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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Cigarette Packaging Technology 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49142  Further Education and Training Certificate: Cigarette Packaging 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  138  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 packaging process technology namely, maintaining the packaging 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 packaging 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:

This Qualification provides current learners with the opportunity to advance from the Cigarette Packaging - 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 packaging 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 packaging industry.
  • 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 Packaging Technology at NQF Level 4, to continue building a career path in this industry.

    Improved levels of knowledge and skills lead to greater ability to produce at more competitive costs and better quality, which will impact favourably both on the society and the economy of the country. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners wishing to enter a programme leading to this qualification have demonstrated competence in mathematical literacy, communication and languages at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL):

    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 
    To obtain this Qualification, all fundamental and core unit standards are compulsory. In addition, a learner must select one of the following combinations from the elective unit standards below:

    (1):
  • Maintain a display bundle transfer unit.
  • Maintain a display unit's exit heaters.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer compression turret.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer arbor drum.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer stamp unit.

    (2): OR
  • Maintain cigarette packer blank folding wheel.
  • Maintain cigarette packer inner frame unit.
  • Maintain cigarette packer inner liner folding wheel.
  • Maintain a metallised paper embossing unit. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Exit level outcomes:

    1. Identify, explain and execute the functions/duties/responsibilities required in the maintenance of a packaging machine 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 film-wrapping 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 display bundle and over wrapping machines 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 case packaging machine 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.

    Critical cross-field outcomes:

    The following reflect the relevance of the critical cross-field outcomes applicable to this Qualification:

    1. Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer hopper.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer bundle transport unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer metallised paper feed and cutting unit.
  • Perform a scheduled production machine service.
  • Maintain a display cartoning unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer packet reservoir.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer label and blank feed unit.
  • Maintain an over-wrapping unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer drying drums.
  • Maintain case packer and sealer unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer exit conveyors.
  • Maintain a film wrapper packet infeed unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper unwinding and cutting unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper folding station.
  • Maintain first and second elevators.
  • Maintain a display bundle transfer unit.
  • Maintain a display unit's exit heaters.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer compression turret.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer arbor drum.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer stamp unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer blank folding wheel.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner frame unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner liner folding wheel.
  • Maintain a metallised paper embossing unit.

    2. Working effectively with others as a member of a team.
  • Function in a team (ID8561).
  • Maintain a cigarette packer hopper.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer bundle transport unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer metallised paper feed and cutting unit.
  • Perform a scheduled production machine service.
  • Maintain a display cartoning unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer packet reservoir.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer label and blank feed unit.
  • Maintain an over-wrapping unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer drying drums.
  • Maintain case packer and sealer unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer exit conveyors.
  • Maintain a film wrapper packet infeed unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper unwinding and cutting unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper folding station.
  • Maintain first and second elevators.
  • Maintain a display bundle transfer unit.
  • Maintain a display unit's exit heaters.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer compression turret.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer arbor drum.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer stamp unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer blank folding wheel.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner frame unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner liner folding wheel.
  • Maintain a metallised paper embossing unit.

    3. Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Function in a team (ID8561).
  • Maintain a cigarette packer hopper.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer bundle transport unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer metallised paper feed and cutting unit.
  • Perform a scheduled production machine service.
  • Maintain a display cartoning unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer packet reservoir.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer label and blank feed unit.
  • Maintain an over-wrapping unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer drying drums.
  • Maintain case packer and sealer unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer exit conveyors.
  • Maintain a film wrapper packet infeed unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper unwinding and cutting unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper folding station.
  • Maintain first and second elevators.
  • Maintain a display bundle transfer unit.
  • Maintain a display unit's exit heaters.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer compression turret.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer arbor drum.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer stamp unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer blank folding wheel.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner frame unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner liner folding wheel.
  • Maintain a metallised paper embossing unit.

    4. Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.
  • Function in a team (ID8561).
  • Maintain a cigarette packer hopper.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer bundle transport unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer metallised paper feed and cutting unit.
  • Perform a scheduled production machine service.
  • Maintain a display cartoning unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer packet reservoir.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer label and blank feed unit.
  • Maintain an over-wrapping unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer drying drums.
  • Maintain case packer and sealer unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer exit conveyors.
  • Maintain a film wrapper packet infeed unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper unwinding and cutting unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper folding station.
  • Maintain first and second elevators.
  • Maintain a display bundle transfer unit.
  • Maintain a display unit's exit heaters.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer compression turret.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer arbor drum.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer stamp unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer blank folding wheel.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner frame unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner liner folding wheel.
  • Maintain a metallised paper embossing unit.

    5. Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer hopper.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer bundle transport unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer metallised paper feed and cutting unit.
  • Perform a scheduled production machine service.
  • Maintain a display cartoning unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer packet reservoir.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer label and blank feed unit.
  • Maintain an over-wrapping unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer drying drums.
  • Maintain case packer and sealer unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer exit conveyors.
  • Maintain a film wrapper packet infeed unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper unwinding and cutting unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper folding station.
  • Maintain first and second elevators.
  • Maintain a display bundle transfer unit.
  • Maintain a display unit's exit heaters.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer compression turret.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer arbor drum.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer stamp unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer blank folding wheel.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner frame unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner liner folding wheel.
  • Maintain a metallised paper embossing unit.

    6. Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer hopper.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer bundle transport unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer metallised paper feed and cutting unit.
  • Perform a scheduled production machine service.
  • Maintain a display cartoning unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer packet reservoir.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer label and blank feed unit.
  • Maintain an over-wrapping unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer drying drums.
  • Maintain case packer and sealer unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer exit conveyors.
  • Maintain a film wrapper packet infeed unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper unwinding and cutting unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper folding station.
  • Maintain first and second elevators.
  • Maintain a display bundle transfer unit.
  • Maintain a display unit's exit heaters.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer compression turret.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer arbor drum.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer stamp unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer blank folding wheel.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner frame unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner liner folding wheel.
  • Maintain a metallised paper embossing unit.

    7. Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer hopper.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer bundle transport unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer metallised paper feed and cutting unit.
  • Perform a scheduled production machine service.
  • Maintain a display cartoning unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer packet reservoir.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer label and blank feed unit.
  • Maintain an over-wrapping unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer drying drums.
  • Maintain case packer and sealer unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer exit conveyors.
  • Maintain a film wrapper packet infeed unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper unwinding and cutting unit.
  • Maintain a film wrapper folding station.
  • Maintain first and second elevators.
  • Maintain a display bundle transfer unit.
  • Maintain a display unit's exit heaters.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer compression turret.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer arbor drum.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer stamp unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer blank folding wheel.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner frame unit.
  • Maintain a cigarette packer inner liner folding wheel.
  • Maintain a metallised paper embossing unit.

    8. Contributing to the personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Function in a team (ID8561). 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1:
  • Work site procedures and manufacture's specifications for a packaging machine are identified and explained.
  • Fault finding methods and techniques for a packaging machine are applied in the establishing of functional and quality deviations.
  • Machinery minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a packaging machine are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and manufacture's specifications.
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures and manufacture's specifications for a packaging machine are explained.
  • Environment, health and safety measures are complied with during the implementation of machinery minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a packaging machine.

    2:
  • Work site procedures and manufacture's specifications for a film-wrapping machine are identified and explained.
  • Fault finding methods and techniques for a film-wrapping machine are applied in the establishing of functional and quality deviations.
  • Machinery minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a film-wrapping machine are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and manufacture's specifications.
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures and manufacture's specifications for a film-wrapping machine are explained.
  • Environment, health and safety measures are complied with during the implementation of machinery minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a film-wrapping machine.

    3:
  • Work site procedures and manufacture's specifications for display bundle and over wrapping machines are identified and explained.
  • Fault finding methods and techniques for display bundle and over wrapping machines are applied in the establishing of functional and quality deviations.
  • Machinery minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for display bundle and over wrapping machines are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and manufacture's specifications.
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures and manufacture's specifications for display bundle and over wrapping machines are explained.
  • Environment, health and safety measures are complied with during the implementation of machinery minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for display bundle and over wrapping machines.

    4:
  • Work site procedures and manufacture's specifications for a case packaging machine are identified and explained.
  • Fault finding methods and techniques for a case packaging machine are applied in the establishing of functional and quality deviations.
  • Machinery minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a case packaging machine are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and manufacture's specifications.
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures and manufacture's specifications for a case packaging machine are explained.
  • Environment, health and safety measures are complied with during the implementation of machinery minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a case packaging machine.

    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 manufacture's 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 (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 maintaining of cigarette packaging 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 packaging technology. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Moderation includes internal and external moderation of assessments. Internal and external moderation systems must ensure that all assessors conduct assessments that are credible, fair, reliable, consistent, adequate and practical.
  • Internal and external moderation systems must provide learning opportunities that are transparent, affordable and enhancing development in the field and sub-field of the National Qualifications Framework.
  • The accredited provider with the relevant ETQA must be able to provide internal moderation.
  • External moderation will be done 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 cigarette packaging.

    The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.

    Assessors need to be registered with the relevant 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  116594  Function in a team  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117610  Maintain a cigarette packer bundle transport unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117614  Maintain a cigarette packer drying drums  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117626  Maintain a cigarette packer exit conveyors  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117752  Maintain a cigarette packer hopper  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117611  Maintain a cigarette packer label and blank feed unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117609  Maintain a cigarette packer metallised paper feed and cutting unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117619  Maintain a cigarette packer packet reservoir  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117755  Maintain a display cartoning unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117623  Maintain a film wrapper folding station  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117625  Maintain a film wrapper packet infeed unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117624  Maintain a film wrapper unwinding and cutting unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117616  Maintain an over-wrapping unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  117612  Maintain case packer and sealer unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  117617  Maintain first and second elevators  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114078  Perform a scheduled production machine service  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  117615  Maintain a cigarette packer arbor drum  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117622  Maintain a cigarette packer blank folding wheel  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117606  Maintain a cigarette packer compression turret  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117621  Maintain a cigarette packer inner frame unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117620  Maintain a cigarette packer inner liner folding wheel  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117613  Maintain a cigarette packer stamp unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117608  Maintain a display bundle transfer unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117607  Maintain a display unit's exit heaters  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117618  Maintain a metallised paper embossing unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


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



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