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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage production in the relevant workplace in lumber mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264796  Manage production in the relevant workplace in lumber mill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
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 will be useful for people wish to complete a NQF Level 4 Learnership.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Explain reasons for designing and making tooth designing and making tooth profile templates.
  • Design and make profile templates for saws and cutters used in machines in the Lumber Mill.
  • Make saw and cutter tooth profile templates for saws and cutters. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A Learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate:
  • Competence in Mathematical and Communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 3.
  • An understanding of the detail of Saw Doctoring in the Lumber Mill.
  • Skills competencies equivalent to NQF Learnership Levels 3 of Saw Doctoring.
  • Knowledge of workplace procedures, health and safety measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The environment including product demand, quality, quantity, facilities availability, personnel available, planning and initiating procedures in a relevant workplace of a Lumber Mill.
  • All personnel involved in the activities in the workplace.
  • Recording equipment, procedures, data to be recorded.
  • All the prescribed work place procedures and safety, health and environmental management procedures relating to the workplace.
  • All the prescribed procedures for the planning and initiating production runs in the relevant workplace of a Lumber Mill.
  • Methods of data collation and analyses.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 4 and specifically to manage production in a workplace in the Lumber Mill.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. NQF Level 4, is appropriate because:
  • For foundational competence the Learner has to demonstrate a well developed range of skills and the ability to make comparisons and interpret available information.
  • For practical competence the Learner has to show the ability to operate in a number of contexts, some of which may be non-routine, make significant choices from a wide range of procedures and co-ordinate with others.
  • For reflexive competence the Learner has to demonstrate the ability to handle significant responsibility for quantity and quality of the Learner's own output under general supervision, and possibly that of others.

    The nature of the tasks performed, the scope of learning involved and the required responsibility levels, are consistent with those generally defined for NQF Level 4. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and initiate production runs in the relevant workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The production runs are planned and initiated on schedule as prescribed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Product demand, quality, quantity, facilities availability, personnel available, planning and initiating procedures.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Production run produces the prescribed products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The production runs are planned and initiated in accordance with company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Record progress of production runs and quality of output. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Recording equipment, procedures and data to be recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The progress and the quality of output of production runs are recorded in the prescribed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Format of recording facilitate analysis and assure validity of results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recording is done according to company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the data on progress and quality of output achieved as compared to the schedule provided. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Methods of data collation and analyses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The data on the progress and quality of output are analyses in the prescribed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Format of analyses facilitate the drawing of conclusions and making decision. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Adapt procedures, if necessary, to achieve original output targets. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Procedures to adapt production runs and planned output targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production procedures are adapted to achieve output targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Adapted procedures achieve the prescribed production targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct methods are applied in adapting the production procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Analyse data on completed production runs to provide information for future improvements. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Methods of data collation and analyses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The data on completed production runs are analysed in the prescribed format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Format of analyses facilitate the drawing of conclusions and making decision. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An employed individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform, the relevant responsible person in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. An unemployed Learner must arrange with the training provider for assessment.
  • Anyone assessing a Learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • The manner/method and source of providing the learning that will enable compliance with the requirements of this Unit Standard, must be accredited by the ETQA.
  • Moderation of the abovementioned assessment will be performed in the manner and by the moderator(s) accredited for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • Assessment can be performed by means of oral testing, written tests and on-the-job observation. Formative assessment can be carried out during and after achievement of each specific outcome, and summative assessment at the conclusion of the training programme for this Unit Standard. Assessment will take place at a venue or workplace designated by the relevant assessor(s). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Learner will have acquired the detailed knowledge and understanding of and skills relating to:
  • Planning and initiating production runs.
  • Recording progress on production runs and quality of output.
  • Analyse data on progress and completed production runs.
  • Adapt production procedures if required.
  • Competence in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 4.
  • Competence in work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify, compile and initiate production runs to achieve prescribed production targets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Explain the production runs and initiation thereof. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Formulate production plans and adjust when necessary. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collate and analyse data provided to facilitate the drawing of conclusions and making decision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Give reasons for production procedure initiated and for adaptations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Assume full responsibility for quality, quantity, availability of facilities, availability of personnel, planning and initiating procedures. 

    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  66289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FPMSETA 


    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. Gufferty Consulting 



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