Freight Handling Level 3 – SAQA ID 57831

Freight Handling Level 3 – SAQA ID 57831

Minimum credits required for certification 128
DG funding 150


The safe handling of freight is dependent upon the applicable people complying with the relevant procedures and applying the necessary skills to their handling. This Qualification, therefore, is aimed at providing learners in the Freight sector with:

  • An integrated practical and theoretical grounding in Freight Handling.
  • The ability to work more effectively with others.
  • The skills necessary to maintain and enhance the level of service and quality of service expected by customers.
  • An awareness and understanding of key business principles that lead to transformation, transferability, economic growth and social development in the freight handling industry.

The key areas of specialisation identified within the Freight Handling Industry are as follows:

  • Warehousing and Distribution.
  •  Port Operations.
  • Stevedoring.
  • Courier Operations.
  • Bulk Handling.
  • Airfreight.
  • Forwarding and Clearing.

People involved in freight handling play a key role in the movement of goods since they represent the physical link that ensures that the freight is efficiently and safely handled. This Qualification reflects workplace-based needs in the wider Freight Handling Industry, both now and for the future.


By the end of this programme, the learners will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of the freight handling business in South Africa.
  • Understand the composition of the supply chain in the transport industry.
  • Understand legislated and company-required health, safety, environmental and security practices.
  • Act responsibly when handling freight.


1 Year


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 Handling Level 3, 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 2 or equivalent
  • Numeracy at NQF 2 or equivalent


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.

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