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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Store wool and mohair bales 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123171  Store wool and mohair bales 
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:
  • Transport bales to the allocated storage area.
  • Store the bales according to their catalogue mapping positions.
  • Maintain the storage conditions and environment to prevent contamination of the wool and mohair.
  • Utilise the relevant documentation for the storage and retrieval of bales. 

  • 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 relevant safety practices during the transference and storage of wool and mohair bales. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to:
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), PPC (Personal Protective Clothing), obtaining forklift operating proficiency, safety SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), lifting techniques, forklifts, trolleys, housekeeping, keep bales dry. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of wearing the appropriate PPC when storing wool and mohair bales is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Personal protective equipment is used correctly whilst storing wool and mohair bales. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safety procedures that must followed when storing wool and mohair bales are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of safe bale lifting techniques is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The methods and procedures for transporting bales with trolleys, as per the company's SOPs are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The forklift safety checks that must be conducted at the start of a shift are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The importance of restricting the use of forklifts to those who have achieved forklift operating proficiency is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The necessity of maintaining good housekeeping in and around the storage area is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The reasons why wool and mohair bales must be kept dry at all times are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices for the transference of wool and mohair bales to the storage area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to:
  • Access routes, maximum weights, maximum number of bales, standard operating procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons why specific access routes must be used when transporting bales to the storage area are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The identification and use of the bale transporting routes is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The handling procedures for the transference of wool and mohair bales are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct operation of a forklift whilst transporting and storing bales, as per the company's SOPs is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The maximum forklift loading, in weight and number of bales, as per the company's SOPs is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Indicate the correct practices for the stowage of wool and mohair bales. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to:
  • Catalogue mapping, stacking heights, row spacing, SOPs, ID visibility, contamination, storage conditions, pest control. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operation and function of the catalogue mapping system for the storage of bales is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The maximum bale stacking height in the storage area, as per the company's SOPs is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for restricting the stacking height of bales are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The row spacing of bales as per the company's SOPs is detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of stacking bales so that their ID details are clearly visible are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The various ways in which the bales may become contaminated are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The optimal storage conditions that should be maintained to limit the risk of contamination are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The pest control practices to prevent the contamination of wool and mohair are detailed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the function and operation of the stowage and delivery documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to:
  • Catalogue mapping, catalogue capturing, delivery advice. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons why catalogue capturing is necessary and the operation of the documentation is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The objectives of catalogue mapping and the operation of the system is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The interpretation of the catalogue mapping documentation and the correct location of bales is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The function of a delivery advice in the execution of a order is 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:
  • Applying the principles and practices safety in the transference and storage bales. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Assisting in maintaining the housekeeping in the bale storage area.
  • Participate in the correct stacking of bales. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Conducting forklift safety checks at the start of a shift.
  • 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 specific weight and number of bales that may be loaded on a forklift.
  • Ensuring that the bales are mapped correctly n stowage.
  • 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:
  • Compiling basic reports of the effectiveness of the pest control 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 effect that water has on wool and mohair bales.
  • Ensuring that the relevant pest control practices are implemented. 

  • 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: 
    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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