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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Bin and blend wool and mohair fibres 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123152  Bin and blend wool and mohair fibres 
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 understand the importance that the binning and blending functions play in the utilisation of part and mixed batches to classify and create uniform bales of wool and mohair. 

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 
Demonstrate an understanding of the processes of sorting the wool and mohair fibres in the binning and blending sector. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: splits, resorting of bale contents, sweepings, samples from display area, importance of correct classification, bin classifications: skirtings, lox, no commercial value (NCV's), fibre contamination. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for the resorting the contents of bales in the binning and blending area are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The term 'splits' in the context of the wool and mohair fibre industry is defined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The term 'sweepings' in the context of the wool and mohair fibre industry is defined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The importance of preventing the contamination of wool and mohair in the binning and blending process is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The process of re-introducing wool and mohair samples from the display area into the binning and blending, as per the company's SOPs is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The distinction between the various bin classifications is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
The importance of the correct classification of fibre in the binning and blending area is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Apply the prescribed safety procedures during the binning and blending of wool and mohair bales. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: Lifting techniques, personal protective equipment (PPE), personal protective clothing (PPC), housekeeping, bin press, safety standard operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for wearing the correct PPC during the binning and blending of wool and mohair are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The necessity of using the appropriate PPE when binning and blending wool and mohair is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The prescribed lifting techniques for the handling of wool and mohair bales during the binning and blending process are demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The safety precautions for the operation of a bin press, as per the companies SOP's are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The ways in which good housekeeping practices assist in minimising safety incidents in the binning and blending process are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Describe the various aspects of the fibre weighing in the binning and blending process. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: weighing of splits, scales, calibration, standard operating procedures, trolleys, baskets. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The procedures for the weighing of splits are detailed. 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons for using baskets in the weighing of fibres are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate an understanding of the process of blending the fibres. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: reasons for blending, over and underweight bales, skirtings, lox. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for the separate blending of wool and mohair fibre is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The over and underweight wool and mohair bales, as per the company's SOPs are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The procedures for the integration of skirtings, as per the company's SOPs are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The procedures for the integration of lox, as per the company's SOPs are described. 


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:
  • Using the safety principles and procedures for the binning and blending of fibres.
  • Ensuring that the correct fibre classifications are made. 

  • 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 wool and mohair are not contaminated in the binning and blending process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Applying the procedures for weighing of splits.
  • Blending the fibres into the various classification bins.
  • Ensuring that good housekeeping procedures are maintained.
  • 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 distinctions between the bin classifications.
  • 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 foreign objects/materials in the contents of bales or splits.
  • Relaying the ratio of NCVs to the acceptable fibres. 

  • 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 ways in which contamination of the fibres in the binning and blending can occur.
  • Utilising the correct identification criteria to determine the classification of the fibres for binning. 

  • 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 by:
  • 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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