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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Break bulk, pack and label stock 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258175  Break bulk, pack and label stock 
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 
In the W&R industry much stock is received from suppliers in large cartons/packs. These "bulk" packs are put into the storeroom and are "broken" into smaller packs to be inter-branched to stores from the Distribution Centre. These smaller packs are taken from the storeroom to fill display shelves in smaller packs or even singles and could be sold to customers in smaller packs or singles.

This unit standard is intended for those individuals who are responsible for breaking the bulk pack and storing and labelling the smaller packs or single units and packing them for dispatch.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Receiving bulk stock.
  • Breaking bulk and storing packs.
  • Packing items.
  • Labelling items. 

  • 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 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Receive bulk stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bulk stock to be broken into smaller packs is identified and sorted as it applies to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bulk stock to be broken is stored in demarcated areas as required by the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Organisational procedures for the breaking of bulk are explained with reference to specific stock items. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures may include, but are not limited to:
  • Where it takes place, when it takes place, whether broken into singles/inners/shrinkwraps and security requirements.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Break bulk and store packs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Bulk is broken into required units according to organisational procedures taking into account the safety procedures and the characteristics of the product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The method of storage is explained with regard to the type of items to be stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Item types, may include but is not limited to:
  • Nature of product [solid, liquid, and gas], high value items, size, weight, dangerous items, perishables, edibles, vulnerable products and bond storage for customs clearance.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Storage is explained in relation to the legislation relevant to the organisation and the merchandise. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relevant legislation may include, but is not limited to:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, South African Bureau of Standards Codes and Dangerous Goods Act.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Broken bulk is stored according to organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Pack items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe working procedures and housekeeping practices are applied when packing items according to organisational procedures and stock characteristics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stock characteristics may include, but is not limited to:
  • Fragile, high value, dangerous, items requiring wrapping, items to be packed upright and perishables.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The quantity and type of packing material and packing tools required are identified and prepared in relation to the packing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Defects and damages are identified and handled in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Goods are packed into the appropriate containers for transportation purposes following organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Containers may include, but is not limited to:
  • Carrier bags, pallets, rollertainers, tote bins and cartons.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Containers are sealed in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Label items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Organisational requirements for the labelling of broken bulk are explained with reference to specific stock items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources for labelling items are located according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Labelling equipment is used according to manufacturer and organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Items are labelled in accordance with organisational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Labelling includes, but is not limited to:
  • Customer name, designation, content description and number of items, date of receipt and tagging.
     


  • 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 
  • Organisational procedures for breaking of bulk stock.
  • Types of stock in the organisation that requires breaking and the units into which it is to be broken.
  • Organisational safety procedures for breaking bulk stock.
  • Methods of storing and packing different bulk stock types.
  • Organisational safety procedures for packing items.
  • Organisational requirements for housekeeping breaking, packing and labelling of stock/items.
  • Use of organisational breaking and labelling equipment.
  • Types of containers used by the organisation. 

  • 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 breaking bulk stock in ones own area of responsibility 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 breaking bulk packing and labelling stock. 

    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 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  49280   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Distribution  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    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. A and S Training Consultancy 
    2. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    3. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    4. Intercept Consulting and Training Solutions 
    5. Lightbrary Development Solutions Pty Ltd 
    6. Liza Gresse Consulting 
    7. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    8. REATS Training Services 
    9. Related Education Pty Ltd 
    10. Southern Ambition 653 CC 
    11. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 
    12. Timnet Management Consulting 
    13. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



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