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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of hygiene practices in Rooibos production and processing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123173  Demonstrate knowledge of hygiene practices in Rooibos production and 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:
  • Identify the various causative agents that may contaminate Rooibos.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining good personal hygiene.
  • Apply the hygiene practices and procedures to ensure that contamination free products are produced. 

  • 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 
    Understand the ways in which Rooibos can be contaminated. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Physical, chemical, microbiological, rodents, odour absorption, insects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various ways in which physical contamination of Rooibos may occur are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various ways in which chemical contamination of Rooibos may occur are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The contamination of Rooibos by microbiological agents is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The contamination of Rooibos by rodents is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The ways in which Rooibos may be contaminated by odour absorption are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The contamination of Rooibos by insects is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain effects of the common types of contamination on Rooibos. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Bacteria, e-coli, fungi, yeasts, moulds, viruses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various signs that indicate the presence of contamination on Rooibos are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effects of bacteriological contamination on Rooibos are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The effects that an e-coli infection has on Rooibos are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effects that a fungal contamination has on Rooibos are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The effects that mould contamination has on Rooibos are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand the necessity of applying personal hygiene in Rooibos processing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Washing hands, clothes, personal equipment, PPE washing, sanitizing, chronic illnesses, viral infections sanitary procedures, bio-lubricant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of isolating persons that are suffering from chronic illnesses or viral infections from the processing of Rooibos is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need to wear clean and sanitized clothing is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The occasions when hands require washing and sanitizing are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The frequency of washing and sanitizing hands, as per the company's Standard Operating Procedures is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The circumstances in which personal equipment may contaminate Rooibos are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The necessity of washing and sanitizing the Personal Protective Equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The various items of processing equipment that require regular washing and sanitizing are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The reasons for utilizing bio-lubricants in the equipment that is used on Rooibos are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the procedure that will ensure the thorough cleaning of equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Detergents disperses / makes dirt soluble, detergents clean - do not disinfect, four steps in the usage of detergents- 1 concentration, 2 mechanical action, 3 temperature, 4 contact time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role that detergents play in cleaning is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The limitations of detergents are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The four steps necessary to ensure the effective action of detergents are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Understand the role that disinfectants play in sanitizing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Kills microbes, residual prevents new growth, surfaces must be "clean" and prepared, concentration / dilution, contact period. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various functions that disinfectants perform are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preparatory work that must be completed before disinfectants are used is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons why the correct dilution / concentration of disinfectants must be adhered to, are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of allowing the prescribed contact period for the disinfectants is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The methods of disinfecting the equipment, as per the company's Standard Operating Procedures are described. 


    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 appropriate detergents and sanitizers to maintain hygienic conditions.
  • Ensuring that the necessary sequence is followed in effecting. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others and demonstrate their willingness to be part of the team by:
  • Participating in group discussions concerning the maintenance of good hygiene.
  • Sharing the responsibility to clean and sanitise the facilities with fellow staff.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following the prescribed cleaning and sanitising procedures.
  • Preparing for cleaning and sanitizing.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    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 the presence of any contaminates that may affect the Rooibos products.
  • Relaying information on any chronic illnesses that may have been contracted. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Utilising knowledge of the dangers of contamination, to analyse and predict possible sources that may harbour contaminates.
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

  • 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 properties of sanitizers and their ability to minimise microbiological activity.
  • Recognising the various types of contaminates found in the workplace and the procedures to control these. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 
    Core  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.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 



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