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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the process of data collection for transport planning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244243  Manage the process of data collection for transport planning 
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 
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 identify sources of information, manage data collection processes, obtain and source information from secondary sources used in the transport-planning environment. 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:
  • Discuss the different types, key characteristics and sources of transport data.
  • Discuss the typical characteristics of the different data collection methods, their use and apply a limited set of concepts related to sampling.
  • Identify and source other relevant transport information. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication NQF Level 4.
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Information directly used within the transport-planning environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss the different types, key characteristics and sources of transport data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of data are described as used in transport planning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of data include but are not limited to spatial, socio-economic, accident, traffic, public transport, and origin-destination data.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Characteristics of data are described as used in transport planning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Characteristics of data include but are not limited to formats, time periods, and aggregation levels at which data is used.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sources of data are described as used in transport planning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources of data include but are not limited to Geographic Information Systems, census documents and websites, traffic and travel surveys, accident databases, and traffic counting programmes.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss the typical characteristics of the different data collection methods and their use, and apply a limited set of concepts related to sampling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The population to be sampled is identified for obtaining sampling data for a specific purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate sampling frame and sampling method are identified and selected for a hypothetical data collection problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The critical issues affecting the choice of the sample size is described, in relation to its implications on data quality and representivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic concepts and methods are described and applied for the purpose of conducting different types of surveys used in transport planning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of surveys include Traffic and Transport surveys, Demographic surveys, Infrastructure and Land use surveys, and Qualitative surveys.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and source other relevant transport information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for additional information is identified as part of the transport planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A literature search is conducted for relevant information using available sources e.g. library and internet etc. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    List of relevant source documents e.g. Human resource plans, LED, Social plans, Budget and investment plans, Legislation, Guidelines and other Existing documents and reports that may be outside the field of transport.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A standard referencing method is applied to record and acknowledge the sources of transport related information. 


    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:
  • Sampling methods.
  • Data collection methods:
    > Traffic and Transport surveys including but not limited to - Traffic counts, travel time surveys, speed surveys, occupancy surveys, delays; O-D surveys, road side interviews, number plate surveys and on-board Public Transport surveys.
    > Demographic surveys including but not limited to - Census surveys; House hold surveys.
    > Infrastructure and land use surveys but not limited to - Facility Inventories, Road layout and geometry, Infrastructure conditions, Land use Data.
    > Qualitative surveys but not limited to - Attitudinal surveys; Focus groups, Key informants.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Types and sources of spatial data: GIS, Transport Networks.
  • Types and sources of socio-economic data: Household, community, economic activity, employment, and associated demographic information.
  • Types and sources of accident data: NaTIS, Accident Management Programmes, Arrive Alive, Traffic Departments and Accident Report Forms.
  • Types and sources of road and traffic data: Road network inventories, traffic volumes and classified counts, speed and travel time data, delay, non-motorised transport user counts.
  • Types and sources of public transport data: Route descriptions, rank and stop inventories/descriptions, vehicle and passenger counts, vehicle capacities, vehicle occupancy, passenger waiting time, user satisfaction data.
  • Types and sources of origin-destination data: O-D volumes, O-D matrices/tables, desire lines.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Implications of data quality on quality of planning outcomes.
  • Implications of data collection technique on usefulness and applicability of data.
  • Implications of selection of population, sample frame, sampling method, and sample size on the accuracy and representivity of resulting data.
  • Procedures and techniques:
  • Referencing methods e.g. Harvard Referencing method.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Planning regulation.
  • NLTTA.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Elementary statistics relating to sampling and representative sample sizes.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Understand the importance and role of data within the transport planning process. 

  • 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:
  • Need for specific types of data required to address the need to additional information.
  • Selecting the appropriate methods to collect the identified data needs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The management of the data collection exercise including co-ordinstion with other relevant groups. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • When executing the steps when collecting data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Use and application of relevant data sets. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Determining the sample size, population and data types. 

  • 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:
  • Understand the importance and role of data within the transport planning process and the relationship between the methods of data collection and the usefulness of data collected. 

  • 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 



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