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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:
|Occupational Certificate: Freight Handler
|SAQA QUAL ID
|Occupational Certificate: Freight Handler
|Development Quality Partner-TETA
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
|QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations
|OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework
|Field 11 - Services
|Transport, Operations and Logistics
|PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL
|NQF Level 03
|SAQA DECISION NUMBER
|REGISTRATION START DATE
|REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT
|LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate successfully as a Freight Handler within the transport sector. A freight handler receives, allocates, stores, picks, reconciles and dispatches freight through a storage facility. A qualified learner will be able to:
This qualification reflects workplace-based needs in the wider Freight Handling Industry, both now and in the future. Freight Handling is diverse in nature, therefore a fairly wide range of competencies are required by employees. The qualification aims to provide the foundational and initial skills required for an individual in the industry to handle freight successfully; be an effective team member; and to undertake those tasks required to contribute to the effective processing of freight.
The Occupational Certificate in Freight Handling provides a learning opportunity for learners who wish to pursue and advance a career in the movement of goods and ensure that freight is handled safely and in an efficient way. The qualification prepares learners for employment opportunities within the broader freight transport industry, which includes a variety of settings, such as, warehouses, factories, ports, rail and airports. Knowledge obtained will be useful within various goods handling environments. This qualification offer learners an opportunity to further their studies in a variety of specialist areas within the transport sector. Areas of specialisation include the following:
On-the-job experience can progressively lead to positions of more responsibility in the safe handling of goods and freight.
This qualification will serve to promote safe and successful transportation of dangerous goods by multi-modes of transport (sea, road, air and rail) and aims to promote professionalism, work ethics and good governance within learners.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.
RPL for access to the Qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
Learners are required to have an NQF Level 2 qualification in order to be considered for admission.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?
|This qualification consists of compulsory modules at NQF Level 3 and 4, totalling 122 Credits made up of knowledge, practical skill, and work experience modules.
Knowledge Modules at NQF Level 3 totalling 36 Credits:
Practical Skill Modules at NQF Level 3 and 4, totalling 26 Credits:
Work Experience Modules at NQF Level 3 and 4, totalling 60 Credits:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES
|1. Demonstrates receiving of freight.
2. Demonstrates allocation of freight for storage and control of stock.
3. Prepares and ensures the picking of freight for loading/off-loading processes according to specified procedures.
4. Reconciles and dispatches freight according to the legislation.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Integrated Formative Assessment:
The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide the learners on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.
Integrated Summative Assessment:
An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the QCTO Assessment Quality Partner, is required for the issuing of this Qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria.
The external integrated summative assessment will be conducted through a combination of a written assessment and practical task at a registered trade test centre. The written examination will be concluded at the registered assessment centre and marked by registered assessors. Practical tasks will also be assessed by registered assessors. The combination of the written and practical assessment will be conducted over a period of one working day. During both the theoretical and practical assessments, the learner must demonstrate knowledge and understanding of receiving, allocating, storage, picking, reconciling and dispatching of freight.
|The Freight Handling industry has globally recognised legislation, best practices, standards and training. Comparison for this qualification has been done to ensure that best practise and internationally agreed standards are met accordingly.
Irish International Freight Association:
The Irish International Freight Association in the United Kingdom specialises in freight handling and forwarding. They assist in deciding the best modes and methods for moving specific goods according to a specific requirement, on a worldwide scale. They also give advice regarding appropriate methods to physically transport the goods (via land, sea or air) and also provide specialist support regarding consolidation, storage, handling, packing, and distribution in different cargo types. They also provide training which covers the following:
This qualification compares favourably with the training programme offered by the Irish International Freight Association. Areas regarding management of freight are similar and they are all covered and they are managed within and in accordance with internationally agreed standards.
|This qualification enables both horizontal and vertical articulation.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:
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