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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Import merchandise for a wholesale and retail outlet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252247  Import merchandise for 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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
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 work in the buying/planning function of an organisation. They are responsible for importing merchandise for re-sale in their stores.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able:
  • Explain the legislative and financial impact of importing of goods as it applies to the Wholesale and Retail sector.
  • Compare the impact of local and international buying as it applies to an organisation.
  • Analyse import procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication Literacy at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the legislative and financial impact of importing of goods as it applies to the Wholesale and Retail sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of legislation on the importing of goods is described as it applies to specific products/product ranges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The factors affecting the cost of importing goods for specific products/product ranges and the resulting impact on selling price are described from an organisational perspective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of importing goods on the South African economy is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Compare the impact of local and international buying as it applies to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The advantages and disadvantages of importing goods is described as it applies to a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The strategy of importing goods is described as it applies to a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The actual cost of a given product/product range sourced locally and from abroad is calculated and compared as they apply to the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse import procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The advantages/disadvantages of using agents for importing of goods are analysed as they apply to the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sourcing of products and suppliers locally and from abroad is analysed as it applies to the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures for the import of goods is described as it applies to a specific organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The financial arrangements required when importing goods are identified and analysed as they apply to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The ability to complete the necessary documentation when importing goods for resale as required by legislation and the organisation for given products/product ranges are demonstrated. 


    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 
  • The legislative impact on importing as it applies to the organisation and product ranges in the organisation.
  • The impact of import costs on the sales price of goods in the organisation.
  • The impact of imports on the South African economy.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the importing of goods for the organisation.
  • Organisational import processes and procedures.
  • Document control relating to importing.
  • Financial administration relating to importing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Analyse import procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Analyse import procedures. 

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

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Analyse import procedures. 

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

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Explain the legislative and financial impact of importing of goods as it applies to the Wholesale and Retail sector.
  • Compare the impact of local and international buying as it applies to the organisation. 

  • 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  59299   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail: Buying Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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. IQ Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd 



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