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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of dairy terminology, equipment and systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120412  Demonstrate an understanding of dairy terminology, equipment and systems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9104  Demonstrate knowledge of dairy terminology, equipment and systems  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for a person who works in a dairy environment, or who wants to start a career in the dairy industry. Comprehension of dairy equipment, processing and supporting systems and terminology contributes to his/her personal development and career in the food industry, but especially in the dairy industry.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to demonstrate an understanding of:
  • Dairy equipment used in the dairy industry.
  • Dairy terminology used in the dairy industry.
  • Dairy supporting functions and equipment used in the dairy industry.
  • Dairy processing systems.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the dairy manufacturing environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of manufacturing and assembly. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the dairy manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
  • Communication and mathematical literacy at ABET Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    In the context of this unit standard, terminology, equipment, supporting functions and processing systems refers to those normally used and found in a dairy environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of dairy equipment used in the dairy industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of dairy equipment are identified in a dairy facility. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ten different types of equipment are identified.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main purpose of each of the identified types of equipment is explained according to standard dairy principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of equipment and pipelines being manufactured from stainless steel is explained according to standard dairy and food safety principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of dairy terminology used in the dairy industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of understanding dairy terminologies is explained in the specific context of the learner's work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dairy terminologies are explained in the specific context of the learner's work environment and according to standard dairy principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ten different terminologies are explained.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of dairy supporting functions and equipment used in the dairy industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dairy supporting functions and equipment are identified in a dairy facility. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ten different supporting functions or equipment are identified.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The main function of each of the above supporting functions or equipment is identified according to standard dairy principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of dairy processing systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dairy processing systems are identified in a dairy facility. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Three processing systems are identified.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The single units of each of the identified dairy processing systems are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The main function of each of the identified dairy processing systems is described according to standard dairy principles. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor or moderator respectively with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), or with another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, or by another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal (provider-based) and external (ETQA-based) moderation of assessment, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment against this unit standard should encompass achievement of competencies described in the individual unit standard and may encompass achievement of integrated competencies with other unit standard(s).
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Applying comprehension of dairy equipment, dairy terminology, dairy supporting functions, equipment and dairy processing systems.

    Evident in Specific Outcome
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy equipment used in the dairy industry.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy terminology used in the dairy industry.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy supporting functions and equipment used in the dairy industry.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy processing systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Evident in Specific Outcome
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy equipment used in the dairy industry.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy terminology used in the dairy industry.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy supporting functions and equipment used in the dairy industry.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy processing systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Evident in Specific Outcome
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy equipment used in the dairy industry.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy terminology used in the dairy industry.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy supporting functions and equipment used in the dairy industry.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy processing systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.

    Evident in Specific Outcome
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy equipment used in the dairy industry.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy terminology used in the dairy industry.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy supporting functions and equipment used in the dairy industry.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of dairy processing systems. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9104, "Demonstrate knowledge of dairy terminology, equipment and systems", Level 1, 4 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Terminology: Clarification/Explanation/Definition.

    Dairy equipment
  • Can include the following equipment:
    > Balance tank, CIP installation, cream separator, de-aerator flow meter, homogeniser, milk tanker, packaging machines, pasteuriser, pipes, pumps, silo, thermometer and valves.

    Dairy processing systems
  • Can include the following:
    > Primary processing system (Pasteurisation, homogenisation, cream separation, standardisationsystem).
    > Any manufacturing system (e.g. yoghurt manufacturing system).
    > Packaging system.
    > Cleaning (CIP/COP) system.

    Dairy supporting functions and equipment
  • Can include the following:
    > Agitator, boiler, cleaning-in-place (CIP), cleaning-out-of-place (COP), cooler, ice dam and ice water, laboratory, manholes in a silo or a tank, milk reception, rubber pipes, stainless steel pipes, sample, sampler, sample tap, stirrer, steam and weigh bridge.

    Dairy terminology
  • Can include the following:
    > Aseptic packaging, bacteria, butterfat, butterfat test, buddy system, brand name, CIP, COP, cold chain, cream, cream separation, dairy, dairy factory, dairy products, energy, expiry date, good manufacturing practices, hygiene ,long life products, micro-organisms, moulds, homogenisation, pasteurisation, quality, refrigeration,raw materials, safety, sample, sanitise, shelf life, sell-by-date, specification, standardisation, sterile/sterilization, temperature and yeasts. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  74229   National Certificate: Milk and Cream Handling and Storing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Core  50083   National Certificate: Milk and Cream Handling and Storing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-12-02  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Solar Salt 



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