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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Administer multimodal surface freight import clearances 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252426  Administer multimodal surface freight import clearances 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11262  Facilitate the final release and delivery of goods imported by surface modes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to monitor overseas orders and shipment progress in order to establish cargo whereabouts. Learners will also be capable of obtaining clearance and delivery instructions and processing the necessary import documentation to ensure all clearance problems are dealt with. Learners will also be able to process the release of imported goods, ensure final delivery is done and that proof of delivery is obtained and recorded.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Planning import clearances.
  • Administering import document flows.
  • Facilitating import upliftment and delivery procedures. 

  • 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 
    Plan import clearances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Importers' overseas orders are monitored against delivery schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Document availability is tracked against shipment information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shipment progress is monitored and recorded for the purpose of communication information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Track and trace information is used to locate and redirect misrouted cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Track and trace information is applied in the initiation of loss, damage and discrepancy claims. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Administer import document flows. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Clearance and delivery instructions are obtained from importers in order to initiate clearance procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Importers source documentation and instruction are scrutinised for compliance with clearance requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shipment details are recorded in the clearing organisations tracking systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Clearance problems are resolved with importers, statutory bodies and/or carriers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Invoices and final costings are prepared and distributed in terms of standing instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Import transaction records are maintained according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate import upliftment and delivery procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Shipment parameters are used to plan final upliftment and delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Statutory and carrier release documentation is used to uplift consignments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Final delivery is done in terms of organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Proofs of delivery are recorded according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Claims are initiated and administered in respect of cargo lost, damaged or discrepant. 


    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 systems, policies and procedures for administering multimodal surface freight import clearances.
  • Legal requirements for releasing imported goods.
  • Planning methods and techniques.
  • Types of documentation used for multimodal surface freight clearances.
  • Legal and regulatory requirements for the upliftment and delivery of imported 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 related to the administering of multimodal surface freight import clearances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to ensure that multimodal surface freight imports are administered. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will impact o the establishment of the whereabouts of the imported goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when tracking and tracing import documentation and when issuing final delivery instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to track and trace multimodal documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct application of the administering of multimodal surface freight import clearances has a positive impact on the delivery of the goods. 

    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 11262, "Facilitate the final release and delivery of goods imported by surface modes", Level 4, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    4. Indub Trading c.c. 
    5. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    6. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    7. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    9. Robertsons Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    10. School of Shipping 
    11. 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.