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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare freight for storage 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252264  Prepare freight for storage 
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
110076  Prepare for freight storage  Level 1  NQF Level 01   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to the preparation of freight for storage, excluding bulk freight, within all modes of transportation. A learner accredited with this unit standard will be able to identify, determine, assess, record and store freight.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Unpacking containers.
  • Selecting/picking and sorting items.
  • Identifying the storage method related to the item type. 

  • 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 storage 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 
    Unpack containers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety procedures are adhered to in accordance with oragnisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Container and item sealing are checked for irregularities according to organisational operation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified shortages and damages are reported following organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The designated unpacking area is identified according to client's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Unpacking is adhered to according to client's special requirements and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A final delivery check is completed in relation to the inventory. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select/pick and sort items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items are selected/picked and sorted in accordance with pick specification and agreed time-frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Distance traveled between select/pick and sort locations is minimized in relation to the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The condition of the items are maintained throughout the selection/picking process according to organisational handling procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selected/picked items are recorded according to organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the storage method in relation to the item type. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of item types, include but is not limited to:
  • Nature of product (solid, liquid, and gas), value of items, size, weight, dangerous, perishable, edible, vulnerable and bond storage. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The method of storage is identified with regard to the type of items to be stored. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Storage is explained in relation to the relevant legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of relevant legislation includes, but is not limited to:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, South African Bureau of Standards Codes and Dangerous Goods Act.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of stacking items is explained with reference to protection of the items and personal safety in accordance with 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 
    Relevant aspects of the following:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • SABS codes.
  • Dangerous Goods Act.
  • Organisational policies and procedures that pertain to packing/stockpiling, handling, marking/labeling and securing of freight.
  • Compatibility of product type/categories and the type of decisions required concerning separation of non-compatible products.
  • Appropriate handling equipment, safety equipment and personal protective equipment in relation to the safe handling and securing of freight.
  • Methods of identifying freight.
  • Special storage and handling conditions required based on storage and handling characteristics of freight (e.g. inherent vice). 

  • 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 dealing with equipment failure and deviation from industry/organisational norms of container and items seals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as member of the team in communicating with all role-players and ensuring safe loading conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly in categorizing and organizing items as well as adhering to agreed timeframes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in determining and conveying client's requirements and instructions. 

    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 storage 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 110076, " Prepare for freight storage", Level 1, 2 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. AAH Skills and Development 
    2. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    3. Bev Short Training Consultants 
    4. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    5. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    6. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    7. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    8. Innovative Shared Services 
    9. KDS Centre for Skills Development and Training Pty Ltd 
    10. KSV Marketing and business services Pty Ltd 
    11. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    12. Makwedeng Training 
    13. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    14. OSR Trading 
    15. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    17. RCH Investments (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Staffing Logistics 



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