This learnership qualification is developed with the aim to provide learners with a conceptual framework and skills necessary to perform routine functions within the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance environment.  It is intended to equip learners to operate cross-functionally within the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance environment of the International Logistics industry. The learnership is the entry-level qualification required for the international FIATA Diploma.

The learnership offers school leavers an opportunity to embark on the first stage of a career in Freight Forwarding and prepares them through focused work integrated learning activities for an entry level position.

Learning outcomes

  • To equip the individual with skills required for the safe handling of freight and adhering to customs Compliance regulations
  • Outline the legal environment of a selected industry
  • Apply geographic principles in mapping a trade route
  • Describe and apply the regulations and documentary requirements which govern international trade
  • Apply basic invoicing and accounting principles
  • Describe and apply the Customs and Excise Act
  • Explain the administration of a freight forwarding and clearing operations
  • Perform processes and procedures required for the administration of import and export transactions
  • Comply with procedures in respect of lost, discrepant and damaged cargo
  • Generate invoices, credit notes and landed costings

Target Group

  • Top achieving Grade 12 learners who are well-spoken and professional with above average marks in Mathematics, English and Geography
  • Employees: selected stand-alone modules; skills programmes (pre- assessment and selection applies)

Learning Delivery Method
Blended learning: classroom, experiential and self-learning

Unit Standard Alignment
SAQA ID:         59365                          NQF Level: 3                            Credits: 138
US Title:           National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance (Advanced Learnership elective)

Formative and summative/Portfolio of Evidence

12 months (Full learnership qualification)
Stand-alone modules/skills programmes: varied