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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle perishable cargo 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252376  Handle perishable cargo 
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 apply a knowledge and understanding of the handling of perishable cargo.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining and identify different perishable cargo.
  • Describing the packaging requirements for perishable cargo which is intended for transportation by air.
  • Identifying risks and precautions when handling, storing and stowing perishable cargo. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification are assumed 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 
    Explain and identify different perishable cargo. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Five different types of cargo must be identified and examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cargo or commodities classified as perishable are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Perishable cargo may include but is not limited to frozen food, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, medicines, body parts, blood samples, meat and fish products, fresh flowers, fresh poultry, fresh game.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons why cargo is classified as perishable are given with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences are described of cargo that is not properly identified as perishable. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the packaging requirements for perishable cargo which is intended for transportation by air. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Transportation may include but is not limited to air, sea, road, rail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Suitable and minimum packaging requirements are listed following stipulated procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Labelling, numbering and marking is described for specified types of perishable cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of incorrect packaging, storing and stowing of perishable cargo is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Transport equipment used to transport perishable cargo is identified by explaining each type. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify risks and precautions when handling, storing and stowing perishable cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Precautions to be taken by the carrier and depots are explained in terms of handling, storing and stowing perishable cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Time limits are identified for perishable cargo being stored under ideal conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Special instructions used for shipping perished cargo are communicated in order to maintain the quality of the perishable cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation for shipping of perishable cargo is completed in accordance with worksite procedures. 


    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 
  • Organisational policies and procedures for the handling and stowing of perishable cargo.
  • Methods of transporting perishable cargo.
  • Basic concepts of perishable cargo care. 

  • 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 packaging, handling, storing and stowing of perishable cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure the perishable cargo is handled, stored and stowed in the best way possible. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the handling storing and stowing of perishable cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all interested parties regarding the packaging requirements and the risks and precautions needed when handling, storing or stowing perishable cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist in selecting the correct packaging, storing and stowing requirements for perishable cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect packaging, handling, storing and stowing of perishable cargo can have a devastating effect on the perishable cargo. 

    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
    Elective  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. 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.