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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of components of transport systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244242  Demonstrate a basic knowledge of components of transport systems 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 demonstrate a basic knowledge of different components of transport systems. 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:
  • Describe the various modes of transport systems.
  • Describe the various transport infrastructure elements.
  • Describe the various transport control and information systems.
  • Describe how the various components are integrated into transport networks. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical literacy NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the various modes of transport systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Modes include but are not limited to walking, cycling, buses, trains, min-bus taxis, trams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various potential modes are identified to influence the selection process within a transport network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating characteristics of the modes and networks are described to reflect its functioning within a transport system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operating characteristics include but are not limited to capacity, speeds, energy consumption.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operating cost of the modes are interpreted and compared to reflect its efficiency and to influence the selection process within a transport network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The advantages and disadvantages of modes of transport are explained to influence the selection process within a transport network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relationship of the modes of transport to the other components of the transport network are described to ensure effectiveness of transport networks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the various transport infrastructure elements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Transport infrastructure include but is not limited to terminals, ranks, stops and interchanges Roads, rail lines, sidewalks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The transport infrastructure is described to reflect on their functions within a transport network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating characteristics of the transport infrastructure are described to reflect define capacity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The construction and maintenance cost of the transport infrastructure are interpreted and compared to influence the selection process within a transport network. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between transport infrastructure and transport mode is explained to ensure effective operation of transport networks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relationship of the infrastructure to the other components of the transport network are described to ensure effectiveness of transport networks. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the various transport control systems and information systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Control systems include but not limited to Traffic signs and Traffic signals.

    Information systems include but not limited to call centres, touch screens, timetables and variable information signs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The function and design of traffic signs are described to effectively control traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The function and design of traffic signals are described to effectively control traffic. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different types of information systems are identified to make the transport system convenient. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role played by the different types of information systems are described to effectively communicate information to users. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relationship of the transport control and information systems to the other components of the transport network are described to ensure effectiveness of transport networks. 


    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:
  • Intergrating traffic management control and information systems and instruments with the broader transport network operation, to maximise transport efficiencies.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Intergrated traffic management, multimodal transport networks and mobility systems.
  • Transport infrastructure requirements in relation to transport modes and appropriate infrastructure seletion to maximise transport intergration.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Impacts and relationships of the various modes of transport in the overall transport network.
  • Relationship, role and function of various transport infrastructure.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • Inter-relationship between traffic and transport electronic support,the operating systems and management and maintenance of road infrastructure.
  • Workings of the transport system, including modes of travel, from the micro level (universal access and non motorised transport) to the macro level class 1 mobility routes.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Interpretation of operating cost of various modes are understood.
  • Techniques to understand the advantages, disadvantages and relationship of transport modes are understood.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • LTTA.
  • National Land Transport Framework.
  • National Transport Action Agenda.

    Theory-rules, laws, principles:
  • Principles of accessbility, intergration and mobility are clear.
  • The intergration between transport modes, infrastrucure, infrastructure maintanance, traffic control, transport information are undertood.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The traffic management system which requires the intergration between transport modes,infrastrucure, infrastructure maintanance, traffic control, transport information is clear. 

  • 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:
  • Exploring options (operations and infrastructure) to maximise transport network efficiencies.
  • Exploring options (operations and infrastructure) to maximise traffic management control. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Prioritising operational and infrastructural improvements to maximise network effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Formulating the best fit options for multimodal intergration.
  • Formulating best fit options for traffic control and information systoms. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Plan ahead.
  • Compliance with applicable legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The inter-relationship between traffic and transport information support systems, the operating systems and management and maintenance of road infrastructure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Demonstrating reference to international best practice.
  • Ability to explain the value and benefit of an Intergrated Ticketing System.
  • Ability to understand and describe what computerised systems are vailable to support inter-modal public transport, multimodal transport and transport network operations. 

  • 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:
  • Awareness that transport operations, information systems, transport network, infrastructure, and maintanance is part of a transport systems. 

  • 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  58600   National Certificate: Land Transport Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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 



    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.