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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform quality tests on fruit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115191  Perform quality tests on fruit 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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:
  • Performing tests on fruit to determine fruit quality and maturity levels. 

  • 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.
  • Product characteristics.
  • Knowledge of fruit market requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope of this unit standard deals with performing quality tests on fruit.
  • The specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard should be performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for test fruit process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Preparing work area according to worksite procedures.
  • Identifying and selecting equipment. 

  • 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:

    Reasons for:
  • Preparing work area.
  • Identifying and selecting equipment.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Performing internal and external tests on fruit.
  • Determining and comparing results to specifications.
  • Informing relevant parties on results. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform test on fruit. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Performing internal and external tests on fruit according to work site and quality procedures.
  • Determining and comparing results according to specifications.
  • Recording results according 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:

    Reasons for:
  • Preparing work area.
  • Identifying and selecting equipment.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Performing internal and external tests on fruit.
  • Determining and comparing results to specifications.
  • Informing relevant parties on results. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete test process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Restoring work site according to work site procedures.
  • Informing relevant parties on results 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:

    Reasons for:
  • Preparing work area.
  • Identifying and selecting equipment.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Performing internal and external tests on fruit.
  • Determining and comparing results to specifications.
  • Informing relevant parties on results. 


  • 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 
  • Principles of quality control.
  • Knowledge of testing equipment.
  • Testing procedures and techniques.
  • Test specifications and allowable results parameters. 

  • 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 identifying fruit quality problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by notifying relevant personnel in time of fruit quality problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself by working within required time limits for testing of fruit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by determining test results and recording them on required documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by accurately communicating test results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by using testing equipment according to worksiteprocedures and detecting problems with equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by understanding the importance of conveying accurate test results to grading and packing personnel. 

    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
    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. Colors Packhouse (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Hi-Veld Fruit Packers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. In House Media Instruction 
    4. Kromco (Pty) Limited 
    5. Mbimbini Training and Community Development 
    6. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 



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