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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging Operations|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|57694||National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging Operations|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|FOODBEV - Food and Beverages Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|20507||National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging||Level 3||NQF Level 03||121||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
A person acquiring this qualification will be able to produce a packaged food or beverage product by operating, controlling and maintaining a primary or secondary packaging process within a food manufacturing environment whilst applying food safety, personal safety, quality assurance and monitoring critical control points.
This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within the food and beverage packaging environment by providing recognition, further mobility and portability within the field of food manufacturing and sensitive fast moving consumer goods environment.
The skills, knowledge and understanding required to achieve this qualification are essential for the social and economic transformation of the South African food manufacturing environment and will contribute to the upliftment and skills development of the people therein.
This qualification is aimed at learners requiring a qualification in the primary packaging process within a specific food or beverage context.
This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the primary and secondary packaging industry that is expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future.
This qualification, although developed specifically for the food and beverage industry, also provides the flexibility for learners to articulate to other manufacturing environments such as fast-moving consumable products, the pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.
The level of flexibility within the range of electives will allow the individual to peruse a career within an applied technical packaging environment, in the specific contexts of dairy, confectionery, food processing, coffee, tea, spice manufacturing, carbonated soft drinks and distilling and brewing.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
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. Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including previous international or local qualifications, reports, testimonials, mentoring functions performed, portfolios, work records and performance records. As such, evidence should be judged according to the general principles of assessment. Learners who have met the requirements of any unit standard that forms part of this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the relevant ETQA. The applicant must be assessed against the specific outcomes and assessment criteria for the relevant unit standards. A qualification will be awarded should a learner demonstrate that all the exit level outcomes of the qualification have been attained.
Access to the qualification:
Access to this qualification is open. However it is preferable that learners have already completed the following unit standards:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The rules of combination will be:
Fundamental and Core are compulsory components of this qualification and the learner is require to select 48 credits within the Elective component of the qualification and within this component at least 24 credits must be obtained from Primary Packaging.
> 242791: "Operate a coding process on a food automated packaging line", Level 4, 4 Credits.
> 242782: "Operate a Washing Process on a food automated packaging line", Level 3, 8 Credits.
> 242779: "Operate filling process on a food automated packaging line", Level 3, 18 Credits.
> 242777: "Operate a closing process on a food automated packaging line", Level 3, 6 Credits.
> 242778: "Operate a labelling process on a food automated packaging line", Level 4, 10 Credits.
> 242780: "Operate Unpacking Process on a food automated packaging line", Level 4, 4 Credits.
> 242790: "Operate an inspection process on a food automated packaging line", Level 4, 4 Credits.
> 242794: "Operate electronic weigh head system to package products on a food automated packaging line", Level 3, 10 Credits.
> 242785: "Operate a forming, filling and sealing process on a food automated packaging line", Level 4, 18 Credits.
> 242792: "Operate a wrapping process on a food automated packaging line", Level 4, 18 Credits.
> 242789: "Operate hoppers on food automated packaging line", Level 3, 3 Credits.
> 242788: "Operate Packing Process on a food automated packaging line", Level 3, 6 Credits.
> 242783: "Operate packaged pasteurising process on a food automated packaging line", Level 3, 6 Credits.
> 123312: "Operate and control the filling and sealing of cans for food products", Level 3, 12 Credits.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate in a variety of ways in a food and beverage manufacturing environment.
2. Maintain quality assurance and monitor critical control points in a food and beverage packaging manufacturing environment.
3. Operate a context specific range of automated packaging equipment.
4. Solve problems and improve an automated packaging process.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to produce a range of craft fermented products within a craft baking environment whilst applying food safety, personal safety, quality assurance and monitoring critical control points.
The identification and solving of problems, team work, organizing one-self, the using of applied science, the implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish foundational, reflexive and embedded knowledge, problem solving and the application of the world as a set of related systems within the craft baking environment.
A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.
Assessors should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical applied, foundational and reflexive competencies. 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.
|Benchmarking was done against the AQF from Australia, NVQ from England, Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the NQF from New Zealand. These countries were chosen because of the automated nature of their packaging qualifications. It was required to identify qualifications that represented a fast moving automated packaging line. These countries not only have an internationally recognized vocational qualification system but also have developed their qualifications specifically for automated packaging process.
The Australian Qualification Framework contains an equivalent one year qualification in what is known as a composite level programmes:
The Australian Qualifications are packaged in two ways either what is known as 'Single level programmes' where it is assumed that a person on entry has completed the lower level qualification or 'Composite level programs' where the person has not completed a lower level qualification and reflect the minimum requirement and this person would be expected to complete any pre-requisites as additional mandatory units in order to complete the qualification.
The combined qualification in the composite format covers many of the units from the level 2 certificate regarding occupational health and safety and food safety, communication and mathematics. In addition it covers aspects regarding monitoring and implementation of quality systems, food and safety plans and the ability to diagnose and respond to product and process faults.
The units that cover the same aspects as the South African qualifications are:
The qualification covers the same processes although the design of a qualification and a unit standard within the South African context differs from the Australian design.
The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland contains the following equivalent qualification in Packaging operations and Packaging technology:
These are four separate qualifications that are awarded by the Packaging Industry Awarding Body Company accredited by National qualification framework of the United Kingdom. The Level 1 qualification equates to NQF level 2, the level 2 equates to a level approximately between level 3 and level 4 and the Level 3 equates to NQF level 5 and level 4 equates to NQF level 6. Therefore the Level 2 NVQ in Packaging Operations reflects most closely the proposed South African qualification.
The units that cover the same aspects as the South African qualification:
> Working in a team.
> Start packaging operations.
> Respond to incidents, hazardous conditions or emergencies.
> Work safely.
> Control packaging operations.
> End packaging operations.
> Producing product by simple processing operations.
> Providing workplace instruction.
> Communicating information.
> Control materials movement.
> Carry out routine machine changeover.
> Work in aseptic or clean room conditions.
> Work with hazardous materials.
> Prepare and clean area and equipment.
> Contribute to the health and safety of the workplace and the environment.
> Carry out simple sampling operations.
> Carry out simple testing operations.
> Solve processing problems.
The major difference between the UK qualifications and South African Qualifications is the UK deals with all the secondary packaging operations in their Level 1 qualification and all the primary packaging in the level 2 qualification whereas the South African qualification incorporates primary and secondary packing operations in this qualification. Secondly the South African qualification has developed packaging unit standards focused of the specific process i.e. filling labelling closing, washing, packing and unpacking whereas the UK qualification develops the unit standard from the task required of the learner i.e. "start up, control and end". Each alternative has its merits but the UK methodology may exclude potential portability from liquid packaging to confectionary packaging.
The NQF from New Zealand:
There are no qualifications registered at this level but there are 18 Unit standards registered from level 1, to level 6. The level 3 unit standards form electives for the Certificate in Food and Related Products Processing at Level 3.
The unit standards that relate to this qualification are:
There is a significant similarity between the unit standards of this qualification and these unit standards. However, the South African packaging qualification contains additional learning to the New Zealand qualification e.g. Fundamentals (Communication and Mathematical Literacy).
|This qualification will allow a person to articulate to other baking, hospitality or food processing qualifications.
Vertical articulation is possible with the following NQF Level 4 Qualifications:
Horizontal articulation is possible with the following NQF Level 3 Qualifications in the food industry:
|Moderation of assessment and accreditation of providers shall be at the discretion of a relevant ETQA as long as it complies with the SAQA requirements. The ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner's achievements, of learners who meet the requirements of the qualification.
Particular moderation and accreditation requirements are:
Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Any person assessing a learner must be:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 20507, "National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging", Level 3, 121 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||114952||Apply problem-solving techniques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||12315||Demonstrate an understanding of basic machine operations in a manufacturing and or packaging environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||120235||Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of microbiology in a food handling environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||120239||Monitor critical control points (CCPs) as an integral part of a hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||9913||Perform first line maintenance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||14|
|Core||119802||Perform quality control practices in a food or sensitive consumer product operation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed 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||119457||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||119467||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||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||12258||Identify computerised systems in a manufacturing or processing system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||9055||Operate and control the tamperproof sealing of already filled and closed containers||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||242787||Operate Tape Sealing equipment on a food automated packaging line||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||242781||Pack manually||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9322||Work in a team||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||114892||Dispatch stock||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||14665||Interpret current affairs related to a specific business sector||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||13919||Investigate and explain the structure of a selected workplace or organisation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||242777||Operate a closing process on a food automated packaging line||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||242782||Operate a Washing Process on a food automated packaging line||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||123312||Operate and control the filling and sealing of cans for food products||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||242786||Operate cellophaning equipment on a food automated packaging line||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||242794||Operate electronic weigh head system to package products on a food automated packaging line||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||242779||Operate filling process on a food automated packaging line||Level 3||NQF Level 03||18|
|Elective||242789||Operate hoppers on food automated packaging line||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||242783||Operate packaged pasteurising process on a food automated packaging line||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||242788||Operate Packing Process on a food automated packaging line||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||242784||Operate Shrink-wrapping equipment on a food automated packaging line||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||13932||Prepare and process documents for financial and banking processes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||114896||Receive stock||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||242791||Operate a coding process on a food automated packaging line||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||242785||Operate a forming, filling and sealing process on a food automated packaging line||Level 4||NQF Level 04||18|
|Elective||242778||Operate a labelling process on a food automated packaging line||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||242792||Operate a wrapping process on a food automated packaging line||Level 4||NQF Level 04||18|
|Elective||242790||Operate an inspection process on a food automated packaging line||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||242793||Operate the seaming of cans on a food automated packaging line||Level 4||NQF Level 04||18|
|Elective||242780||Operate Unpacking Process on a food automated packaging line||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.
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