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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain a conditioning unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116911  Maintain a conditioning unit 
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 4  NQF Level 04  14 
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:
  • Maintaining a conditioning unit to ensure optimum production performance 

  • 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 :
  • National Certificate in Tobacco Processing - NQF Level 3
  • Mechanical background - NQF Level 3 or equivalent 

  • 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 repair and commissioning of conditioning units.

    Conditioning units include, but are not limited to, screw conditioner, enhancement tunnel, conditioning tunnel and dryer.

    Conditioning unit components include, but are not limited to, regulators, nozzles, seals, covers, limit switches, spring blades, sieves, drum rollers, steam pedals, rotary union, heaters, extracting and circulating fans, condenser tank, pneumatic cylinder, safety latches, humectant pump, filters, reservoir, butterfly valves and air mix flap. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of fault-finding on a conditioning unit. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Linking the reported deviation to possible causes according to work site procedures
  • Identifying the origin of the fault according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare for the maintenance of a conditioning unit. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Gaining access to the conditioning unit components according to work site and safety procedures
  • Determining the availability of machine spares with affected parties according to work site procedures
  • Informing affected parties of the extent of maintenance required according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform maintenance. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Replacing defective conditioning unit components according to work site procedures and manufacturer specifications
  • Aligning and/or adjusting the conditioning unit components according to work site procedures and manufacturer specifications 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See unit standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete maintenance. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Confirming the functional performance of the conditioning unit according to work site procedures, safety procedures and quality standards
  • Restoring the work area according to work site procedures
  • Informing affected parties of recommencement of production 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 by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of the relationship between deviations, possible causes and solutions
  • Knowledge of the working, repair and adjustments of conditioning unit
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures and associated risks relating to the maintenance of a conditioning unit
  • Knowledge of the settings which affect the process and performance of the conditioning unit
  • Knowledge of the controls and functions of a conditioning unit 

  • 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 identifying the origin of the fault 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when determining the availability of machine spares 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when confirming the functional performance of the conditioning unit 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information when planning and preparing for maintenance 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when informing affected parties of deviations 

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

    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 identifying the origin of the fault 

    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:
  • Applying safety procedures
  • Determining the availability of conditioning unit spares
  • Replacing defective machine components
  • Aligning and/or adjusting conditioning unit components
  • Confirming the functional performance of the conditioning unit

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Linking the reported deviation to possible causes
  • Identifying the origin of the fault
  • Informing affected parties of the extent of maintenance required
  • Informing affected parties of recommencement of production
  • Restoring the work area

    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  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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