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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Test and analyse rubber materials, components and products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12670  Test and analyse rubber materials, components and products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  45 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of rubber technology.

Qualifying learners are able to test rubber samples, analyse the test results and identify root causes of deviations where applicable, make recommendations to maintain and improve product quality and follow up on recommendations. Learners must demonstrate this competence in relation to product verification, product substitution, modified product, modified process and non-conformances. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for rubber technology.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already met the requirements of the National Certificate in Industrial Rubber Manufacturing NQF level 4. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is limited to common commercial rubber applications and is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

The learner should be able to work autonomously. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Evaluate the presented task. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Evaluation of the task includes assessing cost and time implications, outlining the scope of the task and output requirements.

Tasks may include testing and analysing for new product developments, new compound developments, non-conformances, process refinements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Experimental design is determined based on evaluation of presented task. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators:
1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
5. Correct diagnosis is made
6. Documents and reports are accurate
7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

Understanding confirmed:
1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are conducted and reliability of test results confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Report on findings is generated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine experimental design. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Factors to take into account in determining experimental design include task requirements, materials, equipment, types of tests, chemical resources, test location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Experimental design is determined based on evaluation of presented task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are conducted and reliability of test results confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Report on findings is generated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select and/or prepare the required test samples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Experimental design is determined based on evaluation of presented task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are conducted and reliability of test results confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Report on findings is generated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform the experiment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Set up equipment
  • Collect appropriate data 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Experimental design is determined based on evaluation of presented task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are conducted and reliability of test results confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Report on findings is generated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Analyse and interpret data based on the experiment's objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Experimental design is determined based on evaluation of presented task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are conducted and reliability of test results confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Report on findings is generated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Assess the reliability of the test results. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Design further experiments where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Experimental design is determined based on evaluation of presented task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are conducted and reliability of test results confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Report on findings is generated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Report on findings. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Draw conclusions and make recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Experimental design is determined based on evaluation of presented task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are conducted and reliability of test results confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Report on findings is generated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Monitor the implementation of recommendations made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Experimental design is determined based on evaluation of presented task. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are conducted and reliability of test results confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Report on findings is generated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Correct sized samples are prepared for the material, and selected test
    2. Test equipment prepared and set up correctly
    3. Tests are performed in compliance with manufacturer specifications
    4. Data captured accurately and processed correctly
    5. Correct diagnosis is made
    6. Documents and reports are accurate
    7. Information presented in clear and understandable way
    8. No delays are caused as a result of poor planning for conducting tests
    9. Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures are adhered to

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to:
  • Rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry related to testing
  • Types of tests and their applicability
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Faults in the product and failure in service
  • Making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Mixing different chemicals
  • Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner 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 
    Names & functions of:
  • Test equipment
  • Sample preparation equipment
  • Tests
  • Location of key process measurement indicators, e.g. temperature, pressure, power

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Raw materials
  • Components
  • Final products

    Purpose of:
  • Conducting investigations
  • Tests
  • Documenting work done

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Effects of processing on materials
  • Causes, effects and implications of faults in the product and failure in service
  • Implications of making changes to process/product/raw materials, components, tests
  • Effects of mixing different chemicals
  • Legal implications of non-conformance

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Statistical techniques
  • Testing and sampling procedures
  • Techniques for analysing, summarising and presenting data and information
  • Experimental designs
  • Data evaluation and analyses
  • Statistically significant changes in performance of components, materials and products

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable health, safety and environmental legislation, policies and procedures
  • Policies governing customer and supplier relationships
  • Applicable product liability legislation and policy
  • Applicable company policies and procedures
  • International quality standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable rubber chemistry and rubber physics
  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Applicable statistics and mathematics (logarithms, regression)
  • Physical laws of static and mechanics
  • Principles of heat build up
  • Relationship between energy and power
  • Rules of unit conversions
  • Chemometrics

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationships between product properties and resilience and heat buildup
  • Relationship between quality of product and customer satisfaction
  • Relationship between quality of product and productivity 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Establishing the cause of product non-conformances and making recommendations 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others.
  • Liaise with team members and colleagues to source and prepare test samples 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Timeously collecting samples of products
  • Manage resources and my own time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Using scientific techniques and methods to extract data from tests done 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Communicating information in a structured manner in order to effect recommendations 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Apply understanding of rubber chemistry, rubber physics and organic chemistry to interpret test results 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Understand role of testing in the manufacturing process and the effects of my activities on the larger production process
  • Justify my actions as appropriate 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22774   National Diploma: Rubber Technology  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  23260   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  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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