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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage an input chain 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116382  Manage an input chain 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 manage, control an agricultural input chain. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agriculture.

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

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 standard or equivalent:
  • NQF 4: Execute sustainable resource use and quality control. 

  • 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 
    Plan the flow chain of agricultural inputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic principles involved in management are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Management includes but is not limited to planning, organising, leading and control.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The peculiar characteristics of agricultural inputs (bulky, critical, and quality) are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The flow chain of particular agricultural inputs is justified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Implement a plan on the flow of agricultural inputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An agricultural input flow plan is interpreted and critically evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resources for the implementation of an agricultural input flow plan are organised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An agricultural input flow plan is implemented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Schedule Human Resources to attend to inputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislation regarding managing of human resources is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hierarchy of needs is interpreted and adapted to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to motivate staff is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Complaints are judged and solutions are decided on. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Discipline is enforced in the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate and resolve eventualities that emerge during the flow of agricultural inputs. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Eventualities may include but are not limited to delayed delivery, under supply, unavailability of stock, staff disputes, shrinkage and spoilage, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems of undersupply are related and rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An incident is adapted or managed to prevent delayed delivery of agricultural inputs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An incident of stock unavailability is related to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Solutions to staff disputes are recommended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Systems are planned or implemented to reduce shrinkage and spoilage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Give accurate reports on the agricultural input flow chain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records on stock (agricultural inputs) are ascertained and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Orders for further purchases are interpreted and inferred from. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trends in agricultural input supply are predicted. 


    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:
  • The functions involved in the management of agricultural input.
  • Understanding systems related to problems or eventualities in processes.
  • The purpose of the understanding of input management.
  • Managing systems such as agricultural input systems.
  • Being aware of and ensuring implementation of relevant legislation.
  • Communication skills.
  • Following rules and processes instilled to control systems. 

  • 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 COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to all specific outcomes. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: 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  63249   National Diploma: Agricultural Extension  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49011   National Diploma: Animal Production  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49010   National Diploma: Plant Production  Level 5  NQF Level 05  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.
     
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    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.