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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Agric Sales and Services 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
14854  National Certificate: Agric Sales and Services 
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 Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  161  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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   2022-06-30  

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 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to access learning in Agri Sales and Services, which include opportunities for learners to grow in the specific field.

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 ordering, receiving, pricing, storing, selling and marketing of merchandise as well as implementing and running promotions. Learners will demonstrate an understanding of broader business principles such as interpretation of financial reports applicable to the Agri Trade as well as coordinating promotional activities, customer service and supervision of people. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained a qualification at NQF level 2 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 guidelines considering a range of options after completion of the following unit standards in three specified areas:

Fundamental learning:

* Literacy and communication at NQF level 4
* Numeracy at NQF level 4
* Interpret financial reports

Core learning:

* Place merchandise order
* Receive merchandise
* Pricing of merchandise
* Storage of stock
* Determine stock levels
* Complete sales transactions
* Control of stock
* Marketing of merchandise
* Purchase merchandise
* Selling goods and services
* Providing customer service
* Contribute to the planning allocation and supervision of work

Elective learning:

* Implement and run promotions
* Coordinating promotional activities
* Provide effective administrative support
* Function as a safety, health and environmental representative
* Maintain sound labour relations 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT:

Learners will produce evidence of the following:

* Verbal and written explanations of reasons for adhering to operational- and work site procedures as well as statutory requirements, adhering to specific sequence of operations, taking corrective actions, identifying, recording and reporting deviations and data capturing.

* Demonstrations of a range of administrative transactions, receiving, checking, pricing and controlling of stock, coordinating, implementing and running promotions, marketing merchandise and providing customer service in the work place.

* Using a range of computer hardware to input data on the computer system and producing information to make decisions. 

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 or 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
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology


    20 credits must be accumulated from any Unit Standards from the field of Communication Studies and Language level 4

    16 credits must be accumulated from any Unit Standards from the field of Mathematical Literacy level 4

    Learners have to do one elective Unit Standard 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  8144  Complete sales transactions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8140  Determine stock levels  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8138  Pricing of merchandise  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8137  Receive merchandise  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8141  Control of stock  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13195  Lead workgroup activities relating to material preparation processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  8145  Marketing of Merchandise  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  8254  Providing customer service  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Core  8146  Purchase Merchandise  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  8284  Selling goods and services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Fundamental  12154  Apply comprehension skills to engage oral texts in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12155  Apply comprehension skills to engage written texts in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7465  Collect and use data to establish complex statistical and probability models and solve related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7485  Demonstrate understanding of real and complex number systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7484  Describe, represent, analyse and explain changes in shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space with justification  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8977  Evaluate literary texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7482  Find the derivatives and antiderivatives of a range of sample functions and apply these to problems involving curve sketching, areas under curves, maxima and minima and rates of change  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7481  Find the derivatives and integrals of a range of functions including the trigonometric functions and apply these to problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7630  Interpreting financial reports in Retail/Wholesale practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Fundamental  8978  Motivate judgements on selected literary texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7466  Represent and operate on complex numbers in non-trivial situations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7483  Solve problems involving sequences and series in real and simulated situations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12153  Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7470  Work with a wide range of patterns and inverses of functions and solve related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  12620  Apply basic safety principles in the context of conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  11235  Maintain effective working relationships with other members of staff  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8286  Co-ordinating promotional activities  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  8143  Implement and run promotions  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10136  Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    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. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    3. Liberty College of Excellence (Pty) Ltd 
    4. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling 
    5. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    6. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 



    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.