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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify computerised systems in a manufacturing or processing system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12258  Identify computerised systems in a manufacturing or processing system 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computerised systems in a manufacturing or processing environment.
  • Identify and use programmable logic controllers.
  • Identify and use a computer system that controls automated processes.
  • Identify and use man machine interface.

    This unit standard is intended for a person working in a production/ manufacturing or packaging environment who uses and interacts with computerised systems in a manufacturing or packaging processing line.

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner with in the manufacturing and packaging 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 contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Required skills and knowledge on:
  • Basic computer operating skills NQF 1.
  • Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational systems, within the context of relevant calculations Maths lit 2001.
  • Read and respond to a range of text types. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context of this unit standard is for anyone who working in a production/ manufacturing or packaging environment who uses and interacts with computerised systems.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is moderate in range, established and familiar and offers clear choices of routine responses. The learning demand employs basic operational knowledge and readily available information. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification in sub-trades. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of computerised systems in a manufacturing or processing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The interaction between an operator, programmable logic controller, computer system that controls automated processes, man machine interface in a computerised system are explained according to standard computerised principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The basic operating principles of a computer is explained according to standard scientific principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Basic operating principles refer to input, processing, output and storage and retrieval.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The principles and procedures of gaining access to a computerised system are explained according to standard computer access principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The interaction between application software, systems software and hardware are explained according to computerised systems principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and use programmable logic controllers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The main components in a programmable logic controller are identified and the operating principles are identified according to standard operating principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Safety procedures and precautions using programmable logic controllers are identified and applied during operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Generic problems that can occur while using a programmable logic controller are solved during scope using standard programmable logic controller solving principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and use a computer system that controls automated processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The main functions of a computer system that controls automated processes are identified and its main applications described according to computer system that controls automated processes principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The computer system that controls automated processes is navigated according to standard operating principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Manufacturing processes are controlled using a computer system that controls automated processes according to standard operating principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manufacturing processes may refer to scheduling, batching, processing and CIP processes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Generic problems that can occur while navigating a computer system that controls automated processes are solved using computer system that controls automated processes solving principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and use man machine interface. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The main functions of a man machine interface are identified and its main applications described according to man machine interface principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The man machine interface is applied and used according to standard operating principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Manufacturing processes are controlled using the man machine interface according to standard operating principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Generic problems that can occur while navigating the man machine interface are solved during scope using man machine interface solving principles. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Practical demonstration of using and applying MMI, SCADA and PLC applications on a production or packaging processing line.
  • This unit standard can be assessed with process control unit standards. 

  • 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:
  • Identifying and solving problems within scope of work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    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 by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

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

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

    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 
    Supplementary Information

    Legal requirements:
  • Applicable legislation within manufacturing or packaging speciality.


    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Standard operating procedures
    Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal and product safety 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  59016   National Certificate: Fish and Seafood Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20508   National Certificate Food and Beverages Processing: Soft Drinks Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  74189   National Certificate: Cereals, Snacks, Pasta and Condiments Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  22630   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Manufacturing Technology: Yeast Manufacturing Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20507   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57694   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20199   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Confectionery Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20214   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Dairy Primary Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2004-12-05  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20194   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Fish and Seafood Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20504   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Fruit and Vegetables Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20196   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Meat Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-03-12  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20198   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Oil and Fat Based Product Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20200   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Oil Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20195   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Oil Refining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20509   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Processing: Spirits Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20505   National Certificate: Food and Beverages Processing: Brewing Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20197   National Certificate: Food and Beverages Processing: Cereals, Snacks, Pasta, Spices, Condiments and Culinary Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-12-02  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20506   National Certificate: Food and Beverages Processing: Malting Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  20510   National Certificate: Food and Beverages Processing: Wine Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  24494   National Certificate: Fresh Meat Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was FOODBEV 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.
     
    1. ABI: Phoenix, The Soft Drink Division Of SAB (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Competence Performance Consulting cc 
    3. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    4. Intercept Consulting and Training Solutions 
    5. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    6. SAB - Chamdor 
    7. SAB - Ibhayi 
    8. SAB - Training Institute 
    9. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Silver Solutions Training Academy 



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