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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control a slots safe inventory 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258046  Control a slots safe inventory 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
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  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7898  Control a slots safe inventory  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of this unit standard is to enable the following of relevant procedures when balancing the float safe for a slots area. The individual should develop competent usage of the organisational security procedures when balancing floats.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Follow relevant procedures when balancing the safe float.
  • Apply security procedures when balancing the safe float.
  • Maintain and account for safe value items and contents.
  • Analyse and reconcile cashier float. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Follow relevant procedures when balancing the safe float. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The safe float is balanced according to relevant procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures:
  • Includes but is not limited to sorting, batching notes, sorting, batching coins, checking for forgeries, checking for tampering of hopper bags, proving notes, chips, checking and accounting for stored batches of coin or tokens, securing the float, security procedures, safe marker procedures, accepting the hard/soft count, banking.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures for issuing and receiving floats are outlined and applied in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures for acceptance of the hard and soft counts are outlined and applied in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Gaming Board and company procedures are described as they impact on controlling safe floats. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply security procedures when balancing the safe float. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Security procedures are applied to protect the cashier and environment against robbery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All relevant documentation is completed and accounted for in line with organisational security procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of forgery is described as it relates to the casino industry as a whole, and cashiers in particular. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Company policy on dealing with forged currency is described and applied where necessary. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain and account for safe value items and contents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The value of the safe contents is proved using appropriate equipment and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Controls:
  • Includes but is not limited to note verifiers, coin scales, coin counters, note counters, coin batching equipment, card swipes, and time/date stamps, signatories on documentation, displaying and proving casino chips, reconciling promotional vouchers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All value items in the safe inventory are checked and verified using the appropriate counting equipment and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safe contents:
  • Includes but is not limited to loose notes, unclipped bundles, chips, trays, hopper bags, loose coins, safe markers, cash canisters, sealed cash.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Value items are sorted and stored according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Details of all value items in the safe inventory are captured into a manual or electronic information system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse and reconcile cashier float. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Adequate float levels and mix are maintained according to business requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of checking and reconciling opening floats and immediately reporting variances is explained, highlighting the consequences of not doing so. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of having more than one signatory is explained with respect to the need for verified accuracy of float inventories. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unreconciled float balance errors are traced using the appropriate procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reasons for variances are listed and included in a written report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Variances are reported immediately to the appropriate authority. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU 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, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all the Specific Outcomes includes:
  • Organisational policies and procedures regarding slot safe operation, float and inventory maintenance.
  • Relevant Gaming Board rules and regulations.
  • Security procedures relevant to slot safes.
  • Checking procedures and counting equipment operation.
  • Variance detection methods.
  • Reporting procedures.
  • Relevant communication skills.
  • Relevant aspects of numeracy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem identification and solution relates to finding the causes of losses or variance in safe inventory and float. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Good communication skills are employed when interacting with customers and colleagues, in particular cashiers and cashier management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use of technology is employed when operating counting equipment.
  • Use of technology is employed when updating the information system for inventory maintenance. 

  • 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 7898, "Control a slots safe inventory", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  63269   National Certificate: Gaming Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
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