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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage temperature controlled stock 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244028  Manage temperature controlled stock 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
This unit standard is for individuals working in a transport/distribution environment who are involved in cold storage.

A Learner accredited with this standard is able to:
  • Design and implement processes for goods/freight that require special temperature control and storage, taking into consideration the freight characteristics.
  • Monitor freight temperature in order to sustain freight integrity.
  • Maintain correct temperatures both in-storage and in-transit.
  • Develop and implement hygiene and safety measures required in a temperature controlled environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard is applicable to those in a control or management position in a cold storage environment. The candidate will deal with a variety of routine and non-routine situations and will be able to determine appropriate methods and procedures in response to a range of problems. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Design and implement processes for goods/freight that require special temperature control and storage, taking into consideration the freight characteristics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Characteristics of temperature controlled stock are identified and recommendations are made for the appropriate handling, care, transport and storage methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality and loss control systems are discussed and mechanisms for implementation are recommended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Financial implications are analysed and discussed in order to provide value for money service. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor freight temperature in order to sustain freight integrity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Methods for the determining of the temperature of various types of goods are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Control processes are recommended for the monitoring of freight temperature. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resource requirements for implementation are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Organisational standards for maintaining the correct temperature during storage and transit are designed and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Temperature control methods are evaluated for effectiveness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain correct temperatures both in-storage and in-transit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures for the maintenance of temperature control are developed, implemented and evaluated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Communication strategies for the notification of all involved stakeholders are designed and implemented following company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Problems with maintenance of correct temperatures are identified, the effectiveness of solutions are evaluated and further recommendations for continuous improvement are made. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop and implement hygiene and safety measures required in a temperature controlled environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety and hygiene requirements of products in a temperature controlled environment are identified according to relevant legislation (Hazard analysis and critical control points). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety and hygiene practices (taking into consideration relevant legislation/food regulations) are designed and implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevant protective clothing is used. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this unit standard.
  • Training Providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Relevant aspects of the following:
  • Principles of refrigeration and monitoring temperature-controlled environments.
  • The cold chain site layout.
  • Taking temperature readings.
  • The identification of correct equipment, processes and procedures relating to temperature control.
  • The selection and implementation of corrective actions required to maintain temperature controls.
  • Principles of shelf life and storage criteria for perishable food products.
  • Principles of stock rotation for perishable foods and the concept of "first in, first out".
  • The principles of hygiene and safety regulations and procedures for the maintaining of food storage equipment.
  • The procedures for pre-cooling and snap freezing, using:
    > Spraying with liquid nitrogen.
    > Immersion in a very cold refrigerant.
    > Freezing and moving air at less than -30 degrees C.
    > Plate freezer with very low refrigerant temperatures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in dealing with the movement of freight in a temperature controlled environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of the team in communicating with all role players and ensuring safe and economical freight movement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly in categorising and organising items as well as adhering to agreed timeframes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion in determining and conveying client's requirements and instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and safety of others by demonstrating an understanding of temperature control regulations and transport concepts. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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.
     
    1. Aldabri 106 Institute for Quality Pty Ltd 
    2. Dee-Bravo Training Centre 
    3. Makwedeng Training 
    4. SA Maritime School and Transport College 



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