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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain compliance with transport legislation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255798  Maintain compliance with transport legislation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 be useful for people who are required to ensure that freight, including goods, passengers or livestock, is moved from origin to destination in terms of stakeholder requirements, and in compliance with legislative requirements and international codes and practices.

This unit standard will recognise the essential knowledge and skills required to identify legislation, regulations and codes applicable to own transport operation, and apply these within the scope of own operations.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of transport related legislation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical considerations in the provision of transport services.
  • Ensure compliance with legislation in a transport operation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Communications and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of transport related legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation regulating different modes of transport business is identified and described in terms of key provisions and consequences for non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation governing public liability is explained in terms of requirements for insurance and provision for loss of income, spillage, and damage to freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of inadequate provision are explained in terms of own liability and legal rights of customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legislation governing the handling and transport of waste is identified and described with reference to categories of waste, and key provisions and restrictions of the legislation with respect to transportation of waste. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Provisions and restrictions include:
  • Permits.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legislation regulating the provision of environmentally friendly transport services is identified and described in terms of key provisions and consequences for non-compliance across the different modes of transport. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Provisions include:
  • Control of emissions; fuels and fuel efficiency; internal waste management (wash bays, washing tanks, use of chemicals); spillages.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Legislation governing access to, and operation within, ports and harbours is identified and described with reference to specific compliance requirements and key provisions for pollution, safety and security. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pollution includes:
  • Air; water; noise; environmental protection.

    Safety and security includes:
  • Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act; National Ports Authority requirements; ISPS code (international safety and port security); codes at airports-lighting on tall structures.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Legislation governing the shipping of freight internationally is identified and described with reference to key provisions and compliance requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Compliance includes:
  • "Known shipper" provision for multi-modal transportation; different permit and code requirements for different countries.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Legislation governing legal load size, mass and/or volume is identified and explained with reference to various limitations and restrictions, as well as compliance requirements. The explanation includes a discussion of the ethical considerations in exceeding load limits. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Permits include:
  • Abnormal load.

    Compliance includes:
  • Permits; weighbridges; load stacking; axle-mass distribution.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Legislation governing the transportation of specialised cargoes is identified and described with reference to provisions for load consolidation, as well as the relevant codes and regulations for different modes of transport. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes:
  • Dangerous Goods Act; South African National Standards (SANS) Code 10228 - dangerous goods.

    Specialised cargo includes:
  • Dangerous/chemicals; same codes; perishables; abnormal; livestock; furniture removal; medical waste; organs transplants; explosives; radio-active.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of ethical considerations in the provision of transport services. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The range of ethical considerations applicable to the transport sector are identified and described with reference to corporate position and response, as articulated in policy and practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Considerations include:
  • Choice of loads; general business conduct (stance on bribery, unfair pricing); smuggling, human trafficking.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specific clauses in own organisational code of conduct relating to general ethical business practices are identified and explained in terms of their implications for own operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Clauses include:
  • Disrepute; disclosure; conflict/conflict of interests; nepotism; corporate image/integrity; bribery/inducements; property or assets; electronic communication; trade secrets/intellectual property.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Key ethical considerations in the management of human resources are identified and explained in terms of the rights and the social, legal and moral obligations of individuals and organisations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ethical considerations include:
  • Freedom from discrimination; respect for individuals/rights; skills development/growth; equal opportunity; free association; participation; diversity; safe, healthy working environment; sexual harassment; no party politics; gifts; outside work.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ethical considerations relating to contracts and agreements with clients and/or suppliers are distinguished from the legal obligations and explained with reference to implications for own business practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The meaning and importance of integrity, and the consequences of compromising integrity in the workplace, is explained with reference to corporate and own image, and attendant implications for the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Ethical considerations in the use of personal authority are identified and explained with reference to potential for use, misuse and abuse of persons and/or corporate assets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The importance of quality of products and services is explained in terms of its ethical and business implications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure compliance with legislation in a transport operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operation of own function complies with the specific provisions of applicable legislation for corporate governance. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation includes:
  • PFMA.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operation of own function complies with the provisions in company policy and procedures for ethical business practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Company policy includes provisions for:
  • Disrepute; disclosure; conflict/conflict of interests; nepotism; corporate image/integrity; bribery/inducements; property or assets; electronic communication; trade secrets/intellectual property.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Attempts by others to induce behaviour contrary to company policy and the code of conduct are rejected and/or reported in line with organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.
  • South African National Standards (SANS) Codes.
  • Company policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: A central part of applied competence - ensuring compliance implies identifying and solving problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: Compliance will entail teamwork and cooperative effort in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: Organisation will be key - the job is about organising and coordinating, in line with legislative requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: Central to the standard-understanding requirements for compliance as stipulated in legislation and applying this to the work context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: Oral and written communication of information, and providing feedback to people on their compliance is critical. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: Some aspects of compliance will be monitored by means of technology; capturing data and tracking trends implies use of technology. 

    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.

    Note: Central to the standard - seeing own operations against the context of transport legislation. 

    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 
    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general 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 title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure that 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 candidate 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 candidate 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.

    The following particular issues should be taken into consideration when assessing against this unit standard:
  • Assessment is within the context of a particular mode of transport.
  • Knowledge of other modes is required, but application is limited to own mode.

    Definition of Terms:

    Terms have been clarified as far as possible through the use of range statements. Further clarification of terms is provided as follows:
  • There are no terms requiring definition. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  61489   National Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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.
     
    1. Diversity technology Training Institute 
    2. Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.