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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and manage quality documentation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120223  Prepare and manage quality documentation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Plastics Manufacturing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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 
In order for me to perform effectively in the field of inspection and assessment of non-metallics, I will be able to:
  • Prepare, compile and manage documentation related to quality inspection and verification processes.

    I will also know and understand:
  • The relevant standards, regulations and legislation and their application.
  • The role of the documentation in ensuring the quality of the manufactured components.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard in the context of polymer composite fabrication, thermoplastic fabrication or any other non-metallic fabrication.

    The skill, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the Further Education and Training Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallic). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The inspection of thermoplastic and polymer composite fabrications includes inspection of liners, coatings, insulation, attachments and repairs.

    Component/s refers to any aspect of fabrication or installation.

    Quality documentation refers to all quality related documents and includes activity plans, quality controls plans, standard operating procedures, working instructions, forms, reports, pressure test certificates, weld procedures, certificate of compliance, control sheets, etc.

    Further information on the scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interact with manufacturing personnel to plan the quality documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Manufacturing personnel includes any other relevant personnel.

    Quality documentation means all the documents required for the inspection and verification process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    List of contents is developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Format of quality documentation is established or agreed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Established: based on code, standard or customer requirements.

    Agreed: based on internal requirements.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare all quality documentation and draw up a step-by-step activity plan. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Quality documentation includes pressure test certificates, weld procedures, certificate of compliance, control sheets.

    Activity plan includes quality control plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality documentation conforms to all standards and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Activity plan is comprehensive and thorough. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manage the process of collecting and verifying data against the quality documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Activities include materials preparation, manufacturing, inspection, testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All relevant personnel submit data in the required format and at correct times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All collected data is checked, verified and processed correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processed includes filing, inputting into electronic systems.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Anomalies in the data are identified and resolved. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Compile end-of-job quality documentation for manufactured components. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Collate and verify all the documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Redline drawings are updated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality documentation conforms to the built product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All variances and changes in configuration are documented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Sign off project, complete and issue compliance certificates and copy and archive documentation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Complete compliance certificates includes obtaining signatures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documents are completed and stored in accordance with quality management system requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    To obtain credits I must be assessed. The assessment will be based on evidence that I produce. My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will determine:
  • How my assessment is moderated.
  • How I can appeal against the outcome of the assessment.

    Any institution or company which offers learning that will enable me to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.

    My assessment against this standard should meet all the requirements of established principles of assessment. I will be assessed on all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. My assessment will not only be based on observation but also on other evidence which I compile into a portfolio of evidence. I cannot be assessed only on the basis of a written or oral test.

    Assessment should include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations, as well as portfolios of assessment, etc.

    The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge will be assessed in relation to each other. If I am able to explain the items which fall under the heading of essential embedded knowledge, but am unable to perform the specific outcomes, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'. Similarly, if I am able to perform tasks described under the specific outcomes, but cannot explain or justify them in terms of the fundamental concepts, principles and practice relevant to the level of the unit standard that underpins my skill, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'. I will also be assessed on my ability to apply the principles and techniques related to the critical cross-field outcomes, not only in terms of what I can demonstrate, but also in terms of what I know and can discuss.

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

    My assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and even in conjunction with my assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:
  • Names & functions of:
    > Terminology and concepts related to quality management
    > Quality documentation, work instructions, procedures
    > Process control charts
    > Engineering and other drawings
  • Purpose of:
    > Quality management; quality documentation
    > Standards and legislative requirements
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
    > Quality documentation
  • Processes and events:
    > Preparing quality documentation
    > Drawing up activity plan
    > Signing off project
    > Issuing compliance certificates
    > Collating and verifying documentation
    > Updating redline drawings
    > Copying and archiving documents
  • Causes and effects, implications of:
    > Incomplete or inaccurate quality documentation
    > Poor management of quality and process related documentation
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > For preparing quality documentation
    > Drawing up activity plan
    > Signing off project
    > Issuing compliance certificates
    > Collating and verifying documentation
    > Updating redline drawings
    > Copying and archiving documents
  • Sensory cues:
    > Visual cues for recognising anomalies in the data
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > Applicable legislation
    > Company quality policies and procedures
    > Applicable codes and standards
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Configuration management
  • Categories:
    > Documents
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Relationship between the quality of the documentation and the quality of the manufactured components 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Identify and resolve problems related to preparing and managing the quality documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Interact with manufacturing personnel to plan the manufacturing quality documentation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Organise information and documents. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Collect and compile information related to inspection and verification processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Complete documentation.
  • Compile reports. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Describe the role of the documentation in ensuring the quality of the manufactured components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    My assessor will be registered and have a qualification relevant to the field of non-metallics fabrication at NQF 5 or above. My assessor could also be a person registered by a relevant inspection authority. My assessor should be active in the industry and be familiar with the materials, machinery, products and level of technology in which I have contextualised my skills and knowledge. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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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