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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control laboratory activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114310  Control laboratory activities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:
Controlling laboratory activities for factory control purposes. 

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 and communications NQF 3.
Numeracy NQF 3.
Operational knowledge of clarification equipment and processes.
Understanding of sugar processing.
Knowledge of quality assurance systems.
An understanding of general safety in the workplace at NQF 2 or equivalent. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision, but with access to standard operating procedures. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate an understanding of laboratory functions. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Explaining the purpose of sugar laboratory activities
  • Explaining the impact of laboratory on factory control 

  • 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:

    Understanding of:
  • The purpose of the laboratory
  • The impact of the laboratory results on factory control

    Reasons for:
  • Assessing the performance of the laboratory
  • Instructing analysts regarding appropriate analytical techniques

    Consequences of not:
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate laboratory functions. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Monitoring the performance of laboratory activities
  • Assessing the performance of laboratory activities 

  • 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:

    Understanding of:
  • The purpose of the laboratory
  • The impact of the laboratory results on factory control

    Reasons for:
  • Assessing the performance of the laboratory
  • Instructing analysts regarding appropriate analytical techniques

    Consequences of not:
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control laboratory functions. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Instructing analysts regarding the use of appropriate analytical techniques 

  • 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:

    Understanding of:
  • The purpose of the laboratory
  • The impact of the laboratory results on factory control

    Reasons for:
  • Assessing the performance of the laboratory
  • Instructing analysts regarding appropriate analytical techniques

    Consequences of not:
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Co-ordinate laboratory functions. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Liasing with the analysts to effectively process the analytical work load
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties 

  • 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:

    Understanding of:
  • The purpose of the laboratory
  • The impact of the laboratory results on factory control

    Reasons for:
  • Assessing the performance of the laboratory
  • Instructing analysts regarding appropriate analytical techniques

    Consequences of not:
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties 


  • 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 at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Standard operating procedures regarding laboratory activities
  • Working knowledge of laboratory equipment
  • Safety requirements relating to laboratory activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to laboratory activities and the correct action to be taken to report those depending on the urgency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team to ensure control of laboratory activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones own activities to meet deadlines set for procedures to be followed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Organise sets of information to ensure control of laboratory activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using oral and written means to control laboratory activities and to report on operational matters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between the laboratory and factory control. 

    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 
    Values
    All learners should demonstrate:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principles
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker/management relationships 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48399   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sugar Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling (MP) 



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