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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and process complex sponges and cake products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7833  Prepare and process complex sponges and cake products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  NQF Level 05 
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 learner will be able to prepare and process complex sponges and cake products which will satisfy his/her customers according to organisational requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner should have successfully completed the unit standard: 'Prepare, bake and decorate basic cakes and biscuits'. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Clean and maintain preparation and cooking areas and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The importance of keeping preparation, cooking and storage areas and equipment hygienically clean is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The preparation areas and equipment are cleaned and fully maintained throughout the production period according to basic hygiene principles. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Store complex sponges and cake products in accordance with organisational quality requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Methods for controlling portions and minimising waste are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Quality criteria to look for in finished cakes and sponges are described and common faults made explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The effect of temperature, humidity and altitude on cakes and sponge products is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The required conditions/procedures for optimum safety during storage/holding of prepared complex sponges and cake products not for immediate consumption are described and applied in accordance with organisational requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prepare and produce complex sponges and cake products by applying the correct method. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Organisational procedures when preparing, cooking and storing cakes and sponge products are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The correct type, quantity and quality ingredients for complex sponges and cake products are selected in accordance with recipe specifications and organisational quality criteria and requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The range of quality is: texture, appearance, flavour, consistency, and aroma.
The range of products is: Génoise, roulades, heavy fruit cake, light fatless cakes, torten, tea breads.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Cakes and sponges are prepared according to approved preparation methods. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The range of preparation methods is: creaming, rubbing in, folding, melting, aeration, colouring, flavouring, and chemical raising agents.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The quality of complex sponges and cake products is maximized by selecting the correct processing and finishing method in accordance with organisational requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The range of processing is: placing into prepared baking tray, baking, steaming, chilling.
The range of finishing methods is: glazing, dusting, piping, icing, portioning / cutting.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Work in an organised and efficient manner as well as respond to unexpected situations by adapting performance. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Problems associated with the production of complex sponges and cake products are listed and reasons for decisions to solve this are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The range of problems with production is: uneven oven temperature, cakes rise unevenly, sponges heavy or doughy, cakes fall flat in centre, cakes and sponges break when turned out, inferior quality ingredients, special customer requests, staff lack initiative.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Work is completed in an organised and efficient manner taking priorities and deadlines into consideration. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Sponge and cake products that should be included on the menu of an exclusive coffee shop in an up-market shopping centre or a five star hotel are described. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Embedded knowledge and Critical cross-field outcomes have been included within the specific outcomes category. This has been done as it was deemed necessary to ensure holistic assessment occurred.

The specific outcomes can be applied in a range of contexts.

Many of the outcomes have been written in such a way that competence must be demonstrated in the context as opposed to in isolation from a context. The specific outcomes are comparable to outcomes used internationally.

We therefore structured outcomes using the format noun + verb + condition (modifying phrase)
Specific outcomes have been split into three categories:
a) knowledge and understanding (what the learner must know and understand)
b) decision-making and acting (what the learner must do)
c) adapting performance ( including reflexive competence)
In many instances there are more than six specific outcomes, as the inclusion of critical cross-field outcomes and embedded knowledge has increased the number of specific outcomes.

If competencies are to be clustered in a meaningful way, then these unit standards cannot be split. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems (Specific Outcome 14,16) 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself (Specific Outcome 8,9,10,11,15) 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "demonstrated KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required.

Recommendations and Exemplars for the design of:

Learning/Curriculum
  • Learning could best be achieved by practicing the preparation and cooking methods of the various sponges and cakes.
  • Practice the preparation and cooking of cakes and sponges.
  • Prepare and dust a genoise sponge. Serve with fruit preserve.
  • Prepare and fill a chocolate roulade. Slice and present on a cake plate.
  • Prepare and glaze individual Easter teabreads.
  • Prepare and garnish a chocolate almond torte.
  • Cost the recipes and determine a relevant selling price.

    Performance systems
  • Ongoing measurement of the learner's ability to meet this standard is recommended.
  • A new employee should be able to achieve this unit standard within 3 months of being trained. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  14112   National Diploma: Professional Cookery  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-03-13  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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