The purpose of the qualification is to ensure competent professional driving competence in the road transport sector, thus improving earning capacity of professional drivers as well as transport sector professionalism and economic growth. The qualification is set to create an environment for growth and development of learners, by improving the employment prospects and marketable competence of drivers, and accelerating the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training, and employment opportunities. By setting the minimum standards contained in this qualification, professional driving education and training will also improve.


Modules and Courses

Module 1: Self Development

  • Managing self development

Module 2: Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace

  • Maintaining occupational health, safety, and general housekeeping
  • Apply occupational health and safety and environmental principals
  • Apply knowledge of HIV/AIDS to a specific business sector and a workplace

Module 3: Customer Service

  • Apply basic business principles
  • Foster and maintain customer relations

Module 4: Communication

  • Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts
  • Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
  • Interpret and use information from texts

Module 5: Mathematics

  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business,
    and national issues
  • Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in
    different contexts
  • Investigate life and work-related problems using data and probabilities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement
    units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations

Module 6: Service Delivery

  • Plan road transport service delivery
  • Load general freight
  • Convey dangerous goods by road (optional)
  • Operate tailgates and tail-lifts (optional)
  • Operate a truck-mounted loader crane (optional)

Module 7: Operate Vehicles

  • Operate a rigid light vehicle
  • Operate a rigid heavy vehicle
  • Operate a vehicle combination


Duration: 12 Months

Delivery: Classroom/Online/Blended


  • Numeracy, Literacy & Communication equal to NQF 2
  • Technical skills pertaining to agricultural activities equal to NQF 2


Qualifying learners could follow a career in:

  • Road transport
  • Forwarding and clearing
  • Freight handling
  • Maritime transport
  • Rail transport and
  • Air transport


National Certificate: Professional Driving NQF 3

Accreditation: TETA SETA

SAQA ID: 50285

NQF Level: 3

Credits: 122

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