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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Despatch packaged Rooibos products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123251  Despatch packaged Rooibos products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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:
  • Conduct a final quality check on the products to be despatched.
  • Carry out storekeeping functions.
  • Utilize knowledge of storekeeping and despatch procedures in a food processing facility. 

  • 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 stock and quality controls for the various Rooibos products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: product codes, markings, batching, quality control, rejection criteria. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The product coding system is operated according the company standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The methods of marking the various products as per the company standard operating procedures are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operation of the batch numbering system is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The methods of classifying the various products are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of the quality control function prior to dispatch is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The criteria for the rejection of unacceptable goods as per the company Standard Operating Procedures are detailed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the store keeping practices for "finished" Rooibos products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: movement of product, storage, housekeeping, pest control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The methods of recording the product movement in the store as per the company Standard Operating Procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various products are stored according to the company standard operating procedures are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The necessity of conducting pest control in and around the storage area is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The pest control practices as per the company standard operating procedures are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The housekeeping procedures for the maintenance of a clean and orderly store are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Show an understanding of the administrative processes that are involved in the dispatching of Rooibos products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: bill of loading, picking list, stock records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role that a bill of loading plays in the dispatch process is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role that a picking list plays in the dispatch process is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures for the utilization of a bill of loading as per the company standard operating procedures are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The necessity of updating stock records when completing an order is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The procedures for the updating of stock records as per the company standard operating procedures are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the product handling and loading practices that are used in the storage and dispatch of Rooibos products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: identify product, transferring products from the store, loading procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures for the utilization of a picking list as per company standard operating procedures are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Rooibos product is handled according to site operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The methods of transferring the products from storage to the demarcated dispatch areas are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The product is loaded according to company standard operating procedures. 


    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 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the assessment criteria for each specific outcome and must be assed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. Observation cannot be the only assessment. 

    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 final quality control inspection prior to the despatching of an order. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Interacting with others in the acceptance of new goods to the store.
  • Participating with others in the loading of orders for despatch. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following the housekeeping procedures to ensure that the store is kept in an orderly condition.
  • Preparing for the despatch of an order by transporting the order to the holding area in readiness for collection.
  • 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:
  • Updating stock records on the acceptance of finished goods and the completion of an order.
  • Conducting regular stock checks to verify the stock holding levels. 

  • 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 any discrepancy in the product coding on finished goods.
  • Relaying data on the levels of stock holding in the store.
  • Compiling reports on the status of damaged or non compliant goods received from the plant. 

  • 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 conducting regular pest control procedures in the store. 

  • 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 


    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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