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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Diploma: Grain Handling Management 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
14873  National Diploma: Grain Handling Management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Advanced Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  240  Level 5  NQF Level 06  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2023-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is registered at level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to access learning in broad Grain Handling processes and practices, including the management of grain handling activities, which will provide opportunities for learners to grow and receive recognition for learning in the specific field.

Learners who register for this qualification will be able to combine fundamental, core and elective unit standards in order to gain competence within specific areas of the Grain Handling, combined with generic business and management competencies linked to best practice. Learners will, once qualified and assessed as competent, be able to demonstrate competence in maintaining customer service policy, providing effective administrative support, including the management of cash and credit transactions as well as managing performance of people, including recruitment, selection and labour relations. Learners will also be competent in certain technical outcomes such as combating contamination in grain, collecting crop estimate information, managing stock and inspecting stored grain in order to manage risk. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will assumed to have attained literacy, numeracy and communication skills at NQF 2 or have demonstrated competence at this level through recognition of prior learning. It is also assumed that learners who register for this qualification will have demonstrated competence in the grading process of wheat, maize, sunflower-seed and sorghum, either as part of the completion of the National certificate in grain grading at NQF level 3, or through recognition of prior learning. Please note that the completion of the latter National certificate is not a pre-requisite for this qualification.


RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING:

This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole through the recognition of prior learning. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
This qualification is, in fact, based on unit standards. The table of unit standards will be added later. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
The learner will have demonstrated ability to make basic judgements and decisions and consider a range of options after completion of the following unit standards in three specified areas:

Fundamental learning:

* Business communication
* Numeracy at NQF level 5
* Use data entry skills to input computer data
* Writing business reports

Core learning:

* Maintain customer service policy
* Combat contamination in grain
* Determine bulk stock level
* Inspect stored grain
* Managing stock
* Develop and implement promotion strategies
* Manage cash and credit transactions
* Provide work place supervision
* Allocate costs and control budgets
* Provide effective administrative support
* Manage performance of people
* Collect crop estimate information

Elective learning:

* Interpret financial reports
* Assess and manage risk
* Assist conduct of internal audits
* Maintain compliance with policy, procedure and legal requirements
* Maintain sound labour relations
* Recruitment and selection of personnel
* Determine produce grade-maize 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT:

Learners will produce evidence of the following:

* Verbal and written explanations of reasons for adhering to operational- and work site procedures as well as statutory requirements, adhering to a specific sequence of operations, taking corrective actions, identifying, recording and reporting deviations and solving problems

* Demonstrations of a range of supervisory actions such as controlling, checking and assessing compliance to operational and business procedures, applying management principles as well as safety regulations in the work place. 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
This qualification is comparable to the Nieu Zealand qualification. 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification, or assessment against this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to agreed ETQA procedures.

Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

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

NOTES 
1. This qualification is compiled of unit standards from different fields of learning or from different SETA'S within a field of learning.

2. Unit standards developed by the SGA for Grain Handling are regarded as unique and contain no symbols next to them.

3. Unit standards adopted from other fields of learning are identified by a symbol, to indicate from which field of learning or SETA they are taken. The legend for the different symbols are:
  • Retail and Wholesale SETA
  • Business Commerce and Management field of learning
  • Education, Training and Development Field of Learning
  • Adapted from the New Zealand Database of Vocational Qualifications
  • Services Field of Learning
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology


    The Unit Standards from the field of Mathematical Literacy level 5 are not yet developed 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.