1. Understand the principles of the freight handling business in South Africa

Apply basic business principles (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 8000 NQF Level 03 Credits 9 Purpose: A learner accredited with this standard will be able to understand and effectively apply basic business principles in order to improve productivity and efficiency of practice within the Freight Handling Environment. Unit standard range: The applied competence expressed in this standard will enable the learner to select and implement the most effective business solution/s to familiar problems within own operational environment, with partial responsibility for quality under limited guidance. Outcomes:

  1. Utilise machinery, equipment, materials and time.
  2. Identify and apply goals aligned to the work situation which reflect the organisational goals.
  3. Maintain and enhance organisational image and customer service (both internal and external).
  4. Identify and anticipate customer's requirements.
  5. Select and implement the most effective business solution.

Accommodate audience & context needs in oral/signed communication (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 119472 NQF Level 03 Credits  5 Purpose: Learners at this level are aware of their audiences and purposes for communication. They adapt their style and language register to the requirements of different situations. They are able to listen and speak/sign confidently in both formal and familiar settings. They can articulate their purposes and reasons for the adoption of a particular register and style in any situation. They can usually identify the assumptions and inferences implicit in what people say/sign and how they say/sign it. Unit standard range: The learner can engage in oral/signed interactions in a variety of formal and informal contexts in socio-cultural, learning and workplace situations. Outcomes:

  1. Interact successfully in oral/signed communication.
  2. Use strategies that capture and retain the interest of an audience.
  3. Identify and respond to manipulative use of language.

Convey dangerous goods by road (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 123259 NQF Level 03 Credits  4 Purpose: The purpose of learning is to ensure safe loading, conveying and off-loading of dangerous goods according to legal and organisational requirements. Credited learners can convey dangerous goods in accordance with legal, safety, manufacturer and other relevant requirements and handle incidents safely when they occur. Unit standard range: The learner should prove competence relevant for all nine class of substances. Outcomes:

  1. Comply with relevant legal documentation requirements.
  2. Apply safety and standard operating procedures during loading and off-loading in terms of SANS 10231.
  3. Apply safety procedures in the event of an incident.
  4. Comply with the requirements of SANS 10231 in terms of behaviour on route.

Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of local and international trade (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 117668 NQF Level 04 Credits  15 Purpose: A learner accredited with this standard will be able to utilise his understanding of local and international trade and the function of his/her specific organisation within the local and global trade arena to enhance organisational service levels to internal and external. Unit standard range: The scope of this Unit Standard is for any person working in the greater transport environment where knowledge and application of the nature and context of local and international trade in a general sense is required. The range includes innovative responses to concrete but sometimes unfamiliar problems across a number of organisations within the transport environment using basic analytical interpretation of information. (This standard is aimed at providing a foundational knowledge of local and international trade, regardless of whether the learner is in the freight handling, forwarding and clearing, ships brokering or any other sub-sector within the South Africa transport industry) Outcomes:

  1. Know the basics of supply and demand in the global market.
  2. Know the basics of absolute and comparative advantage and the need for International Trade
  3. Know the basic underpinning components of the value chain.
  4. Know and demonstrate an understanding of the basic philosophy of international trade agreements
  5. Know and demonstrate an understanding of the different modes of transport, and support services in international trade.
  6. Know and demonstrate a comprehension of the Southern African market context

Interpret and use information from texts (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 119457 NQF Level 03 Credits  5 Purpose: Learners at this level read and view a range of texts. People credited with this unit standard are able to read and view a variety of text types with understanding and to justify their views and responses by reference to detailed evidence from texts. They are also able to evaluate the effectiveness of different texts for different audiences and purposes by using a set of criteria for analysis. Unit standard range: A variety of written and/or signed/visual texts used in socio-cultural, learning and workplace contexts. Outcomes:

  1. Use a range of reading and/or viewing strategies to understand the literal meaning of specific texts.
  2. Use strategies for extracting implicit messages in texts.
  3. Respond to selected texts in a manner appropriate to the context.
  4. Explore and explain how language structures and features may influence a reader/viewer.

Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 119467 NQF Level 03 Credits  5 Purpose: The purpose of this unit standard is to facilitate learning and to ensure that learners are able to cope with learning in the context of learnerships, skills programmes, and other learning programmes. Many adult learners in the FET band have not been in a learning situation for a long time, and need learning and study strategies and skills to enable successful progression. Unit standard range: The complexity of the texts in the learning programme are appropriate to the levels of the learning programme, which will in turn influence the application of this unit standard. Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular outcomes or assessment criteria. Outcomes: 1. Access and use available learning resources. 2. Use learning strategies. 3. Manage occupational learning materials. 4. Conduct basic research and analyse and present findings. 5. Function in a team. 6. Reflect on how characteristics of the workplace and occupational context affect learning.

Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts (Preview)

Length: 600 minutesAuthor: ISS OnlineComplexity: Standard

US No. 119465 NQF Level 03 Credits  5 Purpose: Learners at this level write/present/sign texts with complex subject matter and a need for various levels of formality in language and construction. They select text type, subject matter and language to suit specific audiences, purposes and contexts. Writers/signers can use linguistic structures and features to influence readers/their audience. They draft, redraft and edit own writing/signing to meet the demands of a range of text-types. They use language appropriate to the socio-cultural, learning or workplace/technical environment as required. They explore presentation techniques as an alternative to writing/signing own texts. Unit standard range: Controls language patterns and structures and engages with context, purpose and audience. Outcomes:

  1. Write/sign for a specified audience and purpose.
  2. Use language structures & features to produce coherent & cohesive texts for a wide range of contexts.
  3. Draft own writing/signing and edit to improve clarity and correctness.

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