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

National Certificate: Customs Clearing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22441  National Certificate: Customs Clearing 
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  145  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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
59298  Further Education and Training Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  135  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is intended to equip learners to operate cross-functionally within the Customs Clearing environment of the Forwarding and Clearing industry.

The qualification will provide learners with a solid understanding of the relevant legislation governing the environment within which they operate and also provide them with the ability to appropriately select and apply the relevant section of the legislation governing the operations with which they are involved.

Qualifying learners will be able to pursue further personal development opportunities in the specialist area of Customs Clearing within the broader Forwarding and Clearing industry.

Learners will be provided with the conceptual framework to perform routine and non-routine functions and to supervise the performance of other functions, displaying the ability to combine and integrate competencies in their application in the Customs Clearing environment.

Rationale for the Qualification:

There is a need in the Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding Industry to have a qualification for those employees, who are working in the industry and who have not obtained an FET or equivalent Certificate, to be given the opportunity to obtain such a qualification that would recognize the competence and knowledge that they have built up through their time in the industry. This qualification can also be seen as providing an opportunity for previously disadvantaged learners to obtain a vocationally orientated qualification equivalent to an FETC that would enable them to move up the ladder with higher qualifications within and outside the industry.

While the Customs Clearing and Freight Handling Industry has been a member of the International Federation of Freight Handlers Associations (FIATA) since 1926 and has done industry orientated training that is internationally respected there has been no official qualification at this level for employees in the industry. This qualification and the others at NQF Levels 2, 3, 4, and 5 will fill this gap and provide a formal framework of industry- related qualifications that offer the employee a clear learning path and an opportunity to develop industry needed skills and knowledge and critical cross field skills. This knowledge and the associated skills and outcomes will also offer articulation into the qualifications in other industries. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learning assumed to be in place is stated for each of the Unit Standards in this qualification and any learner who does not meet those requirements will need to do so through prior learning before commencing with the relevant Unit Standard.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. 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, through assessment against specific outcomes contained in the Unit Standards and by the completion of another qualification which contains Unit Standards or aspects of the contents of this qualification. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Fundamental:
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental section are compulsory. A total of 55 credits.

Core:
All Unit Standards in the Core section are compulsory. A total of 79 credits.

Elective:
Unit Standards with a total weighting of 49 credits have been developed for this component. The learner is required to select Unit Standards totalling a minimum of 11 credits from the options complying with the rules of combination. 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 have knowledge and understanding of and be able to apply:
  • The Operations of Rebate Stores
  • The Operations of Customs & Excise Warehouses
  • The Motor Industry Development Programme
  • The Intra-Customs Union Movement
  • The General Provisions of Advanced Customs House Procedures
  • The Advanced Tariff Classification
  • The Framing & Submission of Airfreight Export Documents
  • The Framing & Submission of Surface Export Documents
  • The Framing of in-Bond and ex-Warehouse Bills of Entry and Vouchers of Correction
  • Industrial Rebates and the Framing of Schedule 3 Bills of Entry and Vouchers of Correction
  • Refunds & Drawbacks of Duty
  • The Framing of in Schedule 1 & 2 Bills of Entry and Vouchers of Correction
  • General Rebates and the Preparation of Schedule 4 Bills of Entry
  • The Managing of Workplace Relations.

    The learner will also be able to:
  • Deal effectively with customers
  • Identify and Solve Problems in the workplace
  • Develop Self within a specific Job Role in the industry
  • Display Cultural Awareness in Dealing with Customers and Colleagues
  • Interact orally and in writing in the workplace
  • Prepare Written Communications
  • Collate, understand and communicate workplace data. 

  • 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 are clearly articulated in the relevant specific outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements within these Unit Standards.

    Integrated Assessment:

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

    Integrated assessment must judge not only the quality of the observable performance but also the thinking and understanding that underpins it. This applies to both formative and summative assessment. In formative assessment a greater weighting should be given to the application of knowledge in real work situations as well as to the actual demonstration of skills. A greater weighting may be given to the understanding of theory in summative assessment.

    Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that forms the basis for their demonstrated performance. In other words, learners must provide an interpretation of their actions. This is especially important with regard to this qualification considering that part of its purpose 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 for and explanation of actions are provided. This is to prevent routine or repetitive types of behaviour being mistaken for demonstration of competence.

    An integrated mix of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools should 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.

    Specific examples of demonstration of the above Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are described in each Unit Standard. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The qualification was compared with qualifications from various institutions accredited in other countries in terms of specific outcomes, assessment criteria and degree of difficulty.

    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 this qualification and of the Level 2, 3 and 4 qualifications in the industry 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 who complete this qualification will have access to the following qualifications:
  • National Certificate in Freight Forwarding: NQF Level 4
  • National Diploma in Freight Forwarding: NQF Level 5.

    Competence in individual Unit Standards will be retained by the learner who exits the qualification before completion and can be used for RPL purposes for other qualifications in the field. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification can be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. Moderation shall comply with SAQA requirements. 

    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 59298, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance", Level 4, 135 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  11214  Analyse and solve complex Customs problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11217  Apply for and obtain Refunds and Drawbacks of Customs Duty  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11216  Apply the principles and procedures laid down in Schedule 3 of the Customs Act  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11215  Establish, Register, and Operate Customs and Excise storage warehouses  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11218  Establish, Register, and Operate Rebate Stores  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11386  Frame and scrutinise customs entries within Schedule 4 to the Customs Act  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11221  Frame in Bond and ex Warehouse Bills of Entry and Vouchers of Correction  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11220  Frame Schedule 1 & 2 Bills of Entry and Vouchers of Correction  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11473  Manage individual and team performance  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11222  Analyse and solve complex customs tariffs classification problems  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  11219  Formulate, submit and negotiate applications in respect of Tariff Protection and Relief  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  14 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8558  Collate, understand and communicate workplace data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7821  Develop self within the job role  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7791  Display cultural awareness in dealing with customers and colleagues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8556  Interact orally and in writing in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Fundamental  7822  Prepare written communications  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7789  Provide Customer Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11246  Apply a knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of international trade in a Freight Forwarding Environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  11224  Frame and Submit Surface Export Documents  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11387  Perform the processes and procedures required for the administration of export transactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11244  Perform the processes and procedures required for the administration of import transactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11223  Prepare and submit documents for the movement of goods into, within and through the Southern African Common Customs Union  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11225  Frame and submit applications for Motor Industry Development Programme claims  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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