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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Implementing CFTA Retail/Wholesale practices 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7599  Implementing CFTA Retail/Wholesale practices 
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 4  NQF Level 04  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 1351/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 is an elective standard towards the qualification in Retail Sales and Service at NQF 4. It provides a progression route to further specialisation in the area of CFTA and also raises these practices to a world class standard 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Factors influencing stock movement including stock levels, stock covers, forward plans?

    Appropriate measures including mark-downs, redistribution of stock?

    Merchandising processes including space allocation, merchandise contribution, sizing curves, forward plans, stock
    covers, stock takes 

  • UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and con 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options when: 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Analysing and evaluating customer feedback when planning assortments and determining sizing ratios for implementing fashion trends and seasonal ranges in accordance with buying strategies for CFTA products? Sourcing products and placing orders on selected suppliers ensuring lead times and costs are aligned with buying strategies for CFTA retail/wholesale outlets?

    Interpreting marketing plans and implementing promotional packaging, ticketing and visual displays in accordance with merchandising standards?

    Implementing and monitoring packaging procedures ensuring appropriate techniques are utilised when packaging different categories of CFTA products?

    =Implementing appropriate measures for realigning stock movement with projected sales budgets and profit margins for CFTA departments?

    Implementing standards and managing a range of merchandising processes for departments in CFTA retail/wholesale outlets?

    Monitoring stock levels, sell-off rates and store pr 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Factors influencing stock movement including stock levels, stock covers, forward plans?

    Appropriate measures including mark-downs, redistribution of stock?

    Merchandising processes including space allocation, merchandise contribution, sizing curves, forward plans, stock covers, stock takes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The ability to produce all of the following types of evidence: 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment Criteria:

    The ability to produce all of the following types of evidence:Evidence should be conducted by a registered assessor:?

    Develop a merchandising strategy from a given case study for a CFTA retail/wholesale outlet?

    Perform a sample procedure for planning assortments and determining sizing ratios when implementing buying plans for CFTA retail/wholesale outlets?

    Describe procedures for reducing excess stock levels of unseasonal CFTA products?

    Demonstrate techniques for sourcing merchandise and placing orders with selected CFTA suppliers
  • Demonstrate techniques for interpreting marketing plans and implementing assembly of promotional CFTA product displays

  • Demonstrate techniques for evaluating CFTA stock movement and implementingappropriate measures to remedy excesses/shortages in stocks of CFTA merchandise ?

    Produce evidence of recent CFTA product categories introduced as a result of feedback received from customers 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Factors influencing stock movement including stock levels, stock covers, forward plans?

    Appropriate measures including mark-downs, redistribution of stock?

    Merchandising processes including space allocation, merchandise contribution, sizing curves, forward plans, stock covers, stock takes
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Retail/Wholesale SETA will use this standard primarily to accredit providers.

    Moderation will be provided by the FETQA 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:?

    Product knowledge (fabric content, construction, sizing specifications, characteristics, colour and fabric co-ordination, materials) and market-related pricing trends?

    Organisational merchandising procedures and standards for CFTA products?

    Organisational procedures and standards for displaying different categories of CFTA products?

    Packaging strategies for different categories of CFTA products?

    Techniques for analysing and evaluating customer needs for CFTA products?

    Techniques for planning assortments and determining sizing ratios for different categories of CFTA products?

    Organisational procedures for sourcing and ordering different categories of CFTA products?

    CFTA suppliers database and related service costs?

    Retail mathematics for compiling sales budgets and calculating profit margins 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems when sourcing CFTA products and placing orders with suppliers so that lead times and costs are aligned with overall merchandising strategy of organisation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where ongoing monitoring of stock levels, sell-off rates and customer profiles provide essential resources for determining future buying strategies and overall merchandising success of the organisation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect, organise, analyse and critically evaluate information when planning assortments and determining sizing ratios so that new ranges of CFTA products are aligned to customer requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively when informing staff of marketing plans for product promotions so that creativity and flair play an active role in visual presentations of product displays 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria:

    The ability to produce all of the following types of evidence:Evidence should be conducted by a registered assessor:?

    Develop a merchandising strategy from a given case study for a CFTA retail/wholesale outlet?

    Perform a sample procedure for planning assortments and determining sizing ratios when implementing buying plans for CFTA retail/wholesale outlets?

    Describe procedures for reducing excess stock levels of unseasonal CFTA products?

    Demonstrate techniques for sourcing merchandise and placing orders with selected CFTA suppliers?

    Demonstrate techniques for interpreting marketing plans and implementing assembly of promotional CFTA product displays?

    Demonstrate techniques for evaluating CFTA stock movement and implementingappropriate measures to remedy excesses/shortages in stocks of CFTA merchandise ?

    Produce evidence of recent CFTA product categories introduced as a result of feedback received from customers 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  13719   National Certificate: Retail and Wholesale, Sales and Service Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  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. Buffalo City Public FET College - St Marks Campus 
    2. CAPE COLLEGE 
    3. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    4. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    5. Port Elizabeth Public FET College - Russell Road College 



    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.