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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set instrumentation and perform inspections on marine refrigerated containers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262161  Set instrumentation and perform inspections on marine refrigerated containers 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The purpose of this unit standard is to provide non technical personnel with an all round understanding of marine refrigerated containers and their application, enabling them to perform specific marine refrigerated container inspection procedures and container processing related tasks.

Learners competent in this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain and discuss perishable product storage requirements.
  • Describe the processing path of a refrigerated container through a depot.
  • Identify various types of marine refrigerated containers and explain their purpose.
  • Explain and discuss the operating principles of marine refrigerated containers.
  • Use marine refrigerated container instrumentation.
  • Prepare and present a refrigerated container for inspection. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already achieved and is therefore competent in the following:
  • Communication skills, at NQF Level 2.
  • Ability to understand and complete documentation and the recording of data, at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematics addition and subtraction skills, at NQF Level 2.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    Credits may be obtained by applying to an accredited/approved training provider/institution in order to have prior learning recognised in lieu of past work experience. Past experience must relate to the specific outcomes contained within this unit standard. The ensuing assessment of candidates seeking recognition of prior learning should not be so onerous as to deter them from doing so. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The range, as indicated under the specific outcomes, determines the scope and level of this unit standard.

    However, for the purpose of assessment the following applies:
  • The Cold Chain Handling Protocols (PPECB ) and standards are to be used.
  • Marine refrigerated containers include, but are not limited to, "0C only", "above and below 0", Controlled Atmosphere, Cold Treatment Protocol Containers and Super Freezers.
  • Refrigeration systems and controls used may originate from any recognized manufacturer (OEM).
  • Employer/client standard operating procedures are to be used.

    Environment contexts include, but are not limited to, the transport sector. The learner should be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and discuss perishable product storage requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cold storage principles are explained according to procedures for the hygienic and safe operation and maintenance of refrigeration systems, quality, food safety, manufacturer specifications and customer and enterprise requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for PPECB Cold Chain Handling Protocols are explained according to regulatory requirements and the legislation/insurance and security aspects of the transportation of produce and material across international waters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for specialized cargo handling protocols are explained in terms of regulatory requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the processing path of a refrigerated container through a depot. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sequence of procedures from entry, to the exit of the depot is explained according to Employer/Client standard operating procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic tasks performed on the container at each station are explained in terms of Employer/Client standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The points in the sequence that require PPECB inspections are indicated and explained according to Employer/Client standard operating procedures, requirements and regulatory practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify various types of marine refrigerated containers and explain their purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main marine refrigerated containers components are identified using industry terminology and the functions of these components are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic exterior, interior construction and structural components are identified and their function explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Marine refrigerated containers include, but are not limited to, "0C only", "above and below 0", Controlled Atmosphere, Cold Treatment Protocol Containers and Super Freezers. (With their own units; Pre-chilled; Liquid nitrogen systems).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The variations between normal and specialized types of marine refrigerated containers are explained in relation to their designed application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The different types of marine refrigerated containers are identified and their distinct characteristics are described, by stating their main operating principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and discuss the operating principles of marine refrigerated containers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic heat transfer cycle of the refrigeration system is explained according to science and technology principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The basic air distribution and ventilation systems are explained in terms of manufacturers' design principles and their application in marine refrigeration containers are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The principles of specialised container systems are explained and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of controlling and monitoring instrumentation is explained in terms of perishable product storage regulations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Use marine refrigerated container instrumentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different instrumentation is identified and their function explained in terms of functionality and design objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The electronic controller's functions are described and its uses are explained in terms of manufacturers' design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The electronic controller's functions and uses are demonstrated according to manufacturers' guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The setting of the electronic controller's to required storage parameters is demonstrated according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The electronic data logger's role in monitoring data, is described in terms of its design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The electronic data logger's functions and uses are demonstrated in terms of its design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The function of the USDA cargo probe and its uses is explained in terms of its design and the manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The positioning of the USDA cargo probe is explained in terms of PPECB Cold Chain Handling Protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The calibration of the USDA cargo probe is demonstrated according to PPECB Cold Chain Handling Protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The installation of the USDA cargo probe is demonstrated in terms of PPECB Cold Chain Handling Protocols. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Prepare and present a refrigerated container for inspection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various types of third party inspections are explained in terms of PPECB Cold Chain Handling Protocols and the importing foreign country regulatory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The requirements and protocols for each type of inspection are understood in terms of applicable regulations and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of assisting a PPECB inspector in conducting a PTI inspection is explained and demonstrated in terms of port authority procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of assisting a third party inspector in conducting a Cold Treatment Protocol inspection is demonstrated according to company procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.
  • The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning or refrigeration. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The need for the application of the cold chain for food preservation.
  • The process-flow path of a container through a depot.
  • The identification of different types of marine refrigerated containers.
  • The operation of marine refrigerated container instrumentation.
  • Where to obtain the required protocols for third party inspections. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Determining a specific type of marine refrigerated container from a group. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Assisting in the inspections of marine refrigerated containers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Preparing for an inspection.
  • Preparing the documentation.
  • Ensuring a proper sequence to inspection procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Understanding the needs of all relevant parties, including the inspector, and seeing to their needs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Using instrumentation to control the storage and conditions of the product.
  • Working with atmospheric pressure, absolute temperature, absolute pressure and ambient temperature. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understanding the consequences of a substandard marine refrigerated container inspection on food quality and the cost implications of non-acceptance of the product.
  • The relationship between the local and overseas markets and the shipping industry. 

  • 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. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65449   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    3. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN (Pinelands Campus)(DTTC) 
    4. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    5. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    6. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    7. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    8. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    9. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    10. Shukela Training Centre 
    11. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    12. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    13. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    14. Wavelength T.T.I 
    15. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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