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

Facilitate the final release and delivery of goods imported by surface modes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11262  Facilitate the final release and delivery of goods imported by surface modes 
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
252426  Administer multimodal surface freight import clearances  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are, or who wish to be employed in the work of facilitating the final release and delivery of goods that have been imported by surface modes.

Individuals who are credited with this Unit Standard will be able to identify customer needs; execute procedures for the timeous local clearance and delivery / shipment of cargo imported and exported by surface. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FOR 10 Track and Trace International Cargo,
CUS 4 Perform Basic Customs and Carrier Release Procedures 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed in a structured work context with minimal supervision, which 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. Identify customers surface importing and exporting needs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Execute procedures for the timeous local clearance and delivery /shipment of cargo imported and exported by surface. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Operate within a network of external service providers and statutory bodies, such as Customs, port authorities and surface carriers. 


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. Source of documents - which party prepares them and / or where does the forwarder obtain them from.
2. The role of the shipment file.
! Documents to hold on file (originals or copies, stamped or unstamped)
! Order of documents
! Structure of file cover
! Information to note manually
! Relationship to computer tracking system
3. Responsibilities of the forwarder/clearing agent on imports.
4. The flow of documents through Customs.
! Batching process
! Official colour codes
! Customs counters (including permits and security) and pigeon holes
! Notification and release copies
! Stops
! State Warehouse
! Examinations


5. Flow of documents through Port authorities.
! Port revenue offices
! Payment of wharfage
! Container terminal orders, wharfage clearances, LDFO`s and Combined Export documents.
! Cargo damage reports
6. Flow of documents through Carriers - shipping lines, pranpage operators
! Submission and release of Bills of Lading
! Payment of freight
! DRO`s
7. Flow of documents through depots.
! Manifests
! Customs documents
! DRO`s
! Unpack reports
! State warehouse submissions
8. Road and Rail Imports
9. The purpose, role and interpretation of Customs, Port and Carrier documentation. (Carrier documentation to include : `arrival notification`; `non-negotiable waybill` and bank guarantee).
10. The interpretation and use of official stamps.
! Port revenue
! Original, copy not negotiable
! Export authorised
! Detained for Port Health
! Stopped
! Customs acceptance, registration and release stamps
11. The role and function of governmental departments from which authority to Import or Export must obtained e.g. State Vet.
12. Import and Export Control
13. Incoterms
14. Forwarding process / or the Exportation of goods by surface transport including Customs work, foreign exchange documents, carrier documents, port documents, relevant procedures etc 


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,
! Identify and apply the knowledge of Clearing Procedures (Surface Freight)in arriving at workable solutions within a freight forwarding operation. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
2. Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community,eg,
Appreciate that:
* since the Forwarding Industry 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 Forwarding companies demands high levels of teamwork 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,
! Apply a knowledge and comprehension of the principles, processes and procedures used in the clearing, release/ shipment of cargo imported and exported by surface in the in the freight forwarding and carrier environments.
! Collect, organise and analyse information received to arrive at rational decisions with regard to the Clearance and delivery of goods (Surface Freight). 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
5. Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation,eg,
! Identify from written material and verbal interaction the specific requirements and needs of the existing and potential clients, communicate the resulting outcome of each selection decision to the affected parties by written and oral persuasion 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

A composite statement of outcomes which expresses applied competence in the particular component of practice

Outcomes will be judged by whether the learner can:

1. Apply knowledge and understanding of the industry processes and procedures used in the securing of documents and administration of shipment files, and the initiating and monitoring of document flows.
2. Apply knowledge of the processes and procedures used in the tracing and tracking of cargo as well as carrier, port and Customs procedures in the expediting of cargo through the local transport chain.
3. Apply knowledge of Customs, carrier and port procedures and buyer`s obligations under INCOTERMS to verifying source documentation, payment of third party charges and invoicing instructions.
4. Identify key points of contact within the forwarding and clearing process. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 252426, which is "Administer multimodal surface freight import clearances", Level 3, 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 
Elective  57806   Further Education and Training Certificate: Exports  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2016-12-31  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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
2. Makwedeng Training 



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