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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Deal Poker 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258044  Deal Poker 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7908  Deal poker  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable the learner to deal Poker proficiently, demonstrating an understanding of the game. The individual must be able to use all relevant technology and perform all tasks of the dealing cycle in a quick and efficient manner, enhancing customer satisfaction.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Handle chips and cards correctly.
  • Adhere to poker dealing procedures.
  • Assist customers with playing Poker.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Poker. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Handle chips and cards correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of card values, hands and odds is demonstrated when dealing poker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cards are handled correctly, using the appropriate skills. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to spreading, shuffling, dealing cards, picking up, counting cards.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Chips are handled correctly during the dealing cycle. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to buy ins, checking bets, paying out, and cashing out.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Payout is executed accurately and quickly during the dealing cycle. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to Ante and Bet box(s).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dealing is paced to match the table action in various situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to busy periods, quiet periods, promotions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Adhere to poker dealing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Gaming Board and company procedures relating to dealing poker are explained focusing on the impact of not following these procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Action taken when dealing with problems arising from poker hands is justified with reasons given for that choice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problems:
  • Includes but is not limited to cards dealt incorrectly, exposed cards, marked cards, cheat moves.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Security checks are followed accurately, demonstrating competence regarding maximums, minimums and multiples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Clear and audible mandatory announcements are made. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist customers with playing Poker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Customer options are dealt with correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to Ante and Bet box(s).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Customer's questions on the game are answered clearly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation is given of the differences of Poker when compared with other games. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand the game of Poker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rules of poker are understood and can be clearly communicated to others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different types of poker are explained highlighting their major features and betting procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A range of poker games are described specific to your operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The make-up of all poker hands and odds for each game are described specific to your organisation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge, which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the Specific Outcomes, includes:
  • Technical aspects of dealing Poker.
  • Rules of Poker.
  • Relevant Gambling Board regulations and company procedures.
  • Pertinent security principles and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving skills are employed dealing with problems arising from poker hands. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organisation and management of self is evidenced when dealing is paced to match the table action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication is used when assisting customers with playing poker. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems is seen when describing the interrelationship between efficiency, understanding the game and customer satisfaction. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 7908, "Deal poker", Level 3, 2 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63269   National Certificate: Gaming Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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