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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Freight Handling 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
14574  National Certificate: Freight Handling 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 1351/03  2003-12-03  2006-12-03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
57831  National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  128  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
To provide an entry level National Certificate in Freight Handling for: all persons currently involved in, or aspiring to enter the freight handling industry with an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in Freight Handling, thereby ensuring a portable, nationally recognised qualification that will:

1. Enhance the quality of service to customers and
2. Lead to transformation in economic growth and social development. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate (GETC). 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
Practical competence
The demonstrated ability to consider a range of options in order to make decisions about and evidence performance around inter alia administration/planning; handling; storage; transport planning; basic freight handling equipment maintenance.

The demonstrated understanding of the knowledge that underpins inter alia administration/planning; handling; storage; planning transport; basic maintenance and legislation.

Reflexive competence
The demonstrated ability to reflect on, evaluate and adapt and improve the foundational competencies and practical competencies in a variety of contexts. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
The standards describe competent performance in freight handling, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence in handling techniques; administration procedures; clear and effective communication skills; maintenance procedures; resource selection and business principles.

These tools include the following:

1. Written (e.g. tests/case studies/projects)
2. In-situ (on-the-job) observations
3. Simulation
4. Role-play/structured classroom discussions
5. Portfolio of evidence

These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method of assessing knowledge, or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

The following tools may be used to supplement the above minimum assessment methods:

Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience which serves to supplement the assessment of applied competence.
The portfolio should include inter alia:

1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
2. Relevant certificates or awards
3. Previous assessment records
4. Journals/logbook

For each Standard there are corresponding performance assessment criteria which describe the evidence which an assessor should use to make judgement on a candidate`s competence.

Candidates are assessed against these performance criteria. Currently employed candidates are observed carrying our their normal work duties by an assessor. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions.

Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.

The Assessors must be registered with the Freight Operations Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or the relevant ETQA. 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
Training institutions offering the qualifications, or part thereof, will be registered with the Freight Operations Chamber of the Transport SETA after the institution has been accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

Qualified Assessors will be appointed by the training institutions offering the qualifications and must be registered and accredited with the relevant ETQA. 

NOTES 
This qualification has been replaced by qualification 57831, "National Certificate: Freight Handling", level 3, 128 credits.

1. An individual selecting any elective standard dealing with the operation of machinery and/or equipment must ensure that an appropriate license be obtained prior to the completion of the standard.

2. It is highly desirable that every learner build into their learning a theoretical understanding of lifting equipment to give them a greater appreciation of the greater industry and an understanding of the industry as a set of related systems.

3. When possible, it is beneficial for the learner to spend as much time in a working environment prior to selecting their elective, in order to provide him/her with the opportunity to make an educated decision in this regard. The learner must give cognisance to his/her career plan in this selection. 

UNIT STANDARDS: 
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core  8015  Executing general office administration  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  8022  Allocating freight for packaging and grouping  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8023  Applying basic principles of local and international trade  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8025  Controlling and locating stock  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8037  Ensuring customer satisfaction and competitive practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8016  Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8024  Receiving and dispatching freight, and handling freight returns  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8021  Taking basic care of freight handling machinery  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8020  Controlling hazardous/dangerous and dangerous goods  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8036  Packing, handling and securing freight  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8035  Processing and controlling documentation  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Core  8019  Schedule transport  Level 4  NQF Level 04  18 
Fundamental  8000  Apply basic business principles  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  7995  Communicating and conducting interpersonal relations in industry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
Fundamental  7996  Operating computer systems  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  7997  Managing self-development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
Elective  12118  Operate ship cargo lifting appliances  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
Elective  8039  Operating cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
Elective  8042  Operating dry bulk handling equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
Elective  8038  Operating lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  12119  Use gangway communication signals to direct ship cargo lifting appliances  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  8040  Operating freight elevators and conveyor belt systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
Elective  8041  Managing employee induction  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 


LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
 
NONE 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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. Culmen Wes-Kaap CC 
2. Greystones Cargo Systems 
3. Makwedeng Training 
4. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
5. Rainbow Skills Development Centre 
6. SA Maritime School and Transport College 



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