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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of tissue conversion 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246596  Demonstrate an understanding of tissue conversion 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Pulp and Paper 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of tissue conversion.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Explain the processes and equipment used in tissue conversion.
  • Demonstrate understanding of machines and equipment used.
  • Explain the utility requirements and applications.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic properties and uses of raw materials.

    This competence will enhance the learner's employability and career options in all occupations where knowledge of tissue conversionis needed. 

  • 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 tissue conversion and does not assume prior learning or experience.

    Literacy 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 covers the basic knowledge of tissue converting operations required by learners entering the pulp and paper industry.

    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 judgement 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 
    Explain tissue converting operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of tissue converting operations is explained in terms of the pulp and paper industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The products of tissue converting operations are discussed as applicable to own workplace and the national pulp and paper industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tissue converting operations are explained with the aid of diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Machines and equipment used in tissue converting operations are explained as applicable to own workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain pulp converting operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of pulp converting operations is explained in terms of the pulp and paper industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The products of pulp converting operations are discussed as applicable to own workplace and the national pulp and paper industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pulp converting operations are explained with the aid of diagrams. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Machines and equipment used in pulp converting operations are explained as applicable to own workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the utility requirements of tissue conversion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Compressed air supply and applications are explained as applicable tissue conversion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The instrument compressed air supply and applications are explained in terms of own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Steam supply and applications are explained in terms of own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cooling water supply system and applications are explained in terms of own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Electricity supply and applications are explained in terms of own workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the basic properties and uses of raw materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types and sources of the raw materials used in tissue converting are discussed as applicable to own workplace and the national pulp and paper industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The applications of the different raw materials are explained in terms of own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The physical properties of raw materials are explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The problems presented by the use of the different raw materials are explained in terms of own workplace. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 2 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner understands and can:
  • Explain tissue converting operations.
  • Explain pulp converting operations.
  • Explain the utility requirements of tissue converting.
  • Explain the basic properties and uses of raw materials. 

  • 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:
  • Understanding the operational processes and the place of each piece of equipment in the process.
  • Understanding the problems presented by the different raw materials used.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Explain tissue converting operations.
  • Explain the basic properties and uses of raw materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Applying knowledge of pulp and paper to tissue converting.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Understanding the utility requirements of hygiene products manufacturing.
  • Applying knowledge of tissue conversion to activities.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Using diagrams to explain a range of converting operations.
  • Reading and interpreting information.
  • Supplying a range of explanations.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Explain tissue converting operations.
  • Explain the utility requirements of tissue conversion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Understanding machines and equipment used in tissue and pulp converting operations.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Explain tissue converting operations.
  • Explain the utility requirements of tissue conversion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Understanding the raw materials used in tissue conversion.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Explain the basic properties and uses of raw materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of tissue converting in the pulp and paper industry 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 
    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  59017   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  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.
     
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