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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Collect a representative groundnut sample 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8184  Collect a representative groundnut 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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:
  • Collecting, without supervision, a representative groundnut sample to ensure accurate assessment of groundnut grade. 

  • 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;
  • Attended a course on Introduction to Grain Handling or equivalent;
  • An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 1;
  • An understanding of supplier and customer relationships at NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard deals with the collecting of representative samples in the event of consignments in bulk as well as in bags, the identification of a representative section of a consignment for sampling, in the event of groundnuts delivered in bags and the taking and preparation of a representative shelled or unshelled groundnut sample to ensure correct grading according to statutory requirements.

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

    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 groundnut sampling process 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Preparing the work area 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 groundnut sample is explained;
  • Consequences of not identifying and reporting the type of bags and presence of excessive sand according to operational procedures are explained;
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Take a representative sample of groundnuts 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Taking a representative sample according to quality and safety procedures as well as statutory requirements
    Reporting the presence of excessive foreign matter or sand according to work site and quality procedures as well as statutory requirements.
    Identifying and reporting the type of bags, where applicable, according to operational 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 groundnut sample is explained;
  • Consequences of not identifying and reporting the type of bags and presence of excessive sand according to operational procedures are explained;
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    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 groundnut sample is explained;
  • Consequences of not identifying and reporting the type of bags and presence of excessive sand according to operational procedures 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 groundnut samples.

    Basic knowledge and principles of taking a representative groundnut sample. 

    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 detecting and reporting the presence of excessive sand. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself when preparing a representative groundnut 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 groundnut samples, using equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Identify and understand the world as a set of related systems when explaining the reasons for identifying the types of bags. 

    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
    Elective  57829   General Education and Training Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  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.
     
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