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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain store inputs categories, labeling and storage methods 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116240  Explain store inputs categories, labeling and storage methods 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary 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  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to receive, store and assist to issue agro-inputs appropriately. In addition they ill be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agriculture and storage and stock control.

Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to inputs, sourcing and resources.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. Farmers will gain the knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-orientated approach to agriculture. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the unit standards or equivalent:
  • NQF 2: Control inputs and stock in agribusiness. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Receive orders of agro-inputs appropriately. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This may include but is not limited to counting and differentiating between different agro-inputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Agro-inputs in an order are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The attributes of agro-inputs are quantified and describe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ordering documentation related to agro-inputs are controlled and managed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relevant quality and other attributes of the agro-inputs are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Update records correctly. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Records include but are not limited to documents and computer records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Received stock on stock sheets (electronic or documented) is recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The current balances of all stock are continually monitored and calculated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stock levels are reported. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain levels of agro-inputs within acceptable limits and complete requisition forms correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Levels of various agro-inputs are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Levels of stock include but are not limited to upper levels, lower levels, danger levels, replenishment levels and re-order levels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stock levels are monitored and adapted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate documentation or electronic media for re-ordering agro-inputs are completed and issued correctly and timeously. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the issuing of stock (agro-inputs) correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documentation (electronic or paper) used to request agro-inputs is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The stock issuing documentation is correctly completed and issued. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The steps that are taken to ensure correct supplies in terms of quality, quantity and specification are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Observe legislation regarding handling and storage of agro-inputs to avoid penalties. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Includes but is not limited to interpretation of rules and regulations regarding handling and storage of inputs. > Explanation of contracts, penalties and obligations regarding input supply. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation regarding storage of various agro-inputs is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Legislation regarding storage, purchase and supply contracts is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Means of ensuring observance of legislation is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of penalties and profiling of an agro enterprise is discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Schedule the flow of agro-inputs to avoid deterioration and wastage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Causes of deterioration and wastage in agro-products is identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sources of wastage of agro products (including pests, shrinkage, spillage, etc.) is identified and discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Means of preventing deterioration and wastage of agro inputs is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A flow arrangement of agro-inputs to ensure FIFO or similar appropriate system is prepared. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Evaluate alternative suppliers for efficiency, product quality and price. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different suppliers of agro-inputs and their products and equipment are sourced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different products and suppliers in terms of cost/benefits are compared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Suitable suppliers, products and equipment for purchase are recommended. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Inspect, issue and check returned equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Inspection of quipment and facilities for damage are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The issuing out only wholesome, quality requisites and equipment or facilities for use are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Returned facilities or equipment for wear and tear or abuse are inspected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The repair or maintenance of facilities and equipment is recommended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Documentation related to returns is completed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • Names and functions of all the components of a stock control system are identified.
  • Sensory cues and documented cues related to various stock levels are understood.
  • The purpose of the various attributes of a stock control system is understood.
  • Events and their implications regarding the keeping of agricultural stocks are understood.
  • Procedures involved in the keeping of stock are understood.
  • Relevant legislation, rules and regulations are understood. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of related systems: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49048   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49052   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  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. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    3. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    4. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    5. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    6. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    7. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    8. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    9. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    10. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    11. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    12. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    13. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    14. Mvelo Consultant 
    15. National Institute For The Deaf 
    16. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    17. Setlakala Business Development 
    18. Skills Fusion 
    19. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    20. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    21. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    22. Tripple R Training Provider 
    23. Vari Consulting 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.