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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Sieve and grade grain mill stocks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114385  Sieve and grade grain mill stocks 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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:
Performing, without supervision, the sieving and grading of grain mill stocks to manufacture finished products and maintain quality. 

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 the sieving and grading grain mill stocks according to quality and work site procedures. Or
  • Had in house training on the sieving and grading grain mill stocks according to quality and work site procedures.
  • An understanding of General Safety in the work place at NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard deals with the sieving and grading of grain mill stocks, and in particular with the maintenance of all equipment involved in the process, as well as the knowledge of sieving materials used.

    Specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions.

    Unit standard Sieving and grading of grain mill stocks GRM 007 applies to both maize and wheat milling. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for the the serving and grading of grain mill stocks. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Preparing the work area according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Determining a sequence of operation according to work site procedures.
  • Selecting appropriate tools and equipment according to work site and quality procedures.
  • Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to statutory requirements. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Purpose of sieving and grading grain mill stocks according to work site and quality procedures is explained.
  • Consequences of not maintaining sieving and grading processes equipment are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures are given. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform sieving and grading of grain mill stocks. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Selecting, operating and using appropriate equipment according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Sieving and grading appropriate grain mill stocks according to work site and quality procedures.
  • Monitoring sieving and grading process and taking corrective action (when applicable) according to work site, quality and safety procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Purpose of sieving and grading grain mill stocks according to work site and quality procedures is explained.
  • Consequences of not maintaining sieving and grading processes equipment are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures are given. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assure correct grading and degree of finess is maintained. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Carrying out routine maintenance on all sieving and grading equipment according to quality and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Purpose of sieving and grading grain mill stocks according to work site and quality procedures is explained.
  • Consequences of not maintaining sieving and grading processes equipment are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures are given. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete grading and sieving of grain mill stocks. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Sending stocks to other processes.
  • Sending stocks which are considered to be finished to collecting conveyors for blending into products according to quality and work site procedures.
  • Sending finished products to appropriate storage bins or packing lines according to work site and quality procedures.
  • Storing tools according to work site procedures.
  • Restoring work area according to work site procedures.Informing affected parties according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Purpose of sieving and grading grain mill stocks according to work site and quality procedures is explained.
  • Consequences of not maintaining sieving and grading processes equipment are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures are given. 


  • 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 or at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Basic knowledge of the safe handling of tools and equipment related to the sieving and grading of grain mill stocks processes.
  • Basic knowledge of types of sieving materials used in the process.Knowledge of mesh or micron size checking procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of maintenance and caring for relevant tools and equipment.
  • Operating instructions of equipment involved in the sieving and grading process. 

  • 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 monitoring equipment involved in the sieving and grading of grain mill stocks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when receiving information and giving instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself when planning and performing the maintenance on equipment involved in the sieving and grading of grain mill stocks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the process of giving and receiving instructions and signals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when operating control panels, PC and equipment involved in the sieving and grading processes, where applicable. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by understanding the impact that improper sieving and grading of grain mill stocks will have on the milling process and the quality of finished products. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  48648   National Certificate: Grain Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    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.