There are a number of courses available. Those interested have to decide if they wish to study full-time, part-time or just do a short course over one or two days.
What is a freight broker?
A freight broker serves two kinds of customers: the truck owners who rely on the broker to find jobs and the businesses who turn to brokers to find qualified truckers to successfully haul their loads. Some brokers charge a percentage to the truck owners for their services, while others work on retainers for large corporations that use only brokers for their trucking needs.
The ideal qualification as laid down by SEQA is the National Certificate: Freight Handling NQF3
There are many specialist companies which run one-day introductory courses.
- Freight Training: Beginners Freight Management (A3)
- School of Shipping: Provides freight training for novices, intermediate students and specialised professionals in Cape Town, Gauteng, Durban, Port Elizabeth through e-Learning
- Trade Training: For a complete list of freight transportation and logistics visit
Other training courses
These are more extensive and include qualifications such as
- B Com: Logistics
- B Com: Transport Management
- Certificate in Road Transport
- Advanced Certificate in Road Transport
- Diploma in Road Transport
- Diploma in Transportation Management
- National Diploma in Logistics
Can all be studied at various institutions throughout South Africa such as:
- Technikon SA
- University of Johannesburg
- University of Natal
- University of the North West
- University of Stellenbosch and others.