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

Promoting merchandise 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8285  Promoting merchandise 
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  16 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 is a core unit standard towards a National Certificate in Retail/Wholesale processes. It is designed to provide an integrated skill to boost throughput of merchandise, enabling retailers to relate more directly to customer needs 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Verbal communication skills at the equivalent of NQF 1. Interpretation of layout plansBasic construction techniques. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Indoor and outdoor displays including window displays, impulse lines, sample tables,?

    Ranges of merchandise in retail/wholesale outlets including consumables, perishables, indoor and outdoor appliances, electronic hardware, electronic gadgets, software, compact discs, clothing, toiletries, stationery, novelty items, footwear, clothing, accessories?

    Techniques for informing customers of promotional activities including public address systems, distribution of pamphlets, discount coupons, samples, product demonstrations 

  • UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and con 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Assembling and dismantling a range of indoor and outdoor displays according to layout plans for displaying promotional merchandise ?

    Arranging merchandise and promotional signage according to layout plans for promotional displays in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Maintaining merchandise displays to ensure sufficient supplies of promotional merchandise in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Communicating promotional activities to customers using a range of techniques for informing customers of merchandise promotions in retail/wholesale outlets
  • Demonstrating product end uses and orientating customers with merchandise promotions in retail/wholesale outlets 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    ssembling and dismantling a range of indoor and outdoor displays according to layout plans for displaying promotional merchandise ?

    Arranging merchandise and promotional signage according to layout plans for promotional displays in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Maintaining merchandise displays to ensure sufficient supplies of promotional merchandise in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Communicating promotional activities to customers using a range of techniques for informing customers of merchandise promotions in retail/wholesale outlets
  • Demonstrating product end uses and orientating customers with merchandise promotions in retail/wholesale outlets 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation of programmes against these standards would be performed by the Retail and Wholesale SETA in its ETQA role 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:?

    Organisational procedures for merchandise promotions ?

    Techniques for assembling and dismantling promotional displays?

    Common terms and concepts used on layout plans for promotional displays?

    Techniques for arranging merchandise and signage on promotional displays?

    Verbal and visual presentation techniques for demonstrating end uses of merchandise ?

    Basic principles of store merchandising impact 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems where attractive displays, product knowledge and stock availability lead to sales of merchandise. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect and examine information relating to merchandise so that accurate descriptions are conveyed to customers requesting information about merchandise promotions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively with customers so that product demonstrations are delivered in an informed and professional manner. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    The ability to produce all of the following evidence:

    This evidence should be verified by a registered retail assessor:?

    Explain organisational procedures for merchandise promotions?

    Demonstrate techniques for arranging displays and signage for merchandise promotions?

    Perform at least two techniques for orientating customers with merchandise promotions and end-uses of products on display 

    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 
    Elective  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 


    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. Lewis Stores (pty) Ltd 
    8. Masstores (Pty) Ltd 
    9. New Clicks South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    10. NOFESA cc 
    11. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    12. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Owl Business Training PTY LTD 
    14. P&L Hardware(Pty)Ltd 
    15. Port Elizabeth Public FET College - Russell Road College 
    16. Thekwini TVET College 
    17. Truworths Ltd 
    18. 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.