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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the sugar cane processing value chain 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114320  Explain the sugar cane processing value chain 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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:

Explaining the sugar cane processing value chain with reference to the inputs of the various stake holders. 

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 3.
  • Numeracy NQF 3. 

  • 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 the following unit standards viz. harvesting, sugar cane processing and sugar distribution. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of sugar cane processing. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Defining the terms used in sugar cane harvesting, processing and distribution. 

    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:

    An understanding of:
  • The effect of harvesting processes on sugar cane processing.
  • The effect of poor unit operation on subsequent processes.
  • The various sugar processing definitions.
  • The interrelationships and interdependencies of various processes in a sugar factory.

    Reasons for:
  • Using the various unit operations.
  • Drawing a detailed flow diagram of a sugar factory.

    Consequences of not:
  • Understanding the interrelationships amongst the various unit operations.
  • Understanding the changes brought about by each unit operation. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain sugar cane process flow. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Describing the sugar cane harvesting practices.
  • Describing the various process streams in a sugar factory.
  • Describing the sugar distribution marke. 

  • 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:

    An understanding of:
  • The effect of harvesting processes on sugar cane processing.
  • The effect of poor unit operation on subsequent processes.
  • The various sugar processing definitions.
  • The interrelationships and interdependencies of various processes in a sugar factory.

    Reasons for:
  • Using the various unit operations.
  • Drawing a detailed flow diagram of a sugar factory.

    Consequences of not:
  • Understanding the interrelationships amongst the various unit operations.
  • Understanding the changes brought about by each unit operation. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Relate the various unit operations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Explaining the changes brought about by each unit operation.
  • Discussing their interrelationships and interdependencies. 

  • 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:

    An understanding of:
  • The effect of harvesting processes on sugar cane processing.
  • The effect of poor unit operation on subsequent processes.
  • The various sugar processing definitions.
  • The interrelationships and interdependencies of various processes in a sugar factory.

    Reasons for:
  • Using the various unit operations.
  • Drawing a detailed flow diagram of a sugar factory.

    Consequences of not:
  • Understanding the interrelationships amongst the various unit operations.
  • Understanding the changes brought about by each unit operation. 


  • 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 
    Principles in physics and chemistry as applied to sugar processing. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of a team ensuring the process of a factory is understood in relation to own and team members` jobs. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities ensuring efficiency and productivity is increased through own initiative. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems regarding the effect of sugar cane harvesting on sugar cane processing. 

    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  48399   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sugar Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  48395   National Certificate: Sugar Technology  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48727   National Certificate: Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Technical Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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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