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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Determine the competitive potential export cost build up 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242898  Determine the competitive potential export cost build up 
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 especially within exports. The learner is able to determine the competitive potential export cost build up relating to the export market.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Differentiate between direct and indirect export costs and fixed and variable costs.
  • List the delivery related costs to be met by exporter and importer respectively under each Incoterm.
  • Specify all the non-delivery related costs likely to be for the exporter's account given specific transaction details.
  • Develop an export costing sheet for different types of consignment and modes of transport.
  • Calculate the total cost of an export consignment given a particular Incoterm, transaction details and relevant export assistance facilities.
  • Devise a competitive export pricing strategy.

    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:
  • Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 3.
  • Unit Standard: Perform the processes and procedures required for the administration of export transactions, NLRD 11387.
  • Unit Standard: Apply a knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of international trade in a Freight Forwarding Environment, NLRD 11246. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is intended for learners who are engaged in international trade activities and who are required to produce export cost estimates. The learner who has acquired this unit standard is required to work under minimum supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify direct and indirect export costs and fixed and variable costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All market export costs are identified and explained according to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Direct and indirect export costs are explained and differentiated according to GAAP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fixed and variable export costs are explained according to GAAP. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    List the delivery related costs to be met by exporter and importer respectively under each Incoterm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of transfer of cost from seller to buyer is explained in terms of the Incoterms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The delivery related costs in different transactions are identified as they relate to exporting and importing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The split between the delivery costs for the seller and the buyer are shown according to each of the Incoterms for a series of different transactions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Develop an export costing sheet for different types of consignment and modes of transport. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use and importance of accurate export costing is explained as it relates to the company's export strategy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of the export costing is explained according to the company for decision-making process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The export costing sheet is developed and approved according to the company's format, policies and procedures as it relates to GAAP and the Incoterms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Calculate the total cost of an export consignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant estimates and quotations to carry out the costing are obtained from third party providers according to particular Incoterms, transaction details and export assistance facilities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Providers include but is not limited to transport providers, forwarding agents, insurance providers, financial institutions, port/airport authorities, customs brokers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The estimate and quotation information is used to calculate the cost of delivering each transaction in terms of the Incoterms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Exchange rates relevant to each transaction are correctly applied to convert the cost information to a common currency as it relates to a particular Incoterm, transaction details and relevant export assistance facilities. 


    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).

    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 
  • The differences between direct and indirect, fixed and variable costs.
  • The cost components of an export consignment.
  • The allocation of delivery related costs under each of the International Chamber of Commerce's 13 Incoterms 2000.
  • The export costing sheet.
  • The calculation of total export cost given different terms of delivery (Incoterms) and individual costs incurred in different national currencies. 

  • 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 to the determination of the competitive potential export cost build up relating to the export market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in achieving competence in determining the competitive potential export cost build up relating to the export market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information in determining the competitive potential export cost build up relating to the export market. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when determining the competitive potential export cost build up relating to the export market. 

    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 
    Elective  96401   National Certificate: Export Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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