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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct managerial functions at an auction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377280  Conduct managerial functions at an auction 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Auctioneering 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
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 for people who are required to manage the process at auction sales. It does not include the actual bidding process, but covers all other aspects of the sale.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Familiarising self with the products on sale.
  • Understanding the price range for various products.
  • Invoicing the client.
  • Resolving any conflict arising at the auction. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Specialised movable property includes motor vehicles, firearms, liquor, computer hardware, computer software and items covered by copyright.
  • Documentary proof includes motor vehicle registration, firearms licenses, applicable software licenses, proof of purchase and stock registers.
  • Immovable property includes buildings and outbuildings including fixtures.
  • Movable property includes all assets other than immovable property. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Familiarise self with the products on sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Products on sale are analysed and classified according to type, condition and value. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Background information on products is obtained in order to provide additional information to prospective bidders, thereby ensuring a fair process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Noteworthy aspects pertaining to each item are recorded for use during the auction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of the price range for various products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Real value of products is determined in accordance with industry acceptable practices for the type of product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The minimum and maximum selling range for similar products is determined in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reason for knowing values and price ranges is explained in terms of judging the audience and determining a starting bid. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conclude the sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The bidding process is concluded in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The conditions of sale are confirmed and explained to successful bidders. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The successful bidder is acknowledged and informed of the outcome of the bid. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not adhering to the conditions of sale are described in terms of penalties and legal action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Successful bidders are invoiced for the products purchased. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Required documentation is completed in the required format and timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Removal and dispatch of auctioned items are conducted according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Resolve conflict at an auction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Conditions of sale are explained to clients in line with auction conditions and organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Verbal and non-verbal communication from disgruntled audience members is actioned to minimise potential conflict at a later stage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of using a confrontational manner in dealing with disgruntled clients are explained in terms of individual and organisational reputation, as well as the resolution of the conflict. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against the unit standard (including through RPL) 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 
  • Methods and techniques of categorising products.
  • How to determine values of products.
  • How to judge an audience.
  • Communication methods and techniques applicable to the auctioning business.
  • Conditions of sale and consequences of non-adherence.
  • Interpretation of body language.
  • How to solve problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems as soon as they arise by using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others with regard to the eliciting of bids and encouraging bidders. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that auction details are on hand at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to items on auction in order to provide effective data to clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively so that the auction business is enhanced and to demonstrate a professional attitude. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to capture and store client and auction information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where accurate information regarding auctions leads to a positive image for the organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive over a range of social contexts when soliciting bids. 

    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  80547   National Certificate: Auctioneering Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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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