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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the components and the inter-relationship between the various stages of the transport planning process in a South African context 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244253  Describe the components and the inter-relationship between the various stages of the transport planning process in a South African context 
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 demonstrate a basic understanding of the basics of strategy development and the transport planning process. 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 statutory plans, regulations and guidelines.
  • Describe the various roles and functions of the spheres of government in relation to transport planning, transport management and provision.
  • Explain the critical elements of developing a vision, mission and objectives within the regulatory environment.
  • Explain the critical elements of translating transport objectives into transport strategies, projects and budgets. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the statutory plans, regulations and guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various statutory plans, regulations and guidelines are listed in terms of their implications for specific planning authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The typical contents of the statutory plans are described in terms of their implications for specific planning authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of statutory plans are articulated in terms of their implications for specific planning authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship of statutory plans to each other are described in terms of how they inform the transportation planning process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the various roles and functions of the spheres of government in relation to transport planning, transport management and provision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship, roles and functions of the spheres of government are described in terms of collaborative and co-operative governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship, roles and functions of the spheres of government are described in terms of transport planning and provision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relationship, roles and functions of state owned entities at various spheres are described in terms of Transport planning, management and provision. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    State owned entities includes but not limited to South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL), South African Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC), Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the critical elements of developing a vision, mission and objectives within the regulatory environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Directives from transport policy, legislation and strategies at national, provincial and local government are identified and described in order to inform setting of the vision, mission and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The function and development of the vision are described to reflect its purpose in providing direction for the transport planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The function and development of the mission are described to reflect its purpose in providing direction for the transport planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The function and development of the objectives are described to reflect its purpose in providing direction for the transport planning process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role of public participation is explained to determine how it informs the development of the vision, mission and objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the critical elements of translating transport objectives into transport strategies, projects and budgets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purposes of the different stages in the strategy formulation and implementation is explained in order to sequence and order the process in a logical manner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Strategy formulation includes but not limited to problem identification, generation of alternative strategies, impact assessment and evaluation, selection of strategy, project design and costing, programming and prioritisation and monitoring and revision.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of problem identification is described and alternative techniques identified to inform generation of alternative strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of generating alternative strategies is described and alternative techniques identified to inform impact assessment and evaluation processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of impact assessment and evaluation is described and alternative techniques identified to inform selection of preferred strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process of programming and prioritisation is described and alternative techniques identified to inform implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The process of monitoring is described and alternative techniques identified to inform revision and review. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The process of project design and costing is described and alternative techniques identified to inform programming and prioritisation. 


    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:
  • Transport strategy development, preparation and context of statutory transport plans, development of a transport vision, mission and objectives.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Governance structures, governance systems, intergovernmental relations, cooperative governance, governance strategies, policies and programmes.
  • Statutory transport plans as stipulated in the NLTTA and transport regulations.
  • Translating objectives into transport strategies, objectives and programmes.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Influencing, directing and focusing a coordinated approach to transport planning through all spheres of government and transport agencies, lead by municipalities and district councils.
  • Guiding and directing a consistent approach toward the philosophy of an integrated transport planning process.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • Concepts of integrated transport planning and cascading of policies and transport plans are clear.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Strategy selection, strategy prioritisation and programme prioritisation techniques are clear.
  • Planning, preparation and approval of statutory plans are understood.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • The process to move from transport policy, vision, mission, objectives, public participation and implementation is clear.
  • The need to integrate national, provincial and local policy is acknowledged.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • The basic principles of the National Land Transport Transition Act are understood.
  • The integration, lnterrelationship and cascading of transport plans are understood.
  • The principle of integrated transport planning and how it is embedded in the transport plans are clear.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The interrelationship between the various spheres of government is understood and cooperative governance is made clear.
  • At a broad level, the role, function and responsibilities the various spheres of government is understood.
  • The purpose of strategy formulation, problem definition, prioritisation and implementation is made 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:
  • It is clear that all spheres of government has a role, function and responsibility and is a fundamental partner in the statutory planning process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • The strategy formulation, integration of the policy framework and preparation of statutory plans.
  • The preparation of statutory plans, since they must nest within the national and provincial policy and strategy plans.
  • Statutory plans are arranged in an hierarchical fassion that require input from various sectors, agencies and the community. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • It is demonstrated that the context and relationship of statutory plans, the role of all spheres of government, strategic planning, implementation and priotisation requires other role players and is dependent thereon.
  • Compliance with applicable legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • The various stages of strategy formulation, vision, mission and objective formulation, the context and role of various spheres of government and the overarching purpose of statutory plans. 

  • 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, internet services, GIS, computerised modelling and computerised analytical tools in the process to contextual transport planning, to analyse data and information and to formulate integrated plans, policies and implementation programs. 

  • 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:
  • It is demonstrated that transport must be contextualised in the broader context in order to address the multifaceted and multisectoral interventions needed to respond to the environment, social and economic impacts. This includes institutional systems and processes. 

  • 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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