involving creative and non-routine activities. They can exercise appropriate judgement in presenting test results.

    Currently the standard South African driver's examination is referred to as the K53 test. Credited learners must be able to examine all vehicles, including motorcycles, according to specified criteria. Competence includes using relevant equipment and materials, such as obstacles, barriers, electronic motorcycle driver's licence testing equipment (recording equipment and timing devices), etc. in line with manufacturers' instructions and prescribed procedures and instructions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify driver's licence applicants' identity and information following prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identification of applicants' identity and information is corroborated by previously recorded information on the national traffic information system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Grade of drivers test to be taken is determined correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Legal documents required for a professional driving permit are checked and verified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal documents could include Medical Certificates, endorsements, criminal records, etc. Other disqualifying particulars may include diseases, disabilities, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct driver's licence yard tests according to minimum requirements for yard test facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Preparation of driver's licence yards is according to prescribed set out plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-trip inspections supervision is carried out according to the prescribed pre-trip inspections supervision checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scoring of pre-trip assessments is according to prescribed checklists for pre-trip assessment scoring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Yard test instructions given are in accordance with relevant test procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Yard tests are conducted in line with prescribed legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Scoring and calculation of yard test results are accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Recording of yard test results is accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Recording of yard test results is on prescribed test report forms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Yard tests are terminated if minimum requirements in terms of prescribed permissible penalty points allowed for yard tests are not met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    If yard tests are terminated, applicants are informed of the reasons for termination calmly and clearly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Conduct is acceptable to communities served. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Conduct is professional at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
    Conduct adheres to specified ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 14 
    Evaluation of communication takes into account diversity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct driver's licence road tests following pre-established routes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planning of road test routes follows prescribed requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Directive instructions given to applicants are continuous, clear and appropriate for required actions to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles of the standard South African driver's examination are upheld by the learner at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evaluation of the applicants' adherence to the principles of the standard South African driver's examination is scored on prescribed test report forms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Assessment of items is recorded on prescribed marking sheets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Recording of assessments is meticulous and in line with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Procedures followed in case of accidents are in accordance with standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Road test results are determined according to the South African driver's examination standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Conduct is acceptable to communities served. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Conduct is professional at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Conduct adheres to specified ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Evaluation of communication takes into account diversity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Certify driver's licence test results meeting legal certification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Location of items to be evaluated on the test sheet is effortless and prompt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Interpretation of items on the test sheet is correct in terms of the standard South African driver's examination modules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Penalties are marked correctly according to the prescribed system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All relevant forms are completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Completed test sheets are scored correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Communication of road test results to applicants is informal and employs personal language. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Communication of road test results to applicants is in pass or fail format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Authorisation of driving licences to be issued is according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Advising applicants who failed the test to make next appointments is immediate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Conduct is acceptable to communities served. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Conduct is professional at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Conduct adheres to specified ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
    Evaluation of communication takes into account diversity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Record driver's licence test results making use of appropriate recording systems and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The national traffic information system is accessed successfully. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Official records are created according to standard operational procedure requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Authorisation of competent persons to create official records on the national traffic information system takes place where relevant according to standard operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Completion of forms prescribed by legislation is accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant forms are sent for safe keeping according to organisational procedures. 


    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 
  • Standard operations procedures.
  • National Road Traffic Act sections regarding driving licence test, yard test, road test, motor cycle test, rules of the road, road signs and road markings.
  • Administration of the driving licence.
  • Applicable forms.
  • National traffic information system transactions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way applying the provisions set out in organisational procedures regarding the taking of fingerprints, verifying photographs, taking down the driver's licence test under controlled conditions, etc. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively to prepare the test yard and road test routes according to specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about driver examination results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with applicants regarding instructions and results and record results using visual, mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others to mark learners licence tests, use a calculator, and access the national traffic information system to maximise accuracy and productivity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when utilising various forms of documentation, and the national traffic information system to contribute to creating an accurate holistic traffic information system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Effectively interact with applicants to promote a positive rapport with the public. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 256515, which is "Examine candidates for the drivers licence", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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 


    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.
     
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    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.