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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control traffic 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256520  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  11 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116133  Control traffic  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
116134  Ensure safe passage in traffic  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is to ensure 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. It entails setting-up roadblocks or informal checkpoints, escorting people in traffic and managing incident scenes. By describing the characteristics of incidents, corrective action can be taken to prevent further damage, injuries and proactive solutions can be found to prevent future recurrence.

Controlling traffic is one of the key integral competencies of a traffic law enforcement official especially in view of the fact that the number of cars on South African roads is increasing on a yearly basis. In the execution of this function the traffic law enforcement officer may have to extinguish vehicle fires or attend to injured road users.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for traffic control situations.
  • Set-up roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints.
  • Direct traffic.
  • Respond to accident/incident scenes.
  • Conduct safe passage in traffic. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 3.
  • The Unit Standard "Apply knowledge of road traffic legislation pertaining to traffic officers, road users and vehicles" at NQF Level 4. 

  • 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 for traffic control situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate equipment is selected and stored for the specific traffic control situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Equipment includes but is not limited to personal clothing, personal equipment and traffic control equipment.
  • Stored refers to storing the equipment in a road traffic law enforcement vehicle according to standard operating procedures.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The traffic control operation is planned according to given briefs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Planning includes but is not limited to timing, type and duration.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set-up roadblocks and/or vehicle checkpoints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An area is identified in which to set up a roadblock and/or vehicle checkpoints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A roadblock is set-up according to legal requirements and standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The set-up includes but is not limited to consideration of selection of equipment and personal protective clothing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roadblock and/or vehicle checkpoint is operated according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information is compiled and submitted for inclusion in the report. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes but is not limited to statistics.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Direct traffic. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to a scholar patrol, an accident scene, intersections and events. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Traffic is directed safely using signals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The flow of traffic is regulated to ensure safety of all road users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Traffic vehicles are used to direct traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The movement of traffic is controlled through co-operation with other team members. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Respond to accident/incident scenes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The immediate vicinity is cordoned off in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Traffic is directed in order to minimize obstructions using the appropriate equipment and hand signals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    People and aspects related to an incident are identified and managed through instituting emergency procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • People include but are not limited to the injured and deceased.
  • Aspects include but are not limited to threats, hazards and dangers.
  • Emergency procedures include but are not limited to crime prevention, crowd management, protecting evidence, preventing further injury, damage to persons and/or property.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures and protocols of accident/incident management are applied. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures and protocols include but are not limited to validating of driving licenses, vehicle license discs and permits; applying various measuring techniques; performing human, vehicle, road and environmental observations, criteria for the declaration of a scene as a crime scene, marking off of all physical evidence (sketch plan, photographs), indicating accident-related points and completion of the Accident Report form.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Information from appropriate people is obtained and recorded for investigation purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    People include witnesses, the driver/s and the parties involved.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct safe passage in traffic. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to funeral processions, emergency procedures, dignitaries, emergency vehicles and sport event participants. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An explanation is given of permissions and provisions for escorting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is identified and checked for serviceability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Anticipated problems are identified in order to generate pre-emptive solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An explanation is given of the application of situational awareness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation must include but is not limited to identification and assessment of routes.
     


    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 
  • Road traffic legislation.
  • Standard operation procedures.
  • The principles and operations of equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Preparing for traffic control situations.
  • Setting-up roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints.
  • Directing traffic.
  • Safeguarding incident scenes.
  • Conducting safe passage in traffic. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The set-up roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints.
  • The directing of traffic.
  • The safeguard of incident scenes.
  • The conducting of safe passage in traffic. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Safeguarding incident scenes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Setting-up roadblocks and vehicle checkpoints.
  • Directing traffic.
  • Safeguarding incident scenes.
  • Conducting safe passage in traffic. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 116133, "Control traffic", Level 4, 7 credits.
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 116134, "Ensure safe passage in traffic", Level 4, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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. HJN TRAINING CC Pretoria 
    4. Josmap Training Institute 
    5. Mangaung Traffic Training College 
    6. PORT ELIZABETH TRAFFIC COLLEGE 
    7. Training at Work (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Tshwane Leadership & Management Academy/Tshwane Metro Police 
    9. TSHWANE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT ACADEMY 



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