CTA Programme

CTA’s comprehensive driver training equips students for a successful start in the transport industry. Our expert instructors provide both the hands-on training and knowledge needed to properly and safely operate a truck. With the aim of providing post-learning support, CTA’s Job Placement Program seeks to provide students with employment opportunities before graduation.

Course 1 – Safety and the workplace

Qualification: National Senior Certificate: Professional Driving

This module introduces learners to occupational health and safety concepts, principals, procedures and practices. As shown in table 1A below, this module comprises three unit standards:

  • apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and the workplace;
  • maintain occupational health, safety and general housekeeping and;
  • carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace. Learners accredited with these unit standards are able to apply basic health and safety principals in workplace contexts.

 

Unit Standard Number Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credit Value
114941 Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and the workplace 3 4
8016 Maintain occupational health, safety and general housekeeping 3 8
116534 Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace. Learners accredited with these unit standards are able to apply basic health and safety principals in workplace contexts 3 2

Course 2 – Communication in the workplace

This course introduces learners to practical workplace communication methods and principles. It equips learners with oral and written communication knowledge and skills that they need to perform their jobs effectively. The unit standards covered by this module are shown in the table 1B below.

 Course 3 – Customer Relations; Basic Business Principles & Managing Self Development

This module, which comprises 3 unit standards, introduces learners to business concepts and principles as well as customer service strategies and self-development techniques. Learners accredited with these unit standards are able to successfully apply the principles necessary for excellent customer service.

Unit Standard Number Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credit Value
123258 Foster and maintain customer relations 3 10
8000 Apply basic business principles 3 9
7997 Managing self-development 4 12
Unit Standard Number Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credit Value
119472 Accommodate audience and context needs in oral / signed communication 3 5
119457 Interpret and use information from texts 3 5
119467 Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 3 5
119465 Write / present texts for a range of communicative contexts 3 5

Course 4 – Mathematics in the workplace

The aim of this module is to expose learners to basic business arithmetic and associated mathematical techniques and applications. The course spans four unit standards, which are summarized in table 1D below. Learners accredited with these unit standards will be able to use math applications to carry out basic business calculations and use graphs to present and explain statistical information e.g. percentages, profit calculations, averages, measurements (for example distances), and analyse research data.

 

Unit Standard Number Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credit Value
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. 3 2
9013 Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion 2-and-3 dimensional spaces in different contexts. 3 4
9012 Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities 3 5
7456 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues 3 5

Course 5 – Transport of dangerous goods and general freight

Transport of dangerous goods and general freight

This module equips learners with the basic skills they need to plan, organise, load and transport goods to different destinations using the correct rules and procedures as required by law. Table 1E below summarises the three unit standards that make up this module.

Unit Standard Number Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credit Value
123261 Plan road transport service delivery 3 8
123262 Load general freight 2 6
123259 Convey dangerous good by road 3 4

Course 6 – Operating Different Vehicles

Given the rapid changes in car manufacturing technology and the increasing number of new vehicle models in South Africa, drivers in particular need to update their skills so that they may be able to perform their jobs with consistent efficiency. This module gives learners the opportunity to build and improve their skills and knowledge of operating different vehicle models in the transport sector. Learners accredited with these unit standards will be able to operate rigid light vehicles, lift trucks, heavy vehicles and vehicle combinations in line with applicable industry standards and practices.

Unit Standard Number Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credit Value
123257 Operate a rigid light vehicle 2 10
123253 Operate a rigid heavy vehicle 4 15
123254 Operate a vehicle combination 4 20

Course 7 – Inspection and lubrication of automotive system

Inspection and Lubrication of Automotive System

As the name of the module implies, this module is designed to equip learners with the basic knowledge and skills required to successfully carry out proper vehicle inspections. Learners will also learn how to apply the correct procedures to lubricating automotive systems. Learners accredited with this unit standard are expected to demonstrate a clear and practical application of acquired knowledge and skills in these two areas.

Unit Standard Number Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credit Value
119750 Inspect and lubricate automotive system 2 8