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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise customer service standards 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
118028  Supervise customer service standards 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 people who supervise service standards in wholesale and retail stores. Persons credited with this standard can select from a wide choice of procedures ranging from standard to non-standard. They are responsible for the achievement of group output.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to identify areas of service impact, analyse existing service standards and compare them to organisational service requirements. They will also be able to draw up and implement action plans to improve service standards. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learners has completed Grade 12 or equivalent before attempting this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Specific Outcome 1: Implement customer service standards in accordance with the prescribed organisational requirements.

Assessment Criteria:
  • "Moments of truth" are explained based on their impact on customer impressions.
    Range: "Moments of truth" includes but is not limited to all areas where the customer would experience good or bad service and includes but is not limited to stock availability, hygiene and cleanliness, where they interact with team members, product quality. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement customer service standards in accordance with the prescribed organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    "Moments of truth" are explained based on their impact on customer impressions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Moments of truth" includes but is not limited to all areas where the customer would experience good or bad service and includes but is not limited to stock availability, hygiene and cleanliness, where they interact with team members, product quality.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Service standards are identified as required by the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Service standards are evaluated in terms of existing service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A comparison between existing and required service standards is conducted, and gaps are identified according to organisation's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Improve customer service standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An action plan to improve service standards is developed within the constraints and priorities of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The success of the action plan is evaluated and adapted according to identified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Oversee the handling of customer queries and complaints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures for handling queries and complaints are explained according to organisation's policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The handling of queries and complaints is monitored and evaluated against the organisation's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-compliance with standards is identified and corrective actions are taken/suggested in accordance with organisation's policy. 


    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.

    Moderation:

    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:
  • The areas falling within the term "moments of truth".
  • Organisation's service standards.
  • Organisational procedure for handling customer queries and complaints.
  • How to compile action plans. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Improve customer service standards.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • An action plan to improve service standards is developed within the constraints and priorities of the organisation.
  • The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications.
  • The success of the action plan is evaluated and adapted according to identified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Improve customer service standards.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Improve customer service standards.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • An action plan to improve service standards is developed within the constraints and priorities of the organisation.
  • The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications.
  • The success of the action plan is evaluated and adapted according to identified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Specific Outcome 1: Implement customer service standards in accordance with the prescribed organisational requirements.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • "Moments of truth" are explained based on their impact on customer impressions.
    Range: "Moments of truth" includes but is not limited to all areas where the customer would experience good or bad service and includes but is not limited to stock availability, hygiene and cleanliness, where they interact with team members, product quality.
  • Service standards are identified as required by the organisation.
  • Service standards are evaluated in terms of existing service delivery.
  • A comparison between existing and required service standards is conducted, and gaps are identified according to organisation's procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Improve customer service standards.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Specific Outcome 3: Oversee the handling of customer queries and complaints.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The procedures for handling queries and complaints are explained according to organisation's policy and procedures.
  • The handling of queries and complaints is monitored and evaluated against the organisation's requirements.
  • Non-compliance with standards is identified and corrective actions are taken/suggested in accordance with organisation's policy. 

  • 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 
    Moment of truth in this unit standard refers to any moment where the customer forms an impression as to the service levels and image of the organisation. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50309   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  49397   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations Supervision  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  71949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67463   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Resources Management and Practices Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  67464   Further Education and Training Certificate: Marketing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  72050   Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. A4 Consultancy CC 
    3. ABA Sebenzi 
    4. ABEMS Training Institute (PTY) Ltd. 
    5. Alpha Business Consultants 
    6. Amadwala 623 CC 
    7. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    8. Asiphokuhle Training and Research Institute 
    9. Atlegang Training Consulting 
    10. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    11. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
    12. Azitjhewi Construction 
    13. Bantubanye Skills 
    14. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    15. Big Start Training and Development 
    16. Bikologix Projects 
    17. Blitz Skills Developers 
    18. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    19. Boston City Campus and Business College (PTY) Ltd 
    20. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    22. CENTRAL BUSINESS ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    23. College of Production Technology 
    24. Continuing Education Programme 
    25. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    26. Creative Thinking Trading 524 
    27. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    28. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
    29. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    31. Ditlou Solutions 
    32. DURBAN BUSINESS COLLEGE 
    33. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    34. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    35. Edutraining Business College 
    36. Ekukhanyeni Community Development Centre 
    37. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    38. Elangeni TVET College 
    39. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    40. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    41. Essential Skills 
    42. Foschini Retail Group Pty Ltd 
    43. Gemini Training And Development Pty Ltd 
    44. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    45. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    46. Goitsikitso Enterprise Trading 
    47. Growth Management Consulting 
    48. Guest Resource Services (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Health Science Academy 
    50. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    51. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    52. Icando 
    53. ICOLLEGE PTY LTD 
    54. IMSIMBI TRAINING PTY LTD 
    55. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    56. Institute of Professional Studies and Services 
    57. IQ Academy (previously known as Fernwood Business College) 
    58. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    59. ITO Focus Reagile 
    60. Jobafrik Consulting 
    61. Josmap Training Institute 
    62. Kalideen Management 
    63. Kay Beez Development Projects 
    64. Kgolo Institute 
    65. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    66. Khosithi Training 
    67. Kutlwa Consultancy 
    68. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    69. Lapa La Afrika Farming and Projects 
    70. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    71. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    72. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    73. Liza Gresse Consulting 
    74. Lorpen Investments 
    75. M.I.C. Training and Development 
    76. Makavila Suppliers CC. 
    77. Mamuhle Academy 
    78. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    79. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    80. Marrian Ridge Computer Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    81. MashMP Holdings 
    82. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    83. Masstores (Pty) Ltd 
    84. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    85. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    86. Miczo's Enterprise 
    87. Mission Point Consulting 
    88. Mod-Mosh Projects and Consulting (PTY) LTD 
    89. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    91. Mr Price Group Ld 
    92. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    93. MTHENGENYA & ASSOCIATES 
    94. Nemalale Eagles Consultancy CC 
    95. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    96. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    97. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    98. NOFESA cc 
    99. NOMAKU TRADERS CC 
    100. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    101. NS Global Academy 
    102. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    103. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    104. ODL GROUP (PTY) Ltd 
    105. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    106. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    107. Owl Business Training PTY LTD 
    108. Pioneer Business Consulting 
    109. POTCH - UTC (PTY) LTD 
    110. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    111. PWI CORPORATE TRAINING PTY LTD 
    112. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    113. QUANTUM SKILLS 
    114. Quick Leap Investment 
    115. Reflections Development Institute 
    116. RMCII Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    117. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    118. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    119. SDTSA Training Providers 
    120. Seige Trading Solutions 
    121. Sekhukhune FET College - C.N. Phatudi Campus 
    122. Senelo Trading CC 
    123. Shoprite Checkers 
    124. SIGNA ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    125. Siljeur Training Academy 
    126. Sinokuhle Konke Trading Enterprise 
    127. SIYANQOBA SEMINARS PTY LTD 
    128. SKILL TECH SOLUTIONS PTY LTD 
    129. Spar Group Ltd 
    130. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    131. SWARANANG MANAGEMENT CONSULTING CC 
    132. T & T Appointments 
    133. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    134. TCEP (Pty) Ltd 
    135. Tembe Service Providers 
    136. Thando Consulting Services 
    137. The Crimson CO CC. 
    138. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects 
    139. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    140. Thuto Lere Community Empowerment Programme 
    141. Tlaletso Consultants 
    142. TLD Consulting 
    143. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    144. TRENTSTONE COLLEGE 
    145. Tsebong Training Centre 
    146. Tshepang Consulting & Project 
    147. Tshimedzwa Development Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    148. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    149. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    150. TSK Projects 
    151. Tuns Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    152. Twin Peak Technologies 
    153. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    154. Umfolozi FET College 
    155. Umqondo Consultancy 
    156. University of Venda 
    157. Vhutshilo Health And Training Organisation 
    158. Vicmat Consultants 
    159. Woolworths Pty Ltd 
    160. XL AT Consulting CC 
    161. Ya Hina Management Consulting and projects 



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