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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Call and record bids at an auction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377281  Call and record bids 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 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 for the person who is responsible for informing the purchasers about the auction and the process to be followed. An understanding of the bidding process and the importance of completing the vendu roll will also be achieved, in order to facilitate a successful auction.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Communicating pre-auction information to the target audience.
  • Applying bid calling techniques.
  • Applying bid spotting techniques.
  • Completing the vendu roll. 

  • 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 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Types of auctions will include on party vs. consignment, catalogue, antiques, general merchandise, real estate, liquor and motor vehicles, domestic and wild animals.
  • Clients would include new, regular, walk in, expected and unexpected.
  • Body language will include gestures, eye contact and posture. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Communicate pre-auction information to the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The voice is used effectively to reach the target audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of audio enhancing equipment is demonstrated to ensure that the voice is audible throughout the room. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of body language and gestures are demonstrated to support the spoken words and clarify intentions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process to be followed in the auctioning process is explained in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Legal implications of bidding for an item are described in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Costs are clarified in terms of final bid plus relevant auctioning charges and taxes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The preamble is delivered in accordance with acceptable timeframes for the type of auction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply bid calling techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of using auctioneering bid calling techniques is explained in terms of achieving a successful auction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bid calling techniques are used in a manner that expresses a clear intention to the target audience and obtains maximum participation from bidders. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include slogans, body gestures and fill-inns.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Each lot is called and finalised in accordance with generally accepted timeframes for the type of auction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply bid spotting techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Techniques for spotting bidders are explained according to organisational requirements for the type of auction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Bidder observation methods and techniques are used to facilitate the sale of goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Buyers are identified and spotted in accordance with organisational procedures for style and time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All bids offered are acknowledged in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The successful bidder is confirmed in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the vendu roll. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The vendu roll is compiled in a format that is consistent with other vendu rolls. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reports and forms are completed in accordance with accepted auctioneering writing techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information recorded on the vendu roll reflects the agreed transaction in terms of bidder, amount and item. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Completed vendu rolls are processed in accordance with organisational requirements for process and time. 


    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 
  • The various types of auctions that the organisation undertakes.
  • Auction procedures and processes.
  • Organisational policies regarding V.A.T procedures and requirements at an auction.
  • Bid calling techniques.
  • How to identify buyers and acknowledge their bid.
  • How to complete the vendu roll. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems with regard to client queries. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others regarding auction requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself so that auction details are at hand at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and evaluate information pertaining to clients and auctions to provide effective data to clients. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively to demonstrate professional attitude to enhance the image of the auction business and give client satisfaction. 

    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 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: 
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