As part of its mandate to undertake any initiatives that enhances the professional image of the Clearing and Forwarding Industry in Zimbabwe, SFAAZ offers a variety of high quality courses in freight forwarding and customs clearing. (SFAAZ) is fully committed to the structured and systematic training and development of practitioners in the Shipping, Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearing sector on an on-going basis to enable them to perform their duties effectively and efficiently.
International Qualification – FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding
FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations is the world umbrella body of the freight forwarding industry. Within FIATA, a specialised body known as the Advisory Body Vocational Training (ABVT) has consistently worked to build up a solid reputation as a major contributor to the development of vocational training in the freight forwarding industry. In carrying out this objective the ABVT has developed a set of minimum criteria for the award of a qualification known as the FIATA Diploma in International Freight Forwarding by Vocational Training and Examination. The diploma is administered by accredited FIATA Association Members worldwide of which the Shipping and Forwarding Agents Association of Zimbabwe (SFAAZ) is one of them.
Being a member of FIATA has made SFAAZ a very critical player on the African continent. SFAAZ offers the internationally accredited FIATA Diploma in International Freight Forwarding, making Zimbabwe one of only 7 countries that offer the internationally accredited course in Africa and only the second country in East and Southern Africa, together with South Africa, to do so.
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National Qualification – Customs Legislation and Procedures Diploma
The National Customs Legislation and Procedures (CLP) Diploma that the association offers is tailor-made to meet the needs of industry, making SFAAZ graduates very highly marketable. This Customs Clearing course covers all the bases when it comes to customs clearing procedures and requirements and will prepare you for Framing Entries, Calculating Duties, VAT, Valuation, Different Customs and Excise Warehouses to selecting the right tariff heading to avoid costly penalties and understanding the legislation that regulates customs processes in Zimbabwe, among other areas.
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We also offer the Customs Legislation and Procedures Certificate which is a 3 month long course tailor made to cater for those that are already practising in the industry but do not meet the requirements to qualify for our diploma courses. We also offer in-house training and a variety of tailor made short courses in Tariff Classification, Valuation, Bill of Entry framing and many other areas.
The FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding and the Customs Legislation and Procedures Diploma are conducted through Speciss College (Hebert Chitepo Campus & Bulawayo Campus), Premier Business School Harare and Trust Academy (Harare and Bulawayo Campuses) which are the only colleges that are affiliated by the association. The diploma courses are open to both school leavers and current industry practitioners. Our courses are offered in Harare, Bulawayo, Beitbridge, Mutare, Chirundu, Nyamapanda and Victoria Falls.
SFAAZ is the examining board for the courses and the association has developed modules that it provides for all of its training courses.