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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20151  National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes 
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
National Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  124  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 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 2 on the National Qualifications Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to access learning in broad Grain Handling processes and practices, which include opportunities for learners to grow in the specific field.

Learners will be able to combine fundamental, core and elective unit standards in order to gain competence linked to best practice. Learners will, once qualified and assessed as competent, be able to demonstrate competence in storage of stock, control of stock, shunt railway trucks, measure consignment mass, unload grain consignments in bulk, intake of grain, drying of grain, cleaning of grain, apply storage hygiene, dispatch grain and provide effective administrative support. Learners will also demonstrate an understanding of the Grain Handling Industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained a qualification at NQF level 1 on the National Qualifications Framework or have demonstrated competence at this level through recognition of prior learning.


RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING:

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

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

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

Fundamental learning:
  • Literacy and communication at NQF level 2
  • Numeracy at NQF level 2
  • Care for electronic equipment and measuring instruments
  • Routine maintenance of technical-and site equipment

    Core learning:
  • Introduction to Grain Handling Industry
  • Storage of stock
  • Shunt railway trucks
  • Measure consignment mass
  • Unload grain consignments in bulk
  • Intake of grain
  • Drying of grain
  • Cleaning of grain
  • Apply storage hygiene
  • Dispatch grain
  • Provide effective administrative support
  • Prepare grain dispatch containers
  • Deplete grain bins
  • Apply general safety in the work place
  • Introduction to safety, health and environment
  • Collect representative grain sample
  • Determine bulk stock level
  • Provide basic customer service

    Elective learning:
  • Control of stock
  • Receive, store and handle hazardous materials
  • Contribute to planning, allocation and supervision of work
  • Function as a Safety Health Environmental representative
  • Operate fork-lift
  • Receive, store and handle hazardous materials
  • Prepare unshelled groundnut sample for grading
  • Collect a representative groundnut sample
  • Repair bags and tarpaulins 

  • 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 specific sequence of operations, taking corrective actions, identifying, recording and reporting deviations and capturing data.

    * Demonstrations of a range of operational actions, receiving, unloading, drying, cleaning, storing and dispatch grain and applying general safety in the work place.

    * Use a range of computer hardware to input data on the computer system and produce basic reports. 

    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 SGB for Secondary Agriculture are unique and contain no symbol next to them.

    3. Unit standards 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 Nieu Zealand Database of Vocational Qualifications
  • Services Field of Learning
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology


    20 credits must be accumulated from any Unit Standards from the field of Communication Studies and Language level
    2

    16 credits must be accumulated from any Unit Standards from the field of Mathematical Literacy level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  8156  Collect representative grain sample  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  8190  Demonstrate an understanding of the grain handling industry  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  8180  Deplete grain bin  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14792  Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
    Core  8176  Prepare grain dispatch containers  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  8163  Unload grain consignments in bulk  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  13222  Deal with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8178  Determine bulk stock level  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13223  Apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  8164  Intake of grain  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  7789  Provide Customer Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8182  Care for handtools, utensils and protective equipment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  8186  Conduct routine maintenance of technical- and site equipment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8965  Respond to literary texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8966  Respond to selected literary texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12620  Apply basic safety principles in the context of conservation  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  8184  Collect a representative groundnut sample  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  8185  Prepare unshelled groundnut sample for grading  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  8179  Repair bags and tarpaulins  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14560  Handle, transport, store and utilize hazardous materials on a civil construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  8038  Operating lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10150  Provide assistance in implementing and assuring project work is conducted in accordance with the project quality plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12659  Work with and look after materials in the production process  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  8141  Control of stock  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13195  Lead workgroup activities relating to material preparation processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10135  Work as a project team member  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    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.
     
    1. College of Vocational Studies (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Deloitte 
    3. Hymike Trading Enterprise CC 
    4. Intselelo Community and Youth Development Institute 
    5. Mpontshe Training 
    6. Number 9 and Fortfar Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    7. NWK Beperk 
    8. Oos Vrystaat Kaap Bedryf Beperk 
    9. Prempie Business Solutions Pty Ltd 
    10. Signa Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    12. Thuto Ya Setshaba Training Services (Pty) Ltd 
    13. TPLR and Training Services (PTY) LTD 
    14. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 



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