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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Receive and distribute parent seed 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114709  Receive and distribute parent 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 3  NQF Level 03 
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:
  • Planning quantities, receipt and distribution of parent seed according to production areas and growers contracted for planting purposes. 

  • 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:
  • Understanding of the basic agronomic principles.
  • Understanding of relevant statutory safety requirements in the work place at NQF level 3.
  • Literacy, numeracy and communication at NQF level 4.
  • Introduction to seed industry and relevant workplace. 

  • 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.
  • Variations include but are not limited to a change in quantities, cultivars and seed sizes.
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Act 36 of 1947 as amended and other relevant statutory health and safety requirements and work site procedures. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan for seed receipt. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Obtaining planning information and planned production quantities according to work site procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Calculating the seed requirements to meet the quantities according to work site procedures.
  • Obtaining appropriate parent seed 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 obtaining correct parent seed according to work site procedures are explained.
  • Consequences of not delivering the correct parent seed are explained.
  • Implications of not identifying and informing relevant parties of variations according to work site procedures are explained.
  • Consequences of not completing documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Distribute parent seed. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Distributing the parent seed to the different growers according to work site procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Obtaining relevant documents 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 obtaining correct parent seed according to work site procedures are explained.
  • Consequences of not delivering the correct parent seed are explained.
  • Implications of not identifying and informing relevant parties of variations according to work site procedures are explained.
  • Consequences of not completing documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete receipt and distribution of parent seed. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Informing relevant parties of variations according to work site procedures.
  • Ensuring that parent seed stock levels and documents are accurate.
  • Completing and distributing documentation 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 obtaining correct parent seed according to work site procedures are explained.
  • Consequences of not delivering the correct parent seed are explained.
  • Implications of not identifying and informing relevant parties of variations according to work site procedures are explained.
  • Consequences of not completing documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements 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 breeding and production principles.
  • Basic knowledge of stock control. 

  • 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 selecting and calculating seed requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when obtaining and distributing seed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage one self when receiving and distributing seed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze and organize and critically evaluate information when calculating seed quantities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others in the process of receiving and distributing seed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when calculating and selecting seed quantities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems, when selecting parent seed. 

    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  48657   Further Education and Training Certificate: Seed Research and Development  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.
     
    NONE 



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