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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Present a visual display in a wholesale or retail outlet 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258215  Present a visual display in a wholesale or 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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 displaying merchandise visually in a wholesale or retail outlet.

These people are given broad outlines as to the requirements of the display but have freedom to alter the display to the requirements of the outlet and must present the display in a visually appealing manner.

Qualifying learners will be capable of:
  • Preparing to erect a visual merchandise display.
  • Adapting the visual merchandising plan to the outlet's requirements.
  • Displaying the merchandise in a visually appealing manner. 

  • 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.
  • Evaluating a visually merchandised display. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Adapt the visual merchandising plan to the outlet's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of visual merchandising plans is explained as it applies to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The provided guidelines are interpreted as applicable to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The policy of adapting visual merchandising plans to the different outlets is explained as it applies to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need to adapt the plan is explained as it applies to the outlet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The visual merchandise plan is adapted for implementation to the required standard as applicable to the organisation and outlet. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to erect a visual merchandise display. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plan the display using the appropriate visual merchandise techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The display area is prepared according to the organisation's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock is gathered according to the visual merchandising display plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Where required stock is not available the plan is adapted to ensure the visual display will still meet the requirements of the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Display the merchandise in a visually appealing manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Merchandise is displayed visually to create the desired effect using visual merchandising display principals applicable to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    High risk merchandise is displayed to prevent shrinkage and losses according to organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fixtures and props appropriate to the visual display are used in terms of the stock characteristics and organisational policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Signage and ticketing appropriate to the display and the products is used according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Display equipment is handled in a manner that minimises damage and maintains safety of staff and customers. 


    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 
  • The policy regarding the adapting of visual merchandising plans.
  • The organisation's policies and procedures for gathering stock for the display and the security over this stock until the display is completed. 

  • 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 adapting visual merchandising plans 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 when erecting visual merchandise displays in an outlet. 

    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 the required display in a W&R outlet. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world, as a set of related systems by recognising that well displayed merchandise will have a major impact on the image of the organisation and sales for the outlet. 

    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. 2013/077851/07 South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Aboutlearning Pty Ltd 
    3. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    4. C C S SKills Development 
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    9. Luleka Business Academy 
    10. Marsillo Consulting 
    11. Michris Consulting And Global Skills 
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    14. PHARMACY DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    15. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    16. QT Training (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Related Education Pty Ltd 
    18. Shumani Training and Hr Solutions Pty Ltd 
    19. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 
    20. Thuto- Lore Academy 
    21. Timnet Management Consulting 
    22. Visual Excellence Trading 508 (Pty) Ltd 



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