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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle and store cleaning equipment and materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7608  Handle and store cleaning equipment and materials 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
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 must be able to handle and store cleaning equipment and materials, understanding the importance to themselves and the organisation of maintaining equipment in good working order.

The learner must base performance on this understanding. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Store and maintain cleaning equipment and material in accordance with organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Measures for securing cleaning equipment and material storerooms from unauthorized access are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The range of equipment includes manual and electrical equipment. The range of materials includes chemical disinfectants, and neutral detergents.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The procedures and importance of maintaining cleaning equipment are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Cleaning equipment and materials are stored according to organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Cleaning equipment is cleaned and in good working order according to organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Storage areas are kept clean, tidy and free from rubbish. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Employ working practices in an organised and efficient manner as well as respond to unexpected situations by adapting performance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Active signs of pest infestations are identified and reported according to organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The impact on hygiene if pest infestations signs are not reported promptly are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Actions in response to an unexpected incident are described and carried out. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The range of incidents include: storage area has been illegally accessed, faulty vacuum cleaner.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Work is carried out as per work schedule, in an organised and efficient manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Possible suggestions for storing and maintaining equipment in a kitchen has to be described. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
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 must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Embedded knowledge and Critical cross-field outcomes have been included within the specific outcomes category.
This has been done as it was deemed necessary to ensure holistic assessment occurred.

The specific outcomes can be applied in a range of contexts.

Many of the outcomes have been written in such a way that competence must be demonstrated in the context as opposed to in isolation from a context.

The specific outcomes are comparable to outcomes used internationally.

We therefore structured outcomes using the format noun + verb + condition (modifying phrase)Specific outcomes have been split into three categoriesa) knowledge and understanding (what the learner must know and understand)b) decision-making and acting (what the learner must do)c) adapting performance ( including reflexive competence)In many instances there are more than six specific outcomes, as the inclusion of critical cross-field outcomes and embedded knowledge has increased the number of specific outcomes.

If competencies are to be clustered in a meaningful way, then these unit standards cannot be split. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself (Specific Outcome 1,4,5,6,8,9) 

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "demonstrated KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required.

Recommendations and exemplars for the design of:

Learning/Curriculum
  • Special emphasis must be placed on preventative action that can be taken to avoid any breach of security.
  • Lectures on pest control should form part of an induction program for the learner.
  • The learner must be able to communicate with customers.
  • The learner must be able to maintain and operate electrical equipment.
  • The learner must understand cleaning materials specific to their use and purpose.

    Performance Systems
  • Ongoing measurements of the learner's ability to meet this standard are recommended.
  • A new employee should be able to achieve this unit within 1 month of being trained. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  14110   National Certificate: Accommodation Services  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14113   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Services  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  14123   National Diploma: Accommodation Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14115   National Certificate: Fast Food Services  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  14109   National Diploma: Fast Food Services  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  CATHSSETA 


    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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