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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Calculate cost of airfreighting goods 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252422  Calculate cost of airfreighting goods 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to identify and apply cost elements to airfreight and routing requirements. The learner will also be able to ensure the airfreight costing is verified before final application and then to submit the costing to the affected parties.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the concept "airfreight costing".
  • Applying different airfreight tariffs.
  • Verifying and communicating airfreight costing. 

  • 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 
    Explain the concepts airfreight costing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The cost elements used in compiling airfreight charges are identified in order to carry out airfreight costing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cost elements include but are not limited to airfreight costs, ground handling costs, storage costs, insurance costs, ancillary costs, rates of exchange, statutory charges and revenue items.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of the cost elements used in airfreight costings is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes application of break points, Unit Load Devices (ULD) rates, straight shipment (The Air Carriers Tariff (TACT)) rates, transhipment rates, consolidated rates.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of failing to identify all elements in an airfreight costing and apply them correctly are explained in terms of their impact on the forwarding company. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply different airfreight tariffs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Airfreight cargo characteristics and routing requirements are applied in identifying the elements to be used in airfreight costing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cost elements applicable to client requirements are applied in calculating the applicable airfreight charges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of producing inaccurate costings are explained in terms of their impact on the forwarding company. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Verify and communicate airfreight costing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of having airfreight costings checked is explained in terms of customer service levels and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Costing is submitted for verification in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Costing is conveyed to affected parties in order for action to be taken. 


    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 
  • Proportional Allocations.
  • Percentages.
  • Weights and measures conversions.
  • Foreign currency conversions.
  • Airfreight costings and tariffs.
  • Communication skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems which occur during the calculation of air freighting costing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to obtain all the relevant information for the application of calculating the cost of air freighting goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the calculation and verification of airfreight costing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when conveying the airfreight costing to affected parties. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to calculate the cost of air freighting goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect costing of goods can have a negative impact on all parties. 

    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 calculating airfreight costs. 

  • 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  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  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. 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. Skills Development Specialists 



    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.