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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Load general freight 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123262  Load general freight 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10973  Convey general freight  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of the learning credited in this unit standard is to ensure that learners are able to safely load, secure and off-load freight carried on vehicles. Credited learners can adhere to given time frames and specified requirements for specific types of freight. Improved general freight loading prevents accidents where vehicles lose loads, and ensures that loads and persons are not damaged or injured. If the condition of loads is preserved, customer service and profitability are improved, and the professional image of the transport sector will be maintained. This set of competence is transferable to all other fields where loading of general freight is required, and thus improves the employability of credited learners.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Preparing for loading/off-loading processes according to specified procedures.
  • Loading general freight according to context requirements.
  • Securing general freight according to product requirements.
  • Off-loading general freight according to specified procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners have already attained the competencies of Mathematic literacy at NQF Level 1, and Communication and language at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard includes:
  • Controlled office or workshop environments, transport depots, open yard areas, mobile vehicles and/or customer premises. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for loading/off-loading processes according to specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information is obtained pertaining to freight that is comprehensive and relevant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The characteristics and specific requirements of the commodity to be transported are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Commodities can include liquids, perishables, fragile goods, hazardous goods, livestock, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compatibility of commodities to be transported is established and appropriate action is taken to ensure the maintenance of the freight quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate securing and/or loading equipment and personal protective equipment are available and functional. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Load general freight according to context requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Loading site is evaluated for suitability and the vehicle is positioned accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Loading information is reconciled with the actual load. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Loading sequence is planned in accordance with loading criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Loading criteria include, but are not limited to the "last out; first in-principle" and legal requirements in terms of gross vehicle mass and axle loading.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Vehicle is loaded according to operational, safety and legal requirements and by using the appropriate means. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of load positioning and type on the stability of the vehicle is accurately described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The safety problems associated with the transportation of general freight are identified for speciic contexts. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Secure general freight according to product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate securing equipment is selected in accordance with selection criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Selection criteria include, but are not limited to freight requirements, legal requirements and expected weather conditions on route.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate securing equipment is utilised in a safe manner and in accordance with commodity and vehicle requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Securing equipment includes, but is not limited to lashing, protective and restraining equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    On-the-road problems are addressed according to specified procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problems include shifting loads.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Off-load general freight according to specified procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Off-loading site is evaluated for suitability and the vehicle is positioned accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Vehicle is off-loaded according to operational; safety and legal requirements and by using the appropriate means. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Off-loading information is reconciled with the cargo which has been off-loaded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Housekeeping principles are applied so that the site is left as it was found; all debris is cleared and equipment is checked against the inventory and safely stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant information is timeously communicated to the appropriate parties. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes, but is not limited to non-conformance to quality standards, delays, and customer complaints.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • SABS Codes of Practice for freight securing on vehicles, specifically with regard to:

    > Safety problems associated with the transportation of freight.
    > Basic precautions including basic criteria for freight securing and cargo distribution and arrangements on vehicles.
    > Freight securing equipment - different types and the selection thereof.
  • Permissible gross vehicle mass and axle loadings, and tyre specifications.
  • The impact of overloading on vehicle performance and safety.
  • Weigh bridge procedures.
  • Procedures for dealing with on-the-road problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to arrange the correct loading sequence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to collect information about the freight commodity and route and to select the appropriate securing equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to clients and other role-players. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others in order to utilise loading and securing equipment. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10973, ''Convey general freight'', Level 3, 6 credits.

    Notes to assessors

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the unit standard title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember that the person must be declared competent in terms of the overall unit standard outcome. Where assessment at unit standard title level is unmanageable, focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    The following assessment methods must be regarded as the minimum requirements for the assessment of learner competence against this Unit Standard:
  • On-the-Job observation.
  • Questioning. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  48887   National Certificate: Hiring Services and Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  50285   National Certificate: Professional Driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. AAH Skills and Development 
    2. Academics Dynamics (Pty) Ltd 
    3. ACT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    4. Afro Fleet (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    6. Algoa Bus Company 
    7. All-in-one Driving Academy 
    8. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    9. Andzanie Trading Enterprise Pty Ltd 
    10. Asiphepheni Training Services 
    11. Bakubung Driver Training and consultants CC 
    12. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    13. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    14. Bolton Business College & Computer Studies 
    15. Brilliant Skills Development & Training Solutions 
    16. Buhle-betfu Carriers pty Ltd 
    17. Bumbene Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Buscor 
    19. Capital Driving School 
    20. Cargo Carriers Limited 
    21. Centre for Logistics Excellence Pty Ltd 
    22. CHAMDOR DRIVER TRAINING CC 
    23. Coega Development Corporation 
    24. Commercial professional driver academy PTY Ltd 
    25. Commercial Transport Academy CTA Pty Ltd 
    26. DE-VI Education and Training PTY Ltd. 
    27. Dee's Training (PTY) LTD 
    28. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    29. Dees Driver Training Centre 
    30. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    31. Drive Smart Training Academy 
    32. Driving Sense 
    33. Dunatara Training 
    34. Dynamic Institute of Training S.A 
    35. Econo Driver Training 
    36. EDU - FLEET 
    37. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    38. Ellohim Trading and Projects 
    39. Evaflex 
    40. Excellect 209 PTY LTD 
    41. Exodec 388 CC 
    42. Fost Training Pty (Ltd) 
    43. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    44. Global Safety Training & Skills Dev Standards 
    45. Golden Arrow Bus Services_pty Ltd 
    46. GREENRIM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    47. Hazchemwize PTY Ltd 
    48. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    49. Ikaheng HR Solutions Pty Ltd 
    50. Imbo driving school 
    51. Impact Skills Development (Pty) Ltd 
    52. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    53. Inkqubela Consultants 
    54. Innovative Shared Services 
    55. Intellect Management & Training consultancy 
    56. Interactive Driving Academy 
    57. Iyanda Holdings(Pty) Ltd 
    58. Kahisano Skills Development and Training 
    59. Kajal and Associates 
    60. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    61. Kempston Driving Academy 
    62. Khabanyane Training and development 
    63. Khulani HR Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    64. Kitta Transport Training Academy 
    65. KKH Operator Training and Projects Pty Ltd 
    66. Kulika Training and Consultancy Pty Ltd 
    67. Learncore 
    68. Learncorp 
    69. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    70. Licence Wise 
    71. Little Treehouse Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    72. Logistics Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    73. Lotlamoreng Training Academy 
    74. LTM Training and Remote Learning Solutions 
    75. Lwaze Lwanda General Traders CC 
    76. Madibeng Edu Centre and Suppliers Pty Ltd 
    77. Madidi Supply Chain Institute and Business Institute 
    78. Makwedeng Training 
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    80. Mnce Trading cc 
    81. Modern Technical College FET 
    82. Moripe Business and Training Consultants 
    83. Mtimande & Associates 
    84. Mziphela Training and Projects Pty. Ltd 
    85. Namaste Drive 
    86. Ndikho Ndinani Protection (Pty) Ltd 
    87. Ndwamato Training Solutions PTY LTD 
    88. Netcobrite (Pty) Ltd 
    89. Nghunyule Investments 
    90. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    91. Nowethu Learning Institute cc 
    92. Ntalo Training & Consulting Services 
    93. Ntsoaki Driving School 
    94. Onelogix 
    95. Phephani Learnerships cc 
    96. Precision skills development and training 
    97. Primeserv Corporate Solutions Pty Ltd 
    98. Pro Driver Training (Pty) Ltd 
    99. PRO Skills Development Pty Ltd 
    100. Pro-Driver Trucking Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    101. PUTCO Pty Ltd 
    102. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    103. Rasehlo Transport and Tourism 
    104. Royal Impression Academy 
    105. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    106. Safe and Eco Driving Pty Ltd 
    107. Safety Skills Development Training 
    108. SC Training and Consulting 
    109. Seng''khona Trading Enterprise 129 cc 
    110. Seshego Risk Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    111. SHEPROSA PTY LTD 
    112. Sisabenza Operator Training (PTY) LTD 
    113. Siyashayela Training and Development 
    114. SN Pool Transport 
    115. Solly''''s SkillsTraining Centre 
    116. Sophia''s Excellence Driving Academy 
    117. South African Transport Centre of Excellence 
    118. Southern Seas Institute CC 
    119. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    120. SVA Training 
    121. THABO Training and Services 
    122. The Assessment Zone (Pty) Ltd 
    123. The Skills Matrix 
    124. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    125. Triton Express Pty Ltd 
    126. Tshireletso Multi-skills and Training 
    127. UKWAKHILE TRAINING 
    128. Vhonisani Training Academy & Projects 
    129. Wheelman S A 
    130. Xinergistix Management Services (Pty) Ltd 
    131. Yellow Jersey Logistics 
    132. Zambuko Training Enterprise 
    133. Zitha Driving School (Pty) Ltd 



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