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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Outer-pack and palletise products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14596  Outer-pack and palletise products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 intended for a person who works in a manufacturing and/or packaging environment and has the responsibility of packaging and palletising of products/materials.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of outer-packaging and palletising of products/materials,
  • outer-pack products/materials ,
  • palletise products/materials ,
  • perform end of outer-packaging and palletising procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Open 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Outer pack and palletise products and materials manually and mechanically

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner within the field of construction products manufacturing by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of manufacturing. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and progression within the manufacturing context.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is moderate in range, established and familiar and offers clear choices of routine responses. The learning demand employs basic operational knowledge and readily available information. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification.

    The credit value assigned to this unit standard is appropriate and reflects the average length of time for an average qualifying learner to become competent.

    Recommended contact time and individual learning 10 h
    Recommended time spent in structured learning in the workplace and assessment 30h
    Total notional hours 40h 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of outer- packaging and palletising of products/materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The principles and procedures of manual packing and palletising of products/materials are explained according to standard packaging principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The components of the equipment used for packaging and palletising of products/materials are identified in relation to equipment components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The functions of materials used for outer -packaging are identified and explained according to quality and safety principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety practices and procedures for outer-packing and palletising of products/materials are identified according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Outer-pack products/materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Outer-pack products/materials for 30 minutes at an acceptable rate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Personal preparation is done according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal preparation refers to practices that ensure hygiene, personal and product safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The work area and packing materials are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Preparation related problems are solved within scope of work in order to ensure outer-packaging quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Products/materials are outer-packed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Packaging parameters are controlled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Outer-packed packaging materials are released for palletising according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Releasing of packaging material can only take place if:
  • any other process-related problems are solved within scope of work in order to maintain container quality,
  • adjustments are made to the process when it does not meet work-site requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The work areas are kept and maintained during outer-packing according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Palletise products/materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Palletise products/materials for 30 minutes at an acceptable rate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Packaged products/materials are received and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Packaged products/materials are palletised according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The parameters of the palletised products/materials are monitored and controlled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Palletising related problems are solved within scope of work in order to ensure product/material quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The work areas are kept and maintained during the palletising procedures according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of packaging and palletising procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Outer-packaging and palletising procedures are ended according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Sub-standard packaged products/materials are handled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The work area is cleaned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Waste from the cleaning process is handled and stored or dispatched according to standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome and critical cross-field outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Within the scope of work to ensure product/material quality. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group or organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Performing personal preparation, workplace and equipment preparation in order to operate process and equipment according to standard operating procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication methods and keeping records. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large. 

    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:

    Legal requirements:
    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993,
  • Applicable SABS and/or International standards and requirements,
  • ISO 9000 & 14000
  • Applicable legislation

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Protective clothing/gear refer clothing that safeguards the person and the product.

    Standard operating procedures refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal, equipment and environmental safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, time frames, applicable legislation and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.