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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage work force in relevant work areas in wood preservation plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117273  Manage work force in relevant work areas in wood preservation plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Wood Products 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
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 
This unit standard is for people who can manage the work force in a wood preservation plant, in the areas of material intake, seasoning, processing (preparing) and preservative treatments, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and the environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Guide, communicate with and motivate the work force in the relevant work areas
  • Apply the enterprise's disciplinary and grievance procedures in the relevant work areas
  • Keep employment records of workers in the relevant work areas
  • Train the workers in the relevant work areas (Range: material intake phase, the air seasoning yard, the processing (preparing) area or the treating area) 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A Learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate:
  • Competency in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at NQF 2;
  • An understanding of the basic activities of a wood preservation plant's policies and procedures of the relevant workplace;
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The relevant workplace in the wood preservation plant with all its equipment, tools and instruments to perform the various tasks.
  • Human resource management principles.
  • The relevant labour legislation, grievance and disciplinary procedures of the enterprise and related human resource issues.
  • The enterprise's Workplace Skills Plan.
  • The personnel involved in the training activities in the relevant work areas in the wood preservation plant.
  • The training principles relevant to a wood preservation plant.
  • The work procedures relevant to this workplace.
  • The environmental management principles relevant to this workplace.
  • The OSH Act stipulations relevant to this workplace.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner to an NQF Level 4 competency.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 4, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in a wood preservation manufacturing environment and is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 4 to 8. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Guide, communicate with and motivate the work force in the relevant work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct leadership of the workforce in the relevant work areas facilitates the successful execution of the enterprise's prescribed production programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsible person's correct guidance, communication with and motivation of the workforce results in the prescribed production targets being achieved producing the required products of the prescribed quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The workers in the relevant work areas operate as work teams organised and deployed as prescribed, correctly performing the required production tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The guidance of, communication with and motivation of the workers in the relevant work areas is of the prescribed standard and ensure that the required production targets are achieved. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the enterprise's disciplinary and grievance procedures in the relevant work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The enterprise's disciplinary code and grievance procedures are applied as agreed upon between management and labour. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsible person applying the disciplinary code and grievance procedures execute these measures as per the company policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The application of these measures achieves the required outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    These measures are applied at the correct time and achieve the required results within the prescribed time limits as detailed in the policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Keep employment records of workers in the relevant work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The employment records of workers in the relevant work areas are kept as required in the policies and procedures of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsible person correctly follows the prescriptions of keeping these records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The employment records of the relevant workers correctly reflect the status of every worker. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Keeping the employment records is done in the prescribed time and to the prescribed standards as detailed in the policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Train the workers in the relevant work areas. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Material intake phase, the air seasoning yard, the processing (preparing) area or the treating area 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The enterprise's training programme, as reflected in its Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) correctly addresses the training needs of the enterprise, in the relevant work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsible person correctly executes this training programme in the relevant work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct training is applied to produce workers with the required skills as detailed in the WSP. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The manner in which the training is applied ensures the achievement of the prescribed results. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform, his immediate superior in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for his / her assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be from the
    relevant Education and Training Quality Assurer (FIETA ETQA) through formative and summative assessment by a registered Assessor. Assessment should be contextual and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.

    The relevant NSB and SGB should be notified of any feedback related to this qualification.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable
  • The FIETA ETQA will co-ordinate all moderation activities in accordance with their policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Competency in communication and mathematical skills equivalent to NQF Level 4 requirements;
  • Competency in executing the work force management activity in the relevant workplace in a wood preservation plant, equivalent to NQF Level 4 requirements;
  • The NQF Level 4 learner's responsibilities regarding the safety and health stipulations, the workplace procedures and the environmental management principles relevant to lumber grading. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Listen and understand instructions and verbally report in an effective manner to the relevant person/s. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and verbally report problems detected in the production process to the relevant person/s. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively and efficiently as a team member. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect and record data on the activities performed, for the relevant person/s as and when requested.
  • Collate and analyze production and other data provided by the other workers in the relevant work area, and report the results to the responsible person 

  • 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 
    Outcomes that Learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved:
  • Within the standard time prescribed by the organisation.
  • While following all the safety procedures required by the OSHACT and the workplace.
  • Strictly according to the organisation's work place procedures.

    Values

    The use of tasks and materials in the learning event plan should not discriminate against learners on any grounds prescribed in the Bill of Rights and Employment Equity Act and should promote the orientations outlined in the critical cross-field outcomes. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49083   National Certificate: Wood Products Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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.
     
    1. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    2. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    4. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Vicmat Consultants 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.