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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Frame and submit customs declarations and carrier release documentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252425  Frame and submit customs declarations and carrier release documentation 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
11217  Apply for and obtain Refunds and Drawbacks of Customs Duty  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
11218  Establish, Register, and Operate Rebate Stores  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
11224  Frame and Submit Surface Export Documents  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
11221  Frame in Bond and ex Warehouse Bills of Entry and Vouchers of Correction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
11220  Frame Schedule 1 & 2 Bills of Entry and Vouchers of Correction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 
11223  Prepare and submit documents for the movement of goods into, within and through the Southern African Common Customs Union  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the concepts, principles, rules and legal documents relating to the control of imported goods and to be able to identify which goods are subject to imports prohibition. The learner will also be able to understand the principles, rules and legal prescripts as they relate to the framing and submission of customs declarations. The learner will also be able to complete and submit all the necessary documentation for customs declarations.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Implementing the provision of Prohibited and Restricted Goods Index, the Import and Export Control Act and the Customs and Excise Act.
  • Transposing clearing information on to the Customs declaration.
  • Completing the Customs declaration.
  • Explaining ratified Customs declarations.
  • Preparing and submit port/airport and carrier documentation. 

  • 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 
    Implement the provision of Prohibited and Restricted Goods Index, the Import and Export Control Act and the Customs and Excise Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Concepts, principles, rules and legal requirements are explained relating to prohibition and restriction and control of imported goods as contained in legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Goods are identified which are subject to imports prohibition, restrictions or control in terms of the Customs Act, Import Control Act and the Prohibited and Restricted Goods Index. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Principles, processes and procedures for import and export control to the importation and exportation of goods are applied to the preparation and checking of Customs declaration and giving of information to clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The statutory requirements are applied to the preparation of Customs declaration. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Transpose clearing information on to the Customs declaration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Principles, rules and legal requirements of the Customs Act are applied as they relate to the framing and submission of Customs declarations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Source documentation is analysed for the purpose of transposing onto Customs declaration. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Source documentation may include but is not limited to importers shipping instructions, commercial invoices, exchange declarations, packing lists, phytosanitary certificates, certificates of origin and other trade facilitation documents, letters of credit and other financial institution documents and particulars of cargo.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Carrier documentation is analysed for the purpose of transposing onto Customs declarations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Carrier documentation may include but is not limited to Bills of lading, airway bills, way bills and consignment notes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Customs tariff headings and calculated customs values, duties and taxes are transposed onto the applicable fields on the Customs declaration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Airline, commercial, banking, inspection body and insurance documentation are completed and submitted in terms of industry guidelines and shipment requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the Customs declaration. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant clearance information is inserted into the Customs declaration for the purpose of effecting clearance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Completed Customs declarations are verified and ratified before submission for authorisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Customs declaration is submitted for authorisation according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Principles, rules and legal requirements are explained in the context of relating to the liabilities for authorising and subscribing to the Customs declarations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain ratified Customs declarations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Processes and procedures are explained for the submission of documents for the forwarding and clearing of imported, exported and stopped/detained goods through the airline, banking, insurance industry and South African Revenue Services (SARS). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods for transmitting completed documents to Customs are explained in terms of transaction type. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods may include but are not limited to manual, semi-electronic and fully electronic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Techniques for filing/saving sources documents are explained in terms of Customs requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Source documents may include but are not limited to suppliers' commercial invoices, packaging lists, carriers master and house documentation and other statutory documents authorising exportation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Prepare and submit port/airport and carrier documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Carrier documentation is identified according to shipment type for the purpose of effecting release and delivery of imported and exported cargo. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Carrier documentation may include but is not limited to Bills of Lading; Airway Bills; Consignment Notes; Landing, Delivery and Forwarding Orders; Shipping Orders; Container Terminal Orders; Cargo Dues Receipts and Delivery Release Orders.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Carrier release charges are calculated in accordance with applicable tariffs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Carrier release charges may include but are not limited to freight and inland charges, cargo dues, shipping line storage and release fees, air consolidator and/or groupage agent storage and release fees.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Completed Customs and carrier releases are used to arrange final upliftment and delivery of goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The risks and consequences for not completing and not submitting carrier documentation timeously are explained with examples of their impact. 


    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 
  • Legal requirements for the movement of goods internationally.
  • Categories/classifications of goods for customs purposes.
  • Methods and techniques for the correct completion of a customs declaration.
  • Communication skills.
  • Calculation of figures.
  • Systems, policies and procedures for submitting customs documentation.
  • Types of documentation for the movement of internationally traded goods. 

  • 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 framing and submission of customs declarations and carrier release documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information for the framing and submission of Customs declarations and carrier release documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when submitting the required customs declarations and carrier release documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to complete all the required declarations and documents for customs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the inaccurate and incorrect completion of customs declarations and carrier release documentation can cause problems for both the organisation and client. 

    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 the following unit standards:
  • ID 11217: Apply for and obtain Refunds and Drawbacks of Customs Duty, NQF Level 4, 8 credits.
  • ID 11218: Establish, Register, and Operate Rebate Stores, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
  • ID 11224: Frame and Submit Surface Export Documents, NQF Level 4, 7 credits.
  • ID 11221: Frame in Bond and ex Warehouse Bills of Entry and Vouchers of Correction, NQF Level 4, 5 credits.
  • ID 11220: Frame Schedule 1 & 2 Bills of Entry and Vouchers of Correction, NQF Level 4, 8 credits.
  • ID 11223: Prepare and submit documents for the movement of goods into, within and through the Southern African Common Customs Union, NQF Level 4, 3 credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    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. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    10. School of Shipping 
    11. Skills Development Specialists 
    12. 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.