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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Optimise an industrial rubber manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13199  Optimise an industrial rubber manufacturing process 
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  24 
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 
Learners who are involved in optimising industrial rubber manufacturing processes require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.
Qualifying learners will understand all the elements of industrial rubber manufacturing processes. They will understand how to collect and analyse results, generate optimisation plans and how this is achieved. This will include adjusting and updating operating procedures.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Industrial Rubber Manufacturing (Mixing, Extruding, Moulding or Calendaring) (NQF level 5) and related qualifications. 

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 producing product in an industrial rubber manufacturing skills setting.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Maintain production efficiencies in rubber manufacturing processes 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
    The learner should be able to work autonomously with no supervision and according to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
    Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Analyse production data and identify opportunities for improvement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Data includes historical, customer complaints, machine process data / records, product data, product specification, test results, workgroup reports.
  • Grouped and summarised data includes trends, grouping / clustering of results, graphs, limits (e.g. highs, lows, averages), visual aids (e.g. charts and scatter grams) 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Options are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are attended to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Record of adjustments is available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Operational procedures are updated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Accurate reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Results achieved
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted
    2. Options are listed
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group
    5. Problems are attended to
    6. Record of adjustments is available
    7. Operational procedures are updated
    8. Accurate reports are available

    Indicators
    1. Data is
  • comprehensive
  • organised logically and systematically
  • stored in an accessible way
  • arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Generate and test options to achieve improvement. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Test options include discussion, research (e.g. check if others have tried this), simulate, obtain opinions and run trials.
  • Indicators include data arranged "to tell the story". 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Options are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are attended to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Record of adjustments is available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Operational procedures are updated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Accurate reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Results achieved
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted
    2. Options are listed
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group
    5. Problems are attended to
    6. Record of adjustments is available
    7. Operational procedures are updated
    8. Accurate reports are available

    Indicators
    1. Data is
  • comprehensive
  • organised logically and systematically
  • stored in an accessible way
  • arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Generate plan for optimisation, brief work group and implement plan. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Optimisation includes improving the efficiency of the plant and process, developing skills, effective use of resources and reducing overall cost, testing the bounds of the unknown and finding new ways of creating improvement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Options are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are attended to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Record of adjustments is available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Operational procedures are updated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Accurate reports are available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Results achieved
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted
    2. Options are listed
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group
    5. Problems are attended to
    6. Record of adjustments is available
    7. Operational procedures are updated
    8. Accurate reports are available

    Indicators
    1. Data is
  • comprehensive
  • organised logically and systematically
  • stored in an accessible way
  • arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Collect and evaluate results and review and adjust the optimisation process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Collect and evaluate results and review and adjust the optimisation process until objectives have been achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Options are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are attended to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Record of adjustments is available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Operational procedures are updated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Accurate reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Results achieved
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted
    2. Options are listed
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group
    5. Problems are attended to
    6. Record of adjustments is available
    7. Operational procedures are updated
    8. Accurate reports are available

    Indicators
    1. Data is
  • comprehensive
  • organised logically and systematically
  • stored in an accessible way
  • arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Adjust and update operating procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Operating procedures include best practices, standard operating procedures and protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted
    2. Options are listed
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group
    5. Problems are attended to
    6. Record of adjustments is available
    7. Operational procedures are updated
    8. Accurate reports are available

    Indicators
    1. Data is
  • comprehensive
  • organised logically and systematically
  • stored in an accessible way
  • arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Options are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are attended to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Record of adjustments is available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Operational procedures are updated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Accurate reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Identify problems and take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Options are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are attended to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Record of adjustments is available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Operational procedures are updated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Accurate reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Results achieved
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted
    2. Options are listed
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group
    5. Problems are attended to
    6. Record of adjustments is available
    7. Operational procedures are updated
    8. Accurate reports are available

    Indicators
    1. Data is
  • comprehensive
  • organised logically and systematically
  • stored in an accessible way
  • arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Explain and discuss optimising issues with workgroup and other partners. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Other partners include suppliers of materials and equipment, experts and customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Options are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are attended to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Record of adjustments is available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Operational procedures are updated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Accurate reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Results achieved
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted
    2. Options are listed
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group
    5. Problems are attended to
    6. Record of adjustments is available
    7. Operational procedures are updated
    8. Accurate reports are available

    Indicators
    1. Data is
  • comprehensive
  • organised logically and systematically
  • stored in an accessible way
  • arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Understand the impact and the inter-relationship of changes on production quality and output. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Understand the impact and the inter-relationship of changes on production quality and output and production costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Options are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are attended to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Record of adjustments is available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Operational procedures are updated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Accurate reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Results achieved
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted
    2. Options are listed
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group
    5. Problems are attended to
    6. Record of adjustments is available
    7. Operational procedures are updated
    8. Accurate reports are available

    Indicators
    1. Data is
  • comprehensive
  • organised logically and systematically
  • stored in an accessible way
  • arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Options are listed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Problems are attended to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Record of adjustments is available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Operational procedures are updated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Accurate reports are available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Data is
    o comprehensive
    o organised logically and systematically
    o stored in an accessible way
    o arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed:

    Responding to 'what if' and 'why' questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Results achieved
    1. Raw and test data is collected, grouped and summarised; deviations, opportunities, problem areas are highlighted
    2. Options are listed
    3. Recorded plan is available indicating objectives, steps, responsibilities, times, costs
    4. Action steps are implemented by work group
    5. Problems are attended to
    6. Record of adjustments is available
    7. Operational procedures are updated
    8. Accurate reports are available

    Indicators
    1. Data is
  • comprehensive
  • organised logically and systematically
  • stored in an accessible way
  • arranged to assist others to interpret it
    2. Measurement units are indicated
    3. Options are viable, relevant and practical
    4. Plan is well structured
    5. Tests are conducted methodically and consistently
    6. Instructions to work group are clear and precise and their understanding of instructions is checked
    7. Work is focussed and carried out safely and with an eye on preserving health and the environment
    8. Results collected are accurate, comprehensive and arranged in such a way that the improvement or the lack of improvement is clear
    9. Sufficient time is allowed for the effects of adjustments to be fully realised - the process maintains a steady state and unexpected consequences are allowed to become evident

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Responding to `what if` and `why` questions related to:
  • Aspects of data analysis, options, plan and results
  • Scientific and mathematical principles and techniques used
  • Statistical and graphic techniques used 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My 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. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    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.
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I 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 
    1. Purpose of:
  • Optimising production processes

    2. Processes and events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Impact of changes
  • Sequence of actions

    3. Procedures and techniques:
  • Analysis, research techniques
  • Methods of collecting, analysing, organising, summarising and presenting data
  • Methods of testing solution options
  • Methods for limiting the effects of specific variables

    4. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Reviewing and adjusting standards and operating procedures

    5. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Summarising data (sum, average, difference, deviations, trends)
  • Scientific principles and techniques
  • Relevant mathematical and statistical principles
  • Relevant engineering and polymeric principles

    6. Relationships, systems:
  • Cost / benefit, performance benefit
  • Safety, health and environmental impacts 

  • 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 opportunities for improvement in a complex process with several inter-related variables 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Inform, motivate and implement changes to procedure and practice (improved performance) 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Develop and implement plans to generate improvement
  • Work methodically and systematically 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect data, analyse it, identify deviations 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Explain, discuss and motivate change
  • Explain and discuss performance 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use data representation and manipulation
  • Use a methodical, scientific approach 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Identify and allow for the effects of change on all aspects of the system
  • Balance improvements across the needs of all stakeholders
  • Relate my role in the optimising process to the broader manufacturing process 

  • 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
    Core  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: 
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