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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Core and grab wool and mohair samples 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123150  Core and grab wool and mohair samples 
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  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 
To understand the functions that the core and grab procedures play in ensuring the correct allocation of grading and valuation of the wool and mohair fibre for auctioneering. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Apply prescribed safety procedures during the coring and grabbing of wool and mohair samples. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: Personal protective equipment (PPE), personal protective clothing (PPC), safety operating procedures, housekeeping, emergency stops. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The Personal protective clothing is used correctly during the coring and grabbing of wool and mohair samples. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The correct uses of PPE during the coring and grabbing of wool and mohair samples are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The ability to stop all mechanical equipment involved in the coring and grabbing of samples through the use of 'emergency stops' is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The safety operating procedures relevant to the coring and grabbing function are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The importance of good housekeeping practices is described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the standard operating procedures relevant to the grabbing of wool and mohair samples. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: Random sampling depths, bagging of samples, contamination, additional measurement, standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The 'grabbing' of wool and mohair samples at random sampling depths is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The 'bagging' of samples according to the company's SOPs is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The risks of contamination when 'grabbing' wool and mohair samples are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The procedures for conducting additional sampling of wool and mohair are demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the standard operating procedures relevant to the weighing of wool and mohair bales after the sampling process. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: Weighing, calibration, rejecting of under and overweight wool and mohair bales, rejecting contaminated wool and mohair bales, standard operating procedures, sample weight. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The procedures for the recording of the weights of wool and mohair bales are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The importance of regular calibration of the scales is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The ranges for the rejection of under and overweight wool and mohair bales are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The handling and documentation of contaminated wool and mohair bales that have been rejected is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The reasons for the recording of the wool and mohair sample weights are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Conduct the coring and grabbing of wool and mohair samples. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: coring machine, reasons, laboratory results, core weight, rejecting of wool and mohair bales. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for the coring of wool and mohair bales are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The machine of the coring is operated according to standards operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The procedures for the handling of laboratory results are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The procedures for the rejecting of wool and mohair bales due to the coring results are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Explain the documentation for the coring and grabbing of wool and mohair samples. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to:
  • Sampling documentation, data capture, rejected wool and mohair bales, binning, laboratory, display of samples. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The coring and grabbing sampling documentation is used as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The documentation for recording the rejected wool and mohair, and bales destined for binning is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevant information (documentation) necessary for accurate data capturing is used as required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reason why the test results from the laboratory form part of the sample display is explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the Assessment Criteria for each Specific Outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
  • Applying the principles of good personal hygiene.
  • Using the principles and procedures for food production hygiene.
  • Ensuring that the relevant pest control practices are implemented. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Realising the necessity of taking samples.
  • Understanding the consequences of rejected samples. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following the personal hygiene procedures.
  • Coordinate all utensil and equipment cleaning within the available timeframes.
  • Preparing the detergent and disinfectants for their use in cleaning.
  • Following a regular pest control monitoring program.
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Understanding the importance of sampling.
  • Realising the necessity of accurately capturing data related to coring and grabbing samples.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by:
  • Reporting any unacceptable hygienic condition.
  • Relaying the personal hygiene status of themselves or of a fellow worker.
  • Compiling basic reports of the effectiveness of the pest control or other practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Understanding the chemical properties and uses of detergents and disinfectants.
  • Utilising the correct equipment to ensure good personal hygiene.
  • Using the appropriate cleaning agents to maintain food production hygiene. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large:
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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 
    The Learner:
  • Is expected to perform the specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision.
  • Should have access to work site procedures.
  • Should demonstrate an application of ethics and values.
  • Must apply basic principles of general safety and customer care.
  • Should demonstrate an awareness of the expectations and obligations of basic employee/employer relations including industrial relations principles.

    At this level the communication/reporting of issues arising in the workplace, is embedded in the specific outcomes and the related assessment criteria.

    It is understood that, due to the nature of the work environment and the skills level of the Learner, that the aspects of teamwork form an integral part of the necessary specific outcomes and related assessment criteria.

    The points included under the notes, should be included when the qualifying Learners are being assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50228   National Certificate: Wool and Mohair Handling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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