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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Rooibos Processing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|50226||National Certificate: Rooibos Processing|
|SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Secondary Agriculture|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||121||Level 2||NQF Level 02||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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The qualification provides learners with the opportunity to gain competence in Rooibos processing and will facilitate their securing employment in the industry. For those who are already employed on a Rooibos plantation, the multi-skilling that the qualification offers will open up a career path in the industry.
A learner achieving this qualification will be able to work effectively and productively within the Rooibos processing industry knowing:
The qualification will facilitate multi-skilling, which in turn, will have a positive impact on the efficiency and productivity of the processing facilities.
The combined commitment of the learners and employers in the achievement of this qualification will help alleviate the transient nature of the workers at this level, which will result in a skilled, stable and efficient workforce.
The qualification addresses the urgent need for the establishment of skills and accompanying standards that the industry required, especially within the SMME sector. This will allow them to operate on a more professional basis
This qualification and the resultant skills that are learnt will have a positive contribution to the establishment of small processing plants.
The qualification embodies the international requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), which will ensure that producers will be able to export Rooibos products to meet stringent international requirements.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Learners who would like to access this qualification should have demonstrated competency in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
Recognition of Previous Learning:
The qualification may be achieved in part or as a whole through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This may include formal, non-formal learning and work experience. Where RPL is required the learner will need to prove competence in the specific area, or areas, in order to obtain recognition of these skills and knowledge.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of a minimum of 121 credits, composed of:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate effectively in the workplace.
2. Utilise mathematical literacy correctly.
3. Apply life skills in personal and community environments.
4. Identify the characteristics that determine the grading of Rooibos.
5. Prepare and ferment the Rooibos raw product.
6. Pasteurise, flavour and package Rooibos.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the functioning of a quality assurance system for Rooibos processing.
Critical Cross - Field Outcomes (CCFO's):
The unit standards in the qualification are structured to contain specific and cross-field outcomes. The integration of the latter is vital to the full development and social upliftment of the learner. The critical cross-field outcomes are intended to guide the providers in developing the learning material.
The relevant CCFO's include:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
The integrated assessment allows Learners the opportunity to show that they are able to utilize concepts, ideas and actions across unit standards. This will allow Learners to achieve competency that is in keeping with the purpose of the qualification.
An integrated assessment will indicate how theoretical learning is demonstrated in a practical environment in such a way that the application of the work learnt becomes second nature.
In conducting an assessment, the quality of the performance must also be evaluated i.e. both the performance and the thinking behind the action must be qualitative.
The assessment should include both formative and summative options and should use various assessment tools i.e. not by observation only. It is suggested that a Portfolio of Assessment forms part of the summative assessment, with practical outcomes being demonstrated in a simulated or real work place situation.
A broad range of task-orientated and theoretical tools may be used, with the distinction between practical knowledge and disciplinary knowledge being maintained.
Unit Standards in the qualification must be used to assess the specific and Critical Cross- Field Outcomes. It is recommended that the assessment tools give Learners the opportunity to account for their decision-making and problem solving in line with the Specific Outcomes and related Assessment Criteria.
As this qualification forms the foundation for a career in Rooibos production, learners should be assessed in occupational contexts and activities. The assessment should ensure that the foundational skills are portable and prepare them for further learning, whatever career path they may choose.
|Rooibos tea production is unique to South Africa, which makes international comparability impossible. However, similarities exist between Rooibos production and Black Tea (Ceylon) production. This qualification was compared with training offered in Black Tea production and processing in Sri Lanka, India, Kenya and Malawi.
While training in tea growing and processing in Kenya and Malawi is extensively done by the organisations and companies involved in the industry, no formal qualifications exist. However, it has been determined that the contents of the training given in those countries relates very closely to what is offered in this qualification.
Competencies such as seed cultivation, soil preparation, plant propagation and tea processing form major parts of their training programmes. The South African qualification includes soil analyses which is not covered in Kenya and Malawi.
Australia and New Zealand have well developed training programmes for Black Tea production and processing. The following Australian unit standards are recommended for use in their Tea processing industries. These were examined, and the notable similarities are:
> This level 1 unit standard covers the practices and procedures used in Tea and Coffee processing.
> An emphasis on food safety and OHS (Occupational Health and Safety) is paramount for both their processes and those of Rooibos.
> This level 2 unit standard covers the practices and procedures for the selection of various grades of Tea for blending.
> The processes and procedures are comparable with those used for Rooibos.
> This level 3 unit standard concerns the preparation and operation of Tea processing and packaging equipment.
> The importance of monitoring and ensuring quality assurance in their processes, is also a prime function for Rooibos.
> This level 1 unit standard covers all facets of manual packaging of processed goods for the food industry.
> Various forms of packaging referred to in this unit standard, are similar to those used in Rooibos processing.
> The emphasis placed on hygiene in the packaging environment is also a prime function of Rooibos processing and packaging.
In conclusion, it would appear that the competencies developed in this qualification compare favourably with those offered in the countries researched.
|The qualification is designed to provide a structured learning path for employees in the Rooibos Processing industry in South Africa, be they in the employ of commercial businesses or as entrepreneurs.
This qualification will enable horizontal articulation, where learners may move within the Rooibos industry, between the fields of Production and Processing.
The learning areas in the qualification will facilitate horizontal articulation with the following:
|Anyone assessing a learner against these unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and have experience, or in depth knowledge of the Rooibos industry.
Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the qualification and the agreed ETQA procedure.
Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against these unit standards may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||123172||Apply health and safety in Rooibos production and processing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Core||123160||Bruise, ferment and dry Rooibos cuttings||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||123156||Conduct post harvest cutting of Rooibos||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||8494||Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||123165||Demonstrate an understanding of the Rooibos industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||123173||Demonstrate knowledge of hygiene practices in Rooibos production and processing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||123251||Despatch packaged Rooibos products||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||123169||Flavour and pack Rooibos to clients' specifications||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||123167||Monitor the quality assurance in Rooibos processing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||123164||Pasteurise, dry and bag Rooibos||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||123161||Receive and grade rooibos||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||123163||Screen and blend Rooibos||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||8963||Access and use information from texts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||9009||Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7480||Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||9008||Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||8962||Maintain and adapt oral communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||8965||Respond to literary texts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||7469||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Fundamental||9007||Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||8964||Write for a defined context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||123158||Demonstrate an understanding of Rooibos culture practices||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||116820||Drive a tractor||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||9599||Lift and move material and equipment by means of a forklift||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||8000||Apply basic business principles||Level 3||NQF Level 03||9|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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