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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control cash at a point of sale 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114495  Control cash at a point of sale 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Postal Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Consumer Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Competence in this unit standard will enable the learner to control cash and maintain cash levels at a point of sale to meet customer requirements.

The unit standard will contribute to the development of any learner within the Postal Industry by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The competencies acquired are also generic, making them valuable across various industries. It contributes to the competence of those learners who want to pursue a career in the postal industry specifically, and various other industries in general, leading to greater levels of productivity and quality in the sectors.

The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard is essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following competencies are assumed for a learner embarking on the unit standard:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF Level 3
  • Mathematics, NQF Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Payments may include, but not limited to cash, cheques, credit cards, debit cards, postal orders, money orders, smart cards, coupons, vouchers
  • Documentation may include, but not limited to refund vouchers, cash books, banking slips, cash transfer slips, cheque lists, deposit slips
  • Safeguarding may include but not limited to safes, strong rooms, drawers and lockers 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Maintain cash float at point of sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Cash denominations are replenished according to organisation`s standard operation procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cash received is counted accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cash received is verified against documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cash received is acknowledged and accounted for using relevant systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Cash is stored and safe-guarded according to security protocol. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Transfer excess cash to relevant authority. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Excess cash and vouchers are determined accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Excess cash documentation is completed using relevant systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cash is transferred to the relevant authority or bank according to security protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Transaction is recorded and accounted for in relevant systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Accept payments at point of sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Transactions are completed accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Payments are received, counted and verified, accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Payments are recorded and accounted for in relevant systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Payments are safeguarded and stored according to security protocol. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Transact payments at point of sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Transactions are completed accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Payment amount and method is determined accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Payment is counted or verified accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Payment is accounted and recorded in relevant systems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Balance cash at end of trade period. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Excess cash and vouchers are transferred according to security protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cash and vouchers on hand are counted, recorded and accounted for, accurately and in relevant systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Supporting documentation is verified for accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Discrepancies are identified, investigated and reported to the relevant authorities. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Company specific policies, procedures and systems
  • Company vision, mission and operational objectives
  • Legislations with regard to PFMA and ECT Act 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems.

    Evident in specific outcome:
  • Balance cash at end of trade period

    Evident in all assessment criterias 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Evident in specific outcome:
  • Accept payments at point of sale
  • Transact payments at point of sale

    Evident in all assessment criterias 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Evident in all specific outcomes

    Evident in all assessment criterias 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.

    Evident in specific outcome
  • Balance cash at end of trade period

    Evident in all assessment criteria. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Evident in specific outcome:
  • Accept payments at point of sale
  • Transact payments at point of sale

    Evident in all assessment criterias 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Evident in all specific outcomes

    Evident in all assessment criterias
  • Cash received is acknowledged and accounted for using relevant systems
  • Excess cash documentation is completed using relevant systems
  • Payments are recorded and accounted for in relevant systems
  • Payment is accounted and recorded in relevant systems
  • Supporting documentation is verified for accuracy 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world systems.

    Evident in all specific outcomes

    Evident in all assessment criterias 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48666   Further Education and Training Certificate: Postal Frontline Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.