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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse processed tobacco quality 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116913  Analyse processed tobacco quality 
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  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:
  • Analysing the quality of processed tobacco to ensure compliance with tobacco 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 3.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of the application of quality control during tobacco processing.
  • Introduction to the Tobacco Processing Industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    General guide for scope, context and level:
  • 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 analysing of processed tobacco quality from conditioning to final cutrag.
  • Equipment includes, but is not limited to degradation machine, moisture testing apparatus, filling power gauge, etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for quality tests. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Consulting the laboratory schedule according to work site procedures.
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment according to work site procedures.
  • Acquiring and preparing relevant documentation according to work site procedures.
  • Collecting samples according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See Unit Standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse samples. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Executing tobacco degradation test according to work site procedures.
  • Executing tobacco moisture test according to work site procedures.
  • Executing tobacco filling power test according to work site procedures.
  • Executing cigarette end stability test according to work site procedures.
  • Performing a beetle count according to work site procedures.
  • Recording results according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See Unit Standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Complete quality tests. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Processing data according to work site procedures.
  • Distributing data and reporting deviations according to work site procedures.
  • Updating data on database according to work site procedures.
  • Restoring work area according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See Unit Standard Notes for Assessment Criteria. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Mechanisms and bodies for external moderation of learner achievements:
  • 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 that will help me understand and that I will be able to explain:
  • Knowledge of data base system.
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures relating to quality testing.
  • Knowledge of testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of quality control measuring equipment. 

  • 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 executing quality tests. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when collecting samples. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when preparing for quality tests. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information when executing quality tests. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when distributing data and reporting deviations. 

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

    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 completing quality tests. 

    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 
    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:
  • Consulting the laboratory schedule.
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment.
  • Acquiring and preparing relevant documentation.
  • Updating data on database.
  • Restoring work area.
  • Performing a beetle count.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Collecting samples.
  • Executing tobacco degradation test.
  • Executing tobacco moisture test.
  • Executing tobacco filling power test.
  • Executing cigarette end stability test.
  • Recording results.
  • Processing data.
  • Distributing data and reporting deviations.

    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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