The purpose of this unit standard is to enable stock not for re-sale to be monitored and controlled and for order procedures to be implemented. The individual should develop competent usage of the appropriate policy and procedure and skills relevant to stock control. The sub-field should develop an ability to improve equipment availability, within acceptable cost levels, by maintaining optimum stock ranges and levels, with minimum wastage and loss. For this unit standard the term "stock" relates to spares, parts and other items used to ensure smooth and uninterrupted running of operations.
On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to: