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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage the sampling, measurement, and unloading of bulk grain 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242971  Manage the sampling, measurement, and unloading of bulk grain 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to manage the sampling, measurement, and unloading of bulk grain.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Conduct health and safety inspections for bulk grain intake.
  • Manage the collection and grading of representative grain samples.
  • Monitor the mass measurement of bulk grain intakes.
  • Manage the bulk offloading of grain. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct health and safety inspections for bulk grain intake. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Personnel: PPC (Personal Protective Clothing), PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), adherence to safety procedures and evacuation procedures.
  • Facilities: safety signage, safety guards, fire extinguishers, documentation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment and the maintenance of health and safety standards by grain intake personnel's are assured through regular inspections in accordance with workplace safety standards or procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Personal Protective Equipment that must be used in the various grain intake areas is detailed in accordance with specific health and safety hazards and risk persons must be protected from. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adherence to the health and safety practices are verified and enforced according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Routine fire and evacuation drills are conducted in accordance with workplace emergency procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety signage and colour coding standards are maintained in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety standards and safety guards on motorised equipment (such as grain transfer machinery) are maintained in accordance with standard workplace procedures and safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The availability of adequate functional fire fighting equipment in the intake areas are maintained through regular inspections and testing of the equipment according to prescribed testing intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The prescribed safety status inspection and evaluation documentation are comprehensively and accurately completed and administered according to standard workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage the collection and grading of representative grain samples. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Representative sampling techniques, reasons for sampling, quality, statutory requirements, mill grading requirements, storage allocation, noxious seeds, documentation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Adherence to representative sampling standards and are monitored and maintained according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Adherence to representative grain sample techniques are monitored and maintained according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possible consequences of not following the correct sampling procedures are detailed in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of sampling equipment is monitored according to quality, safety and work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Adherence to primary grading inspection standards and pre-unloading procedures is monitored and maintained in accordance with quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Compliance to regulatory parameters for the determination of the various grades of grain are monitored and maintained according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The particular deviations from standards that may occur in grain are adhered with according to quality and statutory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Grain is allocated to the particular storage sites according to the grading requirements of the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The documentation for receiving, grading and storage site allocation of grain is maintained according to workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor the mass measurement of bulk grain intakes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Mass measurement, weighbridges, calibration and assizing, delivery advice and documentation, calculation of consignment mass, verification. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The weighbridge operating procedures are monitored and weights verified according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Calibration and assizing of the weighing and logging equipment is monitored and assured according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation or records of the mass of consignments received are maintained according to standard workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate corrective measures are selected and implemented when deviations are recorded according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage the bulk offloading of grain. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to:
  • Transfer of unloaded grain to allocated storage facility, offloading pits, rail trucks and road transport, grain transfer machinery, documentation. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The unloaded of grain from the weighbridge to the allocated storage sites are monitored and maintained according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The offloading rail trucks and road transport into the offloading pits and the safety precautions to be followed are monitored and maintained according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The discharge of grain into the offloading pits are monitored and maintained according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safe and effective operation grain transferring equipment in the offloading pits are monitored and maintained according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The documentation and logging records for the offloading of grain into the pits are maintained according to standard workplace 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.
  • The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.
  • The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.
  • The specific outcomes and essential knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge, but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, then they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform specific outcomes, but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.
  • Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found, both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.
  • Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

  • 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 
  • 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.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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:
  • Monitoring the mass measurements and quality inspection. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Supervising sampling, measuring and unloading actions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Monitoring correct use of equipment, PPE and actions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Receiving inspection results. 

  • 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:
  • Supervising sampling, measuring and unloading actions and pointing out incorrect behaviour. 

  • 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:
  • Monitoring correct use of equipment. 

  • 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.
  • Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors must:
  • Be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Hold an assessor certificate according to the current requirements.
  • Have experience or an in depth knowledge of the Grain Handling or Grain Milling industry. 

  • 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  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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