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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Secure cargo for airfreight 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252428  Secure cargo for airfreight 
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 understand the importance of the role of security in the airfreight environment, by knowing how security threats exist in civil aviation and internationally traded goods. The learner will also understand the role various stakeholders have in ensuring that air cargo is made as secure as possible under all conditions. This will also enable the learner to implement the correct procedures to ensure that all air cargo is made safe for airfreight and to take the appropriate action should air cargo security be breached.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the threat to cargo security in civil aviation.
  • Explaining the roles of the state and other security organisations in airfreight.
  • Explaining and applying the cargo security requirements of aircraft operators.
  • Explaining the functions of access control and cargo screening.
  • Responding to security threats to air cargo. 

  • 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 threat to cargo security in civil aviation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The threat to civil aviation is described as it exists worldwide. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The types of people who present a threat to civil aviation are identified following organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of attack used against civil aviation are explained for the purpose of guarding against them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The components of improvised explosive and incendiary devices are identified using recognition aids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of general awareness to potential threats to civil aviation is explained in the context of the airfreight environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of having illegal improvised explosive and incendiary devices explode whist in flight are explained in terms of losses and liabilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the roles of the state and other security organisations in airfreight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The respective roles of the international bodies are explained in terms of implementing security against terrorist threats to air cargo. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    International bodies includes the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legislative role of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is described in the context of air cargo security. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legal basis and objectives for air cargo security are described as it affects importers, exporters and freight forwarders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The advantages and disadvantages of operating in terms of the requirements for a regulated agent are explained for the legal requirements for freight forwarders, consolidators and air couriers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    'Regulated agents' means a regulated agent as defined in the Civil Aviation Authority Act (Act 40 of 1998).
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain and apply the cargo security requirements of aircraft operators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Vulnerable points in the air cargo chain are identified in order to secure against threats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Constraints which operate in the air cargo security environment are identified for the purpose of minimising their impact. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The overall security posture of an organisation is described in terms of that organisation's air cargo security programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The responsibilities of air craft operators, known consignors and regulated agents are defined in terms of the Civil Aviation Authority Act (Act 40 of 1998). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Known cargo, unknown cargo, exempt cargo and dangerous goods are identified in terms of the Civil Aviation Authority Act (Act 40 of 1998). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The procedures for handling special cargo consignments are implemented in terms of the organisations security policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The need for variable levels of security control in respect of air cargo is described in response to changes in threat level. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the functions of access control and cargo screening. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of applying access control is explained in terms of the security threat to cargo. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Access control may include but is not limited to permit, airport identity card and electronic access systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of deterring unauthorised access to areas in which air cargo is handled are explained according to cargo security control procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of detecting unauthorised access to export air cargo consignments are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The different options for screening cargo are identified for the purpose of detecting threats to air cargo security. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Respond to security threats to air cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Action to be taken in respect of suspicious incidents or cargo is explained in terms of the organisation's air cargo security policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Immediate action to be taken in respect of a bomb threat is described in terms of the organisation's air cargo security policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Incidents of threats to or breaches of, security to air cargo are reported in terms of the organisation's air cargo security policies and procedures. 


    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 
  • Policies and procedures for dealing with air cargo security.
  • Procedures for responding to security threats to air cargo.
  • Access control procedures and dispatch areas.
  • Security requirements for the handling of airfreight.
  • Roles of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the Civil Aviation Authority. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems to maintenance of security for air freighted goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to ensure air cargo security is maintained at the required at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in such a way as to be alert at all times when dealing with the security of airfreight. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the security of airfreight for internationally traded goods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when reporting threats or breaches to the security of air cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to assist in the maintenance of security at the required level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the consequences of poor security measures for airfreight will have a negative impact on people, equipment, and the environment. 

    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:
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities when securing airfreight. 

  • 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. NOSA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 
    6. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    8. School of Shipping 



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