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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor and control product parameters in a manufacturing environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246479  Monitor and control product parameters in a manufacturing 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 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 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 has to monitor and control product parameters in a manufacturing environment.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Understand the role and purpose of monitoring product parameters in a manufacturing environment.
  • Assess product suitability by means of measurements, checks and simple tests.
  • Plot values and compare against control limits.
  • Take corrective action. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Description of required skills: This unit standard has been designed as an introduction to the monitoring and controlling of product parameters in a manufacturing environment and does not assume prior learning or experience.
  • Communication and mathematical literacy: Persons attempting this unit standard are required to read, understand and interpret textbooks of a technical nature. It is therefore recommended that they have achieved NQF level 1 or equivalent accreditation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The context of this unit standard includes any environment provided for specific outcomes and assessment criteria as needed.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process requires a wide range of technical skills and offers a considerable choice of procedures. A broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts, analytical interpretation of information, informed judgment and a range of sometime innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems are employed. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification in advanced trade and technical occupations. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of monitoring product parameters in a manufacturing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understand the purpose of monitoring product parameters in a manufacturing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of not rejecting non-conforming product are explained in accordance with quality principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product functional and aesthetic properties are defined as applicable to own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Product quality parameters are defined in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concept of "control limits" is defined in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The concept and role of measurement in quality control is explained in terms of quality products. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess product suitability by means of measurements, checks and simple tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Measurement methods and units are explained as pertaining to product suitability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product checks are understood and effectively implemented in own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product measurement techniques are understood and effectively implemented in own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Basic product testing techniques are understood and effectively implemented in own workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plot values and compare these values against maximum/minimum control limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Finished goods specifications are explained and the reasons for each specification are explained as applicable to own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Measured values are manually plotted and compared against control limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measured values are plotted and compared against control limits, using relevant computer software. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Monitoring intervals are adjusted in accordance with situational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Test and check values are plotted and compared against control limits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Take corrective action pertaining to measured values, checks and tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for rejecting non-conforming products are correctly identified and correct rejection procedures are applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for rejecting defective products are correctly identified in terms of quality principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Corrective actions are implemented in line with delegated authority or under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The reasons for stopping the process are correctly identified and correct procedures are applied. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF 2 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Only an assessor with at least three years experience in a process operation 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 
    The qualifying learner understands and is able to:
  • Understand the role and purpose of monitoring product parameters in a manufacturing environment.
  • Assess product suitability by means of measurements, checks and simple tests.
  • Plot values and compare against control limits.
  • Take corrective action. 

  • 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:
  • Solving a variety of numerical problems.
  • Applying correct procedures to stop the process and identify reasons for the removal of defective products.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Assess product suitability by means of measurements, checks and simple tests.
  • Plot values and compare these values against maximum/minimum control limits.
  • Take corrective action pertaining to measured values, checks and tests. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Plotting values and comparing these against maximum/minimum limits in order to take corrective actions.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Plot values and compare these values against maximum/minimum control limits. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Using everyday language and mathematical language to describe relationships, processes and problem solving methods.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of monitoring product parameters in a manufacturing environment.
  • Plot values and compare these values against maximum/minimum control limits.
  • Take corrective action pertaining to measured values, checks and tests. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Using software to analyse, describe and represent various situations and to solve problems.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome:
  • Plot values and compare these values against maximum/minimum control limits. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
  • Understanding the role of quality products and controlling product parameters in a production environment and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    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.

    Application:

    This unit standard may also find application within:
  • NSB 01: Agricultural and nature conservation. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Core  59017   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  61971   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    2. MPACT 
    3. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.