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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of the Rooibos industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123165  Demonstrate an understanding of the Rooibos industry 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Understand the structure of the Rooibos industry.
  • Describe the unique characteristics and health benefits of Rooibos.
  • Identify the career paths that are available in the industry. 

  • 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 
    Outline the history and growth of the Rooibos industry. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Rooibos Origin, Cultural heritage, Farming Industry Growth. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The origin of Rooibos and the history of its early use are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cultural heritage and value of Rooibos is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The development of the commercial farming of Rooibos is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The initial research into the processing of Rooibos and the growth of this sector is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate a knowledge of the unique characteristics of Rooibos. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Health Benefits, Refreshing, Colour, Aroma, Cosmetics, Indigenous, Natural Process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The health benefits of Rooibos are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The unique ability of Rooibos to refresh is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The specific colour and aroma of Rooibos is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The alternative uses of Rooibos are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The extent and unique features of the area where Rooibos is cultivated are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The benefits of using natural processes to produce Rooibos are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Show an understanding of the supply chain within the Rooibos Industry. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Producers, Processing, Blending, Purifying, Value adding, Marketing, Export. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various production and processing functions that the Rooibos producers perform are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The distinction between the production and processing procedures of Rooibos is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for blending the various grades of Rooibos is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The necessity of purifying the Rooibos product is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The processes that contribute to "value-adding" of Rooibos are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The extent of the marketing of Rooibos is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand the importance of ongoing research and product development of Rooibos. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Production-Genetics, plantation management, harvesting processing, health benefits, new products, added value, Marketability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The research into establishing new health benefits for Rooibos is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The plantation management for Rooibos production is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need for pest control in Rooibos production is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need for genetic research on Rooibos is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The necessity for the further development of the Rooibos harvesting process is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The expansion of market penetration through new "value-adding" is 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 knowledge of the structure of the Rooibos industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Recognising their role in the production and processing of Rooibos. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Coordinating their activities within the supply chain of the Rooibos industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Utilising knowledge of the supply chain and the role players in the industry to further their career prospects.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities. 

  • 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:
  • Relaying a knowledge of the unique characteristics of Rooibos. 

  • 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 natural processes that are used in the production and processing of Rooibos.
  • Recognising the health benefits that are derived from Rooibos. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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 
    Core  50227   National Certificate: Rooibos Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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