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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Applying basic principles of local and international trade 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8023  Applying basic principles of local and international trade 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 utilise his understanding of local and international trade and the organisation within the trade arena to enhance organisational service levels to internal and external customers. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • NQF 1 or General Education and Training Certificate;
  • 'Communicating and conducting interpersonal relations in industry'. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The competency expressed in this standard is based largely around a known body of available information requiring interpretation, with a limited discretion and judgement to rectify/overcome largely familiar problems. The learner will have significant responsibility for the quality of processes and procedures employed in local and international trade activities within the greater freight handling industry. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Minimise the risk within the operating environment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Minimise the risk within the operating environment, taking cognisance of the principles of insurance and risk, and standard conditions of carriage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Analyse how given South African government policies and labour legislation impact on local and international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate understanding of basic trade economics (e.g. supply and demand) and structures/institutions (e.g. SADC). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Apply understanding of concepts of ownership and risk involved in trade, and their relationship to payment within the international trade environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the differences between freight buying and selling locally, as opposed to importing and exporting to and from international organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Apply basic knowledge of International Trade Legislation in the completion of import/export documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Minimise the adverse impacts on the business which arise from labour action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Analyse how given South African government policies and labour legislation impact on local and international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate understanding of basic trade economics (e.g. supply and demand) and structures/institutions (e.g. SADC). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Apply understanding of concepts of ownership and risk involved in trade, and their relationship to payment within the international trade environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the differences between freight buying and selling locally, as opposed to importing and exporting to and from international organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Apply basic knowledge of International Trade Legislation in the completion of import/export documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Initiate claims via appropriate procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Analyse how given South African government policies and labour legislation impact on local and international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate understanding of basic trade economics (e.g. supply and demand) and structures/institutions (e.g. SADC). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Apply understanding of concepts of ownership and risk involved in trade, and their relationship to payment within the international trade environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the differences between freight buying and selling locally, as opposed to importing and exporting to and from international organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Apply basic knowledge of International Trade Legislation in the completion of import/export documentation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Enhance customer relations and perceptions. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Enhance customer relations and perceptions by proactive communication of trade-related information and action being undertaken within the logistics chain, including inter alia the marketing departments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Analyse how given South African government policies and labour legislation impact on local and international trade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate understanding of basic trade economics (e.g. supply and demand) and structures/institutions (e.g. SADC). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Apply understanding of concepts of ownership and risk involved in trade, and their relationship to payment within the international trade environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Explain the differences between freight buying and selling locally, as opposed to importing and exporting to and from international organisations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Apply basic knowledge of International Trade Legislation in the completion of import/export documentation. 


    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. The mechanisms of trade-supply and demand, competitive advantage.

    2. Geographic freight/product specialisation.

    3. Trade in the South African environment, with respect to trade agreements/policies and barriers to trade (e.g. anti-dumping duties).

    4. The impact of South African labour legislation and labour action on trade.

    5. Institutional arrangements and functions (e.g. SACOB, DoTI, JSE) and the impact that applicable statutory requirements (e.g. Customs and Excise Act) has on the organisation.

    6. Credit arrangements and methods of payment.

    7. Standard conditions of carriage, and basic risk and insurance principles embodied in the INCO terms of trade.

    8. Time constraints on business transactions and trade.

    9. Trade patterns, trade blocks (e.g. SADC, Lome Convention, GATT, SACU) tariffs, quotas and sanctions. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Demonstrate initiative by organising and collecting information for the improved administration of international freight movement and storage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate initiative by recognising the need for and recommending changes to operational policies/procedures within a trade environment.

    Demonstrate initiative in promoting operational and labour practices which minimise risk in local and international trade.

    Demonstrate initiative in sourcing, assessing/evaluating trade information and sharing such data with colleagues to enhance awareness and understanding of trade principles and their potential impact on the organisation. 

    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  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  14852   National Diploma: Agri Sales and Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


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