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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and implement a manufacturing, installation or service plan 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116788  Develop and implement a manufacturing, installation or service plan 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  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 
In order to implement a new manufacturing, assembly or installation process or a new service programme, a master craftsman would have to:
  • Evaluate the technical, practical, legal, financial and resources implications
  • Incorporate all these considerations into a detailed plan
  • Implement the plan, and monitor and adjust the implementation until the new process or programme is running effectively
  • Work effectively with people at all levels, eg workers, artisans, technicians and engineers, customers, associations, etc.

    In order to do this effectively, learners will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of:
  • All the factors which influence the technology
  • All the latest developments in the field
  • All laws, regulations and standards which govern activities in the field
  • What works and does not work in practice
  • How to influence people and systems in order to prepare for the successful implementation of a new process or programme.

    Learners can be assessed against this unit standard in any of the following contexts:
  • An autonomous or semi-autonomous business unit within a larger organisation
  • Own business.

    Typical examples of such processes or programmes would be:
    1. Manufacture or assembly of a new piece of complex or precision equipment
    2. Maintenance programmes for a complex installation
    3. Installation of complex equipment at a site.

    The skills, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard are closely linked to the skills of:
    1. Financial and market analysis
    2. Designing, prototyping, testing and refining products or services.

    The skills, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Degree in Master Craftsmanship at NQF Level 6. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits for this unit standard assume that learners have an NQF Level 5 Diploma in Master Craftsmanship. They also assume that learners are working towards their qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates all the required unit standards for the qualification at this level, including product and service design principles, project management and financial evaluation tools. In particular the learning assumed in this unit standard assumes skills in designing, prototyping, testing and refining products or services.

    Learning time will increase if learners do not have:
  • A relevant NQF Level 5 qualification
  • Extensive experience in a relevant field.

    Learning time will be decreased if they have experience in this field because:
  • Their learning programmes will be adjusted to build on what they already know
  • They can apply to have their prior learning recognised. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define and describe the product or service specifications. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Specifications include quantity; quality; dimensions or parameters; output rates; materials; determining maximum output rates; targets; safety, health, environmental and quality parameters; resources required for each aspect of the process or service; power requirements; etc
    Describe includes all relevant documentation such as drawings, works instructions, procedures, budgets, works orders, etc 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Completeness of documentation and product or service details 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Information in documents is sufficient, accurate and current 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation conforms to all standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All potential risks are identified and appropriate contingency plans are developed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of lack of detail are explained and discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Procure, prepare and install resources. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Resources include finances, equipment, services such as electricity, water, air, tools, instruments, competent human resources, etc 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Team and site or plant is ready to run a trial or pilot 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preparation and installation processes are completed according to the developed procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Team is briefed, prepared and trained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Timeframes, cost and other targets are achieved 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deviations and problems are identified and corrected 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of incorrect actions are explained and discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Commission equipment, trial or pilot the processes or services and measure the results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Product or service meets specifications in terms of quality and quantity 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measurements are accurate, valid and consistent 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures are followed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Communications and team efforts are adapted to assist achieve objectives 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Deviations and problems are identified and corrected 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of incorrect steps/measurements are discussed and explained 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse results, and identify and implement improvements and corrective actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Process or service is optimised 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate data analysis tools and methods are used 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All relevant documentation is updated and reflects the improvements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Issues related to the analysis of data and to the improvements are explained and discussed 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body, which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will be accredited and have a qualification in Master Craftsmanship at NQF Level 6 or an appropriate NQF Level 7 qualification, with experience of running a small or medium business or autonomous business unit within a larger organisation. Since it is unlikely that there will be sufficient qualified people in the early stages of the life of this qualification, ETQAs should be allowed to make interim arrangements such as:
    1. Assessor panels
    2. People experienced in the field but without formal qualifications, eg current or retired owners of successful businesses or respected managers in organisations

    Learners can be assessed in the language of their choice although if they have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, they will be assessed on their ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

    They will be assessed in a workplace but can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    They can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The activities in this unit standard require an extensive practical experience integrated with a thorough knowledge and understanding of theory and the options related to the technical field. It is assumed that the learners being assessed will have participated in formal structured learning processes to acquire the relevant knowledge. What follows are broad guidelines to the kind of content of such structured learning processes.

    1. Concepts, names & functions of:
  • Relevant technology, processes, equipment, technical specifications
  • Resources needed
  • Markets and products or services

    2. Purpose of:
  • Specifications and plans
  • Procedures and documentation
  • Resources
  • Processes

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Various types of resources
  • Various types of processes, equipment, materials and products

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Visual and manual measurements
  • Interpreting ill-defined or poorly articulated customer needs or requirements
  • Visual and auditory cues from a process

    5. Processes and events:
  • Expected inputs, activities and outputs
  • Problems and risks
  • Typical corrective actions
  • Throughput processes

    6. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Inaccurate measurements
  • Inadequate processes
  • Inadequate or incorrect resources
  • Inadequate or incomplete plans
  • Inadequate corrective actions
  • Poor quality products or services

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Planning
  • Recording
  • Measuring
  • Procuring
  • Negotiating
  • Communicating
  • Calculations

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Relevant legislation, regulations and company procedures, where applicable
  • Relevant industry specifications and agreements
  • Relevant policies and procedures

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Manufacturing principles
  • Design principles
  • Current theory and trends relating to the technology

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • The manufacturing processes in relation to the markets and the environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Product or service quality and quantity
  • Anticipate potential issues, bottle necks and technical problems
  • Ability to recognise own limits and to consult or request relevant advice or assistance 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Co-ordinate the efforts of all related parties including those not under direct control 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Apply a systematic approach to the planning, implementation and evaluation processes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Determine the nature and volume of information to be collected
  • Analyse data for deviations and long-term trends
  • Evaluate technical and equipment information for implications in the planning and implementation processes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Brief, coach and train others to perform new roles or functions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Review, select and apply technical and scientific concepts to a new process or service 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Competitive forces
  • Supply and demand
  • Technical innovation 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information

    How credits were determined

    Activity - Hours - Notes
  • Classroom learning - 32 Hours
  • On-the-job learning - 52 Hours
  • Self directed learning - 10 Hours - Assignments, projects
  • Coaching required - 4 Hours - One-to-one passing on of tips and expert practice
  • Other - 2 Hours - Preparation of portfolios
    Total - 100 Hours
    Credits - 10 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49060   National Degree: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-12-31  EWSETA 


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