Training Certificate – Transport – Level 1 – 59300
Purpose and rationale of the qualification
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The following Unit Standards totalling 30 credits:
- Compile trains.
- Shunt rail vehicles.
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
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||252250||Apply fire-fighting techniques||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||14656||Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Core||252244||Describe the impact of customer service on a business||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Core||252249||Explain the role of transport logistics||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Core||119567||Perform basic life support and first aid procedures||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Core||110254||Understand chemical dependency and apply personal health care||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||252255||Utilise layout signs and signal communications in the transport industry||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||252279||Explain occupational health and safety within the transport industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Fundamental||119373||Describe and represent objects in terms of shape, space and measurement||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||119368||Describe, interpret and represent mathematical patterns, functions and algebra in different contexts||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||119635||Engage in a range of speaking/signing and listening interactions for a variety of purposes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||119364||Evaluate and solve data handling and probability problems within given contexts||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||119631||Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||119640||Read/view and respond to a range of text types||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||119362||Work with numbers; operations with numbers and relationships between numbers||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Fundamental||119636||Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Elective||120410||Clean and sanitise food manufacturing equipment and surfaces manually||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||114918||Control small craft by day in sight of land||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||14001||Demonstrate an understanding of managerial expertise and administrative capabilities||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||114923||Demonstrate knowledge of personal safety and survival at sea||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|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||2|
|Elective||13994||Identify and discuss different types of business and their legal implications||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||252245||Load petroleum products in rail or road tankers||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||120404||Maintain personal hygiene, health and presentation in a food handling environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||243189||Manage personal finances||Level 1||NQF Level 01||8|
|Elective||117867||Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||116932||Operate a personal computer system||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||15091||Plan to manage one`s time||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||252259||Plan, organise and manage own activities in the organisation||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||252264||Prepare freight for storage||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||252261||Prepare freight for transportation||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||117902||Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||11409||Apply a knowledge and understanding of International Trade Documentation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||11406||Apply a knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||11413||Apply an understanding of basic Transport Principles to International Trade||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||120403||Apply good manufacturing practices as part of a food safety system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||120308||Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||120416||Apply personal safety practices in a food or sensitive consumer product environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|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||5|
|Elective||114929||Demonstrate a basic knowledge of commercial fishing methods||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||11412||Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of advanced Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||11411||Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of elementary Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||11407||Display an understanding of the International Trading Environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||246582||Grade, sort and align fish and seafood for further processing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||243987||Handle a life raft during an emergency||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||114931||Identify and describe common parts, fittings and equipment on a vessel||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||115072||Identify current legislative and company procedures applicable to the Fishing Industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||114914||Implement and maintain adherence to safe working practices and policies||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||120313||Investigate work opportunities in order to make a personal employment or work decision||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|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||6|
|Elective||11408||Understand the basic concepts of Importing and Exporting||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||120417||Understand the control of pests and waste materials as part of a food safety system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||114920||Use a marine radio in an emergency situation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|