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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Transport freight 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
113841  Transport freight 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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
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 
Learners acquiring this standard will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification or are working within a road freight transport management environment, where acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to learner`s job, or chances of finding employment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Differentiating and understanding between public and private transport.
  • Applying road freight industry knowledge and company prescriptive procedures in day-to-day operational activities.
  • Monitoring administrative and operational activities.
  • Ensuring that the freight gets transported as per request / order / instruction.
  • Completing transportation task in the prescribed manner. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy, literacy and communication at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Under all working activities and conditions in a road transport function (primary or secondary).
  • In a road freight activity (primary or secondary). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Differentiate and understand between public and private transport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The difference between own and public transport is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The advantages and disadvantages of own transport are identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The advantages and disadvantages of public transport are identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Selecting the appropriate option in terms of the operating environment is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply road freight industry knowledge and company prescriptive procedures in day-to-day operational. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Apply road freight industry knowledge and company prescriptive procedures in day-to-day operational activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Industry and company procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Instructions regarding vehicle selection and equipment per consignment are executed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Vehicle are loaded as per instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Responsibilities as a member of the operational team are identified and executed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor administrative and operational activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate underlying administrative responsibilities per consignment are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Paperwork is diligently conducted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Trip reports and supporting paperwork are submitted to the appropriate supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Incidents and accidents are reported through the appropriate channels. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Ensure that the freight gets transported as per request / order / instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Instructions from supervisors are received and processed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Vehicle are loaded as per consignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Supportive administrative activities are conducted as per standard operating company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Company policy executed with regard to customer service, freight security etc. is ensured. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete transportation task in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. De-briefing as per company policy is conducted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Appropriate paperwork is completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Paperwork is filed and submitted in prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Events are reported to the appropriate authorities in the company. 


    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 
  • Locating sources of information.
  • Investigative skills.
  • Abstraction from data collection to model building. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made towards the evaluating of circumstances and the effect thereof on the road freight transport industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate the different determinants affecting the supply and demand for transport as well as the effecting interaction between transport and the economy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others during the implementing of ground costing and financial theories. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation and that transport operates in an economy and is dependent on that economy. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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  48439   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Transport Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    2. Learncorp 
    3. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 



    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.