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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Count stock for a stock-take 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114891  Count stock for a stock-take 
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
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 
This unit standard is intended for persons working in the retail and wholesale sector who count stock for either general stock counts or for a financial stocktake.

Persons credited with this unit standard will accurately count stock following all organisational procedures. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Numeracy and literacy at NQF level 1 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for stock count. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance and the effect of stock count on the business are explained in terms of shrinkage, profits, stock levels and customer service. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Instructions for stock counts are interpreted according to organisational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The identified stock is prepared for counting according to organisational requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Count stock. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Stock counts include both manual and electronic count procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The procedures for the counting of stock are explained as it applies to the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Stock is checked and sorted for stock counts according to organisational counting requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Stock is counted and recorded following organisational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Procedures for correcting errors are explained according to organisational requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Perform post stock count housekeeping functions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Post stock count housekeeping requirements are explained in terms of its impact on customer service. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Evidence of stock counts is removed to meet the organisation's housekeeping standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Stock displays are checked if they meet pre stock count merchandising standards. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Programmes leading to the award of credits from this unit standard will be accredited by the relevant SETA in its ETQA role. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevent SETA ETQA.

Internal Moderations will be performed by the Accredited Providers whilst the relevant ETQA will perform external moderations of assessments across the Accredited Providers according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
A demonstrated understanding of the following embedded knowledge as it applies to the counting of stock in a wholesale or retail outlet:
  • The impact and effect of correct and incorrect stock counts on the business
  • Organisation's procedure for the counting of stock
  • Post stock count housekeeping requirements
  • Methods for preparing stock for counting
  • Interpreting instructions for stock count 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems.

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Count stock.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • Stock is checked and sorted for stock counts according to organisational counting requirements.
  • Procedures for correcting errors are explained according to organisational requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Perform post stock count housekeeping functions.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Post stock count housekeeping requirements are explained in terms of its impact on customer service.
  • Evidence of stock counts is removed to meet the organisation's housekeeping standards.
  • Stock displays meet pre stock count merchandising standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Instructions for stock counts are interpreted according to organisational procedures.

    Assessment criteria:
  • Instructions for stock counts are interpreted according to organisational procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related system.

    Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare for stock count.
  • Perform post stock count housekeeping functions.

    Assessment criteria:
  • The importance and the effect of stock ciutsnon the business are explained in terms of shrinkage, profits, stock levels and customer service.
  • Post stock count housekeeping requirements are explained in terms of its impact on customer service. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58010   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-04-08  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  49280   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Distribution  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  67569   National Certificate: Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59326   National Certificate: International Trade  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  48763   National Certificate: Retail Shop Floor Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-05-02  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58206   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  58308   National Certificate: Informal Small Business Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  49792   National Certificate: Retail Perishable Food  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-10-22  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  48764   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Sales Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  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.
     
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    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.