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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor, maintain and manage high-speed production assets 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114719  Monitor, maintain and manage high-speed production assets 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  25 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
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 unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
High-speed production equipment comprises a manufacturing entity's major assets in achieving profits. This unit standard reflects the skills, values and knowledge required to monitor, maintain and manage these assets to maximise the profitability of the manufacturing entity.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Diploma in Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods): NQF Level 5 and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The credits assigned to this unit standard assume that learners will learn what is needed for this unit standard as part of their learning for a range of related unit standards. If they have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, they can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If they do not have such experience of related activities, then their learning time will be increased. Learners can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as they make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Analyse equipment and spares reports; identify and investigate problem areas. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Use and apply various statistical techniques
  • Evaluate availability, reliability and operability of equipment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Profitability of assets has been optimised within the constraints of the business
    2. Decisions on expenditure are appropriate to the business context

    Indicators
    1. Appropriate information is available
    2. Asset registers are up to date and accurate
    3. An appropriate number of practical options are evaluated and presented
    4. Relevant procedures are applied

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Methods of analysis
  • Reasons for particular decisions, recommendations, expenditure forecasts
  • Options and approaches 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate economic feasibility options and make recommendations on options and choices. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Economic feasibility refers to choices in terms of upgrading, repairing or replacing equipment or components; levels of spares stock; ABC analysis. Economic feasibility in this context does not refer to strategic choices in terms of alternative processes or products 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    Profitability of assets has been optimised within the constraints of the business
    Decisions on expenditure are appropriate to the business context

    Indicators
    1. Appropriate information is available
    2. Asset registers are up to date and accurate
    3. An appropriate number of practical options are evaluated and presented
    4. Relevant procedures are applied

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Methods of analysis
  • Reasons for particular decisions, recommendations, expenditure forecasts
  • Options and approaches 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor changes in availability, reliability and operability of equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Evaluate effectiveness of maintenance and maintenance strategies 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Monitor changes refers to routine, day-to-day analysis and evaluation of equipment performance 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    Profitability of assets has been optimised within the constraints of the business
    Decisions on expenditure are appropriate to the business context

    Indicators
    1. Appropriate information is available
    2. Asset registers are up to date and accurate
    3. An appropriate number of practical options are evaluated and presented
    4. Relevant procedures are applied

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Methods of analysis
  • Reasons for particular decisions, recommendations, expenditure forecasts
  • Options and approaches 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile reports on findings, make recommendations and present these to appropriate meetings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Profitability of assets has been optimised within the constraints of the business
    2. Decisions on expenditure are appropriate to the business context

    Indicators
    1. Appropriate information is available
    2. Asset registers are up to date and accurate
    3. An appropriate number of practical options are evaluated and presented
    4. Relevant procedures are applied

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Methods of analysis
  • Reasons for particular decisions, recommendations, expenditure forecasts
  • Options and approaches 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain asset registers, develop budgets and monitor and report on expenditure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Profitability of assets has been optimised within the constraints of the business
    2. Decisions on expenditure are appropriate to the business context

    Indicators
    1. Appropriate information is available
    2. Asset registers are up to date and accurate
    3. An appropriate number of practical options are evaluated and presented
    4. Relevant procedures are applied

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to questions and enter into discussions with respect to:
  • Methods of analysis
  • Reasons for particular decisions, recommendations, expenditure forecasts
  • Options and approaches 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant ETQA. The assessor will be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else, the learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Budgets, forecasts and related concepts, return on investments, return on assets
  • Analytical techniques
  • Maintenance theories and strategies

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Various analytical techniques
  • Various maintenance theories and strategies

    3. Purpose of:
  • Various analytical techniques
  • Various maintenance theories and strategies
  • Various budgets, forecasts

    4. Processes, events:
  • Budgeting and forecasts
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Influencing decisions

    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Using inappropriate analytical techniques
  • Inappropriate decisions
  • Cost cutting

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Presentation
  • Decision making
  • Analytical techniques

    7. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Statutory and local by-laws
  • Company rules and regulations
  • Service agreements

    8. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Maintenance theories and strategies
  • Statistical process control
  • Economic feasibility
  • Theory of constraints

    9. Relationships, systems:
  • Balancing maintenance, production and profitability 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Apply analytical techniques to identify and solve problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Persuade, influence, lobby for support 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Develop a plan, implement it and follow through without supervision 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Collect and manage data from a variety of sources 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Present information and recommendations 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Apply analytical techniques 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Make sound decisions within the context of optimising maintenance, production and profitability 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary Information:
    How credits were determined:

    Activity Hours Notes
    Classroom learning 60
    On-the-job learning 100
    Self directed learning 60 Assignments, additional reading
    Coaching required 10
    Other 20 Portfolio development
    Total hours 250 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48765   National Diploma: Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods)  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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