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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor the quality of the input materials and the manufactured plastic product 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119139  Monitor the quality of the input materials and the manufactured plastic product 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Plastics Manufacturing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12654  Monitor the quality of the output  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
In order for me to perform effectively in the field of plastics manufacturing, I will be able to:
  • Monitor the quality of the input materials, the process and the manufactured product.

    I will also know and understand:
  • Basic machine operations, the different types of plastics, the products made from them and the basic concepts of quality.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard in the context of any volume plastics manufacturing process, eg
  • Injection moulding
  • Blow moulding
  • Various kinds of extrusion
  • Variations of thermoforming
  • Rotational moulding
  • Calendaring
  • Compression and related moulding processes
  • Reaction injection moulding
  • Polymer composites fabrication processes such as pultrusion, filament winding and resin injection.
    The volume production process also includes the regeneration of recycled materials and the manufacture of intermediate products such as sheet, profiles, compounds and master batches.
    The skill, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing NQF Level 2. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits for this unit standard assume that I have a GETC in Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities (NQF Level 1) or an equivalent qualification. They also assume that I am working towards my qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates all the required unit standards.
    My learning time will increase if I do not have:
  • A relevant NQF 1 qualification
  • Experience in a relevant field.
    My learning time will be decreased if I have experience in this field because:
  • My learning programme will be adjusted to build on what I already know
  • I can apply to have that prior learning recognised. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes.
    The work reflected in this unit standard is normally performed under supervision. The work will be guided by relevant worksite procedures, manufacturers' specifications and safety, health and environmental legislation. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct visual checks on incoming materials and components and the manufactured product. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Incoming material and component checks include type, grade, colour, batch numbers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions related to monitoring the quality of the input materials and the manufactured product." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Measure products, components and materials and conduct operational on-line tests. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Measuring and testing equipment would include rulers, Vernier, micrometers, gauges, scales, pyrometers, go/no go gauges, jigs, master samples, ink and adhesion testers, etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions related to monitoring the quality of the input materials and the manufactured product." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise defects and mark or remove defective materials, products or components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions related to monitoring the quality of the input materials and the manufactured product." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record production and defects and report incidents. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Record refers to completing pre-printed forms.
  • Report is primarily oral. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions related to monitoring the quality of the input materials and the manufactured product." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Receive and respond to instructions, information or communications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions related to monitoring the quality of the input materials and the manufactured product." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions related to monitoring the quality of the input materials and the manufactured product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All non-conforming products, components and materials are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All defective products, components and materials are recorded and reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Total range of checks is regularly and consistently performed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measuring instruments and equipment are used and stored correctly and safely. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Records are legible, accurate and conform to set standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Incidents and deviations are reported immediately and accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Instructions, information and communications are responded to quickly and appropriately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    My answers to questions show that I know what I should be doing, why I am doing it and why I should be doing it this way. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Understanding confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Answers to questions relate to:
  • Quality awareness (includes cost of non-conformance; quality objectives, quality policies, procedures and processes).
  • Implications of defective products, materials or components (refers to the impact on internal and external customers).
  • The need for accurate up-to-date records.
  • The need to report quickly.
  • The implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring and testing instruments and equipment.

    A thorough understanding of the overall purpose of the unit standard as well as the items indicated under Embedded Knowledge.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    To obtain credits I must be assessed. The assessment will be based on evidence that I produce. My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will also determine:
  • How my assessment is moderated
  • How I can appeal against the outcome of the assessment
    Any institution or company which offers learning that will enable me to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.

    My assessment against this standard should meet all the requirements of established principles. It should include practical assessment activities, which are appropriate to the contents of this unit standard. These activities should include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations, etc.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed on all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. The specific outcomes must be assessed in their own right, through oral and practical evidence. My assessment will not only be based on observation but also on other evidence which I compile into a portfolio of evidence. I cannot be assessed only through a written or oral test.

    The specific outcomes and essential knowledge will be assessed in relation to each other. If I am able to explain the items which fall under the heading of essential embedded knowledge, but am unable to perform the specific outcomes, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'. Similarly, if I am able to perform tasks described under the specific outcomes, but cannot explain or justify them in terms of the fundamental concepts, principles and practice relevant to the level of the unit standard that underpins my skill, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'.
    I will also be assessed on my ability to apply the principles and techniques related to the critical cross-field outcomes, not only in terms of what I can demonstrate, but also in terms of what I know and can discuss.
    My assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and even in conjunction with my assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Defects and deviations
  • Quality concepts, eg non-conformance
  • Measuring instruments and equipment
  • Components, materials and products

    2. Purpose of:
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting incidents and conditions

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Types of defect
  • Types of physical measurements
  • Types of measuring instruments and equipment

    4. Processes and events:
  • Basic conversion or manufacturing process
  • Power failures, breakdowns

    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Implications of non-conformance
  • Causes of and responses to common problems

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Testing and measuring procedures
  • Recording and reporting procedures
  • Reading instruments

    7. Sensory cues:
  • Cues for recognising different defects (what I see, hear, smell, feel)

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Quality standards and specifications

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Measuring units
  • Concepts of quality assurance related to this activity

    10. Categories:
  • Of materials

    11. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between customer needs and product specifications 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Recognise and respond to problems/defects in materials, components and finished product 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Interact with others to achieve the outcomes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • According to procedures
  • Follow regular, consistent, methodical work patterns 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the process and the products
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Record outputs, incidents, measurements
  • Report incidents and conditions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Use measuring and testing equipment and instruments 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Identify and respond to quality problems as part of the quality chain from manufacturing to customer 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    My assessor will be registered and have a plastics manufacturing qualification at NQF 3 or higher. My assessor should also be active in the industry and be familiar with the materials, machinery, products and level of technology in which I have contextualised my skills and knowledge. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 12654, which is "Monitor the quality of the output", level 2, credits 12. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49450   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79408   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. AIR TRAINING CONSULTING & SERVICES 
    2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    4. College of Production Technology 
    5. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    6. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    7. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    8. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    9. ITB MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD LTD (Isithebe) 
    10. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    11. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    12. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    13. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    14. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    15. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    16. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    17. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    18. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    19. Production Management Institute 
    20. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    21. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    22. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    23. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    24. PS Productive Services (WESTVILLE) (TP) 
    25. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    26. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    27. Sabela Learning Academy 
    28. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    29. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    30. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    31. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    32. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    33. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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