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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage agricultural export logistics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116304  Manage agricultural export logistics 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners achieving this competence will be able to plan & manage the export logistics process as an integrated part of the business plan.

In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice to the strategic management process and contribute towards the enhancement of entrepreneurship and systems thinking.

Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to the export of agricultural produce.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. Farmers will gain the knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-orientated approach to agriculture. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 3: Explain the application of marketing principles within an alternative and dynamic agricultural marketing environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the export cycle and role of various role players. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Apply to all types & sectors of agricultural exports as integrated elements of the export market plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The export cycle in terms of the functions of the seller/exporter, carrier, out phase, in phase, receiver, and buyer is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The forwarding process & identification of critical steps is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pre & post shipment inspection is defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance and solving of packaging problems especially in terms of risk avoidance is identified and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define the requirements of a good sales contract. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Apply to all types & sectors of agricultural exports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An export order and prepare a pro forma invoice as sales offer is interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The essential, important and non-essential criteria of a sales contract is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The key points in a sales contract is distinguished. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Appraise the use of appropriate Incoterms in terms of risk, responsibility and cost to structure sales, payment, carriage and insurance in the agricultural export process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Apply to all types and sectors of agricultural exports as integrated element of the export market plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The 13 Incoterms and show where risk, responsibility and cost passes in each are compared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different types of freight rates for air- and sea freight are distinguished. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The 3 main international payment methods and the pros and cons of each are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need for export insurance and describe the different types are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand taxes, incentives and payments within the export process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Apply to all types and sectors of agricultural exports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic functioning of export incentive schemes name and explain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The key elements in a selected export incentive scheme specifically with regard to VAT are described and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for tax invoices to be standard or zero rated are distinguished and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Identify documentation needed within the agricultural export process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Apply to all types and sectors of agricultural exports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types of transport documents needed in the export business are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The key issues in the DA 550, document, the F 178 document and Form A (certificate of origin or declaration of origin) are selected and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All export-orientated documents are filed in a safe and accessible way. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Agricultural export cycle.
  • Requirements of sale contracts.
  • Knowledge on appropriate Incoterms.
  • Knowledge on export incentives.
  • Knowledge on export taxes and payment.
  • Documentation needed within agricultural exports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48979   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49009   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    3. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    4. Heedmorine Training 
    5. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    6. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    7. Maishamalema Development Training 
    8. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    9. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    10. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    11. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    12. Mvelo Consultant 
    13. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    14. Resource Consulting Services (PTY) Ltd 
    15. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    16. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Setlakala Business Development 
    18. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    19. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    20. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    21. Tripple R Training Provider 
    22. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    23. Westco Agri Training 



    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.