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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Contribute to and improve on the operation of a quality assurance system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7117  Contribute to and improve on the operation of a quality assurance system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Textiles 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-07-04  2009-07-04  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-07-04   2013-07-04  

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 
Learners credited with this standard will be able to conduct audits of quality assurance systems, make recommendations to enhance quality assurance systems, write work instructions, identify statistical outputs, recording and reporting data and conduct necessary product tests as it applies to a specific quality assurance system. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Appropriate credits from Textiles Qualification NQF Level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Quality systems will relate to any national or internationally recognised systems.

This standard applies to processes involving the manufacturing of polymers, fibres, yarns and fabrics and includes the preparation, dyeing, printing and finishing. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Conduct audits of quality assurance systems 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Systems are monitored and analysed according to company and industry standard practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Areas of weaknesses are correctly identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Accurate feedback of results is provided according to given criteria. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Required evidence is requested. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Attention to detail is demonstrated through auditing based on standard procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Audit plans are compiled for specific audits. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Specified arrangements for audit are carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
8. Reasoned appropriate questions are used to gather information. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
9. Results of audit are accurately analysed and correctly recorded using standard reporting procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Make recommendations to enhance quality assurance systems 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Improvements are motivated with reasoned justification. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Recommendations are implemented within company and industry norms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Improvements are monitored according to the specified criteria based on original motivation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Recommendations are presented to correctly selected structures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. System and procedural adjustments are made, based on reasoned justification, and in accordance with company and industry norms. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Write work instructions 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Requirements of a process are correctly identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Prescribed formats are correctly applied to work instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Field tests/trials are carried out, using accepted practice. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Hazards are correctly identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Specific requirements relating to end product are correctly described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Identify statistical outputs, record and report data to aid decision making 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All relevant data is accurately identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Data is accurately recorded using standard company procedures and software. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Data is accurately compiled using graphs and spread sheets. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Data is analysed to make reasoned and meaningful decisions. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Conduct product tests 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Specified physical tests are performed according to standard test procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Accurate comparisons are made to specified standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Discrepancies are accurately checked, correctly recorded and reported according to standard reporting procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Appropriate action is taken to rectify faults as a result of tests, using standard reporting procedures. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Appropriate ETQAs within the Engineering Manufacturing and Technology field and the Education and Training Board for the Textile Industry will accredit providers and assessors. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Demonstrate an in depth understanding of the importance of quality and quality assurance systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purposes of work instructions and various approaches to writing those.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of techniques to apply product tests.
  • Explain methods of applying presentation techniques and various approaches to those to make recommendations for the enhancement of quality in an organisation.
  • Understand quality systems available both nationally and internationally.
  • Explain the applicability of quality systems to a particular organisation. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems so that recommendations made to enhance a quality assurance system truly meets the need. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others so that those work instructions can be tested for relevance, credibility and applicability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information where statistical data can be identified to aid decision making. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively ensuring that work instructions are written in formats which are able to be understood and applied. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to ensure that the most appropriate product tests are carried out to ensure the improvement on the operation of any applicable quality assurance system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as being made up of a set of related systems so that all components of a quality management systems are integrated. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57692   Further Education and Training Certificate: Carbonate Materials Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  50560   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. College of Production Technology 
    2. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    3. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    4. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    5. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    6. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    7. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    8. PPC LTD SANDTON OFFICE 
    9. Production Management Institute 
    10. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    11. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    12. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    13. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    14. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    15. Sabela Learning Academy 
    16. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    17. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    18. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    19. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    21. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.