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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare a filter rod maker for production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114223  Prepare a filter rod maker for production 
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:

Preparing a filter rod maker to ensure readiness for 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 2.
  • 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 preparation of the filter rod maker after supplying raw materials and before the manufacturing of filter rods.

    Material includes, but is 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, printer components and cooling-bar. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Ensure the readiness of the filter rod maker. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Cleaning applicable machine components according to work site procedures.
  • Inspecting condition of equipment 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:
  • Cleaning applicable machine components.
  • Determining filter rod specifications.
  • Confirming raw materials quantity.
  • Informing relevant parties of deviations.
  • Identifying, selecting and securing equipment.
  • Rectifying deviations on equipment/running parts.
  • Reporting deviations on machine components.
  • Documenting relevant data.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Inspecting condition of equipment.
  • Identifying and checking delivered raw materials against quality standards and filter rod specifications.
  • Fitting raw materials to filter rod maker.
  • Completing relevant documentation.
  • Checking and adjusting material and equipment.
  • Restoring work site. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply raw materials. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Determining filter code specifications according to shift schedule requirements.
  • Identifying and checking delivered raw materials according to quality standards and filter code specifications.
  • Fitting raw materials to filter rod maker according to operating procedures.
  • Confirming raw materials quantity according to specified filter rod demands.
  • Documenting relevant data according to work-site procedures.
  • Informing relevant parties of deviations 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:
  • Cleaning applicable machine components.
  • Determining filter rod specifications.
  • Confirming raw materials quantity.
  • Informing relevant parties of deviations.
  • Identifying, selecting and securing equipment.
  • Rectifying deviations on equipment/running parts.
  • Reporting deviations on machine components.
  • Documenting relevant data.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Inspecting condition of equipment.
  • Identifying and checking delivered raw materials against quality standards and filter rod specifications.
  • Fitting raw materials to filter rod maker.
  • Completing relevant documentation.
  • Checking and adjusting material and equipment.
  • Restoring work site. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Position material and equipment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identifying, selecting and securing equipment according to operating procedures.
  • Rectifying deviations on equipment/running parts according to operating procedures.
  • Checking and adjusting material and equipment 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:
  • Cleaning applicable machine components.
  • Determining filter rod specifications.
  • Confirming raw materials quantity.
  • Informing relevant parties of deviations.
  • Identifying, selecting and securing equipment.
  • Rectifying deviations on equipment/running parts.
  • Reporting deviations on machine components.
  • Documenting relevant data.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Inspecting condition of equipment.
  • Identifying and checking delivered raw materials against quality standards and filter rod specifications.
  • Fitting raw materials to filter rod maker.
  • Completing relevant documentation.
  • Checking and adjusting material and equipment.
  • Restoring work site. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete preparing process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Reporting deviations on machine components according to work site procedures.
  • Restoring work site according to work site procedure.
  • 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:
  • Cleaning applicable machine components.
  • Determining filter rod specifications.
  • Confirming raw materials quantity.
  • Informing relevant parties of deviations.
  • Identifying, selecting and securing equipment.
  • Rectifying deviations on equipment/running parts.
  • Reporting deviations on machine components.
  • Documenting relevant data.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Inspecting condition of equipment.
  • Identifying and checking delivered raw materials against quality standards and filter rod specifications.
  • Fitting raw materials to filter rod maker.
  • Completing relevant documentation.
  • Checking and adjusting material and equipment.
  • Restoring work site. 


  • 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 the preparation of a filter rod maker for 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 detecting faulty material, quality and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when preparing the filter rod maker for production. 

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

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when adjusting (commissioning) the filter rod maker. 

    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 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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