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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle cargo for import and export 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252439  Handle cargo for import and export 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 handle cargo for import and export purposes by identifying cargo by means of packaging, marking, transport, storage, and delivery of cargo.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Calculating volume of cargo for import and export.
  • Packing cargo for import and export purposes.
  • Identifying modes of transportation.
  • Marking cargo for import and export purposes.
  • Storing cargo for import and exportation purposes.
  • Delivering cargo for import and export purposes. 

  • 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 
    Calculate volume of cargo for import and export. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cargo is analysed on request according to workplace practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Study documentation for the handling of cargo is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cargo is identified according to category and sub-category requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cargo is visually inspected according to worksite practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Pack cargo for import and export purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods of packing for import and export of cargo are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various packaging material for cargo is demonstrated according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Qualities of packaging are assessed according to international standard requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify modes of transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The selection of transport modes for cargo is identified in terms of price, speed and customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different modes of transport for cargo are compared to determine which should be used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of non-compliance of transport modes for cargo are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Mark cargo for import and export purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Marking Methods are applied according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cargo is marked according to workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety precautions are carried out according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of non-compliance of cargo are explained with examples relating to the customer and cargo carrier. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Store cargo for import and exportation purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cargo is selected according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cargo is stored according to international standard requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compatibility of cargo with other cargo is assessed according to international standard requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods of storage for cargo are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Methods of storage are compared and demonstrated with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Deliver cargo for import and export purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The selection of the mode for the delivery of cargo is identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preparation procedures for the delivery of cargo are carried out according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of non-compliance for the delivery of cargo is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Legal requirements are applied and carried out according to workplace procedures. 


    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 
  • Calculation techniques for volume, weight and area.
  • Methods and techniques for packing cargo for import or export.
  • Types of packaging material used for import and export goods.
  • Types of transport modes used for the import and export of cargo.
  • Marking requirements for internationally traded goods.
  • Methods and techniques for the safe and secure storage of imported and exported goods.
  • Systems, policies and procedure for the safe delivery of import and export 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 which impact on the handling of import and export cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure that all import and export cargo is handled according to policies and procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to ensure that throughout the process of handling import and export cargo it is done according to requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will improve the handling of cargo for import and export. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to handle all import and export cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the improper handling of import and export cargo leads to losses and damages for both the organisation and client. 

    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
    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. BPL Academy 
    3. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    4. College for Business and Maritime Studies 
    5. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    6. Innovative Shared Services 
    7. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    8. Metro Minds 
    9. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    10. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Robertsons Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    12. School of Shipping 
    13. Skills Development Specialists 



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