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NQF 03

It is estimated that logistic costs, as a whole, constitute approximately 14% of the cost of goods in South Africa, which is at least 50% above the global norm. A large proportion of this spend is attributed to inefficiencies as a result of a lack of competency. In order to become competitive, South Africa needs to be more efficient in delivery of its goods ensuring that goods are always delivered on time and to the correct location. In order to achieve this, a world class supply chain is required to be established and maintained. Competent supply chain management practitioners, with properly trained support staff are required for this purpose. The following core and elective unit standards are addressed in this qualification:


  • Freight logistic principles
  • Maintaining occupational health and safety
  • Manage self-development
  • Customer satisfaction and competitive practice
  • Business principles
  • HIV/AIDS protocol in the workplace
  • Manage administration records
  • Processing and controlling freight documentation
  • Care of freight handling machinery
  • Math’s literacy
  • Communications
  • Operate personal computer-Microsoft word and excel


  • Allocating freight for packing and grouping
  • Packing, handling and securing freight
  • Controlling and locating stock
  • Receiving and dispatching freight
  • Fork Lift – Licensing (2.5t – 3.5t category)
  • Enrolment Criteria
  • Matric certificate
  • Math / math Literacy – pass NQF 02
  • Communications – pass NQF 02
  • Business Economics, Economics and Accounting – (an advantage)