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

Apply Airfreight procedures to imports and exports 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11233  Apply Airfreight procedures to imports and exports 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2007-11-28  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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
252427  Outline the structure of the airfreight forwarding environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are, or who wish to be employed in the forwarding of airfreight at relatively junior or intermediate levels within the forwarding, airline, import and export environments.

Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to apply knowledge and understanding of airline and airfreight procedures, from source documents and the relevant airline information, to an airfreight forwarding operations environment, imports and exports. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 4 for English and Numeracy
INTRO 1 Apply a knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles
INTRO 6 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of elementary Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems
INTRO 7 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of advanced Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Learners are expected to perform the specific outcomes, as expressed in this Unit Standard, within a highly regulated and structured work environment. Learners are able to select and implement the most effective solution/s to familiar problems, guided by clearly defined industry practices.

The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed in a structured work context with supervision, that allows for learners to engage in self-directed activities. Learners are expected to have access to the relevant industry guidelines. Due to the prescriptive nature of the industry, learners chose responses and solutions to problems from a range of familiar options.

The meeting of time deadlines is critical in the demonstration of outcomes in accordance with assessment criteria, and all assessment criteria must be performed at the required standard, within the time parameter specified. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options, make decisions about and evidence performance around each of the specific outcomes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Complete documentation for the transportation of goods by air including valuable goods, live animals, perishable goods, human remains and other goods listed by IATA under Class Rates. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Document Dangerous Goods for transport by air, by following the procedures in terms of airline regulations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Provide an air forwarding service which satisfies client requirements, using the characteristics of airline services. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Frequency, routes, aircraft type, transit times, rates.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Scrutinise documentation and labelling for all goods prior to handing over to carriers for transportation by air. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE:The learners can understand, explain and apply:

1. Relevant Sections of the TACT
! Content and use of TACT
! Airline terminology
! Airline, airport and city codes
! Application of the tariff
! Conversion of weights and measures
! Transportation charges
! Shippers documentation
! Air waybill
! Acceptance of goods
! Payment of rates and charges
! Labelling and marking
2. Local and International Regulations pertaining to the export of valuable cargo, live animals, perishable cargoes and human remains and other goods listed by IATA under Class Rates by air
2. 1 Valuable
2.2 Live Animals
! Documentation including shippers certification, air waybill and CITES documents
! Marking and Labelling
! Handling procedures
! Container requirements
! Reservations
! Carrier / IATA regulations
! Road transport from site to airport
2.3 Perishables
! PPECB - role and responsibilities
! Documentation
! Regulations and procedures set down by the controlling government departments applicable to specific products such as meat and fish.
! International certificates and documents
! Container selection
2.4 Human remains
2.5 Other classes eg: Publications
3. Relevant Sections of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
! Limitations
! General requirements for shippers
! Classification and identification
! Packing and labelling
! Documentation including Shippers declaration
! Acceptance procedures
4. Airline services
! Aircraft type
! ULD`s
! Freighters
! Routes
to the forwarding operation
5. Local airline and customs release procedures
6. Forwarding
! Concept of a cargo consolidation
! Forwarders` freight rates
! Forwarding charges
! Breakbulk charges
! Function of a house air waybill
7. The role of CASS - the Cargo Accounts Settlement System
8. CITES 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made,eg,
! Identify and apply the knowledge of Airline Procedures in arriving at workable solutions within a freight forwarding operation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community,eg,
Appreciate that:
* since the Forwarding Industry is practised in an international environment at the micro, meso and macro levels it operates in systems which are reliant on others and which address the processing of data,
* the processing systems approach as well as the productivity orientation of Forwarding companies demands high levels of teamwork and the understanding, reaction and maintenance of team coherence and co- operation,
* the level of competency is largely dependent on the individual`s ability and capacity to operate effectively with peers, supervisors, and internal and external customers 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
3. Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively,eg,
! Prioritise and blend daily activities in such a way as to enable the working process to run effectively and efficiently. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information,eg,
! Apply the skills and knowledge required for airfreight forwarding operations in the Freight Forwarding, and Airline environments.
! Collect, organise and analyse information received to arrive at rational decisions in arranging the export and import of goods within an airline environment 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in
the modes of written and/or oral presentation,eg,
! Identify from written material and verbal interaction the specific requirements and needs of the existing and potential clients, communicate the resulting outcome of each selection decision to the affected parties by written and oral persuasion. 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

A composite statement of outcomes which expresses applied competence in the particular component of practice

Outcomes will be judged by whether the learner can:

1. Apply the facts, processes and procedures laid out in the TACT for the purposes of
1.1 Selecting the applicable airline terminology and codes
1.2 Completion of air waybills
1.3 Acceptance of goods for carriage
1.4 Calculation, application and payment of transportation charges
1.5 Unitisation of cargo
2. Apply the facts, processes and procedures laid out in local and international regulations for the documentation and transportation by air of valuable goods, live animals, perishable goods, human remains and other goods listed by IATA under Class Rates.
3. Apply the facts, processes and procedures laid out in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations to the documentation and transportation by air of Dangerous Goods.
4. Apply a knowledge of airline services (Range: includes frequency, routes, aircraft type, transit times, rates) to the provision of a forwarding service that satisfies client requirements. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252427, which is "Outline the structure of the airfreight forwarding environment", Level 3, 4 credits. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  22440   National Certificate: Customs Clearing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  22442   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  TETA 
Elective  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


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. Intercape Mainliner 
3. Makwedeng Training 
4. Y2K College 



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.