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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Prepare for freight transportation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110077  Prepare for freight transportation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-01-23  2008-02-06  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-02-06   2012-02-06  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
252261  Prepare freight for transportation  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to the preparation of freight for transportation within all modes of transportation. A learner accredited with this unit standard will be able to sort, pack and load freight for transportation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • ABET 3 numeracy.
  • Engage in a Range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes (6 credits): NQF 1
  • Read and respond to a range of text types (6 credits): NQF 1
  • Write for a variety of different purposes (6 credits): NQF 1
  • Utilise layouts, signs and signal communications in the transport industry effectively (4 credits): NQF 1
  • Demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and personal hygiene practices within the transport industry (4 credits): NQF 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard is for any person working in the transport environment where knowledge and application of preparing freight for transportation procedures is a necessity.

    The context of this Unit Standard refers to aspects, practices and procedures involving the preparation of freight for transportation safely and economically.


    The level assigned to this Unit Standard is appropriate because a narrow range of knowledge and cognitive skills is applied. The application of this Unit Standard is to qualify the person for entry into a career based certification. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for packing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate safe working procedures and housekeeping practices are identified and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Items are categorized and organized according to client; safety and/or company standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Example: categories include fragiles, valuables, dangerous, items requiring wrapping, items to be packed upright and perishables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The number of items that need to be packed are identified and any deviation from the operational instruction is communicated to the appropriate person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The quantity and type of packing material as well as packing tools which will be required are identified and prepared. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compile inventory. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Items are accurately recorded by describing each item, using the standard terminology within the learner`s context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Any defects are identified and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Items are coded according to instructions and/or standard requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Pack items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Items are wrapped and stacked in containers. Example: wooden crates, plastic crates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Fragile, perishable and valuable goods are packed according to requirements and are clearly marked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Dangerous goods are kept separately and are clearly marked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. General goods are packed into the appropriate containers for transportation purposes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    General goods are items that do not fall into the category of fragile, perishable, valuable and dangerous goods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Goods are condensed correctly in containers to ensure movement is prevented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Container is sealed correctly. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Wrap items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Items are checked for defects before wrapping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defects are recorded on inventory and the client is advised accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The appropriate materials are utilized for wrapping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Additional material is sourced and/or used, to provide extra reinforcement where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Maximum utilization of space is ensured. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify and label contents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Items are appropriately labelled in a clear and concise manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Labelling contains all relevant information. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Example: customer name, designation, content description and number of items. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    2. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.

    3. Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by TETA and/or a relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learners` can understand and explain :
  • Different types of packing materials and their usage.
  • Different types of packing tools and equipment and their usage.
  • Company standards on packing.
  • Company policy relating to inventory compilation and item coding techniques.
  • In - house and industry packing terminology.
  • Information to be included in the labelling of items.
  • Reporting methods.
  • Items regarded as dangerous.
  • Items not permissible for packing/removal and why. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems (in order to identify and report irregularities with sealing and defects). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage his/her activities responsibly and effectively (in order to categorise and organize items, compile an inventory and adhere to time frames). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information (in order to identify the appropriate packing materials, tools and equipment). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (to determine client packing requirements, do labelling and record defects on the inventory and report problems). 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Conducting assessments

    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and be familiar with the full text and subject matter content of the Unit Standard being assessed.

    2. The assessor must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252261, which is "Prepare freight for transportation", Level 1, 4 credits.

    Methods and tools of assessment:

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the above-mentioned Performance Assessment Criteria

    1. Written tests/ case studies/ projects
    2. Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentation)
    3. In - situ (on the job) observations
    4. Role Play

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge or on-job demonstration for practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes

    The following tools may be used to supplement the above minimum assessment methods:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include inter alia:

    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
    2. Relevant certificates or awards
    3. Previous assessment records
    4. Journals/logbook 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  35953   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    3. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    4. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    5. Learncorp 
    6. Makwedeng Training 
    7. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    8. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    9. Skills For Life 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.