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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Chill and despatch carcasses 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114350  Chill and despatch carcasses 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:
Preparing carcasses for dispatch in accordance with statutory requirements and operational procedures. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:
1. Literacy and numeracy (NQF1),
2. Communication skills (NQF1),
3. An understanding of supplier and customer relationships (NQF1). 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
General guide for scope, context and level

A learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes in this unit standard with regard to species which includes but are not limited to: Cattle, Small Stock, Pigs, Horses, Ostriches, Crocodile and Game.

The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard with supervision, but with access to work-site procedures, operating instructions and statutory requirements. Statutory requirements refer to:
1. Meat Safety Act, No 40 of 2000,
2. Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993,
3. Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972,
4. Agricultural Product Standards Act, No. 119 of 1992, and all regulations and directives promulgated there under. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan work task. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
1. Preparing equipment and work area according to worksite procedures,
2. Identifying and selecting equipment according to operational procedures,
3. Selecting appropriate protective clothing according to statutory requirements,
4. Reporting possible deviations from statutory requirements and operational procedures,
5. Communicating with relevant parties to determine sequence of carcasses to facilitate dispatch. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Purpose of preparing equipment according to work site procedures are explained,
  • Consequences of not weighing, chilling and dispatching according to set standards are explained,
  • Reason for identifying and reporting abnormalities in carcasses are explained,
  • Consequences of not communicating deviations with affected parties are explained,
  • Reasons for restoring equipment are explained,
  • Consequences of not adhering to hygiene and statutory requirements are explained,
  • Reasons for performing according to operational procedures are explained,
  • Reasons for safe handling of equipment are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform weighing process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    1. Weighing carcasses according to operational procedures,
    2. Adhering to hygiene and safety statutory requirements,
    3. Reporting deviations from standard operational procedures,
    4. Handling and using equipment according to manufacturing requirements,
    5. Identifying and reporting problems according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Purpose of preparing equipment according to work site procedures are explained,
  • Consequences of not weighing, chilling and dispatching according to set standards are explained,
  • Reason for identifying and reporting abnormalities in carcasses are explained,
  • Consequences of not communicating deviations with affected parties are explained,
  • Reasons for restoring equipment are explained,
  • Consequences of not adhering to hygiene and statutory requirements are explained,
  • Reasons for performing according to operational procedures are explained,
  • Reasons for safe handling of equipment are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform carcass chilling process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    1. Loading chillers according to work site procedures,
    2. Adhering to hygiene and safety statutory requirements,
    3. Identifying and reporting deviations from standard operational procedures and statutory requirements,
    4. Handling and using tools and equipment according to statutory requirements and operational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Purpose of preparing equipment according to work site procedures are explained,
  • Consequences of not weighing, chilling and dispatching according to set standards are explained,
  • Reason for identifying and reporting abnormalities in carcasses are explained,
  • Consequences of not communicating deviations with affected parties are explained,
  • Reasons for restoring equipment are explained,
  • Consequences of not adhering to hygiene and statutory requirements are explained,
  • Reasons for performing according to operational procedures are explained,
  • Reasons for safe handling of equipment are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform dispatch of carcasses. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    1. Marking carcasses according to classification codes and statutory requirements,
    2. Sorting and loading of carcasses according to operational procedures,
    3. Adhering to hygiene and safety statutory requirements,
    4. Identifying and reporting deviations from standard operational procedures and statutory requirements,
    5. Handling and using equipment according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Purpose of preparing equipment according to work site procedures are explained,
  • Consequences of not weighing, chilling and dispatching according to set standards are explained,
  • Reason for identifying and reporting abnormalities in carcasses are explained,
  • Consequences of not communicating deviations with affected parties are explained,
  • Reasons for restoring equipment are explained,
  • Consequences of not adhering to hygiene and statutory requirements are explained,
  • Reasons for performing according to operational procedures are explained,
  • Reasons for safe handling of equipment are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete weighing, chilling and dispatch process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    1. Restoring work area according to operational procedures,
    2. Handling of protective clothing and equipment according to statutory requirements,
    3. Storing equipment according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Purpose of preparing equipment according to work site procedures are explained,
  • Consequences of not weighing, chilling and dispatching according to set standards are explained,
  • Reason for identifying and reporting abnormalities in carcasses are explained,
  • Consequences of not communicating deviations with affected parties are explained,
  • Reasons for restoring equipment are explained,
  • Consequences of not adhering to hygiene and statutory requirements are explained,
  • Reasons for performing according to operational procedures are explained,
  • Reasons for safe handling of equipment are explained. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Mechanisms and bodies for external moderation of learner achievements

    An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.
    Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Basic hygiene procedures during weighing, chilling and dispatching of carcasses,
    2. Principals of cleaning procedures,
    3. A general understanding of hygiene and safety procedures in a abattoir,
    4. Statutory requirements and operational procedures of weighing chilling and dispatching,
    5. Basic knowledge of pathological conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and report problems without supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of weighing, chilling and dispatching of carcasses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself by planning and preparing work task. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to weigh, chill and dispatch carcasses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the weighing, chilling and dispatching process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to weigh, chill and dispatch carcasses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by acknowledging his responsibility towards the quality of the product. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Values
    All learners should demonstrate:

    1. An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principals,
    2. An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48660   National Certificate: Abattoir Slaughtering Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48655   National Certificate: General Abattoir Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48902   National Certificate: Abattoir Supervision  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Abattoir Skills Training (Pty) Ltd 



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