The Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Certificate programme

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 15:15

The Institute of Development Management (IDM) in partnership with Eswatini Revenue Service (ERS) recently launched the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance Certificate programme which will be offered from January 2022 at IDM.
The launch was graced by the Commissioner General of ERS Mr Dumisani Masilela, PS Public Service and IDM board chair Mr Tsabedze, the Association of Clearing Agents Mr Jabu Vilakati and the EU representative Nomfundo Dlamini.
Speaking at the launch the IDM board chairman PS Public Service Mr Tsabedze said, “IDM is proud of its lasting legacy having been in existence since 1964 in the field of training, research and consultancy with a recent transition into education.”
IDM is passionate about skills development and continuous learning. IDM over the years has  partnered with various institutions to extend its product offering such as NCC, Namibia Business School, CIPS and now ERS for the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance course. Through this partnership and through the programme, learners will be equipped with the necessary skills to become customs clearing and forwarding agents as well as a logistics and distribution officers.
At IDM there are 3 departments under the Academic services cadre these are Business and Information Resources Management, Public Health and Human Resource and Organizational development where this programme is housed. The Certificate in Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance will be offered on a part time basis; for 18 months.
The programme has undergone a rigorous accreditation process by the education regulator ESHEC positioning the qualification at an ESQF level 4 certificate  worth 120 credits.
Entry requirements are: SGCSE, IGCSE, Matric (4 credits including English), Mature age entry, Recognition of prior learning.