Administering AARTO matters can be a daunting task if one is not fully up to speed with the many requirements of the AARTO Act and Regulations. Furthermore, incorrectly handling AARTO matters can prove to be costly and indeed, and can have very serious consequences of fleet operators.
A single unattended infringement notice could result in licensing and registration transactions being withheld for the entire fleet operated by a company and this is lawful under AARTO. Similarly, repeat offenders who drive your company’s vehicles could end up having their driving licences suspended or cancelled, thus placing you in the unenviable position of having to terminate their employment or face other serious consequences.
JPSA has identified a need for in-depth and comprehensive training for people who administer AARTO infringement notices and traffic fines in general for their companies to address all of the matters surrounding not just AARTO, but traffic fines in general.
The outline of the course is as follows:
- A background to traffic law in South Africa
- Understanding the National Road Traffic Act and Regulations
- Understanding the Criminal Procedure Act
- Understanding the AARTO Act and how it changes the way in which traffic law is administered
- Understanding the points demerit system and how it affects driving licence holders and operators differently
- Understanding the various stages of the AARTO process
- The infringement notice
- The courtesy letter
- The enforcement order
- The warrant of execution
- Understanding the various options available under AARTO
- How AARTO can affect your business, including:
- Effects on operator fleets
- Contracts and leases
- Human resources and labour issues
- How to avoid falling foul of the required processes
- Common mistakes made by transport administrators, proxies, etc.
- Record-keeping to stay on the right side of AARTO
- Software tools that can ease the process and burden on you
- Working with AARTO forms
- What form to use under each set of circumstances
- Things to look out for when completing these forms
- Monitoring the progress of AARTO forms
- How and when to close the file on each case
- What to do if things don’t turn out as expected
Because of the intensive and comprehensive nature of the course material being provided, class sizes for the AARTO Administrator’s course are limited to a maximum of 5 delegates per session. This allows delegates to interact with the lecturer and other delegates and to gain the individual attention to their own specific needs and understanding of the course material.
Who should attend?
This course does not have a wide target audience as it deals with the real in’s and out’s of AARTO and traffic fines in general, not just a general overview of AARTO. It is aimed at fleet and/or specialist AARTO managers, as well as small business owners who do not have a dedicated person or department dealing with their traffic fines.
Why should you attend?
Truly understanding and coming to grips with AARTO and how to administer it is a process that can either be gained by lots of trial and error, much of which could be very costly, or by attending this training session.
Proper and effective AARTO administration and management can and will save your company money and may even assist you retaining staff as opposed to having to figure out how to get rid of someone whose driving licence has been suspended or even cancelled.
Our course provides measurable results in that every single student we have trained has and continues to save their companies and staff money because of their in-depth knowledge and access to JPSA expertise.
We do not simply provide a “certificate of attendance”, just because someone has attended our course. Each delegate is subjected to a test that assesses their knowledge immediately after completing our Administrator Course and .
We are so confident that our content and methodologies will equip delegates with the tools and knowledge needed to successfully and (relatively) painlessly administer AARTO through the processes they will be expected to handle that JPSA warrants that it will retrain each delegate who attends our course for an additional full session at no additional charge if they fail to come to grips with what is required the first time around.
What materials are included in the course?
JPSA provides all of the materials that are required in order to complete the course and apply what has been learned after attending the course.
This includes the following on DVD:
- Copies of all of the current AARTO Act and Regulations, including its amendments
- Copies of the National Road Traffic Act and National Road Traffic Amendment Act
- Copies of the Criminal Procedure Act
- Working AARTO electronic forms for every AARTO form currently available
- Manual versions of the AARTO forms
- Software tools and utilities to aide in the administration of AARTO
Note: Furnishing a “certificate of attendance” to those who have not demonstrated that they cannot apply what has been taught is a a pointless exercise and a waste of the company concerned’s money. JPSA will only provide a certificate to those delegates who demonstrate by means of a short written exam that they have grasped the course material.
What is recommended?
JPSA strongly recommends that delegates bring their own laptop (notebook) computers with them to the course due to the fact that the practical parts of the training session require a computer in order to complete them. Saved practical’s can then be referred back to by the delegate after the course has completed, as well as the delegate’s own filing system maintained for future use instead of having to go and set everything up again at the office. If the delegate concerned does not have their own laptop then one will be provided at an extra charge.
Venues and Pricing
The AARTO Administrator’s course is currently running at the JPSA Head Office in Kyalami, Midrand every Thursday and a fee of R4 500 per delegate applies. This fee includes the provision of all refreshments, a lunch and all course materials.
The course runs from 9am to 3pm with adequate breaks for refreshments and lunch. Delegates are required to be at our offices at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the course for registration purposes.
Anyone who does not have a notebook computer with them when they attend will not be allowed to continue with the training as this is an absolute requirement.
Booking your training is essential and can be done by contacting us.