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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Propose a product range for a wholesale and retail outlet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252256  Propose a product range 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 choosing products and ranges of products to sell in their stores.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to identify factors impacting on range and product selection in their organisation, select products from a product range review the performance of their range in order to improve product selection in the future. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the factors impacting on range and product selection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specific target market is identified as it applies to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Buying preferences are identified as they apply to the target market of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The buying strategy of the organisation within the context of the identified target market and buying preferences is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of the target market, buying preference and buying strategy on range, product selection and branding is explained as it applies to an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Organisation's current range and competitor ranges are analysed as they apply to the buying preferences of an organisation's target market. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select products from a product range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methodology for developing a range is explained as it applies to an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trends/fashions/fads that could impact on the product range and meet the buying strategy of the organisation is identified as it applies to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant market research information on consumer buying trends for the identified product range is explained as it impacts on the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A Range of products is selected and the rationale for the selected range is explained from the perspective of envisaged consumer preferences and the organisations buying strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Review a range. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methodology for range reviews is explained as it applies to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Historical product performance is drawn and analysed as it applies to the range under review. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Market research information on buying trends is analysed for the identified product range as it applies to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Changes to the existing range are made and the rationale for proposed changes is explained according to determining factors and criteria used for decision-making. 


    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 buying strategy of the organisation.
  • How the above impacts on range, product selection and branding.
  • The methodology for developing a range applicable to the organisation.
  • How to analyse current and competitor ranges.
  • How to identify trends/fashions/fads that impact on product ranges.
  • The methodology for range reviews applicable to the organisation.
  • How to analyse market research. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Review a range. 

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

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Select products from a product range. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Select products from a product range.
  • Review a range. 

  • 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 Outcomes:
  • Select products from a product range.
  • Review a range. 

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

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    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  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. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    2. IQ Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    3. 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.