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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate and control advanced pet food kibble coating equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116049  Operate and control advanced pet food kibble coating equipment 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of dry pet food coating principles
  • Understand the aspects for the safe operation of coating equipment.
  • Prepare for the coating of a pet food
  • Coat a dry pet food using coating equipment.
  • Perform shutdown procedures after coating is completed

    This unit standard is intended for a person working in the dry pet food industry who has the responsibility of operating an advanced coating equipment in the manufacture of a dry kibbled pet food. 

  • 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, mathematics, physical science and communication skills at or equivalent to NQF level 3.

    Attended a course on Introduction to Pet Food Manufacturing Industry NQF level 1.

    An understanding of General safety in the work place at NQF level 1.

    Cleaning procedures, handling of equipment and chemicals NQF level 1.

    Taking a representative sample. NQF level 2.

    Coat extruded petfood kibbles NQF level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner has to comply with operational and statutory requirements regarding the operation of coating equipment.

    The coating equipment referred to in this unit standard;- is processed controlled, automated, vacuum coaters, high speed coaters.

    Releasing of coated pet food products can only take place if;-
  • Any other process related problems are solved within the scope of work in order to ensure product quality and consistency.
  • Adjustments are made in the process when it does not meet the work site requirements.

    The specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard are performed without direct supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate a sound understanding of procedures for coating a kibbled pet food. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demonstrate a sound knowledge on the principles of coating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Understand the advantages of coating a dry pet food product using advanced coating equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Know the procedures for coating a kibbled pet food safely and effectively according to work site procedures using advanced coating equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Demonstrate a knowledge of the range of different types of coating equipment used in the coating of dry kibbled pet food and a inter comparisons of each. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Have a sound knowledge of the operational input variables of advanced coating equipment and the factors influencing the outcome of the coated product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Have an understanding of the main components of advanced coating equipment and the function of each. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for the coating of a kibbled pet food. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understand of the reasons for the order of startup procedures and the consequences of not adhering to standard site operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conduct first line routine maintenance on advanced coating equipment according to standard operating and work site procedure 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Receiving, maintaining and preparing dry pet food products according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Food product shortages and deviations can be reported according work site procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Coat a dry kibbled pet food using advanced equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Start, operate and control advanced coating equipment according to operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Coat a kibbled pet food efficiently to the required product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Control and record operational parameters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Take samples and handle these according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Understand the consequences of not achieving the desired product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Release coated products for further processing and/or packing according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Keep and maintain work areas during the processing procedures according too work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Understand the need to restore work area according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Understand the consequences of not working according to work site procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of coating procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Shutdown the coater according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Handle sub-standard product according too work site procedures.
  • Clean and sanitize the work area and coating equipment according to work site procedures.
  • Ensure that cleaning equipment is stored in the designated area according to work site procedures.
  • Waste from the cleaning process is handled, stored or disposed of according to work site requirements.
  • Understand the consequences of not adhering to work site procedures
  • Process records are kept according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Shutdown the coater according to work site and safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Handle sub-standard product according too work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Clean and sanitize the work area and coating equipment according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Ensure that cleaning equipment is stored in the designated area according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Waste from the cleaning process is handled, stored or disposed of according to work site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Understand the consequences of not adhering to work site procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Process records are kept according to work site procedures. 


    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 
    Operational manuals for the operation of vacuum/high speed coating equipment.

    Work site operational procedures for the operation and monitoring of coating equipment.

    The principles and practices of coating pet foods.

    New developments in the coating of dry pet foods.

    Manufacturers product specifications (ie. post extrusion additions of liquid and powder ingredients).

    Coating - shift report control sheets and other relative record sheets. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.

    Assessment criteria
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge on the principles of coating.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the ingredients used in the coating of a dry pet food and the purpose of each.
  • Know the procedures for coating a kibbled pet food safely and effectively according to work site procedures using advanced coating equipment.
  • Understand of the reasons for the order of startup procedures and the consequences of not adhering to standard site operating procedures.
  • Conduct first line routine maintenance on advanced coating equipment according to standard operating and work site procedures.
  • Receiving, maintaining and preparing dry pet food products according to work site procedures.
  • Food product shortages and deviations can be reported according work site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.

    Assessment criteria
  • Understand the advantages of coating a dry pet food product using advanced coating equipment.
  • Know the procedures for coating a kibbled pet food safely and effectively according to work site procedures using advanced coating equipment.
  • Understand of the reasons for the order of startup procedures and the consequences of not adhering to standard site operating procedures.
  • Conduct first line routine maintenance on advanced coating equipment according to standard operating and work site procedures.
  • Receiving, maintaining and preparing dry pet food products according to work site procedures.
  • Coat a kibbled pet food efficiently to the required product specifications.
  • Handle sub-standard product according too work site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Assessment criteria
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge on the principles of coating.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the ingredients used in the coating of a dry pet food and the purpose of each.
  • Understand the advantages of coating a dry pet food product using advanced coating equipment.
  • Know the procedures for coating a kibbled pet food safely and effectively according to work site procedures using advanced coating equipment.
  • Understand of the reasons for the order of startup procedures and the consequences of not adhering to standard site operating procedures.
  • Conduct first line routine maintenance on advanced coating equipment according to standard operating and work site procedures.
  • Receiving, maintaining and preparing dry pet food products according to work site procedures.
  • Food product shortages and deviations can be reported according work site procedures.
  • Start, operate and control advanced coating equipment according to operating procedures.
  • Coat a kibbled pet food efficiently to the required product specifications.
  • Shutdown the coater according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Handle sub-standard product according too work site procedures.
  • Clean and sanitize the work area and coating equipment according to work site procedures.
  • Ensure that cleaning equipment is stored in the designated area according to work site procedures.
  • Waste from the cleaning process is handled, stored or disposed of according to work site requirements.
  • Understand the consequences of not adhering to work site procedures
  • Process records are kept according to work site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.

    Assessment criteria
  • Understand of the reasons for the order of startup procedures and the consequences of not adhering to standard site operating procedures.
  • Conduct first line routine maintenance on advanced coating equipment according to standard operating and work site procedures.
  • Receiving, maintaining and preparing dry pet food products according to work site procedures.
  • Food product shortages and deviations can be reported according work site procedures.
  • Coat a kibbled pet food efficiently to the required product specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with others effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes oforal and /or written persuasion.

    Assessment criteria
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge on the principles of coating.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the ingredients used in the coating of a dry pet food and the purpose of each.
  • Understand the advantages of coating a dry pet food product using advanced coating equipment.
  • Know the procedures for coating a kibbled pet food safely and effectively according to work site procedures using advanced coating equipment.
  • Understand of the reasons for the order of startup procedures and the consequences of not adhering to standard site operating procedures.
  • Conduct first line routine maintenance on advanced coating equipment according to standard operating and work site procedures.
  • Receiving, maintaining and preparing dry pet food products according to work site procedures.
  • Coat a kibbled pet food efficiently to the required product specifications.
  • Handle sub-standard product according too work site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others.

    Assessment criteria
  • Understand of the reasons for the order of startup procedures and the consequences of not adhering to standard site operating procedures.
  • Conduct first line routine maintenance on advanced coating equipment according to standard operating and work site procedures.
  • Receiving, maintaining and preparing dry pet food products according to work site procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understands the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Assessment criteria
  • Understand of the reasons for the order of startup procedures and the consequences of not adhering to standard site operating procedures.
  • Conduct first line routine maintenance on advanced coating equipment according to standard operating and work site procedures.
  • Receiving, maintaining and preparing dry pet food products according to work site procedures.
  • Start, operate and control advanced coating equipment according to operating procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Assessment criteria
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge on the principles of coating.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the ingredients used in the coating of a dry pet food and the purpose of each.
  • Understand the advantages of coating a dry pet food product using advanced coating equipment.
  • Know the procedures for coating a kibbled pet food safely and effectively according to work site procedures using advanced coating equipment.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the range of different types of coating equipment used in the coating of dry kibbled pet food and a inter comparisons of each.
  • Have a sound knowledge of the operational input variables of advanced coating equipment and the factors influencing the outcome of the coated product.
  • Have an understanding of the main components of advanced coating equipment and the function of each.
  • Understand of the reasons for the order of startup procedures and the consequences of not adhering to standard site operating procedures.
  • Conduct first line routine maintenance on advanced coating equipment according to standard operating and work site procedures.
  • Receiving, maintaining and preparing dry pet food products according to work site procedures.
  • Food product shortages and deviations can be reported according work site procedures.
  • Start, operate and control advanced coating equipment according to operating procedures.
  • Coat a kibbled pet food efficiently to the required product specifications.
  • Control and record operational parameters.
  • Take samples and handle these according to work site procedures.
  • Understand the consequences of not achieving the desired product specifications.
  • Release coated products for further processing and/or packing according to work site procedures.
  • Keep and maintain work areas during the processing procedures according too work site procedures.
  • Understand the need to restore work area according to work site procedures.
  • Understand the consequences of not working according to work site procedures.
  • Shutdown the coater according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Handle sub-standard product according too work site procedures.
  • Clean and sanitize the work area and coating equipment according to work site procedures.
  • Ensure that cleaning equipment is stored in the designated area according to work site procedures.
  • Waste from the cleaning process is handled, stored or disposed of according to work site requirements.
  • Understand the consequences of not adhering to work site procedures
  • Process records are kept according to work site procedures. 

  • 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 / customer relationships. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48893   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dry Pet Food Advanced Processing Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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