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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Interpret and apply International commercial terms 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252437  Interpret and apply International commercial terms 
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
11394  Interpret and apply information contained in INCOTERMS  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this Unit Standard will be able to demonstrate knowledge about international commercial terms, the roles and responsibilities regarding carriage, costs and risks and make recommendations regarding the usage of international commercial terms.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying international commercial terms.
  • Identifying buyers and sellers responsibilities.
  • Making recommendations. 

  • 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 
    Identify international commercial terms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The history and origin of the international commercial terms are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of the international commercial terms is explained as they apply to trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legality of the international commercial terms is identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Terms and acronyms of the international commercial terms are identified with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain buyers' and sellers' responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Buyer's and seller's responsibilities are identified using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The buyer's and seller's risks are identified using examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Carriage of buyer's and seller's responsibilities is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The costs of buyers and sellers are identified with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Make recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Recommendations are developed to compare to others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The advantages and disadvantages of recommendations are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are made and identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recommendations are justified with 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 
  • Source of International Commercial Terms (Incoterms).
  • Methods and techniques for applying international commercial terms (Incoterms).
  • Communication techniques. 

  • 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 interpretation and application of international commercial terms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure the correct application of international commercial terms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the use of international commercial terms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when making recommendations on the application of international commercial terms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to interpret and apply international commercial terms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems of the impact of the incorrect interpretation and application of international commercial terms on both the client and organisation. 

    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 11394, "Interpret and apply information contained in INCOTERMS", Level 3, 4 credits. 

    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. Makwedeng Training 
    10. Metro Minds 
    11. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    12. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    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.