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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Auctioneering Support 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48864  National Certificate: Auctioneering Support 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies  Marketing 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  143  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0480/09  2009-07-01  2011-02-16 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-02-16   2015-02-16  

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 qualification is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
80546  Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  150   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is for any individual who is or wishes to be involved in the Auctioneering Industry. This is the first Qualification in a learning pathway in Auctioneering that starts at NQF Level 3 and ends with the National Diploma in Auctioneering Management: NQF Level 5. The qualification will equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required for a person working in the Auctioneering sector as well as with skills and knowledge required to perform the administration functions that are required of an Auctioneering support person.

A learner can complete the Qualification specialising in Real Estate, General and Specialised Assets or Livestock, Game and Agricultural Products Auctioneering. The Core Unit Standards are relevant to all three areas of specialisation.

Learners working towards this Qualification will find that the acquisition of competence in the Unit Standards, which make up the Qualification, will add value to their job. This Qualification is intended to enhance the provision of entry-level service within the Auctioneering industry.

It will provide the broad knowledge; skills and values needed in the Auctioneering Industry and will facilitate access to, and mobility and progression within, education and training and to progress along a learning path in Auctioneering.

The Qualification consists of building blocks of learning that can be developed further at qualifications at higher levels on the NQF. The intention is
  • To promote the development of knowledge, skills and values that are required in the Auctioneering Industry.
  • To release the potential of people, in order for them to grow and develop.
  • To provide opportunities for people to move up the Auctioneering career path by them being more valuable to their organisation, the economy and themselves.

    Due to the nature of the Unit Standards contained in this qualification, it would allow qualifying learners to follow a career in the following fields:
  • Auctioneer of general movable assets.
  • Auctioneer of specialised movable assets.
  • Auctioneer of livestock.
  • Auctioneer of game.
  • Auctioneer of agricultural products.
  • Retail sales.
  • Wholesale sales.
  • Representative
  • Car sales person
  • Sheriff of the court
  • Game farming.
  • Storeman
  • Cashier
  • Real estate agent
  • Livestock agent
  • Distribution agent

    The three sets of Elective Standards are applicable to persons working in the first 5 occupations listed above while the contents of the Fundamental and the Core components would equip the learners with the generic skills required for the other occupations listed above.

    Rationale for the Qualification

    The National Certificate in Auctioneering Support: NQF Level 3 is designed to meet the needs of those learners who are already involved in the field of Auctioneering, particularly in an administration support role and who wish to obtain a formal Qualification to start on a path of lifelong learning in the Auctioneering Industry. Auctioneering is an established industry and by its very nature a constant supply of customers is ensured. This means there is a need to develop career paths in this field, and it is an industry constantly in need of skilled people.
    The National Certificate in Auctioneering Support: NQF Level 3 supports the objectives of the NQF in that it gives the learner access to a registered National Qualification It will therefore ensure that the quality of education and training is enhanced and of a world class standard.

    The National Certificate in Auctioneering Support: NQF Level 3 allows the learner to work towards a nationally recognised Qualification. The Qualification will allow both those in formal education and those already employed in organisations in the Auctioneering Industry access to a Qualification that can be used as a benchmark to gauge their competence against local and international standards.


    The National Certificate in Auctioneering Support: NQF Level 3 exposes learners to a broad set of core competencies covering a number of aspects of Auctioneering and administration related to Auctioneering. It is intended for learners who:
  • Have been working in the Auctioneering Industry in a number of job roles, but without a formal Qualification
  • Were previously disadvantaged and were therefore denied access to Further Education and Training or auctioneering positions.
  • Wish to extend their range of skills and knowledge of Auctioneering so that they can progress within their chosen career path.
  • Are already working in the Auctioneering Industry and wish to improve their Auctioneering knowledge and skills.

    The National Certificate in Management: Level 3 is flexible enough to accommodate both learners in formal education and learners already employed in business or industry. It aims to develop informed and skilled auctioneers. The skills, knowledge, values and attitudes reflected in the Qualification are building blocks that will be developed further at NQF level 4. The intention is:
  • To promote the development of knowledge and skills that are required in the auctioneering industry.
  • To release the potential of people.
  • To provide opportunities for people to move up the value chain.

    The National Certificate in Auctioneering Support: NQF Level 3 should assist people working as support staff in the Auctioneering industry to contribute to improved productivity and efficiency within the industry. It should provide the means for employees in the Auctioneering Industry to receive recognition of prior learning and to upgrade their skills. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    The structure of this Unit Standard based Qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. Credit will be given to the learner for competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in individual Unit Standards and/or the Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification. This could result in the learner being awarded with the complete Qualification or credit for constituent Unit standards towards the Qualification.

    This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
  • For accelerated access to further learning at this or higher levels on the NQF
  • Gaining of credits towards a Unit Standard
  • Gaining the Qualification in part or in whole.

    All recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance Body and is conducted by a registered workplace assessor 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Level, credits and learning components assigned to the Qualification

    The Certificate is made up of a planned combination of learning outcomes that have a defined purpose and will provide qualifying learners with applied competence and a basis for further training. It is a building block for the National Certificate in Auctioneering Practices: NQF Level 4.

    The Qualification is made up of a combination of learning outcomes that are grouped into Fundamental, Core and Elective Components totaling 179 credits. However, only 21 credits need to be selected from the Elective Component making the total credits to complete the Qualification 143.

    Motivation for number of credits assigned to Fundamental, Core and Elective

    Fundamental Component

    Unit Standards to the value of 20 credits in Communication and 16 credits in Mathematical Literacy have been selected for the Fundamental Component. These Unit Standards will add value to learners both socially and economically in terms of their ability to operate as literate and numerate workers in a global economy.

    All the Fundamental Unit Standards are compulsory (45 credits).

    Core

    Unit Standards to a value of 77 credits have been allocated to the Core Unit Standards. These Unit Standards cover administration as well as core concepts and skills related directly to Auctioneering. This means that the Qualification has a strong Administration focus.

    The Core Unit Standards offer a broad contextual understanding of Auctioneering and will enable the learners to gain competence in vital Administration functions required in the Auctioneering industry.

    All the Unit Standards in the Core Component are compulsory

    Electives

    The Unit Standards in the Elective Component are grouped into three sections enabling the learner to specialise in one of three areas of operation in the Auctioneering industry. There are Unit Standards totalling 21 credits for each of the areas Real Estate, General and Specialised Assets and Livestock, Game and Agricultural Products. All three Elective groups allow for progression to the next level of learning.

    The learner must choose all the Unit Standards for one specialization. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Communicate verbally and in writing for various purposes, audiences and contexts
    2. Use basic mathematics in both personal and business situations
    3. Perform basic administrative services and handle cash transactions in accordance with organisational requirements
    4. Handle cash payments and receipts according to organizational requirements
    5. Greet customers and explain auction procedures to them according to organizational procedures
    6. Source products for auction and clients for the company
    7. Implement the Legal requirements pertaining to contracts
    8. Apply real estate administrative procedures and auctioning processes
    9. Handle general and specialised assets according to accepted practice
    10. Handle livestock and game according to accepted practice
    11. Handle Agricultural products according to standard practices and processes 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Oral communication is adapted to accommodate different audiences in order to have effective communication in the workplace
  • Information and texts are interpret to aid oral and written communication with internal and external clients
  • Written communication in the form of letters, reports and memorandums are compiled using appropriate format, language and register

    2.
  • Calculations are performed correctly for business and/or personal purposes

    3.
  • General office administration duties and processes are executed according to organisational procedures and policies
  • Own businesses legal environment is understood to enable compliance
  • Time and work processes in a work environment are managed efficiently
  • Stock control practices are performed according to organizational requirements

    4.
  • Money received either in the form of cash or cheque or by credit card is correctly receipted
  • All receipted money is correctly kept in the appropriate moneybox or safe
  • All receipts for the day are reconciled with cash on hand
  • Procedures to avoid fraud are implemented in terms of organizational procedures

    5.
  • Customers are greeted appropriately and assistance given to them when necessary
  • Client queries are carefully listened to and handled correctly
  • Correct information is given to clients when requested

    6.
  • Stock sourcing techniques particular to a particular area of specialization are appropriately used so as to gain stock, keep existing customers, attract new customers and improve the image of the organisation
  • The theory and practice of sales and marketing activities are appropriately used in an auctioneering business
  • Customers of the auctioneering business are identified and attended to in accordance with organisational requirements
  • Auctioning processes are performed in order to enhance the success of the auction

    7.
  • Contracts with clients are drawn up using the principles contained in the basic law of contracts
  • Dealings with clients are conducted in terms of the conditions contained in the contract drawn up with them

    8.
  • Real estate and property auctioning processes are applied according to organizational requirements
  • Real estate administrative systems, policies and procedures are applied and administered according to organizational requirements

    9.
  • Movable assets are prepared and handled on their receipt according to accepted practice
  • Legal implications pertaining to specialised assets complied with for each type of asset

    10.
  • Livestock and game are receipted according to common practice in the sector
  • Livestock and game are transported, handled and moved according to laid down procedures, particularly those pertaining to safety

    11.
  • Agricultural products are received and receipted according to standard practice and legal requairements
  • Agricultural products are handled and moved according to standard practice and legal requirements in the industry

    Integrated Assessment

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, and reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.

    Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated.

    Assessment of the communication, language, literacy and numeracy should be conducted in conjunction with other aspects and should use authentic Auctioneering contexts wherever possible.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role-plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term 'Integrated Assessment' implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated. The assessment of the critical cross-field outcomes should be integrated with 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The Auctioneering Industry is a discipline with globally recognised best practices, standards and Qualifications. This Qualification and set of Unit Standards incorporates international and locally recognised best practice and standards for the running and conducting of auction sales.

    Benchmarking was done by comparison to Unit Standards/Outcomes of learning against:
  • New Zealand Unit Standards in Livestock business -
  • Present livestock and chattles for auction - 6 credits - level 3
  • Sell selected grades of stock by auction - 8 credits - level 3
  • Demonstrate knowledge of selling boats by auction - 3 credits - level 3
  • Arrange for sale of livestock by auction - 10 credits - level 4
  • Sell livestock and chattles by auction - 14 credits - level 4
  • Sell boats by auction - 3 credits - level 4
  • Prepare, plan and facilitate a property sale by auction - 3 credits - level 4
  • Auction wool - 10 credits - level 5

    A direct comparison with each Unit Standard was undertaken and the content aligned. However the outcomes incorporated were written in a South African context. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification articulates vertically with the following qualifications:
  • National Certificate in Business Administration Services: Level 4
  • National Certificate in Auctioneering Practices: Level 4
  • National Certificate in Customer Management: Level 4
  • National Certificate in Marketing Management: Level 4 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's (including professional bodies).
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • To be declared competent in all the outcomes of the National Assessor Unit Standards as stipulated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
  • Be in possession of an Auctioneering qualification at NQF Level 4 or higher, or a minimum of 2 (two) years' practical, relevant occupational experience in the Auctioneering sector 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 80546, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services", Level 4, 150 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  8015  Executing general office administration  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8275  Handling cash  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  8256  Handling stock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Core  14342  Manage time and work processes within a business environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8025  Controlling and locating stock  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115298  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of auction basics  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115297  Demonstrate and apply an understanding of preamble, bid calling, chanting, spotting and writing  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13936  Outline the legal environment of a selected industry  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115303  Welcome clients and explain auction procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13940  Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  8561  Function in a Team  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10015  Identify customers of the business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10024  Liaise with a range of customers of a business  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9960  Communicate verbally and non-verbally in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  11241  Perform Basic Business Calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  115300  Apply legal requirements pertaining to special assets sales  Level 3  NQF Level 03  14 
    Elective  115305  Canvass and source game, livestock and agricultural products  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  115301  Demonstrate an understanding of real estate auctioning  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  115302  Identify and apply safety, health and risk prevention procedures for livestock, game and agricultural products  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  115304  Organise and record the transportation, handling, moving and loading of livestock, game and agricultural products  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  115299  Prepare for and handle the receiving of movable assets  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  15082  Apply and administer real estate systems, policies and procedures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15088  Recognise and comply with legal requirements and records in a real estate business  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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