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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Bulk fill and close food or beverage products in containers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9071  Bulk fill and close food or beverage products in containers 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of bulk filling and closing of food or beverage products in containers.
  • Prepare to bulk fill and close food or beverage products.
  • Bulk fills and closes a food or beverage product.
  • Perform end of filling and closing procedures.

    This unit standard is for anyone who needs to bulk fill and close food or beverage products in containers.

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner with in the food or beverage manufacturing environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of manufacturing and assembly. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the food or beverage manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    None. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard is for a person working in a food or beverage filling environment who`s responsibility it is to bulk fill food or beverage products in containers.

    The context of this unit standard food or beverage products refer to any type of food or beverage product that can be filled into a bag and still be safe for consumption after the storing period.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is limited in range, repetitive and familiar, no generation of new ideas is needed and a narrow range of knowledge and cognitive skills is applied. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for entry into career-based certification. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of bulk filling and closing of food or beverage products in containers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of bulk filling and closing of food or beverage products in containers is explained according to marketing, hygiene and store control principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The working procedures during the filling and closing process and the basic operating principles of the equipment used for filling of food or beverage products are explained according to equipment operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of quality checks during the filling and closing process is explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The components of the equipment used for filling and closing are identified and the purpose of each component is explained according to equipment operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to bulk fill and close food or beverage products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal preparation is done according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal preparation refers to practices that ensure hygiene, personal and product safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The production schedule for filling and closing is interpreted within scope of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The work area and equipment is prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The product to be filled is received and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Shortages in containers and product are reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The filling and closing equipment is inspected for availability, serviceability, and cleanliness according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Bulk fills and closes a food or beverage product. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Bulk fill and close the product for 30 minutes at an acceptable rate without deviations form the specifications in the filling and closing of the containers.Perform 1 product and 1 packaging material changeovers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The filling and closing equipment is operated and controlled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The food or beverage product is filled and the container closed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality control checks are done on closed products according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Where filling and closing takes place simultaneously with other production processes, it is synchronized according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Common problems associated with filling and closing of food or beverage products are solved within scope of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The filled product and the closed container meets site-specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of filling and closing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Unused containers are handled and stored according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Non-filled product is handled and stored according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The filling and closing equipment and area are cleaned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cleaning equipment and materials are stored in designated areas according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Waste from the cleaning process is handled and dispatched according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Records are kept according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The equipment and area are left in a safe and ready for re-use condition. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions
  • Practical demonstration of bulk filling and closing of food or beverage products in containers. Bulk fill the product for 30 minutes at an acceptable rate without deviations form the specifications in the filling and closing of the containers.
  • This unit standard can be assessed together with first line operational maintenance and process control unit standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    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 which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Solving process related problems within the scope of work in order to ensure product quality.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare to bulk fill and close food or beverage products.
  • Perform end of filling and closing procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Performing personal preparation, workplace and equipment preparation in order to operate the process and equipment according to standard operating procedures.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare to bulk fill and close food or beverage products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Keeping records.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:
  • Perform end of filling and closing procedures. 

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

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Evident in 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.

    Evident in 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 
    Supplementary Information

    Legal requirements:

    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972
  • Health Act, No 63 of 1977
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Standard operating procedures
    Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal and food or beverage safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20198   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Oil and Fat Based Product Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20200   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Oil Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20195   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Oil Refining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20516   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Butter and Butter Related Spreads Technologist  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20517   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Processed Cheese Technologist  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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