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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out routine freight forwarding processes and procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252386  Carry out routine freight forwarding processes and procedures 
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  12 
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 and apply the correct processes and procedures to the all service providers in the movement of freight. The learner will also be able to explain the importance of the different carriers in freight forwarding and implement the required procedures for the release of the cargo. The learner will also be able to carry out the required inspections allowance with the requirements of the relevant inspection authority.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining freight transport operations and ancillary service providers involved in the movement of freight.
  • Explaining the air freight transport operations and ancillary service providers involved in the international movement of freight.
  • Carrying out routine airfreight import procedures.
  • Carrying out routine airfreight export procedures.
  • Carrying out routine surface freight import procedures.
  • Carrying out routine surface freight export procedures. 

  • 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 
    Explain the freight transport operations and ancillary service providers involved in the movement of freight. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Freight transport operations may include sea, road, rail, ports, harbours, terminals, depots. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of seafreight carriers with regard to world trade is explained in respect of Charter, Bulk, Full Container Load and Less than Container Load operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of road and rail freight is explained in the context of intermodal and overborder movements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The way in which cargo moves between transport modes through ports, harbours, terminals and depots is explained in the context of bulk, breakbulk and containerised cargo. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the air freight transport operations and ancillary service providers involved in the international movement of freight. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Air freight transport operations may include but are not limited to Airlines, airports and cargo handling facultie. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of airlines to world trade is explained in respect of straight and consolidated airfreight movements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The way in which cargo moves between transport modes through airports is explained in the context of straight consolidated and charter airfreight movements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out routine airfreight import procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Customs import release procedures are carried out according to Customs requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Customs may include but are not limited to stops and examinations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consolidator release procedures are carried out in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Airline release procedures are carried out for applicable cargo movement types in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not carrying out routine airfreight import procedures in accordance with Customs/carrier/operator requirements within timelines are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out routine airfreight export procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-shipment inspections are carried out where applicable in accordance with the requirements of the relevant inspection authority. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pre-ship inspects may include but are not limited to destination country compliance regulations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customs export release procedures are carried out according to Customs requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Customs export release procedures may include but are not limited to stops and examinations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consolidator export acceptance procedures are carried out in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Airline acceptance procedures are carried out for applicable cargo movement types in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not carrying out routine surface freight export procedures in accordance with Customs/carrier/operator requirements within timelines are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Carry out routine surface freight import procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Harbour/port authority import release procedures are carried out for applicable cargo movement types in accordance with harbour/port authority requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cargo movement types may include but is not limited to Break bulk, Full Container Loads.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Groupage/Less than Container Load operator import release procedures are carried out for applicable cargo movement types in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Full Container Load carrier/merchant haulage release procedures are carried out for applicable cargo movement types in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Depot import release procedures are carried out for Less than Container Load and groupage cargo in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not carrying out routine surface freight import procedures in accordance with Customs/carrier/operator requirements and laid down timelines are explained with relevant examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Carry out routine surface freight export procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-shipment inspections are carried out where applicable in accordance with the requirements of the relevant inspection authority. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pre-shipment inspections may include but is not limited to destination country compliance regulations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customs export release procedures are carried out according to Customs requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Customs export release procedures may include but not limited to stops and examinations.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Harbour/port authority export release procedures are carried out for applicable cargo movement types in accordance with harbour/port authority requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cargo movement types may include but is not limited to Break bulk, Full Container Loads.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Groupage/Less than Container Load operator export acceptance procedures are carried out for applicable cargo movement types in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Full Container Load carrier/merchant haulage acceptance procedures are carried out for applicable cargo movement types in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Depot export acceptance procedures are carried out for Less than Container Load and groupage cargo in accordance with the relevant operator requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of not carrying out routine surface freight export procedures in accordance with Customs/carrier/operator requirements and laid down timelines are explained with relevant examples. 


    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 
  • Pre Inspection requirements.
  • Organisational policies and procedures for freight forwarding.
  • Routine import and export procedures for various modes of transport.
  • The roles of customs and statutory bodies involved in freight forwarding processes and procedures. 

  • 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 implementation of routine freight forwarding processes and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to improve efficiency and effectivity of the routine freight forwarding processes and processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to ensure the carrying out of routine freight forwarding processes and procedures are efficiently and effectively done. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will have an impact on routine freight forwarding processes and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively during the carrying out of routine surface and airfreight procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to implement and carry out routine freight forwarding procedures and procedures. 

    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 



    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.