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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise stock counts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
118043  Supervise stock counts 
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 persons who supervise stock counts in a chain or franchise environment where procedures are set by others.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to prepare for the stock counts, staff the outlet to meet counting requirements, train the staff, oversee the counting operation, finalise documentation according to organisational requirements and analyse stock count event and compile action plans to improve future stock count events. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner has completed the following areas of learning before attempting this unit standard:
  • Literacy and numeracy at Grade 12 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This section makes reference to range statement/s used within this Unit Standard. See Outcomes and Assessment Criteria for relevant Ranges

    Your reference:
  • Title
  • Specific outcome 1 Assessment criteria 1.4
  • Specific outcome 3 Assessment criteria 3.2 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Supervise stock count preparation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required stationary and/or administrative functions are checked and verified for the count as per organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sections and/or stock to be counted are identified according to the requirements of the stock count. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock count preparation is verified for completeness according to the organisation's stock count procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operational system that would impact on the stock count are implemented according to the organisation's procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operational systems includes but is not limited to time of counts, stock cut off.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare staff for a stock counts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Staff are scheduled for the stock count according to the requirements of the stock count. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Staff are trained in the requirements for the preparation and counting of stock according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Duties are allocated and communicated to staff according to stock count procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Oversee the counting process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Staff are monitored to ensure compliance to required stock count procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stock counts are verified to meet the organisation's stock counting standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stock counting standards include accuracy, all required stock is counted, counted within the time frames, counts are recorded correctly.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock count queries and exceptions are actioned/authorised according to organisation requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Supervise post stock count procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Post stock count administrative requirements are implemented following organisation's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Evidence of stock counts are verified to have been removed from the stock count area/s as per organisation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An analysis of the stock count preparation and counts process is carried out and an action plan compiled to improve future stock counts. 


    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 
    A demonstrated understanding of the following embedded knowledge as it applies to the management of a stock count
  • Required stationery and administrative functions for different stock counts
  • Operational system applicable to the counting of stock
  • How to identify items to be counted
  • Preparation of section/stock to be counted
  • Scheduling staff for stock count
  • Verifying counts
  • Handling/authorising of queries or exceptions
  • Post stock count administrative requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Specific Outcome 3: Oversee the counting process

    Assessment criteria
  • Stock count queries and exceptions are actioned/authorised according to organisation requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Prepare staff for a stock counts

    Assessment criteria
  • Staff are scheduled for the stock count according to the requirements of the stock count.
  • Staff are trained in the requirements for the preparation and counting of stock according to organisational procedures.
  • Duties are allocated and communicated to staff according to stock count procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Specific Outcome 1: Supervise stock count preparation

    Assessment criteria
  • The required stationary and/or administrative functions are checked and verified for the count as per organisational procedures.
  • Sections and/or stock to be counted are identified according to the requirements of the stock count.
  • Stock count preparation is verified for completeness according to the organisation's stock count procedures.
  • Operational system that would impact on the stock count are implemented according to the organisation's procedures.
    Range: Operational systems includes but is not limited to time of counts, stock cut off. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Specific Outcome 1: Supervise stock count preparation

    Assessment criteria
  • The required stationary and/or administrative functions are checked and verified for the count as per organisational procedures.
  • Sections and/or stock to be counted are identified according to the requirements of the stock count.
  • Stock count preparation is verified for completeness according to the organisation's stock count procedures.

    Specific Outcome 4: Supervise post stock count procedures

    Assessment criteria
  • An analysis of the stock count preparation and counts process is carried out and an action plan compiled to improve future stock counts. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Prepare staff for a stock counts

    Assessment criteria
  • Staff are scheduled for the stock count according to the requirements of the stock count.
  • Staff are trained in the requirements for the preparation and counting of stock according to organisational procedures.
  • Duties are allocated and communicated to staff according to stock count procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Specific Outcome 1: Supervise stock count preparation

    Assessment criteria
  • Operational system that would impact on the stock count are implemented according to the organisation's procedures.
    Range: Operational systems includes but is not limited to time of counts, stock cut off.

    Specific Outcome 4: Supervise post stock count procedures.

    Assessment criteria
  • Post stock count administrative requirements are implemented following organisation's 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  49397   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations Supervision  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    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 


    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. Aboutlearning Pty Ltd 
    3. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Bright Training Services Pty Ltd 
    5. CENTRAL BUSINESS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. Creative Thinking Trading 524 
    8. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    9. Liza Gresse Consulting 
    10. Marrian Ridge Computer Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Masstores (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Mr Price Group Ld 
    13. NOFESA cc 
    14. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    15. Occupation-Defined Learning 
    16. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    17. QUANTUM SKILLS 
    18. Tshimedzwa Development Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    19. 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.