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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle inputs and stock in agri-business 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116163  Handle inputs and stock in agri-business 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The learner achieving this unit standard will demonstrate a basic understanding of record keeping, storage and reporting appropriately on inputs and resources for agribusiness. In addition they will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of agri-business in order to farm more professionally.

Learners will gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural practices as applied in the animal-, plant and mixed farming sub fields. This unit standard focuses on the application of inputs, resources and sourcing in primary agriculture.

They will be able to participate in, undertake and plan farming practices with knowledge of their environment. This unit standard will instil a culture of maintenance and care for both the environment as well as towards farming infrastructure and operations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
No learning assumed to be in place. 

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 
Prepare to receive agricultural inputs into an appropriate store at the appropriate time. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Agricultural inputs include but are not limited to cleaning, arrangement of stock, and prevention of contamination. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Appropriate cleaning materials are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Appropriate use, handling and storage of tools are demonstrated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Brooms, mops, dusters and washing equipment and cleaning chemicals and materials.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Stock in terms of storage compatibility is differentiated and classified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The practical arrangement of stock in store is implemented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Delivery of stock is taken using the appropriate documentation. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Source information about inputs with respect to types, quality and quantity. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
This includes but is not limited to communication skills, quantification of items and differentiation between items. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The acceptable communication channels are identified. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Communication channels can include but are not limited to individuals such as worker, supervisor, and manager.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The remaining stock is counted per item. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Inputs with respect to their properties and usage are grouped. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Keep accurate records and handle stock. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
This includes but is not limited to basic inventory taking, issuing and receiving of stock. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Tally (Counting and recording) stock is issued on record sheet. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Tally (Counting and recording) stock is received on record sheet. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Issued stock is compared with balance and account for differences. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate understanding of input costs and inventory cost. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
This includes but is not limited to understanding of cost implications of transport, handling, storage and wastage. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The cost of inputs - purchasing costs is estimated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The cost of transportation of inputs from supplier to store is estimated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The cost of handling the inputs is estimated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The proportion of inputs that get wasted and cost are estimated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Methods to reduce input costs and minimize wastage are identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Identify legislation regarding different inputs. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Includes but is not limited to stating the basic rules and regulations regarding handling and storage of inputs, contracts, penalties and obligations with regards to input supply. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The rules and regulations pertaining to inputs are demonstrated and understood. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
An ability to identify various classes of chemicals using pictograms is shown. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Possible penalties applicable in a breach of contract are listed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Observe safety regulations. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Includes but is not limited to knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, labelling of stock appropriately and identifying appropriate storage methods for various products. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is understood and correctly and appropriately referred to. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The OHSA in all work is applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The common labelling techniques used in input storage are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Appropriate storage methods for dry product are indicated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Appropriate storage methods for liquids are indicated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Schedule supply of inputs with regards to consumption. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of a requisition form and its use are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Appropriate documentation for the issuing and receiving of stock are received. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Stock levels are maintained by timely and appropriate replenishment. 


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 they 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:
  • The names and functions of the various items that are retained in stock.
  • The attributes and characteristics of the various stock items.
  • Sensory and documentary awareness of stock levels.
  • The purpose of stock and of stock level maintenance.
  • Implications regarding inadequate stock or surplus stock levels.
  • Categories of stock and documentation.
  • Procedures involved in the handling of stock.
  • Appropriate legislation regarding working with stock and chemicals.
  • Understanding the relationship between stock and its usage and replenishment. 

  • 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 WORKING 
    Teamwork: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Prepare to receive agricultural inputs into an appropriate store at the appropriate time.
  • Source information about inputs with respect to types, quality and quantity.
  • Schedule supply of inputs with regards to consumption. 

  • 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 specific outcomes:
  • Prepare to receive agricultural inputs into an appropriate store at the appropriate time.
  • Source information about inputs with respect to types, quality and quantity.
  • Keep accurate records and handle stock.
  • Schedule supply of inputs with regards to consumption. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use Science and Technology: relates to specific outcomes:
  • Observe safety regulations.
  • Schedule supply of inputs with regards to consumption. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The world as a set of related systems: 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
    Core  48970   National Certificate: Animal Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48971   National Certificate: Mixed Farming Systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48972   National Certificate: Plant Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.