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TETA | National Certificate: Customs Clearance: Generic  (NQF3)

TETA | National Certificate: Customs Clearance: Generic (NQF3)


This Qualification is to provide learners with the conceptual framework and the skills necessary to perform routine functions within the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance environment. This Qualification is intended to equip learners to operate cross-functionally within the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance environment of the international logistics industry. 

Qualifying learners will be able to pursue further development and Qualifications in such specialist as the international logistics and supply chain management. 

Learners who successfully complete this Qualification will be able to: 

  • Apply the competencies of numeracy and literacy to everyday work related situations.
  • Adhere to the required processes and procedures related to the import and export of internationally traded goods.
  • Use geographic and logistics concepts to carry out routine import and export policies and procedures. 

    This Qualification aims to assist people entering a career in the freight forwarding and customs compliance field and those already working in it maintain and improve their competencies in fulfilling and anticipating the needs of their clients and customers. It will create the opportunity: 
  • For a career path.
  • To provide process and service standards.
  • To improve productivity.
  • To improve service delivery. 

    Aims and Objectives

    It has been estimated that logistics costs as a whole constitute at least 14% of the cost of goods in South Africa, which is at least 50% above the global norm. A large proportion of this overspend is attributed to inefficiencies caused by lack of competence. In order to become world competitive South Africa Limited needs to deliver its goods on time at the right place and at an acceptable cost. To do this requires the establishment and maintenance of world class supply chains. Competent international logistics and supply chain management practitioners and support staff are required for this purpose. 


    In addition, the rebates and levies for Skills Development is applicable and companies will benefit from reimbursement levies and rebates that will fund the training.


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    This is a Qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of freight forwarding and Customs compliance. This Qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to perform in a competent manner in this industry. 



    On achieving this qualification, the learner will be able to:

    • Gather and report information
    • Plan, monitor and control and information system
    • Maintain booking systems
    • Participate in meetings and process documents and communications related thereto
    • Utilise technology to produce information
    • Plan and conduct basic research in an office environment
    • Coordinate meetings, minor events and travel arrangements
    • Set personal goals
    • Function in a team and overall business environment
    • Demonstrate an understanding of employment relations

    The contents of some of the unit standards are such that learners will be required to demonstrate competence through the practical application of a variety of techniques in a real or simulated work environment. 

    Learners accessing this qualification are assumed to be competent in:

    • Communication at NQF level 2
    • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2
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