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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Load general freight 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123262  Load general 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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10973  Convey general freight  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard is to ensure that learners are able to safely load, secure and off-load freight carried on vehicles. Credited learners can adhere to given time frames and specified requirements for specific types of freight. Improved general freight loading prevents accidents where vehicles lose loads, and ensures that loads and persons are not damaged or injured. If the condition of loads is preserved, customer service and profitability are improved, and the professional image of the transport sector will be maintained. This set of competence is transferable to all other fields where loading of general freight is required, and thus improves the employability of credited learners.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Preparing for loading/off-loading processes according to specified procedures.
  • Loading general freight according to context requirements.
  • Securing general freight according to product requirements.
  • Off-loading general freight according to specified procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners have already attained the competencies of Mathematic literacy at NQF Level 1, and Communication and language at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard includes:
  • Controlled office or workshop environments, transport depots, open yard areas, mobile vehicles and/or customer premises. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for loading/off-loading processes according to specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is obtained pertaining to freight that is comprehensive and relevant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The characteristics and specific requirements of the commodity to be transported are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Commodities can include liquids, perishables, fragile goods, hazardous goods, livestock, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compatibility of commodities to be transported is established and appropriate action is taken to ensure the maintenance of the freight quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate securing and/or loading equipment and personal protective equipment are available and functional. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Load general freight according to context requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Loading site is evaluated for suitability and the vehicle is positioned accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Loading information is reconciled with the actual load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Loading sequence is planned in accordance with loading criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Loading criteria include, but are not limited to the "last out; first in-principle" and legal requirements in terms of gross vehicle mass and axle loading.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vehicle is loaded according to operational, safety and legal requirements and by using the appropriate means. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of load positioning and type on the stability of the vehicle is accurately described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The safety problems associated with the transportation of general freight are identified for speciic contexts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Secure general freight according to product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate securing equipment is selected in accordance with selection criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Selection criteria include, but are not limited to freight requirements, legal requirements and expected weather conditions on route.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate securing equipment is utilised in a safe manner and in accordance with commodity and vehicle requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Securing equipment includes, but is not limited to lashing, protective and restraining equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    On-the-road problems are addressed according to specified procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problems include shifting loads.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Off-load general freight according to specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Off-loading site is evaluated for suitability and the vehicle is positioned accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicle is off-loaded according to operational; safety and legal requirements and by using the appropriate means. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Off-loading information is reconciled with the cargo which has been off-loaded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Housekeeping principles are applied so that the site is left as it was found; all debris is cleared and equipment is checked against the inventory and safely stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant information is timeously communicated to the appropriate parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes, but is not limited to non-conformance to quality standards, delays, and customer complaints.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • SABS Codes of Practice for freight securing on vehicles, specifically with regard to:

    > Safety problems associated with the transportation of freight.
    > Basic precautions including basic criteria for freight securing and cargo distribution and arrangements on vehicles.
    > Freight securing equipment - different types and the selection thereof.
  • Permissible gross vehicle mass and axle loadings, and tyre specifications.
  • The impact of overloading on vehicle performance and safety.
  • Weigh bridge procedures.
  • Procedures for dealing with on-the-road problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to arrange the correct loading sequence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to collect information about the freight commodity and route and to select the appropriate securing equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to clients and other role-players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others in order to utilise loading and securing equipment. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10973, ''Convey general freight'', Level 3, 6 credits.

    Notes to assessors

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the unit standard title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember that the person must be declared competent in terms of the overall unit standard outcome. Where assessment at unit standard title level is unmanageable, focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    The following assessment methods must be regarded as the minimum requirements for the assessment of learner competence against this Unit Standard:
  • On-the-Job observation.
  • Questioning. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. AAH Skills and Development 
    2. Academics Dynamics (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    4. Algoa Bus Company 
    5. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    6. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    7. Anderson Transport Pty Ltd 
    8. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    9. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
    10. Buscor 
    11. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    12. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
    13. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Durban 
    14. Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd - Johannesburg 
    15. Crossroads Port Elizabeth 
    16. Crossroads Western Cape 
    17. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    18. Dees Driver Training Centre 
    19. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    20. Driving Sense 
    21. Eastcape Training Centre 
    22. EDU - FLEET 
    23. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    24. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    25. Hazchemwize (PTY) Ltd 
    26. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    27. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    28. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    29. Inkqubela Consultants 
    30. Innovative Shared Services 
    31. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    32. Kempston Driving Academy 
    33. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    34. Learncorp 
    35. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    36. Licence Wise 
    37. Makwedeng Training 
    38. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    39. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    40. Onelogix 
    41. Pal Passenger Bus Services 
    42. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    43. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    44. PUTCO Limited 
    45. Q4 Training Solutions 
    46. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    47. Safe and Eco Driving (Pty) Ltd 
    48. SN Pool Transport 
    49. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
    50. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    51. Tasa Training Services cc 
    52. THABO Training and Services 
    53. The Skills Matrix 
    54. Thembalethu Development 
    55. Thwala Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    56. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    57. Training Force 
    58. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    59. Wheelman S A 
    60. Xinergistix Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Yellow Jersey Logistics 



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