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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor the quality assurance in Rooibos processing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123167  Monitor the quality assurance in Rooibos processing 
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:
  • Maintain the highest standards of quality in the production of Rooibos.
  • Apply the principles of a quality management system to ensure that customer's specifications are adhered to.
  • Utilize knowledge of quality assurance in a processing plant. 

  • 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 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the role that a quality assurance system plays in maintaining and improving the quality of Rooibos products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The necessity of a quality assurance system in the Rooibos industry is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    NDA Safety Act, WHO food safety act international, PPECB acceptance, customer satisfaction.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relationship between quality control (QC) and quality assurance (QA) is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Quality Control (QC) - inspection at a particular point.
  • Quality Assurance (QA) - is the network of all QC's, integrated quality monitoring and management.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The benefits of implementing a Quality Assurance system are detailed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pro-active - in production line testing, not re-active, approach to quality by all, not only the QC department.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The checks and balances that ensure the success of a quality assurance system are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality control tests are conducted regularly to measure the effectiveness of the system, the product tractability component allows for easy identification of non-compliance, documentation of all results facilitates the analysis of its effectiveness.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Understand the importance of pre-requisite programmes for the achievement of Quality Assurance in Rooibos production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The pre-requisite programs that are in general use in the Rooibos industry are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pre-requisite Programs (PRP): personal hygiene, sanitation, pest control, process control, HACCP Audits.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The additional quality assurance programs that integrate the PRP functions into one quality assurance assessment are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality assurance programs:

    Product analysis, product traceability, remedial/ corrective action.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of creating product specifications and Standard Operating Procedure in conjunction with the Rooibos major clients, are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mutual agreement on quality and specifications, benchmark statements.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the composition and operation of the quality assurance programs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The structure and operation of the product analysis program is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Issuing a daily Specific Quality Assessment (SQA) report on the product received from producers, every half hour testing and analysis of finished goods, products measured against specifications with acceptable tolerances, issuing of a SQA with each consignment, HACCP ( Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points ) report to management every month.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The structure and operation of the Product Traceability Programme is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Details on product labelling: date, time, batch number, recall procedure to test the system.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The structure and operation of the corrective program is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Test all returns and compare with SQA reports, note all customer complaints and compliments from clients.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify the areas in the process that pose the highest risk to compromising quality. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: critical control points, product analysis points (PAP)s, areas where damage, contamination, product presentation and overall quality may be impaired. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The identification of the Product Analysis Points action points are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cut length, weight of paper bags and teabags.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identification of the microbiological control points are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pasteurization and drying.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The identification of the chemical contamination control points are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pesticides used, machinery oil, detergents, sanitizers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The identification of the analytical points are demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Moisture control and sensorial testing.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures that are necessary to sustain a quality assurance system in Rooibos processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles and responsibilities of each person's role in the process is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Training, performance indicators, quality standards for each production area.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The integration of the appraisal and corrective programmes are compared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Product analysis reports, remedial/corrective action reports.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of documenting all facets of quality assurance and the analysis thereof is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pre-requisite programs (PRP) reports, quality assurance (QA) reports, summative assessment.
     


    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 quality control principles in the workplace to ensure that non conforming products are identified before a client's complaint/rejection occurs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Participating in group discussions on the effectiveness of the quality control points. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following the pre-requisite programs in the execution of their tasks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Testing all returns and compare them with the SQA reports.
  • Utilize the product traceability procedures to ensure that the sources of non conformity are identified.
  • 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:
  • Relaying information concerning product non compliance.
  • Compiling reports on the status of the relevant quality assurance programs that are in use. 

  • 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:
  • Recognising potential chemical hazards or product contamination.
  • Utilising knowledge of sanitation to minimise the occurrence of microbiological contamination. 

  • 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 
    Elective  50227   National Certificate: Rooibos Production  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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