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

Pack, mark, document and handle export airfreight General Non-Hazardous Cargo 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11396  Pack, mark, document and handle export airfreight General Non-Hazardous Cargo 
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 
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
252436  Document and handle export airfreight general non-hazardous cargo  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 airfreight export warehousing operations.
Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to mark cargo in accordance with international requirements, to pack any general cargo into ULDs without discrepancy or damage, and process the requisite documentation manually and by computer. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will be competent in:
  • Mathematics Literacy at NQF level 2
  • Literacy at NQF Level 2
  • Unit Standard entitled:
  • "Pack, Mark, Document and Handle Export General non-Hazardous Cargo (Surface)"
    OR
  • "Lift and Move Materials and Equipment by means of a Fork Lift". 

  • 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 
    Check and/or mark airfreight cargo 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Check and/or mark airfreight cargo in accordance with international requirements and health and safety regulations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following assessment criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific outcomes listed above:

    1. The relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the workplace, as they apply to the freight forwarding industry, are understood and explained orally.
    2. The relevant sections of the IATA regulations, as they apply to packing of ULDs, are understood and a written summary made.
    3. Documentation for ten transactions is processed, receipted and despatched to the appropriate parties.
    4. A ULD pre-loading inspection is done for three cases.
    5. The Regulations, procedures and processes pertaining to the export of specific cargoes such as perishables, live animals, etc. are applied to five transactions
    6. Marking and labelling techniques and cautionary and route markings, appropriate to the type of package, routeing and contents involved, are selected and applied to ten transactions
    7. The ULD packing and securing techniques best suited to the handling properties of the cargo and the ULD type involved are selected and applied to three ULDs.
    8. The principles of safety, mass and volume are applied to three ULDs in order to achieve optimum ULD load factors.
    9. The appropriate mechanical appliances required for the various ULD loading environments are chosen for five transactions.

    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods i.e.,

    1. Written tests/case studies/assignments/projects
    2. Computer simulations
    3. Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
    4. In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
    5. Portfolios of Evidence

    Assessment should be in the form formative and summative assessments. The evidence generated from the integrated assessments must provide the assessor with sufficient, reliable and valid proof of competence.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components are assessed, with evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes being found both in the demonstration of competence and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, he/she should not be assessed as competent.

    Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify the performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, he/she should also not be assessed as competent. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Pack all types of non-hazardous cargo into ULDs in terms of carrier regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following assessment criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific outcomes listed above:

    1. The relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the workplace, as they apply to the freight forwarding industry, are understood and explained orally.
    2. The relevant sections of the IATA regulations, as they apply to packing of ULDs, are understood and a written summary made.
    3. Documentation for ten transactions is processed, receipted and despatched to the appropriate parties.
    4. A ULD pre-loading inspection is done for three cases.
    5. The Regulations, procedures and processes pertaining to the export of specific cargoes such as perishables, live animals, etc. are applied to five transactions
    6. Marking and labelling techniques and cautionary and route markings, appropriate to the type of package, routeing and contents involved, are selected and applied to ten transactions
    7. The ULD packing and securing techniques best suited to the handling properties of the cargo and the ULD type involved are selected and applied to three ULDs.
    8. The principles of safety, mass and volume are applied to three ULDs in order to achieve optimum ULD load factors.
    9. The appropriate mechanical appliances required for the various ULD loading environments are chosen for five transactions.

    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods i.e.,

    1. Written tests/case studies/assignments/projects
    2. Computer simulations
    3. Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
    4. In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
    5. Portfolios of Evidence

    Assessment should be in the form formative and summative assessments. The evidence generated from the integrated assessments must provide the assessor with sufficient, reliable and valid proof of competence.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components are assessed, with evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes being found both in the demonstration of competence and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, he/she should not be assessed as competent.

    Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify the performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, he/she should also not be assessed as competent. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare and process the requisite documentation 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Prepare and process the requisite documentation, by following the procedures in terms of carrier regulations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following assessment criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific outcomes listed above:

    1. The relevant sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in the workplace, as they apply to the freight forwarding industry, are understood and explained orally.
    2. The relevant sections of the IATA regulations, as they apply to packing of ULDs, are understood and a written summary made.
    3. Documentation for ten transactions is processed, receipted and despatched to the appropriate parties.
    4. A ULD pre-loading inspection is done for three cases.
    5. The Regulations, procedures and processes pertaining to the export of specific cargoes such as perishables, live animals, etc. are applied to five transactions
    6. Marking and labelling techniques and cautionary and route markings, appropriate to the type of package, routeing and contents involved, are selected and applied to ten transactions
    7. The ULD packing and securing techniques best suited to the handling properties of the cargo and the ULD type involved are selected and applied to three ULDs.
    8. The principles of safety, mass and volume are applied to three ULDs in order to achieve optimum ULD load factors.
    9. The appropriate mechanical appliances required for the various ULD loading environments are chosen for five transactions.

    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods i.e.,

    1. Written tests/case studies/assignments/projects
    2. Computer simulations
    3. Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
    4. In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
    5. Portfolios of Evidence

    Assessment should be in the form formative and summative assessments. The evidence generated from the integrated assessments must provide the assessor with sufficient, reliable and valid proof of competence.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components are assessed, with evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes being found both in the demonstration of competence and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, he/she should not be assessed as competent.

    Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify the performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, he/she should also not be assessed as competent. 


    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, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Occupational Health and Safety Act (relevant sections)
    2. IATA regulations as far as they apply to load restrictions
    3. The reasons for carrying out container pre-loading inspections.
    4. Interpretation of documents relating to the receipt and dispatch of goods.
    5. Regulations, procedures and processes pertaining to the export of specific cargoes such as perishables, live animals etc.
    6. Effective labelling and marking techniques for Air transport including cautionary symbols.
    7. The capacities, uses, advantages and disadvantages of different ULDs
    8. The capacities, uses, advantages and disadvantages of various mechanical loading appliances.
    9. Optimum loading principles 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made,
    ! Identify and apply the knowledge of Packing, Marking, Documentation, and Handling of Export Airfreight General non- Hazardous Cargo in arriving at workable solutions within a freight forwarding operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community,
    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, internal and external customers. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information,
    ! Apply a knowledge and comprehension of the principles, processes and procedures used in the packing of general, non-hazardous cargo, into ULDs in the Freight Forwarding, Cargo Handling and Airline environments.
    ! Collect, organise and analyse information received to arrive at rational decisions with regard to Packing, Marking, Documentation and Handling of Export Airfreight General non-Hazardous Cargo, in order to pack ULDs to their optimal economic capacity. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation,
    ! 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 NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252436, which is "Document and handle export airfreight general non-hazardous cargo", Level 3, 6 credits.

    Specified requirements include legal, industry and workplace specific requirements and are contained in the documents cited in the Essential Embedded Knowledge section above. These can be located as follows:

    INDUSTRY
    ! All documentation and applicable local and international regulations cited above in the Essential Embedded Knowledge section are available in organisations and/or from the Forwarding and Clearing Chamber
    ! A glossary of terms about the terminology issued by the Forwarding and Clearing Chamber
    SITE SPECIFIC
    ! The employer`s policies, procedures and systems. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  22442   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  TETA 
    Elective  57806   Further Education and Training Certificate: Exports  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  22443   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    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. Makwedeng Training 



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