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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce formulated industrial and consumer products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246476  Produce formulated industrial and consumer products 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to produce formulated industrial and consumer products. The typical context of this unit standard covers the production of paints and surface coatings, small volume chemicals, detergents, pesticides, herbicides, glass batches, pharmaceuticals, FMCGs, fruit juice and base chemicals.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Identify and list the properties of the different raw materials used in the manufacturing process.
  • Identify and list the properties of the product to be manufactured on the production line.
  • Explain the manufacturing process used to produce a formulated product.
  • Produce formulated industrial or consumer products in a manufacturing process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The typical context of this unit standard covers the production of paints and surface coatings, small volume chemicals, detergents, pesticides, herbicides, glass batches, pharmaceuticals, FMCGs, beverages and fruit juice, dairy products and base chemicals.
  • Range statements, which are applicable to the unit standard titles, specific outcomes and assessment criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and list the properties of the different raw materials used in the manufacturing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Each of the raw materials used in the manufacturing process is defined in terms of its purpose, source, hazards, characteristics and external form. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • External form may include but is not limited to solutions, lumps, powders, crystals, pellets, suspensions, creams and ointments.
  • Characteristics may include aspects such as colour, consistency and packaging used.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deviations from the given raw material quantities and material properties are described in terms of its impact on the manufacturing process, safety, the final product quality and costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality control methods for each of the different raw materials are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality control methods include defining the material requirements, documentation requirements, the quality checks and tests to be done as well as the frequency and the rejection criteria to be used.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Raw material checks and tests are carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-conforming raw materials are handled or disposed of safely and in an environmentally friendly manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and list the properties of the product to be manufactured on the production line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The regulatory framework applicable to the manufacture of the product is explained with reference to relevant legislation and regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Regulatory framework may include Hazardous Substances Act, Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, Explosives Act and the Agricultural Products Standard Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The product to be manufactured is defined in terms of its purpose, hazards, characteristics and external form. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • External form may include but is not limited to liquids, solutions, capsules, tablets, powders, crystals, pellets, suspensions, creams and ointments.
  • Characteristics may include aspects such as colour, consistency, inscriptions, form, size and packaging used.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A range of deviations from given product quality standards are described in terms of its impact on product functionality, saleability, safety and costs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Product quality control are explained and implemented in accordance with SOPs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality control includes completing documentation requirements, doing the quality checks and tests as well as the safe handling and disposing of non-conforming products.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the manufacturing process used to produce a formulated product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The manufacturing process is described making use of simple drawings and standard industry terminology. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The process description includes the identification of all equipment, the material flow through the process, the overall process principles and a step-by-step procedure specifying the sequence of events, timing and conditions to be established during the process.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The functioning of all material preparation and product finishing equipment used in the process is explained by making use of simple drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations from the given process are described in terms of its impact on the remaining manufacturing steps, safety, the attributes of the final product and costs. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Deviations include but are not limited to temperatures, heating rate, throughputs, pressures, mixing rate, contamination, dilution and material addition rate.
  • Typical equipment and processing problems are discussed and corrective action suggested.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce formulated industrial or consumer products in a manufacturing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The production line is prepared for a production run in accordance with SOPs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Raw materials are measured and charged to the system based on a specific job card / recipe and in accordance with SOPs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are prepared in accordance to the outlined step-by-step process or detailed workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Material preparations may include but is not limited to mixing, dissolving, blending, homogenising, milling, grinding, maceration, suspending.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Products are finished in accordance to the outlined step-by-step process or detailed workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Product finishing may include but is not limited to granulating, moulding, drying, curing, encapsulation, pelletising, coating, sterilising.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All aspects of the process are monitored and parameters recorded in accordance to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Deviations from the step-by-step process or workplace procedures are evaluated and corrective action taken. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Deviations include but are not limited to temperatures, heating rate, throughputs, pressures, mixing rate, contamination, dilution and material addition rate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Final products are prepared for testing, packaging and dispatch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    All relevant documentation is completed in accordance with SOPs. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 2 or higher qualification, 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 
    Qualifying learners understand and can:

    Explain the names, functions and locations of:
  • All items of installed equipment.
  • Raw materials.
  • Finished products.

    Describe the properties and characteristics of:
  • Raw materials.
  • Products.
  • Process equipment.

    Explain the purpose of the:
  • Process, in terms of product/s, efficiencies and quality.

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

    Demonstrate procedures and techniques of:
  • Standard Operating for the starting up, monitoring, controlling and shutting down of the process.
  • Recording and reporting data.

    Explain the regulations, legislation, agreements and policies related to:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Environmental issues.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Company Safety Procedures.
  • Standard Operating procedures.
  • Quality specifications.
  • Hazardous Substances.
  • Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants.
  • Medicines and Related Substances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Evaluating variables in raw material and product quality.
  • Addressing equipment problems.
  • Bringing raw material and process deviations under control.
  • Bringing product variations under control.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Maintaining sound relations with co-workers during the production process.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Produce formulated industrial or consumer products in a manufacturing process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Carrying out physical quality checks and tests.
  • Defining a step-by-step manufacturing process.
  • Processing materials systematically in accordance with step-by-step process or workplace procedures.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Carrying out physical quality checks and tests.
  • Compiling a list of raw materials and their properties.
  • Drawing simple flow diagrams and equipment sketches.
  • Monitoring and recording variables.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations during:
  • Drawing simple flow diagrams and equipment sketches.
  • Documenting process and deviations.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Explain the manufacturing process used to produce a formulated product.
  • Produce formulated industrial or consumer products in a manufacturing process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Describing raw materials and their properties.
  • Describing products and their properties.
  • Describing equipment and their operating principles.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Identify and list the properties of the different raw materials used in the manufacturing process.
  • Identify and list the properties of the product to be manufactured on the production line.
  • Explain the manufacturing process used to produce a formulated product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Indicating the impact of raw material, process and product variations on the final client.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Indicating the benefits of producing quality products for the market.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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
    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


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