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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control inputs and stock in agribusiness 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116122  Control inputs and stock in agribusiness 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Primary 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  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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to apply basic skills in record keeping, storage, contaminant management and associated legislation when controlling input and stock. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agribusiness.

Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in agricultural production with specific reference to inputs, resources and sourcing.

They will be able to operate farming practices as businesses and will gain the knowledge and skills to move from a subsistence orientation to an economic orientation in agriculture. The knowledge and skills to access mainstream agriculture through a business-orientated approach to agriculture will be gained by farmers. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the following unit standard or equivalent:
  • NQF 1: Handle inputs and stock in agribusiness. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

    Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to receive inputs into a store at the appropriate time. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This may include cleaning and disinfecting, identification of appropriate space for storage and prevention of contamination (direct and cross contamination). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate cleaning materials for specific items are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific cleaning problems include but are not limited to contamination by fats, solvents, dust, and dyes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Disinfection techniques for storerooms are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques include but are not limited to fumigation, spraying, dusting, and fogging.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic procedures for classification of stock are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate cleaning methods for various situations are selected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Appropriate cleaning methods include but are not limited to hosing, scrubbing, sweeping, dusting, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The appropriate use of storage space is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The ability to identify possible sources of contamination is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Keep accurate records and manage stock. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    This includes basic inventory taking, issuing and receiving of stock, identification of re-order level, reporting on stock levels and re-order prompting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Requisition forms are filled in and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Steps to be taken when receiving stock are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Steps to be taken at stock reception include but are not limited to labour, loading, storage, classification, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Re-order levels are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stock levels are reported on through appropriate procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Stock is prevented from running low. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify legislation regarding different inputs. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to interpretation of rules and regulations regarding handling and storage of inputs. Explanation of contracts, penalties and obligations regarding input supply. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rules and regulations pertaining to inputs are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic principles for classification of chemicals are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Contracts and penalties applicable in a breach of contract are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Observe safety regulations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to interpretation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, shelf life / expiry and handle stock appropriately to avoid contaminations of the product and/or by humans, animals or the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Occupational Health and Safety Act as it applies to staff and inputs is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The common labelling techniques used in input handling are illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reason to adhere to different storage methods is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Storage methods for powders, granules and liquids are distinguished. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The use of emergency facilities in the event of spills, contamination or exposure is identified and demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergency facilities include but are not limited to First Aid facilities, showers, water, containment structures, protective clothing, emergency telephone numbers and support structures.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established assessment principles.

    It will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the qualifying learners are working. These activities and tools may include an appropriate combination of self-assessment and peer assessment, formative and summative assessment, portfolios and observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes; critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed.

    The specific outcomes must be assessed through observation of performance. Supporting evidence should be used to prove competence of specific outcomes only when they are not clearly seen in the actual performance.

    Essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in its own right, through oral or written evidence and cannot be assessed only by being observed.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a qualifying learner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, then they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The person is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of:
  • The names and functions of attributes of stock control systems.
  • The names and attributes of the items kept in stock.
  • Sensory cues related to the management of stock, stock levels and emergency situations.
  • Pictograms.
  • The purpose of managing stock.
  • Categories for various stock items and the compatibility or otherwise of various stock items.
  • All relevant legislations related to stock management and chemicals.
  • Emergency procedure management such as First Aid and AVCASA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem Solving: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-management: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Interpreting Information: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of related systems: relates to all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development: relates to sall specific outcomes. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48976   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48977   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48975   National Certificate: Plant Production  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. Atom Agric and Training (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    3. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    4. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    5. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    6. Dihwai Food Cultural and Agricultural Services 
    7. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    8. Escay Catering and other Services 
    9. Goldfields FET College 
    10. Heedmorine Training 
    11. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    12. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    13. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    14. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    15. Knowledge For Ever 
    16. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    17. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    18. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    19. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    20. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    21. Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt 
    22. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    23. Mpontshe Training 
    24. Mthashana FET College - Vryheid Campus 
    25. Mvelo Consultant 
    26. National Institute For The Deaf 
    27. Ngwato Wa Mphela Agriculture Training Services 
    28. Nophelo Training Centre 
    29. Novi General Services 
    30. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    31. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Setlakala Business Development 
    33. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    34. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    35. Skills Fusion 
    36. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    37. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    38. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    39. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    40. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    41. Tripple R Training Provider 
    42. University of Limpopo 
    43. Vari Consulting 
    44. Zintle's Rural Development Cc 



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