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

Adapt to working in a client`s work environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14720  Adapt to working in a client`s work environment 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-11-07  2008-06-11  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-06-11   2012-06-11  

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
253880  Adapt to working in a client's work environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The fabrication of plastics products generally requires the preparing and joining of plastics components into assemblies. The assemblies are often subjected to considerable stress and the manufacturing process needs to be consistent and accurate. This unit standard reflects the skills and knowledge required to perform the activities related to the fabrication process and demonstrate an understanding of the factors involved. This unit standard focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to work effectively on a range of client sites.

To qualify, I have to demonstrate that I am able to adapt my work practices to the client`s work environment and to demonstrate an understanding of the factors involved.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Thermoplastic Fabrication (NQF Level 3) and related qualifications. 

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 am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards. If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If I do not have such experience of related activities, 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 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand, describe and discuss my employer's rules and procedures related to working off site. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Rules and procedures include the following issues: travel, safety, quality, reporting 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Results achieved
1. Good contractor / client relationship is achieved and maintained throughout the process of fabrication, on a variety of client worksites
2. Communication related to problems and progress is maintained with both the client and my employer

Indicators
1. Client's employment practices are described and adhered to
2. Client's safety policies and procedures are described and adhered to
3. Client's environmental policies and procedures are described and adhered to
4. Issues arising are clarified with the client and my employer
5. Confidentiality is maintained

Understanding confirmed
1. Demonstrate understanding by responding to 'what', 'why' and 'what if' questions on:
  • Various facets of the contractor / client relationship
  • Changes in normal employment conditions while working on site
  • Reasons for maintaining confidentiality 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine the client's workplace policies and procedures and adapt my work processes. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Determine the client's workplace policies and procedures and adapt my work processes to ensure that they are appropriate.
  • Accept and comply with the client's safety and environmental policies and procedures
  • Adapt and adhere to the client's employment practices 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety policies and procedures include for e.g. avoiding restricted areas
    Adhering and adapting to client's employment practices include for e.g. observing break times, accepting transport and accommodation facilities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Good contractor / client relationship is achieved and maintained throughout the process of fabrication, on a variety of client worksites
    2. Communication related to problems and progress is maintained with both the client and my employer

    Indicators
    1. Client's employment practices are described and adhered to
    2. Client's safety policies and procedures are described and adhered to
    3. Client's environmental policies and procedures are described and adhered to
    4. Issues arising are clarified with the client and my employer
    5. Confidentiality is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Demonstrate understanding by responding to 'what', 'why' and 'what if' questions on:
  • Various facets of the contractor / client relationship
  • Changes in normal employment conditions while working on site
  • Reasons for maintaining confidentiality 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand, describe and discuss the relationship between contractor and client. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Understand, describe and discuss and d the relationship between contractor and client in the context of the specific project
  • Use the client's lines of communication despite working without direct supervision
  • Understand and discuss the reasons for maintaining confidentiality 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relationship between contractor and client includes for e.g. the legal aspects
    Confidentiality applies to for e.g. salaries, prices, processes, technical specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Good contractor / client relationship is achieved and maintained throughout the process of fabrication, on a variety of client worksites
    2. Communication related to problems and progress is maintained with both the client and my employer

    Indicators
    1. Client's employment practices are described and adhered to
    2. Client's safety policies and procedures are described and adhered to
    3. Client's environmental policies and procedures are described and adhered to
    4. Issues arising are clarified with the client and my employer
    5. Confidentiality is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Demonstrate understanding by responding to 'what', 'why' and 'what if' questions on:
  • Various facets of the contractor / client relationship
  • Changes in normal employment conditions while working on site
  • Reasons for maintaining confidentiality 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror 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 
    1. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Contracts
  • Contractor / client relationships

    2. Purpose of:
  • Client policies, procedures and practices
  • Adapting to client policies, procedures and practices
  • Contractor / client contracts

    3. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Of not adhering to client employment practices
  • Of not complying with client safety and environmental policies and procedures
  • Of not maintaining confidentiality

    4. Procedures and techniques
  • Client safety, health and environment procedures
  • Techniques for clarifying the client`s procedures
  • Techniques for dealing with conflict between my employer`s requirements and the client`s requirement

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Contractors` policies for working on site
  • The content of applicable legislation and regulations

    6. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between the contractor`s employees and the client`s employees
  • Relationship between the nature of the contractor / client relationship and the success of the project 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Recognise and resolve conflicts between my employer`s and client`s workplace practices
  • Adapt to changes in normal working conditions related to client`s working environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Work with client`s employees 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Adapt to client workplace procedures and practices while adhering to own company`s rules for working on site 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Obtain, understand and use information related to client workplace practices and procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Report and discuss areas of conflict or potential conflict 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Discuss the impact of the contractor / client relationship on the work experience 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253880, which is "Adapt to working in a client`s work environment", Level 3, 3 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24217   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  36155   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    2. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    3. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



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