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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of quality principles used in the chemical industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12199  Demonstrate an understanding of quality principles used in the chemical industry 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
This standard is aimed at people who work in or intend to work within a chemical industry in general and as applied in a specific environment.

Those learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about and be able to demonstrate an understanding of quality principles used in the chemical industry.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Define the terms Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Quality Management
  • Explain the requirements and processes used to ensure effective Quality Control
  • Describe the factors that affect product quality
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of poor quality control 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements, which are applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define the terms Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Quality Management. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Quality control includes adequate facilities, trained staff, sampling and testing materials, status and product labelling, documentation, validation, calibration, stability trials
  • Workplace requirements include site specific requirements and standard operating procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Define quality in the context of the individuals working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Quality assurance is explained in terms of workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality control is explained in terms of workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Quality management is explained in terms of workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the requirements and processes used to ensure effective Quality Control. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Can include but not limited to: adequate facilities, trained staff, sampling and testing materials, status and product labelling, documentation, validation, calibration and stability trials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Products being produced are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The applicable product specifications and quality standards are identified and interpreted in accordance with site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality control requirements are identified and applied in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The reporting procedures are described and carried out in accordance with workplace requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the factors that affect product quality. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The following are included in the quality activities ingredients/material used, correct quantities, purity/contamination, processing, packaging, storage and distribution, handling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Impact of materials on quality is explained with reference to the criteria of materials specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Impact of equipment and equipment operation on quality is explained with reference to workplace operating standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Impact of the specifications to be complied with are explained with reference to work carried out on site. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of poor quality control. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Quality in the context of the customer includes what the customer expects from a quality product
  • Customers include both internal and external customers 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Consequences affecting the internal customer are identified and explained with reference to production efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Consequences affecting the external customer are identified and explained with reference to delivery, cost and customer satisfaction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Consequences affecting the organisation are identified and explained with reference to productivity, cost and environmental consequences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Consequences affecting the individual and colleagues are identified and explained in terms of team work and moral. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Consequences affecting the community are identified and explained environmental and financial impact in the short and long term. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), for the Chemical Industry in consultation with GEN/FETQA will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Organisational policies, procedures and systems for quality control
  • Type of quality control / assurance system used in the organisation
  • Principles of quality control
  • Purpose of the workplace, company or organization 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation to conduct, communicate and respond to activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating and understanding the chemical process as a set or related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance. 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66029   General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  22865   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-10-09  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48725   National Certificate: Explosives Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-04-07  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  35941   National Certificate: Pulp and paper Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-11  Was FPMSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
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