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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
23154  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  126  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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 3 on the national Qualifications Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to access learning in broad Grain handling processes and practices which includes opportunities for learners to grow in the specific field.

Learners will be able to combine fundamental, core and elective unit standards in order to obtain competence linked to best practice. Learners will, once qualified and assessed as competent, be able to demonstrate competence in determining produce grade for maize, wheat, sunflower-seed, sorghum, control stock, combat contamination in grain, providing customer service, inspect stored grain and complete sales transactions. 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 2 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? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Fundamental: 61 credits
Core: 53 credits
Elective: A minimum of 12 credits. Learners have to do 2 elective Unit Standards of which one MUST BE a Unit Standard on determining produce grade.

Credit total: Minimum of 126 credits 

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

Fundamental learning:

v Care for electronic equipment and measuring instruments
v Literacy and communication at NQF level 4
v Numeracy at NQF level 4
v Use data entry skills to input computer data


Core learning:

v Determine produce grade - wheat
v Determine produce grade - maize
v Determine produce grade - sunflower-seed
v Determine produce grade - sorghum
v Combat contamination in grain
v Complete sales transactions
v Provide customer service


Elective learning:

v Provide effective administrative support
v Handling cash
v Contribute to planning, allocation and supervision of work
v Determine produce grade - soya
v Determine produce grade - popcorn
v Determine produce grade - groundnuts
v Determine produce grade - dry beans
v Receive, store and handle hazardous materials

Note:

A learner must select at least two elective unit standards of which one MUST BE an unit standard on determining produce grade. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT:

Learners will produce evidence of the following:

v 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.
v Demonstrations of a range of actions to determine produce grade for wheat, maize, sorghum, soya sunflower-seed, popcorn, groundnuts and dry-beans.
v Demonstrations of a range of administrative transactions, receiving, checking, handling cash and credit transactions and applying general safety in the workplace.
v Use a range of computer hardware to input data on the computer system, produce basic reports and determine stock levels. 

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 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARDS: 
  ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Core  8144  Complete sales transactions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Core  8158  Determine produce grade: Maize  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8160  Determine produce grade: Sorghum  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8159  Determine produce grade: Sunflower seed  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Core  8157  Determine produce grade: Wheat  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
Core  8168  Combat contamination in grain  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
Core  7789  Provide Customer Service  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Fundamental  8187  Care for electronic equipment and measuring instruments  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
Fundamental  9302  Access information in order to respond to client enquiries in a financial services environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8971  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  9303  Communicate verbally with clients in a financial environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  9532  Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8972  Interpret a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  8275  Handling cash  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
Elective  8189  Determine produce grade: Dry beans  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  8183  Determine produce grade: Groundnuts  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
Elective  8181  Determine produce grade: Popcorn  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  8161  Determine produce grade: Soya  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  9914  Handle and care for materials  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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  14962  Select, set out and maintain materials, tools and equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
Elective  12659  Work with and look after materials in the production process  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
Elective  13195  Lead workgroup activities relating to material preparation processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
Elective  10136  Plan, organise and support project meetings and workshops  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. NWK Beperk 
4. Oos Vrystaat Kaap Bedryf Beperk 
5. Signa Academy (Pty) Ltd 
6. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
7. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 



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