What is covered when studying Freight Logistics?
National Diploma: Freight Logistics
Full time: Accredited by TETA, SAQA ID 58473 NQF 05
National Diploma in Freight Handling Logistics NQF05 244 credits
Part time (24 months) suitable for learners with work experience within the Transport Industry
National Diploma in Freight Handling Logistics NQF 05 118credits
SKILLS PROGRAMME – Part time (10 months) suitable for learners with 5 or more years of
experience in other industries
National Diploma in Freight Handling Logistics NQF 05 244 credits
WORKPLACE INTEGRATED LEARNING is compulsory - Part time (24 months) suitable for
learners that have completed NQF04 Shipping Practice and are unemployed currently
* Terms and Conditions apply for option 3.
Purpose of the qualification
Freight Handling Logistics is the movement and supply of goods through the manufacturing process to the delivery of finished products and their disposal. It also includes the routing of freight using all transport modes and activities like warehousing. This qualification establishes fundamental knowledge and skills in Freight Handling Logistics provides the necessary competencies for those new to the field, and to others experienced in freight logistics. Learners completing this qualification should be able to work as managers in the Freight Handling Logistics environment.
The qualification means learners have access to employment opportunities within the
Freight Handling Logistics environment. Learners will be able to take responsibility for planning, handling, storage and transportation of goods nationally and internationally. The benefit for organisations and the community is optimisation of their freight logistical processes. Government is also committed to improving the public service by supporting the transformation of the freight logistics environment.
The purpose of this qualification is to ensure the implementation of freight handling and
logistics operations to meet and exceed customer needs in compliance with legislative
requirements and international codes and practices. A learner obtaining this qualification
will be able to: Ensure the availability of resources and competitive infrastructure within the
freight handling logistics environment. Handle, store, control and review resources. Comply with legislative requirements and international codes and practices for freight handling logistics. Analyse and apply the concepts of supply chain within the freight logistics environment.
• Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. Communication at NQF Level 4.
• Computer Literacy at NQF Level 4.
• Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior
learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The
learner will be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance
should be provided.