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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess and classify agricultural products, livestock and game 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115474  Assess and classify agricultural products, livestock and game 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
This Unit Standard is for all people involved in the assessment and classification of agricultural products, livestock and game.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining the different types of agricultural products.
  • Assessing agricultural products characteristics and production potential.
  • Explaining the different species of livestock and game.
  • Assessing livestock and game breed, physical characteristics, live weight and breeding or production potential.
  • Classifying agricultural products ,livestock and game for sale.
  • Assessing agricultural products, livestock and game market potential and establishing their market-related value. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Agricultural products will include maize, wheat, vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, bulbs, seeds, wool, mohair, carcasses, cured hides and skins. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Classify agricultural products according to their characteristics and production potential. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Classify the different types of agricultural products and assess the characteristics and production potential of sale items. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of agricultural products are listed and identified as per industry specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The agricultural products received for sale are classified using the organisation's classification system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An estimate is made of the condition of agricultural products offered for sale to ensure that the products fall within the acceptance range of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The production potential of the agricultural products offered for sale is estimated to ensure that it falls within the acceptance range of the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Classify types of livestock and game according to their characteristics and production potential. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Classify the different types of livestock and game and assess the characteristics and production potential of sale stock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different species of livestock that could be offered for sale are listed and identified in terms of commonly accepted profiles in the sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Livestock and game offered for sale are classified and sexed according to the commonly accepted profiles in the sector and recorded according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Breed is identified in accordance with breed society standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An estimate is made of the age, weight, condition and frame score of animals to ensure that they are inside the acceptance range as specified in the breed society standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health of livestock and game offered for sale is assessed to ensure it falls within the acceptance range of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Livestock and game accepted for sale are recorded in organisational records according to organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine the market value of agricultural products, livestock and game accepted for sale. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The current demand for sale items is determined by seeing what number of livestock and game and what quantity of agricultural products are available from other suppliers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The approximate selling price of the livestock, game and agricultural products are determined using prices advertised in the media for similar stock and prices realised at other sales in the area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Target market is identified using geographic and demographic factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Advertisements for the sale goods are designed for the identified target group. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The types of the agricultural products being auctioned.
  • The documentary procedures required.
  • The types of livestock and game being auctioned. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, related to the condition of livestock, game and agricultural products so that only acceptable goods are accepted and clients understand requirements and the reasons why sale items are rejected. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when classifying items for sale. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities so that classifications are done timeously and correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to classification of livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively so that the information pertaining to the classification of livestock, game and agricultural products is communicated to potential clients and sellers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to capture and store client and auction information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where poor quality goods offered for sale result in a poor image being created for the auctioneering organisation. 

    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
    Elective  48882   Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  80546   Further Education and Training Certificate: Auctioneering Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  80547   National Certificate: Auctioneering Practices  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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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