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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of production systems and production management 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262706  Demonstrate understanding of production systems and production management 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
People in the field of manufacturing and engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications.

A competent learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate understanding of production and production systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic managerial tasks.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of additional production management tasks.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the process of setting goals and objectives. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This unit standard is one of a series of unit standards for vehicle manufacturers the field of manufacturing and engineering. It is assumed that the learner is already competent to:
  • Keep the work area safe and productive. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following range information is applicable to the entire unit standard:
  • All work is performed under supervision at regular intervals and according to workplace specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation.
  • Production systems refer to but are not limited to inputs applied, transformation processes and required outputs.
  • Production resources refer to but are not restricted to capital, land, water, facilities, human resources, information and raw materials.

    Additional range information is provided at specific outcomes and assessment criteria as necessary. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of production and production systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The production process is described in terms of how the raw materials are converted to finished products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The usage of resources is described in relation to optimising outputs for a given production environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of a lack of production resources in any one production cycle is described in terms of the result on the entire production system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of the different components of a production system working together is described in relation to the entire production cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of having a particular production aspect operating at a different speed to the rest of the production line are described in terms of the impact on the entire production system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of basic managerial tasks. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Basic management tasks refer to but are not limited to planning, leading, organising, implementation and control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of planning is defined and explained in relation to achievement of the entire function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various components in the planning process are described in terms of how they fit together to form the bigger picture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scheduling is defined in terms of its purpose and the various steps that have to be followed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Organising is defined in terms of its purpose and the appropriate allocation of resources for specific functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Implementation is defined in terms of its purpose and the infrastructure required to perform the steps that have to be followed within certain activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Leadership is defined in terms of the characteristics of good leaders and development of leadership abilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The concept of control, feedback, adaptation and correction is defined and explained in terms of the relevance to a given scenario. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate knowledge of additional production management tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various steps involved in the decision-making process are defined and explained in relation to their purpose and required results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Good communication skills are demonstrated in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Motivation is defined and explained in terms of how it can be achieved and its benefits to the production team. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Coordination is defined and explained in terms of its role in ensuring a complete production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Delegation is defined and explained in terms of getting appropriate personnel to do relevant tasks or functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Discipline is defined and explained in terms of ensuring personnel perform according to required performance standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Human resource management is described in terms of identification of skills required, number of personnel required, salary payments and personnel development. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the process of setting production goals and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of production goal setting is described in terms of establishing measurable targets and their achievement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Various mechanisms and processes are identified that enable production goals to be set. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanisms include but are not limited to the components of business plans such as SWOT analyses, (micro-, meso- and macro-) environmental analyses and budgets.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The parameters and structure of various production systems are described in terms of how they relate to setting goals and objectives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic goals within a production system are integrated into a bigger goal to achieve the objectives of the organisation. 


    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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Purpose of goals and objectives.
  • Aspects of the managerial tasks.
  • The structure of various production systems.
  • Basic presentation skills.
  • The basic components of managerial skills.
  • The setting of goals and objectives within a production set-up.
  • The purpose of production and conversion systems.
  • The purpose of management.
  • Understanding systems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify problems with production functions running at different speeds. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to interact with other people in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to conduct own work in a responsible manner and to identify the different managerial skills required for a given situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify production requirements for a given scenario. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to describe various methods of production. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to understand different integrated production processes. 

  • 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.

    Note:
  • The ability of the candidate to identify the impact of the incorrect speed of one production process on the entire production system. 

  • 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  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


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



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