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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Participate in a task team in a process environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244105  Participate in a task team in a process environment 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to propose improvements, contribute to meetings and review systems and procedures in a range of applications in a process plant.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Contribute to team meetings.
  • Investigate improvement of methods or systems.
  • Propose improved methods or systems.
  • Contribute to a review process.

    This will ensure that the learner is actively involved in the procedures to contribute to the review and improvement of a processing operation in accordance with accepted work practices. This competence will enhance the learner's employability and career options in all occupations where knowledge of proposing, contributing and review of process systems and procedures is needed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    National Certificate Chemical Operations NQF Level 3 or equivalent, including communication and mathematical literacy, NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applications included in this unit standard include but are not limited to continuous improvement programmes, operability studies, hazop/risk assessment, quality systems, environmental management system, HACCP, preventative maintenance programmes, safety assessment and problem solving.

    The context of this unit standard includes a complete process, from the point of receiving a commodity raw material to the point of supplying a commercially saleable product.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process requires a wide range of cognitive skills and offers a considerable choice of solutions. A broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts, analytical interpretation of information, informed judgement and a range of sometime innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems are employed. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Contribute to team meetings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Listening skills are applied to grasp the situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The facts are interpreted in terms of own role in the group. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A constructive contribution is made to the discussion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Responsibility is taken for tasks within own role. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tasks are performed as per group requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A short progress report is compiled to capture key points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Feedback is given to the group in a logical and concise fashion. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Investigate the improvement of methods or systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible opportunities for improved methods or systems are identified in a range of fields. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Relevant data is gathered from a range of sources. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sources may include but are not limited to laboratory analyses, plant analyses, log sheets and reading sheets.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Data is logically organised and displayed in a number of different ways. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organisation and display methods may include but are not limited to graphs, tables, comparisons and trends.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Data is logically interpreted based on the collected information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A viable improvement opportunity is identified and explained in terms of own workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Propose improved methods or systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The review process is explained in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation may include but is not limited to the review process used, authorities required for approval, bodies/committees involved in the review process.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A report, in line with system requirements, is compiled stating the rationale for a change. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A presentation is prepared to support the written report. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The presentation is presented to the relevant decision making body. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Contribute to a review process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope of the review is clearly defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The format and language requirements are obtained from the relevant department. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A first draft document is prepared to outline the proposed change. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The preparations must include research into current and improved practices, a first draft review document, a discussion of the first draft with key individuals and the incorporation of comments into a final draft.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A final draft is presented to the decision making body. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The draft may include the proposed changes, risks, cost/returns and the safety impact.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The administrative functions of the review procedure are completed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Administrative functions may include adhering to format and language requirements, obtaining the necessary signatures, lodging the procedure and registering the procedure.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 4 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Identifying possible opportunities for improved operating methods in a range of fields.
  • Doing research into current and improved practices to compile a first draft review document.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Contribute to team meetings.
  • Investigate the improvement of methods or systems.
  • Contribute to a review process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Functioning in terms of own role in the group and participating in meetings.
  • Presenting a report and a final draft to a decision making body.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Contribute to team meetings.
  • Propose improved methods or systems.
  • Contribute to a review process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Clearly defining the scope of the review.
  • Completing the administrative functions of the review procedure.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Investigate the improvement of methods or systems.
  • Contribute to a review process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Logically collecting, organising and displaying data in a number of different ways.
  • Following procedures to prepare a draft and a final draft to present to the decision making body.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Investigate the improvement of methods or systems.
  • Contribute to a review process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Listening and speaking effectively in meetings.
  • Gathering relevant data from a range of sources.
  • Writing a report to outline the proposed changes.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Contributing process expertise to a meeting.
  • Using technology to collect information.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Contribute to team meetings.
  • Investigate the improvement of methods or systems.
  • Contribute to a review process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Understanding that a process does not function in isolation but changes may have widespread implications.
  • Understanding that a process and plant requires continuous improvement.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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:

    Terms and definitions:
  • Standard operating procedures: The documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  64889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mineral Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  61949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49176   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Systems Operations: End User (ERP)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    2. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    3. MPACT 
    4. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    5. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    6. Procurement & Supply Management College cc (ROBERTSHAM) (TP) 
    7. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 



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