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

Operate and control the forming, filling and hermetic sealing of gable top or brick type cartons for food or beverage products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9129  Operate and control the forming, filling and hermetic sealing of gable top or brick type cartons for food or beverage 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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-10-13  2005-11-30  SAQA 0556/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120258  Operate and control the forming, filling and hermetic sealing of gable top or brick type cartons for food products  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to
  • demonstrate knowledge of hermetic gable top or brick type carton packaging
  • prepare to pack a food or beverage product in gable top or brick type cartons
  • pack a food or beverage product hermetically in gable top or brick type cartons
  • perform end of packaging procedures.

    This unit standard is for anyone who works in a food or beverage manufacturing facility and needs to pack a food or beverage product hermetically in gable top or brick type cartons.

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner within the food or beverage manufacturing and packaging 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 upliftment within the food or beverage manufacturing and packaging environment 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
    Cleaning procedures, handling of equipment and chemicals.
    Representative sample taking for quality control purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard is for any person who has to pack a food or beverage product hermetically in gable top or brick type cartons

    The context of this unit standard is a gable and brick type carton needs to be formed, filled and hermetically sealed.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is moderate in range, established and familiar and offers clear choices of routine responses. The learning demand employs basic operational knowledge and readily available information. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification in sub-trades 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Form and wrap a brick or cube-shaped food product. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Pack continuously for 30 minutes at an acceptable packaging rate, at the correct weight and without product and packaging material wastage.Perform 1 product and 1 packaging material changeovers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The forming and wrapping equipment is operated and controlled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The product is wrapped according to standard operating procedures. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Where the forming and wrapping equipment is operated simultaneously with other production processes, the process is synchronized according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Wrapped products meet site-specifications. 


    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 carton (gable or brick type) packaging of a food or beverage product. Pack continuously for 30 minutes at an acceptable packaging rate, at the correct weight or volume and without product and packaging material wastage. Perform 1 product and 1 packaging material changeovers at an acceptable packaging rate, at the correct volume and without product leakage.
  • This unit standard can be assessed 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
  • Identifying and solving problems within scope of work.

    Evident in Specific Outcome 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Evident in Specific Outcome - all 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by
  • Preparing for packaging.

    Evident in Specific outcome 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by
  • Taking samples and evaluating it for acceptability to be packed

    Evident in Specific Outcome 2 

  • 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 4 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by
  • Applying knowledge of gable or brick type carton packaging to pack a food or beverage product effectively, safely and productively

    Evident in Specific Outcomes - all 

  • 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 Specific Outcomes - all 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 120258, which is "Operate and control the forming, filling and hermetic sealing of gable top or brick type cartons for food products", Level 3, 12 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    1. 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.

    2. Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Terminology: Clarification/ explanation/ definition.
    Brick type carton Refers to a type of folded carton, resembling a brick shape, i.e. those used for packaging of fruit juices.
    Gable top carton Refers to a type of folded carton with a peaked top space, i.e. those used for packaging of fresh milk.
    Hermetic sealing Refers to the packaging of food or beverage products in air-tight containers (not necessarily aseptically).
    Standard operating procedures Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal and food or beverage safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20214   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Dairy Primary Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20520   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Fermented Dairy Products Technologist  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-04-20  Was FOODBEV 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.
     
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