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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate the forwarding and clearing of dangerous goods for transportation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242991  Facilitate the forwarding and clearing of 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  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 facilitate the forwarding and clearing of dangerous goods for transportation. They are able to identify and classify goods in preparation of transportation. Learners will also be able to facilitate the transportation of the goods and organise the storage of the transported goods in line with regulatory and organisational standards and procedures.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Arranging and evaluating relevant documentation relating to the movement of dangerous goods for transportation.
  • Identifying and classifying dangerous goods.
  • Facilitating the transportation of dangerous goods.
  • Organising storage for dangerous goods. 

  • 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 
    Arrange and evaluate relevant documentation relating to the movement of dangerous goods for transportation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between ordinary documentation and documentation relating to the movement of dangerous goods are explained and described as it relates to South African National Standard and South African Bureau of Standards codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The primary requirements of a transport document for dangerous goods are explained and described as South African National Standard and South African Bureau of Standards codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The duties of the consignee and consignor in the provision of relevant documentation are explained and described as required by South African National Standard and South African Bureau of Standards codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The information required on the dangerous goods transport document is explained, described and applied as required by South African National Standard and South African Bureau of Standards codes of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The information on the documentation is evaluated according to South African National Standard and South African Bureau of Standards codes of practice as well as organisational policies to ensure all relevant information is submitted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and classify dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The information on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET) is evaluated and assessed according to national legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The information on available documentation is assessed to establish identification and classification of substance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information supplied by consignee is verified according to relevant MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for identification and classification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Suitable packaging is confirmed according to the classification as per relevant South African National Standard and South African Bureau of Standards code of practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Facilitate the transportation of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Suitable transport is identified according to the relevant classification and documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The national legislation and regulations are explained and described as they pertain to the transport of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    General and specific transportation requirements are verified according to South African National Standard and South African Bureau of Standards codes of practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Organise storage for dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A suitable storage facility is selected according to the classification of dangerous goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Arrangements for booking of cargo and documentation are made by applicable communication medium (range; phone, e-mail, fax,) within the time limits, as is applicable to the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct packaging relating to the movement of dangerous goods is verified according to the relevant classification and documentation. 


    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 Standard 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 when facilitating the forwarding and clearing of dangerous goods for transportation. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when facilitating the forwarding and clearing of dangerous goods for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when facilitating the forwarding and clearing of dangerous goods for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to process the relevant documentation relating to the movement of 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  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. METRO MINDS 
    6. NOSA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 
    7. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    9. School of Shipping 
    10. Y-2-K Customs Consultants 



    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.