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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate and programme transport projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244248  Evaluate and programme transport projects 
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 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  15 
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 
This unit standard will enable learners to evaluate and programme transport projects in the transport planning field. This unit standard will benefit learners within the transport planning sector and contributes to professionalism within transport planning processes and systems.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Conduct an assessment of transport projects to determine its impacts on the immediate and larger environment.
  • Evaluate and compare alternative uncomplicated projects.
  • Programme component projects. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • "Explain the role and impact of transport systems on their external environment", NQF Level 5.
  • "Apply elementary modelling techniques", NQF Level 6. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct an assessment of transport projects to determine its impacts on the immediate and larger environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Immediate and larger environment includes but are not limited to transport system operation, travel demand patterns, users, the economy, society, and built and natural environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impacts of specific transport projects are identified in order to inform the selection of measurement indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurement indicators are selected in order to measure the impacts of specific transport projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measurement indicators are applied within a defined context in order to measure the impacts of specific transport projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact and constraints of local regulations and by-laws are discussed to reflect its impact on transport project implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The results of impact assessment are communicated to the specific stakeholders and decision makers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate and compare alternative uncomplicated projects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives and main techniques of monetising costs and benefits are analysed to reflect its uses in conventional economic analysis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Costs and benefits would include but are not limited to time, loss of life, accidents.
  • Main techniques would include but are not limited to willingness-to-pay, shadow pricing.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Discounting techniques are applied in order to consider the time value of money. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The results of economic analysis are compared using decision criteria in an uncomplicated context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Decision criteria would include but are not limited to net present value, benefit cost ration (BC ratio), internal rate of return and first year rate of return.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The assumptions and short-comings of conventional economic analysis are analysed to reflect their impact on recommendations and decision making processes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assumptions and shortcomings include but are not limited to valuation of environmental impact and social benefits.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Alternatives to conventional economic analysis are identified and applied to make comparisons within uncomplicated contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Stakeholder interests are identified to determine their impacts on decision making within a specific socio-political context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Preferred alternatives are motivated and presented based on assessment results in order to advise decision makers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Programme component projects. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Component projects refer to a breakdown of a preferred project or plan of action into implementable components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Programme includes but is not limited to identification, costing, sequencing, prioritisation and budgeting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Competing projects are prioritised to form a programme of implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Prioritised projects are unpacked into implementable components in order to programme implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The main cost components of projects are identified and quantified in order to match costs with available budget cycles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Component projects are sequenced to form a programme of implementation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.
  • The assessor will be accredited, have the competence of this unit standard and be a subject matter expert in this learning area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Measurement indicators are selected.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Conduct an assessment of transport projects to determine its impacts on the immediate and larger environment.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Types of measurement indicators.
  • Discounting techniques.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Planning regulations.
  • The basic principles of the National Environment Management Act.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Impact assessment techniques.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Working in the context of the larger environment including transport system operation, travel demand patterns, users, the economy, society, and built and natural environments. 

  • 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:
  • Incorporate results of modelling. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Communication with peers and decision makers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • When executing the steps when evaluation and programming.
  • Presenting and communicating outcomes systematically. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Programming processes.
  • Project evaluation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Economic analysis techniques.
  • Understanding shortcomings and assumptions of economic techniques. 

  • 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:
  • Communicating to stakeholders and decision makers. 

  • 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  58601   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  LG 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. Nhlahle Development Agency 



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