This Mindspa Institute Transport Learnership makes the connection between structured learning (theory) and work experience (practice) in order for the delegate to obtain a qualification that is registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
General Education And Training Certificate
Transport Level 1 Learnership
NQF LEVEL 1
In keeping with SAQA requirements, the qualification is made up of unit standards that are classified as Fundamental, Core and Elective. A minimum of 120 credits is required to complete the qualification as follows:
- All fundamental Unit Standards totaling 43 credits are compulsory.
- All core Unit Standards totaling 34 credits are compulsory.
- Elective Unit Standards totaling a minimum of 43 credits.
EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES
- Communicate in a variety of ways and interact with internal and external workplace role-players.
- Use mathematical conventions to solve personal problems and undertake workplace calculations for operational purposes.
- Understand and explain the composition of the supply chain in relation to its role in the transport industry.
- Apply the relevant health, safety, security and environment legislation, policies and practices in the transport industry.
- Demonstrate life-skills and entry-level workplace skills in the transport environment.
Modular Outline of Learning Programme
|Module||Unit Standard||Unit Standard||Credits|
|Live||Fight fire - Don't let it burn down||252250||3|
|Stay healthy - Prevent HIV/AIDS||14656||5|
|Save a life - Do first aid basics||119567||5|
|Stay alive - Say no to drug and alcohol abuse||110254||3|
|Keep working - Health & Safety in transport||252279||6|
|Calculate||Shape, space and measure||119373||5|
|Mathematical patterns, functions and algebra||119368||6|
|Work with numbers||119362||4|
|Communicate||Listen before you speak||119635||6|
|Is that a sign?||252255||4|
|Customers and crowns||252244||6|
|Compute||What to do with files||117867||3|
|Using a computer isn't that daunting||116932||3|
|Some generic computer use||117902||4|
|Transport||The role of Transport Logistics||252249||2|
|Prepare freight for storage and transportation||252264,252261||6|
|Store||Count stock for a stock-take||114891||5|
|Move, pack and maintain stock in a distribution centre/warehouse||117898||12|
|Pick stock in a distribution centre/warehouse||117899||12|
|Courier||Display an understanding of the International Trading Environment||11407||7|
|Apply a knowledge and understanding of International Trade Documentation||11409||7|
Research was conducted to compare the General Education and Training Certificate in Transport at NQF Level 1 with examples of qualifications designed to meet the same purpose in other countries. At the level of the rationale and purpose of the entire qualification no similar qualification was located. The South African qualification offers elective choices for transport modes and related activities.
The Australian approach differs, as reflected by the dedicated qualifications for the Transport and logistics industry listed below:
TDT10202: Certificate I in Transport and Distribution (Road Transport).
TDT10102: Certificate I in Transport and Distribution (Warehousing & Storage).
TDT11102: Certificate I in Transport and Distribution (Administration).
TDT10302: Certificate I in Transport and Distribution (Stevedoring).
TDT10402: Certificate I in Transport and Distribution (Rail Operations).
TDT10702: Certificate I in Transport and Distribution (Rail Infrastructure).
The approach in the United Kingdom is similar to that in Australia as evidenced by the following list of qualifications registered by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority:
100/5970/2: Transport Engineering Maintenance for Passenger Carrying Vehicles.
100/5581/2: National Award in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
100/5569/1: Award in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair.
100/5571/X: Award in Vehicle Body and Paint Operations.
100/5574/5: Award in Vehicle Fitting Operations.
100/5289/6: Diploma in Vehicle Body and Paint Operations.
100/5290/2: Certificate in Vehicle Maintenance.
100/4431/0: NVQ in Railway Engineering.
100/1912/1: Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies.
100/4496/6: Transport Engineering and Maintenance.
100/2729/4: NVQ in Vehicle Parts Operations.
100/3944/2: Certificate in Specialised Plant and Machinery Operations.
Forem Formation Logistique (logistics training forum) is entirely dedicated to occupations in the logistics sector. Forem Formation Logistic Skill Centres in Liège and La Louvière provides trainings to job seekers, workers and to final-year students. This training responds to companies demand: The themes, contents and objectives are based on skills profiles for the required workforce.
Although no equivalent qualification is offered, the GETC in Transport was submitted to FOREM in Belgium, who responded positively on the quality of the subject matter expertise evidenced in the unit standards and the qualification.
United State of America:
In 2005 the United States Department of Labor and the Employment and Training Administration invested to address the workforce needs of the transportation sector and thirteen other fields of occupation. U.S. Department of Labour met with transportation industry leaders, educators, and the public workforce system to identify the industry's hiring, training, and retention challenges. The objective was to help workers find good jobs with good wages and career pathways in the transportation industry.
Despite this focus, none of the state community colleges were found to offer an entry-level qualification for the transport and logistics industry.
The NQF Level 1 National Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Introductory Skills) was identified as the closest example of an entry-level qualification for the transport and logistics industry to the GETC in Transport. The nature, depth of knowledge and duration of the units of learning were compared and found to overlap to a considerable degree.
The range, outcomes and assessment statements of the unit standards related to both qualifications were compared. The similarity extends to the requirements of the fundamental component of the qualification as well because eight credits for literacy standards and eight credits for numeracy standards must be achieved. Both the South African qualification (120 credits) and the New Zealand qualification (80 credits) are designed to take the average learner a year to achieve.
The following New Zealand Unit Standard titles indicate the similarity:
Communicate information in a specified workplace.
Express own ideas in writing.
Use standard units of measurement.
Solve problems which require calculation with whole numbers.
Solve problems using calculations with numbers expressed in different forms.
Demonstrate knowledge of consumer problems and ways to resolve them.
Manage personal wellness.
Operate a personal budget.
Manage personal use of alcohol and other drugs.
Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand road transport industry.
Protect health and safety in the workplace.
The difference is that the New Zealand qualification focuses on road transport and the core of the South African qualification is generic to all modes of transport with elective streams for each mode of transport.
The possibility exists for vertical articulation with this qualification. The following proposed qualifications serve as examples of vertical articulation:
ID 22439: National Certificate: International Trade, NQF Level 2.
National Certificate: Reception Operations and Services, NQF Level 2.
Examples of horizontal articulation with this qualification:
ID 22190: General Eduacation and Training Certificate: Tourism, NQF Level 1.
ID 238645: General Education and Training Certificate: Domestic Services, NQF Level 1.
Duration: 1 Year Programme
Cost: R23 450.00 Excl. VAT per Learner – In-House @ Your Venue
Cost: R24 700.00 Excl. VAT per Learner – Public Course