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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Harvest ripe grapes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12585  Harvest ripe grapes 
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 will be able to analyze and harvest grapes of different ripeness for different purposes such as grapes for wine-, table and raisins.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of factors influencing grape ripeness.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of grapes analysis to determine optimum ripeness.
  • Harvest grapes according to standard procedures. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of factors influencing grape ripeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The ripeness of a grape for a specific purpose is determined according to criteria. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific purpose may refer to wine, table or raison grape.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The stages of optimum ripeness of a grape are explained according to criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The growth and development of a grape berry is explained in relation to ripeness. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Growth and development may refer to berry enlargement, sugar, acid, flavour and colour developments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The influence of the climate during harvesting is explained in relation to grape ripeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Methods of grape harvesting are explained according to industry requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Harvesting methods may refer to manual and mechanical.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of grapes analysis to determine optimum ripeness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The analysis methods of grapes for ripeness are explained according to purpose and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Analysis methods may refer to sugar -, acid - concentration, pH and sugar/acid ratio.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Harvest grapes according to standard procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal preparation is done according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Material for harvesting is prepared according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The pH of grapes is determined according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Grapes are harvested manually according to workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the appropriate ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage him/her self responsibly regarding the selection of the correct grapes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will be able to use technology effectively and critically regarding the selection of the correct grapes at the correct stage. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner will be able to understand the importance of grape selection at the correct stage. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20287   National Certificate: Farming  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.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    3. JED Skills Academy 
    4. KayDee Project Management Cc 
    5. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    6. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    7. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Phezukomkhono Training Services 
    9. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Setlakala Business Development 
    11. Solar Salt 
    12. Taletso FET College - Central Office 
    13. The Skills Development Hub (Pty) Ltd 



    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.