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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage and develop the performance of work group members in fabrication activities 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14710  Manage and develop the performance of work group members in fabrication activities 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 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 
The fabrication of plastics products generally requires the joining of plastics components into assemblies. The assemblies are often subjected to considerable stress when in operation and the manufacturing process needs to be consistent and accurate. This unit standard reflects the skills and knowledge required to perform the activities related to the joining process and to demonstrate an understanding of the factors involved.

To qualify, I have to demonstrate that I am able to use the skills and knowledge of the individual work group members effectively and efficiently; assess the contribution and performance levels of work group members; take appropriate steps to remedy identified performance problems; and
recognise new fabrication challenges and prepare and develop the work group accordingly.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Thermoplastic Fabrication (NQF Level 4), National Certificate in Composites Fabrication (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 activities below, at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards. If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Assess strengths and weaknesses of work group members, and plan and allocate work accordingly. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Monitor and record incidents, faults, times and quality criteria 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Assess: informal processes to establish training needs; not a formal assessment for credits or qualifications; can include assessment of individual welders against welding standards
    Work group: those people who are directly involved in the fabrication process and respond to my instructions
    Work group members: include self 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Improved work group performance
    2. Work group members acquire credits and qualifications

    Indicators
    1. Records indicate starting points, plans, actions and improvements
    2. All actions comply with relevant company procedures (or with legislative requirements in the absence of formal company procedures) and do not result in avoidable appeals or industrial relations problems
    3. Knowledge, tips and techniques are shared with work group members

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Issues related to legislation, regulations and company policies and procedures are discussed and an understanding is demonstrated by the response to questions 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor the contributions of work group members. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Monitor the contributions of work group members, identify and respond to performance problems and anticipate new skills or knowledge requirements
  • Identify causes of changes in performance
  • Seek appropriate support from specialists or my superiors where and when needed 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Causes of changes in performance may include: new challenges; different environmental conditions; new or different materials, equipment or tools; external influences; motivational and personal problems; personality clashes; illness; substance abuse; lack of skills or knowledge 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Improved work group performance
    2. Work group members acquire credits and qualifications

    Indicators
    1. Records indicate starting points, plans, actions and improvements
    2. All actions comply with relevant company procedures (or with legislative requirements in the absence of formal company procedures) and do not result in avoidable appeals or industrial relations problems
    3. Knowledge, tips and techniques are shared with work group members

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Issues related to legislation, regulations and company policies and procedures are discussed and an understanding is demonstrated by the response to questions 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use company procedures to carry out tasks related to my work group members. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Procedures: presence or absence, leave, discipline and grievance, performance reviews and reports. In small and micro enterprises where there may be no formal procedures, the procedures should comply with relevant legislation and regulations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Improved work group performance
    2. Work group members acquire credits and qualifications

    Indicators
    1. Records indicate starting points, plans, actions and improvements
    2. All actions comply with relevant company procedures (or with legislative requirements in the absence of formal company procedures) and do not result in avoidable appeals or industrial relations problems
    3. Knowledge, tips and techniques are shared with work group members

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Issues related to legislation, regulations and company policies and procedures are discussed and an understanding is demonstrated by the response to questions 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify skill & knowledge gaps, & plan & implement a programme to close the skill & knowledge gaps. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify and provide appropriate resources
  • Demonstrate and support the acquisition of new skills
  • Identify appropriate courses
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the chosen option
  • Prepare work group members for formal assessment processes 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Gaps: technical skills and knowledge, basic education needs, knowledge and skills relating to quality safety, health, the environment, the business and organisational issues
    Programme: formal courses, informal assistance and coaching, support in implementing what was learned on a course or courses, providing appropriate resources such as documents or data sheets 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Improved work group performance
    2. Work group members acquire credits and qualifications

    Indicators
    1. Records indicate starting points, plans, actions and improvements
    2. All actions comply with relevant company procedures (or with legislative requirements in the absence of formal company procedures) and do not result in avoidable appeals or industrial relations problems
    3. Knowledge, tips and techniques are shared with work group members

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Issues related to legislation, regulations and company policies and procedures are discussed and an understanding is demonstrated by the response to questions 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Maintain records and compile appropriate reports. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Records and reports: regular report requirements related to performance management; human resources management relevant to this level of management; evidence collected for reports and hearings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Improved work group performance
    2. Work group members acquire credits and qualifications

    Indicators
    1. Records indicate starting points, plans, actions and improvements
    2. All actions comply with relevant company procedures (or with legislative requirements in the absence of formal company procedures) and do not result in avoidable appeals or industrial relations problems
    3. Knowledge, tips and techniques are shared with work group members

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Issues related to legislation, regulations and company policies and procedures are discussed and an understanding is demonstrated by the response to questions 


    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 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Work group, performance management, skills development, adult basic education and training
  • Unit standards, qualifications, assessment

    2. Purpose of:
  • Teamwork, performance management, skills development, adult basic education and training
  • Unit standards, qualifications, assessment
  • Procedures, industrial relations processes, unions

    3. Processes, events:
  • Assessing performance and identifying problems
  • Developing and implementing performance improvement plans
  • Evaluating performance improvement programmes

    4. Causes and effects, implications:
  • Changes in behaviour and levels of performance
  • Impact of poor techniques and lack of knowledge on safety, health, quality, customer satisfaction and the environment

    5. Procedures and techniques:
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Assessing skills and knowledge
  • Providing support during learning processes, (coaching, feedback?)
  • Dealing with different styles, cultures and languages

    6. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Related to conditions of employment, industrial relations, skills development, safety, health and the environment

    7. Theory: rules, principles, laws relating to:
  • Role of work group leader, leadership styles and preferences
  • Work group dynamics, individual culture, styles and preferences
  • Learning processes
  • Assessment of performance
  • Fabrication techniques, materials, equipment and end use requirements

    8. Relationships, systems:
  • Understand the relationship between, on the one hand, skills, knowledge, performance and confidence, and on the other, quality of work and quality of life 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Identify and respond to issues of performance
  • Identify causes of changes in performance 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Improving work group dynamics
  • Identifying preferences, styles, skills and knowledge needs 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Assess performance problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Use records to determine problems and identify causes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Provide appropriate information and guidance to assist work group members develop skills and knowledge
  • Compile records and reports 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Balance the personal aspirations of individual work group members and company requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  36153   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  24218   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  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 
    Elective  48765   National Diploma: Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods)  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    2. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    3. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.