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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce filter rods 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114123  Produce filter rods 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 3  NQF Level 03  18 
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:

Producing filter rods to ensure quantity, quality and availability to the cigarette production process. 

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 2
  • Knowledge of the application of quality control on filter rods
  • Knowledge of preparing a filter rod maker for production
  • 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 production of standard as well as combined filter rods after the preparing of the filter rod maker for production and before tray filling.

    Materials include, but are not limited to, filter paper, adhesives, acetate tow and printers ink.

    Equipment includes, but is not limited to, cut-off knives, garniture tape, spray booth brushes, ledgers, machine rollers, suction fan filter, garniture folders and cooling-bar. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Commence Production. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring that all safety systems are functional according to work site procedures.
  • Starting the machine according to operating 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:
  • Continuously monitoring the production process for deviations
  • Maintaining the continuous application of materials and equipment
  • Recording correct quality and production data
  • Ensuring that all safety systems are functional
  • Reporting deviations on machine components
  • Attending to stoppages during production
  • Taking immediate corrective actions to rectify quality deviations

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of equipment during production 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Produce filter rods. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Maintaining material supply according to work site procedures.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of equipment according to work site procedures.
  • Attending to machine stoppages during production according to work site procedures.
  • Reporting deviations on 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:
  • Continuously monitoring the production process for deviations
  • Maintaining the continuous application of materials and equipment
  • Recording correct quality and production data
  • Ensuring that all safety systems are functional
  • Reporting deviations on machine components
  • Attending to stoppages during production
  • Taking immediate corrective actions to rectify quality deviations

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of equipment during production 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain process quality. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Monitoring the production process according to quality standards and operating procedures.
  • Checking the product quality according to work site procedures.
  • Taking corrective action to rectify quality deviations according to work site procedures.
  • Recording all relevant production and quality data 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:
  • Continuously monitoring the production process for deviations
  • Maintaining the continuous application of materials and equipment
  • Recording correct quality and production data
  • Ensuring that all safety systems are functional
  • Reporting deviations on machine components
  • Attending to stoppages during production
  • Taking immediate corrective actions to rectify quality deviations

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of equipment during production 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete filter rod production. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Stopping production according to work-site procedures.
  • Running-out material according to work site procedures.
  • Finalising relevant documentation according to worksite 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:
  • Continuously monitoring the production process for deviations
  • Maintaining the continuous application of materials and equipment
  • Recording correct quality and production data
  • Ensuring that all safety systems are functional
  • Reporting deviations on machine components
  • Attending to stoppages during production
  • Taking immediate corrective actions to rectify quality deviations

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of equipment during production 


  • 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 a filter rod production machine.
  • Knowledge of rectifying quality deviations.
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures and associated risks relating to the production of filter rods.
  • Knowledge of the concepts efficiency, waste, and production cost as applied to filter production. 

  • 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 monitoring the production process and when deviations and non-conformatories occur. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team in the process of filter rod production. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when preparing and operating a filter rod maker. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, orginising and critically evaluating information when comparing production data against targets. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion during the process of filter rod production when reporting deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when maintaining the cleanliness of equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation when producing filter rods and maintaining process quality. 

    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.
  • This unit standard has credits in excess of 15. The reason for this is that this unit standard forms the nucleus of a series of unit standards which, in their turn, lead to a total understanding of and ability to operate a combination of production machines. If this unit standard is sub-divided any further in order to reduce the number of credits, the meaningfulness of the applied competencies will be lost to the learner. 

  • 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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.