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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Complete finishing operations and dispatch product 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
259737  Complete finishing operations and dispatch product 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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  12 
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 standard has been designed for a learner who will carry out post-production and finishing operations on a manufactured product. There are a variety of post production processes and finishing operations activities depending on the context in which the learner is located. The learner will learn about the importance of meeting customer requirements and dispatching the product/component appropriately.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for work activity.
  • Conduct finishing procedures.
  • Dispatch product to customer or downline process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • Communication at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Finishing operations include clamping, placing into fixtures or jigs, cleaning off residues, polishing, wiping, washing, dusting; lifting and removing product, conditioning, annealing or post-cure, spraying, punching, teaming.

    Finishing procedures may include marking, labelling and stamping; packing, wrapping and stacking, simple product testing such as functionality testing, bundling, strapping, coiling, straightening, binding, reeling. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    An understanding about the role of finishing operations in the production process is demonstrated in terms of the context in which the operations occur. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of following procedures and processes during these operations is explained to ensure that the sequence is followed to prevent wastage and promote efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scheduling, packing and finishing requirements for product or components are checked to ensure compliance with customer or downline requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Required materials and tools for use at the work station are checked to ensure operational safety and efficiency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Working area is prepared to ensure smooth operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Personal protective clothing is used to ensure individual safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct finishing operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Finishing operations are performed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product/component complies with customer requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Customer requirements include but are not limited to visual appearance, function, effectiveness and cleanliness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of minimising wastage or damage to products is explained and applied in terms of the benefits of cost-effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Incidents, occurrences that impact negatively on personnel and/or the finishing operations are reported to supervisor and discussed with the team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Team discussion include tool box talks, 'green area' meetings.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Dispatch product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Product/component is prepared for the next stage in production or for dispatch to customer. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product/component is dispatched to customer/downline process according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product/component is handled or stored according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation for reporting is completed and given to supervisor. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Components.
  • Functionality tests.
  • Finishing materials.
  • Finished product.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Specifications and product requirements.

    Purpose of:
  • Components, tools and equipment.
  • Operations, procedures.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Impact and consequences of poor product handling.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • For dealing with problems.
  • Dispatch procedures.
  • Reporting.
  • Related to the specific operations being carried out.
  • Safety.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Scientific and mathematical principles related to the operations, e.g. measuring, counting, numbering.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationships of finishing activities to final product.
  • In-service requirements related to product.
  • Customer requirements. 

  • 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 responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Engaging in post-production processes and finishing operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that the post-production processes and operations runs smoothly and efficiently and problems are dealt with appropriately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Engaging in post-production processes and operations.
  • Dispatching products/components to customer or downline processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Solve problems during the post production process operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Report problems and incidents/occurrences.
  • Record outputs and measurements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the equipment according to manufacturer's instructions. 

  • 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  71950   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  67569   National Certificate: Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    2. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    3. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 



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