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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the work-place in the seed industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114661  Demonstrate an understanding of the work-place in the seed industry 
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:
  • Understanding the seed trade to ensure competent learning of seed industry processes. 

  • 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 at NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision, but with access to work-site procedures, operating instructions and statutory requirements.
  • The learner has to comply with basic operational and statutory requirements with regard to handling of hazardous substances and occupational health and safety. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for introduction to seed industry. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring attendance and participation in the relevant induction programme according to work site procedures.
  • Reading and understanding provided documentation 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.
  • Consequences of not identifying and reporting unsafe working practices and potentially dangerous situations in the work are explained.
  • Purposes of maintaining sound customer relations and service excellence are recalled and explained.
  • Reasons for identifying and handling hazardous substances in the work place are explained.
  • Consequences of not adhering to company norms, values and ethics are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand the nature of the seed industry. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Explaining the sequence of the seed industry as well as relevant business principles.
  • Explaining broad organisational structures within the relevant organisation.
  • Recalling broad produce types and services offered within the seed industry business.
  • Recalling different facilities and equipment related to seed industry. 

  • 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.
  • Consequences of not identifying and reporting unsafe working practices and potentially dangerous situations in the work are explained.
  • Purposes of maintaining sound customer relations and service excellence are recalled and explained.
  • Reasons for identifying and handling hazardous substances in the work place are explained.
  • Consequences of not adhering to company norms, values and ethics are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and recall basic principles of safety in the work place. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Recalling and applying basic safety rules and regulations applicable in the work place.
  • Identifying and utilising safety equipment and PPE according to work site procedures with reference to statutory requirements.
  • Identifying hazardous substances and actions and dealing according to safety procedures with reference to statutory requirements.
  • Identifying and reporting unsafe working practices and potentially dangerous situations in the work place according to work site 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.
  • Consequences of not identifying and reporting unsafe working practices and potentially dangerous situations in the work are explained.
  • Purposes of maintaining sound customer relations and service excellence are recalled and explained.
  • Reasons for identifying and handling hazardous substances in the work place are explained.
  • Consequences of not adhering to company norms, values and ethics are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and recall basic principles of work ethics. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Understanding and recalling company rules and regulations.
  • Understanding and explaining channels of communication and lines of authority.
  • Recalling, explaining and adhering to values, norms and company ethics.
  • Recalling and explaining the need for and implications of sound customer relations and service excellence in the work place. 

  • 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.
  • Consequences of not identifying and reporting unsafe working practices and potentially dangerous situations in the work are explained.
  • Purposes of maintaining sound customer relations and service excellence are recalled and explained.
  • Reasons for identifying and handling hazardous substances in the work place are explained.
  • Consequences of not adhering to company norms, values and ethics are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete introduction to seed industry. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Applying and adhering to relevant concepts, rules and regulations applicable within the seed industry and the specific company in the work situation. 

  • 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.
  • Consequences of not identifying and reporting unsafe working practices and potentially dangerous situations in the work are explained.
  • Purposes of maintaining sound customer relations and service excellence are recalled and explained.
  • Reasons for identifying and handling hazardous substances in the work place are explained.
  • Consequences of not adhering to company norms, values and ethics are explained. 


  • 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 customer care and service excellence.
  • Basic principles of business ethics, lines of authority and channels of communication.
  • Basic occupational health and safety principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in the process of dealing with hazardous substances and dangerous working practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of acquiring knowledge on the seed industry. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one self by systematically studying and working through relevant learning material. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the recalling and explanation of information required. 

    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 and industrial relationships. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48654   National Certificate: Seed Analysis  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48650   National Certificate: Seed Research and Development Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48658   Further Education and Training Certificate: Seed Marketing  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.
     
    1. Mpontshe Training 



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