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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Receive and register bulk wool and mohair bulk fibre 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123168  Receive and register bulk wool and mohair bulk fibre 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 learner is able to:
  • Understand the procedures for receiving wool and mohair clips.
  • Conduct an examination of the wool and mohair received.
  • Perform the registration and processing of wool and mohair clips. 

  • 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 procedures during the receiving of wool and mohair bales. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: personal protective equipment (PPE), personal protective clothing (PPC), safety procedures, safe use of tools, housekeeping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct use of PPE during the receiving and registration of wool and mohair bales is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons why the appropriate PPC must be worn while receiving and registering wool and mohair bales are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safety procedures that must utilised when receiving and registering wool and mohair bales are described. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The correct bale lifting techniques are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The ways in which good housekeeping practices can minimise safety incidents are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the procedures for offloading and transference of wool and mohair clips to the examination area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: handling techniques, forklift operating procedures, trolley operating procedures, transferring wool or mohair 'clip' (producer's batch / consignment). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of consolidating a 'clip' when transferring the wool and mohair to the examination area is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct bale handling techniques are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operating procedures when using trolleys for offloading and transporting wool and mohair 'clips' are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The forklift operating procedures for offloading and transporting wool and mohair 'clips' are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the wool and mohair bale examination practices. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: inspection of physical damage, moisture, farmer's description of type and quantity, packaging material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons why the inspection for any physical damage to the bales is conducted at receiving are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures to be followed when moisture in the bales is detected, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of inspecting the wool and mohair to verify the farmer's/supplier's description of the types delivered is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of comparing the quantity of wool and mohair received, to the farmer's/supplier's claimed quantity is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The various types of packaging material that minimise the contamination of wool and mohair are detailed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe the function and use of the various types of documentation that are utilized for receiving and registration of wool and mohair clips. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: delivery notes, goods received notes (GRN), clip advice, comparison, corrections, clip registration, lot allocation, split bales, marking of bales. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures for the verification of the quantities delivered and the completion of the supplier's delivery note, as per the company's SOPs are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The comparison of the details contained in a supplier's clip advice and the actual contents of the delivery is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of noting any corrections on the supplier's clip advice is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The function of a GRN and its role in validating the status of a delivery is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process for the registration and lot allocation of a suppliers clip, as per the company's SOPs is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The process for the documentation and integration of split bales, as per the company's SOPs is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The procedures for marking the bales, as per the company's SOPs are 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:
  • Identifying discrepancies in a suppliers clip advice and the actual quantity received.
  • Recognising damaged bales, the contamination that may have occurred and the steps to ensure that no further losses are incurred. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Applying the correctable lifting techniques.
  • Ensuring that documentation is correctly completed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following the bale handling and lifting techniques to prevent injuries.
  • Integrating the split bales for use in the binning and blending process.
  • Verify the markings on the bales with the clip and registration codes.
  • 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 bale examination.
  • Applying knowledge of the required documentation and the registration of bales.
  • 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 deviations in the quantities stated on the delivery documentation.
  • Relaying the condition of bales and the degree of wool or mohair contamination that may have occurred.
  • Completing the comparison tally of a clip advice to the quantity received. 

  • 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:
  • Understand the organic degradation that occurs when wool and mohair bales are left in a wet state.
  • Indicate the packaging materials that afford the wool and mohair the greatest protection against contamination.
  • Using the principles of good housekeeping to ensure that safety incidents are minimised. 

  • 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.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors must:
  • Be registered as an assessor by the relevant ETQA.
  • Hold an assessor certificate according to the current requirements.
  • Have experience or in depth knowledge of agriculture and food processing, specifically as it relates to wool. 

  • 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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