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

Test drivers for learner's licensing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116171  Test drivers for learner's 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 
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
256522  Examine candidates for the learners drivers licence  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is that credited learners are able to test drivers to determine if their knowledge driving is at the standard required for learner's licensing. Learners credited against this unit standard are capable of identifying applicants and administering the prescribed prerequisites for a learner's licence as required by legislation in South Africa. Application of this set of competence will ensure that appropriately licensed learner 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:
  • Verifying learner's licence applicants' identity and photographs.
  • Administering the South African learner's licence theory and eye tests.
  • Scoring the South African learner's licence theory test.
  • Certifying learner's licence test results that meet legal certification requirements.
  • Creating an official record based on South African learner's licence theory test results. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Taking fingerprints.
  • Plan and conduct assessment of learning.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Conversion of licences and creating official records using the National Traffic Information System. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is related to the traffic environment, namely, examiner for learner's licences. 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 examination for learner's licensing. Credited learners can employ a range of specialised learner's licensing examination skills, and determine solutions to a variety of unpredictable problems during learner's licensing examination, often including a range of varied and specific contexts involving creative and non-routine activities. They can exercise appropriate judgement in presenting test results. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify learner's licence applicants' identity following prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Applicants are identified as required by standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identification documents are checked as required by standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Learner's licence applicants' age is verified correctly as required by standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legal requirements for disqualifications are verified where relevant. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Disqualifications could include diseases, disabilities, etc.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Administer eye tests with prescribed equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Eye test equipment is set up correctly according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Applicants are informed regarding each step in the procedure for the eye test in a way that facilitates their understanding of the procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Eye tests are administered according to the prescribed procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Eye test results are correctly recorded on the prescribed forms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Applicants are referred to optometrists/ophthalmologists if minimum requirements are not met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Conduct is acceptable to communities served. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Conduct is professional at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Conduct adheres to specified ethical requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Evaluation of communication takes into account diversity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Verify learner's licence applicants' photographs against presenting features. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Evaluation of the quality of applicants' photographs ensures that legal requirements are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Verification of the size of photographs takes into account legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Approved photographs are affixed on relevant forms as required by standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Administer learner's licence tests following prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Test room environments are prepared and ensured to be conducive to effective and fair assessment according to prescribed regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test materials are prepared beforehand to facilitate efficient and effective assessment and recording. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Administration of learner's licence tests are carried out in accordance with assessment plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Clear instructions/directions regarding learner's licence tests are provided to applicants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Invigilation of tests is in line with the prescribed instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Timing of tests is accurate according to prescribed instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Collection of test materials is done according to prescribed procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Handling of test materials meets prescribed indications. 

    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 5 
    Certify learner's licence test results that meet legal certification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scoring of completed tests with the use of a calculator is accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Scoring of completed tests employ relevant masks provided for the particular test codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication of test results to applicants is immediate and in accordance to prescribed procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advising applicants who failed the learners' licence theory test to make next appointments is immediate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Authorisation of learner's licences to be issued is immediate and meets requirements of operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Record learner'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 (NaTIS) 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 learners' licence test, eye test, taking fingerprints, specifications regarding photos.
  • Applicable forms. 

  • 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 and standard operational procedures regarding verifying photographs, and administering the learner's licence test under controlled conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively when preparing test rooms and equipment according to specifications. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information regarding assessment results of learner licence tests, and eye test results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to give clear instructions for learner's licence test, and communicate test results using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation. 

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

    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 256522, which is "Examine candidates for the learners drivers licence", Level 3, 3 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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