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

Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the functional interrelationships in International Trade 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11254  Demonstrate an integrated understanding of the functional interrelationships in International Trade 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Mngt 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Procurement 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-09-13  2007-11-28  SAQA 0160/05 
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 unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
252257  Apply international trade systems, policies and procedures  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for the individual who has recently been appointed to, or is contemplating employment in, a function that includes international buying and the international movement of goods as a core performance area.

Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to use their comprehension to effectively communicate with, and relate to the integral functions through which the objectives of international trade are achieved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF 4 for Numeracy and Literacy
INTRO 1 Apply a knowledge of Basic Geographic Principles
INTRO 6 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of elementary Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems
INTRO 7 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of advanced Freight Forwarding Procedures, Processes and Systems
INTL 1 Perform International Purchasing Functions 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed in a structured work context with minimal supervision, that allows for learners to operate under self-direction and take full responsibility for all expected outcomes.

Learners are expected to have access to the relevant regulations, guidelines etc?Learners, in performing the specific outcomes at the level expressed in this unit standard, are expected to generate a range of responses, a limited number of which are innovative, to well defined but often previously unencountered problems. Performance must be guided at all times by organisational processes, policies, procedures and systems, and accepted industry practice. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
The learner must demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options, make decisions about and evidence performance around each of the specific outcomes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Integrate and apply an understanding of the ways in which the various functions within the organisation's international trading activity interrelate to achieve the organisation's objectives. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Apply the policies and procedures of the organisation in carrying out routine functions related to international trade activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Use the policies and procedures of the company as a basis for developing procedures for the handling of individual international trade transactions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Communicate routine information internally and externally for the purpose of facilitating international trade activities. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
3. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE:The learners can understand, explain and apply:

1. The concept of comparative advantage in international trade
2. The prime activities of :
  • Sales/ Marketing
  • Warehousing/ Distribution/ Logistics,
  • Production, /
  • Purchasing/ Shipping/ Customs/ Freight Forwarding
  • Legal,
  • Banking/ Forex/ Treasury,
  • Quality Assurance,
  • Insurance,
    and the data flows required for an effective international trading operation.
  • Effective interfunctional communication
  • Company policies and guidelines related to international trade
  • The different forms of organisation 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    1. Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical thinking have been made, eg.
    ! Apply the policies and procedures of the organisation in solving problems related to the carrying out of routine functions related to international trade activities 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community,eg,
    Appreciate that:
    * since importing and exporting is practised in an international environment at the micro, meso and macro levels it operates in systems which are reliant on others and which address the processing of data,
    * the processing systems approach as well as the productivity orientation of companies involved in international buying and selling demands high levels of teamwork, communication and the understanding, reaction and maintenance of team coherence and co- operation,
    * the level of competency is largely dependent on the individual`s ability and capacity to operate effectively with peers, supervisors, internal and external customers 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    3. Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively,eg,
    ! Prioritise and blend daily activities in such a way as to enable the working process to run effectively and efficiently. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    4. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information,eg,
    ! Integrate and apply an understanding of the ways in which the various functions within the organisation`s international trading activity interrelate to achieve the organisation`s objectives 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation,eg,
    ! Communicate routine information internally and externally for the purpose of facilitating international trade activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERIAA composite statement of outcomes which expresses applied competence in the particular component of practice

    Outcomes will be judged by whether the learner can:

    1. Explain the differences between the roles played by the international buyer and seller and local buyers and sellers.
    2. Explain the essential functions of :
    Sales/ Marketing,
    Warehousing/ Distribution/ Logistics,
    Production, /Purchasing/ Shipping/ Customs/ Freight Forwarding,
    Legal,
    Banking/ Forex/ Treasury,
    Quality Assurance,
    Insurance,
    and the interrelationships between them.
    3. Apply internal policies and procedures to the international trade function 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252257, which is "Apply international trade systems, policies and procedures", Level 4, 5 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22443   National Certificate: Freight Forwarding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-11-28  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Makwedeng Training 



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