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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Describe the chemical industry's composition, its regulatory requirements and communication techniques 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253374  Describe the chemical industry's composition, its regulatory requirements and communication techniques 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
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 for the induction of learners within the petrochemical industry.

Learners credited with this unit standard are now capable of describing the petrochemical industry's composition within their own company in relation to their own and other person's roles within the company, its structures, productivity requirements and communication techniques.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Identify and interpret organisational structures, and personal functions within the company or business.
  • Apply and adhere to communication procedures within the company or business.
  • Interpret and apply legislative requirements within the company or business.
  • Adhere and apply safety and security procedures.
  • Apply administrative procedures related to the company and or business.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field.

    The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the fabrication and welding environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Abet Level 4/NQF Level 1 Unit standards:
  • SAQA Lo/06.
  • SAQA Com/001.
  • SAQA Com/003.
  • SAQA Com/004.
  • SAQA Unit Math 001.
  • SAQA Unit math 002.
  • SAQA Unit Math 007.
  • SAQA Unit Math 013. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Scope:

    This unit standard covers the:
  • Organisational structure within the company or business.
  • Communication procedures within the company or business.
  • Legislative requirements within the company or business.
  • Security procedures.
  • Access control and permit to work.
  • Administrative procedures related to the company and or business.
  • Conformance to South African Qualifications Authority and Skills Development Acts in relation to the NQF and learning.

    Environment contexts are restricted to the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and interpret organisational structures, and personal functions within the company or business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of identifying the correct structure and the role of specific personnel, and the consequences of incorrect identification, is explained with reference to company policy and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Persons and their position in relation to the organisational structure of the company are identified, and the explanation of the functions and purposes is correct in terms of company policy. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Organisational structure includes but is not limited to:
  • Top management, middle management and junior management.

    Personnel functions include:
  • CEO, senior managers, managers, team leaders, supervisors, artisans, and learners.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply and adhere to communication procedures within the company or business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Communications procedures are complied with in relation to company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Communication methods:
  • Verbal and non-verbal.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The communication procedure is explained and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret and apply legislative requirements within the company or business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Legislative requirements are adhere to in accordance with company policy and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Legislative requirements may include:
  • Aviation, pressure vessels, and other industry's legislative requirements conform to SAQA and Skills Development Acts, in relation to the NQF and learning.
  • Occupational, Health, Safety and the Environment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply safety and security procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Access to buildings and workplace in relation to security entrance requirements is adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Permits must be worn visibly in accordance with regulatory requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safe practices explained, discussed and demonstrated in terms of company and legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Company rules and regulations.
  • OHS Act.
  • May include fire-prevention.
  • Alcohol blood-count testing or analysis.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply administrative procedures related to the company and or business. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Time keeping practices are adhered to in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stores requisitioning of tools and materials are adhered to in accordance with company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Injured on duty procedures and documentation adhere to in accordance with occupational health and safety act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Training report progress system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    As prescribed in company policy manuals.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Ayone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Administrative procedures and structures.
  • Security procedures.
  • Communication procedures.
  • Company structure.
  • Skills Development Act and SAQA Act in relation to NQF.
  • Fire prevention.
  • Safety training.
  • Chemical Industry and chemical engineering processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. The learner must be declared competent in terms of the title. Where assessments at title level are unmanageable, it is advisable to then focus the assessment around each specific outcome or group of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    Credits may be obtained by applying to an accredited/approved training provider/institution in order to have prior learning recognised in lieu of past work experience. Past experience must relate to the specific outcomes contained within this unit standard. The ensuing assessment of candidates seeking recognition of prior learning should not be so onerous as to deter them from doing so. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    4. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    5. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    6. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    7. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    9. College of Production Technology 
    10. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    11. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    14. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    15. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    16. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    17. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    18. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    19. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    20. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    21. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    22. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    23. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    24. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    25. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    26. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    27. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    28. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    29. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    30. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    31. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    32. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    33. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    34. Shukela Training Centre 
    35. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    36. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    37. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    38. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    39. Umfolozi FET College 
    40. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    41. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    42. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    43. Wavelength T.T.I 
    44. West Coast Industrial Training Institute 
    45. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    46. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    47. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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