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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain special requirements for documenting and transporting dangerous goods 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252385  Explain special requirements for documenting and transporting dangerous goods 
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 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 distinguish dangerous goods from general cargo and explain the procedures necessary to comply with the requirements for the storage, surface freight and air freight of dangerous goods.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Defining dangerous goods.
  • Explaining dangerous goods classification, packing, labelling and storage requirements.
  • Explaining the specialised requirements for the transport of goods by air.
  • Explaining the specialised requirements for the transport of goods by surface. 

  • 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 
    Define dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of dangerous goods is explained as it applies to the transportation environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for specialised treatment of dangerous goods is explained in order to distinguish dangerous goods from general cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of treating dangerous goods as general cargo are explained using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain dangerous goods classification, packing, labelling and storage requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The classes of dangerous goods and their labels are identified according to international standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    International standards may include but are not limited to International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The concept and use of Packing (Packaging) Groups are explained in terms of risks posed by dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The considerations used to select packing methods and types are explained according to international standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The necessity for separating dangerous goods from other cargo is explained in the context of storage and transport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not correctly classifying dangerous goods are explained in terms of possible loss and/or damage to life and property. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the specialised requirements for the transport of goods by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The roles of International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) are explained in the regulation of air transport of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The localities of the different dangerous goods transport provisions are explained in terms the contents of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The documentation which needs to be prepared by shippers of dangerous goods is identified in the context of airfreight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fields for dangerous goods carriage are identified on the neutral airway bill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not applying the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations are explained in the context of airfreight forwarding. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the specialised requirements for the transport of goods by surface. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the International Maritime Organisation is explained in the regulation of seafreight of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The localities of the different dangerous goods transport provisions are explained in terms of the contents of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The documentation which needs to be prepared by shippers of dangerous goods is identified in the context of surface freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is explained in the regulation of local transport of dangerous goods by surface. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not applying the IMDG Code and SABS Code of Practice are explained in the context of surface freight forwarding. 


    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 roles of IATA, ICAO, IMO and SABS in dangerous goods transportation.
  • Dangerous goods classes and Packing Groups.
  • Dangerous goods documentation.
  • Precautions in transporting and storing dangerous goods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    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:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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 


    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 



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