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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle filter rod stock 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114118  Handle filter rod stock 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
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
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 learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:
Handling filter rod stock to ensure quantity, quality and availability for cigarette production. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning program for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have :
  • Literacy and numeracy at NQF level 1
  • Knowledge of the application of quality control on filter rods
  • Introduction to the Tobacco Processing Industry 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard with minimal supervision, but with access to work-site procedures and operating instructions

    The scope of this unit standard deals with the handling of filter rod stock from preparing the tray filling unit for production to the dispatch of the filled trays.

    The range of equipment includes, but is not limited to, filter trays, lids, code identification cards, control cards, trolleys, pallets and cleaning utensils 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare tray filler unit for production. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment according to work-site procedures
  • Checking that the tray filler unit is operational according to operating and safety procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment
  • Checking that the tray filler unit is operational according and safe
  • Inspecting the filter rods according to quality standards
  • Providing trays with correct identification
  • Removing filled trays from tray filler
  • Ensuring a sufficient supply of filter rods

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Replenishing the trays on the upper tray station
  • Attending to blockages
  • Recording the relevant data
  • Dispatching filled trays
  • Completing data sheets
  • Restoring work area
  • Ensuring a regular supply of stacking equipment
  • Adhering to statutory requirements.when stacking filled trays in demarcated areas
  • Ensuring rotation of filter rods
  • Dispatching filter rods to filter supply units
    Reporting stock level deviations 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform tray filling. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Replenishing empty trays on the upper tray station according to work site and operating procedures
  • Attending to blockages according to operating procedures
  • Inspecting the filter rods according to quality standards and work site procedures
  • Providing trays with correct identification according to work-site procedures
  • Recording the relevant data according to work-site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment
  • Checking that the tray filler unit is operational according and safe
  • Inspecting the filter rods according to quality standards
  • Providing trays with correct identification
  • Removing filled trays from tray filler
  • Ensuring a sufficient supply of filter rods

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Replenishing the trays on the upper tray station
  • Attending to blockages
  • Recording the relevant data
  • Dispatching filled trays
  • Completing data sheets
  • Restoring work area
  • Ensuring a regular supply of stacking equipment
  • Adhering to statutory requirements.when stacking filled trays in demarcated areas
  • Ensuring rotation of filter rods
  • Dispatching filter rods to filter supply units
    Reporting stock level deviations 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Store filled trays. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring a regular supply of stacking equipment according to work site procedures
  • Removing filled trays from tray filler according to work site procedures
  • Stacking filled trays in demarcated areas according to work site procedures and statutory requirements
  • Ensuring rotation of filter rods according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment
  • Checking that the tray filler unit is operational according and safe
  • Inspecting the filter rods according to quality standards
  • Providing trays with correct identification
  • Removing filled trays from tray filler
  • Ensuring a sufficient supply of filter rods

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Replenishing the trays on the upper tray station
  • Attending to blockages
  • Recording the relevant data
  • Dispatching filled trays
  • Completing data sheets
  • Restoring work area
  • Ensuring a regular supply of stacking equipment
  • Adhering to statutory requirements.when stacking filled trays in demarcated areas
  • Ensuring rotation of filter rods
  • Dispatching filter rods to filter supply units
    Reporting stock level deviations 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Distribute filter rods. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Dispatching filter rods to filter supply units according to work site procedures
  • Ensuring a sufficient supply of filter rods according to work site procedures
  • Reporting stock level deviations according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment
  • Checking that the tray filler unit is operational according and safe
  • Inspecting the filter rods according to quality standards
  • Providing trays with correct identification
  • Removing filled trays from tray filler
  • Ensuring a sufficient supply of filter rods

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Replenishing the trays on the upper tray station
  • Attending to blockages
  • Recording the relevant data
  • Dispatching filled trays
  • Completing data sheets
  • Restoring work area
  • Ensuring a regular supply of stacking equipment
  • Adhering to statutory requirements.when stacking filled trays in demarcated areas
  • Ensuring rotation of filter rods
  • Dispatching filter rods to filter supply units
    Reporting stock level deviations 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete tray filling process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Completing data sheets according to work-site procedures
  • Restoring work area according to work-site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment
  • Checking that the tray filler unit is operational according and safe
  • Inspecting the filter rods according to quality standards
  • Providing trays with correct identification
  • Removing filled trays from tray filler
  • Ensuring a sufficient supply of filter rods

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Replenishing the trays on the upper tray station
  • Attending to blockages
  • Recording the relevant data
  • Dispatching filled trays
  • Completing data sheets
  • Restoring work area
  • Ensuring a regular supply of stacking equipment
  • Adhering to statutory requirements.when stacking filled trays in demarcated areas
  • Ensuring rotation of filter rods
  • Dispatching filter rods to filter supply units
    Reporting stock level deviations 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.

    Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.

    Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Identification and traceability of filters
  • Knowledge of the controls of a tray filler
  • Knowledge of statutory requirements applicable to stacking
  • Hygiene principles applicable to handling filter rods
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures and associated risks relating to the handling of filter rod stock 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems when checking filter rods in filled trays for visual quality faults 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when preparing the tray filler and dispatching filled filter rod trays 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when performing all the functions of filter rod tray filling, and dispatching 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using language skills in the modes of oral and written persuasion when when performing all the functions of filter rod tray filling, and dispatching 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when filling filter rod trays 

    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 
    Values
    All learners should demonstrate :
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principles
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48394   National Certificate: Cigarette Filter Rod Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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.
     
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