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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the sectoral determination for the wholesale and retail sector 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
255495  Demonstrate an understanding of the sectoral determination for the wholesale and retail sector 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Wholesale and Retail 
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 
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 Wholesale or Retail industry and have to implement aspects of the Sectoral Determination in their role as managers.

Persons credited with this unit standard are able to explain the Basic Conditions of Employment Act as amended in terms of Sectoral Determination in the Wholesale and Retail industry and, how it impacts on the management of their unit and their teams and their role in implementing the Act.

Learners will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Sectoral Determination.
  • Explain application of the Sectoral Determination within the organisation.
  • Explain how the Sectoral Determination impacts on the management of the unit. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner attempting this unit standard has completed the following area of learning:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the Sectoral Determination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose, objectives and definition of the Sectoral Determination are outlined in terms of in the Wholesale and Retail industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Major features of the Sectoral Determination are listed and explained as they apply to the Wholesale and Retail industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of Sectoral Determination on and being impacted by other legislation is explained as it applies to the Wholesale and Retail industry. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain application of the Sectoral Determination within the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Aspects of business covered by the Sectoral Determination are explained using examples applicable to the organisation/unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibilities of an organisation in the implementation of the Determination is explained along with consequences of non compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stakeholders who are affected by the Determination and their roles are identified as it applies within the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain how the Sectoral Determination impacts on the management of the unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Those aspects of the Act that impact on the management of the unit are identified as they apply to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Aspects of daily management impacted on by the Sectoral Determination are identified as they apply to the management role in the unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of the conditions of employment covered by the Sectoral Determination is explained as it apply to the unit. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing an individual against this unit standard must meet the assessor requirements of the relevant ETQA. In particular, such assessors must demonstrate that they assess in terms of the scope and context defined in all the range statements. Any institution offering learning towards this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • External moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The Sectoral Determination.
  • Organisation's responsibilities in implementing the Act.
  • How the Act impacts on and is impacted on by other legislation.
  • How the Act impacts on unit management. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Understanding and applying of the Sectoral Determination within the operational environment requires the effective collection, analysis, organising and critical evaluation of information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • The impact and implementation of the Sectoral Determination in the Wholesale and Retail environment and the specific organisation requires effective communication to staff and relevant role-players throughout the implementation process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems:
  • The successful implementation of the Sectoral Determination requires the ability to understand the world as a set of interrelated systems. 

  • 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  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. MEGRO LEARNING LOWVELD 
    3. University of Fort Hare 



    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.