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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|80546||Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services|
|Task Team - Auctioneering|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|SERVICES - Services Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies||Marketing|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||150||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|48882||Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Practices||Level 4||NQF Level 04||144||Complete|
|48864||National Certificate: Auctioneering Support||Level 3||NQF Level 03||143||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This Qualification is for individuals who would like to enter into a career in the Auctioning sector. This qualification will provide the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in Auctioneering and provide the necessary administrative and support functions. The core unit standards cover aspects pertaining to general processes conducted at an auction, and the learner may further choose to specialise in either Real Estate, Agriculture or Movable Assets, with specific competencies related to the specialisation area being included in the elective category.
This Qualification is the entry Qualification to Auctioneering, although learners may have already achieved some skills that would be relevant if they have a marketing and sales background. This qualification will provide the broad knowledge, skills, values and attitudes required to become a competent auctioneering support person. The intention is to:
While this Qualification is directed specifically at developing the generic skills of Auctioneering Support, learners who have completed this Qualification would have gained skills that will enable them to follow a career in one or more of the following fields:
Online bidding, private tenders, private treaty, silent bids, etc. are increasing in popularity as a means of selling products, but these are not true auctioning processes, and have not been included in this qualification.
Auctioneering requires competencies on the part of people working in this industry that are both generic and very specific to the industry. The administrative and support competencies, for example, are the same as in any other industry or sector, but skilled Auctioneering personnel require additional legal knowledge and skills that are specific to the industry. This qualification is designed to meet the needs of those learners who would like to enter Auctioneering or who are already involved in the field of Auctioneering and would like to further develop their administrative and support skills. It is anticipated that most learners would achieve this qualification as a stepping stone to the National Certificate: Auctioneering, Level 5, which would enable them to be registered as an Auctioneer.
Auctioneering is a vibrant and essential industry because of the legal requirement for some assets to be sold by a public process, and by its very nature a constant supply of customers is ensured. A skilled auctioneer demonstrates a wide range of interpersonal and professional marketing and sales skills to obtain market value for both buyer and seller. In order to achieve this goal, the Auctioneer relies heavily on the assistance of competent support and administrative personnel. Learners who have achieved this qualification will generally be providing that required support and assistance.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This Qualification and all the fundamental, core and elective Unit Standards associated with it can be achieved by any learner through the Recognition of Prior Learning, which includes learning outcomes achieved through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Learner and assessor will jointly decide on methods to determine prior learning and competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in the qualification and the associated unit standards.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow for:
All Recognition of Prior Learning is subject to quality assurance by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
Access to the Qualification:
There is open access to this Qualification.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 150 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory and add up to 56 credits.
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 64 credits, all of which are compulsory. These unit standards provide overarching skills pertaining to support of auctioning activities in various industries.
The Elective Component consists of specialisation areas. Candidates must select one of the specialisations and achieve all the compulsory unit standards related to the specialisation area selected. Additional unit standards must be selected from the optional unit standards for the specialisation to make up a minimum of 30 credits for the elective components.
Compulsory Unit Standards:
Optional Unit Standards:
Real Estate Specialisation:
Compulsory Unit Standards:
Optional Unit Standards:
Movable Assets Specialisation:
Compulsory Unit Standards:
Optional Unit Standards:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Demonstrate understanding of the factors to be considered in selling goods by auction.
2. Provide support services to the Auctioneer before and after an Auction.
3. Provide support services to the Auctioneer during an Auction.
4. Conduct promotional and marketing support activities.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Integrated assessment at the level of this qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show that they are able to integrate concepts, ideas and actions across the various bodies of knowledge and practice to achieve competence that is grounded and coherent in relation to the purpose of the qualification.
Integrated assessment must judge the quality of the observable performance, but also the quality of the thinking that lies behind it. Assessment tools must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance. Some assessment practices will be of a more practical nature while others will be of a more theoretical nature. The ratio between action and interpretation is not fixed, but will vary according to factors such as the learners involved, the resources available and policies and practices of the provider.
A broad range of functionally orientated and theoretical assessment tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge maintained so that each takes its rightful place.
As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools that are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.
Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation. In assessing for applied competence and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes as described below, the assessor must design a holistic assessment focused at the competence described in the purpose statement of this qualification.
The qualifying learner must demonstrate achievement in the following areas of applied competence:
> How communication with the Auctioneer will be maintained.
> The most suitable method for trying to solve a problem.
> Methods of categorising and allocating products to lots.
> Ways in which to adapt their knowledge and skills to suit the situation.
Demonstration of competence in this qualification requires not only observable performance, but also an articulation of the thinking that lies behind it. An Assessor must encourage learners to give an account of the thinking and decision-making that underpin their demonstrated performance.
This principle cuts across each part of this qualification and assessors are thus under obligation to extract bodies of relevant knowledge that underpin the purpose, Exit Level Outcomes and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes, and to design assessment tools and processes to evaluate a learner's acquisition of this knowledge.
> Reflecting on own practice, and adapting and modifying it accordingly.
> Reflecting on their own patterns of learning and creating opportunities for future learning.
|The Auctioneering Industry is a discipline with globally recognised best practices, standards and Qualifications. This Qualification and related Unit Standards utilise international and locally recognised best practice and standards in the provision of support for running and conducting auction sales.
The world leaders in Auctioning processes are known to be USA and Australia, with the United Kingdom focusing mainly on specialist items, such as works of art.
The Texas Auction Academy offers a General Basic Auctioneering Programme that spans 83 hours of contact learning time.
The Worldwide College of Auctioneering in Iowa offers a 92 - hour qualification in Auctioneering.
The Continental Auctioneers School in USA offers an 82 - hour qualification in Auctioneering.
All of these Auctioneering Qualifications cover the following topics to a lesser or greater extent:
The World Champion College of Auctioneering in California, USA offers a short programme for 1 week that focuses on bid chanting, but not the entire set of skills required for an auctioneer.
The Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) offers a three course programme over three years at Indiana University in the USA. This covers topics such as:
Each programme builds on the previous one in terms of complexity.
Many of the aspects covered in the USA qualification are included in this qualification, but these USA based courses include aspects pertaining to the role of the Auctioneer, which will be covered in the South African Auctioneering Practices qualification. The content provided also does not go into the same level of detail covered in this qualification.
Australia and New Zealand:
Auctioneers in Australia are required to be licenced under the Auctioneer's Act of 1928. This licencing is valid for a period of 1 year and must be renewed on an annual basis.
The Auctioneers and Evaluators Association of Australia offers a qualification with the following content:
The Auctioneers Association of New Zealand identifies a code of practice that all auctioneers need to adhere to, but does not provide any formal training to achieve the skills required to do the job. The assumption they make is that the relevant auction houses will train their own staff, and that they will then monitor their performance in accordance with an accepted code of practice. There is no specific training provided for Auctioneering Support Services.
The Manchester Institute of Open Learning offers an online course that covers the following broad aspects:
Sotheby's Auctioneers offer specific training courses for their Auctioneers, but these are internal courses and do not lead to a national qualification.
Tobacco in Zimbabwe has long been known as the leading auction product, and tobacco auctions are generally conducted in the first half of the year. ABC Auctioneers is the leading Auction company in Zimbabwe, and they have custom built a showroom for purposes of auctioneering various specialist products. Although auctioning is prevalent in Zimbabwe and other African countries, there are no specific qualifications for the training of an auctioneering support person.
The qualifications developed for Auctioneering Support and Auctioneering Practice in South Africa appear to be unique in their structure and duration. Many of the aspects covered in these qualifications are offered by other countries as short courses, but these countries do not offer a complete qualification. Most other countries have included various aspects of support in the training for the Auctioneer. It was decided against following a similar pattern in these qualifications, because the level of complexity of skills is different, and many times the work will be conducted by different people.
|This Qualification lends itself to both vertical and horizontal articulation possibilities. Horizontal articulation is possible with the following qualifications:
Vertical articulation should be possible with the following qualification:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This Qualification replaces the following Qualifications:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||115298||Demonstrate and apply an understanding of auction basics||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||115473||Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the legal aspects of an auction||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||242655||Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||115479||Identify, categorise and lot auction stock||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||252204||Monitor marketing information flow and collect and process marketing data||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||115475||Prepare for an auction||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||8261||Processing stock||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||117025||Administer legal documentation for the sale of general and specialised assets||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||117022||Complete the auctioneer's roll and vendor's roll||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Core||117026||Demonstrate an understanding of drafting and explain conditions of sale||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||115300||Apply legal requirements pertaining to special assets sales||Level 3||NQF Level 03||14|
|Elective||13936||Outline the legal environment of a selected industry||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||115482||Process documentation pertaining to movable assets for an auction||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||15082||Apply and administer real estate systems, policies and procedures||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||115474||Assess and classify agricultural products, livestock and game||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||8561||Function in a Team||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||115484||Handle and secure general and/or specialised assets||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||252193||Identify potential and existing customers of the business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||252218||Liaise with a range of customers of a business||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||115478||Market and auction properties||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||377301||Organise and record the transportation of livestock, game and agricultural products||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||377320||Prepare for and handle the receiving of movable assets||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||377300||Demonstrate an understanding of real estate auctioning||Level 5||NQF Level 05||3|
|Elective||377321||Valuate movable assets||Level 5||NQF Level 05||8|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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