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TETA Certificate: Professional Driving (NQF 3)

This qualification is unit standard based. The course duration is 12 months and is TETA accredited with the awarding of a certificate at the end of the course once the learner has been assessed as “competent” (minimum 122 credits required) in all unit standards. Summative and formative assessments are a requirement of each unit standard. The 3 focus areas are: Core Unit Standards (compulsory), Fundamental Unit Standards (compulsory) and Elective Unit Standards. Workplace based modules

ELECTIVES

ELECTIVES: UNIT STANDARD 1
Load general freight

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
123262 Load General Freight NQF Level 02 6

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard is to ensure that learners are able to safely load, secure and off-load freight carried on vehicles. Credited learners can adhere to given time frames and specified requirements for specific types of freight. Improved general freight loading prevents accidents where vehicles lose loads, and ensures that loads and persons are not damaged or injured. If the condition of loads is preserved, customer service and profitability are improved, and the professional image of the transport sector will be maintained. This set of competence is transferable to all other fields where loading of general freight is required, and thus improves the employability of credited learners.

Credit learners are capable of:
  • Preparing for loading/off-loading processes according to specified procedures.

  • Loading general freight according to context requirements.

  • Securing general freight according to product requirements.

  • Off-loading general freight according to specified procedures.

ELECTIVES: UNIT STANDARD 2
Operate in a team

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
8420 Operate in a team NQF Level 02 4

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

A person assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to: Operate in a team, understanding the structure of the team, and the roles and responsibilities of each team member. The learner will be able to identify and take into account external (environmental) factors that influence the workings and success of the team; and evaluate the success of the team. This competence will enhance the ability of learners and workers to participate in teams. It will also contribute to ensuring that teamwork is more effective in workplaces and in provider organisations, as well as contribute to transforming workplaces into sites of learning.

ELECTIVES: UNIT STANDARD 3
Apply basic business principles

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
8000 Apply basic business principles NQF Level 03 9

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

A learner accredited with this standard will be able to understand and effectively apply basic business principles in order to improve productivity and efficiency of practice within the Freight Handling Environment.

ELECTIVES: UNIT STANDARD 4
Coach a team member in order to enhance individual performance in work environment

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
11390 Coach a team member in order to enhance individual performance in work environment NQF Level 03 5

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This Unit Standard focuses on coaching individuals in a business environment in order to improve the level of performance to meet a team`s required service levels. The learner is required to demonstrate knowledge and skill in an authentic work situation.

Credit learners are capable of:
  • Explaining the concept of coaching in a business environment.

  • Demonstrating skills and techniques required of a coach.

  • Developing an action plan to coach two team members.

  • Gathering evidence and monitoring progress.

ELECTIVES: UNIT STANDARD 5
Operate a vehicle combination

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
123254 Operate a vehicle combination NQF Level 04 20

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The purpose of learning is to ensure safe, professional operation of vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle mass exceeding 3.5 tons, and consisting of a drawing vehicle and trailer/s. Credited learners can drive a specific vehicle combination in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements and reflect on the manner in which the vehicle is operated.

Credit learners are capable of:
  • Preparing a vehicle combination for road transport trips according to specification.

  • Driving a vehicle combination in accordance with specified requirements.

  • Ensuring the maintenance of road transport service quality.

  • Handling unexpected situations according to specified procedures.

  • Parking vehicle combination in accordance with specified requirements.

  • Coupling and uncoupling a drawing vehicle and trailer/s according to specified procedures.

CORE UNIT STANDARDS

CORE: UNIT STANDARD 1
Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
114941 Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace NQF Level 03 4

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard provides a broad introduction to HIV/AIDS in the workplace. It introduces knowledge about HIV/AIDS that will enable learners to be informed and caring workers in an industry and managers to develop appropriate policies to deal with the pandemic. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner and management with a view to creating a caring environment in the workplace and the community.

A manager in the context of this Unit Standard is the manager of a small business and first line managers of business units, team leaders and supervisors in medium and large organisations. The term business unit implies a small business, cost centre, section or department.

The Unit Standard was developed as a means of contributing to change in leadership focus and empowering managers to look at people issues.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining HIV/AIDS.

  • Describing what behaviour is safe and what behaviour carries the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission.

  • Interpreting data and trends on HIV/AIDS in order to explain the potential impact on a community, an organisation and a business sector.

  • Investigating the guidelines and assistance that are available to support workers affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • Explaining the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic for the community, the economy, an organisation and a specific workplace.

CORE: UNIT STANDARD 2
Foster and maintain customer relations

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
123258 Foster and maintain customer relations NQF Level 03 10

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard is to ensure that learners are able to interact professionally with customers. Improved customer relations leads to improved customer service, which, in turn, results in business growth and profitability. Professional driving services are improved, thereby improving the image and profitability of the field of transport services. This set of competence is transferable to all other fields where services are provided to customers, and thus improves the employability of credited learners, by enhancing their understanding of the processes and the context of customer service.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Describing organisational structures and products/services for specific contexts.

  • Operating within a customer service system according to context requirements.

  • Identifying customer needs and expectations within specific contexts.

  • Dealing with customer complaints according to specified procedures.

  • Choosing interpersonal behaviours appropriate for occupational situations.

CORE: UNIT STANDARD 3
Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
8016 Maintenance occupational health, safety and general housekeeping NQF Level 03 08

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

A learner accredited with this standard will be able to demonstrate applied competence in occupational health, safety awareness of environmental issues and general housekeeping based on statutory and industry requirements.

UNIT STANDARD RANGE

The applied competence expressed in this standard cover largely familiar scenarios requiring limited discretion and judgement. The learner will have significant responsibility however, for ensuring the quality of health, safety, environmental and general housekeeping across a wide range of freight handling contexts.

CORE: UNIT STANDARD 4
Plan road transport service deliver

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
123261 Plan road transport service delivery NQF Level 03 08

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The purpose of the learning is to ensure that professional drivers are able to deliver road transport services in a professional manner by contextualising their own service delivery within the broader sector and industry, planning their trips, and anticipating various scenarios that may occur once they are driving vehicles on the open road. By achieving this unit standard, learners are able to make informed choices regarding their own performance, as well as the performance of vehicles. This will improve the level of road transport service, and will ensure that unnecessary expenditure is prevented, improving the profitability of road transport service delivery. The competencies attained to achieve this unit standard will allow the learner to pursue a career in any related road transport service area.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Contextualising the road transport sector within the transport industry.

  • Describing vehicle components according to manufacturer specifications.

  • Planning for road transport trips according to specified contexts.

  • Explaining the impact of specific conditions in terms of vehicle and driver performance.

FUNDAMENTAL UNIT STANDARDS

FUNDAMENTALS: UNIT STANDARD 1
Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication NQF Level 03 5

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Learners at this level are aware of their audiences and purposes for communication. They adapt their style and language register to the requirements of different situations. They are able to listen and speak/sign confidently in both formal and familiar settings. They can articulate their purposes and reasons for the adoption of a particular register and style in any situation. They can usually identify the assumptions and inferences implicit in what people say/sign and how they say/sign it.

Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Interact successfully in oral/signed communication

  • Use strategies that capture and retain the interest of an audience

  • Identify and respond to manipulative use of language

FUNDAMENTALS: UNIT STANDARD 2
Understand of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
9010 Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations NQF Level 03 2

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is designed to provide credits towards the mathematical literacy requirements of the NQF at level 2. The essential purposes of the mathematical literacy requirements are that, as the learner progresses with confidence through the levels, the learner will grow in:

  • An insightful use of mathematics in the management of the needs of everyday living to become a self-managing person

  • An understanding of mathematical applications that provides insight into the learner `s present and future occupational experiences and so develop into a contributing worker

  • The ability to voice a critical sensitivity to the role of mathematics in a democratic society and so become a participating citizen.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Convert numbers between the decimal number system and binary number system.

  • Work with numbers in different ways to express size/magnitude.

  • Demonstrate the effect of error in calculations.

FUNDAMENTALS: UNIT STANDARD 3
Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
9013 Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts NQF Level 3 4

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard is designed to provide credits towards the mathematical literacy requirements of the NQF at level 3. The essential purposes of the mathematical literacy requirements are that, as the learner progresses with confidence through the levels, the learner will grow in:

  • An insightful use of mathematics in the management of the needs of everyday living to become a self-managing person

  • An understanding of mathematical applications that provides insight into the learner`s present and future occupational experiences and so develop into a contributing worker

  • The ability to voice a critical sensitivity to the role of mathematics in a democratic society and so become a participating citizen.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Measure, estimate, and calculate physical quantities in practical situations relevant to the adult in life or the workplace

  • Explore describe and represent, interpret and justify geometrical relationships and conjectures to solve problems in two and three dimensional geometrical situations

FUNDAMENTALS: UNIT STANDARD 4
Interpret and use information from texts

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
119457 Interpret and use information from texts Level 3 5

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Learners at this level read and view a range of texts. People credited with this unit standard are able to read and view a variety of text types with understanding and to justify their views and responses by reference to detailed evidence from texts. They are also able to evaluate the effectiveness of different texts for different audiences and purposes by using a set of criteria for analysis.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Use a range of reading and viewing strategies to understand the literal meaning of specific texts

  • Use strategies for extracting implicit messages in texts

  • Respond to selected texts in a manner appropriate to the context

  • Explore and explain how language structures and features may influence a reader/viewer

FUNDAMENTALS: UNIT STANDARD 5
Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
9012 Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities NQF Level 3 5

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This Unit Standard is designed to provide credits towards the mathematical literacy requirement of the NQF at Level 3. The essential purposes of the mathematical literacy requirement are that, as the learner progresses with confidence through the levels, the learner will grow in:

  • A confident, insightful use of mathematics in the management of the needs of everyday living to become a self-managing person

  • An understanding of mathematical applications that provides insight into the learner`s present and future occupational experiences and so develop into a contributing worker

  • The ability to voice a critical sensitivity to the role of mathematics in a democratic society and so become a participating citizen

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Pose questions, collect and organise data.

  • Represent and interpret data using various techniques to investigate real life and work problems.

  • Use random events to explore and apply probability concepts in simple life and work related situations.

FUNDAMENTALS: UNIT STANDARD 6
Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes Level 3 5

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

The purpose of this unit standard is to facilitate learning and to ensure that learners are able to cope with learning in the context of learnerships, skills programmes, and other learning programmes. Many adult learners in the FET band have not been in a learning situation for a long time, and need learning and study strategies and skills to enable successful progression.

Learners competent at this level will be able to deal with learning materials, to access and use useful resources, to seek clarification and help when necessary, and apply a range of learning strategies. They do this with an understanding of the features and processes of the workplace and occupations to which their learning programme refer.

Learners competent at this level will be able to
  • Access and use suitable learning resources

  • Use learning strategies

  • Manage occupational learning programme materials

  • Conduct basic research, analyse and present findings

  • Function in a team

  • Reflect on how characteristics of the workplace and occupational context affect learning

FUNDAMENTALS: UNIT STANDARD 7
Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
7476 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues NQF Level 3 5

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

This unit standard will be useful to people who aim to achieve recognition at some level in Further Education and Training or to meet the Fundamental requirement of a wide range of qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Use mathematics to plan and control personal and/or household budgets and income and expenditure.

  • Use simple and compound interest to make sense of and define a variety of situations including investments, stokvels, inflation, appreciation and depreciation.

  • Investigate various aspects of financial transactions including costs, prices, revenue, cost price, selling price, loss and profit.

FUNDAMENTALS: UNIT STANDARD 8
Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts

ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
119465 Write texts for a range of communicative contexts NQF Level 03 5

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD

Learners at this level write/present/sign texts with complex subject matter and a need for various levels of formality in language and construction. They select text type, subject matter and language to suit specific audiences, purposes and contexts. Writers/signers can use linguistic structures and features to influence readers/their audience. They draft, redraft and edit own writing/signing to meet the demands of a range of text-types. They use language appropriate to the socio-cultural, learning or workplace/technical environment as required. They explore presentation techniques as an alternative to writing/signing own texts.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Write/sign for a specified audience and purpose

  • Use language structures and features to produce coherent and cohesive texts for a wide range of contexts

  • Draft own writing/signing and edit to improve clarity and correctness