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

Perform Basic Customs and Carrier Release Procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11414  Perform Basic Customs and Carrier Release Procedures 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2008-09-13  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-13   2012-09-13  

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 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are required to attend to Customs House releasing tasks as daily routine. They are generally referred to as Batching and Pay-In Clerks.
Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to correctly batch documents for submission to Customs, submit them to Customs, report on problems encountered in Customs releases, and collate and submit Customs released documents for port authority/carrier release. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will be competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1
  • Communication Skills at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learners are expected to perform the specific outcomes, as expressed in this Unit Standard, within a highly regulated and structured work environment. Learners should be able to select and implement the most effective solution(s) to familiar problems, guided by clearly defined industry and legislative practices.
    The specific outcomes, as reflected in this unit standard, are performed in a structured work context with supervision that allows for learners to engage in self-directed activities. Learners are expected to have access to the relevant regulations and legislative rules, guidelines etc. .Due to the highly regulated and prescriptive nature of the industry, learners should chose responses and solutions to problems from a range of familiar options.
    The meeting of time deadlines is critical in the demonstration of outcomes in accordance with assessment criteria, therefore all assessment criteria must be performed at the required standard, within the time parameter specified. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Batch documents for submission to Customs, sequencing as per Customs requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following Assessment Criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific Outcomes listed above:

    1. Documents for four transactions for submission to Customs are prepared and arranged correctly
    Range: the correct number of copies, sequence and colour code
    2. Bills of Entry information for four transactions is transferred to computer disks for submission to Customs documents and batches of files are submitted to the appropriate counters and documents processed by Customs are retrieved from appropriate pigeon holes at the Customs house for six transactions
    3. Customs Deferment Forms or cheques, in respect of statutory charges payable on released shipments, are prepared and Bank Guarantees on cheques are obtained and submitted with Customs release documents to obtain Customs final release of six commodities.
    4. Problems with any Customs releases are reported to affected parties.
    5. Customs release documents are collated and port authority and carrier release procedures, including submission of CTOs, LD & FOs and similar documents are executed for four transactions.
    6. The procedures to secure release and delivery of six urgent shipments are carried out.


    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration tool) could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods i.e.,

    1. Written tests/case studies/assignments/projects
    2. Computer simulations
    3. Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
    4. In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
    5. Portfolios of Evidence

    Assessment should be in the form formative and summative assessments. The evidence generated from the integrated assessments must provide the assessor with sufficient, reliable and valid proof of competence.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components are assessed, with evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes being found both in the demonstration of competence and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, he/she should not be assessed as competent.

    Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify the performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, he/she should also not be assessed as competent. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Submit documents to Customs in correct format 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Submit documents to Customs in correct format i.e. on computer disk with hard copy supporting documentation as required 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following Assessment Criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific Outcomes listed above:

    1. Documents for four transactions for submission to Customs are prepared and arranged correctly
    Range: the correct number of copies, sequence and colour code
    2. Bills of Entry information for four transactions is transferred to computer disks for submission to Customs documents and batches of files are submitted to the appropriate counters and documents processed by Customs are retrieved from appropriate pigeon holes at the Customs house for six transactions
    3. Customs Deferment Forms or cheques, in respect of statutory charges payable on released shipments, are prepared and Bank Guarantees on cheques are obtained and submitted with Customs release documents to obtain Customs final release of six commodities.
    4. Problems with any Customs releases are reported to affected parties.
    5. Customs release documents are collated and port authority and carrier release procedures, including submission of CTOs, LD & FOs and similar documents are executed for four transactions.
    6. The procedures to secure release and delivery of six urgent shipments are carried out.


    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration tool) could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods i.e.,

    1. Written tests/case studies/assignments/projects
    2. Computer simulations
    3. Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
    4. In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
    5. Portfolios of Evidence

    Assessment should be in the form formative and summative assessments. The evidence generated from the integrated assessments must provide the assessor with sufficient, reliable and valid proof of competence.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components are assessed, with evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes being found both in the demonstration of competence and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, he/she should not be assessed as competent.

    Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify the performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, he/she should also not be assessed as competent. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Report on problems encountered in Customs releases 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Report on problems encountered in Customs releases, with a view to instituting corrective action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following Assessment Criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific Outcomes listed above:

    1. Documents for four transactions for submission to Customs are prepared and arranged correctly
    Range: the correct number of copies, sequence and colour code
    2. Bills of Entry information for four transactions is transferred to computer disks for submission to Customs documents and batches of files are submitted to the appropriate counters and documents processed by Customs are retrieved from appropriate pigeon holes at the Customs house for six transactions
    3. Customs Deferment Forms or cheques, in respect of statutory charges payable on released shipments, are prepared and Bank Guarantees on cheques are obtained and submitted with Customs release documents to obtain Customs final release of six commodities.
    4. Problems with any Customs releases are reported to affected parties.
    5. Customs release documents are collated and port authority and carrier release procedures, including submission of CTOs, LD & FOs and similar documents are executed for four transactions.
    6. The procedures to secure release and delivery of six urgent shipments are carried out.


    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration tool) could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods i.e.,

    1. Written tests/case studies/assignments/projects
    2. Computer simulations
    3. Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
    4. In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
    5. Portfolios of Evidence

    Assessment should be in the form formative and summative assessments. The evidence generated from the integrated assessments must provide the assessor with sufficient, reliable and valid proof of competence.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components are assessed, with evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes being found both in the demonstration of competence and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, he/she should not be assessed as competent.

    Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify the performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, he/she should also not be assessed as competent. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Collate and submit Customs released documents for port authority/carrier release 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Collate and submit Customs released documents for port authority/carrier release, taking cognisance of the urgent nature of the business 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following Assessment Criteria should be applied in an integrated way to assess the Specific Outcomes listed above:

    1. Documents for four transactions for submission to Customs are prepared and arranged correctly
    Range: the correct number of copies, sequence and colour code
    2. Bills of Entry information for four transactions is transferred to computer disks for submission to Customs documents and batches of files are submitted to the appropriate counters and documents processed by Customs are retrieved from appropriate pigeon holes at the Customs house for six transactions
    3. Customs Deferment Forms or cheques, in respect of statutory charges payable on released shipments, are prepared and Bank Guarantees on cheques are obtained and submitted with Customs release documents to obtain Customs final release of six commodities.
    4. Problems with any Customs releases are reported to affected parties.
    5. Customs release documents are collated and port authority and carrier release procedures, including submission of CTOs, LD & FOs and similar documents are executed for four transactions.
    6. The procedures to secure release and delivery of six urgent shipments are carried out.


    The assessment of learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    Assessment methods and assessment tools must be selected and developed appropriately for the purpose and context of the assessment. For example, the written method could be used to assess essential embedded knowledge, using an in-basket exercise as the assessment tool. Observation of an on-job demonstration tool) could be used to measure practical competence. These methods and tools should include an appropriate combination of assessment methods i.e.,

    1. Written tests/case studies/assignments/projects
    2. Computer simulations
    3. Oral assessment methods (e.g. presentations)
    4. In-situ (on the job) observations or simulation
    5. Portfolios of Evidence

    Assessment should be in the form formative and summative assessments. The evidence generated from the integrated assessments must provide the assessor with sufficient, reliable and valid proof of competence.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components are assessed, with evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes being found both in the demonstration of competence and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge components must be assessed in relation to each other. If a learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, he/she should not be assessed as competent.

    Similarly, if a learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify the performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, he/she should also not be assessed as competent. 


    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 or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant EYQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learners can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Batching, submission and release procedures using :
    ! Bills of Entry (including notification copy),
    ! Customs Worksheets,
    ! Commercial Invoices,
    ! Transport Documents,
    ! Permits and other certificates and documents applicable to each Customs clearance process in the sequence and number of copies as required by Customs, port authority and carriers in accordance with the requirements of those parties.
    2. Colour coded files in conformity with Customs Rules
    3. Company`s cheque/ Customs deferment facilities
    4. Transport orders/ written delivery instructions
    5. Customs hours of business. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made,
    ! Identify and apply the facts that categorise the nature of each release problem and then correctly apply the principles, processes and procedures in achieving timeous release of cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community, e.g.
    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 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively
    ! Prioritise and blend daily activities in such a way as to enable the working process to run effectively and efficiently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information,eg,
    ! Correctly apply batching, submission and release procedures used in the Forwarding and Clearing Industry, port authority, carriers and SARS.
    ! Collect, organise and deliver documentation to achieve release and delivery within a time acceptable to industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation,.
    ! Identify from written material the specific requirements and needs of the internal and external customer; communicating the outcome of each release procedure to the affected parties by written and oral means. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  22439   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Indub Trading c.c. 
    2. MSC Maritime School 
    3. Phephani Learnerships cc 



    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.