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|Further Education and Training Certificate: Shipping|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49155||Further Education and Training Certificate: Shipping|
|SGB Transport and Logistics Operations|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|TETA - Transport Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 11 - Services||Transport, Operations and Logistics|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||138||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|The purpose of this qualification is to build a foundation of competence in the field of the Ships Agency environment, which will provide learners with the conceptual framework to perform routine and non-routine functions. This qualification is intended to equip learners to function effectively within the operations or freight aspects of the Ships Agency environment and is designed to
The introduction of this unit standard based qualification will allow learners to accumulate the required credits via skills programmes, workplace experience or both, as well as recognition of prior learning and/or a learnership.
The qualification has been designed so that it reflects the workplace-based needs of the Ships Agency environment as expressed by its stakeholders. The input has been used to ensure that the qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the Ships Agency industry.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learners should be competent in Language/Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 3.
Recognition of Prior Learning
This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 138 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Display understanding and demonstrate application of maritime geography as it relates to the shipping industry.
2. Display understanding through demonstration and explanation of the basics of international maritime trade.
3. Demonstrate understanding of the application of different ship types, various cargoes, cargo-handling equipment, the physics of the ship during cargo work and at sea and the principles of ship cargo operations and control.
4. Demonstrate understanding, implication and application of legal principles applied to the shipping industry.
5. Demonstrate ability to process and control documentation as used in the shipping industry
6. Demonstrate understanding and application of the principles of local and international trade
7. Demonstrate understanding and application of bookkeeping fundamentals, disbursement accounts and agency remuneration
8. Demonstrate understanding and application of the principles, statutory requirements and best practice with regard to occupational health and safety. Demonstrate understanding of the principles and practices of housekeeping in an organisational context.
9. Demonstrate understanding and application of the overall container logistics cycle as it applies to the maritime industry.
10. Demonstrate understanding, and ability to work with, the basics of Marine Insurance.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Ability to work with the processes and documentation associated with container tracking, from discharge through terminals and depots to the reverse export cycle, is demonstrated.
Integrated assessment at the level of qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification
Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and the quality of thinking and understanding that underpins it. This applies to both formative and summative assessment, although the ratio between assessment of application/ understanding of theory and values may be weighted towards the latter in formative assessment activities.
Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that forms the basis for their demonstrated performance. In other words, learners must provide an interpretation of their actions. This is especially important with regard to this qualification considering that part of its purpose is to provide a foundation for the learner who is entering or has just entered the industry. In the case of current employees seeking recognition of prior learning or employees who have been a short while in the industry, assessors must be particularly vigilant to ensure that justification and explanation for actions are provided. An integrated mix of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used with the ultimate focus being on the assessment of applied competence.
In particular when assessing the applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification, assessors must assess the ability of the learner to:
1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made
2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community
3. Organise and manage his/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively
4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation
6. Utilise the computer effectively in their areas of functioning.
Specific examples of demonstration of the above critical cross-field outcomes are described in each Unit Standard
Integrated assessment should provide learners with the opportunity to display an ability to integrate practical performance, actions, concepts and theory across unit standards to achieve competence in relation to the purpose of this qualification.
|The qualifications listed in this document have been determined using a set of unit standards developed for the Ships Agency industry, by representative stakeholders of that industry, after determination of what the industry requires in order to function effectively.
The development of the unit standards was thus done on the basis of ensuring effective satisfaction of the industry's needs. This required that the industry was analysed in order to determine what knowledge, skills and expertise were required by those functioning in the various areas of the industry. The approach was thus bottom-up as follows:
1. Determine the industry requirements.
2. Develop unit standards based on those requirements.
3. Combine the unit standards into relevant and appropriate qualifications.
Development of the Core and Elective Unit Standards was done with reference to various bodies, including:
In terms of specific, internationally recognised qualifications, the best known of these is the Qualifying Requirement for registration as a Chartered Shipbroker with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. This programme is offered internationally (including South Africa) and is recognised as a degree level qualification in numerous countries. The curriculum for this qualification is as follows:
In the development of the Unit Standards and qualifications for the Ships Agency industry in South Africa, cognisance was taken of the curriculum and content of the above qualification. It was, in fact, used as a benchmark for some of the Unit Standards in terms of content and level, taking into account adjustment of content for the South African context.
|In order to ensure compliance with the SAQA principle of minimal duplication of Unit Standards, Fundamental Unit Standards, have, where applicable been "imported" from existing registered qualifications and registered unit standard clusters. The qualification articulates with several of the Forwarding and Clearing and Freight handling qualifications, particularly with the overlap in the fundamental and generic unit standards.
An example of vertical articulation would be:
An example of horizontal articulation would be:
|Moderation shall be at the discretion of the relevant ETQA, so long as it complies with SAQA requirements.|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors shall be qualified at the level above in the qualification or relevant other qualification, and shall have achieved an assessor qualification as required by the relevant ETQA.|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This Qualification will be replaced by Qualification 93792, which is "Occupational Certificate: Deck Hand (Able Seaman)", Level 3, 123 credits, as soon as 93792 is registered.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||116940||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to solve a given problem||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||116942||Use a GUI-based word processor to create merged documents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||117685||Apply Maritime Geography||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||13941||Apply the budget function in a business unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||117668||Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of local and international trade||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Core||117667||Demonstrate the basic legal principles applied to shipping||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||117156||Interpret basic financial statements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||117655||Know and understand the basics of marine insurance||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||117638||Understand the basics of Ships Design and Cargo operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||10135||Work as a project team member||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8973||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8977||Evaluate literary texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||8016||Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||8035||Processing and controlling documentation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||117632||Work with container control administration.||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||117683||Complete financial, statutory and operational shipping documentation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||117650||Know and understand the basics of maritime liner trades||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.||Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd|
|2.||SA Maritime School and Transport College|