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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Provide commuter services 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123256  Provide commuter services 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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
10956  Provide commuter services  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard is to ensure that learners are able to safely provide commuter services by road. Learners are required to ensure commuter safety and comfort, adhere to scheduled times and service quality specifications, and collect revenue for services. Improved commuter services, commuter safety and commuter comfort lead to improved customer service and profitability, decreased human and economic costs due to injury and damage, and improved professional image of the transport sector.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Preparing equipment and documentation according to specified procedures.
  • Collecting payments and issuing passenger tickets according to specified procedures.
  • Adhering to service contractual specifications as specified.
  • Providing operational information that meet specified requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners have already attained the competencies of Mathematic literacy at NQF Level 2, and Communication and language at NQF Level 2. The learner is also assumed to be competent at driving a rigid vehicle, obtaining and communicating transport operational information, and fostering and maintaining customer relations. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard includes:
  • Controlled office or workshop environments, transport depots, open yard areas, mobile vehicles and/or customer premises. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare equipment and documentation according to specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documentation required for the trip or shift is completed according to organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes shift allocation, signing on sheets, waybills, duty cards, log books, tickets, fare books, driving licences and professional driving permits, accident-, incident- and inspection reports, fuel- and service orders, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is verified, installed or tested according to organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes but is not limited to ticket machines, nippers, fire extinguishers, warning triangles, and communication instruments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment affecting passengers is inspected for safety and comfort according to organisational specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes the passenger door and -bell, steps, handrails, seats, luggage shelves, windows and ventilation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Availbility and functionality of appropriate securing and/or loading equipment and personal protective equipment is verified according to given procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collect payments and issue passenger tickets according to specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct fares are collected and correct tickets issued according to organisational fare structure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-paid tickets are validated without error on applicable route, time of day and type of passenger. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct change is returned with cash tickets to the satisfaction of all passengers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effect of over- or undercharging customers, or giving short change to customers is described in terms of the effects of these actions on continued customer support and reputation or image of the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adhere to service contractual specifications as specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of providing a commuter service within the contract/tendering system are described in terms customer satisfaction, organisation image, repeat business and profitably. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cost and customer satisfaction implications of penalties payable due to deviations from contractual service specifications are described in terms of own actions to avoid penalties on service contracts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Penalties with prescribed costs to include late or early departures, overloading, non-operation of trips or shifts, vehicle cleanliness, defects and breakdowns, destination scrolls.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide operational information that meets specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All information on documentation is completed, accurately, comprehensively and legibly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Waybills, ticket machine documentation, cash to ticket sales reconciliation, trip deviations and unusual occurrences report.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information is submitted on time and in accordance with organisational policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information affecting the service is communicated according to organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Excessive passenger demand, route deviations and delays, breakdowns, vehicle defects and accidents.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operational information on documentation is completed, accurately, comprehensively and legibly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Incident reports, accident reports, inspection reports, trip journal, tachograph and other monitoring devices.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the 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 the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the 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 
  • Organisational guidelines and policies regarding ticket selling and control systems, operations planning and control systems, and accident and emergency procedures.
  • Legal requirements regarding driving licences, professional driving permits, vehicle documentation, accident and first aid procedures.
  • Legal carrying capacities, emergency equipment and entry and escape provisions on passenger vehicles.
  • Operational area detail such as routes, stages and destinations, fare charts and tables.
  • Fare structures, ticket and penalty systems.
  • Contractual and normal service scheduling and timetables.
  • The implications of the contract/tendering system on drivers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to make responsible decisions to resolve route deviations, delays and breakdowns. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to maintain quality of service and minimise penalties on contractual services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to inform customers and superiors. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others in order to utilise loading and securing equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when marketing services. 

    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 10956, "Provide commuter services", Level 3, 8 credits.

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the unit standard title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember that the person must be declared competent in terms of the overall unit standard outcome. Where assessment at unit standard title level is unmanageable, focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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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