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Centre for Transport Economics, Logistics and Tourism

Programme in Road Transport Management 


Duration: 1 Year
Credits: 48

The purpose of the programme is to provide qualifiers with the necessary knowledge, skills and applied competency to manage a road transport enterprise effectively and efficiently.

Target group:
Entrepreneurs who own and operate small transport businesses or middle management in larger road freight and passenger transport enterprises. Apart from opportunities in professional transport enterprises, employment opportunities also exist in other sectors of the economy, for example services, manufacturing, wholesale, retail and mining. Many firms in these sectors own and operate their own fleet of vehicles and require personnel with the relevant knowledge and skills to manage a fleet.

Admission Requirements:
Senior certificate or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with numerical skills on NQF level 3 or evidence of appropriate experience.

Registration Periods:
1 December to 11 January - FOR NEW APPLICATIONS

Module 1:
Introduction to Transport Management
(PRRT01-3) - 12 Credits


  • Conceptual framework
  • The transport management environment
  • The transport process
  • Types, functions and elements of transport
  • Transport technology and information
  • Various transport services
  • Application of management functions and elements in transport
  • Integrated transport management

Module 2:
Transport Operations Management
(PRRT02-4) - 12 Credits


  • Fleet planning (fleet composition, vehicle selection and maintenance)
  • Scheduling
  • Tyre management
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Vehicle utilization and fleet productivity
  • Demand analysis
  • Service quality
  • Controlling transport operations

Module 3:
Costing, tariffs and financing
(PRRT03-5) - 12 Credits


  • Cost concepts and structure
  • Recording costs
  • Calculating costs of vehicles, trips and routes
  • Determining tariffs (rates)
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Profitability analysis
  • Financial justification of capital projects
  • Sources and methods of financing
  • Evaluation of financial performance

Module 4:
Transport Policy and Regulation
(PRRT04-6) - 12 Credits


  • Need for and elements of sound transport policy
  • South African Road Transport Policy and legislation
  • Conforming to RTQS (operator, vehicle and driver fitness)
  • Loading vehicles in accordance with legislation
  • Regulation pertaining to permissible loads, vehicle dimensions, mass distribution and vehicle plating.

 Please note: The total cost for the programme is R6,000-00 per year, which includes study material tuition and examination fees. It is recommended that the full amount of R6,000-00 is paid for the programme,but should you be unable to do so, a payment of R3000-00 must be paid upon registration and the balance of R3000-00 payable 30 May.

Enquiries for the Short Learning Programmes should be directed to:

Mrs Sandra Goenewald
Tel: 012 429 4317/4667/4729 or 012 433 4696

Fax: 0866409838
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