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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Condition grain 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114347  Condition grain 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  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:
Performing, without supervision, the conditioning of grain to maintain consistent quality of finished products. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning program 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 conditioning of grain.
    Or
  • Have had in house training on the conditioning of grain.
  • 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 conditioning of grain.

    The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard should be performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions.

    NB. Unit standard GRM 002 Conditioning of grain applies to both wheat and maize milling. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for the conditioning of grain. 
    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 conditioning grain according to work site and quality procedures is explained.
  • Consequences of not monitoring conditioning process and taking corrective actions are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures are discussed and explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform the conditioning of grain process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Selecting, operating and using appropriate equipment according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Conditioning grain to work-site and quality procedures.
  • Monitoring the conditioning process and taking corrective actions (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 conditioning grain according to work site and quality procedures is explained.
  • Consequences of not monitoring conditioning process and taking corrective actions are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures are discussed and explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assure the correct degree of conditioning and plant utilization. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Effectively controlling the grain flow to all equipment in the conditioning process.
  • Effectively setting up the appropriate instruments and equipment in the conditioning process according to work-site and quality 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 conditioning grain according to work site and quality procedures is explained.
  • Consequences of not monitoring conditioning process and taking corrective actions are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures are discussed and explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the conditioning of grain. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Storing grain in conditioning/blending bins and allowing it to mellow ( allow lying time) according toquality and 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 conditioning grain according to work site and quality procedures is explained.
  • Consequences of not monitoring conditioning process and taking corrective actions are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures are discussed and explained. 


  • 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 conditioning of grain.
  • Basic knowledge of maintenance and caring for relevant tools and equipment.
  • Operating instructions of grain conditioning equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems which may arise during the conditioning of grain and select appropriate corrective measures. 

    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 grain conditioning process. 

    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 setting up equipment and instrumentsand while performing quality testing. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by understanding the impact on mill performance and product quality by sending improperly conditioned grain to the mill. 

    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.
  • 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
    Core  48648   National Certificate: Grain Milling  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.
     
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