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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Cut lamina 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114130  Cut lamina 
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  10 
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:
  • Cutting lamina to prescribed quality standards to ensure availability for cutrag processing. 

  • 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 during tobacco processing.
  • 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 cutting of lamina and proportional add-back of cut stems after silo bulking and before drying.
  • Equipment includes, but is not limited to, cutting knives, grinding stones, metal detector, dosing and weighing belts, and feeders. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for lamina cutting. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Determining the production schedule according to work site procedures.
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line according to work site procedures.
  • Adjusting production specification settings 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:
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line.
  • Adjusting production specification settings.
  • Ensuring a constant process flow.
  • Monitoring the equipment for serviceability and taking appropriate action.
  • Monitoring the product against quality standards and taking appropriate action.
  • Attending to blockages.
  • Attending to the cleanliness of relevant machine components
  • Informing affected parties.

    The purpose of the following are explained
  • Determining the production schedule.
  • Documenting silo extraction data.
  • Selecting relevant silos.
  • Activating the process line.
  • Commencing cutting.
  • Running out and stopping the process line.
  • Restoring the work area. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Start cutting process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Selecting relevant silos according to operating procedures.
  • Activating the process line according to operating procedures.
  • Documenting silo extraction data according to work site procedures.
  • Commencing cutting 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:
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line.
  • Adjusting production specification settings.
  • Ensuring a constant process flow.
  • Monitoring the equipment for serviceability and taking appropriate action.
  • Monitoring the product against quality standards and taking appropriate action.
  • Attending to blockages.
  • Attending to the cleanliness of relevant machine components
  • Informing affected parties.

    The purpose of the following are explained
  • Determining the production schedule.
  • Documenting silo extraction data.
  • Selecting relevant silos.
  • Activating the process line.
  • Commencing cutting.
  • Running out and stopping the process line.
  • Restoring the work area. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain the cutting process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring a constant process flow according to operating procedures.
  • Monitoring the equipment for serviceability and taking appropriate action according to work site procedures.
  • Monitoring the product against quality standards and taking appropriate action according to work site procedures.
  • Attending to blockages according to work site procedures? Attending to the cleanliness of relevant 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:
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line.
  • Adjusting production specification settings.
  • Ensuring a constant process flow.
  • Monitoring the equipment for serviceability and taking appropriate action.
  • Monitoring the product against quality standards and taking appropriate action.
  • Attending to blockages.
  • Attending to the cleanliness of relevant machine components
  • Informing affected parties.

    The purpose of the following are explained
  • Determining the production schedule.
  • Documenting silo extraction data.
  • Selecting relevant silos.
  • Activating the process line.
  • Commencing cutting.
  • Running out and stopping the process line.
  • Restoring the work area. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete cutting of lamina. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Running out and stopping the process line according to work site procedures.
  • Restoring the work area according to work site procedures.
  • Informing affected parties 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:
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line.
  • Adjusting production specification settings.
  • Ensuring a constant process flow.
  • Monitoring the equipment for serviceability and taking appropriate action.
  • Monitoring the product against quality standards and taking appropriate action.
  • Attending to blockages.
  • Attending to the cleanliness of relevant machine components
  • Informing affected parties.

    The purpose of the following are explained
  • Determining the production schedule.
  • Documenting silo extraction data.
  • Selecting relevant silos.
  • Activating the process line.
  • Commencing cutting.
  • Running out and stopping the process line.
  • Restoring the work area. 


  • 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 lamina cutting process machines.
  • Knowledge of lamina cutting process.
  • Knowledge of control systems and settings on the process line.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance related to lamina cutting.
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures relating to the cutting of lamina. 

  • 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 equipment for serviceability, and product against quality standards and taking appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when determining the production schedule and reporting deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when preparing and executing process activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when monitoring the product against quality standards and taking appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others during the whole process of lamina cutting. 

    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 monitoring the cutting process for deviations and taking appropriate. 

    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  48637   National Certificate: Tobacco 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.
     
    1. Afgri Operations (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 



    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.