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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Accept and process dangerous goods for transportation by air 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242986  Accept and process dangerous goods for transportation by air 
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  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 understand and apply the philosophies underpinning the carriage of dangerous goods by air and identity and apply limitations associated with the carriage of dangerous goods. They will also be able to classify dangerous goods and compile and verity relevant documentation in line with organisational and legislative requirements.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Interpreting and applying the philosophy underpinning the carriage of dangerous goods by air.
  • Identifying and applying the limitations associated with the carriage of dangerous goods by air.
  • Verifying the classification of dangerous goods when accepting and processing dangerous goods for transportation by air.
  • Compiling and verifying documentation. 

  • 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 
  • Dangerous Goods terminology includes but is not limited to: Classification, Packaging, Documentation, and Labelling.
  • Hidden dangerous goods include but are not limited to: household goods, consolidations, camping equipment, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.

    This unit standard requires the individual to undertake the relevant outcomes actions for the nine identified classes of Dangerous Goods as listed below:
  • Class 1 - explosives.
  • Class 2 - gasses.
  • Class 3 - flammable liquids.
  • Class 4 - flammable solids.
  • Class 5 - oxidizers & peroxides.
  • Class 6 - poisons & infectious substances.
  • Class 7 - radioactive materials.
  • Class 8 - corrosives.
  • Class 9 - miscellaneous dangerous goods/substances. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret and apply the philosophy underpinning the carriage of dangerous goods by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The term Dangerous Goods is defined as it relates to the transportations of dangerous goods by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The history and origin of Dangerous Goods Regulations is described as it relates to the transportation of dangerous goods by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of continuous training and assessment in the area of Dangerous Goods is explained in accordance to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reporting accidents and incidents involving dangerous goods is explained in accordance with its importance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The parties to which Dangerous Goods Regulations apply are identified as it relates to the transportation of dangerous goods by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The shipper's roles and responsibilities are identified and explained in line with organisational and legislative regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The operator's roles and responsibilities are identified and explained in line with organisational standards and practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and apply the limitations associated with the carriage of dangerous goods by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dangerous Goods forbidden (including the incompatibility of dangerous goods) in aircraft under any circumstances are identified and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dangerous Goods Forbidden unless exempted are identified and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hidden dangerous goods are identified and listed according to the International Cival Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Dangerous goods carried by passengers and crew are identified and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dangerous goods that are the property of the operator are identified according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Dangerous goods that can be carried in accepted quantities are identified and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Dangerous goods accepted in limited quantities are identified and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    State and operator variations are identified and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Verify the classification of dangerous goods when accepting and processing dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nine classes of Dangerous Goods are identified and divisions and compatibility groups within the hazard classes are described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Articles and substances with multiple hazards are identified, listed and explained according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    UN or ID number is identified and cross-referenced to numerical cross-reference list of dangerous goods according to the International Cival Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Proper shipping name, class, division and sub-risks is identified and listed according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Packing group and limitations on passenger and cargo aircraft are identified and explained and include limited quantities according to the International Cival Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Special provisions and emergency response codes are explained according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Items that are not listed by name are classified according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile and verify documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Airway Bill is described and endorsed according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Shippers Declaration is described and completed according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Acceptance Checklist is described and completed according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Notification to Captain is described and completed according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documentation to be retained is identified and described according to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The documentation to be distributed is explained according to international codes 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 
    Knowledge and an understanding of:
  • Philosophy of conveying dangerous goods by air.
  • Conveying limitations.
  • General requirements for shippers.
  • Classification of dangerous goods.
  • List of dangerous goods.
  • General packing requirements.
  • Shipper's Declaration and other relevant documentation.
  • Acceptance procedures.
  • Pilots' notification.
  • Provisions for passengers and crew.
  • Emergency procedures. 

  • 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 accepting and processing dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in accepting and processing dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in accepting and processing dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when accepting and processing dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to record and access information pertaining to the transportation of dangerous goods by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems whereby the correct processing of dangerous goods for transportation by air has a major impact on air traffic safety. 

    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  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  59365   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    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  2018-06-30  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. Cargo Learning Academy 
    2. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Global Maritime Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Institute for Quality cc 
    5. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    6. METRO MINDS 
    7. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    9. School of Shipping 
    10. Y-2-K Customs Consultants 



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