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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform quality checks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12646  Perform quality checks 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Primary Agriculture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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
  • Understand the importance of providing a product of high quality.
  • Understand that obtaining a quality product is not a single process
  • Understand the importance of hygiene in producing a product that is acceptable by the market 

  • 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 
    Demonstrate an understanding of quality control in producing food. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept "quality" explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Importance of quality checks on production of agricultural products explained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legal requirements, market requirements, health and hygiene
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Benefits of quality checks in the production processes explained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cost control, improved yield
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Importance explained of having a quality check procedure in place 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform quality checks when establishing a product/crop 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Importance explained of having quality checks when establishing a crop 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Relationship between quality of inputs in producing a crop and crop quality
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Legal requirements identified with respect to quality when establishing a crop 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Breeds, seed, variety or cultivar, equipment, hygiene
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality checks identified in establishing a crop 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hygiene, breed, seed, variety or cultivar, nutrition, equipment,seedbed preparation, planting operation
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform quality checks in maintenance of product/crop. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Quality checks identified in the assessing process to determine the requirements of a crop 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality checks explained on the maintenance of a crop 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment used, quality of chemicals, rate of application, storage of chemicals, hygiene and safety, nutrition, pests and diseases
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality checks identified on procedures to follow when maintaining a crop 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    When and how maintenance should take place
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform quality checks when harvesting product/crop. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Quality checks identified to be performed to assess readiness for harvesting 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Factors that indicate readiness for harvesting
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality checks identified on machines/equipment/materials to be used in harvesting process 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality checks identified on harvesting process 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hygiene, damage to crop harvested
     


    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. Market requirements
    2. Competition in the market place
    3. Relationship between quality of the crop and demand/price in the market place
    4. Relationship between input quality and yield and input quality and crop quality
    5. Importance of hygiene in farming 

    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. Hot To Go Training College and Services 
    2. In House Media Instruction 
    3. Mananthatshema Skills Dev. Centre 
    4. Setlakala Business Development 
    5. Siyasanga Training Centre 



    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.