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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Pre-batch and mix materials for construction material manufacturing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14610  Pre-batch and mix materials for construction material manufacturing process 
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 construction material manufacturing unit and who has the responsibility to pre-batch and mix raw materials or ingredients for construction product manufacturing.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of pre-batching and mixing,
  • prepare for pre-batching and mixing of raw materials or ingredients,
  • mix or blend raw materials or ingredients,
  • perform end of pre-batching and mixing procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills, knowledge and understanding on:
  • Understand and use the number system
  • Understand of appropriate measures and the relationships between different units of measure.
  • Solving of problems involving measurement, volume and time
  • Read and respond to a range of text types. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Construction material manufacturing processes refer to clay/refractory products, ceramic tile and sanitary ware products, bitumen, wood joinery and concrete material products.

    This unit will contribute to the full development, further mobility and transportability for the learner 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 30 h
    Recommended time spent in structured learning in the workplace and assessment 20h
    Total notional hours 50h 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of pre-batching and mixing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of pre-batching as part of the production process is explained according to pre-batching principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of the correct mass and volume of the raw materials and/or ingredients, in terms of the final quality of the product, are explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The working principles and procedures of the weighing equipment are described according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The purpose of mixing or blending raw materials in product formulation is explained in terms of legal requirements, consistency of product composition and profitability of production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The functions of the raw materials used in the formulation of the product are identified according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The importance of following the mixing or blending procedure of raw materials according to standard operating procedures is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mixing or blending procedure refers to:
  • Correct quantities of raw materials,
  • Specific sequence during mixing or blending,
  • Correct mixing rate,
  • Importance of temperature during mixing.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The reasons for mixing or blending raw materials before further processing are explained according standard manufacturing principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Safety practices and procedures for pre-batching of raw materials are identified according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for pre-batching and mixing of raw materials or ingredients. 

    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 and personal and product safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The work environment and equipment are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation refers to cleaning and pre-start up checks on the equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The raw materials is received, checked and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Receiving refers to sufficient quantity and checking if the raw materials are quality released according to work-site requirements. Maintaining refers to all the work-site requirements in order to maintain the quality of the raw materials.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Containers and/or wrappings used for pre-batching raw materials and/or ingredients are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Raw material shortages are reported according to standard operating procedures.
    Problems during preparation for pre-batching are identified and solved within the scope of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work-site documents are correctly interpreted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Mix or blend raw materials or ingredients. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Raw materials or ingredients are weighed, measured and pre-batched according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Weights and/or volumes of pre-batched raw materials and/or ingredients are recorded according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pre-batched raw materials are released for further processing according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Releasing of pre-batched raw materials can only take place if:
  • any other process-related problems are solved within scope of work in order to ensure product quality,
  • adjustments are made to the process when it does not meet the work-site requirements.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Mixing or blending equipment is operated according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Mixing or blending of raw materials during product formulation is carried out according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A representative sample is taken for quality control purposes according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The mixing or blending process is monitored and controlled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Work areas are kept and maintained during pre-batching according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform end of pre-batching and mixing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Equipment and work area are shut-down, cleaned and maintained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Unused and pre-batched raw materials are handled and stored according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Mixed or blended raw materials are distributed to the correct designation according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Pre-batching and mixing documentation are completed and stored 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:
  • Identifying and solving problems during preparation for pre-batching and mixing of raw materials or ingredients within the scope of work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Preparing for mixing or blending of raw materials,
  • Performing end-of-process duties. 

  • 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 COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Taking a representative sample for quality control purposes according to standard operating procedures,
  • Monitoring and controlling the mixing or blending process. 

  • 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 SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by.
  • Complying with safety and workplace procedures. 

  • 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,
  • Applicable legislation,
  • ISO 9000 & 14000

    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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