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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply knowledge of basic geographical principles 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252375  Apply knowledge of basic geographical principles 
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
11406  Apply a knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to apply knowledge and understanding of the principles of geography to enable the effective movement of freight locally and internationally.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Interpreting maps for the purpose of planning logistic procedures.
  • Determining the route cargo will follow between point of load and discharge.
  • Explaining South Africa's geographical conditions and location with regard to international trade.
  • Explaining the impact of cultural difference on international trade. 

  • 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 
    Interpret maps for the purpose of planning logistic procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The world's hemispheres are identified by labelling them on a map. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Continents are identified by labelling them on a map. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lines of longitude are identified in relation to time zones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lines of latitude, the equator and the tropics are identified in terms of location co-ordinates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The location of countries in specific continents are identified in order to route cargo. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the route cargo will follow between point of load and discharge. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cargo characteristics are evaluated in order to determine the transport mode and route. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The physical characteristics of the potential transport routes are evaluated in order to determine most efficient cargo route. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Physical characteristics may include but are not limited to mountain ranges, oceans, lakes, rivers, deserts, borders, airports, sea ports.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Transport documentation is explained with examples showing point of loading and discharge. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transport documentation may include but is not limited to bills of lading and airway bills.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sailing and flight schedules are explained with examples of loading and discharge ports. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain South Africa's geographical conditions and location with regard to international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Climatic conditions in different regions are described in order to determine the effect it has on trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Climate conditions and the effect on transport and transport equipment are explained with examples of the impact on trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    South Africa's geographical position is explained in terms of its advantages and disadvantages to international trade. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the impact of cultural difference on international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of currency is explained and applied in terms of the international trading environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept of rates of exchange is explained in terms of the calculation formulas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effect of different languages on international trade is explained with examples of import and export transactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of disregarding cultural sensitivities in negotiating and administering international trade is explained with examples of import and export transactions. 


    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 
  • Map reading techniques.
  • Cultures of different countries.
  • Different 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 related to the interpretation of maps and the determination of cargo route. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of determining the route cargo will follow between point of load and discharge. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that required maps are always available as and when required for cargo routing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to international traded routes and the modes of transport used in them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in the process of routing cargo between point of load and discharge. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to read maps and determine cargo routes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect cargo routing has an impact on customer satisfaction. 

    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 11406, "Apply a knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles", 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 


    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. Makwedeng Training 
    5. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    6. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    7. Skills For Life 



    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.