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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of the Administrative Adjudication of the Road Traffic Offences Act 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256517  Demonstrate understanding of the Administrative Adjudication of the Road Traffic Offences Act 
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
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 extent of traffic contraventions is very extensive. Many road users do not obey speed restrictions, road signs and drive recklessly. The result apart from injury and loss of life is a huge backlog of contraventions that have to be dealt with. The National Department of Transport promulgated the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act in a bid to, inter alia, provide for a scheme to discourage road traffic contraventions, to facilitate the adjudication of road traffic infringements, to support the prosecution of offences in terms of the national and provincial laws relating to road traffic and to implement a points demerit system. This Unit Standard with give the learner an in-depth knowledge of the Act and enable them to apply the Act in the workplace.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Explain the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act.
  • Describe the Road Traffic Infringement Agency.
  • Describe the adjudication procedure.
  • Explain the points demerit system. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of the key definitions as they pertain to the work of traffic officers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the objects and rationale for the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the relationship between this Act and other traffic legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the Road Traffic Infringement Agency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the relationship between the Road Traffic Infringement Agency and other structures and/or role-players within the traffic sector. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Other structures and role players refer to the National Department of Transport, the Road Traffic Management Corporation and provincial and local traffic law enforcement agencies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An explanation is given of the functions of the agency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the functions of the agency's board. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the structure of the national contraventions register. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the adjudication procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of key issues pertaining to the application of adjudication. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Application includes infringement notices, representations, courtesy letters, enforcement order, warrants and trials.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The adjudication procedure in the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act is assessed in terms of its benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of the implications that the implementation of this adjudication process may hold for authorities and road users. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the points demerit system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A description is given of the points demerit system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The description includes prohibition on driving or operating a vehicle, notification, cancellation of a driver's license, reduction of demerit points and categorisation of offences.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A description is given of the implications and application of this system for drivers and professional drivers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A description is given of the minister's prerogative in the categorisation of infringements and in the making of regulations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The AARTO Act (1998).
  • The National Road Traffic Act (1996).
  • The Criminal Procedure Act (1977). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act.
  • The Road Traffic Infringement Agency.
  • The adjudication procedure.
  • The points demerit system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Explaining the points demerit system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Explaining the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act.
  • Describing the Road Traffic Infringement Agency.
  • Describing the adjudication procedure.
  • Explaining the points demerit system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80047   National Certificate: Road Safety Development  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  62289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Law Enforcement  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN POLICE : FIREARM SERVICES 
    2. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS 
    3. Josmap Training Institute 
    4. Mangaung Traffic Training College 
    5. PORT ELIZABETH TRAFFIC COLLEGE 
    6. Training at Work (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 
    8. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



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