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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare freight for transportation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252261  Prepare freight for transportation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
110077  Prepare for freight transportation  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to the preparation of freight for transportation, excluding bulk freight, within all modes of transportation. A learner accredited with this unit standard will be able to sort, pack and load freight for transportation.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Preparing items for packing.
  • Packing items.
  • Wrapping items.
  • Identifying and label items. 

  • 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 
    The scope of this Unit Standard is for any person working in the transport environment where knowledge and application of preparing freight for transportation procedures is a necessity.

    The context of this Unit Standard refers to aspects, practices and procedures involving the preparation of freight for transportation safely and economically.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard is appropriate because a narrow range of knowledge and cognitive skills is applied. The application of this Unit Standard is to qualify the person for entry into a career based certification. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare items for packing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working procedures and housekeeping practices are applied according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Items are categorized according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of categories include, but is not limited to:
  • Fragiles, valuables, dangerous, items requiring wrapping, items to be packed upright and perishables.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Items are allocated according to client requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The numbers of items that need to be packed are identified and any deviation from the operational instruction is communicated according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The quantity and type of packing material and packing tools required are identified and prepared in relation to the packing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    An inventory of items is compiled using organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Defects and damages are identified and recorded in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Pack items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items are wrapped and stacked in containers according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of containers includes, but is not limited to:
  • Carton boxes, wooden crates and plastic crates.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fragile, perishable and valuable goods are packed and labeled according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Dangerous goods are labeled and kept separately in accordance with organisational and industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    General goods are packed into the appropriate containers for transportation Purposes following organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of general goods includes, but is not limited to:
  • Items that do not fall into the category of fragile, perishable, valuable and dangerous goods.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Goods are condensed correctly in containers to ensure movement is prevented following organizational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Container is sealed correctly in terms of manufacturer's instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Wrap items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items are checked for defects before wrapping following organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defects are recorded on inventory and deviations are reported following organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate materials are utilized for wrapping in terms of the nature of the item. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Additional material is sourced and/or used, to provide extra reinforcement where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Maximum utilization of space is ensured to meet organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Label items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resources for labeling items are located according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Items are labeled in accordance with organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of labeling includes, but is not limited to:
  • Customer name, designation, content description and number of items.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation related to the prepared freight is completed according to organisational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Different types of packing materials and their usage.
  • Different types of packing tools and equipment and their usage.
  • Organisational standards on packing.
  • Organisational policy relating to inventory compilation and item labeling.
  • In-house and industry packing terminology.
  • Information to be included in the labeling of items.
  • Reporting methods.
  • Items regarded as dangerous. 

  • 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 preparing and packing items for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team in communicating with all role-players to label and pack items for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly while applying safety requirements throughout the packing process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in receiving, interpreting and conveying information required for wrapping and packing items for transportation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by demonstrating an understanding of packing and packaging materials and their disposal. 

    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 110077, "Prepare for freight transportation", Level 1, 4 credits.

    Notes to 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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  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. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    2. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    3. Basli Enterprises (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    5. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    6. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    7. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    8. Innovative Shared Services 
    9. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    10. Khula KL Development Services (Pty) Ltd 
    11. KLM Empowered Human Solution Specialists 
    12. KSV Marketing and business services Pty Ltd 
    13. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    14. Makwedeng Training 
    15. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    16. OSR Trading 
    17. Phemela Isago Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    19. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    20. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    21. SA Campus on the Go 
    22. Skills For Life 
    23. Staffing Logistics 
    24. Training Force 
    25. Wheelman S A 



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