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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Classify secondary fibre as per the South African Grade Definition 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256295  Classify secondary fibre as per the South African Grade Definition 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Pulp and Paper 
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 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
110043  Classify waste paper as per the South African Grade Definition  Level 2  NQF Level 02   
246619  Classify secondary fibre as per the South African Grade Definition  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to classify secondary fibre by adhering to Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality requirements. They also understand the fundamental principles of classifying secondary fibre as per the South African Grade Definition.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Explain the fundamental principles of secondary fibre selection.
  • Sort and classify secondary fibre.
  • Adhere to Safety, Health, and Environmental requirements. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is required that persons attempting this unit standard have achieved NQF Level 1, ABET Level 4 or equivalent accreditation. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard covers the identification and selection of the various grades of secondary fibre. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Qualifying learners are able to explain the fundamental principles of secondary fibre selection. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Qualifying learners are able to discuss and explain the fundamental principles of grading/classifying secondary fibre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the grading/classification as well as the relationship to the supplier and customer's processes is discussed and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The grade classification for the secondary fibre used is described as per the South African Standard Grade Definition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of each grade of secondary fibre is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible contraries in the secondary fibre are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Sort and classify secondary fibre. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences between the various grades of secondary fibre are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different piles of secondary fibre are classified/graded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mixed grades of secondary fibre are sorted into various grades. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The effect of contraries on secondary fibre is discussed and explained in terms of value and mass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The difference in monetary value of the various grades of secondary fibre is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Any contraries are handled according to Standard Operating Procedures, within standard time, following all safety and workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Adhere to Safety, Health, and Environmental requirements. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Qualifying learners are able to adhere to Safety, Health, and Environmental requirements including the requirements of Standard Operating Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All hazards and risks associated with the process are identified and relevant prescribed precautions are explained or demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Environmental hazards are identified and the relevant precautions to be taken are explained according to plant environmental procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Company safety procedures and housekeeping standards are understood and adhered to. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 2 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Only an Assessor with considerable first hand experience in process operations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Things the learner knows and can explain:

    Names, Functions and Locations of:
  • Raw material.
  • Finished product.

    Description, properties and characteristics of:
  • Raw materials.
  • Product.

    The Purpose of the:
  • Grading, in terms of product/s, efficiencies and quality.

    Causes, effects and implications of:
  • Raw material variables (suppliers).
  • Product variables (customers).
  • Hazards.
  • Not complying with safety standards.
  • Not complying with standard operating procedures.
  • Not complying with quality specifications.

    Procedures and techniques of:
  • Recording and reporting data.
  • Handling contraries.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements and policies related to:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Environmental issues.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Company Safety Procedures.
  • Standard Operating procedures.
  • Quality specifications.
  • South African Standard Grade Definition for secondary fibre. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identify hazards and risks associated with the process and describe relevant precautions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage self and activities:
  • Work to achieve consistent results required.
  • Participate in life-long learning. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information:
  • Monitor and record grades of secondary fibre. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Respond to questions and requests for additional information.
  • Report incidents and conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
  • Explain the purpose of the grading/classification as well as the relationship to the supplier and customer's processes. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 110043, "Classify waste paper as per the South African Grade Definition", Level 2, 4 Credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61929   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  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.
     
    1. Dr M Investments 
    2. Mpact Operations Paper Springs 
    3. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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