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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Practices 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48882  Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Marketing 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  144  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0480/09  2009-07-01  2011-02-16 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-02-16   2015-02-16  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
80546  Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  150  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is for any individual who is, or who wishes, to be involved in the Auctioneering Industry. The learner can complete the Qualification specialising as an Auctioneer in Real Estate, or General and Specialised Assets or Livestock, Game and Agricultural Products. The Core Unit Standards are relevant to all three areas of specialisation.

Learners working towards this Qualification will find that the acquisition of competence in the Unit Standards, which make up the Qualification, will add value to their job. This Qualification is intended to enhance the provision of service within the Auctioneering industry.

It will provide the broad knowledge; skills and values needed in the Auctioneering Industry. It will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within education and training and allow learners to progress along a learning path in Auctioneering. This Qualification is designed for learners who:
  • Were previously disadvantaged or who were unable to complete their schooling and were therefore denied access to Further Education and Training.
  • Have worked in the Auctioneering Industry for many years, but have no formal Qualification in this area.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of the industry so that they can become competent workers in the Auctioneering Industry.

    The Qualification has building blocks that can be developed further and will lead to the attainment of a Qualification in Auctioneering at higher levels on the NQF. It focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required to progress further. The intention is
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in the Auctioneering Industry.
  • To release the potential of people in order for them to grow and develop.
  • To provide opportunities for people to move up career paths by being more valuable to their organisation, the economy and themselves.

    While the Qualification is directed specifically at developing the generic skills of practicing Auctioneers, successful learners of this Qualification could follow a career in:
  • Auctioneering of general movable assets.
  • Auctioneering of specialised movable assets.
  • Auctioneering of livestock.
  • Auctioneering of game.
  • Auctioneering of agricultural products
  • Real estate agent
  • Retail sales.
  • Wholesale sales.
  • Reping
  • Car sales
  • Sheriff of the court
  • Game farming.
  • Storekeeping
  • Cashiering
  • Real estate
  • Distribution
  • SMME ownership

    The three sets of Elective Standards are applicable to persons working in the first 6 occupations listed above while the contents of the Fundamental and the Core Components would equip the learners with the generic skills required for all the occupations listed above

    This Qualification will make the learner a more fulfilled, informed, efficient and cost effective Auctioneer. This should result, in turn, in more effective and efficient service to the consumer and should make the organisation for which the learner works more competitive in the sector.

    Rationale

    Auctioneering requires competencies on the part of people working in this industry that are both generic and very specific to the industry. The supervisory and administrative competencies, for example, are the same as in any other industry or sector, but highly skilled Auctioneering personnel require knowledge and skills that are specific to the industry. The learning pathway in Auctioneering consists of a range of Qualifications that will supply both the generic and specific knowledge and skills required by people working at different levels in the sector.

    The FETC in Auctioneering Practices: NQF Level 4 is designed to meet the needs of those learners who are already involved in the field of Auctioneering and now wish to fill a more senior role in the Auctioneering Industry. It is the second Qualification in the learning pathway in Auctioneering and follows on from the FETC in Auctioneering Support: Level 3, which is designed for personnel providing a support function in the industry.

    This Qualification is applicable to both employed and unemployed learners. The Auctioneering Industry is an essential industry and by its very nature a constant supply of customers is ensured. This means it is an industry constantly in need of skilled people.

    The FETC in Auctioneering Practices: NQF Level 4 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a registered National Qualification that acknowledges the knowledge and skills mastered by the learner no matter how they were obtained.

    The FETC in Auctioneering Practices: NQF Level 4 will allow both those in formal education and those already employed in organisations in the Auctioneering Industry access to a Qualification that can be used as a benchmark to gauge their competence against local and international standards. It will therefore ensure that the quality of education and training in the sector is enhanced and of a world class standard. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication in the language of instruction of this Qualification at NQF Level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3
  • Communication in a second South African language at NQF Level 2.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    This Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Auctioneering Qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of an Integrated Assessment as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • For accelerated access to further learning
  • Gaining of credits towards a Unit Standard
  • Obtaining this qualification in whole or in part

    The way in which prior learning will be assessed and/or determined will be agreed to jointly by the assessor and the learner in question. Use could be made of on-the-job tasks, the submission of a portfolio of evidence and summative assessment tools such as a written test. The techniques and tools that would be used for assessment of learners who have accessed the Qualification would be applicable to those wishing to undergo an RPL exercise.

    The emphasis in RPL must be to give the learner every opportunity to demonstrate competence in the Specific Outcomes of the Unit Standards and the Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification.

    All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant accredited Education, Training, Quality, and Assurance Body and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 144 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 70 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 54 credits in a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialization area and Elective Unit Standards at least to the value of 18 credits from the Unit standards listed under that specialization.

    Real Estate Auctioneering (total 18 credits):
  • ID 15088: Recognise and comply with legal requirements and records in a real estate business, NQF Level 4, 12 credits.
  • ID 115478: Market and auction properties, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.

    General and Specialised Assets Auctioneering (total 18 credits):
  • ID 115482: Process documentation pertaining to movable assets for an auction, NQF Level 3, 4 credits.
  • ID 115481: Perform valuation of movable assets, NQF Level 4, 8 credits.
  • 115484: Handle and secure general and/or specialized assets, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.

    Livestock Game and Agricultural Products Auctioneering (total 18 credits):
  • ID 115472: Arrange for the private sale of agricultural products, livestock and game, NQF Level 4, 10 credits.
  • ID 115474: Assess and classify agricultural products, livestock and game, NQF Level 4, 8 credits.

    Learners do not have to choose the same area of specialisiation for this Qualification, as it was chosen for the NQF Level 3 Qualification. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Communicate verbally and in writing using a variety of formats with a range of stakeholders and role-players in the auctioneering industry in two languages
    2. Explain and use the basics of mathematics in both personal and business situations
    3. Perform and maintain office administrative services and trust and business accounts in accordance with organisational and legal requirements
    4. Co-ordinate and monitor the practical implementation of promotional and marketing activities in an auctioneering business
    5. Prepare for and conduct auctions
    6. Carry out the logistical processes involved in auctions
    7. Comply with legal requirements relating to the sale of real estate and market and sell properties
    8. Secure and value agricultural products, livestock and game and arrange private sales of auction stock 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Audience needs and expectations are accommodated in both oral and verbal communication in two languages
  • Language and texts are used to interpret and write communications in all contexts
    2.
  • Mathematics is used to solve problems in both personal and business contexts
  • Workplace processes involving mathematical computations are performed correctly
    3.
  • General office administration duties and process are co-ordinated and performed according to organizational requirements
  • Legal requirements applicable to the auctioneering industry are identified and complied with at all times
  • Trust and business accounts are explained in accordance with auctioneering requirements
  • Research is conducted in an office environment
    4.
  • Promotional activities are coordinated according to marketing practice and organizational requirements
  • Marketing information is collected, processed and monitored to met organizational needs
    5.
  • The auction is prepared for according to organizational requirements
  • The auction is conducted and bids called for and the auction is finalized according to legal and organizational requirements
    6.
  • The auction stock is identified, categorised and put into lots in preparation for the auction
  • The auction stock is processed for the auction according to standard operating procedures
  • The various logistical arrangements required before, during and after an auction are carried out correctly and on time
  • The processes and procedures for the administration of exports are performed according to legal and organizational requirements
    7.
  • Legal requirements relating to the sale of real estate are identified and complied with at all times
  • Real estate and property is marketed and sold according to legal and organizational requirements
    8.
  • Agricultural products, livestock and game are handled and secured according to organizational and legal requirements
  • Agricultural products, livestock and game are valued according to organizational procedures
  • The private sale of agricultural products is arranged to the satisfaction of the client and in accordance with organisational requirements
  • Documentation pertaining to agricultural products, livestock and game are completed according to organizational requirements.

    Integrated Assessment

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably lined. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated.

    Assessment of communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic Auctioneering contexts wherever possible.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of specific outcomes and embedded knowledge. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The Auctioneering Industry is a discipline with globally recognised best practices, standards and Qualifications. This Qualification and set of Unit Standards utilises international and locally recognised best practice and standards in the practices of running and conducting auction sales.

    Benchmarking was done by comparison to Unit Standards / Outcomes of learning against:
  • New Zealand Unit Standards in Livestock business -
  • Arrange for sale of livestock by auction - 10 credits - level 4
  • Sell livestock and chattles by auction - 14 credits - level 4

    The above were used in the comparison of the livestock elective Unit Standards
  • Sell boats by auction - 3 credits - level 4
  • Prepare, plan and facilitate a property sale by auction - 3 credits - level 4

    The above Unit Standards was used as a comparison for the auctioning Unit Standards
  • The professional guide to real estate auctions - the real estate education company - USA
  • Certified auctioneers institute (CAI). This is the highest designation awarded in the American Auction Industry. A three course programme over three years at Indiana University USA.

    A direct comparison with each Unit Standard was undertaken and the best practice points were highlighted and incorporated into each Unit Standard. However the outcomes incorporated were written in a South African context.

    Because of the difference in levels across the different countries, difficulty was found in making actual direct comparisons, level to level. It was found that the South African Unit Standards seem to contain more detail and therefore are slightly more complex in their presentation and execution

    The work groups also referred to other facets of National and international benchmarking, which occurred continuously throughout the Qualifications and Unit Standard writing process.

    These facets were:
  • The methods and techniques for writing standards
  • The contents of the Unit Standards
  • The levels in other countries compared to South Africa 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities in the learning areas outlined in the Rationale for the Qualification.

    Horizontal articulation possibilities lie with the following qualifications:
  • National Certificate Marketing Communications: Level 4
  • National Certificate Customer Management: Level 4
  • National Certificate Marketing Research: Level 4
  • National Certificate Marketing Management; Level 4
  • National Certificate Management: Level 4
  • National Certificate Business Administration Services: Level 4
  • National Certificate: Motor Spares and Support Services: Level 4
  • National Diploma: Retail and Wholesale, Sales and Service Technology: Level 4

    Vertical articulation should be possible with the following qualifications
  • National Certificate Auctioneering Management: NQF Level 5
  • National Certificate: Retail and Wholesale Operations Management: Level 5
  • National Diploma: Retail and Wholesale, Product and Service Management Technology: Level 5
  • National Certificate Marketing Communications: Level 5
  • National Certificate Customer Management: Level 5
  • National Certificate Marketing Research: Level 5
  • National Certificate Marketing Management: Level 5 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's (including professional bodies)
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA,or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • To be in possession of a qualification in auctioneering, sales or marketing at NQF Level 5 or above. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 80546, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services", Level 4, 150 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13935  Plan and conduct basic research in an office environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  8286  Co-ordinating promotional activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Core  115476  Conduct an auction  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115473  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the legal aspects of an auction  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13940  Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115479  Identify, categorise and lot auction stock  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10027  Monitor marketing information flow and collect process marketing data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11387  Perform the processes and procedures required for the administration of export transactions  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  115475  Prepare for an auction  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  8261  Processing stock  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  12154  Apply comprehension skills to engage oral texts in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12155  Apply comprehension skills to engage written texts in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8558  Collate, understand and communicate workplace data  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12153  Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115482  Process documentation pertaining to movable assets for an auction  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  115472  Arrange for the private sale of agricultural products, livestock and game  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  115474  Assess and classify agricultural products, livestock and game  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115484  Handle and secure general and/or specialised assets  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115478  Market and auction properties  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  115481  Perform valuation of movable assets  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15088  Recognise and comply with legal requirements and records in a real estate business  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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