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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle a range of customer complaints 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252210  Handle a range of customer complaints 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
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  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10025  Handle a range of customer complaints  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard will be able to identify customer complaints and assist in the solving of a problem while finding possible solutions. The learner will also be able to communicate effectively and provide practical business solutions.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying customer's problem.
  • Committing to solving the customer complaint.
  • Arranging correct planning and solution to the customer's problems.
  • Communicating with all stakeholders.
  • Providing practical business solutions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Marketing including all forms of marketing communications, direct marketing and relationship marketing, sponsorship, event marketing, sales promotions, public relations and alternative strategies.
  • Standard applies to marketing management, customer management, marketing communications and marketing research.
  • Customers include walk-in customers, canvassed customers, and telephonically contacted customers, customers obtained through marketing communications, e-mail customers and customers contacted through electronic means. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the customer's problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature of the complaint is identified and assessed for level of severity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The origin of the complaint is identified based on the customer's input. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Arrangements are made for the responsibility for the solving of the problem to be accepted by relevant individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The problem is documented according to organisation requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Commit to solving customer's complaint. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Commitment to resolve the complaint is demonstrated by correct individuals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Company support for the individuals and the responsible for resolution is provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Up to date information about the complaint processing is supplied to the customer. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Arrange appropriate planning and solution to the customer's problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate solution for the solving of the customer's problems is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contact is maintained with all relevant stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct solution is applied to the customer's complaint within the agreed timeframe. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate with all stakeholders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant internal parties are notified of the complaint and its routing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Immediate superior is notified of the customer's complaint for further action if escalation requires problem solving. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The customer is informed about the outcome and the progress of the solution. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Provide practical business solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate partnership with the purpose of enhancement for the solution of the customer's problem is arranged. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The resolution of customer's complaint is used for relationship development and attraction of further sales. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Company's complaint procedure systems.
  • Methods and techniques for communicating with stakeholders involved in customers complaints. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the pursuit of solutions for customer complaints. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that alternative solutions and strategies exist to solve the problem in the event current one's failing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information so that all details required to solve the customer's complaint is obtained, recorded and used. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all customers and other stakeholders in the resolution of the customer's complaint. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems in that resolved complaints can lead to improved business in the line of sales. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10025, "Handle a range of customer complaints", Level 4, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  78964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Technical Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  67464   Further Education and Training Certificate: Marketing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  65989   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 


    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. Calicom Trading 215 (Pty) Ltd 
    3. CENTRAL BUSINESS ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
    4. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    5. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    6. The Ed Agency 



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