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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Dispatch and ship wool and mohair bales 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123151  Dispatch and ship wool and mohair bales 
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 
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 ensure that the correct allocated bales are extracted from the storage area, transferred to the dispatch area and containerised as per the shipping instructions. 

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 the prescribed safety practices when shipping and dispatching wool and mohair bales. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: Personal protective equipment (PPE), personal protective clothing (PPC), housekeeping, forklifts, access routes, tools. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of wearing the appropriate PPC for shipping and dispatch of wool and mohair bales is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The correct use of PPE when shipping and dispatch of wool and mohair bales is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The operation of a forklift, for the transporting of wool and mohair bales, as per the company's SOPs is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The safe and responsible use of bale handling tools is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The use of the prescribed access routes to transfer wool and mohair bales for shipping and dispatch is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The importance of maintaining good housekeeping practices in the shipping and dispatch area is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Locate and extract the required bales in preparation for shipping and despatch. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: delivery advice, catalogue mapping, marking of bales, standard operating procedures, extraction. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The objectives and operation of the catalogue mapping system are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The importance of verifying the location of bales with the catalogue mapping is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The procedures for the extraction of the required bales are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The marking of the bales, according to the delivery advice and the company's SOPs is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Transfer the located bales to the shipping and dispatch area. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: forklifts, shipping instructions, standard operating procedures, reasons for checking, mark bales as per shipping instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The procedures for the transferring of the bales from the isles to the despatch area are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The further checking and marking of the bales, according to the shipping instructions is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons for 'double checking' and marking the bales are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Load the road transport and pack the shipping containers with the required wool and mohair bales. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: forklifts, loading procedures, sealing procedures, bale protection, documentation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The procedures for the packing of containers are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The use of a forklift, as per the company's SOPs, to transport and pack the bales in a container is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The procedures for the sealing of a packed container are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The loading and securing of road transported bales is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The importance of providing adequate protection for the road transported bales is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The function of the various documentation that is used in the despatch of wool and mohair bales 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:
  • Ensuring that all bales are correctly identified and marked for shipping.
  • Assisting colleagues in the process of dispatching bales. 

  • 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:
  • Locating the correct bales for dispatch and shipping according to the catalogue mapping system.
  • Recognising the importance of double checking and marking bales for dispatch.
  • 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: 
    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.
     
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