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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120238  Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-07-07  2009-12-02  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-12-02   2013-12-02  

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
9136  Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
336839  Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for anyone who has to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated equipment.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of collating and shrink-wrapping.
  • Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the manufacturing environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of manufacturing and assembly. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the dairy manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical literacy at ABET Level 3.
  • Cleaning procedures, handling of equipment and chemicals. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    In the context of this unit standard, collating and shrink-wrapping of packaged products refer to products in any container type that are grouped together in saleable units. This unit standard can also be applied in the cosmetics, chemical, fast-moving-consumer- goods and pharmaceutical environments. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of collating and shrink-wrapping. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of collating and shrink-wrapping individual packaged products is explained according to marketing, hygiene and store control principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The operating principles and shrink phases of shrink-wrapping equipment are explained according to standard packaging principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The components of a shrink-wrapping machine are identified and the purpose of each component is explained according to standard packaging principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality checks on shrink-wrapped packages are described according to standard packaging principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of quality checks during the shrink-wrapping process is explained according to standard packaging principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal preparation is done according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal preparation includes:
  • Safety precautions.
  • Hygiene practices.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The production schedule for packaging is obtained and interpreted within scope of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The work area is prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The packaging material and product are received and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Shortages in packaging material and packaged product are reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The packaging equipment and material are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The packaging parameters are set according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters include:
  • Product and plastic film supply rate.
  • Plastic film tension.
  • Film dimensions.
  • Positions of single products.
  • Air flow and temperature.
  • Temperature and contact time of sealers.
  • Alignment of sealers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The reasons for specific parameter settings are explained according to standard packaging principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Problems during preparation are solved in line with standard operating procedures and within scope of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The shrink-wrapping equipment is started up according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Shrink-wrap groups of packaged products for 30 minutes at an acceptable rate without defects in the shrink-wrapping film, and without product and packaging material wastage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The shrink-wrapping equipment is operated and controlled according to standard operating procedures and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Packaged products are collated and shrink-wrapped according to standard operating procedures and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Parameters for shrink-wrapping are monitored and controlled according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters include:
  • Product and plastic film supply rate.
  • Plastic film tension.
  • Film dimensions.
  • Positions of single products.
  • Air flow and temperature.
  • Temperature and contact time of sealers.
  • Alignment of sealers.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality control checks are done on shrink-wrapped packages according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Where shrink-wrapping equipment is operated simultaneously with other production processes, the collating and shrink-wrapping is synchronized according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Shrink-wrapped parcels meet site-specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Problems during shrink-wrapping are solved in line with standard operating procedures and within scope of work. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The shrink-wrapping equipment is shut down according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    First line maintenance is performed according to standard operating procedures and within scope of work. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    First line maintenance includes:
  • Cleaning and sanitising of equipment and work area.
  • Inspection of equipment.
  • All other maintenance functions as required within the learner's scope of work.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Records of the shrink-wrapping process are kept in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sub-standard shrink-wrapped parcels and unused packaging materials and product are handled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    After shrink-wrapping, the equipment and work area are left in accordance with standard operating procedures and requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor or moderator respectively with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), or with another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, or by another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal (provider-based) and external (ETQA-based) moderation of assessment, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment against this unit standard should encompass achievement of competencies described in the individual unit standard and may encompass achievement of integrated competencies with other unit standard(s).
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Solving process related problems within the scope of work in order to ensure product quality.
  • Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of collating and shrink-wrapping.
  • Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Performing personal preparation, workplace and equipment preparation in order to operate the process and equipment according to standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Keeping records.
  • Perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of collating and shrink-wrapping.
  • Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of collating and shrink-wrapping.
  • Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of collating and shrink-wrapping.
  • Prepare to collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products.
  • Perform end of shrink-wrapping procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 336839, which is "Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment", Level 2, 6 credits.

    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9136, "Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment", Level 2, 3 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Legal requirements:

    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972.
  • Health Act, No 63 of 1977.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993.

    Where applicable, the following International and National Standards should be considered:
  • SANS 1049- Food Hygiene Management.
  • SANS 10330- Requirements for a HACCP system.
  • ISO 22000- Food safety management systems- Requirements for organisations throughout the food chain.
  • ISO 9001- Quality Management System- Requirements.

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Terminology: Clarification/Explanation/Definition
    Standard operating procedures: Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal safety and food safety practices and procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  64029   National Certificate: Food Processing: Plant Baking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  50024   National Certificate: Dairy Primary Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-12-02  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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