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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Screen and blend Rooibos 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123163  Screen and blend Rooibos 
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 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 
To produce the maximum yield of Rooibos to the client's specifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Select batches of Rooibos for screening. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: selection procedures, verifying the producer's batch ID number, handling procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The procedures for the selection of a specific grade of Rooibos are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The process of identifying an individual producer's batch of Rooibos is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The procedures for handling the selected batches are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The procedures for the storage of the mass-bags are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Screen the selected batches of Rooibos. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: operate screening equipment, product handling, producer product record. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The safety regulations for the operation of the screening machines as per the company's Standard Operating Procedures are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The pre-operation checks and preventative maintenance procedures for the screening machines are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The correct operation of the screening equipment is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The role that good housekeeping plays in minimizing safety incidents is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The product handling procedures are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The importance of maintaining the producer product record throughout the process is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The procedures for recording a producer's batch are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Silo various grades of Rooibos. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: product transference, monitoring silo volumes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The preventative maintenance checks for the silos and transference equipment are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The screened product is transferred effectively to the silos. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The silo volumes are monitored according to company specifications. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Blend Rooibos to a client's specific requirements. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: selection, collection, blending, sampling, inspection. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The selection of different grades to suit the required blends are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The procedures for the collection of the selected products are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The procedures for controlling the ratios and blending of the selected products are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The methods of conducting the sampling inspections are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The reasons for sampling the products are explained. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
  • Applying the selection procedures to choose the specific grade of Rooibos for screening.
  • Ensuring that the producer's product record is maintained throughout the process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Communicating and interacting with the staff in both the cutting and receiving departments on the status of product received. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following the pre-operational checks on the screening machines.
  • Maintaining accurate records of the producers batches that are screened.
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Recording the levels of the various silos and anticipate the timing for replenishment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by:
  • Reporting on the status of the blending process.
  • Compiling preventative reports on the condition of the screening equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Understanding the importance of selecting the correct ratios of Rooibos for blending.
  • Recognising the need for regular sampling of the screened product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large:
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 
    The Learner:
  • Is expected to perform the specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision.
  • Should have access to work site procedures.
  • Should demonstrate an application of ethics and values.
  • Must apply basic principles of general safety and customer care.
  • Should demonstrate an awareness of the expectations and obligations of basic employee/employer relations including industrial relations principles.

    At this level the communication/reporting of issues arising in the workplace, is embedded in the specific outcomes and the related assessment criteria.

    It is understood that, due to the nature of the work environment and the skills level of the Learner, that the aspects of teamwork form an integral part of the necessary specific outcomes and related assessment criteria.

    The points included under the notes, should be included when the qualifying Learners are being assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50226   National Certificate: Rooibos Processing  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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