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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Develop and manage maintenance policies and schedules 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116456  Develop and manage maintenance policies and schedules 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather 
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  20 
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 standard is in the core category of the NQF Level 5 National Diploma in CTFL Mechanician Processes. Learners who are assessed competent with this unit standard are able to develop systems, policies and procedures for maintenance of plant and equipment and analyse and monitor repair and maintenance levels in respect of quality of output and quality of work. Learners will also be able to analyse, record and report on repair and maintenance policies, procedures and processes. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained the National Certificate in CTFL Mechanician Processes at NQF Level 4 or equivalent qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guarantee continuous running of plant and machinery will involve exact maintenance procedures that are scheduled, programmed, implemented and recorded according to existing laws and legislation. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Developing systems, policies and procedures for maintenance of plant and equipment in operational conditions to comply with OHS Act at a minimum standard. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Planned maintenance programmes put in place through technical specialists and regulations, ensures that all plant and equipment is maintained to operational and company requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
A set of service and maintenance documentation is designed and applied for all specified areas of service and maintenance processes in accordance to industry and company requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Provision for preventative maintenance and emergency back-up service minimises breakdowns or other down time, which disrupt production or delivery of service applicable to the company's production plans. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Procedures for inspection and testing of plant and equipment, verify conformity with operational specifications and production requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The explanation outlines, maintenance system requirements used in the industry, are described in terms of specified and stated company requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Analysing and monitoring repair and maintenance levels in respect of quality of output and quality of work to comply with maintenance regulations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The demonstration confirms, according to specified requirements, the ability to measure maintenance levels in respect of quality and quantity. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The monitoring of repair and maintenance tasks, according to specified procedures and standards, is carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The demonstration and evaluation demonstrates, according to specified requirements, the recording of maintenance work carried out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The demonstration confirms, according to specified requirements, the informing and advising of repair and maintenance teams on maintenance issues and results. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The description outlines, the importance of repair and maintenance levels to ensure continuous production according to specified production plans and job cards. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Analysing, recording and reporting on repair and maintenance policies, procedures and processes. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The demonstration confirms, according to specified requirements, analyses of repair and maintenance are completed, within specified timelines and schedules. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The explanation outlines, according to required standards, the procedures for analysing, recording and reporting on maintenance issues. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The systematic recording and monitoring of maintenance levels on a continuous basis ensures effective repair and maintenance controls in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The explanation outlines, according to required standards, what documentation relating to maintenance of plant and equipment must be completed in a concise and required format and location. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Cost effective system is explained appropriate to standard company requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Evaluating existing maintenance policies, systems etc. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Evidence that policies have been evaluated is produced, in relation to company specific requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Statistical data is analysed and in accordance with company policies and procedures. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The relevant ETQA will accredit providers against this standard. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The demonstrated understanding of:
  • Codes of practice for repair and maintenance processes.
  • Techniques to sell maintenance ideas to maintenance teams and management.
  • Various types of analyses, reports and records required for statistics.
  • How to question and extract information.
  • How to develop systems, policies and procedures.
  • Purpose and operational technology.
  • How to use manufacturers specifications to adapt to local conditions and requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others where the concept of maintenance becomes a team responsibility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise, analyse and evaluate information to accurately measure maintenance levels over periods of time so that improvements can be made and standards upheld. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively verbally or in writing using a variety of forms of communication to inform others of maintenance processes and concepts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to carry out maintenance policies effectively and accurately. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems where the impact of poor quality maintenance to plant, equipment and ecology is understood. 

    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
    Core  48968   National Diploma: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  78843   National Certificate: Diamond Processing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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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