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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Package household items for transportation and storage purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119230  Package household items for transportation and storage purposes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The qualifying learner will be able to conduct the packaging of household items so that they can be transported and stored which ensures the maximum utilisation of space, protection of the goods and compliance with health, safety, housekeeping and company procedures and requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • ABET 4 numeracy.
  • Engage in a Range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes (6 credits): NQF 1
  • Read and respond to a range of text types (6 credits): NQF 1
  • Write for a variety of different purposes (6 credits): NQF 1 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard includes any person working in a transport and logistics environment, where the knowledge, application and demonstration of the packaging of household items for transportation and/or storage purposes are required.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard is appropriate because a narrow range of knowledge and cognitive skills is applied. The application of this Unit Standard is to qualify the person for entry into a career based certification. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify items for packaging. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items are identified and mentally recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Items that require special care are reported to the supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any defects or shortages are reported to the supervisor. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compile an inventory list of items to be packaged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items are accurately recorded utilising standard terminology for household items on inventory list. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Volume of goods are judged against the space allocated in the trailer / container and in relation to other items that need to be loaded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crew is informed regarding order of loading sequence and items are accordingly moved to packaging area for packaging. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety issues due to the nature of item to be packaged/ loaded, are identified and appropriately reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Items that require additional protection are identified and appropriately reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Items that require stabilisation as part of packaging are reported to the supervisor. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify appropriate packaging materials, equipment and methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Customer requirements are taken into consideration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The amount of packaging material, type of packaging material is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate packaging tools and equipment is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Physical limitations are identified and help from other crew members are sought where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Time parameters for the specific job are identified and packaging methods are applied accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Deviations that hinder progress are identified and are timeously and appropriately reported. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Plan and safely package fragile, valuable items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items are separated from other household items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Special packaging materials are utilised for packaging (example crates, special cartons). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Items are clearly labelled as fragile/ valuable. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Package all household goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appliances are checked for stabilisers, are packaged and prepared for move. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Items are packaged and prepared for move. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Crew is informed regarding order of loading sequence and items are accordingly moved to loading area for loading utilising the correct handling techniques. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by TETA and/or a relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Techniques for identifying and recognising household goods and items.
  • Purpose and use of packaging materials, tools and equipment.
  • Safety measures with regard to trailer / container and equipment and loading and off-loading sequence.
  • Logic of the stacking sequence taking into consideration the protection of the goods.
  • Crating requirements.
  • Techniques for identifying non permissible goods.
  • Terminology for household items.
  • The correct labelling techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate all information with regard to household items packaging, to complete item inventory and to determine item classification. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to determine customer requirements, report damages/shortages and to advise crew. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (with regard to the use and purpose of tools, equipment and packaging materials). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems (to ensure that the loading sequence is correctly undertaken by crew and to react on bad handling / packaging). 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Conducting assessments
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and be familiar with the full text and subject matter content of the Unit Standard being assessed.
  • The assessor must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Definition:
  • Container: any object used (for example plastic, wood, steel, cardboard and tin) into which goods can be placed.

    Methods and tools of assessment:

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the above-mentioned Performance Assessment Criteria

    1. Knowledge tests
    2. In - situ (on the job) observations
    3. Feedback from third parties, e.g. customers

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment. The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes

    The following tools may be used to supplement the above minimum assessment methods:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include inter alia:

    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
    2. Relevant certificates or awards
    3. Previous assessment records 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23853   GETC: Domestic Services  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
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