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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Schedule transport 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8019  Schedule transport 
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 4  NQF Level 04  18 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to use skills and knowledge acquired to plan, as a member of a well-functioning team, the effective and efficient movement of freight locally and internationally. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard covers a variety of familiar and unfamiliar processes, requiring a range of innovative and knowledgeable responses based on informed judgement and analytical interpretation of information by he learner. The learner has partial responsibility for quality of output under limited guidance. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare delivery schedule for processing the delivery of freight. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Prepare delivery schedule for processing the delivery of freight, taking into account inter alia delivery location points, product characteristics, volumes and customer service requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identify relevant transport documentation and complete accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Transport documentation refers to but is not limited to:
  • Transport Requisition form.
  • Dispatch Note.
  • Route Schedule.
  • Accident Form.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identify various modes of transport, type's dependent product type, mass, load, size, customer requirements and legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation refers to, but is not limited to:
  • Explosives Act, 2003 (Act 15 of 2003).
  • Hazardous Substance Act (Act no 15 of 1973).
  • National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Demonstrate the ability to operate applicable systems and extract relevant data for tracking movement. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Decide on the routing, taking into account safety, cost and geography. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prepare a loading and transportation schedule, incorporating routing plans, for delivery to a series of locations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate freight security and safety in given scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Utilise understanding of transport cost to monitor cost and react accordingly to company procedures and policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select the type of vehicle/vessel. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Select the type of vehicle/vessel giving cognisance to packaging and packing of freight, product type (e.g. refrigerated, abnormal, hazardous/dangerous bulk), size of load routing and freight handling equipment available at loading and receiving ends of the logistics chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identify, select the appropriate vehicle for the specific requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Source correct information/data required for the freight movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explain a contingency plan in the event of unexpected incidents when selecting the vehicle. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess safety and security of the load against inter alia climate conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Select a suitable security and safety plan in any given scenario (e.g. maintain confidentiality). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explain the safety and security measures of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compile a safety and security plan according organizational needs and Legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation refers to, but is not limited to:
  • Explosives Act, 2003 (Act 15 of 2003).
  • Hazardous Substance Act (Act no 15 of 1973).
  • National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Load transport efficiently and effectively. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Load transport efficiently and effectively, to ensure the maximum space available is utilised, whilst giving consideration to weight specifications (e.g. freight tonnage calculations). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explain the procedure for loading of freight. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate the loading of freight to ensure the maximum space available is utilised, whilst giving consideration to weight specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Decide on effective communication systems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Decide on effective communication systems and methods which meet the identified needs of existing and potential customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explain the required documentation regarding communication systems used. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Allocate internal resources and appoint additional resources. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Allocate internal resources and appoint additional resources for the movement of flight, taking into account pre-determined budgetary restraints, organisational policy and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    List and explain relevant internal and external resources determined by organisational policy and legislative requirement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation refers to, but is not limited to:
  • Explosives Act, 2003 (Act 15 of 2003).
  • Hazardous Substance Act (Act no 15 of 1973).
  • National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Utilise understanding of transport costs to monitor such costs and resources and react accordingly. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Applicable legislation and regulations (e.g. Road Traffic Act, OSH Act, Merchant Shipping Act) and functions of different statutory bodies (e.g. Port Authorities, customs).

    2. Basic topography and geography (local and international).

    3. Sources of information pertaining to local and international freight movement.

    4. In-house manual and computerised systems dealing with transport planning and scheduling, routing and trucking (e.g. C-Truck).

    5. Costs (fixed and variable) associated with transport and one costing technique that is accepted within the industry.

    6. Carrier schedules and interpretation thereof.

    7. Effect of transport planning on the entire logistics chain. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in order to take corrective actions/make contingency plans in the event of breakdown of transport to ensure efficient and timeous movement of freight. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate necessary information in order to recommend alternative routings and/or mode of transport to maximise cost effective transportation.

    Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information in order to recommend alternative mechanisms for the enhancement of communication with all parties involved within the logistics chain (e.g. customers, peers, drivers, third party contractors, etc.). 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Core  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  14590   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-06-14  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    4. College of Production Technology 
    5. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    6. Greystones Cargo Systems 
    7. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    8. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    9. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    10. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    11. Makwedeng Training 
    12. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    13. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    14. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    15. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    16. Production Management Institute 
    17. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    18. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    19. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    20. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    21. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    22. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    23. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    24. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    25. Sabela Learning Academy 
    26. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    27. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    28. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    29. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    31. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    32. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



    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.