|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.|
|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|59365||National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance|
|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|
|National Certificate||Field 11 - Services||Transport, Operations and Logistics|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||130||Level 3||NQF Level 03||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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|22442||National Certificate: Freight Forwarding||Level 3||NQF Level 03||155|
|22440||National Certificate: Customs Clearing||Level 3||NQF Level 03||134|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This Qualification is to provide learners with the conceptual framework and the skills necessary to perform routine functions within the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance environment. This Qualification is intended to equip learners to operate cross-functionally within the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance environment of the international logistics industry.
Qualifying learners will be able to pursue further development and Qualifications in such specialist as the international logistics and supply chain management.
Learners who successfully complete this Qualification will be able to:
This Qualification aims to assist people entering a career in the freight forwarding and customs compliance field and those already working in it maintain and improve their competencies in fulfilling and anticipating the needs of their clients and customers. It will create the opportunity:
It has been estimated that logistics costs as a whole constitute at least 14% of the cost of goods in South Africa, which is at least 50% above the global norm. A large proportion of this overspend is attributed to inefficiencies caused by lack of competence. In order to become world competitive South Africa Limited needs to deliver its goods on time at the right place and at an acceptable cost. To do this requires the establishment and maintenance of world class supply chains. Competent international logistics and supply chain management practitioners and support staff are required for this purpose.
This is a Qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of freight forwarding and Customs compliance. This Qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to perform in a competent manner in this industry.
The NC: Freight Forwarding and Compliance, NQF Level 3 replaces the following Qualifications:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learning Assumed to be in Place and Recognition of Prior Learning:
Access to the Qualification
Access is open to all learners bearing in mind the learning assumed to be in place.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The qualification is made up of a combination of learning outcomes from Fundamental, Core and Elective components, totalling 130 minimum credits.
Total: 130 Credits Minimum.
The specialisations are as follows:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Apply the competencies of numeracy and literacy to everyday work related situations.
2. Adhere to the required processes and procedures related to the import and export of internationally traded goods.
3. Use geographic and logistics concepts to carry out routine import and export policies and procedures.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Oral and written communication is maintained and adapted as required to perform work related activities.
1.2 Numeracy skills are applied while performing routine tasks in an operational context.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Freight forwarding and customs compliance procedures and processes are understood and applied in the workplace.
2.2 Organisational and legal prescripts are understood and applied to daily work routines.
2.3 Freight forwarding and customs compliance information is evaluated and used to process import and export transactions.
2.4 Deviations and non-conformances are identified and responded to according to the requirements of the transaction.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 The world map is understood as it applies to internationally traded goods.
3.2 Factors influencing the routing of international cargo are understood and considered to plan imports and exports.
3.3 The different modes of transportation of internationally traded goods are understood and applied to imports and exports.
|This Qualification is part of a series of Qualifications ranging from NQF Level 2 to 5 in the field of international logistics and supply chain management and it was compared to other, similar Qualifications, certificates, skills programmes and courses in the international arena as having best practice.
The major differences between this Qualification and the two most recognised Qualifications in the international arena are the inclusion of Fundamental learning. This notwithstanding, the theoretical and practical competencies of this Qualification correspond with those shown here.
International - International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA):
Diploma in Freight Forwarding:
> International freight forwarder and the freight business.
> Organisation of the company.
> Financial requirements.
> Professional organisations.
> FIATA documents and forms.
> General knowledge of transport and related geography.
> Special transport services.
> Packing requirements.
> Co-operation with other service providers.
> Information and communication technologies.
> Regulations for the transport of goods by sea.
> Shipping services.
> Types of vessels.
> Bill of lading.
> Pricing of ocean freight.
> Geography of ocean transport and port facilities.
> General knowledge of container transports by sea.
> Types and specification for most used containers.
> Loading procedure.
> Way-bills and accompanying documents.
> Pricing of inland and ocean freight.
> Geography of container traffic.
> General conditions of carriage.
> Types and specifications of the most used aircrafts and air-pallets.
> Way-bills and accompanying documents.
> Calculation of airfreight.
> Geography in air transport.
> Legal requirements for national and international road transport.
> Types of road vehicles.
> Way-bills and accompanying documents.
> Geography of road transport.
> Legal requirements of national and international rail transport.
> Ways and means of transportation.
> Way-bills and accompanying documents.
> Tariffs (conventional or combined transport).
> Geography and operational aspects in rail transport.
> Legal requirements of transports by inland waterway.
> Types of barges used in inland waterway carriage.
> Way-bills and accompanying documents.
> Determination of freight charges for inland waterway transport.
> Geography of inland waterways.
> General information on the national customs administration.
> National customs tariffs.
> National customs procedures.
> Liability of the freight forwarder.
> International conventions.
> Other possible duties of the customs administration.
> Logistics and forwarding.
> Logistics concept/project.
> Physical distribution systems.
> Sub-systems in logistics (Supply Chain Management).
> Information handling and control issues.
> Value added services.
> Commodity related systems.
> Rights and duties of the warehouse operator and the customer.
> Types of warehouse.
> Warehouse documents and information technology.
> Construction, layout and safety.
> Debit of warehouse charges/rent.
> Liability insurance.
> Transport insurance.
> Role of parties in the transport chain.
> Marking of hazardous cargo and cargo handling.
> Basic understanding of computer and its environment.
> The role of information technologies in forwarding.
> Data storage and management and databases.
> Principles of networking and data sharing.
> Telecommunication and its applications.
> Electronic data interchange and value-added network.
> Bar-coding and its application.
> Internet and web-based technology.
> Web-based applications and e-marketplace.
> Electronic fund transfer and e-payments.
The above Qualification is offered worldwide throughout the international logistics and supply chain management sectors and it was found that it compares exceptionally well with both the NQF Level 3 and Level 4 Qualifications. There is however no Fundamental learning in this international Qualification.
Canada - Forum for International Trade Training (FITT):
> The principles of marketing.
> Domestic vs. International marketing.
> Market research.
> Market access.
> Cultural considerations in international marketing.
> Political, legal and regulatory considerations in international marketing.
> Marketing the right product or service.
> Personal selling abroad.
> Mass marketing abroad.
> Enhancing the marketing effort.
> Marketing services.
There are only a few areas of similarity between this Qualification and the FITT qualification as the latter focuses substantially on the marketing and selling process. This Qualification only has certain components that focus on this area.
> An introduction to trade finance.
> The financing presentation.
> Trade finance, risk analysis and risk management.
> Foreign exchange rates.
> Export costing and transaction viability.
> Payment methods and short term financing.
> Factoring and forfeiting.
> Understanding and processing documentary credits.
> Bonds and guarantees.
> Export credit insurance and financing.
> Cash flow planning.
> Counter trade and consignment.
It is obvious from the above Qualification that there is only one aspect that compares with ours in that we only look at the interpretation of financial statements and not the in-depth manner in which they look into international trade finance. It must be noted however, that it is within the Elective category of the South African qualification that a far more in-depth look is taken into finance.
Ireland - Irish International Freight Forwarding Association (IIFFA):
> General Knowledge of the Industry.
> Sea transport.
> Road Transport.
> Air Transport.
> Customs procedures.
> Transport Insurance.
> Customer Service (City and Guilds).
> Manual Handling Training (City and Guilds).
> ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence.
The learning taking place in the above Qualification has similar outcomes to the South African one and therefore they compare favourably with each other. It must be noted that the choice of electives affects the degree of alignment between the two qualifications.
Japan - Customs Training Institute:
> Acquire Sense of Responsibility as a Member of Society.
> Duties and Responsibilities as Public Employee.
> Acquire Basic knowledge and Skills for Efficient Customs Work.
> Acquire Practical knowledge and Skills of Customs Work.
> Officials acquire knowledge for tasks.
The above courses from Japan only offer an introductory insight to Customs work and therefore do not go into the same detail as the South African qualification. As can be seen they do not cover any of the practical work required at this level and they focus almost exclusively on Customs compliance whereas the South African Qualifications is far more generalised on international logistics and supply chain management.
Hungary - Budapest M?szaki És Gazdásagtudományi Egyetem:
> National and International Legislation.
> Agreements, Rules and Practices on Freight Forwarding.
> Transportation by Rail, Road, Air or Inland Navigation and Maritime Transport.
> Relevant Procedures.
This particular Diploma has all the elements contained in the South African Qualification and therefore compares very well with it. Our Qualification however contains more detail and has additional competencies included in it.
None of the SADC countries seemed to have any Qualifications or courses to make comparisons with. It was found that some may however offer the FIATA Diploma.
While there may be different ways of expressing the content of the learning taking place all over the world, there is sufficient consensus that it all refers to the same basic competencies required to work within the 'international logistics and supply chain management' environment. It is evident that the South African Level 3 Qualification compares well to the FIATA and FITT programmes, although their competencies are spread over both the NQF Level 3 and 4 Qualifications.
|Horizontal articulation is possible with:
Vertical articulation is possible with:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant should:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||252435||Apply basic invoicing and accounting principles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||252417||Apply geographic principles in mapping a trade route||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||14182||Comply with organisation ethics||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||252416||Describe and apply the Customs and Excise Act||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||252413||Describe and apply the regulations and documentary requirements which govern international trade||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||252423||Explain the administration of a freight forwarding and clearing operations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||252429||Explain the concept of international trade||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||244589||Identify causes of stress and techniques to manage it in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||252415||Identify equipment and infrastructure used in international transport||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||252437||Interpret and apply International commercial terms||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||13936||Outline the legal environment of a selected industry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||252427||Outline the structure of the airfreight forwarding environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||252424||Outline the structure of the surface freight forwarding environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||7175||Provide customer service in a banking environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||7782||Analyse a business and determine the way it functions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||258220||Address customer requests and queries in a Distribution Centre||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||252426||Administer multimodal surface freight import clearances||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||252438||Apply groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||13234||Apply quality procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||242983||Arrange the distribution of small to medium sized consignments door-to-door||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||252422||Calculate cost of airfreighting goods||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||252414||Calculate customs values||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||252421||Calculate duties on tax payable on internationally traded goods||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||252440||Carry out intermodal surface costings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||252434||Classify commodities according to customs tariff||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||252419||Comply with procedures in respect of lost, discrepant and damaged cargo||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||244504||Describe and explain the principles of logistics support in a specific context||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||252436||Document and handle export airfreight general non-hazardous cargo||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||252433||Document and handle export surface general non-hazardous cargo||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||252430||Explain and identify sea freight carriers and agents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||116218||Explain the planning and scheduling of tasks in a production environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||252431||Facilitate airfreight clearance and delivery||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||252425||Frame and submit customs declarations and carrier release documentation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||252411||Generate invoices, credit notes and landed costings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||252439||Handle cargo for import and export||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||242814||Identify and explain the core and support functions of an organisation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||117897||Maintain stock balances in a distribution centre||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||113829||Operate within a logistics environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||252418||Perform processes and procedures required for the administration of export transactions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||252432||Perform processes and procedures required for the administration of import transactions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||243804||Replenish stock in a retail business||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||252428||Secure cargo for airfreight||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||242986||Accept and process dangerous goods for transportation by air||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||120020||Apply knowledge of insurance to the transportation of a consignment of goods||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||120009||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of transportation insurance||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||116280||Demonstrate understanding of warehouse manufacturing and inventory assembly||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||116294||Determine manufacturing and assembly material requirements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||242991||Facilitate the forwarding and clearing of dangerous goods for transportation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||242996||Handle dangerous goods during warehousing and storage||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||242987||Identify, pack, mark and label dangerous goods for transportation by air||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced 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|
|4.||DB Schenker Logistics Campus NMEA Pty Ltd|
|5.||Dee-Bravo Training Centre|
|6.||Diversity technology Training Institute|
|7.||Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd|
|8.||Ikusasa Lethu Projects and Training (Pty) Ltd|
|9.||Innovative Shared Services|
|10.||Learning Exchange Pty Ltd|
|12.||Open Learning Group|
|13.||Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd|
|14.||Robertsons Cargo Consultancy|
|15.||Royal Impression Academy|
|16.||SA Maritime School and Transport College|
|17.||School of Shipping|