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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate carton assembly machinery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115182  Operate carton assembly machinery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:
  • Operating carton assembly machinery to assemble cartons for fruit packing. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:
  • Literacy, numeracy and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 2.
  • Knowledge of market requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope of this unit standard deals with operating carton assembly machinery.
  • The specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard should be performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions.
  • Carton assembly machinery: pre-sealing, post-sealing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to operate carton assembly machinery. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Preparing work area according to worksite procedures.
  • Ensuring availability of unassembled carton types and glue.
  • Inspecting cartons that print, cut and size conform to requirements.
  • Inspecting machinery and feed line according to work site procedures.
  • Inspecting glue quantities in machine and set glue temperature.
  • Testing machinery according to specifications and work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Reasons for:
  • Inspecting unassembled cartons for print and size.
  • Performing basic maintenance on machinery as required.
  • Checking machinery and feed line.
  • Performing cleaning of machinery.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Ensuring cartons are folded, loaded and fed into machine.
  • Performing quality checks.
  • Recording interruptions, breakdowns, adjustments.
  • Recording results of assembled cartons, waste and glue usage.
  • Performing basic maintenance on machinery as required.
  • Monitoring gluing and sealing of cartons and adding glue when required. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate carton assemble machinery. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring cartons are folded, loaded fed and into machine.
  • Monitoring gluing and sealing of cartons and adding glue when required.
  • Making adjustments to machine operation as required according to operating procedures.
  • Performing basic maintenance on machinery as required according to manufacturer specifications. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Reasons for:
  • Inspecting unassembled cartons for print and size.
  • Performing basic maintenance on machinery as required.
  • Checking machinery and feed line.
  • Performing cleaning of machinery.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Ensuring cartons are folded, loaded and fed into machine.
  • Performing quality checks.
  • Recording interruptions, breakdowns, adjustments.
  • Recording results of assembled cartons, waste and glue usage.
  • Performing basic maintenance on machinery as required.
  • Monitoring gluing and sealing of cartons and adding glue when required. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor carton assemble process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Performing quality checks on assembled cartons and report deviations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Reasons for:
  • Inspecting unassembled cartons for print and size.
  • Performing basic maintenance on machinery as required.
  • Checking machinery and feed line.
  • Performing cleaning of machinery.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Ensuring cartons are folded, loaded and fed into machine.
  • Performing quality checks.
  • Recording interruptions, breakdowns, adjustments.
  • Recording results of assembled cartons, waste and glue usage.
  • Performing basic maintenance on machinery as required.
  • Monitoring gluing and sealing of cartons and adding glue when required. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete fruit sizing process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Recording results of assembled cartons, waste and glue usage according to work site procedures.
  • Recording interruptions, breakdowns, adjustments made according to work site procedures.
  • Performing cleaning of machinery according to work site procedures.
  • Liasing with relevant parties to ensure cartons are dispatched to required packing lines.
  • Restoring work area according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Reasons for:
  • Inspecting unassembled cartons for print and size.
  • Performing basic maintenance on machinery as required.
  • Checking machinery and feed line.
  • Performing cleaning of machinery.

    Consequenses of not:
  • Ensuring cartons are folded, loaded and fed into machine.
  • Performing quality checks.
  • Recording interruptions, breakdowns, adjustments.
  • Recording results of assembled cartons, waste and glue usage.
  • Performing basic maintenance on machinery as required.
  • Monitoring gluing and sealing of cartons and adding glue when required. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.
  • Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity or at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Principles of quality control.
  • Principles of recycling material.
  • Operating procedures of carton assemble machinery.
  • Basic knowledge of maintenance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems by identifying blockages in machine and taking appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others by coordinating the folding, loading and feeding of carton materials into the carton assembly machine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and activities by ensuring all pre-operational checks are undertaken prior to start up. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by monitoring carton assembly operation and making adjustments as required. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by recording occurrences on shift. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by explaining the principles of carton assembly machine operation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by explaining the importance of packaging to the marketing of fruit. 

    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 
    Values

    All learners should demonstrate:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety principles.
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48848   National Certificate: Fruit Packing and Grading Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    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.
     
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