Today’s leadership and in particular road traffic safety management is entering a future which is characterized by radical change. It is fast moving, integrated and extremely complex. It is complicated by immense volatility, sensitivity and international turmoil. In order to understand the above it is therefore necessary to have a new, innovative and competitive approach in dealing with an increasing dynamic environment.
The increased knowledge and skills required by supervisors and managers in the traffic environment and operational activities which consume supervisors’ and managers’ attention requires officials to think differently from the past train of thought and become more creative. It also requires well developed plans to monitor and evaluate the performance of the organisation and the organisation’s processes. Road traffic law enforcement constitutes one aspect in a series of essential services currently being rendered on rural and urban roads. As traffic volumes increase significantly year upon year and Africa becomes a sought after tourist destination and host for international events, the demand for this essential service is envisaged to grow astronomically.
This qualification is intended to meet the needs of any first line managers, supervisors and section heads in the road traffic law
enforcement sector and within any other sector of an organisation of any nature.
Purpose of Qualification
- To equip the candidate with tools and techniques that help to understand the concepts of Tactical Road Traffic Operations within the context of the Road traffic Safety Management environment.
- To assist candidates to implement performance improvements at a team, project or small organization level.
- To enable learners to understand how different functional perspectives work together in approaching and resolving real and complex problems of Tactical Road Traffic Operations
- To give learners an opportunity to understand and apply a range of management concepts in resolving management problems in their own organisation.
- To enable First Line Supervisor, Junior Managers and General Managers become effective and efficient in their line of work.
Methody of Study
Full time lecture
The programme Structure
Module 1 lecture
- Present information in report format
- Use communication techniques effectively
- Conduct a structured meeting
Module 2 lecture
- Develop, implement and evaluate a project plan
- Utilise communication and information management systems
Module 3 lecture
Essential Legislation In Road Traffic Management
- Demonstrate understanding of the principles of common law crimes and statutory law offences
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the esponsibilities of management in terms of the Act
Module 4 lecture
Conflict and disciplinary Management
- Conduct negotiations to deal with conflict situations
- Conduct a disciplinary hearing
Module 5 lecture
Ethics & Anti-Corruption In Road Traffic Operations
- Adhere to professional conduct and organisational ethics
- Apply the principles of ethics to improve organisational culture
- Customise an anti-corruption strategy at operational level for a Public Sector Department
Module 6 lecture
- Describe and apply the management functions of an organization
- Monitor and evaluate team members against performance standards
Module 7 lecture
Build teams for effective Management
- Select and coach first line managers
- Induct a new employee
- Build teams to achieve goals and objectives
- Deal with sub-standard performance in a team
Module 8 lecture
Finance for Road Traffic Managers
- Apply basic financial procedures to PFMA principles
- Conduct a range of audits
Module 9 lecture
Effective Leadership in Management
- Manage a diverse work force to add value
- Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section
The learner achieving this Qualification will be able to:
- Analyse the application of the general management functions in a fields of governance and administration.
- Apply the principles of the PFMS and MFMA with special emphasis on the requirements in an organisation in regard to procurement and occurring expenditure.
- Apply their skills to induct new members into a team and coach existing members.
- Monitor and evaluate team members against performance and deal with sub-standard performance in a team.
- Build teams to achieve goals and objectives.
- Conduct a range of audits.
- Apply the principles of situational and transformational leadership in the traffic environment and analyse leadership related theories in the work context.
- Manage a diverse workforce and apply the principles of ethics to improve organizational culture.
- Develop, implement and evaluate operational plans.
- Apply Business and workplace communication techniques effectively (letters, memos, reports and presentations).
- Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety requirements within the ambit of a traffic law enforcement officer.
- Apply time management effectively.
- Develop and apply information systems