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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply geographic principles in mapping a trade route 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252417  Apply geographic principles in mapping a trade route 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This Unit Standard is for persons in the field of freight forwarding who must orientate themselves in order to read a map and understand time zones, hemispheres, continents, countries, cities, oceans, borders, ports, trade routes.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Interpreting maps.
  • Locating major geographical points.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of socio-political and geographical aspects of the world.
  • Mapping a trade route. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret maps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of ability to read maps in explained in the context of freight forwarding. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The importance refers to determining distances, time zones, climatic areas, constraints to cargo movement and political entities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various types of map are analysed in order to identify key geographic features. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key geographic features may include but is not limited to mountains, rivers, seas, oceans, continents, countries and lines of latitude and longitude.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Localities of points on the earth's surface are explained by means of latitude and longitude. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Distances are calculated using the scale of a map. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Approximate heights of points on the earth's surface are determined using maps. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Locate major geographical points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The major continents of geographical locations are identified on a world map. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Major continents include North America, South America, Africa, Australasia, Asia, Antarctica and Europe.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The major oceans, seas and waterways are located on a world map. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Major oceans, seas and waterways may include but are not limited to Atlantic ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean and Artic Ocean.
  • Major seas may include but are not limited to North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Bay of Biscay, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf, Bay of Bengal, Sea of Japan, East China Sea, South China Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
  • Major waterways may include but are not limited to Mississippi River, Panama Canal, St Lawrence Seaway, English Channel, Mainz River, Bering Straits, Strait of Gibraltar, Suez Canal, Mozambique Channel, Strait of Malacca and Bass Strait.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Geographical locations of major ports are identified on a world map. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Major ports may include but are not limited to the South African international ports and one international port in each of Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Canada, USA East Coast, USA West Coast, USA Gulf, South America, each country in the European Union, Middle East, India, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Australia and New Zealand.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Geographical locations of major airports are identified on a world map. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Major airports may include but are not limited to the South African international airports and one international airport in each of Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Canada, USA, South America, each country in the European Union, Middle East, India, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Australia and New Zealand.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the importance of geographical aspects on international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of socio-political structures is explained in the context of effective communication between trading partners. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need for the understanding of and sensitivity to different religious, cultural and value systems is explained in the context of handling diversity in international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects of climatic conditions on cargo flows and constraints on international transport are explained in the context of international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of identifying the different currencies used in international transactions is explained in the context of freight forwarding operations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain trade routes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    South Africa's major trade routes are identified on a map. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The ways in which trade routes change are explained with examples of varying trade alliances and commodity fluctuations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    South Africa's major trading partners are identified in terms of the trade agreements and groupings which have been established. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Trade agreements and groupings may include but is not limited to Marrakech Agreement, Southern African Development Community (SADC), South African Customs Union (SACU), African Growth (AO), South Africa/European Union Free Trade agreement, Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), New China Textile Agreement.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A list is made of the top 15 major export and import commodities from and to South Africa by sea for the purpose of illustrating South Africa's trading activities. 


    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 
  • Map reading techniques.
  • Identification of key cargo routings, ports and airports.
  • Factors influencing South Africa's 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 related to the mapping of a trade route by interpreting maps, locating major geographical locations and identifying trade routes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities by having all the required information at hand as and when required to plan a trade route. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the geographic situations for the mapping of a trade route. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to apply the geographical principles in mapping a trade route. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems of how the poor mapping of a trade route can have a negative impact on the organisation and the client. 

    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:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively when mapping trade routes. 

  • 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
    Core  59365   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Indub Trading c.c. 
    4. Innovative Shared Services 
    5. Institute for Quality cc 
    6. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    7. Makwedeng Training 
    8. METRO MINDS 
    9. NOSA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 
    10. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    12. School of Shipping 
    13. Skills Development Specialists 
    14. 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.