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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Cigarette Packaging 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49078  National Certificate: Cigarette Packaging 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  126  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This Qualification is aimed at level 3 on the National Qualification Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to obtain competence in specialised cigarette packaging processes and practices, namely preparing for packaging, maintaining the packing processes, shutting down and cleaning as well as quality monitoring and providing opportunity for learners to grow in this specific field.

The fundamental learning, which learners will acquire, will allow them to be able to compile verbal and written communications and perform basic calculations. This Qualification complies with the objectives of the NQF with regard to facilitating access to, mobility and progression within the cigarette packaging industry.

The Qualification focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitude required to progress further in the industry. The intention is to release the potential of people, in order for them to grow, develop and become more competent workers. This Qualification will furthermore add value to the individuals, their workplace and the economy as a whole.

Rationale for the Qualification

This Qualification will allow persons currently in, or aspiring to enter the tobacco processing environment and others to obtain an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in the operation of cigarette packaging and the functions thereof.

This will ensure a portable, nationally recognized Qualification that will:
  • Improve the quality of safety in the work environment.
  • Optimally utilize resources in the packing industry
  • Lead to transformation in economic growth and social development.

    The typical range of learners is the currently employed, unemployed and other persons, who want to enter a learning programme to obtain a National Certificate in Cigarette Packaging at NQF Level 3, to continue building a career path in this industry.

    Improved levels of knowledge and skills lead to greater ability to produce at more competitive costs and better quality, which will impact favorably both on the society and the economy of the country.
    The learner will have demonstrated an ability to make decisions and consider a range of options after completion of the following unit standards in three specified areas:

    Fundamental learning:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations (ID9010).
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and business issues (ID9011).
  • Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities (ID9012).
  • Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent, interpret and justify geometrical relationships in two and three-dimensional space relevant to the life or workplace of the community (ID9013).
  • Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication (ID8968).
  • Interpret and use information from texts (ID8969).
  • Write texts for a range of communicative contexts (ID8970).
  • Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes (ID8973).

    Core learning:
  • Depict basic details of the Tobacco Processing Industry.
  • Fill packing machine hopper with cigarettes.
  • Prepare a cigarette packer for production.
  • Pack cigarettes.
  • Shut down a cigarette packer.
  • Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over.
  • Clean a cigarette packer.
  • Prepare a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit for production.
  • Over-wrap cigarette packets and fill display units.
  • Shut down a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit.
  • Conduct a brand change-over on a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit.
  • Clean cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit.
  • Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine's data processor.
  • Operate in a team (ID8420).

    Elective learning:
  • Over-wrap display units.
  • Clean a display over-wrapper unit.
  • Fill and seal final container.
  • Supply raw material to production machines.
  • Apply quality control on cigarettes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this Qualification will be able to demonstrate competence against the numeracy and literacy at NQF level 2 or equivalent.

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

    This Qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Where RPL is required the learner will need to prove applied competence in that specific area in order to obtain recognition of that skill and / or knowledge.

    Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local Qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records. The assessment methods and tools to be used to assess Prior Learning shall be decided upon jointly by the assessor and the learner. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This Qualification consists of 126 credits taken from 36 Fundamental, 80 Core and a minimum of10 credits from the Elective category as per the rules of combination.

    1.
  • Over-wrap display units.
  • Clean display over-wrapper unit.

    2. OR
  • Fill and seal final container.
  • Supply raw material to production machines.

    3. OR
  • Apply quality control on cigarettes. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Recall and explain the basic principles, safety procedures and work ethics in the Tobacco Processing Industry in order to meet industry and work standards.

    2. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required in the preparation for the packaging process during material supply, filling of the machines and brand change-over.

    3. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure the packing procedures are maintained throughout the process.

    4. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure the shut-down procedures are adhered to.

    5. Explain and carry-out the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure the cleaning of work area and equipment according to requirements.

    6. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-cultural manufacturing team.

    7. Gather, record and retrieve production related data in accordance with work site procedures.

    Critical cross field outcomes:
    The following reflect the relevance of the critical cross field outcomes applicable to this Qualification.

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Fill packing machine hopper with cigarettes
  • Prepare a cigarette packer for production
  • Pack cigarettes
  • Shut down a cigarette packer
  • Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over
  • Clean a cigarette packer
  • Prepare a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit for production
  • Over-wrap cigarette packets and fill display units
  • Shut down a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Conduct a brand change-over on a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Clean cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine's data processor
  • Over-wrap display units
  • Clean a display over-wrapper unit
  • Fill and seal final container
  • Supply raw material to production machines
  • Apply quality control on cigarettes

    Working effectively with others as a member of a team.
  • Depict basic details of the Tobacco Processing Industry
  • Fill packing machine hopper with cigarettes
  • Prepare a cigarette packer for production
  • Pack cigarettes
  • Shut down a cigarette packer
  • Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over
  • Clean a cigarette packer
  • Prepare a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit for production
  • Over-wrap cigarette packets and fill display units
  • Shut down a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Conduct a brand change-over on a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Clean cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine's data processor
  • Operate in a team (ID8420)

    Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Depict basic details of the Tobacco Processing Industry
  • Fill packing machine hopper with cigarettes
  • Prepare a cigarette packer for production
  • Pack cigarettes
  • Shut down a cigarette packer
  • Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over
  • Clean a cigarette packer
  • Prepare a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit for production
  • Over-wrap cigarette packets and fill display units
  • Shut down a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Conduct a brand change-over on a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Clean cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine's data processor
  • Operate in a team (ID8420)
  • Over-wrap display units
  • Clean a display over-wrapper unit
  • Fill and seal final container
  • Supply raw material to production machines
  • Apply quality control on cigarettes

    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.
  • Depict basic details of the Tobacco Processing Industry
  • Fill packing machine hopper with cigarettes
  • Prepare a cigarette packer for production
  • Pack cigarettes
  • Shut down a cigarette packer
  • Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over
  • Clean a cigarette packer
  • Prepare a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit for production
  • Over-wrap cigarette packets and fill display units
  • Shut down a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Conduct a brand change-over on a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Clean cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine's data processor
  • Operate in a team (ID8420)
  • Over-wrap display units
  • Clean a display over-wrapper unit
  • Fill and seal final container
  • Supply raw material to production machines
  • Apply quality control on cigarettes

    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
  • Prepare a cigarette packer for production
  • Pack cigarettes
  • Shut down a cigarette packer
  • Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over
  • Prepare a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit for production
  • Over-wrap cigarette packets and fill display units
  • Shut down a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Conduct a brand change-over on a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit
  • Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine's data processor
  • Supply raw material to production machines
  • Apply quality control on cigarettes

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Fill packing machine hopper with cigarettes
  • Pack cigarettes
  • Clean a cigarette packer
  • Prepare a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit for production.
  • Over-wrap cigarette packets and fill display units.
  • Shut down a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit.
  • Clean cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit.
  • Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine's data processor.
  • Over-wrap display units.
  • Clean a display over-wrapper unit.
  • Supply raw material to production machines.
  • Apply quality control on cigarettes.

    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Depict basic details of the Tobacco Processing Industry.
  • Fill packing machine hopper with cigarettes.
  • Prepare a cigarette packer for production.
  • Pack cigarettes.
  • Shut down a cigarette packer.
  • Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over.
  • Clean a cigarette packer.
  • Prepare a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit for production.
  • Shut down a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit.
  • Conduct a brand change-over on a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit.
  • Clean cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit.
  • Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine's data processor.
  • Over-wrap display units.
  • Clean a display over-wrapper unit.
  • Fill and seal final container.
  • Supply raw material to production machines.
  • Apply quality control on cigarettes.

    Contributing to the personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Operate in a team (ID8420). 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • The Tobacco Processing Industry's basic principles are interpreted and explained.
  • The Tobacco Processing Industry's safety procedures are interpreted and explained.
  • The Tobacco Processing Industry's work ethics are interpreted and explained.
  • The Tobacco Processing Industry's quality management principles and practices are interpreted and explained.

    2.
  • Work site preparation procedures are identified and explained
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site procedures are explained
  • The relevant supply, filling and change-over activities are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Procedures for handling equipment and material correctly and according to safety requirements are explained and implemented.

    3.
  • Work site packing procedures are identified and explained
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site packing, wrapping and sealing procedures are explained
  • The relevant activities are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures and quality requirements
  • Procedures for handling equipment and material correctly and according to safety requirements are explained and implemented.

    4.
  • Prescribed work site shut-down procedures are explained and implemented according to schedule.
  • Consequences of not adhering to work site shut-down procedures are explained
  • The relevant shut-down activities are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures and quality requirements
  • Procedures for handling equipment and material correctly and according to safety requirements are explained and implemented.

    5.
  • Work site cleaning procedures are identified and implemented
  • Consequences of not adhering to and following work site cleaning procedures are explained
  • The relevant cleaning activities are performed in accordance with standard operating procedures, environmental, safety, health measures and quality requirements
  • Procedures for handling equipment and cleaning material correctly and according to safety requirements are explained and implemented.

    6.
  • Own particular team structure and purpose are identified and explained.
  • Roles and responsibilities of each team member are identified and described.
  • External (environmental) factors that influence the workings and success of the team are explained and assessed.
  • The ability to perform in a team is achieved and maintained.

    7.
  • Type of data required for processing is identified and explained.
  • Production data is gathered, recorded and extracted according to instructions and within specified time frames.
  • Consequences of not recording and extracting correct production data are explained.

    Integrated Assessment Criteria:

    Unit standards associated with this Qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. Assessment should focus in an integrated way on determining the competence of the learner in terms of the overall purpose and title of this Qualification.

    The term integrated assessment also implies that the theoretical and practical components should be assessed together and assess combinations of practical, foundational and reflective competencies.

    Assessment activities should be done in real workplace situations and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show that the learner is able to display the competencies to the real work situation.

    All assessments should be conducted in line with the following documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work of learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Learners wishing to be assessed will need to provide evidence of the following:
  • Verbal and written explanations of reasons for adhering to operational and work site procedures as well as statutory requirements, adhering to specific sequence of operations, identifying deviations, taking corrective actions and recording relevant data, and reporting deviations outside the jobholder's responsibility.
  • Demonstrations of a range of operational actions relating to applying quality control on the final product, preparing for and packing cigarettes, shutting down and cleaning a cigarette packer, conducting a cigarette brand change-over and applying general safety in the work place. Learners will also demonstrate an understanding of the Tobacco Processing Industry.
  • Oral or written questioning regarding the reflexive competencies within the Qualification:

    If the identifying and solving of problems, team work, organising one-self, the using of applied science, the implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems are not clear from the observation a method of oral questioning or a cases study should be applied to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
  • A portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, foundational and reflexive competencies of the learner which may include production and quality statistics.
  • Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
  • Unit standards in the Qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Website benchmarking was done with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Scotland but none could be found. Furthermore, the International Tobacco Industry was also investigated for relevant Qualification information, but even within the Industry, nothing could be found to make Industry specific comparisons.

    Therefore this could be regarded as one of the first formalised Qualifications in cigarette packaging. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Moderation includes internal and external moderation of assessments. Internal and external moderation systems must ensure that all assessors conduct assessments that are credible, fair, reliable, consistent, adequate and practical.
  • Internal and external moderation systems must provide learning opportunities that are transparent, affordable and enhancing development in the field and sub-field of the National Qualifications Framework.
  • The accredited provider with the relevant ETQA must be able to provide internal moderation.
  • External moderation will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors need experience in the following areas:
  • Interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting assessment of learning outcomes and design and develop assessments as described in the relevant unit standards. The subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of cigarette packaging.
  • The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • Assessors need to be registered with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  116963  Clean a cigarette packer  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116950  Clean a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116959  Conduct a brand change-over on a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114134  Depict basic details of the tobacco processing industry  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116954  Fill packing machine hopper with cigarettes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  8420  Operate in a team  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116955  Over-wrap cigarette packet and fill display unit  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116952  Prepare a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit for production  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116957  Shut down a cigarette packet over-wrapper and display filling unit  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116953  Apply quality control on the final product  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  114152  Capture and retrieve production related data on a production machine`s data processor  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116962  Conduct a cigarette packer brand change-over  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116965  Pack cigarettes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  116961  Prepare a cigarette packer for production  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116964  Shut down a cigarette packer  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116958  Clean a display over-wrapper unit  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116951  Fill and seal a final container  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116956  Over-wrap display units  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114107  Supply raw materials to production machines  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114102  Apply quality control on cigarettes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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. British American Tobacco South Africa (Pty) Ltd 



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