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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor the production process of polymer compound products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376922  Monitor the production process of polymer compound products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 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 
This unit standard covers the learning required to monitor the production processes for a range of polymer compound manufacturing products. It provides the necessary steps required to monitor the production process of polymer compound products.

Qualifying learners are able:
  • Determine product quality requirements in a polymer compound production process.
  • Conduct the necessary checks on manufacturing equipment to ensure functionality.
  • Visually inspect elements of the production process.
  • Discuss and explain incidents and problems resulting from the visual inspection of the production process and the quality of the product output. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine product quality requirements in a polymer compound production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Properties of defective products are listed and explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects include but are not limited to:
  • Short moulding, blisters, under cure, contamination.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Possible defects are listed and explained in terms of why they occur and what effect they will have on the quality of the product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications or impact of a defective product to the business are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct functionality checks on manufacturing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-checks on manufacturing equipment are done safely to ensure functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problems identified on manufacturing equipment are recorded and communicated to the relevant parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective action is taken to ensure smooth running of manufacturing equipment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Visually inspect elements of the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Visual checks on in-coming material and finished product are regularly and continuously performed during production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Manufacturing equipment parameters, are checked. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters include, but not limited to pressure, temperature indicators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified deviations are recorded and communicated to relevant parties in line with company, product and industry specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quick and appropriate responses to identified problems are carried out during the production cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Corrective action is taken and communicated to the relevant parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Defective products are marked and or removed from the production line in accordance with product and or manufacturing process specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Describe incidents and problems resulting from the visual inspection of the production process and the quality of the product output. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems related to monitoring of production process are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of such problems to the production cycle and output is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective measures taken are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The way in which action taken is recorded and filed according to company procedures is explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the 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 associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    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 monitoring the production process of polymer compound products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in monitoring the production process of polymer compound products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities in monitoring the production process of polymer compound products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse key requirements for monitoring the production process of polymer compound products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The qualifying learner is able to communicate effectively with key role players using relevant modes of communication when monitoring the production process of polymer compound products. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when carrying out tasks in monitoring the production process of polymer compound products. 

    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  79408   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


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



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