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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify, pack, mark and label dangerous goods for transportation by air 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242987  Identify, pack, mark and label 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 identify, pack, mark and label dangerous goods for transportation by air. They are able to correctly select the packaging required by the cargo and apply the correct labels in accordance with organisational standards and procedures.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Identifying dangerous goods for transportation by air.
  • Identifying and applying packaging requirements for the transportation of dangerous goods by air.
  • Identifying and applying the marking and labelling of dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

  • 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 is intended for learners who need to adhere to international codes and guidelines in the handling and transportation of dangerous goods.
  • 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 
    Identify dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dangerous goods are identified and described according to un/id number and by name as it relates to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The proper shipping name, class, division and sub risk are identified as it relates to international codes and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Packaging group, limitations on passenger and cargo aircraft as well as limited quantities are identified as it relates to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Special provisions and emergency response procedures are identified, described and applied according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and apply packaging requirements for the transportation of dangerous goods by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The shipper's responsibility in the packaging of dangerous goods for transportation by air is described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of packaging for the transportation of dangerous goods by air is identified and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Packing groups are explained and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Packing instructions are applied according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The United Nations specifications relating to packaging are identified and applied according to International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and apply the marking and labelling of dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The shipper's responsibilities relating to the marking and labeling of dangerous goods for transportation by air are identified and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The types of marking and labeling for packages are identified and described as it related to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The quality and specifications of markings and types of labels are explained and applied according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The marking and labeling when packaging dangerous goods for transportation by air is explained and described according to the International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The fixing of labels is described and applied as it relates to the International Civil Aviation Organisation 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 
  • Identification of dangerous goods
  • List of dangerous goods
  • General packing requirements for dangerous goods
  • Packing instructions for dangerous goods
  • Labeling and marking
  • Emergency procedures
  • Packaging specifications and performance tests 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when identifying, packing, marking and labelling 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 when identifying, packing, marking and labelling dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when identifying, packing, marking and labelling dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when identifying, packing, marking and labelling dangerous goods for transportation by air. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as set of related systems where the correct identifying, marking and labelling of dangerous goods leads to improved safety records. 

    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  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. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Global Maritime Legal Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Institute for Quality cc 
    4. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    5. NOSA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 
    6. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    8. 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.