NZQA Expiring unit standard / 20565 version 4
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Title / Pack and dispatch pre-graded nursery products
Level / 3 / Credits / 5
Purpose / People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify a range of packaging methods and prepare appropriate supplies; pack the product; close and stack packed containers; complete documentation and dispatch; and maintain an inventory of packaging supplies.
Classification / Horticulture > Nursery Production
Available grade / Achieved
Workplace procedures refer to oral or written instructions to staff on procedures for the worksite and equipment.
2Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, the Resource Management Act 1991, the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987; and their subsequent amendments.
3Work may involve exposure to chemical, dangerous, or hazardous substances. Safety procedures are observed in accordance with NZS 8409:2004 Management of Agrichemicals, available from Standards New Zealand or the NZ Agrichemical Education Trust
4Learners should recognise the rights of plant breeders and licensed growers under the Plant Variety Rights Act 1987, trademarks, copyright, patents or any other protection method, and understand the responsibilities of propagators to observe those rights.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Identify a range of packaging methods and prepare appropriate supplies.
1.1Packaging methods and supplies commonly used in nurseries are identified and their different uses are explained.
Rangemay include pallets, crates, loose packed in transport, cartons, multiwall or plastic bags, sleeves, promotional pre-packs.
1.2Packaging is selected and prepared for use in terms of suitability for plants, destination, transport method and in accordance with supplier’s instructions.
Rangeat least two suitable packs or packaging methods are assembled and prepared for use.
1.3Function of pack or packaging method is stated in terms of protection of produce, and convenience of handling in terms of the two methods selected.
Pack the product.
2.1Produce is quality control checked in accordance with workplace procedures.
Rangequality control checks include but are not limited to – free from pest and disease, within grade requirements, healthy plants, produce numbers checked, paperwork updated.
2.2Individual labels and promotional materials are completed and attached to the produce, in accordance with workplace procedures.
2.3Produce is packed in accordance with workplace procedures.
Close and stack packed containers.
3.1The container is closed and secured or sealed as appropriate, and in accordance with workplace procedures.
3.2Any labels required are completed and attached to the container in accordance with Plant Variety Rights.
3.3Any stacking or storage of packed containers prior to dispatch meets manufacturers specifications and workplace procedures.
3.4Strapping or shrink-wrapping is applied to pallets or other packaging methods as required, and in accordance with workplace procedures.
Complete documentation and dispatch.
4.1The documentation for each consignment is completed, attached, filed, or dispatched as required, in accordance with transport specifications and workplace procedures.
4.2The function of each copy of the completed documentation is explained.
4.3Dispatch arrangements are made in accordance with workplace procedures.
Maintain an inventory of packaging supplies.
5.1Stocktaking of supplies on hand determines the number available for use.
5.2Crop estimates are compared to capacity of appropriate packaging on hand, and any likely shortfall in supplies is reported.
5.3Pallets or crates are ordered as required, in accordance with workplace procedures.
5.4Packaging supplies received are checked in terms of meeting quantity and quality requirements.
5.5Packaging supplies are identified and stored so that all types are easily accessible.Replacement information / This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29836.
This unit standard is expiring. Assessment against the standard must take place by the last date for assessment set out below.
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versionsProcess / Version / Date / Last Date for Assessment
Registration / 1 / 23 February 2004 / 31 December 2014
Revision / 2 / 24 February 2006 / 31 December 2014
Review / 3 / 19 April 2012 / 31 December 2021
Review / 4 / 19 January 2017 / 31 December 2021
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference / 0032
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.Primary Industry Training Organisation
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