Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Level 4 – SAQA ID 59298

Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Level 4 – SAQA ID 59298

Minimum credits required for certification 135
DG Funding 150


Learners who successfully complete this Qualification will be able to:

  • Communicate verbally and in writing using a variety of formats and use the basics of mathematics.
  • Supervise a freight forwarding and customs compliance function.
  • Solve operational problems within the freight forwarding and customs compliance environment.
  • Carry out freight forwarding operations in customs compliance with client requirements and legislation.

Fundamental Component - compulsory (56 credits)

The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits. 

It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.


All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory – 56 Credits

Core Component – compulsory (55 credits):

The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 55 credits all of which are compulsory.

Choose ONLY ONE of the following FOUR elective specializations

The Elective Component consists of a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialization area and must choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of 24 credits from the Unit standards listed under that specialization so as to attain a minimum of 135 credits.


A School of Shipping CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, together with a Statement of results of the KNOWLEDGE COMPONENT ONLY will be issued after this course, should you wish to achieve the credits on the NRLD and receive a TETA accredited National Certificate Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Level 4, a logbook needs to completed after each unit standard with a practical component of approx. 30-40 hours per unit standard, and will only be issued after moderation by the required body – TETA. You would be required to be already working in the industry or related industry or shadowing in the industry to achieve the practical component.

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Admission requirements

  • Communication at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF 3
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

Learning Methodology

  • eLearning with a Subject Matter Expert online tutor

Anyone of these unit standards may also be selected to complete as a single freestanding course.

Go to our Online Courses page to make your selection.