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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Oversee a jig operation process in a metallurgical plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115578  Oversee a jig operation process in a metallurgical plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  25 
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 for persons responsible for overseeing a jig concentration process in a metallurgical plant. A person credited with this unit standard can:-
  • Demonstrate knowledge relating to the overseeing of a jig concentration process
  • Demonstrate knowledge relating to operation of a jig concentration process
  • Oversee a jig concentration process
  • Complete the duties pertaining to the overseeing of a jig concentration process 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Literacy and numeracy at ABET 4 or equivalent
  • Competence in:
  • The operation of applicable process equipment
  • The handling of applicable hazardous substances
  • The use of applicable tools and equipment
  • General and safety management skills
  • Security practices
  • The applicable sampling methods
  • The control of the de-watering process 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge relating to the overseeing of a jig concentration process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The specified safety and health, and risk management requirements and the consequences of non-compliance are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of overseeing a jig concentration process in terms of achieving specified production requirements and up- and down stream operational requirements is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The specified emergency procedures pertaining to the jig concentration process are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The specified security requirements pertaining to the jig concentration process are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The specified communication requirements pertaining to the jig concentration process and the consequences of non-compliance are explained 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge relating to the operation of a jig concentration process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process flow and interlock systems of the jig concentration process are explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The standard operating procedures of the jig concentration process are explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The specified operating parameters and control methods and the consequences of not adhering to these are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The factors affecting the optimum performance of the jig concentration process are explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The specified principles of jig concentration process are explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The specified actions to be taken, should sub-standard conditions and problems be encountered, are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Oversee a jig concentration process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Supervision of human resources is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Inspection of the jig concentration system is conducted in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Availability and use of personal protective equipment and safety equipment,
  • availability and use of tools and equipment,
  • condition of safety devices and adherence to safety requirements,
  • availability and the utilisation of process equipment and consumables,
  • the present status of the process,
  • potential hazards and risks,
  • potential security risks or breaches
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The jig concentration process is monitored, controlled and optimised in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safe and optimum production is facilitated through effective communication. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Work related hazards and associated risks are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The standard operating procedures are ensured in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Security requirements pertaining to the jig concentration process are met and security breaches are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Problems encountered are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Safety and health procedures towards self and others are maintained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The operation of the jig concentration process is consistent with environmental policy and other specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the duties pertaining to the overseeing of a jig concentration process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Good housekeeping practices are ensured in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Specified reporting and data-recording requirements are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The planning and monitoring of maintenance is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Preparation for maintenance and the locking out of equipment are ensured to be in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety and health procedures towards self and others are maintained in accordance with specified requirements. 


    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.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is addressed in specific outcome 1, as well as other assessment criteria throughout the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify hazards and risks, sub standard conditions, process problems and to rectify these, illustrates his capability to solve problems 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/ group/ organisation/ community.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to communicate effectively and to maintain optimum production illustrates his capability to work effectively with others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production whilst adhering to safety procedures, illustrates his capability to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to implement corrective actions, illustrates his capability to collect, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to maintain optimum production through effective communication and his ability to adhere to reporting requirements illustrates his capability to communicate effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others).

    Note: The ability of the candidate to adhere to safety, health and environmental requirements, illustrates his capability to use science and technology effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to explain the importance of the process in terms of achieving production and up and down stream requirements illustrates his understanding of the world as a set of related systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember, we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence - of the prescribed type and quality as specified in this unit standard - that the candidate is able to achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles of assessment, namely appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Terminology

    specified requirements
    Specified requirements include legal and site specific requirements
    and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • SANS and other relevant standards
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/instructions

    Site specific
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications

    Unit standard justification

    Level
    Attribute-Level-Justification
    Skills-3-Well developed range
    Procedures-3-Significant choice
    Context-4-Variety of familiar and un-familiar
    Knowledge-4-Broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts
    Information processing-4-Basic analytical interpretation of information
    Problem Solving-3-A range to known responses to familiar problems, based on limited discretion and judgement
    Orientation of activities-3-Directed, with some autonomy
    Application of responsibility-4-Under broad guidance and evaluation
    Orientation of scope of responsibility-4-Complete responsibility of quality and quantity of output, and possible responsibility for the quality and quantity of the output of others
    Average level: 3.56
    Level assigned: 4

    Credits

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:
    Activity-Hours
    Classroom Teaching-100
    On-The-Job Training-150
    Total-250
    Credits achieved: 250/10 = 25
    Credits assigned: 25 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49049   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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