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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9136  Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-10-13  2005-11-30  SAQA 0556/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120238  Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge of collating and shrink-wrapping,
  • prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products,
  • collate and shrink-wrap packaged products,
  • perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures.

    This unit standard is for anyone who needs to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated equipmen

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner within the dairy 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 upliftment within the dairy manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Cleaning procedures, handling of equipment and chemicals.
  • Representative sample taking for quality control purposes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard is for a person working in a packaging environment who`s responsibility it is to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products in the food, cosmetics, chemical, fast-moving-consumer- goods and pharmaceutical environments.

    In the context of this unit standard, collating and shrink-wrapping of packaged products refer to products in many container type that are grouped together in saleable units.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is moderate in range, established and familiar and offers clear choices of routine responses. The learning demand employs basic operational knowledge and readily available information. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification in sub-trades. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of collating and shrink-wrapping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of collating and shrink-wrapping individual packaged products is explained according to marketing, hygiene and store control principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The basic operating principles and shrink phases of shrink-wrapping equipment are explained according to basic scientific principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of quality checks during the shrink-wrapping process is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The components of a shrink-wrapping machine are identified and the purpose of each component is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged 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 collating and shrink-wrapping is interpreted within scope of work. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The packaged products are received and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Shortages in packaging material and packaged products are reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Shrink-wrapping equipment is inspected for availability, serviceability, and cleanliness according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The shrink-wrapping machine's parameters are set according to standard operating procedures and equipment specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters can include:
  • Product and plastic film supply rate,
  • Plastic film tension,
  • Film dimensions,
  • Positions of single products,
  • Air flow and temperature,
  • Temperature and contact time of sealers,
  • Alignment of sealers.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Shrink-wrap groups of packaged products for 30 minutes at an acceptable rate without defects in the shrink-wrapping film. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The collating and shrink-wrapping equipment started up according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The shrink-wrapping equipment is operated and controlled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Packaged products are collated and shrink-wrapped according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Parameters for shrink-wrapping are monitored and controlled according to site-specific procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters can include:
  • Product and plastic film supply rate,
  • Plastic film tension,
  • Film dimensions,
  • Positions of single products,
  • Air flow and temperature,
  • Temperature and contact time of sealers,
  • Alignment of sealers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Quality control checks are done on shrink-wrapped packages according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Where collating and shrink-wrapping equipment is operated simultaneously with other production processes, the collating and shrink-wrapping is synchronized according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Common problems associated with shrink-wrapping are solved within scope of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Shrink-wrapped units meet site-specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The shrink-wrapping equipment is shut down according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Unused shrink-wrapping film are handled and stored according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Non-shrink-wrapped, packaged products are handled and stored according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The shrink-wrapping equipment and area are cleaned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Cleaning equipment and materials are stored in designated areas according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Waste from the cleaning process is handled and dispatched according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Shrinkwrapping records are kept according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. 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.
  • 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 collating and shrink-wrapping of packaged products.
    Shrink-wrap groups of packaged products for 30 minutes, at an acceptable rate without defects in the shrink-wrapping film.
  • 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 the following specific outcomes:
  • Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Perform end so shrink-wrapping 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 the following specific outcome:
  • Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged 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 the following specific outcome:
  • Perform end so shrink-wrapping 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 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120238, which is "Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment", Level 2, 6 credits.

    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 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
    Core  20520   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Fermented Dairy Products Technologist  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20657   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Plant Baking Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  22630   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Yeast Manufacturing Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20199   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Confectionery Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20214   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Dairy Primary Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20194   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Fish and Seafood Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20504   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Fruit and Vegetables Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20196   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Meat Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-03-12  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    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  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  20197   National Certificate: Food and Beverages Processing: Cereals, Snacks, Pasta, Spices, Condiments and Culinary Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-12-02  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    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  20553   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Cottage Cheese Technologist  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20521   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Dried Dairy Products Technologist  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20519   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Frozen Ice Cream and Frozen Ice Cream Related Products Technologist  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20518   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Liquid Long Life Dairy Products 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 
    Elective  20206   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Spray Dried Food Product Technologist  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20514   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Sweetened Condensed Milk Products 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: 
    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. LUCKY STAR 
    2. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Silver Solutions Training Academy 
    5. SUMMERPRIDE FOODS PTY LTD 



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