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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Controlling and locating stock 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8025  Controlling and locating stock 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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 
A learner accredited with this standard will be able to control the storage and locating of stock to minimise loss, damage and claims, and based on a quality service to the customer. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Communication at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The applied competencies expressed in this standard cover a range of largely familiar procedures and techniques requiring a range of responses based on limited discretion, judgement and interpretation of available information by the learner. The learner is largely responsible for maintaining quality of stock location and control processes within a range of freight handling contexts. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Record the appropriate information of stock. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Record the appropriate information about stock, (including quality, quantity, discrepancies, location, destination, receipt and dispatches), using an appropriate recording system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Information that is needed when transporting stock is recorded according to company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures for ordering and recording of stock is explained according to type, product, weight, and value in line with policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information on recording processes are sourced to provide the most recent recording information. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Stock is located and picked with due regard to storage plans, despatch orders and shipping instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Location of goods are identified based on size, codes, labelling and product type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Actions to deal with health and safety emergencies are generated and considered in terms of their impact on production and losses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Replenish of/or add to stock. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Replenish of/or add to stock levels, with due regard to client requirements and available resources (e.g. lifting equipment, supplier commitments, product differentiation). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stock and inventory levels are recorded and reported with minimal disruption to transport and warehouse operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An inventory control form is completed according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation to replenish stock is completed according to organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Determine the appropriate method of storage. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Determine the appropriate method of storage with regard to the type of product (weight, nature, value and inherent vice). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of storing goods is explained with reference to the relevant legislation and organisational policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate method of storing goods is explained with the regard to the type of product, weight and value. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply stock control measures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Apply stock control measures (e.g. periodic stock audit results reports) and corrective action upon identification of stock discrepancies (in quantity type and quality). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stock control measures are explained according organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stock control measures are applied to identify stock discrepancies and minimise losses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock control measures are assessed and possible improvements recommended to meet legislative requirements and organisational policies. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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 accredited by the Freight Handling Chamber of the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.

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

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner can understand, explain and apply:

    1. Principles of stock control and stock taking.

    2. Product knowledge for stock identification, storage and movement purposes.

    3. Relevant legislation (pertaining to symbols and signs).

    4. Identification (signage, coding, labelling, packaging within warehouse/storage facilities).

    5. Basic principles of risk and loss control.

    6. Welfare, health and safety considerations in terms of both legislative requirements and company policies and local environmental regulations. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve health and safety emergencies with due regard for timing, priorities and correct safety procedures (e.g. evacuations). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams preparing for and participating in stock takes to identify discrepancies in stock levels and reconciling of inventory data to physical stock levels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Prioritise activities with due regard to urgent deliveries and unscheduled deliveries, to enhance customer satisfaction via a prompt and efficient service. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate initiative in dealing appropriately with unscheduled handling, stock losses and emergencies.

    Demonstrate initiative and creativity in recommending improvements on existing stock control processes (e.g. maintenance of stock levels).

    Demonstrate initiative in sourcing appropriate information and using correct channels in order to implement and improve existing process.

    Demonstrate initiative in determining ways to minimise double handling of stock (e.g. cross-docking, by-passing storage).

    Demonstrating and understanding stock management, ensuring that product quality, integrity, and differentiation in maintained, that optimum recovery is facilitated and environmental requirements are complied with. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48864   National Certificate: Auctioneering Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  14574   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  TETA 
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  63929   National Certificate: Spirits Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  49447   National Certificate: Trade Exhibition Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  63869   National Certificate: Winemaking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Africa Training Centre 
    2. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    3. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    4. BPL Academy 
    5. Centre for Logistics Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    8. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    9. Greystones Cargo Systems 
    10. Imperial Logistics & Transport A Div Of Imper 
    11. Innovative Shared Services 
    12. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    13. Makwedeng Training 
    14. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    15. P and R Development and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    17. RICHARDS BAY COAL TEMINAL COMPANY LIMITED (Legacy) 
    18. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    19. School of Shipping 
    20. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    21. Shipping and Transport College 
    22. SPINA Consultancy cc Cape Town 
    23. TIESPRO (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Training Force 



    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.