Training and Development

The Unit focuses on the overall quality of road traffic training; determining and implementing standards for training of traffic personnel. The outcome of the programme is to professionalise the fraternity to ensure that competent and skilled personnel are employed to improve and restore the image of law enforcers and road safety practitioners. Training of Traffic Officers is an on-going process that focuses on all elements of law enforcement and road safety.
The Unit is responsible for the Norms and Standards in all Traffic Training Colleges. It is also responsible for ensuring that Traffic Colleges meet the required standards as stipulated in Regulation 2B of the National Road Traffic Act (NRTA) and the Policy Document for Traffic Training Centres. The Unit monitors and evaluates colleges.
It also compiles, distribute and moderate summative assessment instruments (exams) for the following courses:
•    Traffic Officer qualification;
•    Examiner of Vehicles; and  
•    Examiner for Driving Licences.
Our Curriculum Sub-Unit is responsible for developing curriculums and learning material for new courses.

How to become a Traffic Officer

To become a Traffic Officer, you need to be employed or appointed as a trainee (permanent or on contract) by a Provincial Department of Transport, a Municipality or a Government Agency such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation.

The minimum requirements to become a Traffic Officer are as follows:

  • Minimum educational qualification of matric or grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Code B driving licence (manual transmission).
  • No Criminal record.
  • Medical Certificate as proof that a person can do strenuous exercise.
  • Applicants shall not be older than 35 years of age

 Career Leaflet Download

Occupational Qualifications: Traffic Officer (NQF Level 4)


Further Education and Training Certificate: Traffic Officer (NQF Level 4)

       Further Education and Training Certificate


Tab: NQF Level 4 Traffic Officer Qualification

Transition from the NQF level 4 Traffic Officer Qualification to NQF level 6 Traffic Officer Qualification

The current NQF level 4 Traffic Officer curriculum is being replaced by the NQF level 6 Traffic Officer curriculum which has been implemented in the last quarter of the 2018/19 Financial year. The Corporation will remain the only training provider for the NQF level 6 Traffic Officer qualification. However, Traffic Training centres have been registered as assessment centres for the qualification.

NQF level 4 Traffic Officer curriculum will still be offered at Traffic Training Centres, as the teach out period has been extended to December 2021. The last intake into this qualification will be January 2021. In other words, the last Traffic Officers to be trained on the old NQF level 4 Traffic Officer curriculum will graduate in December 2021.

To get more information on the NQF level 4 Traffic Officer qualification follow the link below:

http://regqs.saqa.org.za/viewQualification.php?id=62289

Occupational Qualifications: Traffic Officer (NQF Level 6)


Qualification ID 97639 Occupational Certificate: Traffic Officer (NQF Level 6)

                          Occupational Certificate


 About

This qualification is registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub- framework of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The qualification falls within the ambit of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). RTMC has been appointed by the QCTO as Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) for this qualification.

Approval of Training Centres

In accordance with the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act 93 of 1996), training providers must be recognised by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) before approval of accreditation. No training providers will be accredited by the QCTO to provide this qualification without the prior recommendation of the RTMC.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is not approved for use by learners under the age of 18.

Industry specific entry requirements:

  • Minimum educational qualification of matric or grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Code B driving Licence (manual transmission)
  • The applicant must be employed by a Provincial Authority or Local Authority.
  • No criminal record
  • Medical certificate as proof that a person may do strenuous exercise.
  • Applicants shall not be older than 35 years of age.

 

Policy Document for Traffic Training Centres 

For more information on training requirements, view the Policy Document for Traffic Training Centres Download

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This policy is awaiting approval.

 

Learning Pathway

The following diagram depicts specific career progression options for a prospective traffic trainee:

The RTMC and Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to allow progression of traffic personnel through TUT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Content of the qualification

The learning programme consists of three components: knowledge, practical skills and workplace experience.

Follow the link below to download the full curriculum for Traffic Officer Qualification from the QCTO website.

  • Curriculum document
  • Qualification document
  • External Assessment Specifications document

http://www.qcto.org.za/index.php/traffic-officer?layout=table

Follow the link below to download the full Traffic Officer Qualification from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) website.

  • Occupational Certificate: Traffic Officer Download

Accredited Assessment Centres Download

Assessment Quality Partner (AQP)

An AQP means a body delegated by the QCTO to develop assessment instruments and manage external summative assessment of specific occupational qualifications. The RTMC has been appointed by the QCTO as the AQP for this qualification. The External Internal Summative Assessment conducted through the relevant QCTO AQP is required for the issuing of this qualification.

External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA)

After the completion of all three components of the qualification the learner must enrol for the External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA). The EISA will focus on the critical elements of all exit level outcomes and will be competency based. The EISA will be conducted through one written assessment incorporating practical element where possible. The EISA will be conducted at the QCTO accredited Assessment Centres. The qualification is awarded by the QCTO after the successful completion of the EISA.

Learnership

A learnership has been registered against this qualification – learnership registration number 29Q290045004066 That means that employers who provide the workplace experience to learners can enter into learnership agreements with their learners and can then qualify for the financial incentives associated with a learnership.

Learnership Agreements 

Learnership agreements will be completed according to the requirements of the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA), namely SASSETA. For the interim (pilot phase) the learnerships agreements will be administered by the RTMC Academy as the only Skills Development Provider (SDP) accredited by the QCTO.

 

Occupational Qualifications: Road Traffic Safety Officer


Qualification ID 101875 Occupational Certificate: Road Traffic Safety Officer (NQF Level 6)

                          Occupational Certificate


About

This qualification is registered on the Occupational Qualifications Sub- framework of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The qualification falls within the ambit of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). RTMC has been appointed by the QCTO as Assessment Quality partner (AQP) for this qualification.

Approval of Training Centres

Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) website.

Entry Requirements

NQF level 4 with Mathematical Literacy and Communications.

*Please note that providers may set higher entry requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This policy is awaiting approval.

Learning Pathway

This qualification articulates horizontally to the following qualification:

  • Occupational Certificate: Traffic Officer, Level 6;

This qualification articulates vertically with the following qualification:

  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech): Traffic Safety Management, Level 7.

Content of the qualification

The learning programme consists of three components: knowledge, practical skills and workplace experience.

Follow the link below to download the full curriculum for Road Traffic Safety Officer qualification from the QCTO website.

  • Curriculum document
  • Qualification document
  • External Assessment Specifications document

 http://www.qcto.org.za/index.php/road-safety-officer?layout=table

Follow the link below to download the full Traffic Officer Qualification from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) website.

  •  Occupational Certificate: Road Traffic Safety Officer  Download

 

Assessment Quality Partner (AQP)

An AQP means a body delegated by the QCTO to develop assessment instruments and manage external summative assessment specific occupational qualifications. The RTMC has been appointed by the QCTO as the AQP for this qualification. The External Internal Summative Assessment conducted through the relevant QCTO AQP is required for the issuing of this qualification.

External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA)

After the completion of all three components of the qualification, the learner must enrol for the External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA). The EISA will focus on the critical elements of all exit level outcomes and will be competency based. The EISA will be conducted through one written assessment incorporating practical element where possible. The EISA will be conducted at the QCTO accredited Assessment Centres. The qualification is awarded by the QCTO after the successful completion of the EISA.

In order to qualify for the external summative assessment, learners must provide proof of competency in all modules by means of statements of results and evidence of work experience.

Learnership

A learnership has not yet been registered against this qualification.

Specialised Courses

Examiner for Driving Licences (EDL)

An examiner for driving licences is a person who tests the driving ability of people who want to obtain their driver’s licences

Minimum requirements to be trained as an Examiner for Driving Licences

  • Minimum educational qualification of grade 12 or equivalent.
  • No criminal record.
  • The applicant must be employed by a Provincial Authority or Local Authority.
  • The applicant must be in possession of the following driving licences (manual transmission) in order to attend and be trained in the different modules as indicated hereunder:-
  • Grade A: Codes EC and A
  • Grade B: Code EC
  • Grade C: Codes B and A
  • Grade D: Code EB
  • Grade F: None
  • Grade L: None

NB: The course for examiners of driving licences is progressive in nature and any person applying to attend a particular grade (module) of the entire course other than the most basic grade must produce proof of having completed the grades which precede the grade which has been applied for.

The unit standards for an examiner for driving licence are as follows:

  • Elective: Examine for a driving licence (Heavy Motor Vehicle) – Grade B.

http://allqs.saqa.org.za/showUnitStandard.php?id=377225

  •  Elective: Examine for a driving licence (Motorcycle) – Grade C.

http://allqs.saqa.org.za/showUnitStandard.php?id=377228

  •  Elective: Examine for a driving licence (Light Motor Vehicle) – Grade D.

http://allqs.saqa.org.za/showUnitStandard.php?id=377227

  •  Elective: Examine candidates for the learners drivers licence and eye test- Grade F and L.

http://allqs.saqa.org.za/showUnitStandard.php?id=256522

 

Examiner of Vehicles (EoV)

An examiner of vehicles is a person who examines vehicles for roadworthiness.

The minimum requirements to become an examiner of vehicles are as follows:

  • Minimum educational qualification of grade 10 or equivalent.
  • No criminal record
  • The applicant must be employed by a Local Authority, Provincial Authority or Private Test Station.
  • The applicant must be in possession of the applicable driving licences (manual transmission) to attend the different grades of training as prescribed in the National Road Act, 1996 (Act 93 of 1996).

The unit standards for this course are as follows:

  • Fundamental – Engage in sustained oral/ signed communication and evaluate spoken / signed texts (NQF level 4).

http://allqs.saqa.org.za/showUnitStandard.php?id=119462

  •  Elective – Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic vehicle components (NQF level 4)

http://allqs.saqa.org.za/showUnitStandard.php?id=377200

  •  Examine light motor vehicles for fitness and road-worthiness (NQF level 4).

http://allqs.saqa.org.za/showUnitStandard.php?id=377223

  •  Examine vehicles for road-worthiness

http://allqs.saqa.org.za/showUnitStandard.php?id=336639  

External Integrated Summative Assessment

After the completion of all three components of the qualification, the learner must enrol for the External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA). The EISA will focus on the critical elements of all exit level outcomes and will be competency based. The EISA will be conducted through one written assessment incorporating practical element where possible. The EISA will be conducted at the QCTO accredited Assessment Centres. The qualification is awarded by the QCTO after the successful completion of the EISA.