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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Occupational Certificate: Purchasing Officer|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|91788||Occupational Certificate: Purchasing Officer|
|Development Quality Partner - CIPS|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 11 - Services||Wholesale and Retail|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||161||Not Applicable||NQF Level 06||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|62089||National Diploma: Supply Chain Management||Level 6||NQF Level 06||240||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Purchasing Officer.
Purchasing Officers prepare and process orders for goods and services, monitor stock levels and supply sources and maintain stock and inventory levels, record and coordinate the flow of materials between departments and prepare production schedules and administer and coordinate storage and distribution operations within organisations.
A qualified learner will be able to:
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply started a process of developing Supply Chain Management Qualifications to be registered on the South African National Qualifications Framework. The aim of the development was to compile qualifications that would align to an internationally benchmarked occupational framework for supply chain practitioners.
The Level 5 and Level 8 Supply Chain Management qualifications were registered on the NQF from 2 December 2009 with recommendations by the SAQA consultative panel for the NQF Level 6 qualification to be rewritten into Level 6 and Level 7 qualifications. At the time of planning for the development of these qualifications, the new occupational development landscape was under discussion and SAQA determined that the qualifications should be developed against the QCTO requirements.
The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification are people who perform various functions within the purchasing, procurement or buying environments.
This qualification resides as one of several in the purchasing, supply and procurement environments and makes allowance for any feeder occupations to gain access to the Purchasing Officer occupation. The Purchasing Officer qualification also makes provision for people to progress within this discipline to different areas including negotiations, developing contracts, purchasing performance measurement and purchasing and supply relationship management in purchasing and supply.
The main benefits of this qualification for the learner is that the learner has an opportunity to be recognised as a qualified and certificated Purchasing Officer with well-structured, relevant and current competencies, which therefore means the work completed will be compliant with the relevant legislation.
Society will be served by a qualified Purchasing Officer who can not only undertake work with improved skills but can also undertake this work with a full awareness of the importance of legal and other requirements.
The overall benefits for the economy would include efficient and effective Purchasing Officer competencies available to be utilised by various sectors for economic growth.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.
RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 59.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 64.
This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 38.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. The ability to negotiate purchasing and supply goods and services.
2. The ability to develop contracts in purchasing and supply.
3. The ability to monitor and measure purchasing performance.
4. The ability to manage purchasing and supply relationships.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria.
The external assessment will be conducted through written assessments based on the work experience component and will be assessed by registered assessors. The written examination will be concluded at an approved assessment site and marked by global examiners appointed by the Professional Body.
|The international comparability study conducted specifically focused on identifying occupational standards or qualifications used in other countries that might contain indicators of best practice that could be used for comparison with or in the development of the supply chain management qualifications at Level 5 and Level 7 to be submitted for registration on the South African NQF.
These were therefore considered during the generation and wider consultation processes with specific reference to functional analysis and occupational mapping processes. In general terms Purchasing, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management were well covered by the above exemplars but coverage of International Trade and Export is limited.
The identification of tasks and job profiles is based upon a sound methodology and extensive consultation with practitioners, resulting in valid and credible outputs that informed the development of the qualifications and unit standards. Useful comparisons may be drawn between the environmental trends identified in the best practice countries and those affecting the competencies covered in these qualifications and unit standards.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.
The curriculum title and code is: Occupational Certificate: Purchasing Officer: 332302000.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 62089, "National Diploma: Supply Chain Management", Level 6, 240 credits.
Qualifying for External Assessment:
In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience.
This qualification does not have any associated part qualifications.
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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