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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply technology to maize preparation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114351  Apply technology to maize preparation 
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  12 
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 learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:

Applying, without supervision technology to the preparation of maize for milling to maintain consistent quality of finished products. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:
  • Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 2.
  • Successfully completed a course on Maize preparation technology.
  • Spent at least six months operating the specific mill in the work situation after successful completion of the above course.
  • An understanding of General Safety in the work place at NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard deals with the application of technology to the maize preparation process in both the silo and maize cleaning section.
  • The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed without direct supervision or access to work site procedures and operating instructions except where the assessor deems them to be necessary.NB Unit standard GRM 012 applies only to Maize milling. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for the application of technology. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Preparing the work area according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Selecting appropriate instruments and equipment according to work site and quality procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools, equipment and instruments are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of sequence to flow in the maize preparation process and the consequences of not adhering to them is explained.
  • Consequence of not applying the correct amount of water and lying time to maize are explained.
  • Consequences of failure to recognize certain impurities and insects are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply flow sequence technology to maize preparation. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Explaining the sequence of flow in the silo according to work site procedures by means of a sketch.
  • Explaining the sequence of flow in the cleaning and conditioning of maize section according to work site procedures, by means of a sketch.
  • Explaining the sequence of flow in the processing of maize impurities section, according to work site procedures, by means of a sketch. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools, equipment and instruments are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of sequence to flow in the maize preparation process and the consequences of not adhering to them is explained.
  • Consequence of not applying the correct amount of water and lying time to maize are explained.
  • Consequences of failure to recognize certain impurities and insects are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess water addition requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Calculating the required amount of water addition and lying time required for maize according to work site and quality requirements. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools, equipment and instruments are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of sequence to flow in the maize preparation process and the consequences of not adhering to them is explained.
  • Consequence of not applying the correct amount of water and lying time to maize are explained.
  • Consequences of failure to recognize certain impurities and insects are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess knowledge of impurities found in maize. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identifying a total of 10 samples of impurities and insects which could contaminate maize. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools, equipment and instruments are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of sequence to flow in the maize preparation process and the consequences of not adhering to them is explained.
  • Consequence of not applying the correct amount of water and lying time to maize are explained.
  • Consequences of failure to recognize certain impurities and insects are explained. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete application of technology. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Applying and adhering to relevant concepts, rules and regulations applicable to the specific company in the work situation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate tools, equipment and instruments are identified and selected according to work site procedures.
  • Application of sequence to flow in the maize preparation process and the consequences of not adhering to them is explained.
  • Consequence of not applying the correct amount of water and lying time to maize are explained.
  • Consequences of failure to recognize certain impurities and insects are explained. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.
  • Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity or at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Sound knowledge of the safe handling of tools and equipment related to the maize preparation process.
  • Sound knowledge of maintenance and caring for relevant maize preparation and equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of the flow sequences employed in the maize preparation process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when applying technology to the maize preparation process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when acquiring and imparting knowledge of maize preparation technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself by systematically studying and working through relevant learning material. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the process of recalling and explaining of the information required. 

    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 
    Values

    All learners should demonstrate:
  • All learners should demonstrate :An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety principles.An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships.

    Special note when testing for this Unit standard:
  • A learner who has already achieved similar outcomes or portions of outcomes in GRM 010
    which could apply to GRM 012 should be granted recognition of prior learning
    for those portions. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48659   Further Education and Training Certificate: Grain Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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