SAQA All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a note sorting machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13322  Operate a note sorting machine 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Banking and Micro Finance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
BANKSETA - Banking Sector Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 unit standard is intended for any learner who operates a note-sorting machine.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to start up the machine, process a test bundle of notes, process a batch of notes, balance a batch of processed notes, and shut down the note-processing machine. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The learner undertaking this standard is assumed to understand the technical functionality of the note-sorting machine and process as well as be skilled in handling notes. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The reserve bank uses De La Rue and G&D machines, competence is required on one of the machines, although the standard may apply to other makes of note-sorting machines. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Start up the machine 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The importance of following the correct start up procedure is described in terms of the potential effect on equipment, personnel, the system and productivity. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The necessary machine checks are performed prior to start-up procedure according to the operating manual of the sorting machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Operation codes reflected during the start-up are correctly interpreted and explained according to the operating manual of the sorting machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Typical problems/errors arising and how to rectify them at machine start up are explained according to the operating manual of the sorting machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The start-up procedure is demonstrated according to the department operating procedures, safety requirements and the operating manual of the sorting machine. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Process a test bundle of notes 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The machine is set up for the correct denomination according to the size and characteristics of the denomination being processed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The machine is correctly prepared to process a bundle of test notes according to the operating manual of the sorting machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The importance of set up for the correct denomination is explained in terms of the impact on note processing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The test bundle is processed according to the correct sorting process and in line with standard operational procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The calibration of the sorting machine is evaluated according to the processing report on the test bundle sort and the compilation of the test bundle of notes. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Process a batch of notes 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The notes are prepared for the machine according to the operating manual of the sorting machine and in line with laid down reserve bank operating procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Notes are fed into the machine in the correct manner and speed according to the operation of the machine in line with safety standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Notes for manual inspection are correctly handled according to the operation of the machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The operating codes are correctly interpreted and responded to according to the operation of the machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The notes are sorted and shredded according to the fit level and the normal operation of the machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The operation of the machine is evaluated according to the sort level, throughput and the output bundles of notes in line with laid down reserve bank operating procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Balance a batch of processed notes 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Culled or manual inspect notes are correctly processed to balance the processed batch of notes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The batch is balanced according to records of money received and the totals processed in line with reserve bank risk management procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The importance of accounting for every form processed is explained in terms of the potential effect on the team, the reserve bank, productivity and relationships with the banks. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Discrepancies are handled in terms of reserve bank risk management procedures. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Shut down the note-processing machine 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The machine is checked for notes and cleared for shutdown according to the operating manual, safety standards and the departmental procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The correct shut down codes are entered according to the operating manual of the note-processing machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The importance of correct shutdown procedure is described in terms of the potential effect on the machine. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The necessary final production reports are processed according to the note processing machine operating manual and the departmental procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The machine is shut down according to the note processing machine operating manual and the departmental procedure. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1 Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
2 Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
3 Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

Therefore, 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 
This unit standard brings together the application of the knowledge and understanding of the machine, the note processing process, note handling and safe operation of the machine. These are high speed machines that require high levels of eye hand co-ordination to feed and process the notes to keep the machine running at an optimal speed. The criteria against which this knowledge is evaluated are expressed in the standard. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
In this standard the learner demonstrates the ability to identify and solve problems when typical problems/errors arising and how to rectify them at machine start up are explained according to the operating manual of the sorting machine. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
In this standard the learner demonstrates the ability to organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when notes are prepared for the machine and fed into the machine in the correct manner and speed. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
In this standard the learner demonstrates the ability:
  • to collect, organise and critically evaluate information when the calibration of the sorting machine is evaluated according to the machine report on the test bundle sort and the compilation of the test bundle of notes.
  • to collect, organise, and critically evaluate information when the operation of the machine is evaluated according to the sort level, throughput and the output bundles of notes in line with laid down reserve bank operating procedures. 

  • 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 
    Additional information:

    Legal requirements:

    All procedures must meet recognised codes of practice as well as obligations required by current legislation within South Africa and within the normal parameters of the defined job/task.

    Terminology:

    Batch of notes - this is a term used generally to refer to a box of 50 bundles of 100 notes of any particular denomination. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20184   National Certificate: Banking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.