SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify equipment and infrastructure used in international transport 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252415  Identify equipment and infrastructure used in international transport 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 will be able to apply the transport requirements of various cargoes to the equipment used in air, sea and land operations. The learner will be able to understand the criteria for selecting the correct mode of transport and facilities which are used for internationally traded goods. The learner will also be able to identify specialised cargo and how it should be handled.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Differentiating between transport modes in accordance with importer and exporter requirements.
  • Describing the air and surface infrastructure used in internationally traded cargo transport operations.
  • Identifying transport and handling equipment used for the various phases of cargo transit.
  • Selecting appropriate equipment for the handling, storage and transport of internationally traded cargo in transit.
  • Differentiating between specialised cargoes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Differentiate between transport modes and services in accordance with importer and exporter requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Criteria for selecting different modes of transport are described in terms of cargo, importer and exporter requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Criteria may include but is not limited to volume, weight, speed and price.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Air transport services are compared in the context of costs versus benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Surface transport services are described in terms of their perceived value to importers and exporters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of giving importers and/or exporters incorrect advice regarding transport mode and service selection are explained in the context of a freight forwarding organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the air and surface infrastructure used in internationally traded cargo transport operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The facilities used to move cargo from door to door are described for an airfreight operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Facilities may include but are not limited to warehouses, off airport consolidation and deconsolidation facilities, airport airside and landside cargo facilities and airport warehouses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inland transport infrastructure is described in the context of the international movement of goods. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inland transport infrastructure may include but is not limited to national and international rail and road networks; ports and harbours; terminals and depots; transit warehouses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Maritime transport infrastructure is described in the context of the international movement of goods. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maritime transport infrastructure may include but is not limited to navigation systems; off-shore loading and off loading facilities; pilotage and tender services.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify transport and handling equipment used for the various phases of cargo transit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different aircraft and airfreight containers are described for the international movement of airfreighted cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different ships and containers are described for the international movement of general surface freighted cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Specialised vessels and equipment are described for the international movement of specialised surface freighted cargo. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialised surfaced freighted cargo may include but is not limited to dangerous goods; long lengths and heavy lifts; dry bulk cargo; liquid bulk cargo including oil and petroleum products; perishable and reefer cargo; bulk gasses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Road and rail equipment used to transport different cargoes are described in terms of over border and intermodal freight movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Freight handling equipment used in surface and airfreight is described in the context of international movement of goods. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Freight handling equipment may include but is not limited to forklifts with or without special attachment; road vehicle trailers; roller beds and roller bed trucks; tankers; cranes; refrigeration equipment; warehouse racking, shelving and cargo identification equipment.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Select appropriate equipment for the handling, storage and transport of internationally traded cargo in transit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Importer and exporter requirements are analysed in terms of cargo characteristics and movement criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recommendations are communicated with regard to equipment to be used for the door to door movement of imports and exports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of giving incorrect advice regarding equipment are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Differentiate between specialised cargoes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Characteristics of specialised cargoes are described in the context of international trade. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialised cargo may include but is not limited to dangerous goods; long lengths and heavy lifts; dry bulk cargo; liquid bulk cargo including oil and petroleum products; perishable and reefer cargo; bulk gasses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The handling and transport equipment requirements are matched to the characteristics of different specialised cargoes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of using inappropriate equipment are described for the movement of specialised cargo. 


    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 
  • Different types of transport modes available for international trade.
  • Air and surface infrastructure used in internationally traded goods.
  • Different types of materials handling equipment.
  • Methods and techniques for selecting materials handling equipment.
  • The definition of specialised cargo. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the equipment and infrastructure being used to handle the international cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure the correct transportation modes, handling equipment and storage facilities are used for the international cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the movement and handling of cargo in international trade. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when giving recommendations of proper handling of the international cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect handling of international cargo can have a devastating effect on both people and the environment. 

    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  59365   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. BPL Academy 
    3. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    4. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
    5. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    6. Indub Trading c.c. 
    7. Innovative Shared Services 
    8. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    9. Metro Minds 
    10. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    11. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    13. Robertsons Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    14. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    15. School of Shipping 
    16. Skills Development Specialists 
    17. Y2K 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.