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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conform to and apply legislation and operational instructions in chemical processing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14783  Conform to and apply legislation and operational instructions in chemical processing 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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 
This standard is aimed at people who work or intend to work within a large process operation in the chemical or similar industry, and seek recognition for skills essential for operating within a chemical system.

Those learners who acquire the outcomes of this standard will know about and be able to conform to and apply legislation and operational instruction in chemical processing.

For the purpose of this standard the following is understood as a system:
  • Equipment operated in combination to achieve a desired result in a chemical or related process operation
  • Operating a system included the integrated operation of the equipment that makes up the system

    The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Explain relevant legislation and related standard operating procedures
  • Review compliance in the workplace with relevant legislation and related standard operating procedures in a critical manner
  • Comply with relevant legislation and related standard operating procedures
  • Comment on compliance with relevant legislation and related standard operating procedures 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against the unit standard Maintain health, hygiene and safety practices in a chemical environment or the equivalent
  • Learners working towards the full qualification will have demonstrated competence against the unit standards in the National Certificate in Chemical Equipment Operations - NQF Level 2 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range statements applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain relevant legislation and related standard operating procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of Acts applicable to the chemical industry in broad terms are explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The requirements of legislation and standard operating procedures are explained with reference to their application by a chemical process operator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The process followed to establish which legislation and standard operating procedures are applicable to at a work site is explained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Acts include SHE (Safety, health and environment), water, pollution, employment, operating equipment and the industry specific legislation
  • Legislation and standard operating procedures include requesting information, training, issue of relevant information by employer, role of the Department of Labour / Department of Mineral and Energy Affairs and other government departments if applicable
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Review compliance in the workplace with relevant legislation 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Review compliance in the workplace with relevant legislation and related standard operating procedures in a critical manner 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The role and responsibilities of the appointed / responsible people in the learner's working environment are explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The compliance of each person or group of people in the workplace in terms of the legislation and standard operating procedures are commented on 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reasons for non-compliance are explained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Responsible people include those in the learner's personal working environment
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Comply with relevant legislation and related standard operating procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Standard operating procedures are complied when operating a chemical system or process 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Deviations are found acceptable in terms of standard operating instructions for the site 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Comment on compliance with relevant legislation and related standard operating procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Productivity achieved in relation to legislation and related standard operating procedures are comment on 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Relevance of legislation to process operations in personal working environment is commented on 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal contributions are commented on 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Educational Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard and will register assessors. They will also appoint the internal and external moderators. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Legislation applicable to the chemical process carried out on site
  • Regulations applicable to the chemical process carried out on site
  • Rule, policies, standard operating procedures pertaining to the site 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made towards identifying hazardous conditions, assessing and taking of appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team and organisation to accept and interpret standard operating procedures correctly and to request assistance with making safe in an appropriate manner as a team member. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively, while indicating what tools and personnel protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his / her intentions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to reconcile the information from the visual examination and constantly evaluate the changing situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions which will indicate his / her proficiency in effective communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set or related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49555   National Certificate: Operation of Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Units  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  22867   National Certificate: Chemical Systems Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-10-09  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57828   National Certificate: Glass Forming  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  48434   National Certificate: Molten Glass Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-17  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  72052   Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58721   Further Education and Training Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59709   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59769   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59731   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  36153   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    3. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    4. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    5. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    7. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    10. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    11. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    12. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    13. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    14. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    15. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    16. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    17. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    18. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    19. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    20. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    21. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    22. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    23. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    24. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    25. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    26. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    27. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    28. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    29. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    30. Shukela Training Centre 
    31. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    32. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    33. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    34. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    35. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    36. Umfolozi FET College 
    37. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    38. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    39. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    40. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    41. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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