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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Managing business communications in retail/wholesale practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8734  Managing business communications 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  15 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2001-06-13  2004-06-13  SAQA 0736/01 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-06-13   2008-06-13  

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 manage business communications in preparation for the core and elective standards at this level. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy and literacy on NQF level 4 or equivalent 

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?

    Plans may include objectives, key tasks, resource requirements, personnel requirements, budgets, schedules, communication strategies, priorities and controlling mechanisms?

    Communication techniques including report writing, public speaking at meetings, interviews, internal newsletter, annual report and press releases?

    Develop and implementation activities including taking into account the business environment, culture, external and internal climate, resources available and employee capabilities 

  • 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 
  • Developing and implementing effective communication strategies in a retail / wholesale business
  • Select the appropriate communication method to the information needs of the business.
  • Recognising appropriate information resources and organisational procedures for obtaining and distributing confidential information
  • Applying a range of appropriate internal communication techniques ensuring content and format are appropriate to information requirements.
  • Applying a range of appropriate external communication techniques ensuring content and format are appropriate to information requirements
  • Measuring, evaluating and following up to verify communication is in accordance with requirements 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Developing and implementing effective communication strategies in a retail / wholesale business
  • Select the appropriate communication method to the information needs of the business.
  • Recognising appropriate information resources and organisational procedures for obtaining and distributing confidential information
  • Applying a range of appropriate internal communication techniques ensuring content and format are appropriate to information requirements.
  • Applying a range of appropriate external communication techniques ensuring content and format are appropriate to information requirements
  • Measuring, evaluating and following up to verify communication is in accordance with requirements 


  • 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 businesses?
    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?
    Communication styles appropriate to all situations including selecting the appropriate channel, time and place 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    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 
    The ability to:? 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 CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where follow-up actions are vital to ensure that problems are resolved timeously and that confidential information is received and verified by authorised recipients 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria:The ability to produce the following evidence:
  • Produce and develop a communication plan in accordance with strategic organisational requirements

  • Implement according to business requirements and resources ensuring effectiveness
  • Give a brief description of the various information needs of business practices?

    Describe the range of relevant communication methods used in a R/W business and give an explanation of the purpose and content of such communications
  • Describe the resources that can be used when gathering information for various reports ?

    Describe organisational procedures relating to the dissemination of confidential information
  • Speak effectively to the personnel of a W/R business to enhance the interest of a W/R business?

    Demonstrate techniques for compiling reports utilizing layouts and formats appropriate to information requirements?

    Speak effectively to a group of people to enhance the interest of a W/R business
  • Speak effectively in public to enhance the interest of the R/W business?

    Deal effectively with a media interview to enhance the interest of the R/W business?

    Write effective media publication to enhance the interest of the R/W business?

    Compile and write an effective external business letters to enhance the interst of a R/W business
  • Measure and evaluate communication results against criteria for effectiveness?

    Conduct follow up to verify effective communication in accordance with requirements 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  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.
     
    1. Foschini Retail Group Pty (Ltd) 



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