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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Optimise juice clarification 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114286  Optimise juice clarification 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  16 
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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:
Optimising juice clarification to obtain juice of minimum turbidity and to minimise sucrose losses 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:
  • Literacy and communications NQF 4
  • Numeracy NQF 4
  • Computer Literacy at NQF 4
  • Specialised understanding of clarification equipment and processes
  • Specialised understanding of sugar processing
  • Knowledge of quality assurance systems at NQF 4 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of safety practices at NQF 4 or equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision, but with access to standard operating procedures.The scope of this unit standard encompasses juice heating, juice liming, flocculation, sedimentation and mud handling. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand clarification operations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Constructing mass and energy balances
  • Applying clarification models
  • Keeping abreast of new technological developments and applying if appropriate 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Understanding of:
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Modelling clarification operations

    Reasons for:
  • Monitoring the performance of the various unit operations
  • Assessing the performance of the various unit operations
  • Liasing with the relevant parties

    Consequences of not:
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties
  • Instructing relevant parties to change clarification operations 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate clarification operations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Monitoring the performance of the various unit operations
  • Assessing the performance of the various unit operations 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Understanding of:
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Modelling clarification operations

    Reasons for:
  • Monitoring the performance of the various unit operations
  • Assessing the performance of the various unit operations
  • Liasing with the relevant parties

    Consequences of not:
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties
  • Instructing relevant parties to change clarification operations 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Co-ordinate clarification operations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Liasing with the relevant parties to optimise clarification operations
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Understanding of:
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Modelling clarification operations

    Reasons for:
  • Monitoring the performance of the various unit operations
  • Assessing the performance of the various unit operations
  • Liasing with the relevant parties

    Consequences of not:
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties
  • Instructing relevant parties to change clarification operations 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Optimise clarification operations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Instructing relevant parties to change clarification operations when required
  • Recommending modifications to clarification operations when required 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Understanding of:
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Modelling clarification operations

    Reasons for:
  • Monitoring the performance of the various unit operations
  • Assessing the performance of the various unit operations
  • Liasing with the relevant parties

    Consequences of not:
  • Reporting abnormal deviations to the relevant parties
  • Instructing relevant parties to change clarification operations 


  • 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.
    Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A detailed knowledge and understanding of organic chemistry.
  • Construction and interpretation of chemical process flowsheets and simple P&I diagrams.
  • Determination of elementary material and energy balances.
  • Competence in solving industrial heat-exchange problems taking convection, conduction and radiation into account.
    An understanding of the behaviour of heat-transfer equipment and dependencies on operating conditions.
  • Understanding of Nonideal Flow Reactors in terms of Residence time distribution, state of aggregation, earliness of mixing, residence -time functions and properties, measurement of RTD`s, inert tracer experiments, residence time models, micro- and macromixing, effect on reaction yields, axial dispersion concept.
  • Specialised knowledge of clarification equipment and processes.
  • Interrelationships between clarification processes.
  • Safety requirements relating to clarification operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to clarification operations and the correct action to be taken to report those depending on the urgency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team to ensure the optimisation of clarification operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise sets of information to ensure the optimisation of clarification operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones own activities to meet deadlines set for procedures to be followed. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using oral and written means to optimise clarification operations and to report on operational matters. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between one unit operation and other unit operations in the optimisation of clarification and the effect of clarification on subsequent processes. 

    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 
    Values
    All learners should demonstrate:

    An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principles
    An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48395   National Certificate: Sugar Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling (MP) 



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