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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply quality control during tobacco processing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114180  Apply quality control during tobacco processing 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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:
Conducting basic quality control on tobacco in order to identify visual deviations from prescribed 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 1.
  • Introduction to 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 during tobacco processing on the learner`s entry to the Tobacco Processing Industry. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of quality control. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Explaining the role of the Tobacco Quality Department in the processing of tobacco
  • Explaining the responsibility of production personnel during the processing of tobacco 

  • 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:
  • Being able to identify visual tobacco faults
  • Reporting quality deviations to direct supervisor
  • Taking action when tobacco does not comply with quality standards.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Blend specifications
  • The role of Tobacco Quality Department personnel in the production area
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming tobacco 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of tobacco processing standards. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming tobacco 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:
  • Being able to identify visual tobacco faults
  • Reporting quality deviations to direct supervisor
  • Taking action when tobacco does not comply with quality standards.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Blend specifications
  • The role of Tobacco Quality Department personnel in the production area
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming tobacco 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate the ability to identify tobacco faults. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Performing a visual inspection on tobacco 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:
  • Being able to identify visual tobacco faults
  • Reporting quality deviations to direct supervisor
  • Taking action when tobacco does not comply with quality standards.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Blend specifications
  • The role of Tobacco Quality Department personnel in the production area
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming tobacco 

  • 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:
  • Being able to identify visual tobacco faults
  • Reporting quality deviations to direct supervisor
  • Taking action when tobacco does not comply with quality standards.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Blend specifications
  • The role of Tobacco Quality Department personnel in the production area
  • Differentiating between conforming and non-conforming tobacco 


  • 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 
  • Necessity for using manufacturing specifications.
  • Physical product inspection principles.
  • Knowledge of handling tobacco with care.
  • Infestation control principles. 

  • 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 attending to deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team when checking tobacco for quality deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when inspecting tobacco. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion 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 tobacco 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 differentiating between conformatory and non- conformatory tobacco. 

    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  48393   National Certificate: Metallised Paper Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    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 



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