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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce dough using automated equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377850  Produce dough using automated equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the production of dough using automated equipment.
  • Plan and prepare for mixing of dough.
  • Produce dough.
  • Perform post dough production activities.

    This unit standard is intended for a person working with automated equipment who has the responsibility of producing dough for further processing. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard is the mixing of dry and/or liquid food raw materials in order to produce dough for further processing.

    In the context of this unit standard mixing equipment refers to both fully automatic mixers (weigh water, flour and blend automatically) and semi-automatic mixers (weigh water and flour on a separate system). 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the production of dough using automated equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of the correct mass and volume of the raw materials, in terms of the final quality of the product, are explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functions of the food raw materials used in the formulation of dough are identified according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of following the mixing procedures of food raw materials according to standard operating procedures is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mixing procedure refers to:
  • Correct quantities of food raw materials.
  • Specific sequence during mixing or blending.
  • Correct mixing rate.
  • Importance of temperature during mixing.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for mixing food raw materials before further processing are explained according standard food manufacturing principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The working principles and procedures of the mixing equipment are described according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The components of the weighing equipment are identified and the purposes explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Food safety practices and procedures for production of dough are identified and explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare for mixing of dough. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal preparation is done according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal preparation refers to practices that ensure hygiene and personal and product safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work area, weighing and volume measuring equipment are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation refers to cleaning and pre-start up checks on the equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The raw materials are received and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Receiving refers to sufficient quantity and checking if the raw materials are quality released according to work-site requirements.
  • Maintaining refers to all the work-site requirements in order to maintain the quality of the raw materials.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mixing equipment is inspected and prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Raw material shortages are reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work-site documents are correctly interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Problems during preparation for dough production are identified and solved within the scope of authority. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce dough. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mixing equipment is started, operated and controlled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Food raw materials are handled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mixing of food raw materials during dough production is carried out according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Addition of specific food ingredients is carried out in accordance to correct sequencing, timing, recipe and standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specific food ingredients refer to other than the raw materials initially used to prepare the dough, these ingredients can include fruit, re-worked dough or additives.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Process parameters are controlled and recorded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The dough is released for further processing according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Releasing of dough can only take place if:
  • Any other process-related problems are solved within scope of work in order to ensure product quality.
  • Adjustments are made to the process when it does not meet the work-site requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work areas are kept and maintained during dough production procedures according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post dough production activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The mixing equipment is shut down according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sub-standard dough mixes are handled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Unused food raw materials are handled and stored according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work area and mixing equipment are cleaned and sanitised according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cleaning equipment is stored in designated areas according to work-site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Waste from the cleaning process is handled and stored or dispatched according to standard operating procedures and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Process records are kept and completed according to standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for the moderation of the learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • 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 by:
  • Solving common problems associated with mixing during dough production.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Plan and prepare for mixing of dough. 

  • 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 by:
  • Preparing for mixing food raw materials.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Plan and prepare for mixing of dough. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Interpreting documents.
  • Completing documentation regarding mixing or blending.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:
  • Plan and prepare for mixing of dough.
  • Perform post dough production activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Explaining the importance of following the correct mixing procedure of food raw materials according to standard operating procedures.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the production of dough using automated equipment. 

  • 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  80928   National Certificate: Confectionery (Chocolate, Sugar and Biscuit) Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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