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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Supply and control consumables on a small-scale mine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
421850  Supply and control consumables on a small-scale mine 
ORIGINATOR
QCTO Task Team - Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
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 
This unit standard will be useful for people who wish to determine and plan for controlling consumables on a small-scale mine.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need to supply and control consumables on a small scale mine.
  • Obtain information necessary to supply, control and identify consumables on a small scale mine.
  • Determine and plan for the supply and control of consumables to a small scale mine. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the need to supply and control consumables on a small scale mine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for inventory control in accordance with legal and site specific requirements is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need to optimise the supply of consumables in accordance with legal and site specific requirements is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The need to regulate the use of consumables in accordance with legal and site specific requirements is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify consumables on a small scale mine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The information required to recognise and classify consumables needed on a small-scale mine is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information required must include:
  • Description of consumables.
  • Quantity of consumables.
  • Correct specification of consumables.
  • Suppliers of consumables.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The information necessary to identify and classify consumables on a small-scale mine is obtained and evaluated in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Supply and control consumables on a small-scale mine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The consumables for a small-scale mine are procured in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Description of consumables.
  • Quantity of consumables.
  • Correct specification of consumables.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Consumables procured are recorded and stored as per operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consumables for a small-scale mine are controlled in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Inventory control.
  • Optimal application.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the budget requirements in the supply and control of consumables on a small-scale mine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements of a budget on a small scale mine are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A budget for the use and control of consumables on a small scale mine is compiled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of improper control of consumables on the profitability of a small scale mine is examined. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant QCTO Quality Assurance Partner (QAP).
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant QAP.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant QAP according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed QAP procedures.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless the QAP policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standard/s.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant QAP. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:

    Critical factors and functions relating to the operation:
  • Occupational safety, health and risk management requirements.
  • Specified communication requirements.

    Processes and events:
  • Factors affecting the performance of operation.

    Causes and effects (Occupational safety and health):
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Workplace hazards and associated risks.
  • Effective communication.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Methods of collecting and analysing, organising, summarising and presenting data.
  • Quality related procedures.
  • Operating procedure.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Occupational safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Quality policies, standards and agreements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
    Note:
  • The learner is willing and able to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
    Note:
  • The learner is able to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
    Note:
  • The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

  • 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 learner is able to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.

    Site-specific:
  • Managerial instructions.
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • List of Recorded OH and S Risks.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.
  • Working Guides.
  • Mine Standard Procedures. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  90655   National Certificate: Small Scale Mining  Not Applicable  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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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