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

Frame and submit airfreight import documents 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14238  Frame and submit airfreight import documents 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

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 involved in, or contemplating involvement in, the framing and/or scrutiny of import Customs entries and other associated documentation.
Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to demonstrate the ability to accurately complete and submit a set of Import Documents necessary for the accomplishment of airfreight imports. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard are competent in the unit standards entitled:
  • "Interpret and apply information contained in INCOTERMS"
  • "Apply Prohibited and Restricted Goods regulations (Exports)"
  • "Pack, Mark, Document & Handle Export Airfreight Hazardous Cargo"
  • "Pack, Mark, Document & Handle Export Airfreight General non-Hazardous Cargo". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Learners are expected to perform the specific outcomes, as expressed in this Unit Standard, within a structured work environment, regulated by the conditions as set out in the relevant legislation.

    The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed in a structured work context with minimal supervision that 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 and legislative rules, 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 un-encountered problems. Performance must be guided at all times by organisational processes, policies, procedures and systems, and legislative requirements. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the requirements of specific shipments 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify the requirements of specific shipments, ensuring that sufficient information is collected to arrive at an accurate assessment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following Assessment Criteria should be applied in an integrated way in assessing the Specific Outcomes listed above:
    1. Airfreight Import Bills of Entry are prepared for ten transactions by applying the appropriate principles, processes and procedures used in documenting export goods to meet the requirements of the Forwarding and Clearing, airline, banking and insurance industries and Customs
    2. Vouchers of Correction are prepared for ten transactions by applying the appropriate principles, processes and procedures used in documenting import goods to meet the requirements of the Forwarding and Clearing, airline, banking and insurance industries and Customs
    3. Airfreight Import Documentation for five transactions applicable to the airline, the inspection body, the bank, the insurance company and customs are prepared and checked manually.
    4. Airfreight Import Documentation for five transactions applicable to the airline, the inspection body, the bank, the insurance company and customs are prepared and checked electronically using software packages.

    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 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 
    Prepare and check import airfreight Bills of Entry 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Prepare and check import airfreight Bills of Entry and associated documentation, complying with relevant legislation, regulations and industry norms 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following Assessment Criteria should be applied in an integrated way in assessing the Specific Outcomes listed above:
    1. Airfreight Import Bills of Entry are prepared for ten transactions by applying the appropriate principles, processes and procedures used in documenting export goods to meet the requirements of the Forwarding and Clearing, airline, banking and insurance industries and Customs
    2. Vouchers of Correction are prepared for ten transactions by applying the appropriate principles, processes and procedures used in documenting import goods to meet the requirements of the Forwarding and Clearing, airline, banking and insurance industries and Customs
    3. Airfreight Import Documentation for five transactions applicable to the airline, the inspection body, the bank, the insurance company and customs are prepared and checked manually.
    4. Airfreight Import Documentation for five transactions applicable to the airline, the inspection body, the bank, the insurance company and customs are prepared and checked electronically using software packages.

    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 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 
    Submit airfreight documentation for the purpose of import 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Submit airfreight documentation for the purpose of import, manually and using computer technology 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Refers to documentation for the following purposes:

    ! Import Bills of Entry,
    ! Air Waybills and documents pertaining to inspection bodies,
    ! banking,
    ! trade facilitation
    insurance functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following Assessment Criteria should be applied in an integrated way in assessing the Specific Outcomes listed above:
    1. Airfreight Import Bills of Entry are prepared for ten transactions by applying the appropriate principles, processes and procedures used in documenting export goods to meet the requirements of the Forwarding and Clearing, airline, banking and insurance industries and Customs
    2. Vouchers of Correction are prepared for ten transactions by applying the appropriate principles, processes and procedures used in documenting import goods to meet the requirements of the Forwarding and Clearing, airline, banking and insurance industries and Customs
    3. Airfreight Import Documentation for five transactions applicable to the airline, the inspection body, the bank, the insurance company and customs are prepared and checked manually.
    4. Airfreight Import Documentation for five transactions applicable to the airline, the inspection body, the bank, the insurance company and customs are prepared and checked electronically using software packages.

    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 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 Agreement with the relevant SETA. 

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

    1. Relevant sections of the Customs Act and Rules i.e. pertaining to imports and temporary import and/ or export and/ or refund and drawback procedures
    2. Prohibited and Restricted Goods Index (Imports)
    3. The Regulations and Schedules of the Import and Export Control Act dealing with exports
    4. Submit airfreight documentation for the purpose of import
    5. Exporters source documentation consisting of :
    ! Importers shipping instructions
    ! Commercial invoices
    ! Exchange Declarations
    ! Packing lists
    ! Phytosanitary certificates, Certificates of Origin and other trade facilitation documents
    ! Letters of Credit and other financial instructions
    6. Accepted industry norms for the preparation or submission of airline, commercial, banking, inspection body and insurance documents 


    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 knowledge of the processes and procedures applicable to the framing and submission of airfreight Import Documents in order to ensure that import clients comply with the relevant legislation and regulations to facilitate the importation of goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community,
    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:

    ! Prepare and check import airfreight Bills of Entry and associated documentation, to a nil rejection standard, within a timeframe which meets industry norms, by applying the principles, processes and procedures used in documenting import goods, in the Forwarding and Clearing, airline, banking, insurance industries and SARS.
    ! Collect, organise and analyse information received to arrive at rational decisions with regard to framing and submission of airfreight Import Documents in order to enhance the professionalism of service to customers. 

    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 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 NOTES 
    Specified requirements include legal, industry and workplace specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    LEGAL
    ! The Customs Act and Rules
    ! Prohibited and Restricted Goods Index
    ! Import and Export Control Act
    FORWARDING AND CLEARING INDUSTRY
    ! A glossary of terms about the terminology issued by the Forwarding and Clearing Chamber
    SITE SPECIFIC
    ! The employer`s policies, procedures and systems. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  22440   National Certificate: Customs Clearing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  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. Y2K College 



    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.