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

Conduct mould or material trials in volume manufacturing processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12664  Conduct mould or material trials in volume manufacturing processes 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-12-02  2005-04-13  SAQA 1657/04 
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
119163  Conduct tooling, material or equipment trials in plastics manufacturing processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Determining performance of a new mould or material. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities below, at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I have already been assessed and have obtained credits for related activities at this level or below it.

If I have experience in these related activities but do not have such credits, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process which recognises prior learning.

If I do not have such experience, 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 
This standard covers the introduction of any new aspect in the production process. It includes but is not limited to:
  • New moulds, materials or equipment
  • Redesigned tooling, materials, mixtures, compounds or equipment.

    This standard may require me to involve others in the process. They may carry out parts of the trial under my direction. I will be assessed on my ability to brief and advise them. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Collect data for evaluation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data on performance of mould or material. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sample product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Project plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Data sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspection and test results. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Project team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Product cost. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Formulate project plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data on performance of mould or material. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sample product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Project plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Data sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspection and test results. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Project team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Product cost. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select and brief project team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data on performance of mould or material. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sample product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Project plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Data sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspection and test results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Project team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Product cost. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Arrange necessary tools, equipment and material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data on performance of mould or material. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sample product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Project plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Data sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspection and test results. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Project team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Product cost. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Run trials and report on results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data on performance of mould or material. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sample product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Project plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Data sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspection and test results. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Project team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Product cost. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Present final report and recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Data on performance of mould or material. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sample product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Project plan. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Data sourced. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspection and test results. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Project team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Product cost. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Effective plan to test and determine best options
    2. Procedures adhered to
    3. Within timeframes
    4. Accuracy in recording of detail
    5. Co-ordination of the various activities and people involved

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Discuss options
    2. Explain salient features of trial
    3. Indicate areas of concern
    4. Make recommendations on the design or manufacture of the mould or the modification of the materials tested 


    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:
  • Equipment, materials, additives and tooling related to the trial

    Properties, descriptions, characteristics & attributes:
  • Properties of materials

    Sensory cues:
  • Process and process variations (appearance, sound, smell, feel)

    Purpose of:
  • Obtaining and working with base-line information
  • Working methodically and reducing the impact of multiple variables
  • Recording all information

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Impact of changes of any single variable
  • Impact of changes because of the interrelationship of variables

    Procedures and techniques
  • Running trials with a methodical change of variables
  • Determining mathematically or empirically starting points, setting positions and parameters

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Safety and health

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Summarising data (sum, average, difference, deviations, trends)
  • Scientific principles and techniques
  • Relevant mathematics and statistics
  • Relevant engineering and polymeric principles
  • Impact of changing variables on underlying physical and chemical properties

    Relationships, systems:
  • Knowledge of process capability and impact of changes 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems .
  • Anticipate possible problems and plan procedures to limit those problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Co-ordinate efforts of the project team 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Plan a project to test and evaluate unknown situation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Collect data and determine set of parameters for optimum performance
  • Collect data and determine gaps and problem areas 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Brief project team members on their roles in the project plan 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Conduct trials using scientific method
  • Determine effects of new mould or material technology 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems .
  • Determine optimum criteria to satisfy requirements for:
  • Quality
  • Efficiency
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Safety and health 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119163, which is 'Conduct tooling, material or equipment trials in plastics manufacturing processes', Level 5, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20891   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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