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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Spray Dried Food Product Technologist 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20206  National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Spray Dried Food Product Technologist 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
FOODBEV - Food and Beverages Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  140  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
A person acquiring this qualification will be able to manufacture safe, quality assured and packaged spray dried food products by operating, controlling and maintaining a spray dried food product manufacturing line, from raw materials until the final manufactured product is ready to be sold in the retail market.


Rationale of the qualification

This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the food industry that are expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the food industry and provides the flexibility to articulate in the food manufacturing environment with a wide variety of specialisation options and articulation within the food manufacturing industry.

The level of flexibility within the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue a career within specialised food manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing management, food and beverage manufacturing supervision and food and beverage process artisan. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Knowledge, comprehension and application of language, mathematics, natural science and technology principles at NQF level 3.


Recognition of prior learning

This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
  • Fundamental: 36 credits
  • Core: 75 credits
  • Elective: the learner must choose a minimum of 29 credits
    Total: 140 credits 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Brew and extract a beverage brew.
    2. Evaporate of a liquid food mixture.
    3. Manufacture instant food powder products.
    4. Pack dried food products. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.1 A beverage brew is brewed and extracted according to standard operating procedures.

    2.1 The importance of micro-organisms in the manufacturing of dried food products is understood and comprehended.
    2.2 Food raw materials are mixed and blended for processing according to standard operating procedures.
    2.3 Evaporate a liquid food mixture using a falling or rising film evaporator according to standard operating procedures.

    3.1 Evaporated or concentrated liquid food mixtures are spray dried and instantised using spray drying and instantising technology according to standard operating procedures.
    3.2 Instant powdered food products are sampled and analysed for compositional and sensory quality attributes, and an evaluation is made in terms of its conformance to legal and company standards.

    4.1 Dry dairy products are packed and the packaging process line is operated and controlled according to standard operating procedures.
    4.2 The packaged products is collated and shrink-wrapped according to standard operating procedures and by using automated equipment.


    Integrated Assessment

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be able to manufacture safe, quality assured and packaged spray dried food products by operating, controlling and maintaining a spray dried food product manufacturing line, from raw materials until the final manufactured product is ready to be sold in the retail market.

    The identification and solving of problems, team work, organising one-self, the using of applied science, the implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflective competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    The preparation to processing, cleaning and sanitising, first line maintenance and quality assurance related to processing in the workplace can be assessed in one application.

    Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the processing environment.

    A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to proof the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.
    Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Unit standards in the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking was done against the NVQ from Britain, SVQ from Scotland as well as Australian, New Zealand and German qualifications. International comparability could be found for a qualification on this level. On the New Zealand Qualifications Authority Framework, two qualifications could be found to support this qualification. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will enable the qualifying learner to articulate to other dairy manufacturing specialisation domains at NQF level 4 and will allow progress to the national diploma in food and beverage manufacturing management at NQF level 6, the certificate in food and beverage manufacturing supervision at NQF level 4 and the certificate in food and beverage process artisan at NQF level 4. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors need experience in the following areas:
  • Interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment.

    The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting of assessment of learning outcomes and in the design and development of assessments as described in the unit standards Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level 5. Subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of spray dried food products manufacturing. The assessor must have completed a similar qualification with a minimum of 6-12 months field experience after he/she has completed the qualification or a food science and technology qualification on level 5 or higher. The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
    Assessors need to be registered with the Food and Beverage Education and Training Quality Assurance Body. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9042  Demonstrate an understanding of food or beverage safety practices and procedures in the food or beverage manufacturing environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  8870  Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between micro-organisms and food spoilage  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  9046  Determine the quality of food products using sensory evaluation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  9182  Evaporate a liquid food product using a falling or rising film evaporator  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Core  9188  Manufacture instant food powder by means of a spray dryer  Level 4  NQF Level 04  30 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9112  Bulk pack dry food products in bags  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9136  Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  8766  Mix or blend food raw materials for processing using automated equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9131  Operate and control the filling and seaming of cans for food or beverage products  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  9130  Operate and control the forming, filling and hermetic sealing of plastic sachets or bags for food products  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  9076  Extract a beverage brew  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  12316  Perform first line maintenance on manufacturing or packing equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8882  Roast beans or nuts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9043  Implement and maintain a food or beverage production quality assurance system  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9061  Implement and maintain food production plans  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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