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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the processing of transactions in a wholesale and retail outlet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258157  Explain the processing of transactions in a wholesale and retail outlet 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 intended for people who are responsible for cashing up outlet cashiers with no previous experience of recording transactions and processing payment.

It is important these persons have a good knowledge of the recording of transactions and processing of payments in order to solve queries that may arise when cashing up and balance point of sale.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Explaining how to record transactions at Point of Sale.
  • Explaining processing payment at Point of Sale.
  • Explaining the investigation of overs and shortages at Point of Sale. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain how to record transactions at Point of Sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The start-of-day and end-of-day procedures required at the Point of Sale are explained as they apply to the outlet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedure for recording transactions as used in the outlet is explained with practical examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correcting of errors in the recording of transactions is explained as they apply to the outlet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Security measures applicable to the recording of transactions are explained as they apply to the outlet. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain processing payment at Point of Sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cash is sorted and packed at Point of Sale according to outlet specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various forms of payments are identified as accepted by the outlet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Forms of validating the various payment methods are explained as they apply to the outlet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedure for calculating and handing over change is explained as it applies to the outlet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Security requirements for the control of cash at Point of Sale is explained as they apply to the outlet. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the investigation of overs and shortages at Point of Sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The causes of overs and shortages at Point of Sale are explained as they apply to the outlet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method for investigating overs and shortages are explained as they apply to the outlet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Explain how variances at Point of Sale are investigated according to outlet policies and procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in the specific outcomes of the unit standard as well as the integrated competence described in the purpose of the unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Outlet start and end of day procedures at Point of Sale.
  • Outlet procedure for recording transactions.
  • Outlet method for the correcting of errors at Point of Sale.
  • Outlet security measures applicable to the recording of transactions.
  • Outlet methods for the sorting and packing of cash at Point of Sale.
  • The various forms of payments accepted by the outlet along with the procedure for accepting them.
  • Applicable forms of validating the various payment methods.
  • The outlets procedure for calculating and handing over change.
  • Outlet security requirements for the control of cash at Point of Sale.
  • The causes of overs and shortages at Point of Sale and methods of investigating shortages and overages. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems associated with processing payments at Point of Sale by employing responsible decision-making and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or role-players in investigating overs and shortages at Point of Sales. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in discharging ones duties and responsibilities within the W&R business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using appropriate modes of oral and/or written persuasion in dealing with all role-players to achieve customer satisfaction in a W&R business. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving relating to overs and shortages exist in a variety of related contexts. 

    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
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Aboutlearning Pty Ltd 
    2. Bachique 705 Trading as The New House of Busby (Pty Ltd) 
    3. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    4. Durban University of Technology 
    5. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    6. Gemini Training And Development Pty Ltd 
    7. Marrian Ridge Computer Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    9. Passionate About People 
    10. Related Education Pty Ltd 
    11. Spar Group Ltd 
    12. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 



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