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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Collect representative grain sample 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8156  Collect representative grain sample 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Grain 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
Collecting a representative grain sample to determine the grain grade. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to ABET level 2

Attended a course on Introduction to Grain Handling or equivalent.

An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope of this unit standard deals with the taking and preparation of a representative grain sample to ensure correct grading of grain according to statutory requirements.

Taking and preparation of grain samples are performed during the intake, storage and dispatch of grain.

The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed without direct supervision, but with access to work-site procedures and operating instructions. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
PREPARE FOR THE GRAIN SAMPLING PROCESS 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Preparing the workarea according to work site and safety procedures.

Selecting appropriate tools and equipment according to work site and quality procedures.

Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to statutory requirements.

Informing affected parties according to work site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.

Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.

All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken

Purpose of selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment are explained

Purpose of preparing a representative grain sample is explained.

Consequences of not identifying noxious seeds and foreign matter according to statutory requirements are explained.

Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
TAKE GRAIN SAMPLE BY 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Selecting and using appropriate equipment according to work site and safety procedures.

Taking a representative grain sample according to statutory requirements.

Reporting the presence of excessive foreign matter according to work site and quality procedures as well as statutory requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
TAKE GRAIN SAMPLE BY 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Selecting and using appropriate equipment according to work site and safety procedures.

Taking a representative grain sample according to statutory requirements

.Reporting the presence of excessive foreign matter according to work site and quality procedures as well as statutory requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
PREPARE GRAIN SAMPLE 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Selecting and using appropriate equipment according to work site and safety procedures.

Measuring representative grain sample according to statutory requirements.

Obtaining working sample according to quality procedures and statutory requirements.

Sifting measured sample in order to determine presence of noxious seeds according to statutory requirements 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.

Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.

All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken

Purpose of selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment are explained

Purpose of preparing a representative grain sample is explained.

Consequences of not identifying noxious seeds and foreign matter according to statutory requirements are explained.

Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
DETERMINE NOXIOUS SEEDS AND FOREIGN MATTER 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identifying noxious seeds and foreign matter according to statutory requirements and operational procedures.

Picking noxious seeds according to work site and quality procedures

Presenting the grain sample and documents for the grading process according to work site and quality procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.

Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.

All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken

Purpose of selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment are explained

Purpose of preparing a representative grain sample is explained.

Consequences of not identifying noxious seeds and foreign matter according to statutory requirements are explained.

Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
COMPLETE THE SAMPLE TAKING PROCESS 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Storing equipment according to work site and safety procedures.

Restoring work area according to work site procedures.

Informing affected parties according to work site procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.

Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.

All affected parties are informed of results, deviations and corrective actions taken

Purpose of selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment are explained

Purpose of preparing a representative grain sample is explained.

Consequences of not identifying noxious seeds and foreign matter according to statutory requirements are explained.

Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 


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 the safe handling of tools and equipment related to taking and preparing of grain samples.

Basic knowledge of determining noxious seeds and foreign matter.

Basic knowledge and principles of taking a representative grain sample. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems when determining noxious seeds and foreign matter. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others during the process of collecting and preparation of grain samples. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself when preparing a representative grain sample. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate with others during the process of reporting deviations to affected parties 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Use science and technology when taking representative grain samples using equipment. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Values:
  • 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 / customer relationships 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57829   General Education and Training Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  20151   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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.
     
    1. Deloitte 
    2. Grain Quality And Arbitration Services Cc 
    3. Grain Training Institute 
    4. Mpontshe Training 
    5. NWK Beperk 
    6. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    7. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 



    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.