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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts underlying importing and exporting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252372  Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts underlying importing and exporting 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the concept of supply chain management and the relationship between the various role players involved. The learner will also be able to explain how the trade cycle works and the role played by each participant, and why the meeting of deadlines are important. The learner will also be able to understand and apply the cost benefit of using various modes of transport and the measures and compliance bodies responsible for the enforcement of compliance within the international trade environment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing the operation of a simple international supply chain.
  • Illustrating the operation of the international trade cycle.
  • Assessing various modes of international transport in terms of costs and benefits.
  • Demonstrating and understanding of the importance of compliance in the international trade context.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of South Africa's international trade environment.
  • Applying knowledge and understanding of international trade documentation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the operation of a simple international supply chain. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A simple international supply no more than two primary suppliers, one overseas manufacturer, one mode of transport, one importer and two final consumers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of the international supply chain is explained by using examples which show it to be a system of interrelated elements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various relationships between the freight forwarder, the exporter and importer in the international supply chain are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of the forwarder's role not being fulfilled in the international supply chain are explained in terms of the effect it will have on the supply chain. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Illustrate the operation of the international trade cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The international trade cycle and the respective roles played by each participant are described from the time a need is identified to the finalisation of all payments and claims. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of the international trade cycle is explained in relation to the fulfilment of deadlines. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess various modes of international transport in terms of costs and benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relative costs and benefits are identified for the various modes of transport used in international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recommendations are made for the use of the most suitable mode of transport in light of comparisons made between costs and benefits for given scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of selecting an inappropriate mode of transport are explained in light of different scenarios. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate and understanding of the importance of compliance in the international trade context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various measures and the compliance bodies responsible for their enforcement are identified in the international trade environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Compliance bodies may include but is not limited to customs, financial services, health, agriculture, endangered species, dangerous goods, security.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of non compliance are explained in terms of the requirements of each of the compliance bodies responsible for enforcement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of South Africa's international trade environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    South Africa's five top export trading partners are identified using the criteria of tonnages shipped and value. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    South Africa's five top import trading partners are identified using the criteria of tonnages shipped and value. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    South Africa's five top exported commodities are identified using the criteria of tonnages shipped and value. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    South Africa's five top imported commodities are identified using the criteria of tonnages shipped and value. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    South Africa's wet and dry surface ports and international airports are identified and a brief description given of the freight handling facilities provided by each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply knowledge and understanding of international trade documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Transport documentation used in movement of cargo by means of specific modes of transport is identified by pointing them out. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Bills of landing, airway bills, road way bill, rail notes, container terminal order, cargo dues and delivery note.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Commercial documentation required for international trade is to be identified by recognition of the document. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Proforma invoice, invoice, packing list, letter of credit, F178 document.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons why these documents are used is explained in order to understand their uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of maintaining confidentiality of the information contained in documentation is explained in terms of the consequences in trade. 


    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 standard 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 
  • The concept of where supply chain management fits into importing and exporting.
  • Import and export compliance bodies.
  • International trade transport modes. 

  • 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 accessing various modes of international transport for importing and exporting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the understanding of the concepts underlying importing and exporting. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where failing to understand the concepts underlying any importing and exporting lead to misunderstandings and problems. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    3. Indub Trading c.c. 
    4. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    5. SA Maritime School and Transport 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.