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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Train operators of note sorting machinery on the job 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13439  Train operators of note sorting machinery on the job 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Banking and Micro Finance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
BANKSETA - Banking Sector Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for supervisors in note processing

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to train operator to operate machine, train operator to solve basic operating problems during production, Train operator in risk management procedures, train operator to manage machine performance, and provide feedback on training progress. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner is assumed to be able to operate a note-sorting machine, solve machine-operating problems, be skilled in note handling, understand the risk management policy and procedure and basic production efficiency in note processing. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Train operator to operate machine 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The operation of the note-sorting machine in the overall note processing process is explained according to the operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Units of the machine, the machine parts and functionality loading of consumables, the process, machine codes, and safety. Evidence of competence across the full range is required.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The operation of the note-sorting machine is demonstrated according to the operating manual of the sorting machine. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Start-up and shutdown of machinery, processing a test bundle, processing a batch of notes, balancing a batch of notes. Evidence of competence across the full range is required.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The trainee's understanding of the functionality of the machinery is tested during the operation of the machinery according to the operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The trainee's understanding of their role in the note-processing process is tested during operation of the machinery according to the requirements of the process and in line with departmental policy and procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The trainee's independent operation of the note-processing machinery is observed and evaluated according to the correct operating procedure of the sorting machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Deviations from accepted procedure are identified and corrected according to the operating procedure of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Train operator to solve basic operating problems during production 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The basic problems that can occur during operation of the note-processing machine are explained according to the operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The approach to resolution of these common problems is explained according to the operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The procedure and practice for diagnosing when technical support is required is explained according to the operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The resolution of common operating problems is demonstrated according to the operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Jams, errors, and bander problems. Evidence of competence across the full range is required for competence.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The trainee's resolution of common problems is observed and evaluated according to operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The resolution of common operating problems is evaluated according to the operational safety requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. The trainee is given feedback on their resolution of the operating problem according to compliance with procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. The trainee's deviations from accepted procedure are identified and corrected according to the operating procedure of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Train operator in risk manatgement procedures 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The risk management principles are explained according to the reserve banks risk management policy and the departmental procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The trainee's understanding of the risk management practice, policy and procedure is tested with the use of questions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The trainee's operation of the note processing machinery and the processing of notes is evaluated according to compliance with the reserve banks risk management policy and the departmental procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The trainee's operation of the note processing machinery and the processing of notes is evaluated according to adherence to operational safety standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The trainee's deviations from accepted procedure are identified and corrected according to the operating procedure of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Train operator to manage machine performance 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The key elements of machine performance are explained according to the operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Normal and abnormal variations in the machine performance are explained according to the standard performance of the sorting machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Managing machine performance is demonstrated according to the departmental production requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Flow of processed and unprocessed notes, machine input, throughput and output, quality and quantity of notes processed. Evidence of competence across the full range is required.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The trainee's management of machine performance is evaluated according to achievement of minimum production requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The trainee's deviations from minimum production requirements are identified and corrected according to the operating procedure of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Provide feedback on training progress 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The trainees operation of the note processing machine is evaluated according to the basic operational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The trainee's progress in learning on the job is evaluated according to the departmental training plan. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A report on the trainee's progress of learning on the job is drafted according to the training plan and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Basic verbal feedback on the trainee's progress is presented to the trainee according to the trainee's achievements and operational skills acquired. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Basic verbal feedback on the trainee's progress is presented to management according to the trainee's achievements and operational skills acquired. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1 Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2 Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3 Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

Therefore, anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The knowledge acquired is expressed in the standard and the criteria against which this knowledge is evaluated are expressed in the standard. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
In this standard the learner demonstrates the ability to organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when trainee`s deviations from accepted procedure are identified and corrected according to the operating procedure of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
In this standard the learner demonstrates the ability to collect, organise and critically evaluate information when trainee`s resolution of common problems is observed and evaluated according to operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with the departmental policy and procedure. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
In this standard the learner demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing when providing feedback on training progress according to a training plan and drafting a report on the progress. 

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 
Additional information:

Legal requirements:

All procedures must meet recognised codes of practice as well as obligations required by current legislation within South Africa and within the normal parameters of the defined job/task. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Elective  20185   Further Education and Training Certificate: Banking  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
 
1. Absa Learning & Development 
2. Bidvest Bank 
3. Chartall Business College 
4. Cornerstone Performance Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
5. Felix Risk Training Consultants 
6. Firstrand Bank - Benmore 
7. Nedbank Ltd 
8. The Facilitation Workshop 



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