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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Intake of grain 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8164  Intake of grain 
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 3  NQF Level 03  10 
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:
  • Perform, without supervision, the intake process of grain into the silo complex to ensure correct storing and stock control. 

  • 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 2;
  • Attended a course on Introduction to Grain Handling or equivalent;
  • An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 2;
  • An understanding of supplier and customer relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard deals with the taking in of grain after unloading, conveyance to the correct storage bins as well as pro-active fumigation where applicable.

    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 intake process 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Preparing the work area according to work site and safety procedures.
    Determining a sequence of operation according to work site procedures.
    Selecting appropriate tools and equipment according to work site and quality procedures.
    Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to;
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures;
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained;
  • Consequences of not monitoring intake process and taking corrective actions are explained;
  • Purpose of selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment are explained;
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained;
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform intake of grain 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Selecting, operating and using appropriate equipment according to work site and safety procedures
    Performing intake actions according to work site, fumigation and quality procedures
    Monitoring intake process and taking corrective actions (when applicable) according to work site, quality and safety procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to;
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures;
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained;
  • Consequences of not monitoring intake process and taking corrective actions are explained;
  • Purpose of selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment are explained;
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained;
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete the intake process 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Shutting down the intake equipment according to work site, safety and quality 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;
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures;
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained;
  • Consequences of not monitoring intake process and taking corrective actions are explained;
  • Purpose of selecting and using appropriate tools and equipment are explained;
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is 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 conveyance of grain in bulk.

    Basic knowledge of maintenance and caring for relevant tools and equipment.

    Operating instructions of grain intake and fumigation equipment.

    Basic knowledge in identification of correct handling of hazardous chemicals used to combat insect infestation in grain. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when changing conveyance routing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when receiving information and giving instructions during the intake process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself when planning and performing the intake process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by identifying and selecting appropriate equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the process of giving and receiving instructions and signals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when operating control panels, fumigation equipment and conveyor belts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by understanding the impact of fumigation and hazardous chemicals on the environment and raw materials intended for food production. 

    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 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  20151   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48659   Further Education and Training Certificate: Grain Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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