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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control stock levels of bulk grain storage 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243223  Control stock levels of bulk grain storage 
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 control stock levels of grain stored bulk in bulk.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Determine the stock level of bulk grain storage.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the implications that various stock levels have on the financial aspects of bulk grain storage.
  • Monitor the stock levels of bulk grain storage.
  • Communicate the status of stock levels and complete the relevant data capturing. 

  • 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 
    Determine the stock level of bulk grain storage. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: inspection of stock levels, visual measurements, electronic measurement, verifying stock levels, methods of volumetric calculation, interpretation of readings, quantifying, re-ordering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stock levels are inspected and determined according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Visual methods are used to quantify stored bulk grain accurately according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Electronic stock level detectors are operated and the data collected is logged or made available according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The methods of calculating the stocks on hand are explained and applied according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the implications that various stock levels have on the financial aspects of bulk grain storage. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: reasons, financial implications, consequences of inadequate reserves. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons why bulk stock levels should be controlled are explained in terms of achievement of production schedules and targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of untimely re-ordering is detailed in terms of its effect on cash flow and financial constraints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not maintaining adequate minimum stock levels are described in terms of financial and production implications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and control the stock levels of bulk grain on hand. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) inspection, calculations, frequency of monitoring, re-ordering levels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The levels of stocks on hand are inspected and calculated according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures for the determination minimum re-ordering levels of stock are described and applied according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The replenishment of bulk grain stock levels is controlled according to according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Monitoring and inspection frequencies are adhered to and controlled according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate the status of stock levels and complete the relevant data capturing. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to: SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), re-ordering, data capturing, documentation, communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures for the ordering of grain to replenish stock are adhered to according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Data on stock levels and re-ordering of stock is electronically recorded and administered according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation and stock level reports are complied, verified and administered according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Current status of stock levels and pending deliveries is communicated to the affected parties according to standard operating procedures (SOPs). 


    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 stock levels. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Monitoring and calculating the stock levels. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Calculating the stock levels from the 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:
  • Communicating action taken, to affected parties. 

  • 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:
  • Calculating the stock levels from the inspection results. 

  • 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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