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

National Certificate: International Trade 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22439  National Certificate: International Trade 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Procurement 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  128  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2005-09-13  2007-11-28 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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
59326  National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  131  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners (new entrants to and existing, unqualified employees in the industry) who have had schooling at NQF Level 1 or below with the conceptual framework and skills required to perform basic functions within the International Freight Forwarding environment. It can also be seen as serving as a bridging qualification for learners who move from formal schooling to the Forwarding and Clearing industry.

This qualification is intended to orientate a person to the world of work in the field of global trade. It will give learners the opportunity to apply knowledge gained about the industry to real situations in the workplace.

The Unit Standards in the qualification are intended as building blocks that will make the learner a more skilled, knowledgeable, informed, and efficient worker in the industry.

The completion of this qualification should add to the status of the worker and serve as an encouragement to embark on further study within the industry as a part of a process of life long learning. The qualification will also provide the basis for further development of the learner into specialist areas within the Forwarding and Clearing industry.

Rationale for the qualification:

New entrants to the Freight Industry in South Africa do not have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive foundation in the processes, terms and practices in the industry. This has resulted in frustrated and confused individuals with unrealised potential leaving the industry for other industries that welcome them and facilitate their entry. This qualification has been developed to provide new entrants with a solid foundation applicable in the workplace, for which they will gain recognition in the form of a national qualification.

This qualification is the start of a career path in the industry. The skills, values, attitudes and knowledge reflected in this qualification are building blocks that will prepare learners for progression along the industry`s learning ladder of registered qualifications.

Such a qualification will also provide opportunities for current employees in the industry to seek recognition for prior learning, gained in the workplace or through other studies, against the outcomes of the Unit Standards in this qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Competence in Communications and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 is assumed. As the qualification contains Fundamental Unit Standards in Computer Literacy it is assumed that the learner has a basic knowledge of computer software packages so as to be able to do these Unit Standards. If this is not the case, the learner will have to become competent in that field prior to tackling these standards.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning. The learner can provide evidence of prior learning through assessment of tasks carried out at work, through the presentation of a portfolio of work previously done, through a statement by a supervisor of work carried out, through a testimonial and by the completion of another qualification which contains Unit Standards or aspects of the contents of this qualification. The prior learning can consist of formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Fundamental:
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental section are compulsory. Communication Skills are allocated 24 credits and Mathematical Literacy 16 credits. In addition a further 12 credits are allocated to Computer Literacy skills. This gives a total of 52 credits.

Core:
All Unit Standards in the Core section totalling 59 credits are compulsory.

Elective:
Unit Standards totalling 22 credits have been included in this component. The learner is required to select Unit Standards totalling a minimum of 17 credits from this list. Other electives may be added to this list in the future. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
The outcomes are specified in terms of a combination of Specific Outcomes and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes.

On completion of this qualification, the learner will be able to:
  • Operate in the International Trade environment
  • Display an understanding and comprehension of the concepts underpinning and supporting the operations within an International Trade environment and be able to apply them in work-related situations
  • Operate a Personal Computer
  • Use the World Wide Web
  • Send and receive information relating to the work environment using electronic mail software
  • Apply an integrated understanding of the following learning areas in the workplace:
  • Basic Geography
  • International Trade Operations
  • Imports and Exports
  • International Trade Documentation
  • Cargo Care
  • Specialised Freight
  • Basic Transport Principles
  • Basic written and oral communication skills in the work environment. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The assessment criteria of the qualification are embodied in the Unit Standards. The depth of technical expertise that will be assessed across the various contexts is clearly articulated in the relevant specific outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements within these unit standards.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment should provide an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification.

    Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance and the quality of thinking and understanding that underpins it. This integrated approach applies to both formative and summative assessment. In formative assessment activities, a greater weighting should be given to the application of knowledge and skills to real situations, with a smaller weighting going to the assessment of a knowledge of the concepts involved.

    Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that form the basis for their demonstrated performance. In other words, learners must provide an interpretation of their actions. This is especially important considering that part of the purpose of the qualification is to provide a foundation for the learner who is entering or has just entered the industry. In the case of current employees seeking recognition of prior learning or employees who have been a short while in the industry, assessors must be particularly vigilant to ensure that justification and explanation for actions are provided. This is to prevent routine or repetitive types of behaviour being mistaken for demonstration of competence and understanding.

    An integrated mix of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used with the ultimate focus being on the assessment of applied competence.

    In particular when assessing the applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification, assessors must assess the ability of the learner to:

    1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made
    2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community
    3. Organise and manage his/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively
    4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
    5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation
    6. Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others
    7. Consider environmental factors such as climate in the planning of national and international transportation
    8. Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Specific examples demonstrating how the above Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are relevant to the Specific Outcomes are given in each Unit Standard. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The South African Association of Freight Forwarders is a founder member of FIATA (The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) which in turn represents the industry in over 150 countries. The National Diploma in Freight Forwarding: NQF Level 5 has been granted registration with FIATA and is regarded as equivalent to the International FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding. The International Diploma has subsequently been amended by FIATA to include some of the Unit Standards that go to make up the South African National Diploma in Freight Forwarding NQ Level 5.

    This qualification and the National Certificates in Freight Forwarding NQF Levels 3 and 4 are regarded as the building blocks towards the Level 5 qualification.

    The German Apprenticeship System for Freight Forwarders operates similarly to the South African learnership system and representatives of CATS (Commercial Advancement Training Scheme) which is a joint creation of the Southern African and German Chambers of Commerce and Industry have agreed that the scope, content (Unit Standards), assessment criteria and degree of difficulty of the Level 2, 3 and 4 qualifications can be benchmarked against training programmes used in the industry in Germany, although direct equivalence with specific German qualifications is not possible. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Learners completing this qualification will gain access to the following qualifications in the industry:
  • National Certificate in Freight Forwarding: NQF Level 3
  • National Certificate in Customs Clearing: NQF level 3.

    The Unit Standards contained in this qualification in which the learner has demonstrated competence will not have to be repeated if they make up part of another qualification in the industry.

    Exit Points for Learners who do not complete the qualification:

    Learners exiting the qualification before completion will be credited with the Unit Standards in which they have been assessed and demonstrated competence. These credits may be used as evidence of Prior Leaning for other qualifications in the industry. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors of this qualification will hold a qualification in the field that is at least one level above that of this qualification, or possess the technical expertise to achieve such a qualification. The assessor will be registered with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 59326, which is "National Certificate: International Trade", Level 2, 131 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  11409  Apply a knowledge and understanding of International Trade Documentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11406  Apply a knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11413  Apply an understanding of basic Transport Principles to International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11410  Apply basic concepts of Cargo Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11412  Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of advanced Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11411  Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of elementary Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11407  Display an understanding of the International Trading Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11408  Understand the basic concepts of Importing and Exporting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  11414  Perform Basic Customs and Carrier Release Procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  11803  Apply basic written and oral communication skills  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Fundamental  7573  Demonstrate ability to use the World Wide Web  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7571  Demonstrate the ability to use electronic mail software to send and receive messages  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8419  Understand social issues  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  8494  Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7546  Describe the application and impact as well as social implications of information technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  8418  Do basic research  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7799  Maintain a safe working environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  8420  Operate in a team  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  8618  Organise oneself in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    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.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    1. Indub Trading c.c. 
    2. Makwedeng Training 



    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.