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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand legal principles relevant to marketing within the seed industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114664  Understand legal principles relevant to marketing within 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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 legal principles to ensure correct application in seed marketing. 

  • 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 3.
  • Computer literacy at NQF 3.
  • Negotiating skills at NQF 3.
  • Selling skills at NQF 3.
  • Basic agronomic knowledge at NQF 3. 

  • 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.

    Relevant statutes include, but are not limited to:
  • Plant Improvement Act, Act No. of 1976; Plant Breeders. Rights Act, Act No of 1976; Agricultural Pests Act, Act No of 1936, as amended;
  • Work site procedures may include workplace documentation, labelling and promotional material.
  • Terminology includes, but is not limited to: usage in the seed industry and legal terms. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the principles of relevant statutory requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the relevant sections of statutes and regulations, as amended, as applied to marketing of seed.
  • Applying legislation in the workplace as embodied in work site-, operational 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 adhering to the relevant statutes are explained.
  • The importance of minimising risks is explained.
  • The relationship between insurer and insured is understood and can be explained.
  • The importance of using the correct terminology and appropriate language in promotion and contracts is explained.
  • Consequences of not adhering to company norms, values and ethics are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand the implications of risk in seed marketing. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Demonstrating the ability to deal with complaints according to work site procedures.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the principles and practice of product insurance according to work site procedures.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the principles and practice of product performance insurance 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 adhering to the relevant statutes are explained.
  • The importance of minimising risks is explained.
  • The relationship between insurer and insured is understood and can be explained.
  • The importance of using the correct terminology and appropriate language in promotion and contracts is explained.
  • Consequences of not adhering to company norms, values and ethics are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand the law of contract as applied to seed marketing 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Comprehending the importance of correct legal terminology used in work site documentation and other forms of communication.
  • Comprehending the importance of the appearance of the correct terms and conditions of sale in all marketing documentation.
  • Understanding the legal responsibilities of buyer and seller in the contract. 

  • 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 adhering to the relevant statutes are explained.
  • The importance of minimising risks is explained.
  • The relationship between insurer and insured is understood and can be explained.
  • The importance of using the correct terminology and appropriate language in promotion and contracts is 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 
  • General knowledge of contracting and professionalism in seed marketing.
  • General principles of business ethics, lines of authority and channels of communication.
  • General knowledge of the statutes affecting seed marketing.
  • General knowledge of risk management in seed marketing. 

  • 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 complaints. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the process of establishing the facts surrounding complaints. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself by systematically studying and working through relevant material, work site procedures and insurance industry protocols. 

    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 
    Value (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  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.
     
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