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

Displaying and marking merchandise 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8280  Displaying and marking merchandise 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2008-11-01  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-01   2012-11-01  

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 is a core unit standard leading to a National Certificate in Retail/Wholesale processes. Its purpose is to provide skills that will transform practices in the retail sector and to enable movement across the field 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy skills at the equivalent of ABET 4 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Techniques for arranging merchandise including adjusting shelves, customer accessibility, displaying price tags, discount coupons, promotional signs,?

    Techniques for marking merchandise including bar coding, product labelling?

    Housekeeping activities including cleaning/dusting display areas, adjusting shelving, replenishing merchandise, checking for damaged merchandise 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    The demonstrated ability to make decisions and consider options. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Displaying merchandise using a range of techniques for arranging merchandise on display units in retail/wholesale outlets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Marking merchandise using a range of techniques for indicating prices on merchandise and display units in retail/wholesale outlets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Performing a range of housekeeping activities for maintaining quantity, quality and presentation of merchandise displays in retail/wholesale outlets. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Programmes leading to the award of credits from this unit standard will be accredited through the Retail and Wholesale SETA, in its ETQA role.

    Moderation will be performed by the FETQA (Further Education Training Quality Assurer) 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The demonstrated understanding of:?

    Organisational procedures for arranging merchandise on display units in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Organisational housekeeping standards for maintaining merchandise displays?

    Packing and presentation techniques for arranging different categories of merchandise on display units?

    Techniques and equipment for marking prices on products and display units?

    Techniques for arranging merchandise on display units 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems when arranging merchandise displays so that display unit shelves are adjusted and packed to ensure accessibility of merchandise to customers while maintaining safety of customers moving around in the immediate vicinity 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Work effectively with members of the community when delivering customer service so that the special needs of customers are attended to in a helpful and pleasant manner 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise and manage oneself and ones activities when displaying different categories of merchandise so that sufficient thought is given as to how the displays can be arranged for customer accessibility 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Organise and evaluate information when marking prices on products and display units so that correct prices are displayed for merchandise 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria:

    The ability to produce all of the following evidence

    :Evidence must be authenticated by a requested retail assessor:?

    Describe organisational procedures for arranging merchandise on display units in retail/wholesale outlets?

    Describe housekeeping procedures for maintaining merchandise displays?

    Demonstrate techniques for arranging merchandise on display units in an attractive and accessible manner?

    Demonstrate techniques for marking prices on merchandise and display units 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  13718   National Certificate: Retail and Wholesale Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-12-03  W&RSETA 
    Core  22154   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Boland College Head Office 
    3. Boxer Superstores (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Buffalo City Public FET College - St Marks Campus 
    5. CAPE COLLEGE 
    6. Contra-Lit Pty Ltd 
    7. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    8. Foschini Retail Group Pty Ltd 
    9. Lewis Stores (pty) Ltd 
    10. Masstores (Pty) Ltd 
    11. New Clicks South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
    12. NOFESA cc 
    13. Northlink College - Protea Campus 
    14. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Owl Business Training PTY LTD 
    16. P&L Hardware(Pty)Ltd 
    17. Port Elizabeth Public FET College - Russell Road College 
    18. Shoprite Checkers 
    19. Truworths Ltd 
    20. Woolworths Pty Ltd 



    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.