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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Execute train operating contingency plans 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264417  Execute train operating contingency plans 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Rail and Pipeline 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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14655  Execute train operating contigency plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner will be able to explain and introduce a company specific contingency plan during disruptions in a rail environment:

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Explaining the company-specific contingency plan.
  • Explaining the responsibilities of the various role-players.
  • Executing and terminating of the contingency plan. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Utilise pilot working of train control for safe movement on rail at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the company-specific contingency plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The contingency plan is explained in terms of its purpose within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The circumstances that lead to the introduction of a contingency plan are explained in terms of their causes and possible contingency plans that could be implemented. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Circumstances include but are not limited to accidents, fires, derailment, washaways and power outages.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lines of communication are explained in terms of executing the contingency plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the responsibilities of the various role-players. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Roleplayers involved in the execution of the contingency plan are identified in terms of their inputs and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of not allowing each person the freedom to operate within their area of expertise are described in terms of the impact on the implementation and smooth running of the plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication protocols are explained in terms of the contingency plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Execute and terminate the contingency plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communication during the execution of a contingency plan is conducted in accordance with organisational protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contingency plan is implemented and executed in accordance with organisational protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The contingency plan is terminated in accordance with organisational protocols and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reporting procedures are executed according to organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Signals and systems of train control.
  • Protection of rail services. 

  • 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 the implementation of a contingency plan in which responses display that critical thinking is used for responsible decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a railway team to ensure safety and security during the implementation of a contingency plan to ensure the continued train service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively during the implementation and termination of the train operations contingency plan. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information about the reason for the implementation of the contingency plan in order to maintain safety and security. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate protocols during the implementation of a rail operations contingency plan. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14655, "Execute train operating contigency plan", Level 3, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66709   National Certificate: Rail Operations (Functional Yard Operations)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. S-Squared Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 



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