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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Buy merchandise for a wholesale and retail outlet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
252271  Buy merchandise for a wholesale and retail outlet 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  15 
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 buying stock for re-sale by their store/s.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the buying policies as it applies to the operational environment.
  • Identify products for purchasing from the prescribed product range as it applies to an organisation.
  • Choose the most appropriate Supplier for the product.
  • Buy products and maintain buying records. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the buying policies as it applies to the operational environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Profit margins of an organisation are determined as they apply to the buying policies and product ranges in the operational environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Payment terms as required by the organisations are identified and explained as they relate to cash flows and profitability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the supply chain on the organisation and product/product range is explained as it applies to the organisation and product/product ranges. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The management of quality is explained as it applies to an organisation and product/product range. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify products for purchasing from the prescribed product range as it applies to an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Products are identified as they apply to the range plan of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method of determining the quantity to purchase is explained as per the procedures of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A selling price range is calculated based on market forces and organisational procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The delivery requirements are determined based on supply chain and organisational strategy. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Choose the most appropriate Supplier for the product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Supplier/s are identified based on the requirements of an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The best terms and conditions are negotiated with the supplier for the purchase of the product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A supplier is selected based on the supplier's ability to meet the requirements of an organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Buy products and maintain buying records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methodology used to record purchases are explained according to the systems in an organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The selling price of the product is finalised based on the negotiated cost price, required margin and market forces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The order is calculated within the budget set for the department/product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The order is placed according to the policies, procedures and capabilities of both an organisation and a supplier. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All relevant details of the order are recorded according to organisational policies and procedures. 


    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 
  • Required profit margins of the organisation.
  • Payment terms required by the organisation.
  • Impact of supply chain on the organisation and products and product ranges.
  • Management of quality as it applies to the organisation.
  • Methods of determining quantity to purchase as used by the organisation.
  • Calculation of selling price.
  • Determining of delivery requirements.
  • Identification of suppliers.
  • Organisational requirements in choosing suppliers.
  • Terms and conditions as required by the organisation.
  • Methodology used to record purchases by the organisation.
  • Calculating an order within budget. 

  • 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/s:
  • Explain the buying policies as it is applied to the operational environment. 

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

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Explain the buying policies as it applies to the operational environment.
  • Buy products and maintain buying records. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Identify products for purchasing from the prescribed product range as it applies to an organisation.
  • Buy products and maintain buying records. 

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

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Identify products for purchasing from the prescribed product range as it applies to an organisation.
  • Choose the most appropriate Supplier for the product.
  • Buy products and maintain buying records. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:

    Choose the most appropriate Supplier for the product. 

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

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Explain the buying policies as it applies to the operational environment.
  • Buy products and maintain buying records. 

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



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