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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Primary Tobacco Processing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49074  Further Education and Training Certificate: Primary Tobacco Processing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  141  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is aimed at level 4 on the National Qualification Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to obtain competence in specialised tobacco processing namely, maintaining the tobacco process and equipment to improve product quality and the opportunity for learners to grow in this specific field.

The fundamental learning, which learners will acquire, will allow them to be able to compile verbal and written communications and perform basic calculations. This Qualification complies with the objectives of the NQF with regard to facilitating access to, mobility and progression within the tobacco processing industry.

The Qualification focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitude required to progress further in the industry. The intention is to release the potential of people, in order for them to grow, develop and become more competent workers. This Qualification will furthermore add value to the individuals, their workplace and the economy as a whole.


Rationale for the Qualification

This Qualification provides current learners with the opportunity to advance from the Tobacco Production - NQF Level 3 Qualification or for persons entering the Tobacco Processing environment and others to obtain an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in the maintaining of the tobacco processing and the functions thereof. This will ensure a portable, nationally recognized Qualification that will:
  • Improve the quality of safety in the work environment.
  • Optimally utilize resources in the production industry.
  • Lead to transformation in economic growth and social development.

    The typical range of learners is the currently employed, unemployed and other persons, who want to enter a learning programme to obtain a National Certificate in Tobacco Processing at NQF Level 4, to continue building a career path in this industry.

    Improved levels of knowledge and skills lead to greater ability to produce at more competitive costs and better quality, which will impact favorably both on the society and the economy of the country.

    Fundamental learning:
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, and national issue.
  • Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings of life-related problems.
  • Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, critique and prove geometrical relations in two and three-dimensional space in the life and workplace of the audit with increasing responsibilities.
  • Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts.
  • Read, analyse and respond to variety of texts.
  • Write for a wide range of contexts.
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes.
  • Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication.
  • Interpret and use information from texts.
  • Write texts from a range of communicative contexts.
  • Analyse and respond to a variety of literary texts.

    Core learning:
  • Analyse processed tobacco quality
  • Maintain dosing and weighing belt units
  • Maintain a conditioning unit
  • Maintain tobacco transport unit
  • Maintain a tobacco feeder unit
  • Maintain a tobacco silo
  • Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit
  • Maintain a tobacco airlock
  • Function in a team

    Elective learning:
  • Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit
  • Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit
  • Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco
  • Prepare tobacco humectants
  • Control conditioning process
  • Maintain a conditioning cylinder unit
  • Produce cutrag
  • Control cutting process
  • Maintain a lamina and stem cutter
  • Maintain a stem roller 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners:
  • Have attained a National Certificate in Tobacco Production NQF 3 on the National Qualifications Framework.
    OR
  • Have demonstrated competence in a Mechanical background at that level through recognition of prior learning.


    Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

    This Qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Where RPL is required the learner will need to prove applied competence in that specific area in order to obtain recognition of that skill and / or knowledge.

    Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local Qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records. The assessment methods and tools to be used to assess Prior Learning shall be decided upon jointly by the assessor and the learner. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 141credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core component:
  • The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 50 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective component:

    The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 77 credits in a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialization area and Elective Unit Standards at least to the value of 35 credits from the Unit standards listed under that specialization. If the specialization contains fewer credits than the minimum, learners are to choose additional Elective Standards from the other specialisation.

    Total 32 credits:
  • 116906: Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit, NQF Level 4, 8 credits.
  • 116907: Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
  • 114124: Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco, NQF Level 3, 6 credits.
  • 116903: Control conditioning process, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
  • 116914: Maintain a conditioning cylinder unit, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.

    Total 35 credits:
  • ID 114125: Produce cutrag, NQF Level 4, 12 credits.
  • ID 116909: Control cutting process, NQF Level 4, 6 credits.
  • ID 116908: Maintain a lamina and stem cutter, NQF Level 4, 14 credits.
  • ID 116902: Maintain a stem roller, NQF Level 4, 3 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Identify, explain and execute the functions/duties/responsibilities required in the maintenance of tobacco processing machines in order to sustain optimum production levels and minimize down time and product loss.

    2. Describe the functions/duties/responsibilities in the preparation for the conditioning process during product supply, filling of the process lines and blend change-over to ensure required process standards.

    3. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure that conditioning procedures are maintained throughout the process.

    4. Describe the functions/duties/responsibilities in the preparation for the cutting process during product supply, filling of the process lines and blend change-over to ensure required process standards.

    5. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure that cutting procedures are maintained throughout the process.


    Critical cross field outcomes:

    The following reflect the relevance of the critical cross field outcomes applicable to this Qualification.

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Analyse processed tobacco quality
  • Maintain dosing and weighing belt units
  • Maintain a conditioning unit
  • Maintain tobacco transport unit
  • Maintain a tobacco feeder unit
  • Maintain a tobacco silo
  • Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit
  • Maintain a tobacco airlock
  • Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit
  • Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit
  • Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco
  • Prepare tobacco humectants
  • Control conditioning process
  • Maintain a conditioning cylinder unit
  • Produce cutrag
  • Control cutting process
  • Maintain a lamina and stem cutter
  • Maintain a stem roller

    Working effectively with others as a member of a team.
  • Maintain a conditioning unit
  • Maintain tobacco transport unit
  • Maintain a tobacco feeder unit
  • Maintain a tobacco silo
  • Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit
  • Maintain a tobacco airlock
  • Function in a team
  • Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit
  • Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit
  • Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco
  • Prepare tobacco humectants
  • Control conditioning process
  • Maintain a conditioning cylinder unit
  • Produce cutrag
  • Control cutting process
  • Maintain a lamina and stem cutter
  • Maintain a stem roller

    Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Maintain a conditioning unit
  • Maintain tobacco transport unit
  • Maintain a tobacco feeder unit
  • Maintain a tobacco silo
  • Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit
  • Maintain a tobacco airlock
  • Function in a team
  • Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit
  • Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit
  • Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco
  • Prepare tobacco humectants
  • Control conditioning process
  • Maintain a conditioning cylinder unit
  • Produce cutrag
  • Control cutting process
  • Maintain a lamina and stem cutter
  • Maintain a stem roller

    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.
  • Maintain a conditioning unit
  • Maintain tobacco transport unit
  • Maintain a tobacco feeder unit
  • Maintain a tobacco silo
  • Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit
  • Maintain a tobacco airlock
  • Function in a team
  • Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit
  • Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit
  • Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco
  • Prepare tobacco humectants
  • Control conditioning process
  • Maintain a conditioning cylinder unit
  • Produce cutrag
  • Control cutting process
  • Maintain a lamina and stem cutter
  • Maintain a stem roller

    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
  • Maintain a conditioning unit
  • Maintain tobacco transport unit
  • Maintain a tobacco feeder unit
  • Maintain a tobacco silo
  • Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit
  • Maintain a tobacco airlock
  • Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit
  • Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit
  • Control conditioning process
  • Maintain a conditioning cylinder unit
  • Control cutting process
  • Maintain a lamina and stem cutter
  • Maintain a stem roller

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Maintain a conditioning unit
  • Maintain tobacco transport unit
  • Maintain a tobacco feeder unit
  • Maintain a tobacco silo
  • Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit
  • Maintain a tobacco airlock
  • Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit
  • Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit
  • Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco
  • Prepare tobacco humectants
  • Control conditioning process
  • Maintain a conditioning cylinder unit
  • Produce cutrag
  • Control cutting process
  • Maintain a lamina and stem cutter
  • Maintain a stem roller

    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Maintain a conditioning unit
  • Maintain tobacco transport unit
  • Maintain a tobacco feeder unit
  • Maintain a tobacco silo
  • Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit
  • Maintain a tobacco airlock
  • Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit
  • Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit
  • Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco
  • Prepare tobacco humectants
  • Control conditioning process
  • Maintain a conditioning cylinder unit
  • Produce cutrag
  • Control cutting process
  • Maintain a lamina and stem cutter
  • Maintain a stem roller

    Contributing to the personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Function in a team 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Work site procedures and manufacturer's specifications for a tobacco processing machines are identified and explained.
  • Fault finding methods and techniques for a tobacco processing machines are applied in the establishing of functional and quality deviations.
  • Minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for a tobacco processing machines are conducted in accordance with work site procedures and manufacturer's specifications.
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures and manufacturer's specifications for a tobacco processing machines are explained.
  • Environment, health and safety measures are complied with during the implementation of minor repairs, adjustments and maintenance for tobacco processing machines.

    2.
  • Work site preparation procedures are identified and explained
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures are explained
  • The relevant supply, filling and change-over activities are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Procedures for handling equipment and product correctly and according to safety requirements are explained and implemented.

    3.
  • Work site conditioning procedures are identified and explained
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site supply, filling and change-over procedures are explained
  • The relevant activities are performed in accordance with standard processing procedures and quality requirements
  • Procedures for handling equipment and product correctly and according to safety requirements are explained and implemented.

    4.
  • Work site preparation procedures are identified and explained
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures are explained
  • The relevant supply, filling and change-over activities are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Procedures for handling equipment and product correctly and according to safety requirements are explained and implemented.

    5.
  • Work site cutting procedures are identified and explained
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site supply, filling and change-over procedures are explained
  • The relevant activities are performed in accordance with standard processing procedures and quality requirements
  • Procedures for handling equipment and product correctly and according to safety requirements are explained and implemented.


    Integrated Assessment Criteria

    Learners will produce evidence of the following:
  • Verbal and written explanations of reasons for adhering to operational and work site procedures as well as statutory requirements, adhering to specific sequence of operations, identifying deviations, taking corrective actions and recording relevant data, and reporting deviations outside the jobholder's responsibility.
  • Demonstrations of a range of operational actions relating to the maintenance of tobacco processing machinery and applying general safety in the work place.
  • Oral or written questioning regarding the reflexive competencies within the Qualification:

    If the identifying and solving of problems, team work, organising one-self, the using of applied science, the implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems are not clear from the observation a method of oral questioning or a cases study should be applied to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
  • A portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, foundational and reflexive competencies of the learner which may include production and quality statistics.
  • Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
  • Unit standards in the Qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Website benchmarking was done with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Scotland but none could be found. Furthermore, the International Tobacco Industry was also investigated for relevant Qualification information, but even within the Industry, nothing could be found to make Industry specific comparisons. Therefore this could be regarded as one of the first formalised Qualifications in Tobacco Processing. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation includes internal and external moderation of assessments. Internal and external moderation systems must ensure that all assessors conduct assessments that are credible, fair, reliable, consistent, adequate and practical.

    Internal and external moderation systems must provide learning opportunities that are transparent, affordable and enhancing development in the field and sub-field of the National Qualifications Framework.

    The accredited provider with the relevant ETQA must be able to provide internal moderation.

    External moderation will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors need experience in the following areas:
  • Interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting assessment of learning outcomes and design and develop assessments as described in the relevant unit standards. The subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of cigarette packaging.
  • The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • Assessors need to be registered with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  116913  Analyse processed tobacco quality  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  116594  Function in a team  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  116911  Maintain a conditioning unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04  14 
    Core  116905  Maintain a tobacco airlock  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  116910  Maintain a tobacco feeder unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  116904  Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  116916  Maintain a tobacco silo  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  116912  Maintain dosing and weighing belt units  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  116915  Maintain tobacco transport units  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8972  Interpret a variety of literary texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114124  Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116903  Control the conditioning process  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116909  Control the cutting process  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116914  Maintain a conditioning cylinder  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116908  Maintain a lamina and stem cutter  Level 4  NQF Level 04  14 
    Elective  116902  Maintain a stem roller  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116906  Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116907  Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114125  Produce cutrag  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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