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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage and control raw materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377600  Manage and control raw materials 
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  25 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119275  Manage and Control Raw Materials  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6  25   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Select the suitable raw materials for use in the manufacture of a food, beverage or any other sensitive consumer product.
  • Manage and control the processing of raw materials.
  • Measure, analyse and interpret process data.
  • Identify Non-Conformance.
  • Manage and implement corrective actions.

    This unit standard is intended for practicing unit managers who need to manufacture and prepare raw materials suitable for the manufacture of a food, beverage or any other sensitive consumer product.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment for any individual. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners:
  • Understand Food Manufacturing processes.
  • Have a Basic Overview of manufacturing.
  • Understand and can apply basic problem solving techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard range is applicable to the selection and conversion of all raw materials suitable for the production of a food, beverage or any other sensitive consumer product. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select suitable raw materials for use in the manufacture of food, beverage or consumer products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The characteristics of the specific raw materials used for product production are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The underlying principles behind a raw material development and selection program for the development of specific raw materials suitable for manufacturing purposes is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The range and role of available additives used in manufacture are described according to food production and recipe procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The chemical changes that the raw materials undergo during manufacture are defined and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manage and control the processing of raw materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of raw material intake is fully described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors include:
  • Intake testing.
  • Conformance to order.
  • Damage (insect, handling and microbial).
  • Contamination (ergot, microbial, black grains, red grains and fecal).
  • Variety.
  • Viability.
  • Size.
  • Moisture.
  • Temperature.
  • Sampling.
  • Objectives and requirements for screening.
  • Control of pests and diseases.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The manufacturing process and associated equipment are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The physiological and biochemical changes that the raw material undergoes during manufacturing are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The processing conditions to produce product in specification are defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process of raw material storage and handling is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors include but are not limited to:
  • Unloading.
  • Sampling.
  • Match against order.
  • Purity.
  • Size.
  • Viability.
  • Moisture.
  • Health and safety.
  • Moving vehicles.
  • Dust.
  • Waste handling
  • Solid.
  • Liquid.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The various mechanisms used in the movement of raw material within a processing environment are debated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors include:
  • Conveyors.
  • Belt.
  • Chain and flight.
  • Screw.
  • Elevators.
  • Pneumatic systems.
  • Mixing and blending.
  • Weighing.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The process for pre-cleaning, cleaning and grading of raw materials are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The status and performance of the raw materials processing plant is recorded. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors include:
  • Quality systems.
  • Documentation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The principles of world-class manufacturing are applied to optimise the appropriate raw materials processing process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors include:
  • Knowledge of world class manufacturing principles.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Measure, analyse and interpret process data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Typical calculations are performed in order to calculate yields and losses through the raw material process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A sample of raw material is evaluated for its suitability for further processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The features and criteria that describe product of good quality are debated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify non conformance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process areas within raw materials processing are audited for conformance to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The processed raw materials are analysed for conformance to specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Manage and implement corrective actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The presence of non-conformance is identified and quantified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors include:
  • Audit systems.
  • Standard operating procedures.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    By the use of appropriate problem solving techniques plans to eliminate non-conformance are generated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors include:
  • Problem solving techniques.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implement corrective actions to eliminate identified non-conformances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors include:
  • Review work practices.
  • Modify plant.
  • Training and assessment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The findings are accurately recorded stored and shared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The factors include:
  • Knowledge management systems.
  • Documentation management system.
     


  • 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.
  • Practical demonstration of main activity(s) reflected in the title. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome.
  • Availability and properties of market related raw materials. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 119275, "Manage and Control Raw Materials", Level 6, 25 credits. 

    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.
     
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