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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14586  Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 a person who works in a manufacturing or engineering environment who needs to monitor and control the quality of manufacturing/engineering practices during manufacturing/engineering processes and resolve non-conformances to quality in the final products.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of quality assurance practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment,
  • integrate quality assurance practices into a manufacturing/engineering production line,
  • monitor the quality during manufacturing/engineering processes,
  • resolve non-conformance to quality in manufactured/engineered products.

    This unit will contribute to the full development, further mobility and transportability for the learner within the field of manufacturing. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and progression within the manufacturing context. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills, knowledge and understanding on:
  • Quality assurance practices and procedures
  • Quality assurance principles 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process requires a range of well-developed skills and offers a significant choice of procedures. Some relevant theoretical knowledge, interpretation of available information, discretion and judgement, as well as a range of known responses to familiar problems are employed. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification in skilled occupations.

    The credit value assigned to this unit standard is appropriate and reflects the average length of time for an average qualifying learner to become competent.

    Recommended contact time and individual learning 30 h
    Recommended time spent in structured learning in the workplace and assessment 50h
    Total notional hours 80h 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The difference between quality control and quality assurance is defined according to methodology principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of a manufacturing/engineering quality assurance system is described according to the methodology principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The purpose of quality control practices is explained according to methodology principles and practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Factors affecting the accuracy of the quality control tests and their results are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The purpose and importance of quality status indicators in a manufacturing/engineering environment are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality status indicators refer to reject or approval stickers, sin-bins, non-conforming and conforming product indicators.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The reporting procedure for quality control practices is explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Integrate quality assurance practices into a manufacturing/engineering production line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A plan to implement assurance practices is developed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Potential constraints to the implementation of quality control practices are identified and reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Quality control practices integrated into a manufacturing/engineering line according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Constraints to the quality assurance practices are solved and alterations are implemented according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor the quality during manufacturing/engineering processes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Maintaining of manufacturing/engineering line parameters are evaluated and recorded according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parameters refer to speed, temperature, pressure, machine settings, line inputs and outputs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A sample of a manufactured product is taken according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The test results are interpreted according to product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Sub-standard product are identified and handled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The production quality control system is maintained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Documentation related to integrating quality control practices into production line operation is accurate and complete in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Resolve non-conformance to quality in manufactured/engineered products 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Causes of non-conformances of products are investigated and determined according to standard operating procedures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Investigation refers to standard operating procedures, quality standards, manufacturing records and sample analysis.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Causes of non-conformance causes are recorded according to standard operating procedures. 


    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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome and critical cross-field outcomes. 

    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 during the quality evaluation of manufactured products. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Performing personal preparation, workplace and equipment according to standard operating procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Interpret results for sampled products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication methods and keeping records. 

  • 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:
    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993,
  • Applicable SABS and/or International standards and requirements,
  • ISO 9000 & 14000
  • Applicable legislation

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Standard operating procedures refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal, equipment and environmental safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, time frames, applicable legislation and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  71949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  50021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48915   Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Operations Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  79687   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  64209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  24194   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Core  78966   National Certificate: Diamond Design and Evaluation  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
    Core  83446   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  57122   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  91925   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  50560   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78843   National Certificate: Diamond Processing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  63209   National Certificate: Energy Regulation  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49061   National Certificate: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2018-06-30  EWSETA 


    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. Arrow Creek Investments (Pty) Ltd T/A Avisa Academy of Learning (PRETO 
    3. Avisa Academy of Learning(TP) 
    4. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    5. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    6. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    7. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    9. College of Production Technology 
    10. Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd (MIDDELBURG) (TP) 
    11. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    12. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    13. Etata Trading cc T/A ETATA Training (ALTON) (TP) 
    14. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development (Tlhah 
    15. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development - Middelb 
    16. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    17. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    18. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    19. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    20. Keewave Trading 403 (Pty) Ltd T/A VH Consulting (DURBAN) (TP) 
    21. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    22. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (MEYERTON) (TP) 
    23. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    24. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    25. Myrtle Empowerment and Projects CC (SPRINGS) TP 
    26. MZANSI SKILLS BASE CC (Selby)(TP) 
    27. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    28. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    29. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 
    30. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    31. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    32. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    33. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE 
    34. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    35. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    36. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    37. Procurement & Supply Management College cc (ROBERTSHAM) (TP) 
    38. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    39. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    40. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    41. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    42. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    43. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    44. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    45. SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD (New Germany)(TP) 
    46. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    47. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    48. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    49. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    50. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    52. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    53. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



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