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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle production waste 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114104  Handle production waste 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
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 
A learner who has achieved this unit standard will be competent in:
Handling production waste to support process optimization and ensuring good housekeeping. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
To enter a learning programme for this unit standard or to be assessed against this unit standard, the learner is assumed to have :
  • Literacy and numeracy at NQF level 1
  • Knowledge of the application of applicable quality control during tobacco processing
  • Introduction to the Tobacco Processing Industry 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The learner is expected to perform the specific outcomes as reflected in this unit standard with minimal supervision, but with access to work site procedures and operating instructions

    The scope of this unit standard deals with the removal of production waste during and after production

    Equipment includes, but is not limited to filter units, trailer, waste removal bags, trolley jacks, scale and cleaning utensils 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for removal of production waste. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Determining the production scheduling according to work site procedures
  • Preparing relevant documentation according to work site procedures
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Preparing documentation
  • Collecting waste from filter units
  • Gathering production rejects
  • Reporting and rectifying deviations
  • Completing relevant documentation

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment
  • Sorting the applicable production rejects
  • Disposing of production rejects
  • Informing affected parties
  • Restoring the work area
  • Weighing of waste 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Remove waste. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Collecting waste from filter units according to work site procedures
  • Gathering production rejects according to work site procedures
  • Sorting the applicable production rejects according to work site procedures
  • Reporting and rectifying deviations according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Preparing documentation
  • Collecting waste from filter units
  • Gathering production rejects
  • Reporting and rectifying deviations
  • Completing relevant documentation

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment
  • Sorting the applicable production rejects
  • Disposing of production rejects
  • Informing affected parties
  • Restoring the work area
  • Weighing of waste 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Record waste data. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Weighing production waste according to work site procedures
  • Completing relevant documentation according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Preparing documentation
  • Collecting waste from filter units
  • Gathering production rejects
  • Reporting and rectifying deviations
  • Completing relevant documentation

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment
  • Sorting the applicable production rejects
  • Disposing of production rejects
  • Informing affected parties
  • Restoring the work area
  • Weighing of waste 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete waste removal process. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Informing affected parties of required transport according to work site procedures
  • Disposing of production waste according to work site procedures
  • Restoring the work area according to work site procedures 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assessors will observe, confirm and evaluate evidence that will indicate that learners have demonstrated competence in each of the specific outcomes. In this unit standard the following specific criteria should be used:

    Consequences are explained in the event of not:
  • Preparing documentation
  • Collecting waste from filter units
  • Gathering production rejects
  • Reporting and rectifying deviations
  • Completing relevant documentation

    The purpose of the following are explained:
  • Ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment
  • Sorting the applicable production rejects
  • Disposing of production rejects
  • Informing affected parties
  • Restoring the work area
  • Weighing of waste 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessor accredited by SETASA.

    Any training provider offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be registered and accredited by SETASA.

    Moderation of assessment will be done by SETASA in its ETQA capacity at its discretion. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment
  • Knowledge of waste handling and documentation
  • Knowledge of the application of safety measures relating to waste removal 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when ensuring the availability and serviceability of equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team when gathering production waste. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when determining production scheduling and preparing documentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information when handling product waste. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when reporting and rectifying deviations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology when collecting and weighing production waste. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when removing production waste. 

    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 
    Values

    All learners should demonstrate:
  • An application of company ethics, values as well as general safety and customer care principles
  • An awareness of expectations and obligations of basic worker / management relationships. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49045   National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-11-28  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48394   National Certificate: Cigarette Filter Rod Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  49139   National Certificate: Cigarette Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  49449   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57899   National Certificate: Printing and Manufacture of Packaging  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  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. College of Production Technology 
    2. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE (PTY) LTD 
    3. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    4. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    5. KHUTALA MINING SERVICES PL 
    6. MODIKWA MINING PERSONNEL SERVICES PTY L TD 
    7. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    8. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    9. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    10. PS Productive Services (WESTVILLE) (TP) 
    11. THUSANG METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING AND CONSULTING CC 
    12. VENETIA MINE 



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