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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply additives to threshed tobacco 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114175  Apply additives to threshed tobacco 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 
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 additives to threshed tobacco according to prescribed specification requirements to ensure correct quality and a constant supply to the cutting process. 

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.
  • Knowledge of the application of quality control during tobacco processing.
  • 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 operating instructions.

    The scope of this unit standard deals with the application of additives to threshed tobacco before the cutting process.

    Additive line machines include but are not limited to: additive cylinders and screw conditioners. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for applying additives. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Determining the production schedule according to work site procedures
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line according to work site procedures
  • Commencing pre-heating equipment according to operating procedures
  • Adjusting process settings to the correct blend recipe according to operating procedures
  • Ensuring the availability of specified additives according to operating 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 specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line.
  • Adjusting process settings to the correct blend recipe.
  • Monitoring the application process against quality standards and taking appropriate action.
  • Monitoring the process line for serviceability and taking appropriate action.
  • Attending to blockages.
  • Draining additive supply line.
  • Informing affected parties.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Executing change-over.
  • Selecting relevant silos.
  • Determining the production schedule.
  • Commencing pre-heating equipment.
  • Activating the process line.
  • Running out and stopping the process line.
  • Restoring the work area.
  • Completing the relevant documentation. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • Determining the production schedule according to work site procedures.
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line according to work site procedures.
  • Commencing pre-heating equipment according to operating procedures.
  • Adjusting process settings to the correct blend recipe according to operating procedures.
  • Ensuring the availability of specified additives according to operating procedures. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply additives. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Selecting relevant silos according to operating procedures.
  • Activating the process line according to operating procedures.
  • Monitoring the application process against quality standards and taking appropriate action according to quality assurance and operating procedures.
  • Monitoring the process line for serviceability and taking appropriate action according to work site procedures.
  • Attending to blockages 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 specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line.
  • Adjusting process settings to the correct blend recipe.
  • Monitoring the application process against quality standards and taking appropriate action.
  • Monitoring the process line for serviceability and taking appropriate action.
  • Attending to blockages.
  • Draining additive supply line.
  • Informing affected parties.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Executing change-over.
  • Selecting relevant silos.
  • Determining the production schedule.
  • Commencing pre-heating equipment.
  • Activating the process line.
  • Running out and stopping the process line.
  • Restoring the work area.
  • Completing the relevant documentation. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform blend change-over. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Executing change-over 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 specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line.
  • Adjusting process settings to the correct blend recipe.
  • Monitoring the application process against quality standards and taking appropriate action.
  • Monitoring the process line for serviceability and taking appropriate action.
  • Attending to blockages.
  • Draining additive supply line.
  • Informing affected parties.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Executing change-over.
  • Selecting relevant silos.
  • Determining the production schedule.
  • Commencing pre-heating equipment.
  • Activating the process line.
  • Running out and stopping the process line.
  • Restoring the work area.
  • Completing the relevant documentation. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete application of additives. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Running out and stopping the process line according to operating procedures.
  • Draining additive supply line according to work site procedures.
  • Restoring the work area according to work site procedures.
  • Completing the relevant documentation according to work site procedures.
  • Informing affected parties 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 specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Ensuring the serviceability of the process line.
  • Adjusting process settings to the correct blend recipe.
  • Monitoring the application process against quality standards and taking appropriate action.
  • Monitoring the process line for serviceability and taking appropriate action.
  • Attending to blockages.
  • Draining additive supply line.
  • Informing affected parties.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Executing change-over.
  • Selecting relevant silos.
  • Determining the production schedule.
  • Commencing pre-heating equipment.
  • Activating the process line.
  • Running out and stopping the process line.
  • Restoring the work area.
  • Completing the relevant documentation. 


  • 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 
  • Knowledge of additive process line machines.
  • Knowledge of control systems and settings on additive process line.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance relating to additive application.
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures relating to additive application. 

  • 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 monitoring the additives application. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when interacting with co-workers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when operating the additives process line. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when monitoring the product against quality standards and taking appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when applying additives. 

    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 monitoring the process for deviations and taking appropriate action. 

    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, values as well as general safety and customer care principles.
  • 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  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.
     
    1. Afgri Operations (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Mobile Agri Skills Development and Training NPC 



    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.