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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare Customer Accounts and Deal with Departures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7718  Prepare Customer Accounts and Deal with Departures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The learner must be able to prepare customer accounts and deal with departures in accordance with organisational requirements to ensure a smooth check out process and maximise customer satisfaction. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the preparation of customer accounts and dealing with departures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The interrelationship between regularly updating guest accounts and the organisations' profitability are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for giving accurate information to guests and the influence non-compliance will have on the organisation are listed and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The importance of keeping guest accounts in a secure place and the consequences of accounts being accessed by unauthorised persons are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The relevance of credit checks on guest accounts are explained in accordance with organisational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The necessity of complaints, comments and suggestions being recorded and feedback given to the appropriate person are listed as per organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The importance of preparing and finalising account documentation before departure of guests are explained with examples. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate the preparation of customer accounts and dealing with departures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The entering of charges and making of account adjustments on guests accounts using a manual or computerised system, is demonstrated for a range of account adjustments so as to meet organisational requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Account adjustments: include but not limited to: charges, allowances or discounts, refunds, deposits or prepayments and transfers.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Dealing with accounts that have exceeded the credit limit is demonstrated in accordance with organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The filing and storing of account documentation is demonstrated so as to meet organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The checking of customer credit so as to ensure that customers are within their credit limit is demonstrated through compliance with organisational processes and procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The completing of customer accounts for presentation to customers before departure is demonstrated in accordance with organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The checking of customers' payment is demonstrated according to operational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The collecting of keys and other establishment property from customers before departure is demonstrated according to organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
The taking of relevant action so as to address real or simulated problems is demonstrated in accordance with organisational requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Problems include but not limited to: equipment/system failure, error in accounts, accounts not pre-prepared, guest dispute regarding accounts.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
The prioritising and organising of work is demonstrated so as to meet timekeeping, self organising and organisational requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
In the event of a system failure describe how performance would be adapted when dealing with guests. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Approaches to deal with guests are explained in relation to system failure and the maintaining of customer service requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Given a range of account adjustments, enter charges and make account adjustments on guests accounts. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Given a range of account adjustments, enter charges and make account adjustments on guests accounts regularly and accurately using a manual or computerised system. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Account adjustments to guest accounts are made by means of the use of a manual or computerised system. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Deal with accounts that have exceeded the credit limit, following correct procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Standard operational procedures are used in order to address and rectify credit limitation thresholds on relevant guest accounts. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
File and store account documents correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Account documents are filed and stored in line with organisational standards and requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Check customer credit and ensure that customers are within their credit limit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Customer credit limits are checked in relation to guest accounts so as to ensure that credit limits are not exceeded. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
Complete customer accounts accurately for presentation to customers before departure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Customer accounts prepared for guest departure are checked for accuracy and is presented to customers for settling or authorisation prior to their departure. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
Check customers' payment is correct. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Payments against accounts are verified so as to ensure that it is correct and bills are settled in line with standard operational procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 10 
Collect keys and other establishment property from customers before departure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Establishment property and keys are collected from customers prior to departure in line with organisational requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 11 
Given a range of problems, decide what action to take to solve the problem. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Given a range of problems, decide what action to take to solve the problem and give reasons for that choice. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Range of problems: equipment/system failure, error in accounts, accounts not pre-prepared, guest dispute regarding accounts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
A range of potential account related problems are identified and possible solutions are described by means of the use of examples. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 12 
Prioritise and organise all work in accordance with customer needs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Own work are prioritised and organised in accordance with customer needs by means of the use of prioritisation and time-management skills. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 13 
Describe the interrelationship between updating guest accounts and the impact this has on profit. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Describe the interrelationship between regularly updating guest accounts and the impact this has on the company's profit. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The interrelationship between profit and the updating of guest accounts are described by means of the use of relevant examples. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 14 
Explain the importance of giving accurate information to guests. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the importance of giving accurate information to guests and describe ways in which inaccurate information impacts on the department. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of providing accurate account and billing information to guests are explained in terms of customer service, professionalism and the impact of inaccurate accounts on guest relations and business. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 15 
Explain the importance of keeping guest accounts in a secure place. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the importance of keeping guest accounts in a secure place and the consequences of accounts falling into the wrong hands. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of keeping guest accounts safely and securely is explained in terms of administrative requirements, confidentiality and the impact of account information getting lost. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 16 
Explain the importance of making credit checks on guest accounts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance and purpose of guest account credit checks are explained by means of the use of relevant examples. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 17 
Explain why complaints, comments and suggestions must be recorded and feedback given. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain why complaints, comments and suggestions must be recorded and feedback given to the appropriate person. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The use of complaints, comments and suggestions from guests are explained with reference to customer care and service delivery in the establishment. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 18 
Explain the importance of preparing and finalising account documentation before departure. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Explain the importance of preparing and finalising account documentation before departure of guests. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of preparing and finalising account documentation prior to guest departures are explained in relation to risk and the impact on the financial bottom line of the establishment. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
ACCREDITATION / MODERATION

1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Embedded knowledge and Critical cross-field outcomes have been included within the specific outcomes category.
This has been done as it was deemed necessary to ensure holistic assessment occurred.

The specific outcomes can be applied in a range of contexts.

Many of the outcomes have been written in such a way that competence must be demonstrated in the context as opposed to in isolation from a context.

The specific outcomes are comparable to outcomes used internationally.

We therefore structured outcomes using the format noun + verb + condition (modifying phrase)Specific outcomes have been split into three categoriesa) knowledge and understanding (what the learner must know and understand)b) decision-making and acting (what the learner must do)c) adapting performance ( including reflexive competence)In many instances there are more than six specific outcomes, as the inclusion of critical cross-field outcomes and embedded knowledge has increased the number of specific outcomes.

If competencies are to be clustered in a meaningful way, then these unit standards cannot be split 


REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
1. Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the outcomes section.

2. The following critical cross field outcomes are covered in this unit standard under the outcomes section:
  • Work effectively as a member of a team
  • Identify and solve problems
  • Communicate effectively 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14123   National Diploma: Accommodation Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  20513   National Certificate: Tourism: Reception  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-10-10  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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