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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252438  Apply groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface 
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
11260  Apply Groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to issue container transfer and release instructions as well as instructions to unpack. Learners will also be capable of processing the overseas groupage charges and conducting groupage reconciliations. Learners will also be able to issue groupage release authorisation and process groupage acquittals as required.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Releasing groupage containers for unpacking.
  • Bringing to account overseas and local collect charges.
  • Releasing groupage consignments.
  • Carrying out acquittal and claims 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 
    Release groupage containers for unpacking. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The instructions of overseas groupage principals are analysed to determine container unpack procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Container transfer and release instructions are issued to container carrier and unpack depot in accordance organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The release instructions are issued to unpack depot in accordance with the instructions of overseas groupage principals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Bring to account overseas and local collect charges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The charging instructions of overseas groupage principals and local tariffs are used to calculate charges due on each groupage consignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Groupage charges are processed into profit and loss reconciliations in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Groupage invoicing and reconciliations are submitted for verification in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of miscalculating groupage charges are explained in terms of their effects on the local organisation and overseas groupage principal. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Release groupage consignments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Shipped on board and charging information is conveyed to releasing agents in order to effect release. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The documentation of releasing agent's is checked to verify proof of title to goods, Customs and harbour release and payment of groupage charges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Groupage release authorisation is issued to enable upliftment and delivery of goods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out acquittal and claims procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The release and groupage manifest documentation is collated to prepare groupage acquittal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Groupage acquittals are submitted in terms of Customs regulations and deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Claims in respect of lost, damaged and discrepant cargo are recorded and communicated to affected parties for finalisation. 


    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 the release of goods.
  • Methods and techniques for obtaining the transfer and release of container carriers.
  • Methods and techniques for unpacking cargo containers.
  • Organisational systems, policies and procedures for making claims in the case of lost, damaged or discrepant 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 cargo implemented by surface. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure that processes and procedures are applied to cargo imported by surface. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that an alternative plan is available for implementation should normal operations not work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in applying the processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when issuing release instructions for imported cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to communicate with role players in the release of cargo imported by surface. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where efficient and effective release of cargo has a positive impact on stakeholders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities in cargo imported by surface. 

  • 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 11260, "Apply Groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface", Level 4, 10 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. Metro Minds 
    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 



    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.