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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain hygiene measures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12617  Maintain hygiene measures 
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 
The learner that have completed this Unit Standard will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of living hygienically
  • Identify what factors could influence the health of people on the farm.
  • Take the necessary steps to ensure a healthy farm life 

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

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify hygiene measures on the farm that could effect human health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Legal hygiene requirements and responsibilities are identified and described 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Disposal of waste, water supply, air accommodation and food
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Principles of hygiene are explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Environmental, human, and production factors identified that could effect hygiene measures in operation on the farm 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify sources of unhygienic conditions on the farm that could affect human health. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Conditions identified in the workplace 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hygiene measures relating the product produced
    Hygiene measure relating to the employees
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Conditions identified in the living environment 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sanitation, water supply
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify measures to be taken to ensure hygienic conditions on the farm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Hygiene measures in operation identified and evaluated for effectiveness 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Measures identified to take to combat unhygienic conditions on the farm 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Training and educate staff on hygiene
    Provision of equipment and material
    Attend to waste disposal and water supply
    Provide protective clothing and disinfectants
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Evaluate methods of controlling unhygienic conditions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality control checks
    Record and report unhygienic conditions
     


    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 development assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which 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 be 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 and written evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.
    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, then 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, 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.

    1 Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. 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.
    3 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 
    1. The influence a hygienic work environment could have on employees and the products produced
    2. The value of having hygiene procedures in operation
    3. The value of hygienic operations in producing a food crop that is to be marketed 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner will be able to identify and solve problems during the process 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner will be able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner will be able to collect, analyse and critically evaluate information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner will communicate effectively when reporting on work matters 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner will use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA 

    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  20288   National Certificate: Farming  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. ELTS Group 
    2. Grabouw Skills Centre (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    4. In House Media Instruction 
    5. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    6. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    7. Setlakala Business Development 
    8. Siyasanga Training Centre 
    9. Xisana Engeneering and Supply 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.