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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Writing business reports in Retail/Wholesale practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8252  Writing business reports in Retail/Wholesale practices 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
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 a fundamental standard towards the qualification National Diploma in Retail / Wholesale management at NQF 5.

It provides the fundamental competence to write business reports in preparation for the core and elective standards at this level. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Communication at NQF Level 4. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Reports including Board Reports, Proposals, Budgets, Flash reports, Strategic Plans?

    Techniques for compiling reports including structure and style of business reports, format and layout, use of business terminology, 

  • UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and con 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Relating the purpose and content of a range of reports to the information needs of business?

    Recognising appropriate information resources and organisational procedures for obtaining and distributing confidential information?

    Applying a range of techniques for compiling reports, ensuring content and format are appropriate to information requirements and that reporting deadlines are met?

    Liaising with relevant parties and verifying reported information is in accordance with requirements, compiling and distributing additional commentary/information where required 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Relating the purpose and content of a range of reports to the information needs of business?

    Recognising appropriate information resources and organisational procedures for obtaining and distributing confidential information?

    Applying a range of techniques for compiling reports, ensuring content and format are appropriate to information requirements and that reporting deadlines are met?

    Liaising with relevant parties and verifying reported information is in accordance with requirements, compiling and distributing additional commentary/information where required 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Retail/Wholesale SETA in its ETQA role will accredit providers against this unit standard 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:?

    Information needs of the organisation?

    Purpose and content of a range of reports required by Retail/Wholesale practices?

    Available information resources?

    Organisational procedures for the dissemination of confidential information?

    Organisational standards relating to layout and format of various reports?

    Organisational reporting deadlines?

    Techniques for writing business reports appropriate to a range of information requirements?

    Recipients of various reports 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where follow-up actions are vital to ensuring that confidential information is received and verified by authorised recipients 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise oneself and one`s activities when compiling reports so that sufficient time is set aside to check comprehensiveness and accuracy of information reported 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect, organise, analyse and critically evaluate information when compiling reports so that information reflected is appropriate to business needs 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively when compiling written reports by applying a style and format that facilitates clear interpretation of facts presented on the part of the recipient 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria:

    The ability to produce the following evidence:?

    Give a brief description of the various information needs of business practices?

    Describe the range of reports compiled in business practices and give an explanation of the purpose, content and deadline date of each report?

    Describe the resources that can be used when gathering information for various reports

    ?Describe organisational procedures relating to the dissemination of confidential information?

    Demonstrate techniques for compiling reports utilising layouts and formats appropriate to information requirements presented to you by the assessor 

    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
    Fundamental  48573   National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Fundamental  14852   National Diploma: Agri Sales and Service Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  13720   National Diploma: Retail and Wholesale, Product and Service Management Technology  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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. 2KO AFRICA 
    2. Academy of Training and Development 
    3. All Connections cc 
    4. Arise Business Centre 
    5. ATTI IT SOLUTIONS BLOEMFONTEIN 
    6. Broadband College of Technology 
    7. Bytes People Solutions A Division of Altron TMT (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Careers IT (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Critical Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 
    10. CTU Training Solutions 
    11. Delight Computer Training 
    12. Denwin's Computer & Business School 
    13. EAST LONDON MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 
    14. Ekasi IT Solutions CC 
    15. EOH Abantu (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Falcon Business Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    17. False Bay College 
    18. IALE School of Advanced Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    19. In Excess Trading 22 T/A ATTI Polokwane 
    20. iSolve Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    21. IT Certification Academy 
    22. IT SA Computer Services Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies 
    24. Jonda Learning Academy 
    25. Kaelo Computer Training cc 
    26. Kezla Investments 
    27. Konani Training and Development Institute 
    28. NET2G Technologies (Pty) Ltd t/a IT SCHOOL 
    29. NetCampus (Pty) Ltd. 
    30. Ngubeni Corporation 
    31. On the Ball College Pty ltd 
    32. Qhakaza Management Services 
    33. Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology Pty Ltd 
    34. Technology Corporate Management (Pty) Ltd 
    35. The Graduate Institute of South Africa 
    36. Titan Trade Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Umzinyathi Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd 
    38. Whitestone College 
    39. Work Skills Resources 
    40. Xtensive ICT Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    41. Xylo Trading 12 (Pty) Ltd 



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