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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse the logistics alternatives 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242876  Analyse the logistics alternatives 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons working in the International trade environment. The learner is able to analyse the logistics alternatives and select carriers.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Decide on choice of packing based on considerations of destination, mode, mass, volume and physical properties.
  • Conduct a logistical cost analysis.
  • Decide on a choice of mode based on considerations of delivery requirements, costs and cargo characteristics.
  • Select carriers based on service considerations, air and sea carrier schedules.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner to increasing levels of efficiency and effectiveness in the International trade environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field as well as within other fields. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the International Trade environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Computer Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is intended for learners who are engaged in international trade activities and who are required to analyse the logistics alternatives and select carriers. The learner who has acquired this unit standard is required to work under minimum supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Decide on choice of packing, marking and labelling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Customer delivery requirements are identified based on considerations of destination, mode, mass, volume and physical properties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The statutory packing, marking and labelling requirements are identified and complied with the relevant codes of practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    IMO, ICAO, NdoT, SANS/SABS, ISO Codes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The packing, marking and labelling requirements are identified in terms of destination, mode, mass, volume and physical properties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct a logistical cost analysis and select a choice of mode. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The buyer's Incoterm requirements are determined according to different transactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Alternative modes of transport are identified for each specific transaction according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The costs of alternative modes are calculated as it relates to the different transactions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A choice of mode is selected based on delivery requirements, Incoterms and cargo characteristics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select service provider based on service considerations and carrier schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Service providers are identified in terms of delivery requirements and modal choice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Freight forwarders and road, rail, air, sea carriers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Service levels are selected and agreed to between seller and buyer in terms of delivery requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and/or be a subject matter expert in this learning area and have at least three (3) years experience in the skills specific area.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification.
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the relevant ETQA.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Direct observation in simulated, controlled and actual work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Calculations of freight tonnage, harbour tonnage, and airfreight chargeable weight.
  • Interpretation of carrier schedules in terms of calculation of total cargo transit times.
  • Carrier types (aircraft types, ULD types, vessel types, rail wagon types & container types).
  • Shipping and airfreight services (e.g. charter, liner, conference, non conference, air charter and scheduled, groupage, airfreight consolidations).
  • Basic transhipment and overborder processes and procedures.
  • The function of Customs, other statutory bodies, Port and Airport authorities in international transport chains.
  • Statutory and protection requirements for packing, labelling and marking of cargo.
  • Door-to-door international transport infrastructure capabilities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related when analysing the logistics alternatives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence when analysing the logistics alternatives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when analysing the logistics alternatives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when analysing the logistics alternatives. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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.
     
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