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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform change overs in a production or packaging environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12319  Perform change overs in a production or packaging environment 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 knowledge of change overs in a production or packaging environment,
  • prepare for equipment change overs on a production or packaging equipment,
  • perform a change over procedure in a production or packaging environment,
  • manage end-of-change over procedures.

    This unit standard is for anyone who works in a production or packaging environment and needs to perform change over procedures on production or packaging equipment.

    Range: Perform a running and stop production change over.

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner within 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 upliftment within the manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:

    Understanding of and use the number system.
    Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relations in 2-dimenions in different life or work place contexts.
    Read and respond to a range of text types.
    Performing basic maintenance and lubrication procedures on production or packaging equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context of this unit standard is for anyone who works in a production or packaging environment and needs to perform change over procedures on production or packaging equipment.

    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 knowledge of change overs in a environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of equipment change overs is explained according to standard production principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The tools most frequent used for change overs are identified and application described according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The main types of change overs and their purposes are explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The components on production or packaging equipment being changed during change overs are identified according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The sequencing steps in a change over process are identified and explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for equipment change overs on a food or beverage production or packaging equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal preparation is done according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal preparation refers to practices that ensure hygiene, personal and product safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The production schedule is interpreted within scope of work. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The change over parts or packaging material are received and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Equipment, material or line is prepared for change over according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform a change over procedure in a production or packaging environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Perform 2 changeovers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Change over procedures is conducted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The change over parameters are controlled and recorded according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Common change over problems is solved in line with standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Problem solving includes:
  • Recognition of signs of problems,
  • Identification of common problems, their causes and methods for prevention,
  • Description of the consequences of the problem.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manage end-of-change over procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The work area and equipment are left according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cleaning equipment and materials are stored in designated areas according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Waste from the change over process is handled and dispatched according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Records are kept according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The equipment and area are left in a safe and ready to use condition. 


    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.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Practical demonstration of 2 equipment change overs. Change overs must include running and stop production change over.
  • 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.

    Evident in the following specific outcome:
  • Prepare for equipment change overs on a food or beverage production or packaging equipment. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Preparing for change overs.

    Evident in the following specific outcome:
  • Prepare for equipment change overs on a food or beverage production or packaging equipment. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all specific outcomes. 

    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 legislative relevant to the production or packaging environment.

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Terminology & Clarification/explanation/definition:

    Running change over:
    Refer to the process where as soon as the product conform to quality control specifications the change over is completed.

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

    Product safety:
    Refers to all practices and procedures that will ensure that products are safe for consumption or usage as determined by legislation and original objective. These practices and procedures are applied from raw product receiving, handling and sorting until the final product is manufactured, stored and sold to the consumer.

    Stop production change over:
    Refer to stop product or line or packaging size change overs. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  58975   National Certificate: Automated Packaging Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  20508   National Certificate Food and Beverages Processing: Soft Drinks Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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  66449   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  57879   National Certificate: Manufacturing of Surface Coatings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  48493   National Certificate: Financial Services: Wealth Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-02-11  Was INSETA 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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Discovery Life Ltd 
    3. Faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Intec College 
    5. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    6. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    7. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 



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