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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assess the impact of feedstock variables on the glass forming process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242922  Assess the impact of feedstock variables on the glass forming process 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
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 demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to evaluate the impact of variations in glass raw materials, changes in melting and conditioning conditions on the forming properties of glass.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Evaluate the impact of raw material variations on the glass forming process.
  • Evaluate the impact of variations in the melting operation on the glass forming process.
  • Gather information about the condition of molten glass.
  • Describe the operation of the forehearth.
  • Evaluate the impact of variations in the conditioning process on the glass forming process. 

  • 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.
  • Operating equipment in a glass forming process.
  • Operating and controlling a glass forming process.
  • Reading and interpreting instruments and displays in the glass forming process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard includes any glass forming environment.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process requires a wide range of technical skills and offers a considerable choice of procedures. A broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts, analytical interpretation of information, informed judgement and a range of sometime innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems are employed. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification in advanced trade and technical occupations. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Evaluate the impact of raw material variations on the glass forming process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Glass raw material characteristics are described relative to glass forming practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of raw materials variations on glass properties and the forming process is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Glass forming settings are adjusted to compensate for raw material variations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate the impact of variations in the melting operation on the glass forming process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Molten glass characteristics are described relative to glass forming practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The impact of molten glass variations on glass properties and the forming process is described in accordance with requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Glass variation range include:
  • Load.
  • Colour (where applicable).
  • Glass type (where applicable).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Glass forming settings are adjusted to compensate for variations in the melting operation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Evaluate the impact of variations in the conditioning process on the glass forming process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Equipment include the forehearth or canal, combustion system, level control equipment, temperature and pressure measurement equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different parts of the forehearth or canal are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operation of the forehearth or canal and its components are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Process control systems and control parameters of the forehearth or canal and its components are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The impact of process variations on molten glass and forming is assessed in accordance with procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Glass forming settings are adjusted to compensate for variations in the conditioning operation. 


    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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • 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 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made.
  • Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Evaluate the impact of variations in the conditioning process on the glass forming process.
    > Evident in specific outcome 3: "Evaluate the impact of variations in the conditioning process on the glass forming process". 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Evident in all specific outcomes. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Evident in all specific outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Evaluate the impact of variations in the conditioning process on the glass forming process.
    > Evident in specific outcome 3: "Evaluate the impact of variations in the conditioning process on the glass forming 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 
    Supplementary information:
  • Terms and definitions:

    > Standard operating procedures: The documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57828   National Certificate: Glass Forming  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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