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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Implement personal hygiene for perishable food stores 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119961  Implement personal hygiene for perishable food stores 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
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 
This unit standard is intended for all people who work with perishable foods in a wholesale or retail outlet. The standard enables the maintaining of personal hygiene associated with the handling of perishable food.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to implement and maintain the highest standards of personal hygiene in the workplace in order to support the standard of hygiene required in the industry. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement personal hygiene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of personal hygiene is explained with reference to contamination of perishable foods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal hygiene standards are explained as they apply to the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Personal hygiene standards of the organisation are met prior to starting work and throughout the shift. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Report health problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The impact of personal health or injury on perishable foods is explained with reference to contamination of perishable foods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedure for reporting ill health and injuries is explained in terms of organisational policy and procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Wear protective clothing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Protective clothing worn at the department is identified in terms of its use and organisational policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Organisational policy and procedure for the replacement and cleaning of applicable protective clothing is explained with example. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Protective clothing worn meets the cleanliness and maintenance standards of the organisation. 


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

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • How personal hygiene can impact on perishable foods.
  • Personal hygiene standards of the organisation.
  • The importance of regular hand washing.
  • Chemicals used to wash hands and the use thereof.
  • How ones personal heath impacts on perishable foods.
  • Organisational policy and procedures for reporting ill health or injuries that affect hygiene standards at work.
  • Organisational policies and procedures in respect of wearing, maintaining and replacing protective clothing at work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Implement personal hygiene. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Report health problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Report health problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

    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 
    Terminology:

    Injuries referred to in assessment criteria 2.3. include boils, septic cuts etc. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49792   National Certificate: Retail Perishable Food  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-10-22  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    2. Boxer Superstores (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    4. Gain-learning Today Leading Tomorrow cc 
    5. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    6. Spar Group Ltd 
    7. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.