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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control disease and pest in stored seed 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114659  Control disease and pest in stored seed 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 4  NQF Level 04 
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:

Combating, without supervision, contamination in stored seed to prevent quality deterioration. 

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:
  • Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 3
  • .Attended a course on Introduction to Seed Industry.
  • An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 3.
  • An understanding of supplier and customer relationships at NQF level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard deals with the identification and prevention of further deterioration of stored grain with regard to factors such as insect infestation, moisture contamination and heat spots in order to maintain quality.

    The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for combination contamination. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Preparing the work area according to work site-, safety procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Determining a sequence of operation according to work site-, safety procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Selecting appropriate chemicals, tools and equipment according to work site-, safety procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to work site-, safety procedures and 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:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Consequences of not combating contamination are explained.
  • Consequences of not completing documentation and informing affected parties according to safety procedures and statutory requirements are explained.
  • Reasons for performing follow-up inspections are explainedPurpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for storing tools and equipment according to work site and safety procedures as well as statutory requirements are explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the nature of contamination. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Selecting, operating and using appropriate equipment and chemicals according to work site-, safety procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Performing inspections in identified areas according to work site and quality procedures.
  • Identifying, interpreting and recording the nature of contamination according to work site and quality procedures.
  • Informing relevant parties according to work site procedures.
  • Selecting appropriate combating operations as a result of findings according to work site and safety 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:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Consequences of not combating contamination are explained.
  • Consequences of not completing documentation and informing affected parties according to safety procedures and statutory requirements are explained.
  • Reasons for performing follow-up inspections are explainedPurpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for storing tools and equipment according to work site and safety procedures as well as statutory requirements are explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Combat contamination. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Applying combating procedures according to work site-, safety-, quality procedures as well as statutory requirements.
  • Handling equipment according to safety and work site procedures.
  • Carrying out follow-up inspections and operations according to work site and safety 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:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Consequences of not combating contamination are explained.
  • Consequences of not completing documentation and informing affected parties according to safety procedures and statutory requirements are explained.
  • Reasons for performing follow-up inspections are explainedPurpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for storing tools and equipment according to work site and safety procedures as well as statutory requirements are explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete combating procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Storing chemicals, tools and equipment according to work site-, safety procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Restoring work area according to work site procedures.
  • Informing affected parties according to work site 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:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Consequences of not combating contamination are explained.
  • Consequences of not completing documentation and informing affected parties according to safety procedures and statutory requirements are explained.
  • Reasons for performing follow-up inspections are explainedPurpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for storing tools and equipment according to work site and safety procedures as well as statutory requirements are explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    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.

    Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic knowledge of the safe handling of tools and equipment related to combating contamination in seed.
  • Basic knowledge of maintenance and caring for relevant tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of types of contamination and defects in seed and storage facilities.
  • Knowledge of types of chemicals and related procedures when combating contamination.
  • Theory and principles of decontamination and fumigation.Application and maintenance of environmental control procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when detecting defects and selecting appropriate corrective measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when receiving information and giving instructions during combating of contamination. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself when planning and performing combating operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by identifying and selecting appropriate corrective measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the process of giving and receiving instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when using chemical substances to combat contamination. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by relating the implications of contaminated grain to processed foods. 

    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:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principles.
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management / customer relationships. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48653   Further Education and Training Certificate: Seed Processing and Packaging Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
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