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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor the quality of materials and the manufactured product 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
265006  Monitor the quality of materials and the manufactured 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 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to explain the significance of quality on the organisation and what the roles of the various stakeholders are in the quality process. Learners will also be able to identify and deal with all defective products, components and materials and perform a range of quality checks regularly and consistently using measuring instruments and equipment.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Describing and explaining the concepts of quality.
  • Conducting visual checks on incoming materials and components and the manufactured product.
  • Measuring products, components and materials and conduct operational on-line tests.
  • Recording production and defects and report incidents. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Work will be conducted under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe and explain the concepts of quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    How quality affects the organisation and its success are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The significance of quality requirements and the importance of adhering to them are explained in terms of the success of the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The roles of each person in the quality chain are explained in terms of their input. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The concept of internal and external customers is explained in terms of quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The implications of failure to maintain quality in the organisation are explained with industry specific examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Conduct visual checks on incoming materials and components and the manufactured product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various stages of the process and the inputs and outputs in terms of a specific industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All defective products, components and materials are marked and/or removed from the production line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All defective products, components and materials are recorded and reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained in accordance with organisational standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Measure products, components and materials and conduct tests. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Measuring and testing equipment may include but are not limited to rulers, vernier, micrometers, gauges, scales, pyrometers, go/no go gauges, jigs, master samples, ink and adhesion testers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The inputs and outputs of each phase of the measuring process are identified and explained in terms of a specific industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A range of quality checks is regularly and consistently performed according to standard operating procedures and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measuring instruments and equipment are used standard operating procedures and specifications and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defects are recognised and marked and/or removed standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Record production and defects and report incidents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Records that are created are legible, accurate and conform to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Incidents and deviations are reported in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Information and communications are responded to according to standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Defects and deviations.
  • Quality concepts, e.g. non-conformance.
  • Measuring instruments and equipment.
  • Components, materials and products.

    Purpose of:
  • Quality checks and procedures.
  • Reporting incidents and conditions.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of the:
  • Types of defect.
  • Types of physical measurements.
  • Types of measuring instruments and equipment.

    Processes and events:
  • Basic conversion or manufacturing process.
  • Power failures, breakdowns.

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Implications of non-conformance.
  • Causes of and responses to common problems.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Testing and measuring procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.
  • Reading instruments.

    Sensory cues for recognising different defects (what I see, hear, smell, feel).

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards, quality standards and specifications.

    Theory: Rules, principles, laws of measuring units.

    Concepts of quality assurance related to this activity.

    Categories of materials.

    Relationship between customer needs and product specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems pertaining to the maintenance of quality within a manufacturing and assembly process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in ways which will enhance and maintain the quality standards in production and assembly processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to ensure that a work and time schedule is followed and adjusted when necessary to allow for unexpected interruptions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information which will assist in the recognition of problems and defects in materials, components and finished product. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when recording and reporting of outputs, quality, incidents and measurements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when using measuring and testing equipment and instruments. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where poor quality work has a negative impact on both the employees and organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts when discussing quality issues. 

    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  67569   National Certificate: Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 


    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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