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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Display merchandise visually in a Wholesale and Retail outlet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114907  Display merchandise visually in a Wholesale and 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 3  NQF Level 03  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 
This unit standard is intended for those individuals who are responsible for displaying merchandise visually in a wholesale/retail outlet where there is some freedom to merchandise within the provided broad guidelines or parameters.

Persons credited with this unit standard can display merchandise in a visually appealing manner, within broad guidelines to promote sales within a wholesale and retail environment. They will also be able to cross merchandise and accessorise displays, maintain housekeeping of visual displays whilst preventing shrinkage and losses. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that learners have completed the following areas of learning before attempting this unit standard.
  • Numeracy and Literacy at the equivalent of NQF level 1 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to erect a visually merchandised display. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Interpret the provided guidelines applicable to the category of merchandise to be displayed visually 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Plan the display using the appropriate visual merchandise techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The display area is prepared according to the organisation's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stock is gathered according to the visual merchandising display plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Display merchandise in a visually appealing manner . 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Merchandise is displayed visually to create the desired effect 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    High risk merchandise is displayed to prevent shrinkage and losses 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fixtures and props appropriate to the visual display are used in terms of the stock characteristics 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All merchandise is price marked according organisational policies and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Promotional signage appropriate to the display is used according to organisational procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Display and marking equipment are handled in a manner that minimises damage and maintains safety of staff and customers when displays are re-arranged. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain visual displays. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The display is replenished to maintain stock availability for customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Where stock is sold out, the visual display is adapted to remove the sold out item/s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Visual displays meets the housekeeping standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Signage and ticketing is current with respect to price and theme. 


    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 specific 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 
    Learning programme covering this unit standard must address the following knowledge areas:
  • Housekeeping standards for maintaining visual displays
  • High risk items and the techniques for preventing such losses whilst visually merchandising
  • Techniques for erecting signage for merchandise display
  • Merchandise categorisation and grouping..
  • Physical presentation techniques
  • Principles of cross merchandising
  • Item presentation principles
  • Principle of accessorising in visual merchandising 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems.

    Specific outcome
  • Display merchandise in a visually appealing manner .
  • Maintain visual displays.

    Assessment criteria
  • High risk merchandise is displayed to prevent shrinkage and losses
  • The display is replenished to maintain stock availability for customers.
  • Where stock is sold out, the visual display is adapted to remove the sold out item/s. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Specific outcome
  • Display merchandise in a visually appealing manner .

    Assessment criteria
  • All merchandise is price marked according organisational policies and procedure
  • Display and marking equipment are handled in a manner that minimises damage and maintains safety of staff and customers when displays are re-arranged.
  • Fixtures and props appropriate to the visual display are used in terms of the stock characteristics
  • High risk merchandise is displayed to prevent shrinkage and losses
  • Merchandise is displayed visually to create the desired effect
  • Promotional signage appropriate to the display is used according to organisational procedures 

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

    Specific outcome
  • Prepare to erect a visually merchandised display

    Assessment criteria
  • Interpret the provided guidelines applicable to the category of merchandise to be displayed visually
  • Plan the display using the appropriate visual merchandise techniques. 

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

    Specific outcome
  • Display merchandise in a visually appealing manner .

    Assessment criteria
  • All merchandise is price marked according organisational policies and procedure
  • Display and marking equipment are handled in a manner that minimises damage and maintains safety of staff and customers when displays are re-arranged.
  • Fixtures and props appropriate to the visual display are used in terms of the stock characteristics
  • High risk merchandise is displayed to prevent shrinkage and losses
  • Merchandise is displayed visually to create the desired effect
  • Promotional signage appropriate to the display is used according to organisational procedures 

  • 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  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 
    Elective  50308   National Certificate: Bread and Flour Confectionery Baking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  59386   National Certificate: Fresh Meat Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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. Blitz Skills Developers 
    2. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Creative Thinking Trading 524 
    4. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
    5. Edcon Ltd 
    6. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    7. Freddy Hirsch Butchers Training School 
    8. InnerOut Training Solutions 
    9. Intercept Consulting and Training Solutions 
    10. Masstores (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    12. Owl Business Training PTY LTD 
    13. Shoprite Checkers 
    14. Thahameso Training and Development Services 
    15. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 
    16. The Fresh Foods Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Tjantjello Training Solutions (PTY) Ltd 
    18. Visual Excellence Trading 508 (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.