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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply basic concepts of cargo care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252373  Apply basic concepts of cargo care 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11410  Apply basic concepts of Cargo Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to select the appropriate unit, knowledge and understanding of how the various packaging units are stuffed to avoid contamination damage and movement of cargo.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the appropriate packaging for the mode used.
  • Monitoring the marking, numbering and labelling of cargo.
  • Packing and stowing cargo.
  • Explaining the cargo care requirements for specialised cargo. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification are assumed competent 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 
    Explain the appropriate packaging for the mode used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of packaging and unitisation used in international freight are identified in relation to freight handling requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cargo damages are identified which are caused by incorrect packaging and stowage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for preparation of cargo is explained in terms of international requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation may include but is not limited to fumigation, packing material, separation and pre-shipment examinations.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor the marking, numbering and labelling of cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Marking, numbering and labelling are explained in terms of the international transport requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Marks, numbers and labels are checked for completeness and compliance on receipt of cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Action is taken in respect of non-compliant, discrepant or damaged marks, numbers or labels. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Pack and stow cargo. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Packing and stowing of cargo may include but is not limited to bulk cargo, breakbulk cargo, unitised cargo, reefer cargo, dangerous cargo and live animals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Internationally accepted packaging and stowing procedures are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Packaging may include but is not limited to pallets, bayes, cartons, boxes, crates, stillages, barrels, shrink wrap and strapping.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of cargo compatibility and separation is explained in order to inform decision making. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Volumetric and tarre capacities of cargo carrying equipment is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The outer packaging of received cargo is examined for damage and discrepancy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate action is taken in respect of damaged or discrepant cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not following procedures when packing and stowing cargo is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the cargo care requirements for specialised cargo. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Specialised cargo may include but is not limited to refrigerated cargo, live animals and dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reason for an international code for the packing, handling, stowing and labelling of dangerous goods is explained in the context of the international movement of goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The labelling requirements of dangerous goods is explained in order to check received cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The specific separation requirements of dangerous goods are explained in the context of storage and transport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The basic requirements for the handling and movement of live animals are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of failing to maintain the temperature of refrigerated cargo are explained for its safe delivery. 


    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 
  • International maritime dangerous goods symbols.
  • Cargo properties.
  • International marking, numbering and labelling requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the application of cargo care concepts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others who will be working with the cargo to ensure it is properly cared for. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which may have a direct impact on the care of cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the process of ensuring that the cargo is cared for according to requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist in the care of cargo where applicable. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where cargo that is damaged, and contaminated lead to problems for the organisation. 

    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 11410, "Apply basic concepts of Cargo Care", Level 2, 7 credits. 

    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  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development - Middelb 
    3. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    4. Indub Trading c.c. 
    5. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    6. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    7. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    8. RIGGING ACADEMY OF SA (PTY) LTD (Westmead)(TP) 
    9. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    10. West Coast Industrial Training Institute 



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