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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain a filter rod processing unit 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114153  Maintain a filter rod processing unit 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in: Maintaining a filter rod tow processing unit to ensure optimum production performance of the unit. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have :
  • National Certificate in Cigarette Filter Rod Production - NQF Level 3.
  • Mechanical background - NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard with minimal supervision, but with access to work-site procedures and operating instructions.

    The scope of this unit standard deals with the repair and commissioning of a tow processing unit from the feeding of raw filter tow up to the transport jet,

    Printer unit components include, but are not limited to, control panel, pretension rollers, ratio roller, feed roller, spreading roller, spray booth unit, air spreaders, lifting arm, PIV gearboxes, variable pulleys, belts, hoses, chain drives and blower fan unit. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of fault-finding on a tow processing unit. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Linking the reported deviation to possible causes according to work site procedures.
  • Identifying the origin of the fault according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Applying safety procedures when gaining access to tow processing unit components.
  • Determining the availability of machine spares.
  • Replacing defective machine components.
  • Aligning and/or adjusting tow processing unit.
  • Confirming the functional performance of the tow processing unit against quality standards.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Linking the reported deviation to possible causes.
  • Identifying the origin of the fault.
  • Informing affected parties of the extent of maintenance required.
  • Informing affected parties of recommencement of production.
  • Restoring the work area.
  • Completing relevant documentation. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and prepare for the maintenance of the tow processing unit. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Gaining access to tow processing unit components according to work site and safety procedures.
  • Determining the availability of machine spares according to work site procedures.
  • Informing affected parties of the extent of maintenance required according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Applying safety procedures when gaining access to tow processing unit components.
  • Determining the availability of machine spares.
  • Replacing defective machine components.
  • Aligning and/or adjusting tow processing unit.
  • Confirming the functional performance of the tow processing unit against quality standards.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Linking the reported deviation to possible causes.
  • Identifying the origin of the fault.
  • Informing affected parties of the extent of maintenance required.
  • Informing affected parties of recommencement of production.
  • Restoring the work area.
  • Completing relevant documentation. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform maintenance. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Replacing defective tow processing unit components according to work site procedures and manufacturer specifications.
  • Aligning and/or adjusting the tow processing unit according to work site procedures and manufacturer specifications. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Applying safety procedures when gaining access to tow processing unit components.
  • Determining the availability of machine spares.
  • Replacing defective machine components.
  • Aligning and/or adjusting tow processing unit.
  • Confirming the functional performance of the tow processing unit against quality standards.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Linking the reported deviation to possible causes.
  • Identifying the origin of the fault.
  • Informing affected parties of the extent of maintenance required.
  • Informing affected parties of recommencement of production.
  • Restoring the work area.
  • Completing relevant documentation. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete maintenance. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Confirming the functional performance of the tow processing unit according to work site procedures, safety procedures and quality standards.
  • Restoring the work area according to work site procedures.
  • Informing affected parties of recommencement of production according to work site procedures.
  • Completing relevant documentation according to work site procedures. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Applying safety procedures when gaining access to tow processing unit components.
  • Determining the availability of machine spares.
  • Replacing defective machine components.
  • Aligning and/or adjusting tow processing unit.
  • Confirming the functional performance of the tow processing unit against quality standards.

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Linking the reported deviation to possible causes.
  • Identifying the origin of the fault.
  • Informing affected parties of the extent of maintenance required.
  • Informing affected parties of recommencement of production.
  • Restoring the work area.
  • Completing relevant documentation. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.
  • Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of the relationship between deviations, possible causes and solutions.
  • Knowledge of the working, repair and adjustments of a tow processing unit.
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures and associated risks relating to the maintenance of a tow processing unit.
  • Knowledge of the characteristics of materials which affect the product and tow processing unit settings.
  • Knowledge of the controls and functions of a tow processing unit.
  • Knowledge of the criteria and reasons for the selection of rectification methods.
  • Knowledge of appropriate lubricants and application thereof. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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 when identifying the origin of the fault. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when determining the availability of and ordering machine spares. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when confirming the functional performance of the tow processing unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information when planning and preparing for maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when informing affected parties of the extent of maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when performing maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when identifying the origin of the fault. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Values
  • All learners should demonstrate :An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principles.
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships.

    This unit standard has credits in excess of 15. The reason for this is that this unit standard forms the nucleus of a series of unit standards which, in their turn, lead to a total understanding of and ability to operate a combination of production machines. If this unit standard is sub-divided any further in order to reduce the number of credits, the meaningfulness of the applied competencies will be lost to the learner. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48398   Further Education and Training Certificate: Cigarette Filter Rod Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
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