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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic requirements of different fruit markets 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115190  Demonstrate an understanding of the basic requirements of different fruit markets 
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:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the basic requirements of different fruit markets industry. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope of this unit standard deals with the explaining of the critical factors in fruit marketing.
  • The specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard should be performed without direct supervision, but withaccess to work site procedures and operating instructions.
  • Nature of fruit packing industry: characteristics, purpose.
  • Markets for packed fruit: customers (local and international), seasonal nature of demand/supply, competition (local and international), impact of currency fluctuations.
  • Standards and specifications for packed fruit, grades, counts, fruit treatment and storage requirements, packaging.
  • Factors impacting on marketing: quality and quantity of fruit available, fruit lifespan, competition (local and international), time of year. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the nature of fruit packing 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:

    Results achieved:
    1. Nature of fruit packing industry explained.
    2. Understanding of markets demonstrated.
    3. Factors impacting on marketing of products identified.

    Indicators:
    1. Clear understanding of issues affecting the marketing of products of the fruit packing industry demonstrated.
    2. Clear understanding of demand and supply chain demonstrated.

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to "what if" and "why" questions related to
  • Grading and packing procedures.
  • Characteristics of industry.
  • Markets/customers.
  • Demand/supply chain.
  • Inspection bodies.
    2. Discuss issues and impact of:
  • Poor marketing on fruit packing business.
  • Time of year/season on sales of products.
  • Quality and quantity of available fruit on marketing. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    List the different markets for which fruit are packed. 

    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:

    Results achieved:
    1. Nature of fruit packing industry explained.
    2. Understanding of markets demonstrated.
    3. Factors impacting on marketing of products identified.

    Indicators:
    1. Clear understanding of issues affecting the marketing of products of the fruit packing industry demonstrated.
    2. Clear understanding of demand and supply chain demonstrated.

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to "what if" and "why" questions related to
  • Grading and packing procedures.
  • Characteristics of industry.
  • Markets/customers.
  • Demand/supply chain.
  • Inspection bodies.
    2. Discuss issues and impact of:
  • Poor marketing on fruit packing business.
  • Time of year/season on sales of products.
  • Quality and quantity of available fruit on marketing. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of standards and specifications for packed fruit. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of standards and specifications for packed fruit as required by customers. 

    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:

    Results achieved:
    1. Nature of fruit packing industry explained.
    2. Understanding of markets demonstrated.
    3. Factors impacting on marketing of products identified.

    Indicators:
    1. Clear understanding of issues affecting the marketing of products of the fruit packing industry demonstrated.
    2. Clear understanding of demand and supply chain demonstrated.

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to "what if" and "why" questions related to
  • Grading and packing procedures.
  • Characteristics of industry.
  • Markets/customers.
  • Demand/supply chain.
  • Inspection bodies.
    2. Discuss issues and impact of:
  • Poor marketing on fruit packing business.
  • Time of year/season on sales of products.
  • Quality and quantity of available fruit on marketing. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify factors that impact on marketing of products. 

    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:

    Results achieved:
    1. Nature of fruit packing industry explained.
    2. Understanding of markets demonstrated.
    3. Factors impacting on marketing of products identified.

    Indicators:
    1. Clear understanding of issues affecting the marketing of products of the fruit packing industry demonstrated.
    2. Clear understanding of demand and supply chain demonstrated.

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to "what if" and "why" questions related to
  • Grading and packing procedures.
  • Characteristics of industry.
  • Markets/customers.
  • Demand/supply chain.
  • Inspection bodies.
    2. Discuss issues and impact of:
  • Poor marketing on fruit packing business.
  • Time of year/season on sales of products.
  • Quality and quantity of available fruit on marketing. 


  • 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 
  • Fruit packing industry - local and international.
  • Markets/customers.
  • Inspection bodies, e.g. PPECB, SGS.
  • Implications of time of year on marketing of products.
  • Impact of age of fruit on marketing.
  • Impact of markets on fruit packing business.
  • Relationship between quality and quantity of available fruit and the marketing of packed fruit. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding the relationship between quality and quantity of available fruit and the marketing of packed fruit. 

    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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