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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture injection moulding products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376944  Manufacture injection moulding products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 standards is intended to develop the knowledge and skills required to manufacture rubber products through injection moulding techniques. It outlines the basic steps required in order to reach optimum levels of production.

Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Obtain strip from source to commence the manufacturing of moulded products.
  • Feed rubber into injection mould for manufacturing.
  • Remove product from mould to complete the process.
  • Store product according to company procedures and in lie with product specifications. 

  • 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 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Obtain strip from source to commence the manufacturing of moulded products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Strip is obtained in line with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Strip material obtained meets product specifications for quantity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strip material is checked to ensure it meets product specifications for quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strip material is assembled in line with product specifications and according to company procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Feed rubber into injection mould for manufacturing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rubber strip is fed correctly into injection mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consequences of incorrect feed are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Processing time is explained in terms of impact on the product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Processing is done in such a way that jams and breakage are prevented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Remove product from mould to complete the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal Protective Clothing is worn to ensure personal safety during operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product is removed safely from mould to prevent damage or distortion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Removed product is cleaned according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Store product according to company procedures and in line with product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct storage procedure is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product is labeled according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product is stored according to company's procedures. 


    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:
  • Feeding strip in injection mould.
  • Removing strip from mould. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when:
  • Feeding strip in injection mould.
  • Removing strip from mould.
  • Storing product according to company's procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities when:
  • Preparing to feed strip in injection mould.
  • Storing product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse information about possible causes of defects products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The qualifying learner is able to communicate effectively with key role players using relevant modes of communication when:
  • Explaining impact of incorrect processing time to the product. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when storing product safely. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this Qualification must be registered with the relevant ETQA as an assessor.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the policies and guidelines for assessment of that ETQA, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and between various ETQA's (including professional bodies).

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    The options as listed above provide the opportunity to ensure that assessment and moderation can be transparent, affordable, valid reliable and non-discriminatory.

    For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this qualification, the applicant needs:
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • To be in possession of the relevant qualification.
  • To have sufficient relevant experience.
  • To have the appropriate qualification to assess communication and mathematical literacy. 

  • 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) 



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