Clearing and Forwarding Agent Level 5

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Clearing and Forwarding Agent Level 5

Part Time Duration: 10 months NQF Level: 05 120 Credits SAQA I.D: 96368

Overview of course:

The Forwarding and Clearing Industry serves as an input to nearly every industry in the national and international economy and utilizes all modes of transport involved in the carriage of goods, cargo, and freight, be it by ocean, air, rail, or road. The industry is also a service provider of warehouses, transit sheds and the associated management of shipment tracking, costing, and accounting data. The transport sector, including the Forwarding and Clearing Industry, comprises a substantial proportion of South Africa's national carbon footprint, and is therefore the ideal environment to maximize the impact of practical, new, green logistics approaches and technologies.

Logistics is a major component of the supply chain and contributes substantially to the costs of the goods in South Africa and is above the international norm. A large proportion of this overspend could be attributed to inefficiencies and lack of competence. To compete globally, South Africa needs to achieve just-in-time delivery as an essential requirement of its cost efficiency. This requires the maintenance of world-class supply chains, competence, and skills. The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Clearing and Forwarding Agent. All learners will be exposed to the CargoWise Software System as part of the programme.

A Clearing and Forwarding Agent carries out customs clearing procedures and ensures that insurance, export/import licenses, and other formalities are to facilitate the movement of cargo internationally and locally and ensures compliance with current legislation. A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Forward cargo within the local and international logistics environment.
  • Observe compliance with statutory requirements within the local and international logistics environment.
  • Conduct warehousing operations within the local and international logistics environment.
  • Assist with distribution of cargo within the local and international logistics environment.

Admission criteria:

Prior NQF Level 4 qualification OR currently employed within the transport or allied industries.

**RPL Option: Terms and conditions apply.