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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct routine maintenance of technical- and site equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8186  Conduct routine maintenance of technical- and site equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Grain 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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:
  • Applying, without supervision, routine maintenance procedures for technical - and site equipment to maintain effective utilization. 

  • 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 supplier and customer relationships at NQF level 1;
  • An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard entails applying routine maintenance to equipment such as spotlights, railway switches, cookers, peanut shellers, sample dividers, sampling platforms, sand bags, two level funnels, grain dumpers, spouts, augers, conveyor belts, driers, elevators, fumigation equipment, graders (mechanical), sample mills (grain), hoists, hot air blowers, lawn mowers, locomotives, pneumatic probes, laboratory screeners, sewing machines, spiral probes, spraying equipments, stacking machines, swing fogs, tractors and vacuum cleaners.

    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 
    Inspect and report faulty technical- and site equipment 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Inspecting equipment to identify possible damages or losses according to work site and safety procedures.
    Reporting damages or losses according to work site and safety 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;
  • Consequences of not cleaning and maintaining relevant equipment as well as storage area are explained;
  • Reasons for storing equipment according to work site and safety procedures as well as manufacturer's instructions are explained;
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures;
  • Purpose of reporting losses and damages according to work site and loss control procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain and store technical- and site equipment 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Applying basic and preventative maintenance according to work site, quality and safety procedures as well as manufacturer's instructions.
    Cleaning equipment according to work site, quality and safety requirements.
    Storing equipment according to work site, safety and quality procedures.
    Preparing and maintaining the storage area according to work site and safety procedures.
    Reporting damages and losses according to work site and loss control 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;
  • Consequences of not cleaning and maintaining relevant equipment as well as storage area are explained;
  • Reasons for storing equipment according to work site and safety procedures as well as manufacturer's instructions are explained;
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures;
  • Purpose of reporting losses and damages according to work site and loss control 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 equipment.

    Basic knowledge of maintenance and caring for equipment. 

    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 defects and selecting appropriate corrective measures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself when performing cleaning and maintenance operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others when reporting damages and losses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when caring for equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by understanding the effect of losses and damages on company profitability and business principles. 

    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 
    This unit standard officially expired on 13 June 2004. However, it is both required for qualifications currently being registered, and is due to be reregistered in October 2004. It has thus been temporarily extended until October 2004.

    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  57829   General Education and Training Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48648   National Certificate: Grain Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Fundamental  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. College of Vocational Studies (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Deloitte 
    3. Mpontshe Training 
    4. NWK Beperk 
    5. Senwes 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.