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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the role of transport logistics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252249  Explain the role of transport logistics 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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
110081  Understand the role of transport logistics  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner credited with this standard will be able to describe the modes of transport related to all types of freight and explain all processes relating to logistics and the supply chain thereby enabling him/her to operate in the South African transport sector.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Identifying and describing the different modes of transport and their infrastructure.
  • Describing the relationship between different components of the supply chain.
  • Describing the impact of different modes of transport on the environment.
  • Explaining the difference between supply chain and logistics. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at:
  • Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe the different modes of transport and the infrastructure in which they operate. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of transport modes include, but is not limited to:
  • Road, rail, air, sea, pipeline and containers. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different modes of transport are identified and described in relation to the South African transport context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The transport infrastructure for each mode of transport is described in terms of the South African context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of infrastructure includes, but is not limited to:
  • Warehouses, ports, harbours, stations and terminals.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the relationship between different components of the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components of the supply chain are identified in the context of the South African transport industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Transport types are identified in relation to the components of the supply chain. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the impact of different modes of transport on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of all modes of transport is described in terms of the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways of reducing the negative impacts on the environment are described using examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the difference between supply chain and logistics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Supply Chain is defined in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Logistics is defined in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The difference between supply chain and logistics is explained in the context of the South African economy. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation:
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard.

    Registration of Assessors:
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a relevant qualification at a minimum of National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Modes of transport.
  • Transport infrastructure.
  • Components of supply chain.
  • Environmental impact of different modes of transport.
  • Environmental impact reduction by modes of transport.
  • Definition of transport logistics.
  • Definition of supply chain. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in explaining the difference between supply chain and logistics. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team in communicating with all role-players to ensure minimum negative impact on the environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly while applying safety requirements transport logistics. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in interpreting instructions and fulfilling transport logistics functions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and safety of others by demonstrating an understanding of all safety and environmental requirements. 

    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 110081, "Understand the role of transport logistics", Level 1, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    3. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    4. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    5. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    6. Driving Sense 
    7. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    8. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    9. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    10. Innovative Shared Services 
    11. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    12. Kepus Safety Consulting Pty Ltd 
    13. KSV Marketing and business services Pty Ltd 
    14. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    15. Makwedeng Training 
    16. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    17. OSR Trading 
    18. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    20. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Skills For Life 
    22. Staffing Logistics 
    23. Wheelman S A 



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