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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out intermodal surface costings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252440  Carry out intermodal surface costings 
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 parameters used in international costings and apply these to the costings. Learners will also be capable of costing intermodal surface costings. The learners will also be able to complete and submit the costings to authorised individuals.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Planning an intermodal costing.
  • Sourcing and applying intermodal costing components.
  • Applying quality control to the intermodal costing function. 

  • 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 
    Plan an intermodal costing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The parameters used in intermodal costings are explained in terms of the different types of cargo movement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters may include but are not limited to rail/road truck load rates, road freight ton, harbour ton, freight ton, container commodity rate, Freight All Kinds (FAK) container rate, port to port rate and intermodal freight rates (Full Container Load and groupage rates) and transport rate surcharges.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Shipments are analysed to determine costing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Costings are structured to include all elements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Elements may include but are not limited to inland transport, storage and handling; terminal and depot charges; port and harbour charges; seafreight costs; duties, imposts and value added taxes; insurance premiums; documentation and agency fees.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of omitting cost elements are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Source and apply intermodal costing components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Transport and other service provider tariffs are scrutinised to determine transport base rates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternative shipment methods and routings are costed to make recommendations to client. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Intermodal costings are completed in terms of selected shipment methods and routings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality control to the intermodal costing function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between quoting and estimating are explained in terms of the freight forwarding function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Completed costings are submitted for checking and approval in terms of organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of communicating inaccurate or unapproved costings to outside parties are explained with examples. 


    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 
  • Planning methods and techniques.
  • Percentages.
  • Weights and measures conversions.
  • Communication techniques.
  • Tariffs for intermodal surface costings.
  • Proportional allocations. 

  • 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 process of costing intermodal costings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to obtain the relevant information to be captured in the costing exercise. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information related to the costing of intermodal items. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when submitting intermodal costings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to cost intermodal costings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the accurate and approved costings add value to all stakeholders. 

    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  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 
    11. 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.