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This week on Khetha #Week41

Radio Stations: SABC Radio Stations
Topic: Careers in the transport sector
Original Script Written by: Dineo Kgabale
Script amended by: Sabelo Mbuku
Programme Date: 15 - 18 October 2018
Week: 41
Experts Consulted by: Sabelo Mbuku (TETA - Marketing and Communications)
Target Audience: Young people – Grade 09-12, school leavers as well as college and university graduates

 

Script Notes

  • The programme is entitled ‘Careers within the transport sector and TETA’s role in youth development’
  • This script will be translated to other official languages and broadcast on 10 PBS radio stations.
    • The programme is characterised by the Radio Presenter and a guest from the Department of Higher Education and Training.
    • The Radio Presenter is the main anchor of the programme and he or she will control the activities on the programme.

 

Objectives of the Programme

The            objectives of this programme are to:

  • Provide listeners with clear and thorough information on the career opportunities within the eight subsectors of the transport sector;
  • Provide listeners with information on what TETA does;
  • Get individuals excited about opportunities within the sector; and
  • Provide information about the variously available learning pathways.

The entire programme runs for 30 minutes.

 

Opening Billboard: ‘This programme is brought to you by SABC Education in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training’.

 

Programme Introduction

 

Presenter: Good day and a warm welcome to all our listeners. It is time for another exciting episode of Khetha, brought to you by SABC Education in partnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training. Today we are talking about career opportunities within the transport sector. Are you someone who likes innovation, movement, logistics, and structure? Do you enjoy working with systems, electronics or even engineering?  Can you be trusted with people’s lives; can you take responsibility for other people’s belongings? How would you feel about being a traffic officer in the air? Or being a doctor in the air? Are you a fast driver enjoying the company of others?  Do you enjoy the movement of water and all it can offer?

Then a career in the transport sector is definitely for you!

Today we are joined by our guest speaker from the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA), ********who will tell us a little more about exciting career opportunities available within the transport sector. It’s good to have you on the show ********.

Guest: Good evening ******** and a warm welcome to the listeners. Thank you for having me on the show.

Presenter: What does TETA do?

 

Guest:  The Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) is responsible for education, training and skills development in the transport sector. We do this through the implementation of programmes such as bursary funding for the employed and unemployed, internship and learnership support, small business support and other skills development interversion. Our services are confined to the following subsectors: aerospace, freight handling, forwarding and clearing, maritime, road freight, road passenger, rail and taxi.  

 

Presenter:****** Why is it important for anyone to know about careers in the transport sector?

 

Guest: ****** The transport sector is one of the economic industries the government earmarked for the advancement of the South African economy. The sector is also characterised by unique challenges which include gender inequalities, scarce skills and rapid changes in technologies. A workforce that possesses advanced skills and competencies required in the modern day transport sector is essential in addressing these challenges. It has, therefore, become of great importance for TETA to expose South Africans to exciting and rewarding career opportunities within the transport sector.

Presenter: What career opportunities are available in the transport sector?

Guest: Career opportunities in the transport sector are galore. One may choose a career in:

 Aerospace:    

  • Aeronautical Engineer

Responsible for the design, development, modification, and maintenance of the components and systems of all types of flight vehicles (aircraft, helicopters, and missiles)

Learning pathways: Degree in aeronautical engineering

Entry Requirements: Grade 12 with Mathematics, Physical Science and English

Institutions offering this programme: Wits University, University of Pretoria and UCT

Job opportunities: Aircraft Assembler, Aircraft Electrician, Aircraft Painter, Flight-line Mechanic, and Electro-Mechanic to name a few

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

  • Aviation Lawyer

Specialising in the legal field of civil aviation

Learning pathways: Law degree with aviation specialisation

Entry Requirements: Matric and Law Degree 

Institutions offering this programme: UJ, Wits, UL, and UCT

Job opportunities: Aircraft purchases, leasing, and finance, accident/incident litigation, commercial agreement

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

 

Forwarding and Clearing

  • Clearing and Forwarding Agent

Managing the movement of goods both locally and internationally, ensuring exports and imports requirement are met and maintain the records for goods received and goods dispatched

Learning pathways: NQF Level 03

Entry Requirements: Matric, Freight Forwarding, and Clearing qualification

Institutions offering this programme: SA Maritime school, Transport college and School of Shipping.

Job opportunities: Forwarding agent, Clearing agent and Shipping agent

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

  • Supply Chain Management

Planning, organise, execute, control and coordinate the processes and interrelationships across the supply chain activities (operational, strategic, performance and risk management) including, but not limited to, supply and demand, acquisition, logistics, and disposal functions.

Learning pathways: National Diploma or degree

 Entry Requirements: Matric, National Diploma: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance NQF Level 4 or equivalent

Institutions offering this programme: UJ, UP, NWU, UNISA, and TUT to name a few.

Job opportunities: Supply Chain Practitioner, Supply Chain Officer, and Supply Chain Manager

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

    

  Freight Handling:

  • Logistics Management

Co-ordinate the movement of materials along the supply chain, including the procurement of raw materials; liaising with manufacturers and transportation of finished goods to retailers and consumers.

Learning pathways: National Diploma or degree

 Entry Requirements: Matric with Accounting

Institutions offering this programme: UNISA, CHE provider

Job opportunities: Warehouse Manager, Operational Manager

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

  • Supply and Distribution Management

Organises the storage and distribution of goods thereby ensuring that the right products are delivered to the right place at a reasonable cost. They are also involved in the inventory control warehousing and monitoring of the flow of goods.

Learning pathways: National Diploma or degree

Entry Requirements: Matric with Accounting

Institutions offering this programme: Pretoria University, Wits University

Job opportunities: Supply Chain Manager, Stock Officer, and Inventory Controller

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

Maritime:

  • Ships Officer / Ships Master

Navigating the ship safely and efficiently, controls the safe operation of the ship and supervises and coordinates the activities of the deck crew.

Learning pathways: Degree and qualifications from Maritime schools

Entry Requirements: Grade 12 with Maths and Sciences, Medical fitness and eyes test certificate

Institutions offering this programme: CPUT and Durban University of Technology

Job opportunities: Ship Officer

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA


  • Ships Engineer

Maintaining the engine of a ship and performing a range of engineering functions that contribute towards a successful oceangoing voyage

Learning pathways: Degree and qualifications from Maritime schools

Entry Requirements: Grade 12 with Maths and Sciences, Medical fitness and eyes test certificate

Institutions offering this programme: CPUT, Nelson Mandela University and Durban University of Technology

Job opportunities: Ship Engineer

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

 

Rail

  • Railway Signal Operator

Controlling the flow of railway traffic over sections of railway lines, communicate with Train Control Officer and control shunt movement of motor powered rail cars(wagon)

Learning pathways: Learnership programmes and Training

Entry Requirements: Knowledge of rail operation, including mathematics

Institutions offering this programme: Transnet School of Rail, Mbombela Operating Company and PRASA

Job opportunities: Railway Signal Operator

Funding opportunities: TETA funds training providers

  • Train Driver

Drive trains in accordance with rules and laws, ensure safety for passengers and inspections of train systems before departure.

Learning pathways: Learnership and Training

Entry Requirements: Grade 10 with Mathematics, or Grade 10 with N1, National Certificate Vocational Level 2

Institutions offering this programme: Transnet School of Engineering

Job opportunities: Electrical Fitter

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA


 

Road Freight:

  • Professional Driver

Driving heavy trucks, removal vans, tankers and tow trucks to transport bulky goods and liquids; loading and off-loading deliveries between customers and delivery centres.

Learning pathways: Training from services provide e.g. Kempston Driver Academy

Entry Requirements: Grade 10

Institutions offering this programme: Private providers

Job opportunities: Truck Driver

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA through private providers

  • Transport Services Manager

Organising and controlling the operations of enterprises that lease and hire vehicles and operate a fleet of transport vehicles. 

Learning pathways: National Diploma or Degree

Entry Requirements: Matric or NQF Level 4 with Mathematics Literacy and English

Institutions offering this programme: HET or private providers

Job opportunities: Transport Service Manager

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

  • Fleet Controller/Manager

Selecting vehicles to keep deliveries and distribution on schedule, manage operating costs and ensures the efficient use of resources.

Learning Pathways: Degree

Entry Requirements: Matric, Degree in Transport and Logistics Management

Institutions offering this programme: UJ, TUT, Durban University of Technology and North-West University

Job opportunities: Fleet Controller or Manager

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA


 

Road Passenger

  • Diesel Mechanic

Diagnosing, adjusting, repairing and/or overhauling buses, all types of

diesel engines, including mechanics. Learning pathways: Working primarily with automobile diesel engines. Maintains, test and repairs commercial vehicles (more

than 3 tons GMV) including engines, mechanical parts transmissions, suspension,

steering and brakes.

Entry Requirements: Grade 10 Maths & Science,

The institution of Study: Institution: Technical College

Job opportunities: Diesel Mechanic at Bus; Road Freight and Transport Companies;

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

  • Superintendent –Operations

Ensuring dispatching of quality transport service effectively and efficiently, internally and externally.

Entry Requirements: Grade 12

      The institution of Study: University studying a Diploma RTM

       Job opportunities: Transport Superintendent

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

  • Supervisor -Operations

  Controlling and Supervising of daily operations in the operational areas.

  Entry Requirements: Grade12, Driver Licence

  The institution of Study: College

        Job opportunities: Transport Supervisor

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA


 

Taxi:

  • Motor Mechanic or Auto Electrician

Routine servicing, breakdown maintenance and recommending of pre-emptive maintenance of taxis and troubleshooting electronic circuits and repairing general electrical components.

Learning pathways: Apprenticeship, Learnership and Skills Programmes including Artisan Recognition of Prior Learning (ARPL)

Entry Requirements: Grade 10 with Maths and Science/NQF 2

Institutions offering this programme: QCTO accredited provider

Job opportunities: Motor Mechanic

Funding opportunities: This course can be funded by TETA

  • Occupational Certificate: Taxi Driver and Road Passenger Manager

Drives motor cars to professionally and effectively transport passengers safely to their destinations, at a metered or prescribed fee. A qualified learner will be able to: Drive a legally compliant taxi, Serving customers in the taxi environment; manage taxi routing, comply with relevant rules and regulations.

Learning pathways: Occupational Qualification or Skills Programme

Entry Requirements: Minimum of NQF Level 1 qualification plus a driver’s license

Institutions offering this programme: QCTO accredited providers

Job opportunities:  Taxi Driver, Chauffer, and Service driver, Rank Manager

Presenter: What skills does one require to have a successful career in the transport sector?

Guest: Most careers in the transport sector require physical science, mathematics, and medical fitness. With regard to soft skills, among others, one requires communication skills, problem-solving and attention to details.

Presenter: Please tell us about the funding opportunities available?

 

Guest: For several years we have been running leadership and executive development programmes through leading institutions in the country which includes amongst others Wits University and Gordon Institute of Business Science. These programmes include the International Executive Development Programme, International Leadership Development Programme and the International Leadership Development Programme for Women. The programmes prioritise women in the transport sector and expose them to local and international transport and logistics industries. We also support different programmes aimed at addressing youth-related issues. This is done through funding for learnerships, skills programmes, AET programmes, cadetship, artisan training and placement of learners for workplace experience.

 TETA continues to prioritise support of students at institutions of higher learning with bursaries offered to deserving students interested in pursuing transport related qualifications.

**call-ins**

 

Presenter:*******, very exciting! Please tell us how can we access these important services offered by the Transport SETA?

 

Guest: Just visit TETA’s website at www.teta.org.za  which is a platform purposed to empower YOU with relevant information.  Further, as a young person, you may like our Facebook page: “transport education training authorityto receive our updates timeously

Presenter: You can also contact Career helpline to speak to a career advisor in any of the following ways:

  • send us an SMS or “please call me” to 072 204 5056 with your question;
  • call 086 999 0123, which is a call share line, from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm;
  • visit the Department’s website at www.dhet.gov.za;
  • alternatively, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
  • you can also connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/careerhelp;
  • connect and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rsacareerhelp; or
  • visit our Walk-in Centre at 123 Francis Baard Street in Pretoria.

Presenter: Any closing remarks from you *****?

Guest: Yes, the Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) would like to encourage female learners to take up careers previously dominated by males such as; marine pilots, aircraft pilots, commercial divers and other careers within the transport sector.

We would like to extend a word of appreciation to all stakeholders including youth organisations that have carried out our mandate and assisted us in reaching our strategic goals as well as affirm our vision “to be at the heart of skills innovation in the transport sector”.

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Closing Billboard: ‘This programme was brought to you by the Department of Higher Education and Training in partnership with SABC Education’.

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