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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of productivity requirements 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243688  Demonstrate an understanding of productivity requirements 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather 
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 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 will equip learners with the skills, knowledge and values to participate effectively in workplace activities within the CTFL manufacturing industries. This unit standard will provide the learner with the necessary knowledge to understand how to contribute proactively towards productivity improvement practices.

The qualifying learner will be capable of:
  • Describing productivity principles as applied to manufacturing processes.
  • Describing productivity practice in the workplace.
  • Understanding the importance of productivity improvement practices in the workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are required to demonstrate fundamental competencies, specified below, at ABET Level 4 or NQF 1.

    Learners must be able to:
  • Speak, read and write in English.
  • Do basic mathematic calculations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and the calculation of areas, volumes and quantities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This standard applies to the Clothing, Textile, Footwear, Leather and General Goods sector.
  • 'Waste' refers to all forms of waste including; inventory, lead time, defects, over-usage, over-production, material and human movement, idle or downtime, absenteeism and lateness.
  • Procedures and practices refer to general and specific production and productivity related practices in the manufacture of clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and related general goods products. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe productivity principles as applied to manufacturing processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The difference between productivity and production is explained in terms of industry norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Established productivity principles are described as applicable in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors influencing productivity are described in terms of workplace activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Utilisation of resources, and efficiency concepts, relating to materials, machinery and labour employed in a manufacturing process are identified and explained in terms of standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe productivity practice in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Productivity requirements are described in terms of input and output in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of meeting productivity requirements is described in terms of input and output targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Production targets are explained in relation to time, quality and output in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Production procedures/instructions are understood and explained in the context of specific manufacturing industries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Systems required for data collection are explained in the context of workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Procedures are described for the recording collected data in the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of productivity improvement practices in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All forms of wastage are identified and recorded in a production area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Idle or downtime, output deficiencies and product non-conformances are identified and recorded in a production area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sub-standard performances are identified from output records or relevant production data sheets in a production area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste reduction/elimination activities are applied according to work procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual wishing to be assessed (including RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Learning programmes that will enable the achievement of this unit standard will be accredited by the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.

    Assessors who assess the competency of learners against this standard must be qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA.

    Moderators qualified and registered with the appropriate ETQA must conduct moderation.

    All external moderation will be conducted at the discretion of the relative ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners will engage with the following knowledge components:
  • Principles of productivity and their application in the work environment.
  • Manufacturing principles, procedures, processes and resources.
  • Methods and techniques of productivity measurement.
  • Roles of Standards and Specifications to Production and work measurement.
  • Benefits of productivity improvement to the company and the individual.
  • Method study and work measurement techniques.
  • Types of wastage, causes, costs and techniques to eliminate wastage.
  • Commonly used terms and concepts relevant to industry. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to ways to improving productivity and production and ways to eliminate waste. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when identifying and implementing ways to reduce waste in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Organise, analyse and evaluate information when investigating ways to improve productivity.
  • Organise the activities of oneself in order to meet production targets. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with others, using appropriate industry terms and concepts, when describing problems, giving ideas to improve productivity and when interpreting and following work instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology to improve processes resulting in productivity improvement. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as being made up of a set of related systems when analysing the manufacturing pipeline and processes in order to improve productivity. 

    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  58227   National Certificate: Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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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