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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of locomotive layout 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261439  Demonstrate knowledge of locomotive layout 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the different types and classes of locomotives and each ones capability and limitations as well as their various components in each locomotive and their function. Learners will also be able to explain the different instrumentation and control handles.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Differentiating between various types of locomotives.
  • Identifying the various systems of the locomotives.
  • Explaining the instrumentation of locomotives.
  • Explaining the purpose of locomotive control handles. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Locomotive may include but is not limited to diesel electric, diesel hydraulic, electric locomotive, electric motor-coach, loco truck and electric multiple unit. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Differentiate between various types of locomotives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types and classes of locomotives are identified and described according to the full range of locomotives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between the different locomotives are described in terms of their layout and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The capacities and limitations of the locomotives are explained to indicate and identify the context in which they can be used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the various systems of the locomotives. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Systems refer to but are not limited to hydraulic systems, cooling systems, compressed air system and vacuum operated system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different components in each system are described in terms of their contribution to the operation of the locomotive. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of each component is described in relation to the relevant system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The inter-relatedness of the systems are described in terms of how they work together to contribute to the holistic operation of the locomotive. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the instrumentation of locomotives. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Instrumentation includes but is not limited to analogue and digital gauges, vacuum and air operated gauges, temperature gauges and sight glasses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different instrumentation of a locomotive is identified by pointing them out according to the checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The indications that the instrumentation give to the locomotive are explained in terms of actions the operator would have to take. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The colour codes of applicable warning lights are described as identified for various applications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the purpose of locomotive control handles. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Control handles may include but are not limited to keys, brake handles and power handles.
  • Control handles refers to mechanical and electrical control handles. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different control handles on a locomotive are identified by pointing them out according to checklist. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of each handle are described in terms of safety and operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of keys is described in terms of safety inter-locking. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Safety procedures applicable to moving around a locomotive. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to warning lights and their application. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that they contribute to the overall knowledge of different types of locomotives and that they can be identified by sight. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the different types of locomotives, the various systems and the instrumentation and handles of locomotives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where poor or no knowledge of the different types of locomotives can have a negative impact on the safety of people and operation of the locomotives. 

    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
    Elective  65129   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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