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

Apply Groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11260  Apply Groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2007-11-28  SAQA 0160/05 
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 unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
252438  Apply groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are, or who wish to be employed in the Groupage Function of a forwarding operation.

Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to co- ordinate the movement of groupage containers for the purpose of degrouping and releasing cargo imported by sea. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
CUS 4 Perform Basic Customs and Carrier Release Procedures
FOR 10 Track and Trace International Cargo
OR
FOR 15 Apply Breakbulk Operations processes and procedures to cargo imported by airfreight 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed in a structured work context with minimal supervision, which allows for learners to operate under self-direction and take full responsibility for all expected outcomes.

Learners are expected to have access to the relevant regulations, guidelines etc?Learners, in performing the specific outcomes at the level expressed in this unit standard, are expected to generate a range of responses, a limited number of which are innovative, to well defined but often previously unencountered problems. Performance must be guided at all times by organisational processes, policies, procedures and systems, and accepted industry practice. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options, make decisions about and evidence performance around each of the specific outcomes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Co-ordinate the movement of groupage containers for the purposes of unpacking, splitting, allocating and calculating groupage charges. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Release individual groupage consignments. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Process acquittal and groupage claims. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE:

The learners can understand, explain and apply:

1. Documentation (processing and interpretation)
! Manifest
! Ocean and House Bills of Lading
! Express Bills
! DRO`s
! Wharfage acquittals
! Customs release documents
! Damage reports and carriers indemnity documents
! Bank guarantees
! Port, railway and depot documents
2. Claims
! Terminology e.g. shortshipped
! Prescription periods
! Procedures applicable to the submission of claims to carriers and to insurance companies
3. Clearing procedures
! Responsibilities of overseas agents
! Customs rules regarding removal of uncleared goods to state warehouse and related procedures
! Documentation flow and procedures relating to securing release of goods from shipping lines and groupage operators, including differences arising when Customs clearance is done by the same company as opposed to an outside agent.
! Rules regarding depot storage
! Role of indent and routing order
4. Rates, Tariffs and Invoicing
! Structure and interpretation of freight rates, overseas forwarding charges and local landside rates
! Application of exchange rates
! Terminology e.g. harbour ton, metric ton, box rates, imperial measures
5. Containerisation
! Role of the Groupage operator
! Significance of seal and container numbers
! Types of containers
! Container movements e.g. FCL, LCL
! Changing status
! Maximum load factors
! Concept of co-loading 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made,eg,
! Identify and apply the knowledge of Groupage Operations ( Surface Imports)in arriving at workable solutions within a freight forwarding operation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community,eg,
Appreciate that:
* since the Forwarding Industry is practised in an international environment at the micro, meso and macro levels it operates in systems which are reliant on others and which address the processing of data,
* the processing systems approach as well as the productivity orientation of Forwarding companies demands high levels of teamwork and the understanding, reaction and maintenance of team coherence and co- operation,
* the level of competency is largely dependent on the individual`s ability and capacity to operate effectively with peers, supervisors, internal and external customers. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
3. Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively,eg,
! Prioritise and blend daily activities in such a way as to enable the working process to run effectively and efficiently. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information,eg,
! Apply a knowledge and comprehension of the principles, processes and procedures used in the degrouping of seafreight import cargo in the Freight Forwarding and Cargo Handling environments.
! Collect, organise and analyse information received to arrive at rational decisions with regard to Groupage Operations ( Surface Imports), in order to expedite, clear and release cargo to clients. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation,eg,
! Identify from written material and verbal interaction the specific requirements and needs of the existing and potential clients, communicate the resulting outcome of each selection decision to the affected parties by written and oral persuasion 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

A composite statement of outcomes which expresses applied competence in the particular component of practice

Outcomes will be judged by whether the learner can:

1. Issue instructions for groupage containers to be transferred to depos for unpacking.
2. Bring to account overseas and local collect charges.
3. Release shipments from own groupage containers and secure release of consignments from third party groupage operators.
4. Process acquittals and claims according to organisational and legislative procedures, and within prescribed time periods. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252438, which is "Apply groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface", Level 3, 5 credits. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Core  22443   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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. Makwedeng Training 



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