National Certificate: Freight Handling

NQF Level



Minimum 128

Estimated Days




Accrediting Body


People involved in freight handling play a key role in the movement of goods because they represent the physical link that ensures freight is efficiently and safely handled. The required knowledge and skills can be used in many other goods handling environments or equally as well in a full warehousing environment. Onthe-job experience can progressively lead to positions of more responsibility in the safe handling of goods and freight.

This qualification is suited to unemployed individuals wishing to enter the industry, or individuals currently working in the freight handling sector that would like to improve their skills and enhance their own career path opportunities. The qualification aims to provide the foundational and initial skills required for an individual in the industry to handle freight successfully; be an effective team member and undertake those tasks required to contribute to the effective processing of freight.The qualification will also provide individuals with the opportunity to acquire the essential knowledge needed to further their studies in differing specialist areas within the transport sector of the South African economy

Entry Level Requirements

Communication at NQF Level 2 Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 KVR Pre-assessment


Business Communication Problem Solving HIV Operating computer systems Occupational health and safety Applying business principles in a freight handling environment Freight handling principles Ensuring customer satisfaction in a freight handling environment