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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supervise customer service standards 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
118028  Supervise customer service standards 
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 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 
This unit standard is intended for people who supervise service standards in wholesale and retail stores. Persons credited with this standard can select from a wide choice of procedures ranging from standard to non-standard. They are responsible for the achievement of group output.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to identify areas of service impact, analyse existing service standards and compare them to organisational service requirements. They will also be able to draw up and implement action plans to improve service standards. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learners has completed Grade 12 or equivalent before attempting this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Specific Outcome 1: Implement customer service standards in accordance with the prescribed organisational requirements.

Assessment Criteria:
  • "Moments of truth" are explained based on their impact on customer impressions.
    Range: "Moments of truth" includes but is not limited to all areas where the customer would experience good or bad service and includes but is not limited to stock availability, hygiene and cleanliness, where they interact with team members, product quality. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement customer service standards in accordance with the prescribed organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    "Moments of truth" are explained based on their impact on customer impressions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Moments of truth" includes but is not limited to all areas where the customer would experience good or bad service and includes but is not limited to stock availability, hygiene and cleanliness, where they interact with team members, product quality.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Service standards are identified as required by the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Service standards are evaluated in terms of existing service delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A comparison between existing and required service standards is conducted, and gaps are identified according to organisation's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Improve customer service standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An action plan to improve service standards is developed within the constraints and priorities of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The success of the action plan is evaluated and adapted according to identified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Oversee the handling of customer queries and complaints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures for handling queries and complaints are explained according to organisation's policy and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The handling of queries and complaints is monitored and evaluated against the organisation's requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-compliance with standards is identified and corrective actions are taken/suggested in accordance with organisation's policy. 


    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 relevant SETA ETQA.

    Moderation:

    Internal Moderations will be performed by the Accredited Providers whilst the specific 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 
    Learning programme covering this unit standard must address the following knowledge areas:
  • The areas falling within the term "moments of truth".
  • Organisation's service standards.
  • Organisational procedure for handling customer queries and complaints.
  • How to compile action plans. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Improve customer service standards.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • An action plan to improve service standards is developed within the constraints and priorities of the organisation.
  • The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications.
  • The success of the action plan is evaluated and adapted according to identified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Improve customer service standards.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Improve customer service standards.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • An action plan to improve service standards is developed within the constraints and priorities of the organisation.
  • The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications.
  • The success of the action plan is evaluated and adapted according to identified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Specific Outcome 1: Implement customer service standards in accordance with the prescribed organisational requirements.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • "Moments of truth" are explained based on their impact on customer impressions.
    Range: "Moments of truth" includes but is not limited to all areas where the customer would experience good or bad service and includes but is not limited to stock availability, hygiene and cleanliness, where they interact with team members, product quality.
  • Service standards are identified as required by the organisation.
  • Service standards are evaluated in terms of existing service delivery.
  • A comparison between existing and required service standards is conducted, and gaps are identified according to organisation's procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Specific Outcome 2: Improve customer service standards.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The action plan is communicated to all role-players within agreed timeframes and meets organisational specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Specific Outcome 3: Oversee the handling of customer queries and complaints.

    Assessment Criteria:
  • The procedures for handling queries and complaints are explained according to organisation's policy and procedures.
  • The handling of queries and complaints is monitored and evaluated against the organisation's requirements.
  • Non-compliance with standards is identified and corrective actions are taken/suggested in accordance with organisation's policy. 

  • 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 
    Moment of truth in this unit standard refers to any moment where the customer forms an impression as to the service levels and image of the organisation. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50309   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  49397   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations Supervision  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  71949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67463   Further Education and Training Certificate: Human Resources Management and Practices Support  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  78965   Further Education and Training Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  67464   Further Education and Training Certificate: Marketing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-07-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  72050   Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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    10. ATTI Nelspruit Pty Ltd 
    11. AVAX SA 481 CC. T/A Mandisa Development Services 
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    15. Braune Training (Pty) Ltd 
    16. BRIGHT IDEA PROJECTS 447 PTY LTD T/A MIND -THE- GAP 
    17. BUCKS BUB TRADING 5 CC 
    18. Business Management Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Busisipho Skills (Pty) Ltd 
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    21. CENTRAL BUSINESS ACADEMY PTY LTD 
    22. College of Production Technology 
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    24. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise 
    25. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    26. D Z D TRADING AND PROJECTS 24 
    27. Damelin Education Group 
    28. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    29. DURBAN BUSINESS COLLEGE 
    30. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    31. EDUTEL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    32. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
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    49. IMSIMBI TRAINING PTY LTD 
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    56. JB Training Solutions 
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    59. Keptel 
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    61. Khantsha Projects NPC 
    62. KN Business Solutions 
    63. Kuyakhula Development Initiatives 
    64. KZN BUSINESS TRAINING CENTRE 
    65. LETZAA Group 
    66. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    67. Liza Gresse Consulting 
    68. Londimvelo Consultants 
    69. Luleka Business Academy 
    70. Mabuya Amahle Trading 
    71. Machabelele Associates 
    72. Magnico Products (PTY) LTD 
    73. Makaota Training Consultants 
    74. Mamuhle Academy 
    75. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    76. Marrian Ridge Computer Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    77. Marsillo Consulting 
    78. Masstores (Pty) Ltd 
    79. Mcebo Technologies 
    80. Milpark Education (Pty) Ltd (previously known as Milpark Business School) 
    81. Mimosa Business Consultants 
    82. Mission Point Consulting 
    83. MML Consulting CC. 
    84. Mortarboard Training Solutions 
    85. Mr Price Group Ld 
    86. MSC Education Holdings Pty Ltd 
    87. MUHANGWENE DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISE 
    88. MULTI MODE LEARNING 
    89. Nalengmokoni Investors (Pty) Ltd 
    90. Nativah Energy Group Pty LTD 
    91. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    92. Nhlahle Development Agency 
    93. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    94. NOFESA cc 
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    96. Open Learning Group (Pty) Ltd 
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    103. PTDEV (Pty) Ltd 
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    119. Siphiwesihle 
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    124. Spar Group Ltd 
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    128. Teemil Safety Health and Environmental Consultants PTY LTD 
    129. Tembe Service Providers 
    130. Thando Consulting Services 
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    132. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
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    139. Tshimedzwa Development Centre Pty Ltd 
    140. Tshwane Training Institute (PTY) LTD. 
    141. TWINMARK STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS 
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