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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare manufactured plastics product for the next stage or for storage 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119146  Prepare manufactured plastics product for the next stage or for storage 
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  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12655  Prepare product for the next stage or for storage  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
In order for me to perform effectively in the field of plastics manufacturing, I will be able to:
  • Carry out post-production and finishing operations with manufactured product.

    I will also know and understand:
  • The key factors related to the handling and storage of specific products and products made of specific materials

    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 
    Determine packing and finishing requirements for manufactured product or components and prepare working area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Determine packing and finishing requirements means activities like receiving and checking instructions, interacting with others.
  • Prepare working area includes activities like fetching components for packing, labelling, etc, and laying out items in workspace. 

  • 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 preparing manufactured product for the next stage or for storage." 
    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 
    Perform finishing procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Finishing procedures are operations like:
  • Marking, labelling, stamping.
  • Packing, wrapping, stacking, nesting.
  • Assembling components.
  • Simple product testing for print adhesion, circularity or squareness, warpage, leaks, thickness, fit, weight/mass, number, colour, transparency/opacity. 

  • 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 preparing manufactured product for the next stage or for storage." 
    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 
    Carry out post-production operations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Post-production operations are operations like:
  • Clamping, placing into fixtures or jigs.
  • Machining, drilling, chamfering, trimming, cutting.
  • Separating runners, sprues, neck and tail flash.
  • Cleaning off residues, polishing, wiping, washing, dusting.
  • Removing and installing reels, lifting and removing product or product containers.
  • Conditioning, annealing or post-cure. 

  • 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 preparing manufactured product for the next stage or for storage." 
    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 
    Identify, respond to, record and report problems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Report is primarily oral.
  • Record will consist of completing pre-printed forms. 

  • 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 preparing manufactured product for the next stage or for storage." 
    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 
    Respond to 'what', 'what if' and 'why' questions related to preparing manufactured product for the next stage or for storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components are ready for the next operational stage or for storage. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operations and procedures to the finished or semi-finished product are carried out:
  • Accurately and consistently.
  • Safely.
  • Timeously.
  • To customer requirements. 
  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Products and equipment are handled and used safely and correctly. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Wastage or damage to product is kept to a minimum. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reports are accurate and correct terminology is used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    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:
  • Procedures and processes.
  • Customer and product requirements (including things like clean and aseptic, visual appearance, function and effectiveness).
  • The use of equipment.
     


  • 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:
  • Measuring instruments and equipment
  • Components, materials and products, tools and equipment
  • Procedures, operations and tests
  • Units of measure
  • Quality concepts
  • Common faults, defects and deviations

    2. Purpose of:
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting incidents and conditions
  • Components, tools, equipment
  • Operations, procedures
  • Specifications, masters

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Specifications and product requirements

    4. Processes and events:
  • Process related to finishing and post-production operations

    5. Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Impact and consequences of poor product handling
  • Incorrect use of tools
  • Potential impacts on health, safety and the environment

    6. Procedures and techniques:
  • Dealing with problems
  • Reporting
  • Related to the specific operations being carried out
  • Safety

    7. Sensory cues:
  • Visual cues to identify quality product or problems

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Quality
  • Safety, health and environmental issues related to the preparation process

    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Science and mathematic principles related to the operations, eg measuring, counting, numbering

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • In-service requirements related to products
  • Relationship of post-production and finishing operations and customer requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Identify and respond to production problems 

  • 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
  • Work to achieve consistent results required by the process or customer
  • Prepare the work area 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Compare production items against specifications (masters, dimensions, colour, etc) 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Report problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Use tools, instruments and components to complete production operations and packaging 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Adapt general procedures for specific purposes and situations required for a particular product or 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 12655, which is "prepare product for the next stage or for storage", level 2, credits 10 

    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 


    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. College of Production Technology 
    2. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    3. ITB MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD LTD (Isithebe) 
    4. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    5. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    6. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    7. Polyoak Business School (Pty) Ltd (DIEP RIVER) (TP) 
    8. PS Productive Services (WESTVILLE) (TP) 



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