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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Pack manually 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
242781  Pack manually 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9059  Outer-pack and palletise food or beverage containers manually  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for a person who works in a packaging environment who is responsible for packing and palletising containers manually.

A person credited with this unit standard can safely:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of packaging and palletising of containers.
  • Pack containers manually.
  • Palletise containers manually.
  • Perform end of packing and palletising procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The context is refers to any secondary packaging materials that protects groups and allows for easy storage of the primary container. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of packaging and palletising of containers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of manual packaging and palletising are explained according to generally accepted theory and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures of manual packaging and palletising are identified according to standard or generally accepted operating principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The equipment and materials required for packaging and palletising are identified according to standard or generally accepted operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The characteristics and role of the packaging materials is described according to generally accepted theory and practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • National Environmental Management Act.
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Pack containers manually. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production plan is obtained and interpreted accordingly as per standard or generally accepted operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material, area and personnel prepared according to standard or generally accepted operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • National Environmental Management Act.
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Palletise containers manually. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production plan is obtained and interpreted accordingly as per standard or generally accepted operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material, area and personnel prepared according to standard or generally accepted operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality:
  • Packaging raw material.
  • Incoming process quality.
  • Incoming Product.
  • Control parameters.
  • Outgoing process quality.
  • Products.
  • Returnable packaging raw material.
  • Waste.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Packaged products are palletised according to standard or generally accepted operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inputs:
  • Packaging material.
  • Incoming product.
  • Control parameters.

    Outputs:
  • Products.
  • Returnable packaging materials.
  • Waste.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality.
  • Material.
  • Process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Health Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • National Environmental Management Act.
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Packaged products are received and maintained according to standard or generally accepted operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of packing and palletising procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Packing and palletising is ended according to standard or generally accepted operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard or generally accepted operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations:
  • Quality.
  • Process deviations.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health Safety and Environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • National Environmental Management Act.
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the unit standard, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in this Unit Standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Prepare and start Packing equipment:

    > Procedures for the preparation of manual packing and palletising.
    > Raw material: The Characteristics of Raw Material, the advantages and disadvantages of different raw material, the hardness, durability and rationale for the use of each packaging material utilised.
  • Pack Manually:

    > Procedures for manual Packaging.
    > Role of the Packaging process in packaging.
    > Basic understanding of graphs and algebra, Statistical techniques for sampling, and monitoring of process control and quality. Basic understanding of cost and budgets. Understand the cost of wastage, understand variance analysis.
  • Palletise manually:

    > Procedures for palletising.
    > Role of palletising in the packaging process.
  • Perform end of packaging and palletising procedures:
    > Procedures for ending operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities and Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9059, "Outer-pack and palletise food or beverage containers manually", level 1, 2 credits.

    Supplementary information

    1. Legal requirements:

    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972.
  • Health Act, No 63 of 1977.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993.
  • SABS Food Hygiene Management Code 49: 1989.

    2. Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Terminology:

    Clarification/ explanation/ definition.
  • Wet: Refers to an automated or semi-automated packaging process that contains a liquid product.
  • Dry: Refers to an automated or semi- automated packaging process that contains foodstuffs, spices and condiments that are solid.
  • Food products safety practices and procedures: Refer to good manufacturing practices, monitoring critical control points, HACCP's, practices against food product contamination and personal hygiene.
  • Standard operating procedures: Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal and food product safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58026   General Education and Training Certificate: Food and Beverage Handling Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  59016   National Certificate: Fish and Seafood Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  64029   National Certificate: Food Processing: Plant Baking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  57694   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. ABI: Phoenix, The Soft Drink Division Of SAB (Pty) Ltd 
    2. ABI: Pretoria, The Soft Drink Division Of SAB (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Competence Performance Consulting cc 
    4. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    5. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    6. SAB - Chamdor 
    7. SAB - Ibhayi 
    8. SAB - Training Institute 
    9. Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Silver Solutions Training Academy 
    11. Solar Salt 



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