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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Plan and set up testing programme to investigate quality issues and recommend changes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115112  Plan and set up testing programme to investigate quality issues and recommend changes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the tyre manufacturing field who have to ensure that the finished new tyres and related products meet safety and other criteria. Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Set up testing machines to test various sizes, styles and types of tyres.
  • Analyse data from the testing equipment to identify internal and external faults.
  • Ensure that corrective action is taken by the responsible parties.

    The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Quality Assurance of Tyre Manufacturing Processes (NQF Level 4) and related qualifications. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities below, 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 an integrated learning programme for a range of related unit standards. 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 
  • The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
  • All work is performed independently to worksite and manufacturer specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine testing requirements and plan testing programme and required changes to testing equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Testing equipment includes: X-ray machines, force-field analysis units, tyre optimising (uniformity) units. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Test equipment performs relevant tests.
    2. Clear, accurate and appropriate recommendations are made and implemented.

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment set up and data analysis is based on a range of typical tyre testing equipment.
    2. Set up and data analysis is accurate.
    3. Set up and data analysis is done according to quality standards.
    4. Set up and data analysis is done within standard times for such set ups.
    5. All aspects of the processes are done confidently and consistently.
    6. Problems are anticipated and solved.
    7. Equipment and tools are cared for, maintained and stored appropriately.
    8. Work area is kept clean and tidy.
    9. Work practices reflect due care for safety and health of self, fellow workers and care for the environment in general.
    10. Recommendations are followed up with additional testing and discussions with relevant personnel.

    Understanding confirmed

    Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Testing procedures, properties of new tyres, requirements of end use.
  • Causes of faults in the manufacturing process, remedies and responsibilities.
  • Key scientific, safety, health and environmental principles related to testing and data analysis.
  • Difficulties, problems, incidents.
  • Key quality factors. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Liaise with workgroup members and co-ordinate changes to testing machines. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Changes include accommodating different tyre sizes and resetting the equipment.
  • Workgroup members include testing and specialised maintenance and fitting personnel. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Test equipment performs relevant tests.
    2. Clear, accurate and appropriate recommendations are made and implemented.

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment set up and data analysis is based on a range of typical tyre testing equipment.
    2. Set up and data analysis is accurate.
    3. Set up and data analysis is done according to quality standards.
    4. Set up and data analysis is done within standard times for such set ups.
    5. All aspects of the processes are done confidently and consistently.
    6. Problems are anticipated and solved.
    7. Equipment and tools are cared for, maintained and stored appropriately.
    8. Work area is kept clean and tidy.
    9. Work practices reflect due care for safety and health of self, fellow workers and care for the environment in general.
    10. Recommendations are followed up with additional testing and discussions with relevant personnel.

    Understanding confirmed

    Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Testing procedures, properties of new tyres, requirements of end use.
  • Causes of faults in the manufacturing process, remedies and responsibilities.
  • Key scientific, safety, health and environmental principles related to testing and data analysis.
  • Difficulties, problems, incidents.
  • Key quality factors. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Verify the test settings, brief the responsible operator and monitor testing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Test equipment performs relevant tests.
    2. Clear, accurate and appropriate recommendations are made and implemented.

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment set up and data analysis is based on a range of typical tyre testing equipment.
    2. Set up and data analysis is accurate.
    3. Set up and data analysis is done according to quality standards.
    4. Set up and data analysis is done within standard times for such set ups.
    5. All aspects of the processes are done confidently and consistently.
    6. Problems are anticipated and solved.
    7. Equipment and tools are cared for, maintained and stored appropriately.
    8. Work area is kept clean and tidy.
    9. Work practices reflect due care for safety and health of self, fellow workers and care for the environment in general.
    10. Recommendations are followed up with additional testing and discussions with relevant personnel.

    Understanding confirmed

    Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Testing procedures, properties of new tyres, requirements of end use.
  • Causes of faults in the manufacturing process, remedies and responsibilities.
  • Key scientific, safety, health and environmental principles related to testing and data analysis.
  • Difficulties, problems, incidents.
  • Key quality factors. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse test results and identify faults, trends and patterns. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Test results include x-ray pictures, raw data lists, processed data in the form of plots, tables, graphs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Test equipment performs relevant tests.
    2. Clear, accurate and appropriate recommendations are made and implemented.

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment set up and data analysis is based on a range of typical tyre testing equipment.
    2. Set up and data analysis is accurate.
    3. Set up and data analysis is done according to quality standards.
    4. Set up and data analysis is done within standard times for such set ups.
    5. All aspects of the processes are done confidently and consistently.
    6. Problems are anticipated and solved.
    7. Equipment and tools are cared for, maintained and stored appropriately.
    8. Work area is kept clean and tidy.
    9. Work practices reflect due care for safety and health of self, fellow workers and care for the environment in general.
    10. Recommendations are followed up with additional testing and discussions with relevant personnel.

    Understanding confirmed

    Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Testing procedures, properties of new tyres, requirements of end use.
  • Causes of faults in the manufacturing process, remedies and responsibilities.
  • Key scientific, safety, health and environmental principles related to testing and data analysis.
  • Difficulties, problems, incidents.
  • Key quality factors. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Compile reports, make recommendations and discuss with appropriate personnel. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Present findings
  • Discuss causes and implications
  • Seek agreement and commitment to action
  • Develop graphical and tabular data summaries 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    To facilitate integrated assessment, the assessment criteria for this specific outcome has been consolidated.

    Results achieved

    1. Test equipment performs relevant tests.
    2. Clear, accurate and appropriate recommendations are made and implemented.

    Indicators

    1. Testing equipment set up and data analysis is based on a range of typical tyre testing equipment.
    2. Set up and data analysis is accurate.
    3. Set up and data analysis is done according to quality standards.
    4. Set up and data analysis is done within standard times for such set ups.
    5. All aspects of the processes are done confidently and consistently.
    6. Problems are anticipated and solved.
    7. Equipment and tools are cared for, maintained and stored appropriately.
    8. Work area is kept clean and tidy.
    9. Work practices reflect due care for safety and health of self, fellow workers and care for the environment in general.
    10. Recommendations are followed up with additional testing and discussions with relevant personnel.

    Understanding confirmed

    Discuss and explain issues related to:
  • Testing procedures, properties of new tyres, requirements of end use.
  • Causes of faults in the manufacturing process, remedies and responsibilities.
  • Key scientific, safety, health and environmental principles related to testing and data analysis.
  • Difficulties, problems, incidents.
  • Key quality factors. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror 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 
    Names, locations, functions of:
  • Materials, finished product, tools and equipment
  • Documentation
  • Safety and quality systems

    Purpose of:
  • Testing and analysis processes
  • Materials, finished product, tools and equipment
  • Documentation
  • Safety and quality systems

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Various types of test and test results
  • Various types of rubber and reinforcing materials
  • Various types of finished product
  • Various types of tools and calendering equipment
  • Various types of equipment, material and product faults

    Sensory cues:
  • Indicating correct functioning and malfunction of equipment

    Processes and events:
  • Equipment operations
  • Equipment breakdown
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Discussions with parties affected by test results

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Poor quality test procedures and data analysis and incorrect work practices
  • Poor safety practices
  • Inaccurate results

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Test piece loading and unloading
  • Test set up, operations and maintenance
  • Compiling reports and recommendations
  • Dealing with adverse reactions from affected parties

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Company policies and procedures
  • Applicable regulations
  • Testing standards, local and international
  • Traceability and liability

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Rubber processing and tyre construction and manufacturing processes in general
  • Testing, test results, units of measure
  • Appropriate science, including temperature, pressure, radiation, x-rays

    Relationships, systems:
  • The role of testing in the manufacturing process, in quality standards and in the end use of the final product 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identify manufacturing results and recommend solutions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Elicit support for recommendations and generate positive actions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan and organise sequence and changes.
  • Work according to quality standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Assemble, classify and sort information.
  • Use basic statistical processes to analyse results. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Summarise data and compile reports and recommendations in written form.
  • Present and discuss findings.
  • Manage conversation and potential conflict related to recommendations and their implementation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use testing equipment and tools.
  • Use statistical techniques, computers and other aids to work with data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand the danger of resistance and the potential for conflict in presenting information.
  • Understand the purpose of the testing process in relation to company and client needs and requirements. 

  • 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

    Determination of credits:
  • Classroom learning: 60 hours
  • On-the-job learning: 100 hours
  • Self directed learning: 20 hours
  • Coaching required: 20 hours

    Total: 200 hours 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48796   National Certificate: Quality Assurance of Tyre Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  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.
     
    1. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    3. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 



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