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Unit of competency details

SIRXFIN001A - Balance point-of-sale terminal (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to SIRXFIN201 - Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal 12/Jun/2012
Supersedes and is equivalent to WRRF1B - Balance register/terminalUpdated and equivalent to WRRF1B 10/Nov/2010

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 11/Nov/2010

Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
WRH06 - Hairdressing Training PackageHairdressing Training Package 2.2 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 1.2-1.3 
SIR07 - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.3 
SFL10 - Floristry Training PackageFloristry Training Package 1.0 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0 
MTM11 - Australian Meat Industry Training PackageAustralian Meat Industry Training Package 1.0-2.0 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0 
FPI05 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 3.0 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 2.0-3.0 
AUR05 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-4.0 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 2.0-3.0 
ACM10 - Animal Care and ManagementAnimal Care and Management 2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
WRH40109 - Certificate IV in HairdressingCertificate IV in Hairdressing 
SIS20310 - Certificate II in Sport and RecreationCertificate II in Sport and Recreation 1-2 
SIR40107 - Certificate IV in Community PharmacyCertificate IV in Community Pharmacy 
SIR30207 - Certificate III in RetailCertificate III in Retail 
SIR30107 - Certificate III in Community PharmacyCertificate III in Community Pharmacy 
SIR20207 - Certificate II in RetailCertificate II in Retail 
SIR20107 - Certificate II in Community PharmacyCertificate II in Community Pharmacy 
SFL30110 - Certificate III in FloristryCertificate III in Floristry 
SFI30611 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution) 
SFI20611 - Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)Certificate II in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution) 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080901 Secretarial And Clerical Studies  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080901 Secretarial And Clerical Studies  23/Oct/2008 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to balance a register or terminal in a retail environment. It involves clearing the register, counting money, calculating non-cash transactions and reconciling takings.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit is undertaken with some supervision. It requires the team member to apply store policy and procedures to accurately and efficiently balance a register or terminal, maintain a cash float, reconcile cash and non-cash transactions and record takings.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Nil

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

The required outcomes described in this unit contain applicable facets of employability skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit is packaged will assist in identifying employability skills requirements.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised  text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge and/or the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1

Remove takings from register or terminal.

1.1

Perform register or terminal  balance at designated times according to store policy and procedures .

1.2

Separate cash float from takings prior to balancing procedure and secure according to store policy.

1.3

Supply change to register or terminal according to store policy.

1.4

Acquire and accurately interpret register or terminal reading or print-out.

1.5

Remove and transport cash and non -cash documents  according to store security policy and procedures.

2

Reconcile takings.

2.1

Count cash accurately.

2.2

Calculate non-cash documents accurately.

2.3

Determine balance between register or terminal reading and sum of cash and non-cash transactions.

2.4

Report discrepancies between register or terminal reading and sum of cash and non-cash transactions to relevant personnel  according to store policy.

2.5

Record store and individual department takings and file records  according to store policy.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

The following skills must be assessed as part of this unit:

  • operating register or terminal
  • completing tasks in a set timeframe
  • literacy skills in regard to:
  • interpreting documentation
  • completing documentation
  • numeracy skills in regard to:
  • counting cash
  • calculating non-cash transactions
  • reporting on takings.

The following knowledge must be assessed as part of this unit:

  • store policy and procedures in regard to:
  • register or terminal balance
  • cash and non-cash transactions security
  • cash float
  • operation of equipment used at register or terminal
  • cash and non-cash handling procedures, including:
  • opening and closing point-of-sale terminal
  • clearance of terminal and transference of tender
  • maintenance of cash float
  • counting cash
  • calculating non-cash documents
  • balancing point-of-sale terminal
  • recording takings
  • security of cash and non-cash transactions
  • change required and denominations of change
  • EFTPOS
  • credit cards
  • gift vouchers
  • lay-by
  • credit and returns.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, the range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • operates register or terminal equipment according to manufacturer instructions and store policy
  • consistently applies store policy and procedures in regard to handling cash and removing takings from register or terminal
  • consistently applies store policy and procedures in regard to cash float
  • consistently applies store policy and procedures in regard to reading registers and recording information
  • processes documentation and records responsibly and according to store policy and procedures
  • reconciles takings according to store policy and procedures.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • a real or simulated work environment
  • relevant documentation, such as:
  • financial transaction dockets, slips and invoices
  • sample debit card and credit card vouchers
  • recording and tally sheets
  • store policy and procedure manuals in regard to register or terminal balance
  • register or terminal and related equipment.

Methods of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • observation of performance in the workplace
  • a role play
  • third-party reports from a supervisor
  • written or verbal questioning to assess knowledge and understanding
  • review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • SIRXCCS001A Apply point-of-sale handling procedures
  • SIRXRSK001A Minimise theft.

Assessing employability skills 

Employability skills are integral to effective performance in the workplace and are broadly consistent across industry sectors. How these skills are applied varies between occupations and qualifications due to the different work functions and contexts.

Employability skills embedded in this unit should be assessed holistically in the context of the job role and with other relevant units that make up the skill set or qualification.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised  wording in the performance criteria is detailed below.

Register or terminals  may be:

  • manual
  • electronic
  • cleared by operator or specialist staff
  • cleared at intervals during or at close of trading.

Store policy and procedures  in regard to:

  • register or terminal balance
  • cash handling
  • security.

Non -cash documents  may relate to:

  • credit cards
  • cheques
  • gift vouchers
  • hire-purchase
  • lay-by
  • cash on delivery (COD)
  • customer refunds
  • customer credit ratings.

Relevant personnel  may include:

  • manager
  • supervisor
  • team leader.

Records  may be:

  • manual
  • electronic.

Unit Sector(s)

Sector 

Cross-Sector

Competency field

Competency field 

Finance