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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Monitor the quality of the output 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12654  Monitor the quality of the output 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-06-12  2005-04-13  SAQA 0742/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-04-13   2009-04-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119139  Monitor the quality of the input materials and the manufactured plastic product  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Monitoring the quality of the output of a volume manufacturing process. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level.
If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process which recognises prior learning.
If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • "Output" includes incoming materials or components, raw materials, packaging.
  • "Process" means the manufacturing process where the equipment completes the forming action with limited guidance or control from the learner.
  • Measuring and testing equipment would include rulers, Vernier, micrometers, gauges, scales, pyrometers, go/no go gauges, jigs, master samples, ink and adhesion testers, etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct visual checks on incoming and finished materials, components and product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All defective products are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Changed activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Measure products, components and materials and conduct initial/operational/on-line tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All defective products are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Changed activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise defects and mark or remove defective materials, products or components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All defective products are marked or removed from the production line 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Changed activity 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record production and/or defects and report incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All defective products are marked or removed from the production line 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Changed activity 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Receive and respond to information or communications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All defective products are marked or removed from the production line 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records and reports 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Changed activity 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Regular checks
    2. Total range of checks, consistently done
    3. Correct measuring instruments and equipment selected
    4. Correct and safe use of measuring instruments and equipment
    5. Clean and tidy environment maintained
    6. Quick and appropriate response to change
    7. Records and reports conform to set standards
    8. Timeous, accurate and legible reports

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Quality awareness: cost of non-conformance; quality objectives
    2. Implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components
    3. Need for accurate up-to-date records
    4. Need to report quickly
    5. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment
    6. Impact of not responding or responding slowly to information or communication 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of an Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
  • I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
  • I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
  • I 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 
    Names & functions of:
  • Measuring equipment
  • Quality terminology
  • Defects
  • Quality concepts, eg non-conformance

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Types of defect
  • Types of physical measurements
  • Types of measuring tools and equipment

    Sensory cues:
  • Cues for different defects (what I see, hear, smell, feel)

    Purpose of:
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting incidents and conditions

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of non-conformance
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Basic conversion or manufacturing process

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Testing and measuring procedures
  • Recording and reporting procedures
  • Reading instruments

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Quality standards and specifications

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Measuring units
  • Concepts of quality assurance related to this activity

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between customer needs and product specifications 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Recognise and respond to problems/defects 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • According to procedures, follow regular, consistent, methodical work patterns 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the process and the products
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Record outputs, incidents, measurements
  • Report incidents and conditions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Use measuring and testing equipment and instruments 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Identify and respond to quality problems as part of the quality chain from manufacturing to customer 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119139, which is "Monitor the quality of the input materials and the manufactured plastic product", level 2, credits 12. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49402   National Certificate in Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing (Seamless Hot-Finished OR Welded OR Cold-Formed)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  20888   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-06-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 



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