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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan Merchandise layout 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8155  Plan Merchandise layout 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Grain 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Planning and applying merchandise layout, without supervision, to effectively display merchandise 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 1.

Attended a course on Introduction to Agri Trade or equivalent.An understanding of supplier and customer relationships at NQF level 1

Basic principles of handling and storing of hazardous substances as stipulated in the Hazardous

Substances Act 15 of 1973

Basic requirements of handling and storing weapons and ammunition as stipulated in the Weapons and Ammunitions Act 75 of 1996

An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision, but with access to work-site procedures and operating instructions.

The learner has to comply with the basic operational requirements with regard to the relevant statutory requirements such as the Weapons and Ammunitions Act 75 of 1996 as well as the Hazardous Substances Act 15 of 1973. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for merchandise layout 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Preparing the workarea according to worksite procedures.

Selecting appropriate tools and equipment according to work site procedures.

Identifying and applying prescribed safety rules and regulations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.

The purpose of applying category management is explained.

Reasons for identifying, selecting and using appropriate equipment are explained.

Reasons for briefing affected parties are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Determine store layout 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Measuring and calculating available floor space according to operational procedures;

Calculating and determining available shelf space

Determining product ranges and stock levels according to available shelf space;

Determining product and shelf indicators according to layout; 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.

The purpose of applying category management is explained.

Reasons for identifying, selecting and using appropriate equipment are explained.

Reasons for briefing affected parties are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Apply category management 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Determining product categories and -ranges according to work-site procedures;

Allocating shelf space according to product categories and -ranges;

Briefing affected parties according to merchandise layout plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.

The purpose of applying category management is explained.

Reasons for identifying, selecting and using appropriate equipment are explained.

Reasons for briefing affected parties are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Complete merchandise layout planning process 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Storing equipment after completion of the task and according to worksite procedure;

Restoring the workarea after completion of the task 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.

The purpose of applying category management is explained.

Reasons for identifying, selecting and using appropriate equipment are explained.

Reasons for briefing affected parties are explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.

Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.

Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Determining and calculating floor space

Principles of allocating shelf space

Basic knowledge of consumer behaviour

Stock controlling principles

Stock storage principles 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in the process determining product ranges and categories 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others in providing and explaining the layout plan. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself by measuring and calculating available floor space 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by allocating shelf space 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate with others during the process of briefing affected parties. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology by calculating and measuring floor space and allocation of shelf space 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Understand the world as a set of related systems by ensuring that floor space for hazardous substances as well as weapons and ammunition are allocated according to prescribed regulations stipulated by legislation. 

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 
Values:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principles
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management / customer relationships 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14852   National Diploma: Agri Sales and Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.