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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Order and distribute office supplies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14355  Order and distribute office supplies 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Office Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  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 
Learners will be learning towards obtaining a national qualification at level 2 or are working in an administrative and SMME environment, where the acquisition of competence against this standard will add value to the learner`s job, or chances of finding employment.

Learners will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas in the business environment, or to strive towards professional standards and improved performance.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining office supply levels according to organisational requirements
  • Ordering office supply in line with budgetary requirements
  • Distributing office supply orders 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in numeracy and literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Office supplies will include pens, pencils, rulers, glue, adhesive tape, staplers, staples, paper, envelopes, paper clips, scissors, correction fluid / tape, files, toners, cartridges, discs and other computer related stationery, plastic sleeves and all job related materials. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain office supply levels according to organisation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Office supply levels are identified and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Office supply maintenance procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Office supply budgets are obtained and adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Office supply levels are ascertained and compared to required levels. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Order office supplies in line with budgetary requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Office supply ordering procedure is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Order for Office supply is made in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Office supply requests are received and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Orders are placed with suppliers in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Records of orders placed are filed and presented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Distribute office supply orders 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Office supply procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Office supplies are distributed within agreed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Office supply distribution procedures are followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Office supply distribution records are filed and presented. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation and Moderation:

    The relevant Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) will accredit providers offering learning towards these standard and register assessors. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Organisational policies and procedures for ordering and distributing office supplies
  • Contact details for office suppliers 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems with regard to the supply to office supplies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to ensure a constant supply of office supplies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to office supplies stock levels and orders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when ordering and distributing office supplies. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where out of stock situations of office supplies affect productivity of the organisation. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  23833   National Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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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    5. Dithoriso Phepo Hlweko Services 
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    7. EBUS-TECH CONSULTING 
    8. Heirs Training and Development 
    9. HYPE-HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE EMERGE 
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    11. KHWEZI DEVELOPMENT 
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    13. Kwezi Lomso Training and Services 
    14. Lebone Institute 
    15. MAITE BUSINESS CONSULTING AND TRAINING AGENCY 
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    17. Orient Training Consultants 
    18. PMV Business Solutions 
    19. POPUP Upliftment 
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    21. Safrica Training 
    22. Sakhisisizwe Projects 
    23. Seed Solutions Academy 
    24. SESTO 
    25. Skills Development Professionals Pty Ltd 
    26. South Africa Foundation Of Entrepreneurship And Technology 
    27. SSD Training 
    28. STRATISM SOLUTIONS 
    29. The Achieve It Training Center 
    30. TOMM TRAINING SOLUTIONS 
    31. Training Business 2 Business 
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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.