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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Store seed samples 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114688  Store seed samples 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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:

Storage of seed samples for future analysis and references. 

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:

Understanding of general safety in the work place at NQF level 1.

Literacy, numeracy and communication at NQF level 3.

Basic computer literacy.

Introduction to seed industry. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
General guide for scope, context and level

The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision, but with access to work-site procedures, operating instructions and statutory requirements.

Deviations in seed storage conditions include but are not limited to pests and damaged packaging, based on visual evaluation, temperature and humidity based on regular readings.

Withdrawal of seed from samples with due regard for the purpose of which the sample is being stored, include but are not limited to withdrawal for hybridity, retesting physical purity and germination, statutory requirements, genetic purity tests and seed health testing. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for storage of seed samples. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Preparing the work area according to work site procedures and 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:

Consequences of not keeping a sample are explained.

Consequences of not monitoring and reporting storage conditions are explained.

Implications of not identifying deviations on seed sample storage are explained.

Consequences of not obtaining necessary authorisation for removal of samples are explained.

Consequences of not completing documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Store seed samples. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identifying and selecting appropriate storage space according to work site procedures.

Verifying and recording of samples for placement according to work site procedures.

Placing of samples in storage space according to work site procedures.

Controlling and monitoring storage conditions and reporting deviations 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:

Consequences of not keeping a sample are explained.

Consequences of not monitoring and reporting storage conditions are explained.

Implications of not identifying deviations on seed sample storage are explained.

Consequences of not obtaining necessary authorisation for removal of samples are explained.

Consequences of not completing documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Withdrawal of sub samples. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Identifying and selecting sample to be withdrawn according to specific authorised needs.

Controlling the size of the sub-sample and the manner in which the sub-sample is being withdrawn with due regard for the intention of which the sample is being stored.

Completing documentation for withdrawal of samples 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:

Consequences of not keeping a sample are explained.

Consequences of not monitoring and reporting storage conditions are explained.

Implications of not identifying deviations on seed sample storage are explained.

Consequences of not obtaining necessary authorisation for removal of samples are explained.

Consequences of not completing documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Disposal of seed samples. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Removing of samples on a periodic basis according to work site procedures with due regard for statutory requirements.

Completing documentation according to work site procedures and 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:

Consequences of not keeping a sample are explained.

Consequences of not monitoring and reporting storage conditions are explained.

Implications of not identifying deviations on seed sample storage are explained.

Consequences of not obtaining necessary authorisation for removal of samples are explained.

Consequences of not completing documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Complete storage process. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Restoring work area according to work site procedures.

Completing documentation and informing relevant parties according to work site procedures and 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:

Consequences of not keeping a sample are explained.

Consequences of not monitoring and reporting storage conditions are explained.

Implications of not identifying deviations on seed sample storage are explained.

Consequences of not obtaining necessary authorisation for removal of samples are explained.

Consequences of not completing documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements are explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Mechanisms and bodies for external moderation of learner achievements

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 
Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain

Basic principles of storage.

Knowledge and theory of operation of thermometers. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems by inspecting and reporting deviations in storage conditions. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Work effectively with others with whom the relevant function interfaces. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage one self when preparing for storage of seed samples. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate the information documents, samples and condition of storage facility. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate with others in the process of storage and withdrawal of seed samples. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Understand the world as a set of related systems in not controlling temperature, humidity, withdrawals, and deviations and not reporting these with regard to storage of seed samples. 

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 and industrial relationships 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48654   National Certificate: Seed Analysis  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Mpontshe Training 



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