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

Prepare and process raw materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12662  Prepare and process raw materials 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-06-12  2005-04-13  SAQA 0742/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-04-13   2009-04-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119186  Prepare and process plastics materials for manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Preparing and looking after materials for the production process and understanding how material properties impact on all aspects of the production processes. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities below, at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I have already been assessed and have obtained credits for related activities at this level or below it.

If I have experience in these related activities but do not have such credits, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process which recognises prior learning.

If I do not have such experience, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Preparation can include:
  • Mix according to recipe or formula
  • Preheat
  • Dry
  • Cut to shape
  • Remove dust,

    "Storage" includes before, during and after use.

    "Quality checks" include, but are not limited to, iinspect and test material against requirements and inspect or test product conformance in terms of material defects. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Obtain material according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Finished product meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Accurate quality control test record. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Material conforms to production requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sufficient material available for production run. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct identification of materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Correct storage procedures followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine preparation requirements and prepare material for production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Finished product meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Accurate quality control test record. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Material conforms to production requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sufficient material available for production run. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct identification of materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Correct storage procedures followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out quality checks related to the materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Finished product meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Accurate quality control test record. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Material conforms to production requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sufficient material available for production run. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct identification of materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Correct storage procedures followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Label and store material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Finished product meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Accurate quality control test record. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Material conforms to production requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sufficient material available for production run. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct identification of materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Correct storage procedures followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Feed and maintain material level during the manufacturing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Finished product meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Accurate quality control test record. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Material conforms to production requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sufficient material available for production run. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct identification of materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Correct storage procedures followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Record and report material data. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Finished product meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Accurate quality control test record. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Material conforms to production requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sufficient material available for production run. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct identification of materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Correct storage procedures followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Explain and discuss material properties related to processing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Finished product meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Accurate quality control test record. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Material conforms to production requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sufficient material available for production run. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Correct identification of materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Correct storage procedures followed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:
    1. Acceptable product sample
    2. No machine down-time or damage as the result of poor material-related practices
    3. No material spillage or wastage
    4. Good housekeeping and safety

    Understanding confirmed:
    1. Explain, discuss
  • Purpose of mixing materials
  • Importance of batch numbers
  • Material mixing procedures
    2. Explain consequences of
  • Incorrect mixing, handling and storage
  • Material spillage
    3. Explain and disucss material properties
  • Related to handling storage and processing
  • Related to health and safety
  • Related to the environment 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of an Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
  • I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents, or conditions to someone else I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
  • I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
  • I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Materials, grades, modifications
  • Additives, reinforcing agents, processing aids, density modifiers, fillers, extenders

    Properties, descriptions, characteristics & attributes:
  • Thermal, chemical, optical, physical of materials

    Sensory cues:
  • Colour, smell, feel related to quality of material and process

    Purpose of:
  • Additives, mixes, compounds
  • Material preparation, conditioning

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Impact of additives on process, properties and end-product performance
  • Short- and long-term implications of wrong mixes incorrect additive levels,

    Categories:
  • Additives

    Procedures and techniques
  • For mixing materials
  • For storage
  • Calculating amounts: percentage, ratios, part-per-hundred (resin)

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Health and safety regulations

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Formulations (ratios, percentage, parts per hundred resin)
  • Units of measure
  • Principles related to material properties

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between material, machinery and product
  • Relationship of additive to preparation, process, end product performance 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems.
  • Related to preparation and mixing of materials
  • Identify different materials and variations of materials
  • Adapt practices to suit different types, grades or variations of material 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities.
  • Organise materials and plan activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Use senses and tests to determine material quality 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.
  • Record and report on material quality and usage 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically.
  • Process formulae and recipes
  • Use mixing equipment, measuring and testing instruments 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.
  • Recognise and optimise the relationship between additives, material, machinery and product end-performance 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119186, which is 'Prepare and process plastics materials for manufacturing', Level 4, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48964   Further Education and Training Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FPMSETA 
    Core  20890   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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