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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Store and control agrochemical products effectively and responsibly 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116065  Store and control agrochemical products effectively and responsibly 
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 
A person achieving this unit standard will be able to receive, store and issue agrochemical products in a safe, secure and responsible manner. Furthermore, the person will be able to deal with emergencies related to the storage of agrochemicals.

Learners will gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural practices as applied in the animal-, plant and mixed farming sub fields. The application of agro-chemicals in primary agriculture is focussed on in this unit standard.

They will be able to participate in, undertake and plan farming practices with knowledge of their environment. A culture of maintenance and care for both the environment as well as farming infrastructure and operations will be instilled by this unit standard. 

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 unit standard or equivalent:
  • NQF 2: Monitor, collect and collate agricultural data. 

  • 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 
    Receive, store and issue agrochemicals as advised. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Storage may include but is not limited to the packing, stacking and locking away of chemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of receiving, storing and issuing of chemicals is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The way chemicals are coded and where and how they should be stored is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct moving techniques for chemicals are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Moving includes but is not limited the loading and off-loading of chemicals.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The record keeping process, which ensures that chemicals do not become redundant, is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Categorise and segregate agrochemical stock according to a set of requirements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    May include but is not limited to categorising and grouping red band (groups 1a and 1b) products under separate lock and key and segregating herbicides from other agrochemicals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different categories of agro-chemicals are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The meaning of different colour codes is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The indications by different pictograms on the labels are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The method of, and reason for segregation of different chemicals are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The way different storage areas are marked is discussed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement appropriate safety and security measures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety and security measures may include but are not limited to protecting self and co-workers; protecting non-targeted organisms; protecting the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different protective clothing and equipment used when working with different codes of chemicals is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The way different clothing and equipment is used and stored correctly is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rules (what is allowed and what is not allowed) when working with or applying chemicals is discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rules which govern the chemical store and who is authorised to use it is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Keep record of all stock. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Keeping record includes but is not limited to the manual or computerised filing of what and how much passes in and out of a chemical store. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The definition of record keeping with reference to a chemical store is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process that is followed is illustrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The first in first out principle with reference to expiry date is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of record keeping and updating is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain cleanliness and hygiene of the storage facility and containers. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Cleanliness and hygiene include but are not limited to correct way of dealing with empty containers, spills, and after care of equipment and person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct cleaning procedures are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The dealing with empty chemical containers and reason is demonstrated and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The dealing with clothing after use is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The dealing with equipment after use is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Deal appropriately and effectively with emergencies. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Emergencies include but are not limited to spills, human and animal poisoning and environmental contamination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The type of emergency facilities that should be present in a chemical store is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The way minor spills are dealt with is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    An explanation of what happens in the case of a minor poisoning is given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic accident procedures are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The record keeping that accompanies an accident or emergency, and reaon for it, is described. 


    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 thy 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:
  • Interpretation of pictograms, colour coding and symbols.
  • Legal implications of misuse/ abuse i.e. off-label use.
  • Potential hazards associated with agrochemicals.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of equipment and gear.
  • General symptoms of poisoning.
  • Impact of product on the environment, humans and other organisms.
  • Basic storage principles and requirements.
  • Principles and methods of mixing.
  • Empty container and waste disposal.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Legislation and Codes of Practice.
  • First aid.
  • Hygiene.
  • Contamination. 

  • 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 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. (asking, reporting, and demonstrating) 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Self-development:relates to all 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
    Elective  48977   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48975   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  50227   National Certificate: Rooibos 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. Alvans Training Academy 
    2. AVCASA 
    3. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    4. Bumunhu Services Providers Cc 
    5. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    6. ELSENBURG AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 
    7. Escay Catering and other Services 
    8. Flick Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Goldfields FET College 
    10. Heedmorine Training 
    11. Impact Plus Training Consultants 
    12. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    13. Kgopane Trading Enterprise 
    14. Kimbali Holdings 
    15. KMK Training Services (PTY) Ltd 
    16. Knowledge For Ever 
    17. Leruo ke Matla Training and Enterprise Development Services 
    18. Madzivhandila Agricultural College 
    19. Maishamalema Development Training 
    20. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    21. Mathapuso Construction and Projects 
    22. Matotomana Training & Gen Trading 
    23. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    24. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    25. Mogaladi Business Enterprise 
    26. Montshepetsa Bosui Farming & Training Cnt 
    27. Morwa Agri-development cc 
    28. Mpontshe Training 
    29. Mvas-4 Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    30. Mvelo Consultant 
    31. National Institute For The Deaf - NID 
    32. Nophelo Training Centre 
    33. Novi General Services 
    34. Phill Skills and Development Institute 
    35. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    36. Selipha Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    37. Setlakala Business Development 
    38. Siyafundisa I Africa 
    39. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    40. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    41. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    42. Tau Fresh Products (Pty) 
    43. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Thuto Boshwa Skills Development Services 
    45. TM Mashwara and Projects 
    46. Tompi Seleka Agricultural College 
    47. TPN Training and Recruitment cc 
    48. Tripple R Training Provider 
    49. Unang Business Enterprise 
    50. Vari Holdings (Pty)Ltd 
    51. Westco Agri Training 
    52. Zelpy 1382 (edms) Bpk 



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