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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform international purchasing functions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252269  Perform international purchasing functions 
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 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
11256  Perform International Purchasing Functions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to provide a function that includes international buying and therefore carry out tasks within the international purchasing function. The learner will also be able to place purchase orders, ensure performance criteria are met and process a notice in the event of loss, damage or discrepancy of cargo.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Arranging a purchase order with an appointed supplier on receipt of requisitions.
  • Following up and expedite international purchase orders.
  • Initiating claims procedures in respect of goods that are received lost, damaged or discrepant. 

  • 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 
    Arrange a purchase order with an appointed supplier on receipt of requisitions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures for purchasing internationally sourced goods are described in terms of legislation and organisational policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    International purchasing requisitions are checked for compliance with relevant purchase contracts and compliance with international trade laws and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Authorisation for completed purchase orders is obtained in terms of procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    International purchase orders are placed with suppliers for implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    International purchase orders are distributed to relevant parties for implementation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant parties are supplier, bank, forwarder, internal parties such as finance.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Follow up and expedite international purchase orders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Deadlines are set for critical points in the international purchase order supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    International purchase order progress is monitored against critical point deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-performance against critical point deadlines is reported in terms of organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The progress of international orders is communicated to authorised parties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Initiate claims procedures in respect of goods that are received lost, damaged or discrepant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures are carried out for receipt of internationally purchased goods and noting of loss, damage and discrepancy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Notice is sent to all parties of loss and damage to or discrepancy in cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Receipt of notice of damaged cargo received from all parties and is confirmed and noted in accordance with organisational policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Damaged cargo is inspected is done and noted, photographs taken and filed for future reference. 


    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 
  • An overall view of the international purchasing environment.
  • Who the role players are in the international purchasing environment.
  • Policies and procedures for dealing with international buying. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to international purchasing functions so that workable solutions are provided to problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others especially overseas buying. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the international trade cycles in order to perform basic functions related to international purchasing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all role players in the process of carrying out the functions related to performing of international purchasing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to source and communicate with international buyers and sellers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities in the process of performing international purchasing functions. 

  • 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 11256, "Perform International Purchasing Functions", Level 4, 7 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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. Robertsons Cargo Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    6. 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.