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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of and coordinate plant designs for a manufacturing environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377561  Demonstrate an understanding of and coordinate plant designs for a manufacturing environment 
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 6  NQF Level 06 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Process Technology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of plant design.
  • Analyse a manufacturing plant design with respect to product and process technology.

    This unit standard is intended for manufacturing mangers who need to ensure the manufacturing of quality products within a changing technology environment and by improving and maintaining existing technology cost effectively. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment for any individual within the manufacturing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners:
  • Understand the application of personal, product safety and hygiene principles.
  • Understand and can apply manufacturing principles and technologies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context of this unit standard is to ensure the manufacturing of quality products within a changing technology environment and by improving and maintaining existing technology cost effectively. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of process technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment required in the learner's operation are identified and discussed according to accepted practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment include but are not limited to utilities, raw material, packaging equipment, process equipment, water, heating, retorting, steaming, milling, grinding, sifting, mixing, scada equipment and conveyors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Continuous Improvement techniques are identified and described according to accepted theory and practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of plant design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Design principles are identified and discussed according to recognised theory and practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Design principles include but are not limited to quality, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Legislation, ergonomics, risk, capacity, cleaning and sanitising, accessibility, ventilation, distribution, expansion, network design, product characteristics, waste management and the principles of layouts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A report is completed on the principles of plant design relevant to the learners own production process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse a manufacturing plant design with respect to product and process technology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A proposed manufacturing design is analysed according to plant design principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recommendations are made for the improvement of the proposed design according to plant design principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manufacturing plant design and manufacturing output refer to production block flow diagrams, layout and process flow diagrams, mass balance, capacity, raw material, packaging and output balances.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions. 

  • 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.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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
    Elective  80686   National Diploma: Supply Chain Management: Sensitive Consumer Products  Level 6  NQF Level 06  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.
     
    NONE 



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