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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Allocating freight for packaging and grouping 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8022  Allocating freight for packaging and grouping 
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  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 demonstrate applied competence in breaking bulk and packaging, and packaging and grouping. 

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 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competence expressed in this standard covers largely familiar procedures and techniques requiring a range of familiar innovative responses based on informed judgement and interpretation of available information by the learner. The learner is largely responsible for ensuring the quality of allocation, packaging and grouping of freight within a wide range of operational contexts. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement separation and packaging techniques and materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Implement separation and packaging techniques and materials giving cognisance to freight type, category, inherent vice, storage conditions, mode of transport, customer requirements and current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements pertaining to separation, packaging materials and techniques required for particular product types are explained in terms of legislation and organisational policies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation requirements refers to but is not limited to:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
  • Hazardous and Substance Act (Act no 15 of 1973).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of failure to consistently apply product knowledge, packaging techniques and choice of materials are explained in terms of impact on the organisation, products and clients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Packaging materials and techniques are selected and applied for different product types in accordance with organisational policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of freight are identified in accordance with customer requirements, product inherent vice, storage conditions and transportation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select a clean, suitable and unrestricted working area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A suitable working area for breaking of bulk and conducting packaging and grouping activities is selected in accordance with organisational prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different products under different conditions are labelled in accordance with organisational prescripts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A plan or diagram for a working area is compiled in line with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe working procedures and house keeping are identified and applied in the working area. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure the correct identification and placement of freight groupings. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Ensure the correct identification and placement of freight groupings prior to distribution, within a defined storage area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different type of products are categorised according to product groupings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation are compiled in line with company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Determine the procedures required for the timeous selection and/or allocating of products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedure for selecting or allocating freight is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Set aside damaged, destroyed or contaminated products and packaging materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The legislation and/or requirements pertaining damaged materials are explained in line with work procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation requirements refer to but are not limited to:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
  • Hazardous and Substance Act (Act no 15 of 1973).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    What constitutes reusable packaging material, and what stage of disrepair such material would constitute waste, and possible ways to reduce waste is explained according to organisational policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measures to recycle waste or spillage are explained in accordance with organisational policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Assess the picking or loading order, selection and grouping of orders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Group freight is picked, allocated and assessed in accordance with customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures for loading and transport of materials is explained in accordance with organisational policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A delivery schedule for delivering of materials are compiled in accordance with organisational policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Ensure the security and safe working procedures required. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Ensure that security and safe working procedures required for specific product types (e.g. flammable products, temperature-controlled product) are in place. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Security and safe working procedures are identified according to organisational requirements and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Security and safe working procedures are explained in accordance with organisational requirements and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An implementation plan for a security system is compiled to meet organisational requirements and Legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislation requirements refer to but are not limited to:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
  • Hazardous and Substance Act (Act no 15 of 1973).
     


  • 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. Documentation procedures pertaining to packaging and grouping required in terms of company policy, and applicable regulations and legislation (e.g. Customs and Excise regulations).

    2. Legislation, regulations or codes governing the safe and acceptable packaging and grouping of products (e.g. Occupational Health and Safety Act, IMO Codes).

    3. Product characteristics to prevent contamination and damage to freight and environment.

    4. National and international packaging/separation/grouping techniques, specifications and standards (e.g. size of pallet vs. freight size and weight).

    5. Labelling information (e.g. safety data sheets) and the implications thereof handling specific freight (e.g. hazardous/dangerous chemicals) together with the requirements for and access to labelling of packaged freight (safety signs and handling instructions)(In terms of bulk shipments -IMO certificate). 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate initiative in selection of appropriate manual handling/equipment and technology used in packaging, wrapping and grouping freight into loads (e.g. containers, pallets etc) to prevent loss/damage to freight.

    Demonstrate initiative in ensuring that good housekeeping practice is evidenced in the selected working area utilised for grouping and packaging activities.

    Demonstrate initiative in selecting the most efficient and safe packaging material and technique for non-standard items.

    Demonstrate initiative in selecting and applying effective methods to reduce/recycle:
    a. Waste, spillage and
    b. Costs of packaging/separation materials.

    Demonstrate initiative in the application of current legislation with respect to the:
    a. Recognition, interpretation and use of national and international signs and symbols e.g. IMO certificates
    b. Safe packaging and grouping of freight.

    Demonstrate initiative in the application of product knowledge and selection of separating techniques for incompatible products. 

    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 
    Elective  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. College of Production Technology 
    5. Greystones Cargo Systems 
    6. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    7. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    8. Makwedeng Training 
    9. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    10. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    11. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
    12. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    13. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 



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