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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Cigarette Production Technology 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48397  Further Education and Training Certificate: Cigarette Production Technology 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  147  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 
This Qualification is aimed at level 4 on the National Qualification Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to obtain competence in specialised cigarette production process technology namely, maintaining the production process and equipment to improve product quality and the opportunity for learners to grow in this specific field.

The fundamental learning, which learners will acquire, will allow them to be able to compile verbal and written communications and perform basic calculations. This Qualification complies with the objectives of the NQF with regard to facilitating access to, mobility and progression within the cigarette production industry.

The Qualification focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitude required to progress further in the industry. The intention is to release the potential of people, in order for them to grow, develop and become more competent workers. This Qualification will furthermore add value to the individuals, their workplace and the economy as a whole.

Rationale for the qualification

This Qualification provides current learners with the opportunity to advance from the Cigarette Production- NQF Level 3 Qualification or for persons entering the Tobacco Processing environment and others to obtain an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in the maintaining of the cigarette production process and the functions thereof. This will ensure a portable, nationally recognized Qualification that will:-
  • Improve the quality of safety in the work environment.
  • Optimally utilize resources in the production environment.
  • Lead to transformation in economic growth and social development.

    The typical range of learners is the currently employed, unemployed and other persons, who want to enter a learning programme to obtain a National Certificate in Cigarette Production Technology at NQF Level 4, to continue building a career path in this industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners:
  • Have attained a National Certificate in Cigarette Production - NQF Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework
  • Have demonstrated competence in a Mechanical background at that level through recognition of prior learning.

    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. Where RPL is required the learner will need to prove competence in that specific area in order to obtain recognition of that skill and knowledge.
    Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practise and performance records. The assessment methods and tools to be used to assess Prior Learning shall be decided upon jointly by the assessor and the learner. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 147 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core component:
  • The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 85 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective component:
  • The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 18 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 6 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Identify, explain and execute the functions/duties/responsibilities required in the maintenance of a filter tow processing unit in order to sustain optimum production levels and minimize down time and product loss.

    2. Identify, explain and execute the functions/duties/responsibilities required in the maintenance of a filter rod production machine in order to sustain optimum production levels and minimize down time and product loss.

    3. Identify, explain and execute the functions/duties/responsibilities required in the maintenance of tray filler units in order to sustain optimum production levels and minimize down time and product loss.

    4. Identify, explain and execute the functions/duties/responsibilities required in the maintenance of a filter rod sending station in order to sustain optimum production levels and minimize down time and product loss.

    5. Perform scheduled production machine services to ensure serviceability and readiness for production.

    6. Demonstrate the ability to function effectively in a team comprising of multi-cultural members. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications for a filter tow processing unit are identified and explained.
  • Fault finding methods and techniques for a filter tow processing unit are applied in the establishing of functional and quality deviations.
  • Minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a filter tow processing unit are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications for a filter tow processing unit are explained.
  • Environment, health and safety measures are complied with during the implementation of minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a filter tow processing unit.

    2.
  • Work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications for a filter rod production machine are identified and explained.
  • Fault finding methods and techniques for a filter rod production machine are applied in the establishing of functional and quality deviations.
  • Minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a filter rod production machine are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications.
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications for a filter rod production machine are explained.
  • Environment, health and safety measures are complied with during the implementation of minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a filter rod production machine.

    3.
  • Work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications for tray filler units are identified and explained.
  • Fault finding methods and techniques for tray filler units are applied in the establishing of functional and quality deviations.
  • Minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for tray filler units are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications.
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications for tray filler units are explained.
  • Environment, health and safety measures are complied with during the implementation of minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for tray filler units

    4.
  • Work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications for a filter rod sending station are identified and explained.
  • Fault finding methods and techniques for a filter rod sending station are applied in the establishing of functional and quality deviations.
  • Minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a filter rod sending station are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications.
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications for a filter rod sending station are explained.
  • Environment, health and safety measures are complied with during the implementation of minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a filter rod sending station.

    5.
  • Scheduled services are planned and prepared for according to work site requirements.
  • Production machines are serviced in accordance with scheduled plans.
  • Services on production machines are conducted and completed in accordance with work site procedures and manufacturers` specifications.
  • The machine is prepared for the commencement of production in accordance with work site procedures and time frames.

    6.
  • Own particular team structure and purpose are identified and explained.
  • Roles and responsibilities of each team member are identified and described.
  • External and environmental factors that influence the workings and success of the team are explained and assessed.
  • The ability to perform in a team is achieved and maintained


    Integrated Assessment Criteria

    Learners will produce evidence of the following:
  • Verbal and written explanations of reasons for adhering to operational and work site procedures as well as statutory requirements, adhering to specific sequence of operations, identifying deviations, taking corrective actions and recording relevant data, and reporting deviations outside the jobholder`s responsibility.
  • Demonstrations of a range of operational actions relating to the maintenance of cigarette production machinery and applying general safety in the work place.
  • Oral or written questioning regarding the reflexive competencies within the qualification:

    If 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 are not clear from the observation a method of oral questioning or a cases study should be applied to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
  • A portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, foundational and reflexive competencies of the learner which may include production and quality statistics.
  • 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, foundational and reflexive competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Website benchmarking was done with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Scotland but none could be found. Furthermore, the International Tobacco Industry was also investigated for relevant Qualification information, but even within the Industry, nothing could be found to make Industry specific comparisons.

    Therefore this could be regarded as one of the first formalised Qualifications in cigarette production technology. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against these unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with 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.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against these unit standards may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which 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 assessment of learning outcomes and design and develop assessments as described in the relevant unit standards. The subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of filter rod production.
  • The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning. 

  • 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  116594  Function in a team  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114079  Maintain a cigarette maker airlock  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114085  Maintain a cigarette maker garniture  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114148  Maintain a cigarette maker printer and paper run  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114094  Maintain a cigarette maker suction chamber  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114142  Maintain a cigarette maker tobacco hopper  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114106  Maintain a rod maker cut-off unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  114119  Maintain a tray filler  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114121  Maintain cigarette maker transfer unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114092  Maintain the cigarette drums of a filter attachment unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114082  Maintain the hopper of a filter attachment unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114145  Maintain the inspection units of a filter attachment unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114181  Maintain the tipping unit of a filter attachment unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8971  Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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  114080  Overhaul a rod maker cut-off unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114093  Overhaul a rod maker printer unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114078  Perform a scheduled production machine service  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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.
     
    1. British American Tobacco South Africa (Pty) Ltd 



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