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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare for an auction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115475  Prepare for an auction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
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 
This Unit Standard is for the person who is involved with the preparing and arranging of auction advertising, with the preparation for an auction, with preparing the site of an auction and with the cleaning and the repairing of items/lots for auction.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing for and arrange auction advertising.
  • Making arrangements and preparing for an auction.
  • Cleaning and repairing items/lots for auction.
  • Preparing the site for an auction. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Unit Standard should be competent in Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Specialised movable property includes motor vehicles, firearms, liquor, computer hardware, computer software, radio-active equipment, items covered by copyright.
  • Documentary proof includes motor vehicle registration, firearm licenses, applicable software licenses, proof of purchase, stock registers.
  • Immovable property includes houses, flats, town houses, hotels, guest houses, office blocks, plots of land, small holdings and farms.
  • Movable property includes all assets other than immovable property.
  • Necessary equipment include, podiums, gavel, PA system, chairs and bidding cards. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for and arrange auction advertising. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant advertising media is identified according to value for money, location and typical readership in relation to the items for auction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A Newspaper advert is compiled and placed in the appropriate publication to meet auction requirements and budgeting restraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Signs and/or banners are designed according to auction requirements and erected and displayed in strategic places in accordance with local authority by-laws. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Posters are designed according to auction requirements and erected in accordance with local authority by-law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Leaflets are designed according to auction requirements and printed within budgeted allocation and distributed according to identified target group. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Make arrangements and prepare for an auction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Necessary equipment is listed and obtained before auction begins. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Necessary equipment is set up according to requirements and checked to be in good working order before the auction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alternative plans are made in advance for implementation should any of the equipment malfunction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Refreshments for an auction are arranged with authorised caterers within the allocated budget. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean and repair items/lots for auction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Items/lots for repair are identified and repair process is authorized according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Items/lots for auction are cleaned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Repaired and cleaned items/lots are checked for readiness in line with requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare site for an auction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    On-site signs/banners are placed correctly in allocated location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified items/lots are numbered numerically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Items or lots are labeled and displayed according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Payment facilities are arranged and set up according to security requirements and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Refreshments are made available in accordance with instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The various types of auctions that the organisation undertakes.
  • Auction organisation procedures and processes.
  • Communication methods and techniques.
  • How to lot items for an auction.
  • Security requirements and standards for an auction site. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding equipment as soon as possible. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to plan, prepare and set up an auction site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that auction details are at hand at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to client information and auctions in order to provide effective data to clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues so that the auction industry is enhanced with a professional image. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to capture and store client and auction information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where accurate information regarding auctions leads to a positive image for the organisation. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48882   Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  80546   Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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.
     
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