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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Facilitate airfreight clearance and delivery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252431  Facilitate airfreight clearance and delivery 
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
11261  Facilitate the final release and delivery of goods imported and exported by Airfreight  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the process to follow in the tracking and tracing of internationally traded consignments and how to lodge claims for lost, damaged or discrepant cargo. The learner will also be able to secure and analyse documents for clearing and delivery purposes and monitor the flow of the documentation to ensure its successful finalisation.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Tracking and tracing airfreight imports.
  • Initiating and monitoring document flows.
  • Controlling airfreight import procedures. 

  • 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 
    Track and trace airfreight imports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Systems are used to determine the whereabouts of internationally traded consignments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    International airfreight consignments are expedited using a track and trace system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Misdirected cargo is recovered using a track and trace system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Claims for lost consignments are initiated on the evidence of track and trace information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Initiate and monitor document flows. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documents are secured from carriers and importers for the purpose of initiating release procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documents and instructions are analysed for compliance with clearing and delivery requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Clearance procedures are initiated in terms of organisational policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control airfreight import procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documentation flow is monitored with a view to expediting clearance and release. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clearance and release progress is monitored and recorded in order to communicate with affected parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Arrangements for final delivery are made with transport providers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Shipments are invoiced according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Claims are lodged in respect of lost, damaged or discrepant cargo in compliance with insurance requirements and carrier's time bars. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Transaction records are created and maintained in accordance with organisational 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 
  • Use of a track and trace system.
  • Organisational procedures for and delivery of goods.
  • Methods and techniques for tracking and tracing airfreight cargo.
  • Policies, procedures and systems for documentation flow.
  • Control processes for airfreight cargo. 

  • 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 the tracing and tracking of internationally traded cargo and in the clearance of goods for release and delivery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to track and trace internationally traded cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the tracing and tracking of internationally traded cargo and for the monitoring of documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when making arrangements for final delivery with transport providers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to track and trace cargo to monitor documentation flow. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where lost goods can have a negative impact on the organisation. 

    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 11261, "Facilitate the final release and delivery of goods imported and exported by Airfreight", Level 4, 5 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. 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.