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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up production lines in craft operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117527  Set up production lines in craft operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Art, Craft & Design 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Visual Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to set up production lines and equipment in order to ensure optimal efficiency for the craft manufacturing process. The unit standard contributes to the competence of those who want to develop a career path in the Art, Craft and Design sector, and contributes to greater levels of production and quality in this industry. Learners competent in this unit standard will generally improve and increase production quality of craft products. The learner will also be able to improve, maintain and set up tools and equipment used in the production of craft products to increase general productivity.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan tools, equipment and production layout.
  • Set up equipment for craft production purposes.
  • Monitor equipment and product line indicators.
  • Correct product or process problems.
  • Document all activities and results. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication, NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following statements provide a general guide to the scope and complexity of the competence expected of the learner:
  • The learner is able to set up a range of machines for production purposes.
  • The context conditions under which a learner is expected to perform include shift work, time pressure, and accuracy requirements.
  • The learner performs under minimum supervision. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan tools, equipment and production layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment to be used are matched with the craft production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Set up meets process specifications of production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Set up meets equipment specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Manufacturing process is set up to meet cycle time of craft enterprise requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Operations comply with safety, health and environmental policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Plan are reviewed at specified intervals. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and Equipment are set up according to product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Set up meets process specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    First production run meets specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Manufacturing process cycle time meets craft enterprise requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Required settings and adjustments are made to production equipment and tools prior to putting it into service. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor equipment and product line indicators. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Calculations performed to arrive at process procedures and material combinations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Corrections to process are made immediately upon identification of problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Problems and corrections are properly documented and effectively communicated to correct parties. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained throughout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Operations comply with safety, health and environmental policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Correct product or process problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Consequences of poor planning, poor practices, incorrect procedures, and changes in production schedule are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The set up process and the different systems that enable the manufacturing line to function are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actions to respond to emergencies, e.g. power failures, fire, and temperature are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adjustments and changes as identified in the monitoring process are implemented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Corrected operations comply with safety, health and environmental policies and procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Document all activities and results. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Craft operation output are effectively documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Results are documented against the requirements of the planned operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Feedback is communicated to internal and external customers against the documented evidence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Evidence is stored and filed in order to be accessible. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names and functions of materials, parts, controls, instruments and equipment, and products.
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties of materials to be processed, materials used for equipment, machines and tooling, production process, properties and characteristics of tools, equipment and services.
  • Purpose of the set up and operating procedures, quality procedures, health and safety procedures.
  • Procedures and techniques of:
  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Planning
  • Installation and removal
  • Setting and running
  • Shutting down
  • Internal ordering
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Quality standards and specifications
  • Regulations related to safety and health
  • Regulations appropriate to the product
  • Provisions of applicable acts 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when implementing the required adjustments and changes as identified in the monitoring process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage information when results are documented against the requirements of the planned operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when tools and equipment are matched with the craft production process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when implementing the required adjustments and changes as identified in the monitoring process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically when required settings and adjustments are made to production equipment and tools prior to putting it into service. 

    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  49119   National Certificate: Craft Operational Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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