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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate and monitor machinery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9876  Operate and monitor machinery 
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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 
Operating and monitoring machinery to produce products. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level.

If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning.

If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Materials include incoming materials or components, raw materials, packaging.
  • "Operate and monitor" implies that the equipment completes the forming action with limited guidance or control from the learner.
  • The learner is able to operate and monitor a range of machines. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for work activity. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Read job instructions/production schedule and determine sequence of operations
  • Check materials and tools required are at work station
  • Perform pre-operational checks on machinery 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Job instructions/production schedule may include a basic sketch of product to be produced, verbal instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All defective materials and products are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate and monitor machinery. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Start up and shut down machinery
  • Check machinery while in operation, making minor adjustments where required
  • Monitor material flow and respond to shortages 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All defective materials and products are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on materials, components and product. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Conduct visual checks on incoming and finished materials, components and product
  • Measure products, components and materials and conduct initial/operational/online tests
  • Recognise defects and mark or remove defective materials, products or components 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Measuring equipment includes rulers, measuring tape, go/no/go gauges, master samples, micrometers, verniers 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All defective materials and products are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Recognise and report changes and/or malfunctions while operating. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Report problems of quality, operation, output, safety 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All defective materials and products are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All defective materials and products are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Record monitoring data on shift. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Report any incidents/stoppages/malfunctions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All defective materials and products are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Work and participate in team processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality production continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All defective materials and products are marked or removed from the production line. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of checks on machinery, materials and product are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Job instructions are complied with.
    3. Minor adjustments to machinery are made where required quickly and appropriately.
    4. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    5. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    6. Correct measuring equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    7. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    8. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    9. Monitoring data is accurately recorded.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Quality awareness: implications (impact on internal/external customers) of defective products, materials or components.
    2. Implications of not responding or responding slowly to production problems.
    3. Implications for accuracy of the misuse of measuring equipment.
    4. Impact of not maintaining a continuous production flow.
    5. Need for accurate up-to-date recording/reporting on production/shift occurrences.
    6. Implications of not following safe working procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Things I know and can explain:

    Names & functions of:
  • Materials
  • Completed product
  • Basic sketches and drawings
  • Production machinery and its component parts
  • Basic measuring equipment
  • Defects

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Types of defects/faults
  • Types of physical measurement
  • Properties of input materials

    Sensory cues:
  • Cues for different defects (what I see, hear, smell, feel),
    e.g. smell or appearance of degrading or burning materials, sounds made by faulty
    equipment or changing process conditions, visual cues to changing process conditions

    Purpose of:
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Safety checks
  • Reporting incidents and conditions

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of non-conformance
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Basic manufacturing process and sequence operation
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as,
    e.g. poor quality, damaged or faulty equipment, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about changing conditions

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Machine operating procedures
  • Reading basic drawings and sketches
  • Checking and measuring procedures
  • Communication procedures
  • Recording and reporting procedures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Measuring units
  • Basic scientific principles related to the process, the materials and the product, e.g. heat, change of state, mechanical movement, wear, hardness

    Relationships, systems:
  • Understand own role in production chain 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to problems/defects 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the process and the products
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record outputs, incidents, measurements
  • Report incidents and conditions
  • Respond to questions or requests for more details 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use measuring equipment
  • Recognise and explain the relationships between the various systems and sub-systems of machinery - electrical, electronic, control, hydraulics, lubrication, heating and any others 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Identify and respond to quality problems as part of the quality chain from manufacturing to customer 

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

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57162   National Certificate: Aluminium Fabrication and Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  21004   National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  21014   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  21011   National Certificate: Power and telecommunication cable manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  22991   National Certificate: Refractories Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Fundamental  14892   National Certificate: Agricultural Machinery Technician  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-09-13  AgriSETA 


    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. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    2. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    3. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    7. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    8. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    9. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    10. Majuba TVET College 
    11. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    12. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    13. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    14. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    15. Scaw Metals Group T/A Scaw Chain (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    16. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    17. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    18. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    19. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    20. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    21. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    22. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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