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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply quality control on filter rods 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114139  Apply quality control on filter rods 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
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 learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:
Applying quality control on filter rods to maintain secondary processing quality standards. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have:
  • Literacy and numeracy at NQF level 2.
  • Introduction to the Tobacco Processing Industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard with minimal supervision, but with access to work-site procedures and quality standards.

    The scope of this unit standard deals with the application of quality control on filter rods on the learner`s entry to the Tobacco Processing Industry.

    Measuring equipment includes, but is not limited to: pressure drop meters, ventilation meters, electronic scales, diameter meters. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of quality control. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Explaining the role of the Quality Assurance Department in the filter rod production process.
  • Explaining the responsibility of production personnel during the production of filter rods. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes.
    In this unit standard the following additional specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Recording correct data
  • Being able to identify visual and measurable filter rod faults
  • Using calibrated or clean measuring equipment
  • Reporting quality deviations to direct supervisor and Quality Assurance personnel
  • Interpreting the information on a specification card according to quality standards
  • Taking the appropriate action when filter rods do not comply with specifications.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Brand specification cards
  • Quality Assurance personnel in the production area
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming materials according to quality standards
  • Interpreting the relevant quality measurement indicators according to quality standards 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of filter rod production standards. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming materials according to quality standards.
  • Interpreting the relevant quality measurement indicators according to work site procedures and quality standards.
  • Interpreting the information on a specification card according to quality standards. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes.
    In this unit standard the following additional specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Recording correct data
  • Being able to identify visual and measurable filter rod faults
  • Using calibrated or clean measuring equipment
  • Reporting quality deviations to direct supervisor and Quality Assurance personnel
  • Interpreting the information on a specification card according to quality standards
  • Taking the appropriate action when filter rods do not comply with specifications.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Brand specification cards
  • Quality Assurance personnel in the production area
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming materials according to quality standards
  • Interpreting the relevant quality measurement indicators according to quality standards 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate the ability to identify filter rod faults. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Performing a visual inspection on filter rods according to quality standards and work site procedures.
  • Performing a measurable inspection on filter rods according to quality standards and work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes.
    In this unit standard the following additional specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Recording correct data
  • Being able to identify visual and measurable filter rod faults
  • Using calibrated or clean measuring equipment
  • Reporting quality deviations to direct supervisor and Quality Assurance personnel
  • Interpreting the information on a specification card according to quality standards
  • Taking the appropriate action when filter rods do not comply with specifications.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Brand specification cards
  • Quality Assurance personnel in the production area
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming materials according to quality standards
  • Interpreting the relevant quality measurement indicators according to quality standards 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about quality deviations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Taking the appropriate action according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes.
    In this unit standard the following additional specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Recording correct data
  • Being able to identify visual and measurable filter rod faults
  • Using calibrated or clean measuring equipment
  • Reporting quality deviations to direct supervisor and Quality Assurance personnel
  • Interpreting the information on a specification card according to quality standards
  • Taking the appropriate action when filter rods do not comply with specifications.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Brand specification cards
  • Quality Assurance personnel in the production area
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming materials according to quality standards
  • Interpreting the relevant quality measurement indicators according to quality standards 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.

    Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.

    Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Filter quality standards.
  • Necessity for using filter specifications.
  • Physical product inspection principles.
  • Sensitivity and care of measuring equipment used.
  • Final product quality measurement control system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when inspecting and measuring filter rods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when checking filter rods for quality deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when inspecting and measuring filter rods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, orginising and critically evaluating information when interpreting results of inspected and measured filter rods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual and language skills (oral/written) when reporting deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when examining measurable filter rod quality aspects. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when taking appropriate action on quality deviations. 

    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 
    Values

    All learners should demonstrate:
  • An application of company ethics and values.
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48394   National Certificate: Cigarette Filter Rod Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49139   National Certificate: Cigarette Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  48637   National Certificate: Tobacco Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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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