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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Evaluate, analyse, interpret and communicate information for transport planning 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244249  Evaluate, analyse, interpret and communicate information 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  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, analyse, interpret and communicate information to stakeholders 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:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and limited application of data analysis methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and limited application of basic transport modelling methods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and limited application of basic methods used for presenting and communicating data and analysis results. 

  • 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.
  • Manage the process of data collection for transport planning NQF Level 5. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Analysis techniques are limited to basic statistical methods to allow verification and interpretation of data needed for simple problem identification tasks.
  • Basic transport modelling is limited to a discursive understanding of the role, steps, and application of transport demand and supply modelling.
  • Communication is limited to the transfer of knowledge gathered through the analysis process to relevant stakeholders using the formats typically used in the transport field. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and limited application of data analysis methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic methods are described and applied for verifying and validating data. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Data accuracy, Data integrity, Validation methods, triangulation with other sources, critical evaluation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Concepts and the need for basic statistical analysis are described and performed to produce summary statistics and tabulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Averages, ranges, variance, Percentages, Cross-tabulations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Concepts and need for simple time series analysis are described and performed to produce basic calculations correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Trend analysis, Growth rates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Concepts to integrate various data sources are described and an analysis is performed to compare and contrast various data sources. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Basic concepts used for problem identification are described and applied to determine areas of need. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    SWOT analysis, gap analysis.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge and limited application of basic transport modelling methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of modelling of transport demand and supply is discussed in order to demonstrate its relevance in the planning process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Purpose of modelling is to determine unknown or future traffic patterns; range of modelling approaches, from simplified to complex and typical applicability of each; typical inputs and outputs of modelling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic methods and concepts used in transport modelling are discussed to reflect the application of the methods in a defined context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Purpose, basic concepts of, and relationship between zone and network representation, trip generation, trip distribution, mode split, trip assignment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A basic short-term sketch planning method is correctly applied by explaining how to solve a particular modelling problem for a local example. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Need for estimating costs of transport services is discussed, in context of transport planning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transport costs include capital costs, operating costs, maintenance costs, direct user costs, travel time costs, and non-monetary costs.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge and limited application of basic methods used for presenting and communicating data and analysis results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Selection and application of methods are discussed for presenting and communicating transport data to decision makers and interested parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Graphs, charts, Spatial (maps), Tables, Networks, Presentations, Web pages.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Transport data and analysis results are used to identify problems within a defined context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic methods and concepts used in systematic evaluation are discussed to assess alternative solutions to transport problems. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Engineering estimates (cost & performance), Collate & compare (e.g. prioritisation), Economic evaluation, Recommendations and motivation of preferred option.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Feedback of information is received from stakeholders and integrated into the planning approach. 


    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:
  • Data accuracy, integrity and validation.
  • Critical evaluation of data results.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Quality and relevance of data to the manner in which transport problems are identified.
  • Effective communication and understanding of results.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Data analysis methods.
  • Modeling procedures.
  • Presentation and communication methods.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Planning regulations.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Elementary statistics.
  • Modelling principals.

    Relationships, systems:

    > Data quality and planning outcomes. 

  • 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:
  • Data is analysed and interpreted to identify specific problems and related solutions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Communication with stakeholders and feedback to data collection process. 

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

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Using the correct statistical presentations. 

  • 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:
  • Clarifying the purpose of data analysis by identifying the relevant stakeholders to communicate results to according to the assessment criteria
  • Clarify the purpose of communicating results and findings to stakeholders and understanding the importance to feedback within the transport system. 

  • 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: 
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    1. Nhlahle Development Agency 



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