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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Document and handle export surface general non-hazardous cargo 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252433  Document and handle export surface general non-hazardous 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 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
11397  Pack, mark, document and handle Export General Non-Hazardous Cargo (Surface)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to plan the movement of door-to-door shipments by analysing exporter documentation. Learners will also be capable of preparing the required documentation and bills of lading in an accurate way. Learners will be able to follow export surface procedures to ensure surface freight is tracked through all modes of transport.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Planning export surface logistics.
  • Documenting surface exports.
  • Facilitating the door to door movement of export surface freight. 

  • 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 export surface logistics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Exporter documentation and instructions are analysed for completeness and compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Door-to-door movement is planned in accordance with export instructions and cargo requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cargo requirement may include but is not limited to inland vehicle type, container type and vessel type.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Booking arrangements are effected with transport providers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transport providers may include but are not limited to road and rail operators; depot and terminal operators; seafreight consolidators and carriers.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Document surface exports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Inland transport documentation is prepared in terms of cargo movement type requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inland transport documentation may include but is not limited to rail/road consignment notes, container terminal orders, shipping orders and cargo dues receipts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ocean and house bills of lading are prepared in terms of financial instruments and client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of accurate transport documentation is explained in terms of consequences for the execution of transport movement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate the door-to-door movement of export surface freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Export surface clearance procedures are carried out in terms of statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inland transport documentation is lodged with relevant parties to initiate cargo movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Surface freight exports are tracked from point of origin to container terminal/port using tracking systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cargo is tracked on board vessel for purpose of dating bills of lading. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Completed export documentation is distributed to relevant parties in terms of export instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Completed export shipments are processed for invoicing purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Claims are initiated in respect of lost, damaged and discrepant 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 
  • Policies, procedures and systems for receiving and dispatching export airfreight shipments.
  • Methods and techniques for matching cargo with equipment to be used.
  • Types of documentation required for exporting cargo by airfreight. 

  • 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 documenting and handling of export surface general non-hazardous cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the processing of export documentation for general non-hazardous cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when making booking arrangements with transport providers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to process the export documentation and in tracking and tracing of surface general non-hazardous cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the accurate and timeous processing of export documentation improve customer levels. 

    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 11397, "Pack, mark, document and handle Export General Non-Hazardous Cargo (Surface)", Level 3, 5 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 
    Elective  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
    4. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    5. Indub Trading c.c. 
    6. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    7. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    8. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    10. Robertsons Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    11. School of Shipping 
    12. Y2K College 



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