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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Package products in a manual or semi-automated packaging operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12202  Package products in a manual or semi-automated packaging operation 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
This unit standard is for people who work, or intend to work in a packing operation within a manufacturing environment. This unit will contribute towards the achievement of a National Certificate in Chemical Manufacturing at NQF Level 2.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare to pack products.
  • Package products on a semi-automated packing line.
  • Complete packaging activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence at ABET 4 Language and ABET 3 Numeracy. They should also have demonstrated competence against the unit standard: Maintain health, hygiene and safety in a chemical environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Packaging includes: inner and outer packaging of product using various types of wrapping, tying, and adhesive materials and containers, and packing into boxes and/or cardboards, according to prescribed patterns and making use of date code technology. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to pack products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Packaging materials are ready and available in sufficient quantities for the product type, colour and size requirements of the production schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The work environment is clean and free from hazards, in line with documented best practice and standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is worn so that it protects the operator and prevents the product being spoiled. All protective equipment is worn or used as described in the maker's instructions, company policy and safety legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The status of the entire packing line is verified through communication with upstream and downstream personnel, and any problems are rectified before the start of packing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. All equipment is checked to ensure suitability for product to be packaged, and good working order. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Package products on a semi-automated packing line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Product is packaged so that product and materials wastage is kept to a minimum. Where there is waste, it is disposed of in line with standard operating procedures and environmental policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Visual quality checks are carried out to ensure that packaged product meets specifications. Non-conforming product is removed and reworked, in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Consequences of dispatching non-conforming product to the customer are explained in terms of cost to production and consumer satisfaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Packing line problems are discussed, and assistance is provided to team members in order to rectify any errors or jams that have occurred. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Good housekeeping is applied throughout the shift. The work environment is clean and free from hazards in line with documented best practice and standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete packaging activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Packaging of products is completed by the agreed time, and in accordance to production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment used is cleaned and prepared for the next run, in line with the requirements of the product being manufactured, manufacturer's recommendations, and statutory, health, safety and environmental standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Any problems or difficulties that occur after packaging activities are noted, and solutions are developed to improve performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All required documentation is completed accurately, as per organizational or statutory requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Packing patterns. 

  • 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. 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying 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. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48890   National Certificate: Chemical Liquid, Gas Storage and Transfer  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-10-13  CHIETA 
    Elective  36156   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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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