This fruit packaging grading processes provides learners with the opportunity to obtain competence in broad fruit packaging and grading processes and practices, namely receiving, handling, packing, storing, grading, and dispatching of fruits.


Module 1: Mathematical Literacy

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations
  • Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3- dimensional space in different contexts
  • Investigate life and work-related problems using data and probabilities
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues

Module 2: Communication

  • Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication
  • Interpret and use information from texts
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
  • Write texts for a range of communicative contexts

Module 3: Understanding the processes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic requirements of different fruit markets
  • Explain product characteristics
  • Explain the cold chain process
  • Monitor fruit treatment process

Module 4: Fruit Packing and Grading Machinery

  • Operate fruit packing line machine
  • Operate fruit sizing machine

Module 5: Handling the fruit

  • Grade fruit
  • Pack fruit
  • Palletise fruit
  • Dispatch final product
  • Receive fruit
  • Store fruit

Module 6: Hygiene Procedures

  • Apply hygiene procedures
  • Apply safety and health procedures


Duration: 12 Months

Delivery: Classroom/Online/Blended


Competence in languages, communication & numeracy at NQF Level 2


Possible careers on completion

Qualifying learners could follow a career in:

  • Packer and Grader
  • Packing and Grading Supervisor
  • Packing and Grading Manager
  • Packing and Grading Team Leader

Exit level Outcomes

On achieving this qualification, the learner will be able to:

  • Show an understanding of product characteristics and basic requirements of specific customer needs in the fruit industry considering the fruit handling protocols
  • Demonstrate the ability to operate fruit packing machinery
  • Show an understanding of the necessity for the application of environmental, hygiene, safety, and health practices in the fruit handling process
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fruit flow process from receiving, packing, storage, and dispatching of the product
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the pre-sorting, grading, and packing of fruit in the light of customer needs
  • Demonstrate the ability to coordinate the packing and grading processes according to packing programmes and grading standards


National Certificate: Fruit Packing and Grading Processes

Accreditation: Agri SETA

SAQA ID: 48848

NQF Level: 3

Credits: 120

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