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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate cellophaning equipment on a food automated packaging line 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242786  Operate cellophaning equipment on a food automated packaging line 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 a person working on a food or beverage automated packaging line who is responsible for performing a cellophaning operation.

A person credited with this unit standard can safely:
  • Prepare and start cellophaning equipment.
  • Operate cellophaning equipment.
  • Shutdown cellophaning equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and start Cellophaning equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before cellophaning equipment is prepared and started. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Production plan includes the following information, volumes, brands, shift information, packaging requirements, production specifications, bill of materials.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Raw materials and services for production plan are sourced and available as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cellophaning material. Verify size and thickness according to the bill of materials.

    Services:
  • Electricity
  • Compressed Air
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cellophaning equipment is inspected for ability to produce as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cellophaning equipment is started as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • National Environmental Management Act
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate Cellophaning equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cellophaning equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality:
  • Packaging raw material
  • Incoming process quality
  • Incoming product
  • Control parameters
  • Services
  • Outgoing process quality
  • Products
  • Returnable packaging raw material
  • Waste
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inputs:
  • Packaging material
  • Incoming product
  • Control parameters
  • Services.
  • Outputs
  • Products
  • Returnable packaging materials
  • Waste
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • National Environmental Management Act
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Shutdown Cellophaning equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cellophaning equipment is shutdown as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and process deviations
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • National Environmental Management Act
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the unit standard, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Prepare and start Cellophaning equipment:
  • The purpose of Cellophaning is described.
  • The operating principles of cellophaning equipment is described.
  • The Components of tape-sealing equipment are identified and the purpose of each component is described.
  • Procedures for preparation and start-up of Cellophaning equipment.
  • Procedures for preparation and start-up of Cellophaning equipment.
  • Raw material: The Characteristics of raw material, the advantages and disadvantages of different raw material, the hardness, durability and rationale for the use of each packaging material utilised.
  • Role of the Cellophaning process in the packaging of food.
  • Basic understanding of graphs and algebra, Statistical techniques for sampling, and monitoring of process control and quality. Basic understanding of cost and budgets.
  • Understand the cost of wastage, understand variance analysis.

    Operate Cellophaning equipment:
  • Procedures for the operation of Cellophaning equipment.

    Shut down Cellophaning equipment:
  • Procedures for shut down of Cellophaning equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information. 

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

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information
  • Legal requirements:

    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972.
  • Health Act, No 63 of 1977.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993.
  • SABS Food Hygiene Management Code 49: 1989.

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Terminology: Clarification/ explanation/ definition:
  • Cellophaning equipment: An automated or semi automated machine on a packaging line that binds several unit packs into one pack to be used as is, or to be combined with other bulk packs into a snipper.
  • Food products safety practices and procedures: Refer to good manufacturing practices, monitoring critical control points, HACCP's, practices against food product contamination and personal hygiene.
  • Standard operating procedures: Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal and food product safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  80928   National Certificate: Confectionery (Chocolate, Sugar and Biscuit) Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  57694   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. Competence Performance Consulting cc 
    2. SAB - Chamdor 
    3. SAB - Training Institute 
    4. Silver Solutions Training Academy 



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