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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supply filter rods to cigarette making machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114122  Supply filter rods to cigarette making machines 
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:
  • Supplying filter rods to a cigarette maker to ensure quantity, quality and availability for cigarette production. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    To enter a learning programme 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 supply of filter rods from the stacking area to the cigarette maker. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare filter rod tray unloader for production. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional according to work site procedures
  • Checking the availability of the correct filter rods according to work site procedures and the production schedule
  • Ensuring that the correct specification card is available according to work site procedures and the production schedule 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Loading the correct filter rods
  • Collecting and retaining code identification cards
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Maintaining the feeding process effectively
  • Attending immediately to stoppages
  • Taking immediate corrective actions to rectify quality deviations

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Monitoring the production process
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of components during filter feeding 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Supply filter rods. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Starting the machine according to operating procedures
  • Monitoring the feeding process according to operating procedures
  • Rectifying the causes of machine stoppages according to operating procedures
  • Replenishing the tray unloader`s hopper with filter rods according to operating procedures
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of critical machine components according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Loading the correct filter rods
  • Collecting and retaining code identification cards
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Maintaining the feeding process effectively
  • Attending immediately to stoppages
  • Taking immediate corrective actions to rectify quality deviations

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Monitoring the production process
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of components during filter feeding 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Check filter quality. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Inspecting the product for deviations according to quality standards
  • Taking corrective action according to quality standards and operating procedures
  • Collecting and retaining filter rod code identification cards according to work-site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Loading the correct filter rods
  • Collecting and retaining code identification cards
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Maintaining the feeding process effectively
  • Attending immediately to stoppages
  • Taking immediate corrective actions to rectify quality deviations

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Monitoring the production process
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of components during filter feeding 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    End filter rod supply. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Stopping the filter feed process according to operating procedures
  • Running-out filter rods according to work site procedures
  • Restore the work area according to work-site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Loading the correct filter rods
  • Collecting and retaining code identification cards
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Maintaining the feeding process effectively
  • Attending immediately to stoppages
  • Taking immediate corrective actions to rectify quality deviations

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Monitoring the production process
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of components during filter feeding 


  • 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 
  • Knowledge of control systems and settings on the filter rod tray unloader
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures and associated risks relating to the filter rod feed process 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made 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 filter rod tray unloader and feeding filter rods to cigarette maker. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when performing the supply and dispatch functions of the filter rod tray unloader. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral persuasion when reporting quality deviations and documenting production data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when preparing and cleaning the filter rod tray unloader. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when inspecting filter rods and reporting quality deviations. 

    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 
    Value:

    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
    Elective  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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