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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply environmental protection procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115188  Apply environmental protection procedures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 
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 environmental protection procedures in a fruit packing facility to comply with statutory requirement and best practices. 

  • 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 1.
  • General safety in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope of this unit standard deals with the applying of environmental protection procedures in a fruit packing facility.
  • The specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard should be performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions.
  • Hazardous materials: chemical solvents, chloride compounds, acids, gas.
  • Environmentally damaging practices: caused by personnel/equipment/ waste and effluent disposal/pollution. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of statutory responsibilities as regards environmental protection. 

    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:

    Results achieved:
    1. Statutory responsibilities explained.
    2. Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment methods explained.
    3. Recycling methods explained.
    4. Handling and disposal of hazardous materials demonstrated.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices recognised and reported.

    Indicators:
    1. Systematic and consistent application of environmental protection procedures while working.
    2. Environmentally damaging practices are reported on time and accurately according to agreed in-company procedures.

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to "what if" and "why" questions related to
  • Statutory responsibilities.
  • Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment.
  • Recycling.
  • Documentation procedures for reporting environmentally damaging practices.

    2. Discuss issues and impact of:
  • Hazardous materials on the environment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment methods. 

    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:

    Results achieved:
    1. Statutory responsibilities explained.
    2. Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment methods explained.
    3. Recycling methods explained.
    4. Handling and disposal of hazardous materials demonstrated.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices recognised and reported.

    Indicators:
    1. Systematic and consistent application of environmental protection procedures while working.
    2. Environmentally damaging practices are reported on time and accurately according to agreed in-company procedures.

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to "what if" and "why" questions related to
  • Statutory responsibilities.
  • Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment.
  • Recycling.
  • Documentation procedures for reporting environmentally damaging practices.

    2. Discuss issues and impact of:
  • Hazardous materials on the environment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of recycling. 

    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:

    Results achieved:
    1. Statutory responsibilities explained.
    2. Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment methods explained.
    3. Recycling methods explained.
    4. Handling and disposal of hazardous materials demonstrated.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices recognised and reported.

    Indicators:
    1. Systematic and consistent application of environmental protection procedures while working.
    2. Environmentally damaging practices are reported on time and accurately according to agreed in-company procedures.

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to "what if" and "why" questions related to
  • Statutory responsibilities.
  • Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment.
  • Recycling.
  • Documentation procedures for reporting environmentally damaging practices.

    2. Discuss issues and impact of:
  • Hazardous materials on the environment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the handling and disposal of hazardous materials and packaging. 

    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:

    Results achieved:
    1. Statutory responsibilities explained.
    2. Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment methods explained.
    3. Recycling methods explained.
    4. Handling and disposal of hazardous materials demonstrated.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices recognised and reported.

    Indicators:
    1. Systematic and consistent application of environmental protection procedures while working.
    2. Environmentally damaging practices are reported on time and accurately according to agreed in-company procedures.

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to "what if" and "why" questions related to
  • Statutory responsibilities.
  • Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment.
  • Recycling.
  • Documentation procedures for reporting environmentally damaging practices.

    2. Discuss issues and impact of:
  • Hazardous materials on the environment. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Recognise and report environmentally damaging practices. 

    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:

    Results achieved:
    1. Statutory responsibilities explained.
    2. Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment methods explained.
    3. Recycling methods explained.
    4. Handling and disposal of hazardous materials demonstrated.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices recognised and reported.

    Indicators:
    1. Systematic and consistent application of environmental protection procedures while working.
    2. Environmentally damaging practices are reported on time and accurately according to agreed in-company procedures.

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Respond to "what if" and "why" questions related to
  • Statutory responsibilities.
  • Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment.
  • Recycling.
  • Documentation procedures for reporting environmentally damaging practices.

    2. Discuss issues and impact of:
  • Hazardous materials on the environment. 


  • 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 
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Effluent.
  • Pollution.
  • Sensory indicators of environmental pollution.
  • Disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Reporting environmentally damaging practices.
  • Water, effluent, waste, solids, plastic, metal, glass and gas handling and treatment methods.
  • Recycling.
  • National Environmental Management Act.
  • National Water Act (1998). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by recognising and reporting environmentally damaging practices. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding the impact of poor environmental practices on the environment. 

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

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  78527   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61929   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  48848   National Certificate: Fruit Packing and Grading Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
    1. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    2. Kromco (Pty) Limited 
    3. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    4. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 
    5. MPACT 
    6. USIZO SKILLS ACADEMY 
    7. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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