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Training Certificate – Transport – Level 1 – 59300

Purpose and rationale of the qualification 

Purpose

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with entry-level knowledge, skills and attitudes for the transport and logistics sector of the South African economy.

Furthermore, qualifying learners will be afforded the choice of specialisation in any of the modes of transport. The range of typical learners will include:

  • unemployed learners with accessibility for employment within the sector.
  • currently employed learners with a planned combination of learning outcomes, thereby promoting flexibility to pursue further studies across all sectors of industry.
  • access for all learners to formal education and recognition of current skills.

Learners credited with this qualification will be able to:

  • explain the composition of the supply chain in relation to their role in the transport and logistics industry.
  • apply the relevant health, safety, security and environmental legislation, policies and practices within the transport and logistics industry.
  • demonstrate life-skills and entry-level workplace skills in the transport and logistics environment.

Rationale

The transport sector of the South African economy has demonstrated consistent growth over the last five years. Projected expansion is targeted in terms of the National Department of Transport Strategy 2006-2009. This, together with the ever-expanding business interests in the African continent, has created more employment opportunities within the Transport and Logistics sector of the economy. These factors demonstrate the need for an entry-level qualification.

This qualification will assist the transport industry to meet the demands of the future and enable employment opportunities contributing to the growth of the South African economy.

The General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) is part of an integrated lifelong learning programme incorporating basic literacy, numeracy and general education, specifically reflecting the workplace needs of the transport and logistics industry, namely road transport, forwarding and clearing, freight handling, maritime transport, rail transport and air transport.

Whilst this National Qualification was designed with the transport and logistics industry in mind, the largely generic nature of the qualification will also equip learners to enter the world of work in a number of industries, as it provides for vertical and lateral articulation within the transport industry and other sectors of the economy.

The flexibility within the range of electives allows an individual to pursue a career within any one of the specialised modes within the transport industry (namely aerospace, warehousing and distribution, stevedoring, rail, road freight transport, courier industry, maritime, fishing, port operations, forwarding and clearing, pipeline operations and road passenger transport.) This will ensure the availability of suitably trained employees within an industry that has been targeted for growth.

Learning assumed to be in place and recognition of prior learning 

It is assumed that learners are competent in:

  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.

Recognition of prior learning

This qualification and all the fundamental, core and elective unit standards associated with it, as described in the rules of combination, can be achieved by any learner through the recognition of prior learning, which includes learning outcomes achieved through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Credits may also be obtained for Unit Standards in the qualification.

Access to the qualification

Open access, bearing in mind the requirements of “learning assumptions outlined above”.

Qualification rules 

The qualifying learner will achieve this Qualification by complying with the following rules of combination for the accumulation of credits totalling 120:

  • All fundamental Unit Standards totalling 43 credits are compulsory.
  • All core Unit Standards totalling 34 credits are compulsory.
  • Elective Unit Standards totalling a minimum of 43 credits.

The elective unit standards are grouped into seven areas of specialisation. In order to achieve the minimum of 43 elective credits the learner must select additional unit standards from the other electives to make up a minimum of 43 credits.

Seamanship

The following Unit Standards totalling 36 credits:

  • Identify and describe common parts, fittings and equipment on a vessel.
  • Implement and maintain adherence to safe working practices and policies.
  • Stow and handle fibre ropes and use knots and lashings on a vessel.
  • Control small craft by day in sight of land.
  • Assist in abandon ship and sea survival techniques.
  • Use a marine radio in an emergency situation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety and survival at sea.
  • Handle a life raft during an emergency.

Note

Learners who intend to use a seagoing vessel for fishing purposes must also do the following unit standards:

  • Identify current legislative and company procedures applicable to the fishing industry.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of commercial fishing methods

It is further recommended that those learners who will be processing-fish at sea should be competent in the following unit standards:

  • Maintaining personal hygiene, health and presentation in a food handling environment.
  • Apply good manufacturing practices as part of a food safety system.
  • Clean and sanitise food equipment and surfaces manually.
  • Understand the control of pests and waste materials as part of a food safety system.
  • Grade, sort and align fish and seafood for further processing.
  • Apply personal safety practices in a food or sensitive consumer environment

Clearing and Forwarding

The following Unit Standards totalling 35 credits:

  • Apply a knowledge and understanding of International Trade Documentation.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of advanced Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of elementary Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems.
  • Display an understanding of the International Trading Environment.
  • Understand the basic concepts of Importing and Exporting.

Rail operations

The following Unit Standards totalling 30 credits:

  • Compile trains.
  • Shunt rail vehicles.

Freight handling

The following Unit Standards totalling 35 credits:

  • Prepare freight for storage.
  • Prepare freight for transportation.
  • Count stock for a stock-take.
  • Move, pack and maintain stock in a distribution centre/warehouse.
  • Pick stock in a distribution centre/warehouse.

For specialisation in stevedoring and pipeline operations, a choice must be made of unit standards in the area of specialisation and unit standards from the above specialisations totalling a minimum of 43 credits.

Exit level outcomes 

1. Communicate in a variety of ways and interact with internal and external workplace role-players.

2. Use mathematical conventions to solve personal problems and undertake workplace calculations for operational purposes.

3. Understand and explain the composition of the supply chain in relation to its role in the transport industry.

4. Apply the relevant health, safety, security and environment legislation, policies and practices in the transport industry.

5. Demonstrate life-skills and entry-level workplace skills in the transport environment

IDUNIT STANDARD TITLEPRE-2009 NQF LEVELNQF LEVELCREDITS
Core 252250 Apply fire-fighting techniques Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Core 14656 Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Core 252244 Describe the impact of customer service on a business Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Core 252249 Explain the role of transport logistics Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Core 119567 Perform basic life support and first aid procedures Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Core 110254 Understand chemical dependency and apply personal health care Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Core 252255 Utilise layout signs and signal communications in the transport industry Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Core 252279 Explain occupational health and safety within the transport industry Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Fundamental 119373 Describe and represent objects in terms of shape, space and measurement Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Fundamental 119368 Describe, interpret and represent mathematical patterns, functions and algebra in different contexts Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Fundamental 119635 Engage in a range of speaking/signing and listening interactions for a variety of purposes Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Fundamental 119364 Evaluate and solve data handling and probability problems within given contexts Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Fundamental 119631 Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Fundamental 119640 Read/view and respond to a range of text types Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Fundamental 119362 Work with numbers; operations with numbers and relationships between numbers Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Fundamental 119636 Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 120410 Clean and sanitise food manufacturing equipment and surfaces manually Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 114918 Control small craft by day in sight of land Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 14001 Demonstrate an understanding of managerial expertise and administrative capabilities Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 114923 Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety and survival at sea Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 243664 Demonstrate safe behaviour as a road user Level 1 NQF Level 01 10 
Elective 252237 Describe stevedoring in South Africa Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 13994 Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 252245 Load petroleum products in rail or road tankers Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 120404 Maintain personal hygiene, health and presentation in a food handling environment Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 243189 Manage personal finances Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 117867 Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 116932 Operate a personal computer system Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 15091 Plan to manage one`s time Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 252259 Plan, organise and manage own activities in the organisation Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 252264 Prepare freight for storage Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 252261 Prepare freight for transportation Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 117902 Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment Level 1 NQF Level 01 
Elective 11409 Apply a knowledge and understanding of International Trade Documentation Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 11406 Apply a knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 11413 Apply an understanding of basic Transport Principles to International Trade Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 120403 Apply good manufacturing practices as part of a food safety system Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 120308 Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 120416 Apply personal safety practices in a food or sensitive consumer product environment Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 114928 Assist in abandon ship and sea survival techniques Level 2 NQF Level 02 10 
Elective 14641 Compile trains (hazardous and non-hazardous material) Level 2 NQF Level 02 12 
Elective 114891 Count stock for a stock-take Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 114929 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of commercial fishing methods Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 11412 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of advanced Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 11411 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of elementary Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 11407 Display an understanding of the International Trading Environment Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 246582 Grade, sort and align fish and seafood for further processing Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 243987 Handle a life raft during an emergency Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 114931 Identify and describe common parts, fittings and equipment on a vessel Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 115072 Identify current legislative and company procedures applicable to the Fishing Industry Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 114914 Implement and maintain adherence to safe working practices and policies Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 120313 Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal employment or work decision Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 243665 Meet the requirements in order to obtain a provisional licence Level 2 NQF Level 02 15 
Elective 243666 Meet the requirements of being a safe driver to obtain a valid driving licence for a motor vehicle Level 2 NQF Level 02 22 
Elective 117898 Move, pack and maintain stock in a distribution centre/warehouse Level 2 NQF Level 02 12 
Elective 117899 Pick stock in a distribution centre/warehouse Level 2 NQF Level 02 12 
Elective 14638 Shunt rail vehicles Level 2 NQF Level 02 18 
Elective 114927 Stow and handle fibre ropes, and use knots and lashings on a vessel Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 11408 Understand the basic concepts of Importing and Exporting Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 120417 Understand the control of pests and waste materials as part of a food safety system Level 2 NQF Level 02 
Elective 114920 Use a marine radio in an emergency situation Level 2 NQF Level 02 3
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