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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control stock at a point of sale 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114480  Control stock at a point of sale 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Postal Services 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Consumer Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
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 
Competence in this unit standard will enable the learner to control stock and maintain stock levels at a point of sale, to meet customer requirements.

The unit standard will contribute to the development of any learner within the Postal Industry by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The competencies acquired are also generic, making them valuable across various industries. It contributes to the competence of those learners who want to pursue a career in the Postal Industry specifically, and various other industries in general, leading to greater levels of productivity and service quality in the sectors.

The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard is essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following competencies are assumed for a learner embarking on the unit standard:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF Level 3
  • Mathematics, NQF Level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Range may include but not limited to, stock characteristics including stock types, price, weight, expiry date, bar code, number of units.
  • Stock may include but not limited to high-value merchandise such as cellular phone packs, postal orders, money orders, donation coupons, postage stamps, revenue stamps, philatelic items Easypost merchandise, stationary, consumable stock and receipt books.
  • Packing may include but not limited to containers, trays, trolleys, cages and boxes, bubble wrap, wrapping, brown paper and twine.
  • Safeguarding may include but not limited to safes, strong rooms, drawers and lockers. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Replenish stock at point of sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stock needs are identified according to history of stock movement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Requisitions are submitted to suppliers according to organisation`s policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Stock received from supplier is accurately counted, verified and documented in appropriate system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Stock received is stored according to security protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Stock is accurately acknowledged and accounted for according to security protocol. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Transfer stock to specified destination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stock to be transferred is identified and documented in appropriate system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Stock to be transferred is appropriately packed in line with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Transferred stock is accounted for according to security protocol. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Transferred stock is disposed of where relevant according to company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Acknowledgement of transferred stock is confirmed and documented in appropriate system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Return stock to suppliers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stock to be returned to supplier is identified and documented in appropriate system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Stock returned is recorded and accounted for in appropriate system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Returned stock is appropriately packed in line with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Transferred stock is disposed of where relevant according to company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Acknowledgement of stock is confirmed and documented in appropriate system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Count stock to facilitate stock control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stock on hand is counted against stock reports at set intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Counted stock is verified against stock reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Counted stock is recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Discrepancies are reported and accounted for. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Safeguard stock at point of sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Stock at point of sale is displayed according to safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Stock is stored over night according to safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Stock loss risks are identified and documented in appropriate system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Precautionary measures, to minimise loss of stock, is implemented according to safety standards. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Company systems, procedures and policies, vision, mission, operational plan
  • Point of sale procedures, Stock control
  • Legislation with regard to ECT Act and PFMA 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems.

    Evident in specific outcome:
  • Return stock to suppliers.

    Evident in all assessment criterias 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Transfer stock to specified destination
  • Return Stock to suppliers

    Evident in assessment criteria:
  • Acknowledgement of transferred stock is confirmed and documented in appropriate system.
  • Acknowledgement of stock is confirmed and documented in appropriate system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management.

    Evident in specific outcome:
  • Safeguard stock at point of sale.

    Evident in all assessment criterias 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information.
  • Evident in all specific outcomes
  • Evident in all assessment criterias 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Evident in specific outcome:
  • Transfer stock to specified destination
  • Return Stock to suppliers

    Evident in assessment criteria
  • Acknowledgement of transferred stock is confirmed and documented in appropriate system
  • Acknowledgement of stock is confirmed and documented in appropriate system 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence.

    Evident in specific outcome:
  • Replenish stock at point of sale
  • Transfer stock to specified destination
  • Return Stock to suppliers
  • Safeguard stock at point of sale

    Evident in assessment criteria:
  • Stock received from supplier is accurately counted, verified and documented in appropriate system
  • Stock to be transferred is identified and documented in appropriate system
  • Acknowledgement of transferred stock is confirmed and documented in appropriate system
  • Stock returned is recorded and accounted for in appropriate system
  • Acknowledgement of stock is confirmed and documented in appropriate system
  • Stock loss risks are identified and documented in appropriate system 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand contextual world systems.

    Evident in all specific outcomes

    Evident in all assessment criterias 

    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  48666   Further Education and Training Certificate: Postal Frontline Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.