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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Practitioner 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
110942  Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Practitioner 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner-TETA 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
-   OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Occupational Certificate  Field 11 - Services  Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  180  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Registered  SAQA 10126/19  2019-10-24  2024-10-24 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2025-10-24   2028-10-24  

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 replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
99111  Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Practitioner  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  145  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the required knowledge, practical skills and workplace-based learning experience to prepare a learner to operate as a Supply Chain Practitioner. A Supply Chain Practitioner develops operational schedules and action plans to coordinate service delivery in the supply chain in accordance with customer/end user requirements and performance objectives and manages relationships with customer/end user and suppliers.

A qualified learner will be able to:
  • Develop and coordinate operational schedules for supply chain operational plans.
  • Monitor execution of supply chain operational schedules.

    Rationale:
    Supply chain management covers a number of disciplines and occupations in the fields of procurement, logistics and sales. In order for any organisation or company to have an efficient and cost effective supply chain require strategic and tactical planning and coordination across the fields of procurement, logistics and sales.

    The importance of a progression path in support of continuous professional development within the supply chain, aligned to requirements of international professional bodies in this sector, becomes increasingly important in a global environment.

    It therefore became necessary to ensure better alignment with international requirements as well as the need for better integration between the various supply chain components during the revision of the current South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) registered qualification 99111: Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Practitioner that mainly focusses on logistics.

    This revised qualification reflects the needs of the international professional bodies and focus on the development and coordinated implementation of operational schedules within an integrated supply chain system.

    Qualified Supply Chain Practitioners are critical to the on-going performance and improvement of South African supply chain systems in both the public and private sectors.

    On completion of the qualification job opportunities would be available in both the public and private sector locally and internationally and provide opportunities for career pathways and life-long learning.

    Target groups identified include learners with a National Qualifications Authority (NQF) Level 4 qualification or persons who have been working in the supply chain wanting to formalise their skills and knowledge as an entry into a career path leading to international recognition.

    Employers both in the public and private sector will benefit from appointing qualified workers in terms of increased productivity and ability to be competitive in the local and international market. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
    RPL for Access to the External Integrated Summative Assessment:
    Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.

    RPL for Access to the Qualification:
    Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.

    Entry Requirements:
  • NQF Level 4 qualification with Mathematical Literacy. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skills and Work Experience Modules:

    Knowledge Modules:
  • 333905-000-01-00-KM-01, Introduction to Supply Chain Management, Level 5, 10 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-KM-02, Demand Execution Management Operations, Level 5, 10 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-KM-03, Transport and Distribution Operations, Level 5, 10 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-KM-04, Inventory Management, Level 5, 10 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-KM-05, Warehousing and Facilities Operations, Level 5, 10 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-KM-06, Production Operations, Level 5, 10 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-KM-07, Procurement Operations, Level 5, 10 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-KM-08, Returns Management, Level 5, 7 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-KM-09, Performance and Contract Management and Improvement of Operations, Level 5, 7 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 84.

    Practical Skill Modules:
  • 333905-000-01-00-PM-01, Translate Operational Plans and Performance Objectives into Operational Schedules for the Supply Chain, Level 5, 13 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-PM-02, Coordinate and Implement Supply Chain Operational Schedules, Level 5, 13 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-PM-03, Manage Contract Implementation and Service Level Agreements, Level 5, 10 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-PM-04, Monitor Implementation of Demand Execution and Customer Relationship Activities, Level 5, 8 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-PM-05, Monitor Execution of Operational Activities for Transportation, Warehousing and Production, Level 5, 11 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-PM-06, Monitor Operational Procurement Related Activities, Level 5, 5 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 60.

    Work Experience Modules:
  • 333905-000-01-00-WM-01, Operational Scheduling and Coordination Processes, Level 5, 22 Credits.
  • 333905-000-01-00-WM-02, Processes for Monitoring and Evaluating Operational Plans, Level 5, 14 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 36. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Develop and coordinate supply chain operational plans and schedules.
    2. Assess execution of supply chain operational schedules. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Develop operational schedules that cover all functional responsibilities and align them with operational plans and performance objectives.
  • Describe processes for the coordination and communication of supply chain operational schedules implementation.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Evaluate supply chain operational activities and indicate re-scheduling processes.
  • Draft requirements for contract implementation and service level agreements monitoring.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated Formative Assessment:
    The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This Formative Assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

    Integrated Summative Assessment:
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external Integrated Summative Assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Assessment Criteria. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared with three courses offered internationally under the auspices of two separate Professional Bodies/Associations in the supply industry:
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) - Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD).
  • The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) - SCPRO: Supply Chain Pro certification: Level 1.
  • The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) - SCPRO: Supply Chain Pro certification: Level 1.

    The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) was founded in 1957 as a resource for supply chain and operations management professionals. APICS is a world leader with regard to education and training in the supply chain and subscribe three level of certification that is globally recognised. The two certifications used in this qualification each has duration of one year. The topics addressed by these two certifications that are also covered by this qualification are listed below.

    CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management):
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management.
  • Strategic Management of Resources.
  • Master Planning of Resources.
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning.
  • Execution and Control of Operations.

    CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution):
  • Logistics fundamentals.
  • Logistics strategy within the supply chain.
  • Logistics planning.
  • Capacity and demand management.
  • Order management.
  • Warehousing strategy.
  • Lean logistics.
  • Warehouse management.
  • Packaging.
  • Materials handling.
  • Transportation fundamentals.
  • Global logistics.
  • Logistics network design.
  • Reverse logistics.
  • Sustainability and logistics.

    All aspects from the CPIM certification are covered in this qualification. Aspects from the CLTD certification not covered in this qualification includes packaging and the explicit emphasis on logistics. These courses do not require any workplace experience.

    SCPRO Level 1 (Supply Chain Pro certification: Level 1)
    The Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is a wold leader with regards to education and training in the supply chain and subscribe certification that is globally recognised. The certification used in this qualification has a duration of one year. The topics addressed by this certification that are also covered by this qualification are listed below:
  • Integrated Supply Chain Management.
  • Demand and Supply Integration.
  • Supply Management and Procurement.
  • Manufacturing and Service Operations.
  • Transportation.
  • Inventory Management.
  • Warehousing.
  • Order Fulfilment.
  • Customer Service.

    All aspects from the SCPRO Level 1 certification are in essence covered in this qualification. This course does not require any workplace experience.

    Conclusion:
    This qualification compares well with the CPIM and SCPRO Level 1 certifications and also covers some aspects from the CPIM certification listed above in terms of content and duration but also add the benefit of workplace experience. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has the following articulation possibilities.

    Horizontal Articulation:
  • Occupational Certificate: Procurement Officer; Level 5.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • Occupational Certificate: Supply Chain Manager, National Qualifications Authority (NQF) Level 6. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    Qualifying for External Assessment:
    In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience records.

    Foundational Learning Competence is not a requirement for this qualification.

    Additional Legal or Physical Entry Requirements:
    None.

    Criteria for the Accreditation of Providers:
    Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) website.

    The curriculum title and code is:
  • Supply Practitioner: 333905-000-01-00.

    Encompassed Trades:
    This qualification does not encompass any trade.

    Assessment Quality Partner (AQP):
    Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA).

    Derived qualifications registered as part qualifications:
    None. 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
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