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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a computer in a Wholesale/Retail outlet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114902  Operate a computer in a Wholesale/Retail outlet 
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
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 
This unit standard is intended for new entries into the Wholesale and Retail sector who have not used computers before.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to operate a store computer within the boundaries of organisational policy and procedures and will be able to operate wholesale/retail applications applicable to the job function.

The applications used will be organisation specific and job specific 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy and literacy at NQF level 1 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
The hardware components of a computer system are pointed out and their function explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The components of a store computer system are described as they apply to the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The function of all hardware in the store is described in general computer terms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
How the components interact with each other are described in general computer terms 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Operate the store computer. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The system is accessed correctly including where passwords are required. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Components are operated according to manufacturer and organisational instructions 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The software functions chosen are correct as applicable to the job function and operation to be completed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Information is captured accurately as applicable to the function being performed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Data is printed according to the job function and requirements of the organisation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Maintain a store computer. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
User restrictions when operating the computer are implemented as per manufacturer and organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Hardware is cleaned according to manufacturer and organisational specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Simple faults are identified. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Programmes leading to the award of credits from this unit standard will be accredited by the relevant SETA in its ETQA role. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant SETA ETQA.

Internal Moderations will be performed by the Accredited Providers whilst the relevant ETQA will perform external moderations of assessments across the Accredited Providers according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Components of a store computer system
  • Functions of the different hardware and their interaction with each other
  • How to access the organisation's system
  • Use of hardware and applicable wholesale and retail software applications.
  • Care and cleaning of hardware
  • Identifying basic faults 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Specific outcome
  • The store computer is maintained

    Assessment criteria
  • Simple faults are identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Specific outcome
  • Operate the store computer

    Assessment criteria
  • The software functions chosen are correct as applicable to the job function and operation to be completed.
  • Information is captured accurately as applicable to the function being performed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:
  • The hardware components of a computer system are pointed out and their function explained
  • Operate the store computer
  • The store computer is maintained

    Assessment criteria
  • The components of a store computer system are described as they apply to the organisation.
  • The function of all hardware in the store is described in general computer terms.
  • How the components interact with each other are described in general computer terms
  • The system is accessed correctly including where passwords are required.
  • Components are operated according to manufacturer and organisational instructions
  • The software functions chosen are correct as applicable to the job function and operation to be completed.
  • Information is captured accurately as applicable to the function being performed.
  • Data is printed according to the job function and requirements of the organisation.
  • User restrictions when operating the computer are implemented as per manufacturer and organisational requirements.
  • Hardware is cleaned according to manufacturer and organisational specifications.
  • Simple faults are identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems

    Evident in the following specific outcomes and assessment criterias:

    Specific outcome
  • Operate the store computer

    Assessment criteria
  • Information is captured accurately as applicable to the function being performed. 

  • 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 
    Terminology
  • Data in specific outcome "Operate the store computer" refers to data applicable to this level suck as shelf edge labels, reports, price labels.
  • Simple faults in specific outcome "The store computer is maintained" refer to things like Power off, loose or disconnected plug, paper replenishing etc 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65750   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48763   National Certificate: Retail Shop Floor Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-05-02  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  62709   National Certificate: Service Station Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  61809   National Certificate: Tyre Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49280   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Distribution  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  58206   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  65749   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  48764   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Sales Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  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. A and S Training Consultancy 
    2. ACADEMY OF SOMATOLOGY & HAIRDRESSING PTY LTD 
    3. AFRICA SKILLS TRAINING SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    4. AMATHUBA TRADING CC 
    5. BIZA IAFRICA 
    6. BN ACADEMY 
    7. Boxer Superstores (Pty) Ltd 
    8. BPC HR Consultants 
    9. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    11. BRIGHT IDEA PROJECTS 447 PTY LTD T/A MIND -THE- GAP 
    12. Bright Training Services Pty Ltd 
    13. BYTES PEOPLE SOLUTION (Halfway House)(TP) 
    14. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING- PUBLIC FET COLLEGE 
    15. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    16. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
    17. Edcon Ltd 
    18. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    19. FACE TO FACE 
    20. Gemini Training And Development Pty Ltd 
    21. GERT SIBANDE TVET COLLEGE 
    22. Golden Ratio College (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Grow Makhosikati Trading 
    24. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    25. HAIR AND BEAUTY INSTITUTE 
    26. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    27. HYDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    28. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    29. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    30. KHAMOR TRAVEL AGENCY CC 
    31. KLM EMPOWERED HUMAN SOLUTIONS SPECIALISTS PTYLTD 
    32. Leesons Skills Development Academy (PTY) LTD 
    33. Lightbrary Development Solutions Pty Ltd 
    34. LINZOS HAIR ACADEMY 
    35. LOREAL SOUTH AFRICA 
    36. Marrian Ridge Computer Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Master Retailing (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    39. New Clicks South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    40. NOFESA cc 
    41. ODL GROUP (PTY) Ltd 
    42. Owl Business Training PTY LTD 
    43. PARTNERS HAIR DESIGN TRAINING ACADEMY CC 
    44. Passionate About People 
    45. People Capacity Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Phekgole Trading Enterprise 
    47. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    48. REATS Training Services 
    49. Retail School of Excellence 
    50. SERWALO HAIR ACADEMY 
    51. Shoprite Checkers 
    52. SIGNA ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    53. SIYAYA SKILLS INSTITUTE EASTERN CAPE 
    54. SOUTH CAPE TVET COLLEGE 
    55. Spar Group Ltd 
    56. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    57. STYLISH FLOW HAIR ACADEMY 
    58. Sylman Training Consultants 
    59. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 
    60. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    61. THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PRIVATE PTY LTD 
    62. Thuto- Lore Academy 
    63. Tloumogale Business Development & Consulting 
    64. TRENTYRE (Spartan)(TP) 
    65. Truworths Ltd 
    66. Tshimedzwa Development Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    67. VERICON OUTSOURCING 
    68. Vumbhoni Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



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