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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Verify a supplier`s quality assurance system in a food or beverage manufacturing environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9045  Verify a supplier`s quality assurance system in a food or beverage manufacturing environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-10-13  2006-04-20  SAQA 0556/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-04-20   2010-04-20  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119797  Conduct audits within a quality management system  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a supplier quality assurance system in a food or beverage manufacturing environment.
  • Evaluate a supplier quality assurance system.
  • Monitor the supplier quality assurance system.
  • Report on the audit finding of a supplier quality assurance system.

    This unit standard is intended for a person working in a food or beverage manufacturing environment who needs to verify a supplier quality assurance system.

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner with in the food or beverage manufacturing environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of manufacturing and assembly. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the food or beverage manufacturing and processing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Required skills and knowledge on:
  • Quality control practices and procedures.
  • Quality assurance principles.
  • Further education & Training Certificate and Diploma / Occupational certificate in food or beverage manufacturing.
  • Supervisory or leadership skills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this unit standard is for a person working in a food or beverage manufacturing environment who needs to verify a supplier quality assurance system.

    In the context of this unit standard a supplier quality assurance system complies with and integrates all other quality and safety management systems.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is applicable because the processes requires a range of specialised technical skills that offer a considerable choice of procedures in a variety of contexts.A broad knowledge base with substantial depth, analytical interpretation of information, informed judgements and a range of sometime innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems are employed. The application of the unit standard is to qualify a person towards certification in advance trade, technical, technology occupations or undergraduate tertiary education. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of a supplier quality assurance system. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of a supplier quality assurance system in a food or beverage manufacturing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles of a supplier quality assurance system are explained according to quality assurance methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The relationship between a supplier quality assurance system and other quality management systems is identified and explained according to quality assurance methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The requirements of a supplier quality control system are identified and explained quality assurance methodology. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The requirements refer to product or raw material specifications, incoming inspection, vendor rating, auditing, use of critical process data, certificates of analysis or conformance and supplier questionnaires
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The difference between certificates of analysis and conformance in a supplier quality assurance programme is identified and explained quality assurance methodology. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Evaluate a supplier quality assurance system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The evaluating criteria of a supplier quality assurance system are determined according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A plan to evaluate a supplier quality assurance system is developed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The supplier quality assurance system complies with and integrates with all other quality and safety management systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Constraints to the supplier quality assurance system are solved and alterations are implemented according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor the supplier quality assurance system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Maintaining of the parameters in a supplier quality assurance system is evaluated and audited according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Incoming inspection activities are planned and implemented in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Vendors in a supplier quality assurance system are rated according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Critical process data is interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Certificates of analysis and conformance in a supplier quality assurance system are interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The results of a supplier questionnaire in a supplier quality assurance programme are interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The supplier quality assurance system plan is monitored according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Documentation related to integrating the supplier quality assurance system plan is accurate and complete in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Report on the audit finding of a supplier quality assurance system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Audit reports are completed and compiled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The findings of the audit report are discussed with the supplier according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Causes of non-conformance are recorded according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Alterations to the supplier quality assurance system are suggested and communicated according to standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • 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.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions. 

  • 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 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made.

    Evident in all the specific outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all the specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Evident in all the specific outcomes. 

    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.

    Evident in all the 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.

    Evident in all the specific outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119797, which is "Conduct audits within a quality management system", Level 5, 8 credits.

    Supplementary Information

    Legal requirements:

    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972,
  • Health Act, No 63 of 1977,
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993,
  • SABS Food Hygiene Management Code 49: 1989.


    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Food or beverage safety
    Refers to all practices and procedures that will ensure that food or beverage is safe for consumption by human beings. These practices and procedures are applied from raw product receiving, handling and sorting until the final product is manufactured, stored and sold to the consumer.

    Food or beverage safety practices and procedures
    Refer to good manufacturing practices, monitoring critical control points, HACCP`s, practices against food or beverage contamination and personal hygiene.

    Standard operating procedures
    Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal and food or beverage safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21847   National Diploma: Manufacturing Management: Food and Beverage  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. SUMMERPRIDE FOODS PTY LTD 
    2. Swift Silliker (Pty) Ltd 



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