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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116962  Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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:
  • Conducting a cigarette brand change-over on a packer to ensure the readiness of a cigarette packer to pack a different brand of cigarette. 

  • 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 and numeracy at NQF level 2
  • Knowledge of the application of quality control on the final product
  • Knowledge of preparing a cigarette packer for production
  • Introduction to the Tobacco Processing Industry 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard with minimal supervision, but with access to work-site procedures and operating instructions.

    The scope of this unit standard deals with a cigarette brand change-over on the cigarette packer for the packing of cigarettes.

    Material includes, but is not limited to, cigarette brand, metalised paper, stamps, adhesives, blanks and shoulder board.

    Equipment includes, but is not limited to, adhesive pot brushes, adhesive applicators, folders, code blocks, drying drum, detectors, conveyer belts and suction cups. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare cigarette packer for change-over. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Running out material according to work site procedures
  • Stopping the machine for brand change-over according to work site procedures
  • Completing packing and quality documentation according to production procedures
  • Receiving raw materials according to work site procedures
  • Removing raw materials from work area according to work site procedures
  • Removing specification cards according to work-site procedures
  • Cleaning relevant machine components according to work-site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct change-over. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Obtaining brand specification card according to shift schedule requirements
  • Changing relevant machine components according to operating procedures
  • Positioning and adjusting materials and machine components according to operating procedures
  • Reporting deviations on raw materials and machine components according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete change-over. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring that all safety and quality detector systems are functional according to work site procedures
  • Starting the machine according to operating procedures
  • Checking that the product complies with new quality specifications according to operating procedures
  • Rectifying and/or reporting quality deviations according to work-site procedures
  • Confirming the conformity of the product according to prescribed quality standards with Quality Assurance personnel 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finalise change-over procedure. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Completing the relevant documentation according to work-site procedures
  • Restoring work area according to work-site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 


    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 at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of control systems and settings on the cigarette packer
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures and associated risks relating to the cigarette packer change-over
  • Knowledge of rectifying quality deviations 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when detecting faulty material and machine components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when receiving materials for a change-over. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when positioning and adjusting raw materials and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information when recording cigarette brand change-over data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when checking machine components and reporting deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation completing the cigarette packer brand change-over. 

    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 
    Assessment Criteria:

    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:

    The reason for continuously monitoring the process for deviations in order to fulfil his responsibility and commitment to the quality of the final product.

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Running-out material
  • Removing and obtaining brand specification card
  • Cleaning applicable machine components
  • Changing relevant machine components
  • Adjusting material and machine components
  • Reporting deviations on quality and machine components
  • Checking that the product complies with new quality specifications
  • Rectifying quality deviations
  • Restoring the work area

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Removing raw materials of the previous brand and applying raw materials of the new brand
  • Ensuring that all safety and quality detector systems are functional
  • Confirming the conformity of the product with Quality Assurance personnel
  • Completing all relevant production and quality documentation


    Values:

    All learners should demonstrate:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care 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
    Core  49078   National Certificate: Cigarette Packaging  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49139   National Certificate: Cigarette Production  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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