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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Trim, inspect and sort manufactured polymer compound products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376941  Trim, inspect and sort manufactured 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 
Persons dealing with this unit standard learn about trimming, inspecting and sorting manufactured polymer compound products. The required steps of production from the operating bench to sorting the finished product are outlined.

Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Load polymer compound product on to operating bench.
  • Inspect polymer compound product being manufactured.
  • Trim polymer compound product in line with product specifications and process requirements.
  • Sort finished polymer compound product. 

  • 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 
    Load polymer compound product on to operating bench. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Polymer compound products are loaded on operating bench safely in line with product specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in line with industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect polymer compound product being manufactured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Polymer compound product is inspected in line with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for inspection of polymer compound product are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality requirements of polymer compound product being manufactured are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Trim polymer compound product in line with product specifications and process requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools required for trimming are identified in line with product specifications standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Condition of tools for trimming is checked in line with product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Trimming is conducted in line with product specifications and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Trimming is conducted in line with product quality and industry requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Trimmed polymer compound product is inspected in line with product specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Sort finished polymer compound product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Defective products are classified and dealt with according to company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product is labeled in line with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product is sorted in line with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Product is stacked in line with company procedure. 


    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 when loading, inspecting, trimming and sorting polymer compound products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when loading, inspecting, trimming and sorting polymer compound products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my work area when:
  • Classifying defective products.
  • Sorting defective products.
  • Labelling defective products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse information on defective polymer compound products and when sorting finished product. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with key role players using relevant modes of communication when explaining classified defective 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 when using trimming tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when dealing with safety and quality aspects 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
    Elective  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) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.