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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Move, pack and maintain stock in a distribution centre/warehouse 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117898  Move, pack and maintain stock in a distribution centre/warehouse 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 
This unit standard is for people who are responsible for moving, packing and maintaining stock in a DC/Warehouse and maintaining safety and housekeeping standards. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner has competent in:
  • Communication at ABET NQF level 4, or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET NQF Level 4, or equivalent

    If the learner packs stock using any form of machinery such as a forklift/conveyer belt, crane etc then he/she must meet the requirement for licensing before embarking on this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify appropriate areas for packing stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The positioning of stock in the DC are explained in terms of the requirements of the organisation and Health and Safety legislation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The layout and positioning of stock in the DC is understood and explained in a diagram 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Areas for storing stock are selected as per layout/system/organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between reserve and pick areas is explained in terms of the maintenance and moving of stock. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Move stock to and pack stock in identified location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stock is moved using appropriate equipment in a manner that prevents injury to users and damage to the equipment and stock being moved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Packing methods are selected based on stock characteristics 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock is packed so that it can be accessed in the sequence required to meet stock rotation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible problems in respect of packing of stock in appropriate areas are explained together with ways to handle them explained according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Stock is labelled/identified as per organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prevent shrinkage and losses while moving, packing and maintaining stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Shrinkage and losses are explained in relation to the profits of the organisation and their impact on employees 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ways in which shrinkage and losses occur are explained in relation to moving, packing and maintaining stock in the DC 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shrinkage and loss prevention measures are implemented while moving, packing and maintaining stock in the DC 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain stock in the DC. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact and functioning of the supply chain on the organisation is explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Misdirected and unmarked stock is identified and dealt with according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pick areas are replenished from reserve areas within organisational timeframes and according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All temporary holding areas are cleared according to organisational procedures and within required timeframes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Empty packaging material is removed and stored in a designated areas in a manner which prevents damage, hazard or fire/injury 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Housekeeping standards are maintained as required by the organisation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Programmes leading to the award of credits from this unit standard will be accredited by the SETA in its ETQA role. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the ETQA.

    Internal Moderations will be performed by the Accredited Providers whilst the ETQA will perform external moderations of assessments across the Accredited Providers according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Common terms and concepts used when moving, packing, labelling and maintaining stock in the DC.
  • The layout of the DC and the requirements that impact on the layout.
  • Stock characteristics and how they impact on the moving, packing and maintaining of the stock
  • Techniques and safety procedures for lifting, stacking and transporting stock
  • Health and Safety Procedures relevant to packing stock
  • The terms shrinkage & losses
  • The effect of shrinkage and losses on profits and employees
  • Causes and preventative methods for shrinkage and losses as applicable to the process of moving, packing and maintaining stocks
  • The supply chain and the roles of the various players in the supply chain
  • The difference between and relationship between pick and reserve areas.
  • How stock rotation impacts on moving, packing and maintaining stocks.
  • Stock flow through the organisation.
  • Identifying misdirected/unmarked stocks and how to deal with them.
  • Organisational requirements in respect of replenishing pick areas
  • Organisational requirements in respect of clearing holding areas
  • Organisational requirements in respect of moving/storing empty pallets. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Stock is moved using appropriate equipment in a manner that prevents injury to users and damage to the equipment and stock being moved

    Maintain stock in the DC
  • Pick areas are replenished from reserve areas within organisational timeframes and according to organisational procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with others in a team

    Relates to the following specific outcome:

    Move stock to and pack stock in identified location. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Move stock to and pack stock in identified location.
  • Stock is moved using appropriate equipment in a manner that prevents injury to users and damage to the equipment and stock being moved.
  • Packing methods are selected based on stock characteristics
  • Stock is packed so that it can be accessed in the sequence required to meet stock
    rotation requirements
  • Possible problems in respect of packing of stock in appropriate areas are explained together with ways to handle them explained according to organisational policies and procedures.
  • Stock is labelled/identified as per organisational requirements.

    Maintain stock in the DC
  • All temporary holding areas are cleared according to organisational procedures and within required timeframes
  • Empty packaging material is removed and stored in a designated areas in a manner which prevents damage, hazard or fire/injury
  • Housekeeping standards are maintained as required by the organisation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Move stock to and pack stock in identified location.
  • Packing methods are selected based on stock characteristics
  • Stock is packed so that it can be accessed in the sequence required to meet stock rotation requirements

    Maintain stock in the DC
  • All temporary holding areas are cleared according to organisational procedures and within required timeframes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Relates to the following specific outcome:

    Move stock to and pack stock in identified location. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Move stock to and pack stock in identified location.
  • Stock is moved using appropriate equipment in a manner that prevents injury to users and damage to the equipment and stock being moved. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems

    Relates to the following specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Identify appropriate areas for packing stock
  • The relationship between reserve and pick areas is explained in terms of the maintenance and moving of stock.

    Move stock to and pack stock in identified location.
  • Possible problems in respect of packing of stock in appropriate areas are explained together with ways to handle them explained according to organisational policies and procedures.

    Prevent shrinkage and losses while moving, packing and maintaining stock.
  • Shrinkage and losses are explained in relation to the profits of the organisation and
    their impact on employees

    Maintain stock in the DC
  • The impact and functioning of the supply chain on the organisation is explained 

  • 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  49280   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Distribution  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  61809   National Certificate: Tyre Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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.
     
    1. A and S Training Consultancy 
    2. Africa Training Centre 
    3. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    4. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    5. Barloworld Transport Solutions 
    6. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    7. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    9. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    10. College of Production Technology 
    11. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    12. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    13. Edcellence (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    15. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    16. GPR Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    17. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    18. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    19. Imperial Logistics Group t/a Dedicated Contracts 
    20. InnerOut Training Solutions 
    21. Innovative Shared Services 
    22. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    23. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    24. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    25. KLM EMPOWERED HUMAN SOLUTIONS SPECIALISTS PTYLTD 
    26. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    27. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    28. Makwedeng Training 
    29. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    30. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    31. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    32. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    33. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    34. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    35. OSR Trading 
    36. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    38. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    39. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    40. Polyoak Business School (Pty) Ltd (DIEP RIVER) (TP) 
    41. Production Management Institute 
    42. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    43. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    44. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    45. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    46. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    47. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    48. REATS Training Services 
    49. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    50. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    51. Sabela Learning Academy 
    52. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    53. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    54. Siyaloba Training Academy 
    55. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    56. Staffing Logistics 
    57. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    58. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    59. Training Force 
    60. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    61. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    62. TRENTYRE (Spartan)(TP) 
    63. Wheelman S A 
    64. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    65. Woolworths Pty Ltd 
    66. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



    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.