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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Place merchandise order 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8136  Place merchandise order 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Grain 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
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 
Placing a merchandice order, without supervision, to ensure correct commodities, quantity, price and delivery terms. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:

Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 1
Attended the course on Introduction to Agri Trade or equivalent.
An understanding of supplier and customer relationships at NQF level 1
An understanding of general safety in the work place at NQF level 1
Basic computer skills at a level to be able to input and extract data to and from the relevant computer system 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision, but with access to work-site procedures and operating instructions. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for ordering merchandise 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Preparing the workarea according to worksite procedures.
Selecting appropriate equipment according to work-site and quality procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
The purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
Reasons for identifying, selecting and using appropriate equipment are explained.
Consequences of not identifying and grouping merchandise according to suppliers are explained.
The consequences of not recording ordering numbers are explained.
All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Determine appropriate ordering method 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Determining the sequence of operation according to work-site procedures;
Identifying and grouping merchandise according to suppliers;
Identifying the correct ordering method and adhering to the prescribed process;
Identifying and selecting appropriate suppliers; 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
The purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
Reasons for identifying, selecting and using appropriate equipment are explained.
Consequences of not identifying and grouping merchandise according to suppliers are explained.
The consequences of not recording ordering numbers are explained.
All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Generate merchandise order 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Executing appropriate ordering methods according to worksite procedures
Recording problems or deviations according to work-site procedures;
Reporting deviations according to work-site procedures.
Recording ordering numbers according to worksite procedures;
Informing affected parties according to worksite procedure;
Storing equipment after completion of the task and according to worksite procedure.
Restoring the workarea after completion of the job. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
The purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
Reasons for identifying, selecting and using appropriate equipment are explained.
Consequences of not identifying and grouping merchandise according to suppliers are explained.
The consequences of not recording ordering numbers are explained.
All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.

Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.

Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Applicable computer systems used to place merchandise orders
Loss control principles relating to the security surrounding ordering numbers 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems in the process of identifying deviations during the order generating process and taking corrective actions. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others in the process of ordering merchandise and informing affected parties. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage one-self by generating merchandise orders without supervision and direct instructions. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information during the process of planning and preparing the sequence of operation according to work-site procedures. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate with others during the process of ordering merchandise and informing affected parties. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology by capturing data on merchandise ordered, on the computer system. 

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 
Values:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principles
    An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14851   National Certificate: Agri Trade Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    2. NWK Beperk 
    3. Senwes Beperk 



    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.