Facilitate airfreight clearance and delivery Online Short Course

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Credits 5


This course is aimed at Import Controllers and People that are working in the Airfreight Industry or looking to work in the airfreight courier industry.

The person credited with this unit standard is able to understand the process to follow in the tracking and tracing of internationally traded consignments and how to lodge claims for lost, damaged or discrepant cargo. The learner will also be able to secure and analyse documents for clearing and delivery purposes and monitor the flow of the documentation to ensure its successful finalisation.

The qualifying learner is capable of:

  • Tracking and tracing airfreight imports.
  • Initiating and monitoring document flows.
  • Controlling airfreight import procedures.

Learners accessing this qualification will be assumed competent in:

  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.


  • Track and trace airfreight imports.
  • Systems are used to determine the whereabouts of internationally traded consignments.
  • International airfreight consignments are expedited using a track and trace system.
  • Misdirected cargo is recovered using a track and trace system.
  • Claims for lost consignments are initiated on the evidence of track and trace information.
  • Initiate and monitor document flows.
  • Documents are secured from carriers and importers for the purpose of initiating release procedures.
  • Documents and instructions are analysed for compliance with clearing and delivery requirements.
  • Clearance procedures are initiated in terms of organisational policies and procedures.
  • Control airfreight import procedures.
  • Documentation flow is monitored with a view to expediting clearance and release.
  • Clearance and release progress is monitored and recorded in order to communicate with affected parties.
  • Arrangements for final delivery are made with transport providers.
  • Shipments are invoiced according to organisational policies and procedures.
  • Claims are lodged in respect of lost, damaged or discrepant cargo in compliance with insurance requirements and carrier’s time bars.
  • Transaction records are created and maintained in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.


You may begin at anytime and the training should take approximately 8 weeks to complete on a part time basis.

Course Approval

This course forms part of the  Further Education and Training Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance , Unit Standard ID 59365 as an Elective component and contributes a total of 5 credits. TETA accredited and registered with SAQA.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered through the School of Shipping Learning website and allows you to study at your own pace. You may begin and register any time. A Subject Matter Expert and will provide you with academic support through the learning website and a Course Coordinator will also be available on email and telephone to provide you with administrative support.

Assessment and Award of the Certificate

You are not required to write any exams, assessments are completed online. You will need to achieve a mark of at least 60% for each assessment to receive the certification. Should you not gain competency on your first attempt one more resubmission will be allowed at no additional cost.

Entry Requirements

The only entry requirement for this course is a desire to learn and advance your career.

In order to do this course, you will need:

  • An email account
  • Access to a computer and the internet
  • Be able to open and read PDF documents
  • Read and write in the English language

This course is applicable to being delivered in house at your company premises, please contact us for a separate quotation.



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