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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct a filter rod code change-over 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114178  Conduct a filter rod code change-over 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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:
Conducting a filter rod code change-over to ensure the readiness of a filter rod maker to produce a different type of filter rod. 

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 a filter rod code change-over on the filter rod maker for the production of filter rods.

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

    Equipment includes, but is not limited to, garniture tape, ledgers, machine rollers, garniture folders and printing die roller. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare filter rod maker for change-over. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Running out material according to work site procedures.
  • Stopping the machine for change-over according to work site procedures.
  • Completing production and quality documentation according to production procedures.
  • Receiving new raw materials according to work site procedures.
  • Removing old raw materials from work area according to work site procedures.
  • Removing identification cards according to work-site procedures.
  • Cleaning 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:
  • Running-out material
  • Removing and obtaining filter rod identification and specification cards
  • Cleaning applicable machine components
  • Changing relevant machine components
  • Adjusting material and machine components
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Checking that the product complies with new quality specifications
  • Rectifying quality deviations
  • Ensuring that cleaning utensils are stored or disposed of.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Removing raw materials of the previous filter rod and applying raw materials of the new filter rod
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Confirming the conformity of the product with Quality Assurance personnel
  • Completing all relevant production and quality documentation 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct change-over. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Determining and obtaining filter identification cards according to shift schedule requirements.
  • Changing relevant machine components according to operating procedures.
  • Positioning and adjusting materials and machine components according to operating procedures.
  • Reporting deviations on raw materials and 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:
  • Running-out material
  • Removing and obtaining filter rod identification and specification cards
  • Cleaning applicable machine components
  • Changing relevant machine components
  • Adjusting material and machine components
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Checking that the product complies with new quality specifications
  • Rectifying quality deviations
  • Ensuring that cleaning utensils are stored or disposed of.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Removing raw materials of the previous filter rod and applying raw materials of the new filter rod
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Confirming the conformity of the product with Quality Assurance personnel
  • Completing all relevant production and quality documentation 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete change-over. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional according to work site procedures.
  • Starting the machine according to operating procedures.
  • Checking that the product complies with new quality specifications according to operating procedures.
  • Rectifying quality deviations according to work-site procedures.
  • Confirming the conformity of the product according to prescribed quality standards with Quality Assurance personnel. 

  • 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:
  • Running-out material
  • Removing and obtaining filter rod identification and specification cards
  • Cleaning applicable machine components
  • Changing relevant machine components
  • Adjusting material and machine components
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Checking that the product complies with new quality specifications
  • Rectifying quality deviations
  • Ensuring that cleaning utensils are stored or disposed of.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Removing raw materials of the previous filter rod and applying raw materials of the new filter rod
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Confirming the conformity of the product with Quality Assurance personnel
  • Completing all relevant production and quality documentation 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finalise change-over procedure. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Ensuring that cleaning utensils are stored or disposed of according to work-site procedures.
  • Completing the relevant documentation 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:
  • Running-out material
  • Removing and obtaining filter rod identification and specification cards
  • Cleaning applicable machine components
  • Changing relevant machine components
  • Adjusting material and machine components
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Checking that the product complies with new quality specifications
  • Rectifying quality deviations
  • Ensuring that cleaning utensils are stored or disposed of.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Removing raw materials of the previous filter rod and applying raw materials of the new filter rod
  • Ensuring that all safety protective systems are functional
  • Confirming the conformity of the product with Quality Assurance personnel
  • Completing all relevant production and quality documentation 


  • 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 maker.
  • Knowledge of rectifying quality deviations.
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures and associated risks relating to conducting a filter rod code change-over. 

  • 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 detecting faulty material and components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when receiving materials for a change-over. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when applying and positioning materials and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, orginising and critically evaluating information when recording change-over data. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when checking components and reporting deviations. 

    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 conducting a code change-over. 

    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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