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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Read and adjust instruments on production or packing equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12317  Read and adjust instruments on production or packing equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of reading and setting processing instruments,
  • Read and interpret measuring instruments on a processing line,
  • Adjust and set processing measuring instruments,
  • Record the measurements of the processing instruments.

    This unit standard is intended for a person working in a production or packaging environment who needs to read and adjust instruments on production or packaging equipment.

    Range: Measuring equipment refers to temperature reading instruments, pressure reading instruments, process speed instruments, counting reading instruments and mass reading instruments.

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner with in the manufacturing environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of manufacturing and assembly. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Required skills and knowledge on:

    Understanding of and use the number system.
    Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational systems, within the context of relevant calculations Maths lit 2001.
    Read and respond to a range of text types.
    Demonstrate knowledge of introductory principles of physics NQF 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context of this unit standard is for anyone who works in a production or packaging environment who needs to perform read and adjust instruments on production or packaging equipment. Instruments can include mass balances, temperature recording instruments, pressuring instruments, speed processing instruments, electronic counters.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is moderate in range, established and familiar and offers clear choices of routine responses. The learning demand employs basic operational knowledge and readily available information. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification in sub-trades. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of reading and setting processing instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The basic science and technology that processing instruments operates on are explained according to scientific principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic science and technology refer to pressure, temperature, density, viscosity, and photocells.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of setting and adjusting values on processing instruments are explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of calibrating processing instruments is explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The procedures of identifying faulty equipment are identified according to standard operating procedures and problem solving principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Read and interpret measuring instruments on a processing line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The output specifications for the measuring equipments on the processing line are interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The measurement of the measuring equipment are interpreted and correlated with the standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The measurement on the measuring equipment is measured without error. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adjust and set processing measuring instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Measuring equipment are set and adjusted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Changed settings and functions are locked according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Problems during adjusting and setting measuring equipment are identified and solved within scope of work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record the measurements of the processing instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Results are recorded according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The specifications for the measurements and settings are identified according to site-specific standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Deviations from the specifications are explained according to standard operating principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The potential causes of recording inaccurately are explained according to standard record keeping principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The purpose of accurate documentation is explained according to standard operating and record keeping principles. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Practical demonstration of 2 reading and setting of instruments on a production or packaging equipment.
  • This unit standard can be assessed with process control unit standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    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 response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Identifying and solving problems within scope of work.

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

    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:

    Legal requirements:
    Applicable legislative relevant to the production or packaging environment.

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Terminology & Clarification/explanation/definition:

    Standard operating procedures:
    Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal and equipment safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78527   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  48725   National Certificate: Explosives Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-04-07  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20508   National Certificate Food and Beverages Processing: Soft Drinks Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20507   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.