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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply international trade systems, policies and procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252257  Apply international trade systems, policies and procedures 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11254  Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the functional interrelationships in International Trade  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to describe, carry out and report on the international trade function in an organisation. The learners will be able to use their comprehension to effectively with, and related to the integral functions through which the objectives of international trade are achieved.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing and creating the organisation's international trading functions.
  • Applying the policies and procedures of the organisation to perform international trade transactions.
  • Reporting on the results of international trading activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and create the organisation`s international trading functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The organisation's procedures are described in terms of the sourcing and appointment of third party service providers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The organisation's procedures are described for carrying out international trade transactions through appointed third party service providers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The organisation's procedures are described in terms of compliance with the statutory measures applicable to international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The ways in which the organisation meets the needs of external stakeholders are described in terms of international suppliers and clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The integration of the organisation's internal functions are described in terms of the achievement of international trade objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The operational plan of the area of responsibility is developed to meet the targets set. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the policies and procedures of the organisation to perform international trade transactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    International trade transactions are analysed to determine the procedures to be followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The resources are assembled for the execution of an international trade transaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The progress of international trade transactions are monitored to ensure that performance meets required standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    International trade transactions are finalised in accordance with organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Records are created and maintained in accordance with statutory requirements and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of non-conformance with procedures are described in terms of their impact on the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Report on the results of international trading activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The results of the international trade function are compared with set targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports on results are compiled with a view to suggesting improvements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suggestions for improvement are drawn up for decision or future planning by authorised parties. 


    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 
  • The function of competitive advantage in international trade.
  • Effective communication techniques.
  • Organisational policies and procedures related to international trade. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by applying the policies and procedures of the organisation related to international trade activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in operating in an international environment to achieve the objectives of the organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities to prioritise and blend daily activities in such a way as to enable the working process to run effectively and efficiently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to integrate and apply an understanding of the ways in which the various functions within the organisation's activities integrate to achieve the organisations objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively routine information internally and externally for the purpose of facilitating international trade activities. 

    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 11254, "Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the functional interrelationships in International Trade", Level 4, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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. BPL Academy 
    3. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    4. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    5. Metro Minds 
    6. Robertsons Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    7. 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.