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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Lead workgroup activities relating to material preparation processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13195  Lead workgroup activities relating to material preparation 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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners who are responsible for leading workgroup(s) responsible for material preparation processes require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners will understand the importance of effectively leading workgroup(s) and how this is achieved. This will include identifying problems and taking corrective action.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Industrial Rubber Manufacturing (Mixing, Extruding, Moulding or Calendaring) (NQF level 4) and related qualifications. 

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 producing product in an industrial rubber manufacturing setting.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Prepare materials for rubber production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.

    The learner should be able to work with minimal supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.

    Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for activity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Planning and preparing includes identifying and sourcing job cards and schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Workgroup objectives are set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Allocated work is carried out to scheduling requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Process meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Records are completed and processed and reports are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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 
    Plan, organise and allocate material preparation work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Workgroup objectives are set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Allocated work is carried out to scheduling requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Process meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Records are completed and processed and reports are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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 
    Evaluate achievements of workgroup. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Workgroup objectives are set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Allocated work is carried out to scheduling requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Process meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Records are completed and processed and reports are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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 
    Evaluate achievements of workgroup. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Workgroup objectives are set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Allocated work is carried out to scheduling requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Process meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Records are completed and processed and reports are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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 
    Identify problems and take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Workgroup objectives are set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Allocated work is carried out to scheduling requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Process meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Records are completed and processed and reports are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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 6 
    Complete and process applicable documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Workgroup objectives are set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Allocated work is carried out to scheduling requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Process meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Records are completed and processed and reports are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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 7 
    Report on material preparation process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Workgroup objectives are set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Allocated work is carried out to scheduling requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Process meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Records are completed and processed and reports are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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 8 
    Discuss and explain material properties related to processing and product. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Discuss and explain material properties related to processing and product, and to activities required of the workgroup. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Workgroup objectives are set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Allocated work is carried out to scheduling requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Process meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Records are completed and processed and reports are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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 9 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Workgroup objectives are set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Allocated work is carried out to scheduling requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Process meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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. Records are completed and processed and reports are made. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Objectives formulated are specific, measurable and achievable
    2. Allocated work matches skills with work to be done, maximising use of available skills
    3. Workgroup(s) are informed in a timely manner of scheduling requirements
    4. Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action is taken
    5. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning and failure to identify problems
    6. Reports and records are accurate and clear
    7. Applicable health, safety and environmental procedures are adhered to
    8. Appropriate protective equipment is selected and worn / used by workgroup

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Material properties related to processing and product
  • Determining and allocating workgroup objectives
  • Implications of delays for the production process
  • Solving material preparation related problems in a timely manner
  • 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 
    My 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. 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 
    Purpose of:
  • Setting workgroup goals
  • Allocating work
  • Evaluating workgroup achievements

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Material properties and processing and itheir impact on the product
  • Material preparation process, flow and bottlenecks
  • Production schedules
  • Workgroup skill levels
  • Material preparation process skill requirements

    Sensory cues:
  • Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying problems during the material preparation process

    Processes and events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implication of poor teamwork on material preparation process and product quality

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Goal setting
  • Evaluating team performance
  • Feedback and communication techniques

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation
  • Applicable company policies and procedures
  • Quality standards and specifications

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Scheduling
  • Motivational techniques
  • Communication
  • Performance measurement

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between teamwork and achievement of production schedules 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to the work performed by the team
  • Identify and correct work practices which impact on production flow 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Set team objectives and monitor team performance 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan team activities
  • Manage resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect and analyse information on team performance, and decide on individual coaching and mentoring requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Conduct regular team meetings where team participates actively 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Develop teamwork solutions which enhance the activities performed within the material preparation process
  • Relate role of team in material preparation process in respect to broader manufacturing process
  • Justify my actions as appropriate 

  • 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
    Core  14854   National Certificate: Agric Sales and Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  23259   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  14851   National Certificate: Agri Trade Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  20151   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  23154   National Certificate: Grain Handling Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    3. Cedara College of Agriculture 
    4. Deloitte 
    5. Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute 
    6. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    7. Mpontshe Training 
    8. NWK Beperk 
    9. RCL Foods-Sugar & Milling 
    10. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    11. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    12. Senwes Beperk 
    13. Suidwes Beleggings Eiendoms Beperk 
    14. VKB LANDBOU (PTY) LTD 



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