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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use mathematical and statistical techniques effectively as a rubber technologist 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12675  Use mathematical and statistical techniques effectively as a rubber technologist 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
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  34 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of rubber technology.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the national diploma in rubber technology.

Qualifying learners can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical and statistical techniques. They are able to effectively use these techniques as required during the course of their work as rubber technologists. 

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 mathematics.
The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already met the requirements of the FET NQF level 4 mathematics standards. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is limited to common commercial rubber applications and is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

The learner should be able to work autonomously. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Discuss and explain a range of mathematical and statistical techniques used. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Discuss and explain a range of mathematical and statistical techniques used in the rubber technology field and applicable mathematical and statistical theory. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Predictions are formulated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:
1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

Understanding confirmed:
1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant and appropriate information is collected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recommendations made are based on customer requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Customer is satisfied with performance criteria of product in use, recommendations made and cost/quality relationship. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Report is compiled. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Recommendations are justified with reference to rubber chemistry and physics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate ability to perform basic differentiation and integration of polynomials and logarithms. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an ability to perform basic differentiation and integration of polynomials and logarithms and use mathematics for chemometrics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Predictions are formulated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant and appropriate information is collected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recommendations made are based on customer requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Customer is satisfied with performance criteria of product in use, recommendations made and cost/quality relationship. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Report is compiled. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Recommendations are justified with reference to rubber chemistry and physics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply mathematical techniques. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Forecast needs
  • Determine optimum parameters
  • Use and work with formulations
  • Quantify productivity gains 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Predictions are formulated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant and appropriate information is collected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recommendations made are based on customer requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Customer is satisfied with performance criteria of product in use, recommendations made and cost/quality relationship. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Report is compiled. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Recommendations are justified with reference to rubber chemistry and physics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform statistical analyses. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Statistical analyses include using graphs, regressions and comparative statistics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Predictions are formulated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant and appropriate information is collected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recommendations made are based on customer requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Customer is satisfied with performance criteria of product in use, recommendations made and cost/quality relationship. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Report is compiled. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Recommendations are justified with reference to rubber chemistry and physics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform costing, estimating and budget calculations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Determine what affects cost (material, process, time, quality)
  • Determine what affects budgets
  • Quantify a process in terms of costs
  • Generate a quotation 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Predictions are formulated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevant and appropriate information is collected. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recommendations made are based on customer requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Customer is satisfied with performance criteria of product in use, recommendations made and cost/quality relationship. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Report is compiled. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Recommendations are justified with reference to rubber chemistry and physics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Cost implications of data collection process are communicated to customer
    2. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and execution of tasks
    3. An ongoing working relationship is maintained with the customer and customer is continuously informed of progress and cost implications

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Raw materials, compounds and final products
  • Purpose of predictions, information collection and obtaining feedback from customers
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation and processing variables on final product properties
  • Customer/supplier/self relationships
  • Liability implications of recommendations
  • Cost/quality relationship
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner 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:
  • Rubbers
  • Accelerators
  • Activators
  • Retardants
  • Processing aids
  • Anti-degradants
  • Fillers

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Raw materials
  • Compounds
  • Finished products

    Purpose of:
  • Predictions
  • Information collection
  • Feedback from customer and adjustment process

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Effects of compound formulation on processing requirements
  • Effects of compound formulation on final product properties
  • Effects of processing variables on final product properties
  • Implications of recommendations process
  • Effect on customer/supplier relationship
  • Cost and quality implications of various recommendations
  • Liability implications of implementing recommendations

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Statistics
  • Data compilations

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable health, safety and environmental legislation, policies and procedures
  • Applicable liability legislation
  • Applicable product quality specifications and requirements
  • Applicable company policies and procedures

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Chemical and physical fundamentals e.g.
  • Specific reactions
  • Rheological properties (flow and viscosity)
  • Optimisation / statistical fundamentals
  • Introductory polymer fundamentals
  • Effect of molecular mass distribution network structure (branching)
  • Glass transition temperature and melting point
  • Vulcanisation (scorch, delay, curing, reversion)
  • Molecular basis for elasticity
  • Fundamentals of reinforcement

    Relationships, systems:
  • Quality/cost relationship of recommendations process and recommendations made
  • Relationship between materials and their properties
  • Relationship between processes and material properties
  • Supplier/self relationship
  • Customer/self relationship 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Determine appropriate formulations and processing requirements for a particular rubber application 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Interact with colleagues and co-workers in collecting and verifying information
  • Interact with customers to meet their requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Manage resources and own time to achieve requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Collect data required and determine formulations and processing requirements for a particular application 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Report recommendations to customer 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Justify recommendations made with reference to rubber chemistry and physics 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Justify recommendations made to satisfy the requirements of quality, cost and customer specifications 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  48765   National Diploma: Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods)  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Fundamental  22774   National Diploma: Rubber Technology  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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