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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and process waste 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9909  Identify and process waste 
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 
Identify and process waste generated during production process. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level.
  • If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning.
  • If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of water, effluent, waste, solids and gas handling and treatment method 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Waste separated and processed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Environmentally damaging practices reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and separate waste. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Handle hazardous waste 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Waste separated and processed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Environmentally damaging practices reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Process and dispose of waste. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Waste separated and processed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Environmentally damaging practices reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Waste separated and processed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Environmentally damaging practices reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Recognise and report environmentally damaging practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Waste separated and processed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Environmentally damaging practices reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Discuss and explain incidents and problems related to waste disposal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Waste separated and processed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Environmentally damaging practices reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Systematic and consistent application of waste disposal methods.
    2. Safe working practices while carrying out activities.
    3. Appropriate protective equipments worn.
    4. Correct techniques and procedures used to handle waste.
    5. Environmentally damaging practices are reported timeously and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions relating to waste treatment, processing, disposal methods, recycling and statutory responsibilities.
    2. Impact of hazardous waste on the environment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
  • I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
  • I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
  • I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Things I know and can explain:

    Names & functions of:
  • Waste processing and disposal equipment

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Hazardous waste
  • Effluent
  • Pollution

    Sensory cues:
  • Visual and olfactory indicators of environmental pollution

    Purpose of:
  • Recycling

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Consequences of not following procedures for waste disposal

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Waste processing and disposal
  • Reporting environmentally damaging practices

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Relevant environmental and safety legislation

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Scientific principles related to the processing and disposal of waste

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between environmental practices, manufacturing environment and customer 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to problems 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the process
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report incidents and conditions
  • Respond to questions or requests for more details 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Relate the processing and disposal of waste to underlying basic scientific principles 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Identify and respond to waste disposal problems that may impact on the manufacturing environment 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21011   National Certificate: Power and telecommunication cable manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57937   General Education and Training Certificate: Hygiene and Cleaning  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  58718   National Certificate: Metals Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49450   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79408   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57900   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


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