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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Document and handle export airfreight general non-hazardous cargo 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252436  Document and handle export airfreight general non-hazardous cargo 
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
11396  Pack, mark, document and handle export airfreight General Non-Hazardous Cargo  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to check and handle airfreight shipments for export. The learner will also be able to consolidate and choose equipment to handle the airfreight cargo. The learner will also be able to accurately and timeously complete the correct document for airfreight and accept and dispatch airfreight cargo.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Receiving airfreight shipments for export.
  • Matching airfreight equipment to cargo requirements.
  • Preparing airfreight documentation.
  • Dispatching airfreight 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 
    Receive airfreight shipments for export. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Airfreight consignments are checked for compliance with transport requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transport requirements may include but is not limited to documentation, cargo type, routing, service, packing, marking and labelling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specialised cargoes are handled and stored in compliance with the cargo type requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specialised cargoes include but is not limited to:
  • Perishables, live animals and human remains.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Airfreight is planned in terms of transport requirements and clients standing instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Export procedures are planned in terms of statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Statutory requirements may include but are not limited to Customs, health, veterinary, security, nature conservation, safety, quality and import and export control.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Airfreight bookings are carried out in accordance with service requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Match airfreight equipment to cargo requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Airfreight consolidations are planned in accordance with routing and available cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Airfreight equipment is selected in terms of cargo type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Unit load packing is planned in accordance with the principles of safety and load optimisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare airfreight documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Airfreight transport documentation is prepared in compliance with The Air Cargo Tariff (TACT) requirements, client tariff arrangements and applicable payment instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clearance documentation is prepared in terms of statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of accurate and timeous completion of airfreight documentation is explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Dispatch airfreight cargo. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Export procedures are carried out in accordance with statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Air carrier acceptance procedures are carried out in accordance with TACT requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Airfreight documentation is distributed in accordance with client export instructions. 


    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, procedures and systems for receiving and dispatching export airfreight shipments.
  • Methods and techniques for matching cargo with equipment to be used.
  • Types of documentation required for exporting cargo by airfreight. 

  • 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 documenting and handling of airfreight cargo for export. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the planning of the export procedures and consolidations of the airfreight cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to the documenting and handling of export airfreight general non-hazardous cargo. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when distributing airfreight cargo documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to process the export cargo documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems whereby the correct and effective processing of export airfreight cargo expiates its delivery. 

    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 when handling export airfreight cargo. 

  • 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 11396, "Pack, mark, document and handle export airfreight General Non-Hazardous Cargo", Level 3, 4 credits. 

    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 
    Elective  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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 



    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.