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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Treat and enhance seed 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114686  Treat and enhance seed 
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  10 
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:
  • Perform treatment and enhancement of seed, without supervision, to maintain and improve quality. 

  • 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 3.
  • Introduction to seed industry and relevant workplace.
  • An understanding of safety in the work place at NQF level 3.
  • An understanding of supplier and customer relationships.
  • Basic mechanical skills.
  • Computer literacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    (General guide for scope, context and level)
  • The scope of this unit standard deals with the treatment and enhancement of seed.
  • Treatment and enhancement will include, but is not limited to, chemical treatment, pelletising, priming and coating. > The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for the treatment and enhancement process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Preparing the work area according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Obtaining treatment and enhancement instructions and documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Contributing to treatment and enhancement plan by determining a sequence of operation according to work-site procedures.
  • Selecting appropriate equipment and materials according to work site and quality procedures.
  • Selecting appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) according to statutory requirements. 

  • 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:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate equipment and materials are identified and selected according to work site procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Consequences of not monitoring treatment and enhancement and taking corrective actions are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Treat or enhance seed. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Preparing chemicals according to work site procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Setting and operating appropriate equipment according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Monitoring and controlling the treatment and enhancement process and taking corrective actions (when applicable) according to work site, quality and safety 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:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate equipment and materials are identified and selected according to work site procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Consequences of not monitoring treatment and enhancement and taking corrective actions are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete treatment and enhancement process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identifying treated and enhanced seed according to work site procedures.
  • Acquiring a sample of and distributing treated and enhanced seed according to work site procedures.
  • Forwarding treated and enhanced seed according to work site procedures.
  • Restoring work area according to work site procedures, safety regulations and statutory requirements.
  • Completing of all relevant documentation according to work site procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Informing relevant parties according to work site 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:
  • Job instructions, oral or written, are accurately followed and adhered to.
  • Appropriate equipment and materials are identified and selected according to work site procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Purpose of determining a sequence of operation is explained.
  • Consequences of not monitoring treatment and enhancement and taking corrective actions are explained.
  • Purpose of preparing the work area is explained.
  • Reasons for adhering to safety and quality procedures. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    (Mechanisms and bodies for external moderation of learner achievements)
  • 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 at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    (Knowledge that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain)
  • Basic knowledge of the safe handling of equipment related to the treatment and enhancement of seed.
  • Basic knowledge of maintenance and caring for relevant equipment.
  • Operating instructions of treating and enhancing equipment.
  • Knowledge of relevant quality determination in seed.
  • Knowledge of treatment and enhancement theory and methods.
  • Appropriate computer operational skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when monitoring the treatment and enhancing process and changing operational settings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when receiving information and giving instructions during the treating and enhancing process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself when planning and performing the treating and enhancing process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by identifying and selecting appropriate equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others during the process of giving and receiving instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when operating treating and enhancing equipment. 

    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 and customer care principles.
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management / customer relationships. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48656   National Certificate: Seed Processing and Packaging  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. Mpontshe Training 



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