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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control the conditioning process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116903  Control the conditioning process 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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:

Controlling the conditioning process in order to ensure that the entire process line functions within the prescribed standards and efficiencies. 

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 3
  • National Certificate in Tobacco Processing NQF level 3 

  • 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 control of the conditioning process activities after batching and before cutting. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for process startup. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Requesting steam supply according to work site procedures
  • Ensuring preheating of relevant processing machines according to work site and safety procedures
  • Obtaining daily production schedule according to work site procedures
  • Confirming the availability of scheduled blends according to work site procedures
  • Informing affected parties of production sequence according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Control process activities. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Monitoring process line start-up according to work site procedures
  • Monitoring product quality according to quality specifications
  • Confirming rectification of quality deviations according to work site procedures
  • Attending to machine deviations according to work site and safety procedures
  • Ensuring blend identification is maintained according to work site procedures
  • Checking and confirming blend composition according to work site procedures
  • Confirm completion of relevant documentation according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conclude process activities. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Collecting and analyzing relevant data according to work site procedures
  • Updating data system according to work site procedures
  • Informing affected parties of process completion according to work site procedures
  • Ensuring restoration of the work area according to work site and safety procedures
  • Maintaining preventative infestation control measures according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 


    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 be SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge of the control of the entire conditioning process. 

    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 when attending to machine deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when monitoring product quality. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when controlling process activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information when collecting relevant data and updating system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when requesting steam supply and informing affected parties of production sequence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when maintaining preventative infestation control measures. 

    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 confirming rectification of quality deviations and attending to machine 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 
    Assessment Criteria:

    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 preheating of relevant processing machines
  • Informing effected parties of production sequence
  • Monitoring process line start-up
  • Monitoring product quality
  • Confirming rectification of quality deviations
  • Checking and confirming blend composition
  • Maintaining preventative infestation control measures

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Requesting steam supply
  • Obtaining daily production schedule
  • Confirming the availability of scheduled blends
  • Attending to machine deviations
  • Ensuring blend identification is maintained
  • Confirm completion of relevant documentation
  • Collecting and analyzing relevant data
  • Updating data system
  • Ensuring restoration of the work area


    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
    Elective  49074   Further Education and Training Certificate: Primary Tobacco Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
    NONE 



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