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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain the quality assurance system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13235  Maintain the quality assurance system 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
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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  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 manufacturing and engineering.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications.
Qualifying learners can monitor the application of quality assurance procedures in their area of responsibility to maintain the quality system, and develop and adapt quality procedures to address quality problems and/or meet changing requirements. They are able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the quality assurance process and the requirements for maintaining the discipline of the quality system. 

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 quality.
The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learners has already learned to
  • Apply quality procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is required to maintain the quality assurance system as described in the specific outcomes of this standard in his/her area of work. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Monitor quality assurance in area of responsibility 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensure quality assurance procedures are in place
  • Identify need for additional procedures and communicate this need to appropriate parties 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Available quality data in area of responsibility meets requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality assurance procedures in area of responsibility are in place and regularly monitored 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality assurance standards and procedures are adhered to by team members in area of responsibility 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality procedures are developed and/or adapted as required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Reports and documentation on quality are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Instruments used for quality assurance are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor the adherence to quality assurance standards and procedures by team members 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Coach team members in quality concepts where applicable
  • Investigate reports by team members on quality problems and conditions that present a threat to quality maintenance and take appropriate action 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Available quality data in area of responsibility meets requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality assurance procedures in area of responsibility are in place and regularly monitored 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality assurance standards and procedures are adhered to by team members in area of responsibility 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality procedures are developed and/or adapted as required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Reports and documentation on quality are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Instruments used for quality assurance are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain quality documentation and instruments 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Review information and reports for errors and inconsistencies and take appropriate action. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Available quality data in area of responsibility meets requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality assurance procedures in area of responsibility are in place and regularly monitored 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality assurance standards and procedures are adhered to by team members in area of responsibility 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality procedures are developed and/or adapted as required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Reports and documentation on quality are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Instruments used for quality assurance are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate quality procedures, identifying areas of concern and suggest improvements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Available quality data in area of responsibility meets requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality assurance procedures in area of responsibility are in place and regularly monitored 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality assurance standards and procedures are adhered to by team members in area of responsibility 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality procedures are developed and/or adapted as required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Reports and documentation on quality are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Instruments used for quality assurance are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Develop and adapt quality procedures to address quality problems and/or meet changing requirements 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Develop and adapt quality procedures to address quality problems and/or meet changing requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Available quality data in area of responsibility meets requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality assurance procedures in area of responsibility are in place and regularly monitored 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality assurance standards and procedures are adhered to by team members in area of responsibility 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality procedures are developed and/or adapted as required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Reports and documentation on quality are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Instruments used for quality assurance are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Compile reports on quality assurance issues in area of responsibility 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Available quality data in area of responsibility meets requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality assurance procedures in area of responsibility are in place and regularly monitored 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality assurance standards and procedures are adhered to by team members in area of responsibility 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality procedures are developed and/or adapted as required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Reports and documentation on quality are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Instruments used for quality assurance are maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Monitoring activities are consistent and systematic
    2. Quality assurance procedures are regularly reviewed
    3. Team members are kept up-to-date on quality assurance requirements and their responsibilities regarding quality assurance
    4. Quality reports are compiled regularly according to company requirements and agreed procedures
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • Monitoring quality assurance in area of responsibility
  • Monitoring adherence to quality assurance procedures by team members
  • Evaluating quality procedures at regular intervals
  • Developing and adapting quality assurance procedures
  • Maintaining quality documentation
  • Quality reports 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Bodyr (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning.
    The assessor will) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to some one else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.
    The learner will be assessed in the workplace or by simulation, but can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that are not produced in the workplace or by the RPL process.
    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 
    1. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Quality assurance procedures

    2. Processes and events:
  • Implications of failing to adapt quality assurance procedures to

    3. Procedures and techniques:
  • Reporting and documenting activities
  • Monitoring, coaching, evaluating, developing and adapting quality assurance procedures address quality problems and/or meet changing requirements

    4. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable quality standards

    5 Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Principles of quality assurance

    6 Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between relevant and up-to-date quality assurance procedures and customer satisfaction 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to quality assurance issues 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Monitor team members in their approach to quality and coach them as required 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • To monitor quality assurance in area of responsibility 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Related to quality assurance monitoring activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Compile reports on quality assurance issues in area of responsibility 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Apply the principles of quality assurance 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the relationship between relevant and up-to-date quality assurance procedures and customer satisfaction 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  58204   Further Education and Training Certificate: Cable Jointing and Termination  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  57885   Further Education and Training Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  50309   Further Education and Training Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  67649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  50040   Further Education and Training Certificate: Optical Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  49451   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  57898   Further Education and Training Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  65650   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  50560   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49403   Further Education and Training Certificate: Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing (Seamless Hot-Finished OR Welded OR Cold-Formed)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  23259   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  22772   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  20890   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  21013   National Certificate: Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48796   National Certificate: Quality Assurance of Tyre Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48799   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  58580   National Certificate: Aerodrome Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  78525   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58539   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  64411   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Spray Painting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  58861   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58880   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  36153   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  23260   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. ABA Sebenzi 
    2. Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    3. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
    4. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    5. Aranda Learnership College 
    6. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    7. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    8. Bantubanye Skills 
    9. Barloworld Equipment (Pty) Ltd (BELLVILLE) (TP) 
    10. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    11. Beekman Super Canopies (STIKLAND) (TP) 
    12. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    13. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    14. Buscor 
    15. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    16. Capricon Training Consultants cc 
    17. Clein's Technical Training Centre (NELSPRUIT) (TP) 
    18. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Central Office 
    19. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    20. College of Production Technology 
    21. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    22. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE (Witbank)(TP) 
    23. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    24. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    25. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Charles Good Year Campus 
    26. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    27. Eastcape Training Centre 
    28. Ekurhuleni West College Thembisa Campus 
    29. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Kempton Campus 
    30. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Lazarus Nhlapo Campus 
    31. Etata Trading cc T/A ETATA Training (ALTON) (TP) 
    32. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    33. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    34. Franz Falke Textiles (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Glere Skills and Consultants 
    36. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
    37. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    38. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    39. Icando 
    40. Ikaheng Training & Development (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    41. Ikhala Public FET College - Central Office 
    42. Ikhala Public FET College - Queenstown Campus 
    43. Ikhaya Fundisa Technical Academy 
    44. Imperial Technical Training Academy (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    45. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    46. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    47. Inncor Training & Development (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    48. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    49. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    50. ITO Focus Reagile 
    51. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    52. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    53. KALIDEEN MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    54. Kgolo Institute 
    55. Kgotla Trading Enterprise 
    56. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    57. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    58. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    59. Maritzburg Engineering cc (MKONDENI) (TP) 
    60. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    61. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    62. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    63. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    64. Mind Magic Consulting 
    65. MML Consulting CC. 
    66. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    67. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    68. Nkinane Training Institute and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Northlink College - Goodwood Campus 
    70. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    71. Omphi Le Kitso Development And Environmental Planners CC 
    72. Orbit FET College - Mankwe Campus 
    73. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    74. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    75. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    76. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    77. PS Productive Services (WESTVILLE) (TP) 
    78. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    79. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    80. Rankin Training Solutions cc (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    81. Reflections Development Institute 
    82. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    83. Safika Oosthuizens Transport (Pty) Ltd T/A Safika Oosthuizens Training 
    84. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    85. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    86. Shukela Training Centre 
    87. Siemens Ltd (HALFWAY HOUSE) (TP) 
    88. South African ABET Development Agency SAADA 
    89. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
    90. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    91. St Anthony''s Education Centre 
    92. Step Across Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    93. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    94. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    95. The Automobile Association South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MIDRA 
    96. The Crimson CO CC. 
    97. The Grace Institute for Leadership Development 
    98. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    99. TMP Training and Development 
    100. Tovani Traiding 299 
    101. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    102. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    103. Tradesman Consulting and Training Solutions 
    104. Tshwane South Public FET College - Centurion Campus 
    105. TSK Projects 
    106. Umfolozi FET College 
    107. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    108. University of Venda 
    109. Vocational Training Authority (VTA) (ERMELO) (TP) 
    110. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    111. Western Cape Institute of Foundrymen (ATLANTIS) (TP) 
    112. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    113. Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa 



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