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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage freight care 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244032  Manage freight care 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  16 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
8047  Managing freight care  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  16  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to demonstrate applied competence in managing the proper care of freight through the control of handling, movement, securing and safeguarding techniques. A learner will be able to:
  • Review and control internal processes and procedures used in the movement and care of freight.
  • Facilitate joint co-ordination of role player activities.
  • Control the consolidation, separation, labelling and/or marking and securing of freight.
  • Implement measures to ensure quality of freight.
  • Ensure the implementation of loss control policy and security of freight. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication Literacy at NQF level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This standard is applicable to those in a control or management position within operations in a freight handling/storage environment: South Africa. The candidate will deal with a variety of routine and non-routine situations, and be able to determine appropriate methods and procedures in response to a range of concrete problems with some theoretical elements. The candidate has full responsibility for the nature, quantity, and quality of output, and possible responsibility for the achievement of group output. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Review and control internal processes and procedures used in the movement and care of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures dealing with the transit, receiving, handling, storage and dispatch are reviewed to ensure safety of people, environment and freight integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Weaknesses are identified in the procedures dealing with the transit, receiving, handling, storage and dispatch to ensure the safety of people, environment and freight integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recommendations are made to improve the procedures dealing with the transit, receiving, handling, storage and dispatch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Authorised improvements are implemented that will ensure the safety of people, environment and freight integrity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Facilitate joint co-ordination of role player activities. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Facilitate joint co-ordination of stakeholder activities within the logistics chain in order to maximise the economic and efficient (e.g. timeous) care of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant role players within the logistics chain are identified in order to maximise the economic and efficient care of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The specific key activities of the different role players within the logistics chain and the contribution or influence that they will have in the care of freight are identified and communicated to each role players in order to maximise the economic and efficient care of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures or changes to procedures dealing with the transit, receiving, handling, storage and dispatch are communicated to each role player to facilitate the joint co-ordination of role player activities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control the consolidation, separation, labelling and/or marking and securing of freight. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Control the consolidation, separation, labelling and/or marking and securing of freight in compliance with industry standards, national and international legislation and codes (e.g. ISO 9002, ISO 14000) applicable to the selected discipline (e.g. distribution, shipping, air, rail, road, etc). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specific handling methods to the care of given products are identified and applied in order to maximise the economic and efficient care of freight. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Handling includes non-dangerous and dangerous goods.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The labelling and/or marking of freight conforms to industry standards, and national and international legislation and codes and consequences of non-conformance is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alternatives are recommended on identified non-conformance areas and procedures are in place to deal with the non-conformance areas to maximise the economic and efficient care of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The latest technologies and the ability to apply these in a given context are considered and the impact it may have on the maximisation and utilisation on resources are described in order to maximise the economic and efficient care of freight. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Technology refers to the labelling and/or marking of freight.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement measures to ensure quality of freight. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implement measures to ensure quality of freight in conformance with customer requirements (e.g. temperature control, cleanliness). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stock rotation principles and procedures are applied according to customer requirements to ensure the quality of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customer requirements are adhered to regarding the quality of freight. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Customer requirements include, but is not limited to, temperature control, delivery schedules, packaging, containerisation, and right quantity and product.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Freight is selected and grouped for storage and dispatch to ensure compatibility of freight according to the characteristics of different freight types, delivery schedules, customer requirements, legislation and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Freight is secured for storage and dispatch to ensure compatibility of freight according to the characteristics of different freight types, delivery schedules, customer requirements, legislation and standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Ensure the implementation of loss control policy and security of freight. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Implement measures to ensure the implementation of loss control policy and security of freight in conformance with insurance specifications and risk management standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality and loss control systems are applied and recommendations are made to implement a more effective system in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incidents of theft, pilferage and damages are investigated, analysed and reported according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A risk assessment is conducted based on incidents of theft, pilferage and damages to identify tendencies and recommendations are made to improve the quality and loss control system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Forecasting relating to costs is done based on the risk assessment for future budgeting purposes to improve the quality and loss control system. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training Providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of product characteristics and their compatibility`s for the purpose of separation, storage, consolidation (and handling techniques).
  • Consequences (e.g. financial, environmental) of actions throughout the supply chain to facilitate improved control of freight care.
  • Environmental protection and the legislation underpinning this, within the freight care management process.
  • Relationship building between role players.
  • Quality and systems used for ensuring the control maintenance of quality standards and statutory requirements through the logistics chain (e.g. ISO, SABS). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve potential problems in freight care and designing and applying solutions in an efficient and effective manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate ideas and information by demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate and manage the implementation of changes in statutory requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology by demonstrating initiative in identifying and adapting new technologies in order to manage the care of freight more effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate and understand that the world is a set of related systems in modifying internal processes for the improvement of the movement and care of freight and the modifying of systems for the movement and quality of freight.
  • Demonstrate that the world is a set of related systems by managing resources in a changing meso, micro and macro economic environment (e.g. personnel, mechanical appliances etc). 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 8047, "Managing freight care", Level 5, 16 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  80686   National Diploma: Supply Chain Management: Sensitive Consumer Products  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. Makwedeng Training 
    3. SA Maritime School and Transport 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.