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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage freight forwarding capital projects 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252292  Manage freight forwarding capital projects 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  14 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11276  Manage the freight forwarding of capital projects  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  14  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to demonstrate the ability to prepare and present proposals for the securing of contracts for the co-ordination of the international movement of project cargoes, on a door to door basis and carry them out in accordance with the client's requirements.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing proposals for the securing of contracts.
  • Concluding project with client and service providers.
  • Developing project operating procedure, plan and measurement tools.
  • Implementing the project plan in accordance with client's requirements.
  • Effecting project close-out. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent in Second Language. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare proposals for the securing of contracts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Clients requirements are analysed in order to determine alternative solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternative solutions are researched in order to establish most viable solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alternative solutions are compared and evaluated against the clients requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A proposal is written in draft form which is the basis of project operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Alternative solutions are submitted to the client for selection and further action. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Selected solutions, costs, time frame, respective responsibilities of shippers, carriers, forwarders, agents, consignees, trading conditions, escalations, penalties and service levels, payment terms, dispute resolutions, Remedies, Jurisdiction, arbitration.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conclude project with client and service providers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Project contract and service level agreement is presented to the client for approval. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Negotiations are conducted with client in terms of the project proposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selection of service providers is made in line with the project proposal and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Contract and service level agreements are finalised with service providers. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop project operating procedure, plan and measurement tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The project procedure is structured in accordance with the accepted project proposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A plan is drafted and agreed for the execution of the project. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Critical risk areas are identified for the purpose of drawing up of contingency plans. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Resources are allocated to handle the project according to project plans. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources may include but is not limited to project team, premises, equipment, transport and accommodation, budget.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The tools to monitor the progress of the project are identified in terms of theproject plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools may include but is not limited to tracking systems, gnavtt charts, fishbone chart, bar chart, time charts, spreadsheets, scheduled project meetings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An audit process is developed to monitor and audit the progress of the project plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement the project plan in accordance with client's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The project plan is initiated by notifying all parties in writing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The progress of the project is monitored according to the project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Project costs are monitored against budget predetermined intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality audits are conducted in accordance with quality management procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Recommendations for improvements are made in accordance project operating procedures in order to optimise project outcomes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Effect project close-out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All relevant aspects of the project are concluded in accordance with project plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant aspects may include payment, billing, customs, refunds of deposits, third party contracts, proofs of delivery, claims, penalties, incentives, reconciliation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The project close-out report is prepared and in terms of the project operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A final interval audit is concluded in order to determine areas for performance improvement. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit tandard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Apply a comprehension of the facts principles and procedures contained in:
  • Client source documentation, Plant engineers drawings, Project schedule, Bill of materials and material sources, Specifications of weights and measurements, Indents, Transport documents, Commercial invoices, clearing and delivery instructions, Insurance certificates, packing lists, Import and other statutory permits.
  • Abnormal Load Properties, definition of abnormal load, concept of centre of gravity, concept of self-supporting loads, securing points.
  • Carrier capabilities, terms and conditions, heavy lift air and ocean carriers, availability`s and capabilities, port abnormal loading handling capabilities and availability, carrier terms and conditions relating to the handling of abnormal loads.
  • Transport Regulations, regulations in countries of origin, transit and destination relating to route planning and the movement of abnormal loads.
  • Relevant Sections of the Customs Act, provisions of the Customs Act relating to stage consignment rulings and temporary importation of capital equipment, the application for Customs Rulings in respect of stage consignments and temporary capital importations, the administration of project documentation in conformity with the provision of stage consignment rulings and temporary importation authorities.
  • Routing and Scheduling, the compilation and administration of the project shipping schedule to conform with the requirements of the project construction schedule. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the management of freight forwarding capital projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to manage the freight forwarding capital projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that freight forwarding capital projects are managed according to organisational and client requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information for the preparation, development and implementation of projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when negotiating with client and when presenting the project contract and service level agreements to the client. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to manage the freight forwarding capital projects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the results of poor project management can cost the organisation in many different ways. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities for capital projects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 11276, "Manage the freight forwarding of capital projects", Level 5, 14 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59304   National Diploma: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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.
     
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