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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Diploma: Agri Sales and Service Management 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
14852  National Diploma: Agri Sales and Service Management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Diploma  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  246  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2023-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is registered at level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to access learning in Agri Sales and Service Management, which include opportunities for learners to grow in the field of Agri Trade Management.

Learners will be able to combine fundamental, core and elective unit standards in order to gain competence linked to best practice. Learners will, once qualified and assessed as competent, be able to demonstrate competence in principles of local and international trade, managing transactions, promotional strategies, stock and financial decision-making. Learners will also demonstrate an understanding of broader business management principles such as budget control and cost allocation, work place supervision, labour relations and performance management. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained a qualification at NQF level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework or will have demonstrated competence at this level through recognition of prior learning.


RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING:

This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole through the recognition of prior learning. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
The learner will have demonstrated ability to make decisions and provide management guidelines considering a range of options after completion of the following unit standards in three specified areas:

Fundamental learning:

* Business communication
* Numeracy at NQF level 5
* Writing business reports

Core learning:

* Plan merchandise layout
* Managing cash and credit transactions
* Managing merchandise policy
* Develop and implement promotion strategies
* Developing customer service policy
* Managing stock
* Allocate costs and control budgets
* Provide work place supervision
* Provide effective administrative support
* Manage performance of people

Elective learning:

* Applying basic principles of local and international trade
* Interpret financial reports
* Co-ordinate and control sales and marketing function
* Develop and implement marketing plan
* Assess and manage risk
* Assist conduct of internal audits
* Maintain compliance with policy, procedures and legal requirements
* Maintain sound labour relations
* Recruitment and selection of personnel 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT:

Learners will produce evidence of the following:

* Verbal and written explanations of reasons for following operational- and work site procedure as well as statutory requirements.

* Demonstrations of a range of administrative measures ensuring compliance to stock management principles, cash and credit management as well as basic principles of local and international trade.

* Demonstrations of a range of management measures ensuring compliance, performance management and labour relations.

* Demonstrations of a range of business management principles, including marketing- and promotional principles, risk management and financial- and managerial accounting principles. 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
This qualification is comparable to the equivalent Nieu Zealand qualification. 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification, or assessment against this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to agreed ETQA procedures.

Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

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

NOTES 
1. This qualification is compiled of unit standards from different fields of learning as well as from SETA"S within those fields of learning.

2. Unit standards developed by the SGB for Secondary Agriculture are unique and contain no symbol next to them.

3. Unit standards from other fields of learning are identified by a symbol, to indicate from which field of learning or SETA they are taken. The legend for the different symbols are:
  • Retail and Wholesale SETA
  • Business Commerce and Management field of learning
  • Education, Training and Development Field of Learning
  • Adapted from the Nieu Zealand Database of Vocational Qualifications
  • Services Field of Learning

    The Unit Standard, Business Communication level 5, as well as the Unit Standards from the field of Mathematical Literacy level 5, are not developed yet 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  10137  Conduct project documentation management to support project processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11473  Manage individual and team performance  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  8155  Plan Merchandise layout  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  12999  Contribute to the management of costs and the enhancement of value  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  8287  Developing and implementing promotion strategies  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Core  8255  Developing customer service policy  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  14214  Evaluate and improve the project team`s performance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  8277  Managing cash and credit transactions  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25 
    Core  8282  Managing merchandise policy  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  30 
    Core  7597  Managing stock  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Fundamental  8734  Managing business communications in retail/wholesale practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Fundamental  8252  Writing business reports in Retail/Wholesale practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  8023  Applying basic principles of local and international trade  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10017  Comply with legal requirements and understand implications  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  12609  Contribute to effective working relationships  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10013  Identify and utilise marketing resources to meet objectives  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7630  Interpreting financial reports in Retail/Wholesale practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  7923  Carry out surveillance investigations and audits  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  10070  Develop and implement marketing plan in line with marketing strategy  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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. Kaap Agri Training Centre 
    2. Thembeni Skills Development Trading and Projects (Pty) Ltd 



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