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

Operate filling process on a food and beverage automated packaging line 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9090  Operate filling process on a food and beverage automated packaging line 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
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 3  NQF Level 03  18 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-10-13  2006-11-16  SAQA 0556/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-11-16   2010-11-16  

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
242779  Operate filling process on a food automated packaging line  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people who are responsible for performing Filling operations on a food and beverages automated packaging line.
They can also understand the role of the Filling operations in the entire food and beverages packaging process Persons credited with this unit standard can safely:
  • Prepare and start Filling equipment.
  • Operate Filling equipment.
  • Shut down Filling equipment.
  • Prepare for and perform changeovers on Filling equipment.
  • Perform first line maintenance on Filling equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recommended minimum ABET level 4 communication, numeracy., science and technology. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    1. Raw materials:
  • Bottles
  • Sachets
  • Cans
  • Barrels
  • Pouches
  • Trays
  • Bags
  • In process product.
    Services:
  • Electricity
  • Compressed air
  • Water
  • CO2.

    Equipment:
  • Bottle Fillers
  • Sachet Fillers
  • Barrel Fillers
  • Can Fillers
  • Pouch Fillers
  • Tray Fillers
  • Bag Fillers.

    Quality:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming
  • Outgoing and Incoming Material
  • Process quality.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Operating and
  • Process deviations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    2. Equipment:
  • Bottle Fillers
  • Sachet Fillers
  • Barrel Fillers
  • Can Fillers
  • Pouch Fillers
  • Bag Fillers
  • Tray Fillers.

    Quality:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming
  • Process quality.

    Inputs:
  • Raw material
  • Incoming product
  • Control parameters
  • Services.
    Outputs:
  • Products
  • Returnable raw materials and
  • Waste.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Process deviations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    3. Equipment:
  • Bottle Fillers
  • Sachet Fillers
  • Barrel Fillers
  • Can Fillers
  • Pouch Fillers
  • Bag Fillers
  • Tray Fillers.

    Raw materials and waste:
  • Bottles
  • Cans
  • Barrels
  • Sachets
  • Pouches
  • Bags
  • Trays
  • In process product.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Process deviations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    4. Production information:
  • Daily and weekly volumes
  • Brands
  • Shift information
  • Packaging and
  • Production specifications.

    Equipment:
  • Bottle Fillers
  • Sachet Fillers
  • Barrel Fillers
  • Can Fillers
  • Bag Fillers
  • Pouch Fillers
  • Tray Fillers.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Process deviations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000.

    5. Relevant scheduled work:
  • Inspection
  • Clean and Sanitise
  • Lubrication.

    Deviations:
  • Quality
  • Equipment
  • Process deviations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • National Environmental Management Act,
  • Company Standards such as NOSA, ISO 9002 and ISO 14000. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    1. Prepare and start Filling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.8 Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before Filling equipment is prepared and started.They can also understanding of the role of the Filling operations in the whole beverages packaging process production specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    1.1 Raw materials and services for production plan are sourced and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    1.2 Filling equipment is inspected for availability to produce as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    1.3 Filling equipment is inspected for cleaning and sanitation as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    1.4 Filling equipment is started as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    1.5 Operating Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    1.6 Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    1.7 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    2. Operate Filling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    2.1 Filling equipment is operated as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2.2 Quality is checked and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    2.3 Production inputs and outputs are measured and recorded as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    2.4 Operating deviations are identified, recorded, and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    2.5 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    3. Shut down Filling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    3.1 Filling equipment is shut down as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    3.2 Unused raw materials and waste are recorded and handled as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3.3 Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    3.4 Shift handover is performed as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    3.5 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    4. Prepare for and perform changeovers on Filling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    4.1 Production plan is obtained and interpreted as per standard operating procedure before changeover is performed on filling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    4.2 All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    4.3 Filling equipment is changed over as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4.4 Deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    4.5 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    5. Perform first line maintenance on Filling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    5.1 First line maintenance plan is obtained and interpreted for relevant scheduled work as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    5.2 All the necessary tools, equipment, material and parts are prepared and available as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    5.3 First line maintenance of Filling equipment is carried out as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    5.4 Operating deviations are identified, recorded and corrective action is taken as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5.5 First line maintenance feedback is generated, recorded and reported as per standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    5.6 Health, safety and environmental standards are adhered to as per legislation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The moderation requirements of the Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology NSB (06) implemented by the Food & Beverages SETA (a statutory ETQA for the Food & Beverages sector) must be satisfied before credit is awarded for this standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Prepare and start filling equipment:
  • Procedures for preparation and start-up of filling equipment.
  • Raw materials: bottles, cans, barrels, bags trays, pouches, sachets and in process product.

    Operate Filling equipment:
  • Procedures for operating of Filling equipment.
  • Role of the Filling process in the packaging of beverages.
  • Statistical techniques for sampling, monitoring and controlling the quality of the filling process

    Shut down Filling equipment:
  • Procedures for shut down of Filling equipment.

    Prepare for and perform changeovers on Filling equipment:
  • Preparation for and changeover of Filling equipment.

    Perform First Line Maintenance:
  • First line maintenance of Filling equipment including lubricants, cleaning material, cleaning chemicals and basic hand tools.

    Legal Requirements
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (1993)
  • National Environmental Management Act (1998)
  • All future amendments are applicable to the above and other relevant acts and will be used for assessment purposes. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
    Assessor Criterion: 1.7, 2.5, 3.3, 4.5, 5.5 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
    Assessor Criterion: 1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 1.8, 2.5, 2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
    Assessor Criterion: 1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
    Assessor Criterion: 1.1, 1.6, 1.7, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2, 4.5, 5.2, 5.5, 5.6 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written persuasion.
    Assessor Criterion: 1.6, 1.7, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2, 4.5, 5.2, 5.5, 5.6 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
    Assessor Criterion: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.5, 4.4, 4.6, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understands the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation. Assessor Criterion: 1.7, 2.1, 2.5, 3.3, 4.1, 4.5, 5.5 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by making it the underlying intention of any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communitiesBeing culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts
  • Exploring education and career opportunities and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities
    Assessor Criterion: ALL 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 242779, which is "Operate filling process on a food automated packaging line", level 3, 18 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20507   National Certificate: Food and Beverage Packaging  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2006-11-16  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  20508   National Certificate Food and Beverages Processing: Soft Drinks Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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    1. ABI: Phoenix, The Soft Drink Division Of SAB (Pty) Ltd 
    2. SUMMERPRIDE FOODS PTY LTD 



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