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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify the role of the fast moving consumer goods merchandiser in the wholesale and retail industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243673  Identify the role of the fast moving consumer goods merchandiser in the wholesale and retail industry 
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  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 individuals who merchandise stock in wholesale & retail outlets as a member of a third party merchandising organisation. Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to identify their role and the role of their organisation in the supply chain and the FMCG industry and fulfill this role to the satisfaction of all the parties involved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Segment the wholesale and retail sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different sub-sectors and categories within wholesale or retail are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Categories and sub-sectors within Wholesale/Retail are matched to given wholesale and retail stores as they appear in Wholesale/Retail sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stakeholders are identified as applicable to the industry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the flow of stock through the supply chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact and functioning of the Supply Chain is explained as it applies to the Wholesale and Retail industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the merchandising organisation in the supply chain is explained as it applies to the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various operational functional departments in a wholesale/retail store are identified along with their main purpose. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fulfil the duties of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods merchandiser. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The services of the organisation are described as they apply to the merchandising organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The suppliers and Wholesalers/Retailers for whom the merchandiser will act, are identified as they apply to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The objective of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) merchandiser along with merchandising activities are explained as they apply to the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The nature of the relationship between the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) merchandiser, the client and the customer are explained as applicable to the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The code of conduct of a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) merchandiser is explained as it applies to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Products are merchandised according to the code of conduct, requirements of the customer and the client. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA, which has a MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Different sub-sectors and categories within wholesale/retail industry.
  • Categories and sub-sectors within wholesale/retail.
  • Stakeholders as applicable to the industry.
  • The impact and functioning of the Supply Chain.
  • The role of the merchandising organisation in the supply chain.
  • The various operational functional departments in a wholesale/retail store.
  • Stock flow through a W/R store.
  • The services of the organisation.
  • The suppliers and wholesalers/retailers for whom the merchandiser will act.
  • The objective of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods merchandiser. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team.

    Refers to the follwing specific outcome:
  • Fulfil the duties of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods merchandiser. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refers to all specific specific outcomes. 

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

    Refers to the following specific outcomes:
  • Explain the flow of stock through the supply chain.
  • Fulfil the duties of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods merchandiser. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Refers to all specific outcomes. 

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

    Refers to the following specific outcome:
  • Explain the flow of stock through the supply chain.
  • Fulfil the duties of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods merchandiser. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Maintain the environment.

    Refers to the following specific outcomes:
  • Explain the flow of stock through the supply chain. 

  • 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
    Elective  58206   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    3. GP Retail Operations (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Mahlasedi Training Matters 
    5. Martiq 1223 cc 
    6. Shonakhona Trading 7 (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Southern Ambition 653 CC 
    8. SSD Consultants 



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