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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Palletise fruit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115179  Palletise fruit 
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:
  • Palletising fruit for storage or despatch of pallets to customers. 

  • 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 1.
  • Product characteristics.
  • Knowledge of fruit market requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope of this unit standard deals with the palletising of fruit process.
  • The specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard should be performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for palletising process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Preparing work area according to worksite procedures.
  • Identifying and selecting equipment.
  • Ensuring availability of required material 

  • 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:

    Reasons for:
  • Selecting equipment.
  • Ensuring availability of palletising materials.
  • Sending non-conforming pallets to rework area.
  • Isolating sample cartons.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Performing quality checks on pallets.
  • Ensuring pallets are separated.
  • Coordinating strapping stacking and securing cartons.
  • Completing relevant documentation.
  • Ensuring thermocouples are inserted in specified cartons.
  • Informing relevant parties. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Complete palletising fruit. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Coordinating stacking, strapping and securing of cartons on pallets according to specifications/market requirements.
  • Ensuring thermocouples are inserted into specified cartons in pallets for temperature monitoring as required.
  • Ensuring sample cartons per pallet are isolated and dispatched for inspection purposes.
  • Performing quality checks on pallets and report deviations.
  • Ensuring pallets are separated according to market segmentation. 

  • 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:

    Reasons for:
  • Selecting equipment.
  • Ensuring availability of palletising materials.
  • Sending non-conforming pallets to rework area.
  • Isolating sample cartons.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Performing quality checks on pallets.
  • Ensuring pallets are separated.
  • Coordinating strapping stacking and securing cartons.
  • Completing relevant documentation.
  • Ensuring thermocouples are inserted in specified cartons.
  • Informing relevant parties. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete palletising process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Completing relevant documentation according to work site and quality procedures.
  • Coordinating removal of pallets to dispatch and storage areas.
  • Sending non-conforming pallets to rework area.
  • Restoring work site according to work site procedures.
  • Informing relevant parties according to work site and quality 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:

    Reasons for:
  • Selecting equipment.
  • Ensuring availability of palletising materials.
  • Sending non-conforming pallets to rework area.
  • Isolating sample cartons.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Performing quality checks on pallets.
  • Ensuring pallets are separated.
  • Coordinating strapping stacking and securing cartons.
  • Completing relevant documentation.
  • Ensuring thermocouples are inserted in specified cartons.
  • Informing relevant parties. 


  • 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 or at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of quality control
  • Pallet stacking, strapping and securing methods 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by reporting quality problems during palletising. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself by palletising cartons systematically and consistently according to requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by liasing with relevant personnel re. packing, despatch, inspection, management. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of explaining the importance of correct palletising and accurate pallet information capture to meet to customer requirements. 

    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 principles.
  • 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  48848   National Certificate: Fruit Packing and Grading Processes  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.
     
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