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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture wafer products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
8880  Manufacture wafer products 
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 4  NQF Level 04  20 
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 wafer manufacturing.
  • Prepare to manufacture wafer products.
  • Manufacture wafer products.
  • Perform end of wafer manufacturing procedures.

    This unit standard is intended for a person working in a confectionery environment who has the responsibility of manufacturing wafer products.

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner with in the food manufacturing environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of manufacturing and assembly. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the food manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills and knowledge on:
  • Cleaning procedures, handling of cleaning equipment and chemicals.
  • Mixing or blending.
  • Prebatching of raw materials.
  • Representative sample taking. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard includes any a person working in a confectionery or baking environment who prepares wafer batter and manufactures wafer products.

    In the context of this unit standard a wafer can be an intermediate and/or final product used for manufacturing of baking or confectionery products.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is applicable because the process requires a wide range of technical skills and offers a considerable choice of procedures. A broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts, analytical interpretation of information, informed judgements and a range of sometime innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems are employed. The application of the unit standard is to qualify a person towards certification in advance trade and technical occupations. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding on wafer manufacturing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of wafer manufacturing are explained according to scientific principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The methodology of wafer manufacturing is explained scientific principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The working principles and procedures wafer manufacturing equipment is explained and described according to equipment operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The components of the wafer manufacturing equipment are identified and their purposes explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Food safety practices and procedures for wafer manufacturing are identified according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    2. The methodology of wafer manufacturing is explained scientific principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    3. The working principles and procedures wafer manufacturing equipment is explained and described according to equipment operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    4. The components of the wafer manufacturing equipment are identified and their purposes explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    5. Food safety practices and procedures for wafer manufacturing are identified according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to manufacture wafer products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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 
    2. The work area and equipment are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation refers to cleaning and/or sanitising and pre-start up checks on the equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Raw and intermediate materials are received and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Receiving refers to sufficient quantity and checking if the 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 
    4. Raw and intermediate material shortages are reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The wafer batter is prepared and produced according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A sample is taken to confirm the quality of the wafer batter according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Test results are interpreted according to product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Wafer batter is released for further processing according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Releasing of batter can only take place if:
  • any other mixing related-problems are solved within scope of work in order to ensure mixture quality,
  • adjustments are made to the batter when it does not meet work-site requirements.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manufacture wafer products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The wafer manufacturing plant is started, operated and controlled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Manufacture wafer products according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Process and product parameters are controlled and recorded according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sample is taken according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Test results are interpreted according to product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Wafer products are released for further processing according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Releasing of wafer products can refer to:
  • solving any other baking-related problems within scope of work in order to ensure product quality.
  • making adjustments to the baking process in order to meet work-site requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Work areas are kept and maintained during manufacturing according to work-site requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of wafer manufacturing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The wafer manufacturing plant is shut down according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sub-standard product is handled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The work area and manufacturing equipment are cleaned and sanitised according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cleaning equipment is stored in designated areas according to work-site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Waste from the cleaning process is handled and dispatched according standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Process records are kept according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Prepare to manufacture wafer products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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 
    2. The work area and equipment are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation refers to cleaning and/or sanitising and pre-start up checks on the equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Raw and intermediate materials are received and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Receiving refers to sufficient quantity and checking if the 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 
    4. Raw and intermediate material shortages are reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The wafer batter is prepared and produced according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A sample is taken to confirm the quality of the wafer batter according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Test results are interpreted according to product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Wafer batter is released for further processing according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Releasing of batter can only take place if:
  • Any other mixing related-problems are solved within scope of work in order to ensure mixture quality.
  • Adjustments are made to the batter when it does not meet work-site requirements.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Manufacture wafer products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The wafer manufacturing plant is started, operated and controlled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Manufacture wafer products according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Process and product parameters are controlled and recorded according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sample is taken according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Test results are interpreted according to product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Wafer products are released for further processing according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Releasing of wafer products can refer to:
  • Solving any other baking-related problems within scope of work in order to ensure product quality.
  • Making adjustments to the baking process in order to meet work-site requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Work areas are kept and maintained during manufacturing according to work-site requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Perform end of wafer manufacturing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The wafer manufacturing plant is shut down according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sub-standard product is handled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The work area and manufacturing equipment are cleaned and sanitised according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cleaning equipment is stored in designated areas according to work-site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Waste from the cleaning process is handled and dispatched according standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Process records are kept according to standard operating procedures. 


    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.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • 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 manufacturing wafer products.
  • This unit standard can be assessed together with first line operational maintenance and process control unit standards. 

  • 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 process related problems within the scope of work in order to ensure product quality.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare to manufacture wafer products.
  • Manufacture wafer products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and group.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Performing personal preparation, workplace and equipment preparation in order to operate the process and equipment according to standard operating procedures.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Prepare to manufacture wafer products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Taking samples.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:
  • Prepare to manufacture wafer products.
  • Manufacture wafer products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Keeping records.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:
  • Perform end of wafer manufacturing procedures. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information

    Legal requirements:

    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972
  • Health Act, No 63 of 1977
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993
  • SABS Food Hygiene Management Code 49: 1989.

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Batter
    Refers to the mixture that will be transformed into a wafer.

    Food safety practices and procedures
    Refer to good manufacturing practices, monitoring critical control points, HACCP`s, practices against food contamination and personal hygiene.

    Standard operating procedures
    Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal and food safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications.

    Wafer plant
    Refers to all relevant equipment and components related to the wafer manufacturing plant. 

  • 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 
    Elective  20199   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Confectionery Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20197   National Certificate: Food and Beverages Processing: Cereals, Snacks, Pasta, Spices, Condiments and Culinary Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-12-02  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50306   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dairy Manufacturing Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-07-26  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20519   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Frozen Ice Cream and Frozen Ice Cream Related Products Technologist  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 


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