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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Clean grain 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8166  Clean grain 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Grain 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary 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 
Perform, without supervision, the cleaning of grain to maintain quality. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 1.

Attended a course on Introduction to Grain Handling or equivalent.An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 1

.An understanding of supplier and customer relationships. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope of this unit standard deals with the removing of noxious seeds in grain before intake as well as removing of screenings during dispatch in order to maintain quality.

The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Perform, without supervision, the cleaning of grai 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
PREPARE FOR THE CLEANING PROCESS BY 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Preparing the workarea according to work site and safety procedures

.Determining a sequence of operation according to work site procedures.Selecting appropriate tools and equipment according to work site and quality procedures.

Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to statutory requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
PREPARE FOR THE CLEANING PROCESS BY 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Preparing the workarea according to work site and safety procedures.

Determining a sequence of operation according to work site procedures.

Selecting appropriate tools and equipment according to work site and quality procedures.

Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to statutory requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
PERFORM CLEANING PROCESS BY 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Selecting, operating and using appropriate equipment according to work site and safety procedures.

Removing non compliant material according to work site and quality procedures as well as statutory requirements

.Monitoring cleaning process and taking corrective actions (when applicable) according to work site, quality and safety procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
PERFORM CLEANING PROCESS BY 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Selecting, operating and using appropriate equipment according to work site and safety procedures.

Removing non compliant material according to work site and quality procedures as well as statutory requirements.

Monitoring cleaning process and taking corrective actions (when applicable) according to work site, quality and safety procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
COMPLETE CLEANING OF GRAIN BY 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Storing cleaned grain according to work site procedures.

Shutting down equipment according to work site, safety and quality procedures .Restoring work area according to work site procedures.

Informing affected parties according to work site procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
COMPLETE CLEANING OF GRAIN BY 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Storing cleaned grain according to work site procedures.

Shutting down equipment according to work site, safety and quality procedures

.Restoring work area according to work site procedures.Informing affected parties according to work site procedures 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.

Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Basic knowledge of the safe handling of tools and equipment related to cleaning of grain.

Basic knowledge of maintenance and caring for relevant tools and equipment.Operating instructions of cleaning equipment. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.

Appropriate tools and equipment are identified and selected according to work site procedures.

Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.

Purpose of cleaning grain according to work site procedures is explained.

Consequences of not monitoring cleaning process and taking corrective actions are explained.


Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures 

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Work effectively with others when receiving information and giving instructions

Organise and manage oneself when planning and performing the cleaning process.

Communicate with others during the process of giving and receiving instructions and signals.Identify and solve problems when monitoring the cleaning process and changing conveyance routing.

Use science and technology when operating control panels, cleaning equipment and conveyor belts 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  48648   National Certificate: Grain Milling  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.
 
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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.