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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Work with temperature controlled stock 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242979  Work with temperature controlled stock 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 person credited with this unit standard is able to identify goods that require special temperature control and storage and need to be monitored with reference to freight integrity. Learners are also able to implement the correct hygiene and safety measures when working with temperature-controlled goods.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying goods/freight that require special temperature control and storage procedures.
  • Monitoring temperature with reference to freight integrity.
  • Identifying and rectifying problems with maintaining the correct temperature in a competent manner.
  • Identifying and implementing the correct hygiene and safety measures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Temperature controlled stock includes but is not limited to: Goods/freight that require special temperature control and storage procedures. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify goods/freight that require special temperature control and storage procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Freight requiring temperature controls are identified according to freight specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Temperature for long and short term storage is selected to match freight type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Upper and lower temperature limits are identified according to freight specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Damaged and undamaged freight are separated according to company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Correct storage separations are identified for cold-chain products. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor temperature with reference to freight integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods used to determine temperature of goods are identified and listed in table format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Techniques for monitoring and adjusting temperatures of refrigeration equipment are demonstrated in a practical exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Freight is monitored to ensure compliance with temperature storage requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different storage areas (warehouse and in-transit) are monitored for temperatures within required range for products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Maintaining quality and cold-chain practices are described according to organisational standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and rectify problems with maintaining the correct temperature in a competent manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance of temperature control are identified according to organisational temperature procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The appropriate personnel are notified when a problem requires rectification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of incorrect temperature storage and transit are listed and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Causes of out-of-temperature range are identified and explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and implement the correct hygiene and safety measure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct hygiene and safety measures are identified according to personnel and freight integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating practices of personnel within a temperature controlled environment are identified according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable safety signs are identified according to hygiene and safety measures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Principles of refrigeration and monitoring temperature-controlled environments.
  • The cold chain site layout.
  • Taking temperature readings.
  • The identification of correct equipment, processes and procedures relating to temperature control.
  • The selection and implementation of corrective actions required to maintain temperature controls.
  • Principles of Shelf life and storage criteria for perishable food products.
  • Principles of stock rotation for perishable foods and the concept of "first-in, first out".
  • The principles of hygiene and safety regulations and procedures for the maintaining of food storage equipment.
  • The procedures for pre-cooling and snap-freezing, using.
  • Spraying with liquid nitrogen.
  • Immersion in a very cold refrigerant.
  • Freezing in moving air at less then -30C.
  • Plate freezer with very low refrigerant temperatures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking when analysing the temperature chart diagram to ensure the correct actions are selected to maintain the cold chain.

    Identify and solve problems when monitoring perishable food products and temperature-controlled equipment so that temperatures are constant with requirements for cold-chain practices and food products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate knowledge of various types of temperature controlled freight types. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where ongoing monitoring of hygiene standards for food storage and maintenance of refrigeration equipment and temperatures is vital to ensuring fresh and uncontaminated supplies of perishable food products to the end-consumer. 

    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  57831   National Certificate: Freight Handling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Andebe Group 
    3. DQ Staffing Solutions 
    4. Edu Wize Group Pty Ltd 
    5. Global Maritime Legal Solutions Pty Ltd 
    6. KLM Empowered Human Solution Specialists 
    7. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    8. Makwedeng Training 
    9. Networx for Career Development 
    10. Quantum Leap College Pty Ltd 
    11. SA Maritime School and Transport College 
    12. WHSE Training College (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Yes We Can Consulting 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.