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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Freight Forwarding 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22443  National Certificate: Freight Forwarding 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Procurement 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  136  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2005-09-13  2007-11-28 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-11-28   2011-11-28  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
59298  Further Education and Training Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  135   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The qualification is designed to provide learners with the conceptual framework and skills to perform routine and non-routine functions in the Freight Forwarding industry and to supervise the performance of functions carried out by other employees. The qualification should give the learner the ability to combine and integrate competencies and to apply them in the Freight Forwarding environment.

This qualification is intended to equip learners to manage cross-functionally within the Freight Forwarding environment.

There are many industry specific procedures, which are laid down by regulation, which have to be performed by employees and this qualification will equip them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out such functions.

The qualification is also aimed at enhancing the learner`s ability to interact positively with customers and to solve problems they come across in the workplace.

Rationale for the Qualification:

This qualification is one in the learning pathway in the Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding industry which starts with the National Certificate in International Trade: NQF Level 2 and ends, at the present time, with the National Diploma in Freight Forwarding: NQF Level 5. It follows on from the National Certificate in Freight Forwarding: NQF Level 3 and is designed for existing employees in the industry who have completed the Level 3 qualification or who hold qualifications either from the formal school sector or other related industries at NQF Level 3. It is also aimed at new entrants to the industry who wish to become knowledgeable and skilled workers in the Freight Forwarding industry.

The qualification is designed to accommodate those workers who are employed in the Customs Clearing field and who wish to transfer across to the Freight Forwarding field as well as those already in the Freight Forwarding field.

This qualification is also aimed at providing learners, particularly formerly disadvantaged learners, with an FET exit level qualification. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner will be competent in:
  • Oral and Written Communication Skills at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Computer Literacy Skills at NQF Level 3
  • The Unit Standard entitled: "Apply a Knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles" or an equivalent.

    Each Unit Standard which goes to make up the qualification has clearly stated learning which is assumed to be in place for the learner to be able to do the Standard. Any learner who does not meet the requirement for learning assumed to be in place for any of the Unit Standards will need to do so through prior learning before commencing with the Unit Standard.

    Learners who are in possession of the NQF Level 3 Certificate in Freight Forwarding would possess all the leaning assumed to be in place as indicated for the individual Unit Standards.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning. The learner can provide evidence of prior learning through assessment of tasks carried out at work, through the presentation of a portfolio of work previously done, through a statement by a supervisor of work carried out, through a testimonial and by the completion of another qualification which contains Unit Standards or aspects of the content of the contents of this qualification. The prior learning can consist of formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental:
    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental section are compulsory. A total of 59 credits.

    Core:
    All Unit Standards in the Core section are compulsory. A total of 67 credits.

    Elective:
    Unit Standards with a total weighting of 41 credits have been developed for this component. The learner is required to select Unit Standards totalling 10 credits at or above NQF Level 4, complying with the rules of combination. Other electives may be added to this list in the future.
    Learners must select:
    EITHER
  • Title: Pack, Mark, Document and Handle Export Airfreight General non-Hazardous Cargo No 11396
    OR
  • Title: Pack, Mark, Document and Handle Export General non- Hazardous Cargo (Surface) No 11397

    The selection will be determined by the elective chosen in the National Certificate in Freight Forwarding: NQF Level 3 as follows:
    If the learner completed:
  • No 11396, then no 11397 must be selected
  • No 11397, then No 11396 must be selected.

    If the learner has not completed the Level 3 Qualification then both Unit Standards must be chosen. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The outcomes are specified in terms of a combination of Specific Outcomes and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes as detailed for each individual Unit Standard.

    On completion of this qualification, the learner will be able to display knowledge and understanding of and apply:
  • Clearing Procedures (Surface)
  • Clearing Procedures (Air)
  • Groupage Operations (Surface Imports)
  • Forwarding Invoicing/Estimating
  • Insurance of Goods in Transit
  • Client Profitability Analyses
  • Quality Assurance Systems
  • Basic Accounting Practices
  • Intermediate Level Databases

    The learner will also be able to:
  • Manage Workplace Relations
  • Identify and Solve Problems in the workplace
  • Develop Self within the Job Role
  • Display Cultural Awareness in Dealing with Customers and Colleagues
  • Interact orally and in writing in the workplace
  • Prepare written communications
  • Deal effectively with Customers
  • Collate, understand and communicate workplace data. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The assessment criteria of the qualification are embodied in the Unit Standards. The depth of technical expertise that will be assessed across the various contexts are clearly articulated in the relevant Specific Outcomes, Assessment Criteria and Range Statements within these Unit Standards.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment of the qualification should provide an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards to achieve competence that is grounded in industry practice and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification.

    Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, and the quality of thinking and understanding that underpins it. Integrated assessment should be applied to both formative and summative assessment although the weighting given to application and understanding of theory may be greater in formative assessment activities.

    Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that forms the basis for their demonstrated performance. In other words, learners must provide an interpretation of their actions. This is especially important with regard to this qualification considering that part of its purpose is to provide a foundation for the learner who is entering or has just entered the industry. In the case of current employees seeking recognition of prior learning or employees who have been a short while in the industry, assessors must be particularly vigilant to ensure that justification and explanation for actions are provided. This is to prevent routine or repetitive types of behaviour being mistaken for demonstration of competence.

    An integrated mix of task-orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used with the ultimate focus being on the assessment of applied competence.

    In particular when assessing the applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification, assessors must assess the ability of the learner to:

    1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking, have been made
    2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community
    3. Organise and manage his/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively
    4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
    5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation.

    Specific examples of demonstration of the above Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are described in each Unit Standard. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The South African Association of Freight Forwarders is a founder member of FIATA (The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) which in turn represents the industry in over 150 countries. The National Diploma in Freight Forwarding: NQF Level 5 has been granted registration with FIATA and is regarded as equivalent to the International FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding. The International Diploma has subsequently been amended by FIATA to include some of the Unit Standards that go to make up the South African National Diploma in Freight Forwarding NQ Level 5. This qualification must be seen as part of the Freight Forwarding learning pathway that culminates, at present in the Level 5 diploma.

    The German Apprenticeship System for Freight Forwarders operates similarly to the South African learnership system. Representatives of CATS (Commercial Advancement Training Scheme), which is a joint creation of the Southern African and German Chambers of Commerce and Industry, have agreed that the scope, content (Unit Standards), assessment criteria and degree of difficulty of this qualification can be benchmarked against training programmes used in the industry in Germany, although direct equivalence with a specific German qualification is not possible. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Learners who complete this qualification will have access to the following qualifications:
  • National Certificate in Customs Clearing: NQF Level 4
  • National Diploma in Freight Forwarding: NQF Level 5.

    Competence in individual Unit Standards will be retained by the learner who exits the qualification before completion and can be used for RPL purposes for other qualifications in the field. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification can be internally assessed by the provider and moderated by a moderator registered by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. Moderation shall comply with SAQA requirements. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors of this qualification will hold a qualification in the field that is at least one level above that of this qualification, or possess the technical expertise to achieve such a qualification. The assessor will be registered with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 59298, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance", Level 4, 135 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  11253  Administer foreign exchange receipt and payment systems in an international trading company  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11257  Analyse and report on client profitability  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11260  Apply Groupage processes and procedures to cargo imported by surface  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  11259  Arrange and Administer Insurance of Goods in Transit  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Core  11254  Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the functional interrelationships in International Trade  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11261  Facilitate the final release and delivery of goods imported and exported by Airfreight  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11262  Facilitate the final release and delivery of goods imported by surface modes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11258  Generate shipment costings, invoices, credit notes and estimates  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11255  Implement and Manage Quality Assurance Systems in a Freight Forwarding environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11256  Perform International Purchasing Functions  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8558  Collate, understand and communicate workplace data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7784  Communicate in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7821  Develop self within the job role  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7791  Display cultural awareness in dealing with customers and colleagues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8556  Interact orally and in writing in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7822  Prepare written communications  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7789  Provide Customer Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11246  Apply a knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of international trade in a Freight Forwarding Environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  11396  Pack, mark, document and handle export airfreight General Non-Hazardous Cargo  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  11397  Pack, mark, document and handle Export General Non-Hazardous Cargo (Surface)  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  11263  Apply Breakbulk Operations processes and procedures to cargo imported by airfreight  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11473  Manage individual and team performance  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11387  Perform the processes and procedures required for the administration of export transactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11244  Perform the processes and procedures required for the administration of import transactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13997  Recognise and understand basic ship design/type in relation to cargo handling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  14000  Understand, interpret and apply ship stowage plan  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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. Makwedeng Training 



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