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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Emboss and release credit and debit cards in a banking environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114752  Emboss and release credit and debit cards in a banking environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Banking and Micro Finance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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 
This Unit Standard is intended for people who are responsible for embossing blank cards with customer details, often in outsourced companies, for banking clients.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Prepare for embossment of blank cards
  • Oversee the embossing process
  • Prepare card items for delivery, paying particular attention to the security of such products. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Machine preparation depends on the specific card product to be issued.
  • Card verification includes matching of cards to listing in terms of client name, account number and card product.
  • Machine preparation for enveloping and sealing cards includes loading of cards, addresses and additional documentation e.g. flyers.
  • Delivery methods may be: post office delivery, collection by customer at specified branch/outlet or at point of issuing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for embossment of cards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instructions to emboss cards are obtained in embossing file as per company specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Blank cards are retrieved from safekeeping in accordance with company specifications and security requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instructions are reconciled and allocated to embossing machines as per card product and machine requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Machines are prepared for embossing in accordance with product and machine requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Emboss blank cards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production of cards from the embossing machines is monitored as per company specifications and security requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defective cards are removed, recorded and stored for destruction as per company specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The production run is interrupted to correct any production failures should they occur. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Embossed cards are verified to ensure that they correspond with instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare card items for delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Card carriers are printed and matched with embossed cards as per instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cards are physically counted and checked against order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machines are prepared for enveloping and sealing of card items according to product and machine requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Enveloping and sealing of card items are monitored and concluded in accordance with instructions and machine requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The delivery method is determined and card items are prepared accordingly. 


    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, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Operation of embossing and sealing machines in accordance with manufacturers' specifications.
  • Approved delivery methods.
  • The procedures and requirements per delivery method used e.g. post office, courier services and "for collection".
  • Troubleshooting and basic operating problems/faults solutions e.g. removing defective cards.
  • The implications of incorrectly embossed and delivered cards.
  • Security issues surrounding credit cards and their production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems when monitoring production of embossing machines, ensuring that problems are identified and rectified timeous to ensure full production capacity at all times. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage his/her activities responsibly and effectively, when preparing for embossment of cards and during embossing of cards, ensuring quality embossment and productivity and adherence to security requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use technology effectively when embossing blank cards, ensuring minimising of defected cards and accurate information embossed on cards. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  20184   National Certificate: Banking  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  BANKSETA 


    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. Compuscan Academy 
    2. Nedbank Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.