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

Understanding industry, structures, terms and concepts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8281  Understanding industry, structures, terms and concepts 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2008-11-01  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-01   2012-11-01  

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 is a core standard towards a National Certificate in retail/wholesale processes at NQF Level 2. It is aimed at opening access by allowing entrants to gain a rapid insight into the industry, thereby embedding competence which will allow retailers/wholesalers to be more competitive 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
English verbal communication at ABET Level 4, arithmetic functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Stakeholders will include the various types of employers, employee groupings, suppliers and customers?

    Terms and concepts will include those relevant to receiving and distributing stock, displaying and marking merchandise, categories for different ranges of merchandise, cash and credit payment terms,?

    Sub-sectors of the industry will include clothing, textiles and footwear, furniture and appliances, consumables and food products 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Identifying stakeholders and associated roles to contextualise the retail/wholesale industry in the economy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relating processes and support functions to different sub-sectors making up retail/wholesale industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Understanding general terms and concepts used in retail/wholesale environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Recognising the roles of large and small retailers/wholesalers in the retail/wholesale industry. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Retail/Wholesale Education Training Quality Assurer (ETQA) will accredit the programmes leading to the award of credits for the achievement of the outcome entertained in this standard. Moderation will be provided by the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurer (G/FETQA) 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:?

    The basic principles of the supply chain in retail/wholesale industry?

    Terms and concepts used in retail/wholesale environments?

    Stakeholders and their associated roles in the retail/wholesale industry including employers, employees and training providers?

    The different sub-sectors making up retail/wholesale industry and associated processes and support functions 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems when recognising sub-sectors in retail/wholesale industry so that processes and support functions can be linked to basic principles of the supply chain in retail/wholesale industry 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate with fellow workers and customers to broaden understanding of the retail/wholesale industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    The ability to produce at least two of the following types of evidence:?

    Explain terms and concepts used in retail/wholesale environments?

    Describe sub-sectors making up the retail/wholesale industry and explain processes and support functions provided by sub-sectors?

    Describe roles of large and small retailers/wholesalers in the retail/wholesale industry 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  13718   National Certificate: Retail and Wholesale Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  W&RSETA 
    Core  48969   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  22154   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Boxer Superstores (Pty) Ltd 
    2. CAPE COLLEGE 
    3. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    4. Foschini Retail Group Pty Ltd 
    5. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    6. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    7. Masstores (Pty) Ltd 
    8. New Clicks South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    9. NOFESA cc 
    10. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    11. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Owl Business Training PTY LTD 
    13. P&L Hardware(Pty)Ltd 
    14. Thekwini TVET College 
    15. Truworths Ltd 
    16. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



    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.