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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Occupational Certificate: Crop Produce Analyst|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|99256||Occupational Certificate: Crop Produce Analyst|
|Development Quality Partner - AgriSETA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Secondary Agriculture|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||265||Not Applicable||NQF Level 05||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Crop Produce Analyst.
A qualified learner will be able to:
The Occupational Certificate: Crop Produce Analyst is designed to provide learners with an informed understanding and skills to operate as Crop Produce Analysts. A Crop Produce Analyst performs analytical processes and procedures to determine the quality of grains and seed in accordance with the international and local protocols. This qualification is designed to enable learners to meet national standards set for the South African Grain Industry that give local seed and grain producers access to the international market. According to the national standards, each seed must be produced and certified for purity and quality, and grains must be graded before they may be distributed to local and international markets. This qualification prepares learners for employment in a range of seed related functions including laboratories to perform regulatory functions related to seed certification and quality testing and seed production and marketing enterprises as Seed Lot Inspectors, Seed Samplers and Graders.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.
RPL for access to the qualification:
Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification consists of Compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skills and Work Experience modules at NQF Levels 3, 4 and 5 totalling 265 Credits:
Knowledge Modules, 68 Credits:
Practical Skill Modules, 77 Credits:
Work Experience Modules, 120 Credits:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Plan and execute grain and oilseed sampling and grading processes.
2. Plan and execute processes for the representative sampling of a seed lot.
3. Plan, administer and conduct inspections of planted seed units for certification purposes.
4. Perform seed testing processes and procedures to determine the physical and physiological quality of seed.
5. Apply laboratory quality standards and legislative requirements to ensure accurate, reproducible and reliable seed testing quality outputs and traceability.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Integrated Formative Assessment:
The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.
Integrated Summative Assessment:
An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant Quality Council and Trades Occupations (QCTO) Assessment Quality Partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria.
|United States of America (USA) Grain Grading Industry:
The United States of America Grain Grading Industry is selected for international comparability as they are regarded as worldwide leaders in establishing a regulated structure for enforcing grading standards through licensing and training in grain grading.
The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) under the USA Grain Grading Industry offers distance education programmes for grain grading in conjunction with the Kansas State University. GEAPS is recognised as the lead provider of the USA grain handling industry and presents a qualification for grain graders that ensures compliance with USA standards.
The qualification consists of the following learning:
This qualification is comparable with the USA training given to Crop Produce Analysts by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) so that Crop Analysts know and can apply international standards and rules that must be met by producers and exporters of seed. Both the USA qualification and the Occupational Certificate: Crop Produce Analyst deal with the standards that have to be met in producing agricultural products as well as the related processes of seed testing and grading and sampling processes to ensure the sampling practices that are applied will result in valid and reliable grain and oilseed grading to comply with international standards and the requirements of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA).
|This qualification articulates horizontally to:
This qualification articulates vertically to:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.