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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply productivity principles on a gas installation project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246578  Apply productivity principles on a gas installation project 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this Unit Standard will understand the importance and practical application of productivity principles in a gas installation project.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Explain the concept of workplace based productivity.
  • Establish increased volume objectives for gas installations.
  • Establish reduced cost objectives for gas installations.
  • Establish improved service or product objectives for gas installations.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the gas installations environment, by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for upliftment, social and economic transformation in the gas installation environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at ABET level 4, NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard assumes an existing or new domestic or commercial gas installation site.

    The typical scope of this unit standard includes one of the following but is not limited to:
  • LPG installations.
  • Natural gas installations.
  • Compressed gas installations.
  • Medical installations.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the Unit Standard title, Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the concept of workplace based productivity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    "Productivity" is defined and its purpose and importance in a gas installation environment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits of improved productivity are explained in terms of its impact on the success of a business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The impact on the business should include but is not limited to increased volume, improved services and products and reduced costs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of "inputs" on productivity is explained in terms of workplace productivity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Inputs" should include but is not limited to materials, tools, equipment, skills levels, people, knowledge, systems, management, processes and attitudes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of "conversion processes" on productivity is explained in terms of its impact on the workplace. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conversion processes include preparing a quotation, preparing to perform an installation, different tasks involved in the installation itself, post installation activities and completing final documentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Obstacles for a productive installation environment are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Obstacles include but are not limited to lack of productivity standards, ignorance and misconceptions about productivity, resistance to change, procrastination, risk of failure and interruptions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Establish increased volume objectives for gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work methods and work standards are established in terms of productivity requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Realistic time based productivity objectives are set for each process making up a gas installation project using a detailed work breakdown structure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processes should include but are not limited to preparing a quotation, preparing to perform an installation, different tasks involved in the installation itself, post installation activities and completing final documentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-productive elements are incorporated into the overall productivity goal. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Non-productive elements should include but are not limited to travel time, telephone and e-mail communications and procurement activities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    "Inputs" are analysed in terms of its impact on volume objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Inputs" should include but are not limited to type, quality and availability of materials, type and availability of tools and equipment, skills levels available to perform each process and systems to simplify each process.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Productivity is measured in terms of established work methods and work standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Establish reduced cost objectives for gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Unit processing costs are established in terms of productivity requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Realistic cost objectives are set for each process making up a gas installation project using a detailed work breakdown structure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processes should include but are not limited to preparing a quotation, preparing to perform an installation, different tasks involved in the installation itself, post installation activities and completing final documentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-productive elements are incorporated into the overall cost goals. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Non-productive elements should include but are not limited to travel time, telephone and e-mail communications and procurement activities.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    "Inputs" are analysed in terms of its impact on cost objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Inputs" should include but is not limited to type, quality and availability of materials, type and availability of tools and equipment, skills levels available to perform each process and systems to simplify each process.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Productivity is measured in terms of established cost objectives. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Establish improved service or product objectives for gas installations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Improved service or product options are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Improved service or product options refers to issues such as giving quick quotations, same day and short installation time (e.g. 3 hours), installation features (safety features, no unsightly equipment), good quality of work and improved system performance.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Service standards are established in terms of productivity requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Realistic service standards are set for each process making up a gas installation project using a detailed work breakdown structure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processes should include but are not limited to preparing a quotation, preparing to perform an installation, different tasks involved in the installation itself, post installation activities and completing final documentation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    "Inputs" are analysed in terms of its impact on service objectives. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "Inputs" should include but is not limited to type, quality and availability of materials, type and availability of tools and equipment, skills levels available to perform each process and systems to simplify each process.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Productivity is measured in terms of established service objectives. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 2 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded Knowledge:

    The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Explain the concept of workplace based productivity.
  • Establish increased volume objectives for gas installations.
  • Establish reduced cost objectives for gas installations.
  • Establish improved service or product objectives for gas installations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Describing obstacles for a productive installation environment.
  • Measuring productivity in terms of established cost objectives.
  • Identifying improved service or product options.

    Refer to all Specific Outcome/s:
  • Explain the concept of workplace based productivity.
  • Establish reduced cost objectives for gas installations.
  • Establish improved service or product objectives for gas installations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Maintaining sound relations with the client while setting realistic cost objectives for each process and establishing improved service or product options.

    Refer to all Specific Outcome/s:
  • Establish reduced cost objectives for gas installations.
  • Establish improved service or product objectives for gas installations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Establishing work methods and work standards in terms of productivity requirements.
  • Making effective use of a detailed work breakdown structure to ensure productivity.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Describing obstacles for a productive installation environment.
  • Explaining the benefits of improved productivity in terms of its impact on the success of a business.
  • Analysing "inputs" in terms of its impact on productivity.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Setting realistic time based productivity and cost objectives for each process by preparing the quotation, communicating installation information to the client and completing final documentation.
  • Calculating unit processing costs in terms of productivity requirements.
  • Calculating the cost of non-productive elements into the overall cost goals.

    Refer to all Specific Outcome/s:
  • Establish increased volume objectives for gas installations.
  • Establish reduced cost objectives for gas installations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Understanding how productivity impacts on profits.
  • Understanding how non-productive elements affect productivity.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of productivity in gas installations and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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
    Elective  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


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