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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Cigarette Production|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49139||National Certificate: Cigarette Production|
|SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Secondary Agriculture|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||121||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 3 on the National Qualification Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to obtain competence in specialised cigarette production processes and practices, namely preparing for cigarette production, maintaining the cigarette production processes, shutting down and cleaning thereof as well as quality monitoring and providing 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 will allow persons currently in, or aspiring to enter the tobacco processing environment and others to obtain an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in the operation of cigarette production and the functions thereof. This will ensure a portable, nationally recognized Qualification that will:
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 Cigarette Production at NQF Level 3, 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 favourably both on the society and the economy of the country.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|The learner will have appropriate levels of Communication and Languages, Numeracy and occupational competence equivalent to grade 9 (NQF1) standards.
Recognition of prior learning
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?|
|To obtain this Qualification, all fundamental and core unit standards are compulsory.
In addition, a learner must select one of the following combinations from the elective unit standards below:
Access to the Qualification
There are no restrictions placed on learners which may prevent them from gaining access to this Qualification.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Exit Level Outcomes
1. Recall and explain the basic principles, safety procedures and work ethics in the Tobacco Processing Industry in order to meet industry and work standards.
2. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required in the preparation for the cigarette production process during material supply, tobacco filling of the machines and brand changeover.
3. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure the cigarette production procedures are maintained throughout the process.
4. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure the shut-down procedures are adhered to.
5. Explain and carry-out the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure the cleaning of work area and equipment according to requirements.
6. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-cultural manufacturing team.
7. Collect, record and retrieve production related data in accordance with work site procedures.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Integrated Assessment Criteria:
Unit standards associated with this Qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. Assessment should focus in an integrated way on determining the competence of the learner in terms of the overall purpose and title of this Qualification.
The term-integrated assessment also implies that the theoretical and practical components should be assessed together and assess combinations of practical, foundational and reflective competencies.
Assessment activities should be done in real workplace situations and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show that the learner is able to display the competencies to the real work situation.
All assessments should be conducted in line with the following documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, and integration into work of learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.
Learners wishing to be assessed will need to provide evidence of the following:
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.
|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 formalized Qualifications in cigarette production.
|The generic nature of this qualification and the focus on multi-skilling will provide for portability across various sectors in the processing domain. It is envisaged that learners completing this qualification will be employable in fast moving consumers good industries, amongst others such as the sugar industry, tea processing industry and others.
It prepares the learner and form the basis for progression towards other qualifications. The qualification will enable learners to acquire recognised qualifications at different levels across a wide cross-section of skills. This will enable the individual to enter a broad spectrum of career paths and address the needs of the industry in terms of skills required for multi-skilling.
While the qualification will diverge as they progress upwards, there is enough commonality to provide for a solid base of generic skills. The learner will have multiple choices of learning paths and career paths in various technical occupations.
|Anyone assessing a learner against these unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against these unit standards may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|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 production.
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.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||117748||Clean a cigarette maker||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||114134||Depict basic details of the tobacco processing industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||117744||Fill cigarette tray||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||114104||Handle production waste||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||8420||Operate in a team||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||114102||Apply quality control on cigarettes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||114152||Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine`s data processor||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||116962||Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||117746||Prepare a cigarette maker for production||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||117756||Produce cigarettes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||19|
|Core||117749||Shut down a cigarette maker||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8973||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||117747||Laminate tipping material||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||114107||Supply raw materials to production machines||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||114139||Apply quality control on filter rods||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||116953||Apply quality control on the final product||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
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