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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Mark and label perishable foods 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119962  Mark and label perishable foods 
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 
The marking and labelling of perishable foods is very different to that of other products sold in the industry. This unit standard is therefore aimed at all people who work with perishable foods in the wholesale or retail industry.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to use the equipment applicable to their department/area within the industry to mark and label their products according to organisational and legal requirements. 

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 
    Use equipment to mark and label products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant equipment is identified and its primary use explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of the equipment is demonstrated in line with organisational and manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The products requiring marking and labelling are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consumables are replaced in the equipment as required by the manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Unused packaging is stored in a hygienic manner that prevents damages and reduces costs to the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Mark and label products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Price labels are produced and products marked according to organisational procedures and the characteristics of the product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The information required on display label/price signage is discussed in terms of the requirements of the organisation and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Display labels/price signage is produced and displayed as required by the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Display labels/price signage is maintained according to organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Wrap and pack perishable foods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Product is weighed using equipment applicable to the organisation and the department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wrapping and packaging material are chosen to meet the needs of the product and 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 
  • Use of applicable marking and labelling equipment.
  • Replacing of consumables in the equipment (Where applicable).
  • Organisational procedures for the storage of unused packaging material.
  • Organisational policy and procedures regarding the marking and labelling of perishable foods at the department.
  • The information required on the label.
  • Organisational policy and procedures for label maintenance.
  • Use of equipment for weighing and labelling of applicable foods.
  • The use of applicable weighing and packaging material.
  • Legal requirements in respect of labelling and packaging of foods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Mark and label products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Use equipment to mark and label products.
  • Mark and label products. 

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

    Refer to the all Specific Outcomes. 

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

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Use equipment to mark and label products.
  • Mark and label products. 

  • 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:

    Display labels/price signage refers to shelf edge labels, chalkboards, plastic label holders, spiked label holders 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 



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