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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare kegs and gas cylinders for use 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7756  Prepare kegs and gas cylinders for use 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hospitality,Tourism,Travel, Leisure and Gaming 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Hospitality, Tourism, Travel, Gaming and Leisure 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
Each learner must be able to prepare for use of kegs and gas Cylinders.
The learner must be able to check for faults understand the importance of carrying out his tasks according to specifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
None 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Range statements are included with specific outcomes as necessary. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
1. Stress the consequences of mishandling keg and gas cylinders.

2. Explain the importance of changing keg and gas cylinders at appropriate times and according to operational procedures.

3. Explain the importance of the correct storage of used keg and gas cylinders for dispatch.

4. Stress the importance of correctly connecting and checking keg and gas cylinders.

5. Disconnect and remove keg/gas cylinders and explain the importance of doing this correctly. (Range of keg/gas cylinders: beer, co2).

6. Prepare and connect cylinders and explain the importance of ensuring the connections are safe.

7. Check new keg/gas cylinders are ready for use.

8. Describe decisions made and give reasons for action taken in response to unexpected situations. (Range of unexpected situations: damaged or broken keg/gas cylinders, faulty or broken connections, insufficient storage areas).

9. Complete all work with minimum disturbance in an organised manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The consequences of mishandling keg and gas cylinders are explained using examples. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The importance of changing keg and gas cylinders at appropriate times and according to operational procedures are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The correct storage of used keg and gas cylinders for dispatch are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reasons for storing, connecting, disconnecting, removing and checking keg and gas cylinders correctly are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrated ability to make decisions about practice and to act accordingly. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
5. Disconnect and remove keg/gas cylinders and explain the importance of doing this correctly. (Range of keg/gas cylinders: beer, co2).

6. Prepare and connect cylinders and explain the importance of ensuring the connections are safe.

7. Check new keg/gas cylinders are ready for use.

8. Describe decisions made and give reasons for action taken in response to unexpected situations. (Range of unexpected situations: damaged or broken keg/gas cylinders, faulty or broken connections, insufficient storage areas).

9. Complete all work with minimum disturbance in an organised manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Keg/gas cylinders are disconnected and removed in compliance with safety and organisational requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Keg and gas cylinders: beerand co2.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Cylinders are prepared and connected so as to ensure safe assembly and connections according to operational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
New keg and gas cylinders are prepared for use according to manufacturer's and organisational requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
A range of real or simulated unexpected situations are handled according to organisational requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Unexpected situations include but not limited to: - damaged or broken keg/gas cylinders, faulty or broken connections and insufficient storage areas.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Work is completed in an organised and efficient manner so as to comply with time-keeping, self-organising,organisational requirements and minimum disturbance. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to adapt performance. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
10. Discuss temporary measures to take, within safety procedures, if gas is leaking.

11. Discuss the different types of connections between kegs and cylinders for different types of draughts (Range of beers: Guiness, Castle, Amstel, Holstein). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Temporary measures that can be taken in the event of gas leaks are discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Different types of commenctions between kegs and cylinders for different types of draughts are discussed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Different beers include but is not limited to: Guiness, Castle, Amstel, Holstein etc.
 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered with the FE/HE Registrar.

3. Any institution wishing to receive skill development grants must be accredited with the relevant ETQA. Such an institution will also be registered with the relevant SETA.

4. Moderation of assessment will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
Embedded knowledge and Critical cross-field outcomes have been included within the specific outcomes category.
This has been done as it was deemed necessary to ensure holistic assessment occurred.

The specific outcomes can be applied in a range of contexts.

Many of the outcomes have been written in such a way that competence must be demonstrated in the context as opposed to in isolation from a context.

The specific outcomes are comparable to outcomes used internationally.

We therefore structured outcomes using the format noun + verb + condition (modifying phrase)Specific outcomes have been split into three categoriesa) knowledge and understanding (what the learner must know and understand)b) decision-making and acting (what the learner must do)c) adapting performance ( including reflexive competence)In many instances there are more than six specific outcomes, as the inclusion of critical cross-field outcomes and embedded knowledge has increased the number of specific outcomes.

If competencies are to be clustered in a meaningful way, then these unit standards cannot be split. 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself (Specific Outcome2,8,9) 

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

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
Essential embedded knowledge is dealt with under the specific outcomes section where "demonstrated KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING" is required.

Recommendations and Exemplars for the design of:

Learning/Curriculum
  • Identify kegs and gas cylinders and their purpose.
  • Know and understand the organisational procedures for changing keg/gas cylinders.
  • Know and identify different connections.
  • Potential exercise: Visit other bars and see what they serve from kegs and draught machines.

    Performance systems
  • A new employee should be able to achieve this unit within 1 months of being trained.
  • Ongoing measurement of the learner's ability to meet this standard is recommended. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  14113   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Services  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  61596   National Diploma: Food and Beverage Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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