Pick stock in a distribution centre/warehouse

What is the purpose of this course?

This unit standard is intended for people who pick stock for despatch to stores/customers in a Distribution Centre or Warehouse.


These persons are able to identify stock listed on a picking advice, pick the correct quantity, pack and move the stock ready for despatch to customers/stores in a manner that prevents losses and enhance the efficiency of the supply chain.

What will I learn?

Qualifying learners will be able to:

  • Interpret instructions to pick stock.

  • Pick stock.

  • Stock is moved to load points. 

  • Prevent shrinkage and losses while picking stock. 

What is the pre-requisite for this course?

It is assumed that you are competent in:

  • Communication at ABET NQF level 4.

  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET NQF Level 4.

  • The use of applicable machinery/equipment for picking of stock in the organisation

How long will it take me?

120 Notional hours

(12 Credits. Each credit = 10 hours) 

What do I get?

A certificate of competence and your results will be uploaded on the NLRD (National Learner Database)

SAQA QUAL ID:  117899

NQF Level: 2

Credits: 12


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