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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20507  National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Food   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement  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  121  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2005-08-23  2006-11-16 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
57694  National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  120  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
A person acquiring this qualification will be able to produce a safe, quality assured packaged food or beverage product by operating, controlling and maintaining the packaging line.

This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within the food and beverages packaging environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of manufacturing and assembly. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the food and beverage packaging environment.

Rationale of the qualification

The typical learner identified to benefit from the qualification will be a person operating packaging equipment on an automated food and beverage packaging line. At present there is no such qualification and this qualification will fill a priority identified by the Food and Beverage SETA sector skills plan. This qualification will provide the basis of further learning in packaging management. This qualification will improve the effectiveness and productivity of the beverage manufacturing process in South Africa and thus provide an impetus for improved global competitiveness. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A knowledge, comprehension and application of language, mathematics, natural science and technology principles at NQF level 1 and 2.

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: 39 credits
  • Core: 58 credits
  • Elective: a minimum of 24 credits
    Total: 121 credits 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Operate the filling, closing and washing processes on an automated packaging line.
    Perform aseptic packaging of a food product.
    Heat-treat and label a packaged food or beverage product for extended shelf life.
    Maintain safety, good manufacturing principles and quality assurance practices in a food or beverage packaging line environment. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • The filling process of an automated packaging line is operated according to standard operating procedures.
  • The closing process of an automated packaging line is operated according to standard operating procedures.
  • The washing process of an automated packaging line is operated according to standard operating procedures.
  • First line maintenance is performed on a food and beverage packaging line according to standard operating procedures.
  • Product and packaging material change overs are performed on a food and beverage packaging line according to standard operating procedures.

    2.
  • An aseptic forming, filling and sealing packaging line is operated and controlled according to standard operating procedures.
  • Shrink-wrapping equipment is operated on an automated packaging line according to standard operating procedures.

    3.
  • The packaged product is heat-treated according to the in container sterilisation or pasteurisation process.
  • The labelling process on a food and beverage automated packaging line is operated according to standard operating procedures.

    4.
  • Apply knowledge and comprehension of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation relevant to the food or beverage packaging industry according to standard operating procedures.
  • Apply knowledge and comprehension of food safety practices and procedures in food or beverage packaging according to standard operating procedures.
  • Apply knowledge and comprehension of heating and cooling procedures used in a food or beverage packaging environment.
  • Food or beverage packaging line quality assurance practices are monitored and controlled according to standard operating procedures.
  • Food or beverage manufacturing equipment and surfaces are cleaned and sanitised according to standard operating procedures.

    Integrated Assessment

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be able to produce a safe, quality assured food or beverage packaged product by operating, controlling and maintaining the packaging line.

    The identifying 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 reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

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

    Applicable assessment tool(s) must be used 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. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will enable the qualifying candidate to progress to learning for other national certificates in food and beverages processing on NQF 3 since the exit level outcome maintain food safety, good manufacturing principles and quality assurance practices in a food manufacturing environment and unit standard on first line maintenance are core to all the national certificates in food and beverages processing on NQF 3.

    This qualification will enable the qualifying learner to progress to learning towards the national certificate in food and beverages processing at NQF level 3, a process artisan NQF level 4, national certificate in food and beverage manufacturing supervision NQF 4 or national diploma in food and beverage management NQF 5. 

    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 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • Well developed interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment experience.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting assessment of learning outcomes as described in the unit standards Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level 5. The subject matter experience must be well developed with in the field of packaging.
  • A similar qualification with a minimum of 6-12 months field experience after he/she has completed the qualification or, a packaging diploma 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.
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and experience gained by the applicant must be provided (Portfolio of evidence). 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 57694, which is "National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging Operations", Level 3, 120 credits.

    The fundamental and core components of this qualification are generic to the food and beverage sector. The elective component is specific to the beverage industry however other unit standard titles have been included from the Food Standard generating Body. The total notional hours of electives may exceed the permitted maximum stipulated by SAQA. Electives specific to a sector must all be completed in order for a qualification to be awarded. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  114366  Demonstrate an understanding of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation relevant to the food or beverage environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10524  Operate closing process on a food and beverages automated packaging line  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9083  Operate washing process on a food and beverages automated packaging line  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    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  9044  Monitor and control quality assurance practices in a food or beverage manufacturing environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9090  Operate filling process on a food and beverage automated packaging line  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  12316  Perform first line maintenance on manufacturing or packing equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9122  Demonstrate knowledge of introductory principles of chemistry and physics  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7567  Produce and use spreadsheets for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9057  Control and maintain packaging line hoppers  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9059  Outer-pack and palletise food or beverage containers manually  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12258  Identify computerised systems in a manufacturing or processing system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9055  Operate and control the tamperproof sealing of already filled and closed containers  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9088  Operate packaged product pasteurising process on a food and beverages automated packaging line  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9089  Operate packing process on a food and beverages automated packaging line  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9087  Operate shrink-wrapping equipment on a food and beverages automated packaging line  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  10530  Operate the inspection and coding process on a food and beverages automated packaging line  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  9086  Operate unpacking process on a food and beverages automated packaging line  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9075  Package food products using automated electronic weigh head systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  15 
    Elective  12317  Read and adjust instruments on production or packing equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12315  Demonstrate an understanding of basic machine operations in a manufacturing and or packaging environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9056  Operate and control aseptic forming, filling, and sealing of containers for food products  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Elective  9091  Operate labelling process on a food and beverages automated packaging line  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  12319  Perform change overs in a production or packaging environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8805  Sterilise a food or beverage product using retorting equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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