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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Solve and address glass forming problems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242924  Solve and address glass forming problems 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
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 
This standard is aimed at people who work or intend to work with glass forming equipment and seek recognition for skills essential for controlling a glass forming process.

Those learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about and be able to solve operating problems using glass related technology.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Identify product quality deviations.
  • Use technology to gather information and resolve quality problems.
  • Identify and quantify the operating variables and raw material properties deviating from the standard.
  • Select solutions.
  • Establish and execute the optimum action to be taken.
  • Implement solutions and carry out follow-up activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Deviations are variations from the specified value or range of values that do not change during normal/stable operation.
  • Trends are changes of values that occur over time (short or long duration).
  • Process and operating specifications are the measurements and indications of all variables monitored during operations including temperatures, pressures, flow rates, power consumption, noise, vibration and visual inspection.
  • Changes are measurements and indications that may occur suddenly or over a period of time including changes within and beyond the limits specified in the (standard) operating instructions.
  • Changes exclude major changes that must be addressed in terms of standard operating instructions or emergency procedures.
  • Quantifying deviations includes amount of change and rates of change of the variable(s).
  • Factors influencing the deviation are the equipment, systems, process operation and other external factors and are specified in specific operating instructions and training.
  • Investigation includes indications of how factors change to influence results.
  • Explanations of probable causes includes the relationship between the technical causes indicated from investigating the factors and the deviations quantified.
  • Explanations include the changes to the variables that are expected to result from changing the factor(s) based on knowledge of glass production processes assumed to be in place. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assess product quality in terms of changes in the process and machine settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Inspection equipment and defect terminology is used in accordance with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Trends in process and operating conditions are monitored, recorded and deviations are quantified in accordance with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Defects are identified in terms of the main types of causes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defect classes are:
  • Thermal.
  • Mechanical.
  • Process deviations.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Establish and execute the optimum action to be taken. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Available technology is used to obtain information and support problem solving process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Factors that influence the deviating variable(s) are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors are investigated to establish deviation from operating `norms`. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Probable cause(s) of deviations are explained in terms of deviation from the norms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select a range of feasible solutions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible actions to rectify deviations from 'norms' are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Expected result from each possible action are explained on the basis of applied process knowledge and experience of the operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate actions are chosen from the possible actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Chosen actions are checked for compliance with the (standard operating) instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement solutions and carry out follow-up activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Chosen actions are applied in accordance with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Changes of variables monitored are noted and recorded in accordance with requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Changes are evaluated against the expected results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate action is taken and results of this action is monitored in accordance with requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Technology related to the glass forming production process.
  • Purpose and application of equipment used in the process.
  • Operation of the process and equipment.
  • Terminology and use of instrumentation.
  • Instrument diagrams and symbols.
  • Measurement, instrumentation and equipment used.
  • Fault finding and problem solving methods and techniques.
  • Policies and operating procedures.
  • Rules, laws, regulations and statutory requirements.
  • Procedures and quality measurement instruments relating to quality assurance. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Assess product quality in terms of changes in the process and machine settings.
  • Establish and execute the optimum action to be taken.
  • Select a range of feasible solutions.
  • Implement solutions and carry out follow-up activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Establish and execute the optimum action to be taken.
  • Select a range of feasible solutions.
  • Implement solutions and carry out follow-up activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Establish and execute the optimum action to be taken.
  • Select a range of feasible solutions.
  • Implement solutions and carry out follow-up activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Establish and execute the optimum action to be taken.
  • Select a range of feasible solutions.
  • Implement solutions and carry out follow-up activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Select a range of feasible solutions.
  • Implement solutions and carry out follow-up activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Evident in specific outcome:
  • Establish and execute the optimum action to be taken. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Assess product quality in terms of changes in the process and machine settings.
  • Establish and execute the optimum action to be taken.
  • Select a range of feasible solutions.
  • Implement solutions and carry out follow-up activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Assess product quality in terms of changes in the process and machine settings.
  • Establish and execute the optimum action to be taken.
  • Select a range of feasible solutions.
  • Implement solutions and carry out follow-up activities. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Terms and definitions:
  • Standard operating procedures: The documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57828   National Certificate: Glass Forming  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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.
     
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