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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manage requirements related to quality and other standards 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116785  Manage requirements related to quality and other standards 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  10 
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 
In order to run a competitive, reputable and sustainable business, a technically qualified learner will have to maintain acceptable standards of performance related to the process, product or service. These standards may be technical or may relate to safety, health, the environment, quality and information. In order to do this effectively, qualifying learners will be able to:
  • Select appropriate technical, safety, quality and other standards
  • Monitor and manage the process of verifying and adjusting internal processes and documentation to ensure compliance with applicable standards
  • Ensure that all personnel are aware of and comply with the applicable standards.

    Examples of such standards are: International Organisation for Standardisation, Deutsche Industrie-Norm, IEC, ANSI, South African Bureau of Standards, National Occupational Safety Association and Black Economic Empowerment Charters.

    In doing this, learners will also know and understand.
  • Concepts, issues and conventions relating to standards
  • Approaches to verifying, storing and staying up-to-date with constantly changing standards
  • Approaches to managing standards related to documents, procedures and reports.

    Learners can be assessed against this unit standard in any of the following contexts:
  • A small or micro business
  • An autonomous or semi-autonomous business unit within a larger organisation.

    The skills, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Diploma in Master Craftsmanship NQF Level 5. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits for this unit standard assume that learners have an NQF Level 5 certificate qualification in a technical occupation or a Certificate in Master Craftsmanship at NQF level 5. They also assume that learners are working towards their qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates all the required unit standards. They also assume that the learner has worked to technical, safety and quality standards in the past.

    Learning time will increase if learners do not have:
  • A relevant NQF Level 5 qualification
  • Experience in a relevant field.

    Learning time will be decreased if they have experience in this field because:
  • Their learning programmes will be adjusted to build on what they already know
  • They can apply to have that prior learning recognised 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The standards include, but are not limited to, safety, health, environment, quality, manufacturing, maintenance, equipment, information, data, security, etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Verify that document versions relating to standards are current and that the requirements are understood. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Examples of such standards are: International Organisation for Standardisation, Deutsche Industrie-Norm, IEC, ANSI, South African Bureau of Standards, National Occupational Safety Association and Black Economic Empowerment Charters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Version register is up-to-date for all relevant standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An appropriate process for updating register is used 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of missing or keeping outdated standards are described and discussed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant sections of applicable standards are correctly identified and interpretation discussed and explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consequences of incorrect interpretation are discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan and implement a procedure to verify compliance of current systems and documentation with the applicable standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Verification procedures are documented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Verification procedure conforms to applicable standards 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of an inadequate procedure are discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement the procedure to verify compliance with standards required, identify non-compliance issues and correct them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures are updated as needed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Regular inspection is done and records are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Inspection also includes audits where applicable
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-compliances are identified and adequately corrected 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of non-compliance are explained 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Communicate all changes and train all relevant personnel in the new procedures and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant personnel follow the new procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incidence of non-compliance is reduced over a time period 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Time period - a time period of 3 weeks to 3 months would be adequate for the purposes of this unit standard
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communication process allows for questions and response to feedback 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of poor communication and poorly trained personnel are explained and discussed 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body, which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will be accredited and have a Degree in Mater Craftsmanship at NQF Level 6 or an equivalent NQF Level 6 qualification with experience of running a small or medium business or autonomous business unit within a larger organisation. Since it is unlikely that there will be sufficient qualified people in the early stages of the life of this qualification, ETQAs should be allowed to make interim arrangements such as:
  • Assessor panels
  • People experienced in the field but without formal qualifications, eg current or retired owners of successful businesses or respected managers in organisations.

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

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

    They 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 
    The activities in this unit standard require an extensive practical experience integrated with a thorough knowledge and understanding of theory and the options related to the technical field and to general principles of organising work. It is assumed that the learners being assessed will have participated in formal structured learning processes to acquire the relevant knowledge. What follows are broad guidelines to the kind of content of such structured learning processes.

    Names and functions of:
  • Standards
  • Documentation, data and procedures

    Purpose of:
  • Procedures and principles
  • Purpose of standards in managing business processes

    Attributes, descriptors, characteristics, and properties
  • Various types of standard

    Process and events
  • Generating relevant documentation
  • Non compliance
  • Request for conformance

    Causes and effects:
  • Using outdated standards
  • Non compliance

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Generating procedures
  • Verifying compliance
  • Inspection techniques and skills

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable legislation regulations and statutes
  • Applicable policies

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Quality assurance principles and approaches

    Relationships, systems:
  • Engineering and other related standards and end-use requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Related to non-compliance with relevant standards
  • Related to maintaining systems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Ensuring compliance of personnel with standards required 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Comparing specific internal processes, procedures and standards with generalised external standards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Communicate issues and changes to relevant personnel 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Between local and international standards
  • Local and industry standards
  • Link between global market and standards 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information

    How credits were determined

    Activity - Hours - Notes
    Classroom learning - 40
    On-the-job learning - 40
    Self directed learning - 12 - Assignments, projects
    Coaching required - 8 - One-to-one passing on of tips and expert practice
    Other Preparation of portfolios
    Total - 100
    Credits - 10 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49059   National Diploma: Master Craftsmanship (Electrical)  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
    Core  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  23260   National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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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