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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain product information 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335916  Maintain product information 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
Purpose:

This Unit Standard is aimed at individuals operating in the Wholesale and Retail sector who are required to understand and maintain product information and changes to product information so as to ensure currency of information in support of the effective operation of a Wholesale and Retail business.

On achievement of this Unit Standard the learner will be able to:
  • Explain sources of notice of change to product information in a Wholesale and Retail business.
  • Explain requirements for changing product information in the organisation.
  • Change information of stock. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 2
  • Numeracy skills at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain sources of notice of change to product information in a Wholesale and Retail business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The information required by organisational systems is described as it applies to products in the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The type of product information that might require change is explained as it applies to own operational environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for recording product changes is explained in terms of their impact on the operational effciiency of the business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The sources of notice for different changes is determined as it applies to own operational environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain requirements for changing product information in the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods to handle a change to the product information of stock on hand are explained in accordance with organisational policy and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods to handle a change to the product information of outstanding orders are explained in accordance with organisational policy and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods to handle a change to the product information of stock currently being picked are explained in accordance with organisational policy and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The timing requirements for updating organisational systems for the different types of product changes are explained in accordance with organisational policy and instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Change information of stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Changes to product information of stock is updated as it applies to own area of operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Stock includes stock on hand and stock being picked.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Change product information on the organisation's system as per organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communicate product information changes to required role players according to communication procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through (RPL) Recognation of Prior Learning) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Organisational product Information Systems.
  • Product information requirements.
  • Product information changes.
  • Recording of product information changes.
  • Sources of notice for product information changes.
  • Handling of stock throughout the supply chain that is affected by information changes.
  • Role players involved in product changes and product change information. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage himself/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Own activities are organised in the accessing, execution and recording of product changes in the operational environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Information is gathered, eveluated and assessed as it pertains to product change requirements and the execution of product information changes in the operational environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations during:
  • The recording and reporting of product changes requires the maintaining of effective communication in the operational environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • The impact of product change recording and communication supports the interrelatedness of systems within the Wholesale and Retail organisation. 

  • 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
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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