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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Package dangerous goods for transportation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242985  Package dangerous goods for transportation 
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 
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 person credited with this unit standard is able to assess and verify by approval, the appropriate packaging required for the transportation of Dangerous Goods. They are able to identify the goods, package the goods and identify any special requirements. Learners will also be able to obtain approval from correct sources and authority.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Identifying and classifying dangerous goods to be packed.
  • Assessing packaging group of dangerous goods to be packed.
  • Assessing and identifying packaging requirements.
  • Obtaining approval of packaging by competent/testing authority. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard requires the individual to undertake the relevant outcomes actions for the identified classes of Dangerous Goods as listed below (as applicable to the specific industry):
  • Class 1 - explosives.
  • Class 2 - gases.
  • Class 3 - flammable liquids.
  • Class 4 - flammable solids.
  • Class 5 - oxidizers & organic peroxides.
  • Class 6 - toxic & infectious substances.
  • Class 7 - radioactive materials.
  • Class 8 - corrosives.
  • Class 9 - miscellaneous dangerous goods/substances. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and classify dangerous goods to be packed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Compatibility of dangerous goods and substance with packaging are identified, described and explained according to South African National Standards code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identification and classification for packaging groups are explained and described according to South African National Standards code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The types of packaging of dangerous goods are identified, explained and described according to South African National Standards code of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The content of the relevant South African National Standards codes of practice are identified, explained and described as it relates to the packaging of dangerous goods. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    South African National Standards/South African Bureau of Standards 10228/0229/0233.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess packaging group of dangerous goods to be packed. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Normal packaged goods and intermediate bulk container. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Packaging groups are assessed based on the risk of the dangerous goods to be packed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The differences between normal packaged goods and intermediate bulk containers are explained and described according to the South African National Standards codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The marking and labelling of packaging and intermediate bulk containers are explained and described as they relate to the South African National Standards code of practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Obtain approval of packaging by competent/testing authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A testing authority is identified to test the packaging of the dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The registration number of the testing authority is obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Confirmation marking is verified on packaging as per guidelines and regulations. 


    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 
  • Verification markings on the packaging.
  • SABS 0233.
  • SABS 0229.
  • SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS 10228. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the packaging of dangerous goods for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with all stakeholders in the process of ensuring that dangerous goods are packaged according to requirements and standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in the packaging of dangerous goods for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in the packaging of Dangerous Goods for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when package dangerous goods for transportation. 

    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  57849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dangerous Goods: Multi-modal Transportation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  59298   Further Education and Training Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    3. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    4. Robertsons Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    5. School of Shipping 



    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.