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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of introductory principles of chemistry and physics 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120402  Demonstrate an understanding of introductory principles of chemistry and physics 
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
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
9122  Demonstrate knowledge of introductory principles of chemistry and physics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for anyone who has to apply introductory principles of chemistry and physics in the world of work.

The qualifying learner is capable of demonstrating an understanding of:
  • The nature of matter.
  • The nature of water.
  • Temperature, energy and heat.
  • Introductory principles of physics.

    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 manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
  • Communication mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard is described in the different range statements listed under the relevant assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of matter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components of matter are identified and defined according to standard chemical principles.One examples of each is also given. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components refer to:
  • Atoms.
  • Ions.
  • Molecules.
  • Elements.
  • Compounds.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Acidity of matter is defined according to standard chemical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Alkalinity of matter is defined according to standard chemical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The pH of matter is defined according to standard chemical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Neutralisation is defined according to standard chemical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The three phases of matter are identified and described according to standard chemical principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Phases include:
  • Solids.
  • Liquids.
  • Gases.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of water. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The three phases of water are identified and described according to standard chemical principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Phases include:
  • Ice (solid).
  • Water (liquid).
  • Water vapour (gas).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The phase changes of water are identified and explained according to standard chemical principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Phase changes include:
  • Melting (ice to water).
  • Evaporation (water to vapour).
  • Sublimation (ice to vapour).
  • Crystallisation (water to ice).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Water activity is defined according to standard chemical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Osmosis and diffusion are defined according to standard chemical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The functions of water within the context of the learner's work environment are identified and explained according to standard chemical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The chemical elements of water are identified according to standard chemical principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of temperature, energy and heat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The connection between temperature, energy and heat is defined according to standard principles of chemistry and physics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The melting point of a substance is defined according to standard principles of chemistry and physics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The freezing and boiling points of a substance are defined according to standard principles of chemistry and physics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The freezing and boiling points of water (at sea level) are identified according to standard principles of chemistry and physics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of introductory principles of physics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A comprehension is given (at the hand of examples) of what "measurement" implies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Examples must include a description of the implication of positive (+) and negative (-) measurements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The SI base units of measurement are identified for the following:
  • Length.
  • Time.
  • Mass.
  • Weight.
  • Gravitational force.
  • Volume.
  • Density.
  • Pressure.
  • Temperature. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A definition is given for each of the following physical properties:
  • Length.
  • Time.
  • Mass.
  • Weight.
  • Gravitational force.
  • Volume.
  • Density.
  • Pressure.
  • Temperature.
  • Friction. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    One practical demonstration of measuring each of the above physical properties is given according to standard principles of physics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Physical methods of separation are identified and explained according to standard principles of physics. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include:
  • Filtration.
  • Decanting.
  • Separation through centrifugal force.
     


  • 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 COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Specific Outcomes: refer to all
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of matter.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of water.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of temperature, energy and heat.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of introductory principles of physics. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.

    Specific Outcomes: refer to all
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of matter.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of water.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of temperature, energy and heat.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of introductory principles of physics. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9122, "Demonstrate an understanding of introductory principles of chemistry and physics", Level 2, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Core  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Core  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Core  58718   National Certificate: Metals Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  74229   National Certificate: Milk and Cream Handling and Storing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Fundamental  64029   National Certificate: Food Processing: Plant Baking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Fundamental  50083   National Certificate: Milk and Cream Handling and Storing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-12-02  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Fundamental  59017   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    2. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    3. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    4. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Solar Salt 
    6. Vleisopleidingsentrum cc. 



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