Certificates of Origin (COO)- Online Short Course
Certify certificates of origin and other commercial documents NQF4 – Unit standard 252248
The objective of this unit standard is to empower the person that has completed it successfully to apply knowledge and understanding of the criteria, rules and regulations pertaining to Certificates of Origin to certify and record Certificates of Origin and other documentary evidence of origin and deal with any queries relating to such documents.
After completion of the revised Unit Standard, the delegate will be able to:
- Explain the reasons for the certification of Certificates of Origin and other documentary evidence of origin;
- Scrutinise source documentation (supporting documentation);
- Complete and certify certificates of origin and other documentary evidence of origin in conformity with the regulations, processes and procedures of
- Customs and competent authorities or bodies empowered to issue or certify documentary evidence of origin;
- Create and maintain records in conformity with the minimum requirements of Customs and competent authorities or bodies empowered to issue or certify documentary evidence of origin; and
- Deal with queries relating to the certification of Certificates of Origin and other documentary evidence of origin.
It should be noted that the requirements for certificates of origin and other documentary evidence of origin differ from free (preferential) trade agreement to free (preferential) trade agreement. It will however be very difficult if not impossible to understand the rules of origin and customs certification requirements of specific free trade agreements without the knowledge acquired in this unit standard.
Chapters 8 and 9 of the Customs Duty Act, 2014 (Act No 30 of 2014) and the Rules thereto (currently “Draft” Rules to Chapters 8 and 9 of the Customs Duty Act, inter alia, provides for (a) Documentary evidence of origin for goods of South African origin exported from Republic as well as (b) Documentary evidence of origin for goods imported into Republic.
On succesful completion you will be issued with a Certificate of Completion with 7 credits. These credits will be uploaded to TETA/SAQA as it forms part of the national certificate in Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance.
This course is self-paced. Yyou may begin at any time and should take approximately 12 weeks to complete on a part time basis.
This course contributes a total of 7 credits towards the National Certificate: Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance, SAQA Qualification ID: 59365 and is Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) accredited.
This Certificates of Origin online short course is delivered through the School of Shipping Online Learning website. A Subject Matter Expert will provide you with academic support through the learning website. A Course Coordinator will also be available on email/telephone to provide you with administrative support.
Assessment and Award of the Certificate
Each module has a formative and summative assessment which you will need to achieve a mark of 60% or higher for to receive the certification.
In order to do this course you will require:
- An email account
- Access to a computer and the internet
- Be able to open and read PDF documents
- Maths literacy and English or working experience
- A keen desire to learn and advance your career
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