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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply in process quality control in the manufacturing of surface coatings products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243013  Apply in process quality control in the manufacturing of surface coatings products 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 unit standard is for learners who manufacture or intend to manufacture surface coatings and allied products to specified requirements in a chemical manufacturing environment.

A learner credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Prepare equipment, documentation and self for the quality control processes.
  • Conduct quality control tests.
  • Conduct quality control support activities.

    This unit standard lends itself to articulation into a variety of quality control procedures within the chemical industry. 

  • 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 
  • The range of in process quality control testing is dependent on the type of product and its applications, the manufacturing processes involved, the conditions of manufacturing and standard operating procedures (SOP's) and instructions. Quality control may require one or more of the following tests (but not limited thereto): viscosity (efflux or shear method), temperature, mass per litre or relative density, drying characteristics, colour, visual appearance, hiding power, mass solids, application properties. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to conduct quality control testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understanding of the principles of quality assurance and the purpose of quality control testing is demonstrated and explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation (e.g. batch card) is checked to ensure that the correct material is being tested and that all the required tests are to be carried out as per instructions and /or SOP's. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment required to perform the tests is assembled and ensured to be ready for use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Ready for use means functional, clean, correctly set, safe. Actions to ensure readiness include rectifying or reporting deviations as per SOP's and/or instructions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate PPE is used as and when required as per batch card and/or standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of inadequate preparation are described in terms of the effects on quality of product, productivity, cost and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The GMP principles carried out prior to and during quality control operations are described and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct quality control testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Samples for testing are taken and/or received in accordance with SOP's and/or instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of good sampling techniques are described in terms of method, representative sample, timing and quantity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All required tests are performed timeously and in accordance with standard methods or SOP's to yield results that are within the required limits of repeatability and reproducibility. The methods used are explained in terms of the underpinning technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Results are interpreted correctly and acted upon appropriately, in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of timely and accurate testing results are described and explained in terms of product quality, customer satisfaction, productivity and cost. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct quality control support activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Retained samples of the final products are taken, labelled and handled in accordance with SOP's and/or instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation is completed to accurately reflect the status of each process in accordance with SOPs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and site are cleaned as and when required and equipment stored in accordance with site-specific standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Personal hygiene is applied, in accordance with appropriate GMP practices. 


    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.
  • The relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment, 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 of the unit standard, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Procedures necessary to prepare for quality control processes.
  • Quality control testing in accordance with GMP.
  • Supporting procedures following completion of the quality control process. 

  • 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.
  • Interpretation of results.

    Evident in specific outcome:
  • Prepare to conduct quality control testing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community - no evidence of the CCFO. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Sampling, analysis and reporting of results.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Prepare to conduct quality control testing.
  • Conduct quality control testing. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
  • Reports need to be read at preparation stage, and produced following the sampling of product.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Prepare to conduct quality control testing.
  • Conduct quality control support activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • All three specific outcomes in this unit standard point to the learner being able to use science and technology effectively and critically.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Prepare to conduct quality control testing.
  • Conduct quality control testing.
  • Conduct quality control support activities. 

  • 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.
  • Consequences of poor preparation and poor dispersion technique will need to poor product; under-communication will cause systemic problems.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Prepare to conduct quality control testing.
  • Conduct quality control testing.
  • Conduct quality control support 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.
  • A learner found competent against this unit standard will have developed personally and will have assisted the social and economic development of the society at large.

    Evident in specific outcomes:
  • Prepare to conduct quality control testing.
  • Conduct quality control testing.
  • Conduct quality control support 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 
    Termonology:
  • Personal protective Equipment (PPE) means equipment required to protect the health and safety of persons, such as gloves, masks, respirators, aprons, overcoats, safety shoes, ear protection, and eye protection.
  • Relevant legislation means legislation pertaining to the chemical manufacturing environment. Includes, but is not limited to acts and regulations that control occupational health and safety, water and the environment.
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs) means procedures described in controlled documentation and/or other standard site-specific procedures pertaining to the process and/or equipment being used.
  • Good manufacturing practice means that part of Quality Assurance that ensures that a product is manufactured consistently and controlled to quality standards appropriate to its intended use. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  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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