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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Occupational Certificate: Port Manager 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
94026  Occupational Certificate: Port Manager 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner - TETA 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Occupational Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  132  Not Applicable  NQF Level 06  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Port Manager.
The Port manager plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the operations of an Airport or Harbour.
A qualified learner will be able to:
  • Manage the Airport or Harbour function.
  • Comply with the legal framework within which Airport or Harbour operations takes place.
  • Observe Airport or Harbour safety and - security.
  • Maintain the operations of Airport (both landside and airside) or Harbour.

    Rationale:
    This development of this qualification resulted from an identified industry need and represents a significant step forward in the established sub-field learning pathway. It will contribute to sustainable and professional management of ports and terminals to ensure South Africa's economic growth and prosperity.

    This qualification has been generated to ensure South Africa's compliance with international competitive trends in the ports and harbours industry. A new port training strategy was the subject of a United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) held in Porto during May 2002, where South African attended. A plan of action for the implementation of the new Port Management Programme (PMP) was established at the conference for three represented linguistic groups, being French, Portuguese and English. This qualification provides for implementation of that programme in South Africa.

    To date all training of managers for South African ports was outsourced to Belgium and the Netherlands. Furthermore, there is a need for an NQF compliant qualification that will provide the South African authorities with the opportunity to present this education and training locally. The typical learners for this qualification will include: terminal operators. Supervisors, middle managers, stevedore operators, ships' agents, clearing and forwarding agents, master mariners, port managers and harbour masters.
    The economy requires efficient and effective port management competencies for economic growth purposes as well as assists in the global move towards a greener world by contributing towards building energy efficient aviation and harbour practices. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning:
    RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment:
    Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.

    RPL for access to the qualification:
    Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.

    Entry Requirements:
    NQF Level 4 with relevant experience in the harbour or airport environment. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
    Knowledge Modules:
  • Management Theory, NQF Level 6, 15 Credits.
  • Airport/Harbour Operations Management, NQF Level 6, 12 Credits.
  • Environment, Energy Efficiency and Ethics, NQF Level 6, 2 Credits.
  • Business Essentials, NQF Level 3, 5 Credits.
  • Transport Risk, NQF Level 6, 1 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 35 Credits.

    Practical Skill Modules:
  • Manage the Airport/Harbour Operations Function, NQF Level 6, 20 Credits.
  • Ensure compliance within the regulatory and legislative frameworks for the Airport/Harbour environment, NQF Level 6, 15 Credits.
  • Ensure a safe Airport/Harbour, NQF Level 6, 10 Credits.
  • Maintain a secure Airport/Harbour environment, NQF Level 6, 10 Credits.
  • Maintain Airport/Harbour Operations, NQF Level 6, 20 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 75 Credits.

    This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
  • Management procedures for ensuring effective and efficient operations of the Airport/Harbour, NQF Level 5, 8 Credits.
  • Management processes for legal and regulatory compliance within the Airport/Harbour environment, NQF Level 5, 6 Credits.
  • Safety and security practices and processes within Airport/Harbour, NQF Level 5, 4 Credits.
  • Maintenance processes for Airport/Harbour operations, NQF Level 5, 4 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 22 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. The ability to manage the Airport/Harbour function
    2. The ability to comply with the legal framework within which Airport/Harbour operations takes place
    3. The ability to observe Airport/Harbour safety and security
    4. The ability to maintain the operations of Airport (both landside and airside)/Harbour 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • The report for the strategic plan complies to standard set out for general practice in the industry.
  • The strategic plan specifies a set of goals and targets aligned with the strategic objectives.
  • A report on management system demonstrates improved efficiencies between different components of the organisation.
  • The need for, application and communication of contingency plans are clearly defined.
  • The structure provides adequate reflection of interrelationship between different components and functions of the organisation.
  • The structure is comparable to those of organisations of same size and performing similar functions.
  • The stakeholder analysis provide adequate information about their respective interests, expectation and influence and the organisational strategies that can be implemented to mitigate adverse effect and realise growth and development of the organisation.
  • Change management approaches ensures increased buy in and less resistance to new structure and systems.
  • The differences between managing and leading the organisation are reported adequately to show practical differences.
  • The basic activities in the management process are discussed and their relationship explained.
  • Ethical conduct is clearly defined, with specific focus on the learner's own organisation and identifying areas for improvement.
  • The roles and responsibilities of Airport/Harbour managers in both private and public sector organisations are described correctly and can be demonstrated by real application.
  • During simulation the learner engage the support of their immediate line manager with ideas or initiative that demonstrate correct use of communication protocols and skills.
  • The extent to which the people in your organisation are managed towards the pursuit of functional and organisational objectives, are evaluated.
  • The effect that the various stakeholders might have on decisions made within the Airport/Harbour function, is identified.
  • The impact of a Code of Ethics on organisational operational activities is described with practical application.
  • The various forms of communication and reporting within your are used correctly to achieve maximum impact.
  • Models for cost reductions and revenue enhancement are utilised creatively.
  • Audit report for skills and competencies demonstrate appreciation for effectiveness of operational requirements.
  • Information communication technology is deployed to enhance system efficiencies and organisational performance.
  • Allocation of human resources is utilised and matches competencies and skills available to achieve business goals.
  • Presentation of organisational performance report demonstrate efficiencies of application of enterprise resource planning models.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Preparation for a site inspections (from the regulatory body) meet the compliance obligation of the organisation.
  • Environmental risks identified are covered adequately by mitigation and action steps listed in the risk control and contingency plans.
  • Airport/Harbour master plan and infrastructure enhancement plan are developed compliant to the existing regulatory environment.
  • Security plans for air space and the harbour attend to all identified risks highlighted by existing regulations and laws.
  • Procedures developed complies to import and export regulations.
  • Advice given to customers in five transactions conforms to the requirements of customs regulations.
  • Report compiled to advice importers and exporters outline all their contractual and legal obligations.
  • Maintenance of documents complies to Licensing Authority certification requirements.
  • Programme for staff training is in accordance with certification requirements.
  • Application for exemption from the Licensing Authority is in accordance with stipulated procedures and requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Health and safety management system and policy is aligned to international standards.
  • Benchmarked training programme for skilling of staff in health and safety protocols complies to the legislation.
  • Audit programme developed to review contractors against health and safety legislation complies to international protocols.
  • Inventory created for personal protective clothing requirements meet international standards and legislation.
  • Quality control audit compares existing standards to international benchmarks.
  • Policy and plans are developed based on best practices methodologies.
  • Trend analysis on safety of the Airport/Harbour complies to standard reporting procedures.
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment checklists addresses all areas of operation for airport/harbour.
  • Allocated responsibilities meet the standards of Airport/Harbour security requirements.
  • Communications between security committees, news media, other states, regulating bodies complies to standard practices within the industry.
  • Identify restricted areas and implement protective measures.
  • Access control system and security infrastructure systems developed are comparable to international standards.
  • Board vessels, navigational and other vital facilities are afforded security systems comparable to the levels of identified threat.
  • Screening procedures developed are comparable to international standards and benchmarks.
  • Special screening procedures complies to legislation.
  • Different security equipment identified and sourced using procurement procedures.
  • Measures for calibration of security machines follows manufacture specifications.
  • Unlawful Interference checklist are developed cover all aspect of the regulations.
  • Report recommending implementing corrective measures follows acceptable problems solving techniques.
  • Communication with the news, media and management is effective judged against best practices.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • Customer service plan is comparable to best practice in the industry.
  • Incentive scheme introduced to motivate staff demonstrate elements of improving customer service excellence.
  • Audit of Airport/Harbour infrastructure development and maintenance plan show appreciation of manufacture specification and scheduled action plan.
  • Set key performance indicators for the effective operations of an Airport/Harbour.
  • Assess performance and introduce a continuous improvement programme.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated Formative Assessment:
    The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

    External Integrates Summative Assessment:
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This International Comparability study was undertaken to examine the Airport/harbour manager occupation, including the level of qualification, duration and contents of the related curriculum. The purpose is to facilitate the development of a meaningful learning path and its associated curriculum incorporating both theoretical and practical skills which will ensure compatibility, comparability and compliance with existing international qualification specification and regulation. This exercise further provides baseline information towards benchmarking the curriculum under development for the Transport and Education Training Authority (Teta).

    A preliminary literature review considered a total of 10 countries but, given the international regulatory bodies prevalent within this sector, training programmes are often standardised to meet prescribed international standards. Resultantly, several international providers have standardised compliant programmes and deliver them in several countries. Consequently, the countries included in the final comparability review were: United States of America (USA), Japan, Singapore and United Kingdom (UK). All the qualifications and programmes researched were considered to be adequately comparable with South Africa.

    Conclusion:
    Most of the training in these countries is comparable irrespective of different providers responsible for the delivery. The duration of the programmes is one year each and, save for the depth and detail for each, they cover practically similar concerns. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification can articulate to qualifications related to occupations in the area of Harbour and Port Service. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

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

    NOTES 
    Qualifying for external assessment:
    In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience including the Foundational Learning Competence or equivalent.

    Criteria for the Accreditation of Providers
    Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.

    The curriculum title and code is: Occupational Certificate: Port Manager: 132407000.

    Additional Legal or Physical Environment
    None.

    Recorded trades to be replaced:
    None.

    Trades Covered by this Qualification:
    This qualification is not a trade.

    Part-Qualifications:
    None. 

    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    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.