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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control of stock 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8141  Control of stock 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Grain 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:

Effectively applying stock control measures without direct supervision, to minimise losses. 

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 2.
  • Care for electronic equipment and measuring instruments.
  • Attended the course on Introduction to Agri Trade or equivalent.
  • An understanding of supplier and customer relationships at NQF level 1
  • Basic principles of handling and storing of hazardous substances as stipulated in the Hazardous Substances Act 15 of 1973
  • Basic knowledge and principles of loss control.
  • Basic requirements of handling and storing weapons and ammunition as stipulated in the Weapons and Ammunitions Act 75 of 1996
  • Basic computer skills at a level to be able to input and extract data to and from the relevant computer system
  • An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 1 

  • 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 controling of stock 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Preparing the workarea according to stock controlling procedures.
    Identifying and selecting appropriate areas for control.
    Identifying and applying prescribed safety rules and regulations. 

    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.

    Consequences of not clarifying stock deviations according to work site procedures are explained.

    Reasons for identifying and reporting deviations according to work site procedures are explained.

    Purpose of informing affected parties of deviations and taking corrective action. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Complete the process of adjusting stock levels 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Clarifying stock deviations according to work-site procedures.
    Adjusting stock levels according to work-site procedures.
    Identifying inappropriate stock for removal according to work-site procedures.
    Reporting deviations according to work-site procedures and statutory requirements. 

    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.

    Consequences of not clarifying stock deviations according to work site procedures are explained.

    Reasons for identifying and reporting deviations according to work site procedures are explained.

    Purpose of informing affected parties of deviations and taking corrective action. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply stock control measures 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Determining frequency of stock control measures for various commodities according to worksite procedures
    Applying stock control measures according to worksite procedures and statutory requirements
    Analysing and interpreting stock level deviations according to work-site procedures
    Re-determining stock levels according to worksite procedures when applicable
    Determining frequency and method of stock rotations according to work-site procedures
    Applying stock rotation methods according to work-site 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.

    Consequences of not clarifying stock deviations according to work site procedures are explained.

    Reasons for identifying and reporting deviations according to work site procedures are explained.

    Purpose of informing affected parties of deviations and taking corrective action. 


    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 
    Quality - and loss control principles

    Stock controlling principles

    Techniques of stock control. 

    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 frequency of stock rotations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of controlling stock levels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself by identifying and selecting commodities to be controlled. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information during the stock control process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the process of recording and reporting deviations in stock levels. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology by extracting information from computer systems to adjust stock levels. 

    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:

    All learners should demonstrate :
  • 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  14854   National Certificate: Agric Sales and Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  20151   National Certificate: Grain Handling 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. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    3. Deloitte 
    4. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    5. Mpontshe Training 
    6. NWK Beperk 
    7. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling (MP) 
    8. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    9. Senwes Beperk 
    10. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    11. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 



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