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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Transport and care for tooling in plastics manufacturing processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119142  Transport and care for tooling in plastics manufacturing processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Plastics Manufacturing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12661  Move, lift, lower and look after tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
In order for me to perform effectively in the field of plastics manufacturing, I will be able to:
  • Transport and lift tooling such as moulds, dies or forming devices
  • Assist to install them where required
  • Clean and maintain them during production

    I will also know and understand:
  • The basic design and construction of moulds, dies and forming devices
  • The key factors relating to the manufacturing process and the materials to be processed

    I can be assessed against this unit standard in the context of any volume plastics manufacturing process, eg
  • Injection moulding
  • Blow moulding
  • Various kinds of extrusion
  • Variations of thermoforming
  • Rotational moulding
  • Calendaring
  • Compression and related moulding processes
  • Reaction injection moulding
  • Polymer composites fabrication processes such as pultrusion, filament winding and resin injection
    The volume production process also includes the regeneration of recycled materials and the manufacture of intermediate products such as sheet, profiles, compounds and master batches.
    The skill, the knowledge and the values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing NQF Level 3. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits for this unit standard assume that I have a National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing NQF Level 2 or an equivalent qualification. They also assume that I am working towards my qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates all the required unit standards.

    My learning time will increase if I do not have:
  • A relevant NQF 2 qualification
  • Experience in a relevant field

    My learning time will be decreased if I have experience in this field because:
  • My learning programme will be adjusted to build on what I already know
  • I can apply to have that prior learning recognised 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes.
  • If tooling requires special treatment during storage, this would also be assessed as part of this standard.
  • The work reflected in this unit standard is normally performed semi-autonomously under minimal supervision. The work will be guided by relevant worksite procedures, manufacturers' specifications and safety, health and environmental legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Determine requirements, select and transport tooling. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Select includes measuring dimensions, recognising identification numbers.
  • Tooling refers to moulds, dies and forming devices used in the shaping and forming of end-products.
  • Tooling components include but are not limited to ejector-, adjuster-, Deckle bars; stripper plates, slides, cores, spacers, blow pins, mandrels. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to questions and explain issues related to transporting and caring for tooling." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare tooling for installation or storage. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Prepare tooling includes fitting elements for moving, lifting and lowering tooling; cleaning, lubricating, applying release agents; removing residues of release agents and processed material; polishing surfaces; applying corrosion inhibitors, covers and other protective devices.

    If the tooling is very simple I could perform the whole operation myself; for more complex tooling I will be assisting an experienced setter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to questions and explain issues related to transporting and caring for tooling." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assist with the installation of tooling. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Assist with installation includes working as part of a team, but acting on instructions; connecting services, tightening bolts, lifting and lowering the tooling.
  • If the tooling is very simple I could perform the whole operation myself; for more complex tooling I will be assisting an experienced setter. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to questions and explain issues related to transporting and caring for tooling." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain the condition of tooling during production. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Maintain the condition of tooling includes:
  • Protecting the tooling and the forming surfaces from contamination and damage.
  • Cleaning, clearing cooling channels.
  • Applying corrosion inhibitors and cleaning agents.
  • Removing particles and dust from tooling surfaces and moving components.
  • Lubricating, applying release agents.
  • Removal of corrosion-inhibiting coatings, material particles, oil and moisture. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to questions and explain issues related to transporting and caring for tooling." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete records, recognise and report problems. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Records include tooling logbooks.
  • Problems include malfunctions, damage to the surface, wear, abrasion, broken components, product faults related to tooling. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the outcome: "Respond to questions and explain issues related to transporting and caring for tooling." 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment.
  • Ensure that the purpose of the unit standard as a whole is assessed (not just the component parts).

    Use the consolidated assessment criteria that are reflected under the last outcome to develop the assessment guides and assessment tools for this unit standard. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Respond to questions and explain issues related to transporting and caring for tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct tooling is moved, installed and stored according to relevant procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tooling is aligned and fastened, services (electricity, air and water) are connected, tooling components are put into operation and checked. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tooling is serviced, adjusted and cleaned according to procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Records are accurate, complete and timeously done. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Problems are identified and reported timeously, comprehensively and accurately. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All safety and health requirements are observed and tooling is not damaged during transport, lifting, lowering and installation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work area is kept clean and safe during the installation procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Correct materials are used for cleaning, lubrication and as corrosion inhibitors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    My explanations and responses to questions show that I have an understanding of the key concepts related to transporting and caring for tooling and how these relate to application in practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Understanding confirmed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Concepts include:
  • The value of the tooling.
  • Procedures and their purpose.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Safety.
  • Working with others.

    A thorough understanding of the overall purpose of the unit standard as well as the items indicated under Embedded Knowledge.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • To obtain credits I must be assessed. The assessment will be based on evidence that I produce. My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of a relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), which has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The policies and procedures of the relevant ETQA will also determine:
  • How my assessment is moderated
  • How I can appeal against the outcome of the assessment
  • Any institution or company which offers learning that will enable me to achieve the purpose of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • My assessment against this standard should meet all the requirements of established principles. It should include practical assessment activities, which are appropriate to the contents of this unit standard. These activities should include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations, etc.
  • 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 on all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. The specific outcomes must be assessed in their own right, through oral and practical evidence. My assessment will not only be based on observation but also on other evidence which I compile into a portfolio of evidence. I cannot be assessed only through a written or oral test.
  • The specific outcomes and essential knowledge will be assessed in relation to each other. If I am able to explain the items which fall under the heading of essential embedded knowledge, but am unable to perform the specific outcomes, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'. Similarly, if I am able to perform tasks described under the specific outcomes, but cannot explain or justify them in terms of the fundamental concepts, principles and practice relevant to the level of the unit standard that underpins my skill, then I cannot be assessed as 'competent'.
  • I will also be assessed on my ability to apply the principles and techniques related to the critical cross-field outcomes, not only in terms of what I can demonstrate, but also in terms of what I know and can discuss.
  • My assessment for this unit standard can be done in conjunction with the assessment of other unit standards related to a qualification, and even in conjunction with my assessment for the qualification as a whole. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate

    Names and functions of:
  • Equipment for lifting and transport
  • Tooling parts and components
  • Components related to installation and services
  • Cleaning, lubricating, corrosion-inhibiting agents
  • Locking devices and agents
  • Penetrating agents

    Purpose of:
  • Lifting and transport equipment
  • Tooling parts and components
  • Components related to services
  • Cleaning, protection and lubricating agents
  • Corrosion prevention
  • Tools and equipment
  • Polishing

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Various tooling designs
  • Materials used in the construction of tooling

    Processes and events:
  • Preparation
  • Installation
  • Service and cleaning

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Safe and unsafe practices
  • Causes and effects of lack of co-ordinated effort
  • Causes and effects of poor planning and poor sequencing
  • Impact on production costs of delays or poorly executed changes

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Transport
  • Lifting
  • Use of tools
  • Use of safety equipment
  • Installation
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Polishing

    Sensory cues:
  • Related to the correct operation of the tooling

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Regulations related to transport and lifting
  • Safety standards related to heavy objects or heating

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Concepts related to the activity, eg friction, abrasion, torque, tensile forces, moments
  • Basic design and construction of tooling
  • Surface treatment of tooling surfaces (hardening, sealing, etc)
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Polymers
  • Oxidation, corrosion, contamination
  • Heating and cooling (heat transfer and transfer mediums), expansion and contraction
  • Viscosity
  • Threads, elasticity, distortion ratio of diameter of thread to depth of holding surface

    Categories:
  • Tooling materials

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of tooling shape and design to process, materials and end-product
  • Relationship between tooling cost and product cost 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and respond to problems which will impact on safety, quality and cost. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Participate in, and contribute to, group effort. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Apply procedures and practices which will reduce the possibility of accidents, and reduce damage and time taken to complete the work. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the tooling
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Give information or respond to instructions which relate to the group effort. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Select and use tools and equipment related to mass, size and shape
  • Apply principles of lifting, moving and fastening 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Identify tooling-related issues which may later have an impact on the final product. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    My assessor will be registered and have a plastics manufacturing qualification at NQF 4 or higher. My assessor should also be active in the industry and be familiar with the materials, machinery, products and level of technology in which I have contextualised my skills and knowledge. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 12661 "Transport and care for tooling in plastics manufacturing processes" Level 3, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49449   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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.
     
    1. College of Production Technology 
    2. DMP Training (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    3. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    4. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    5. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    6. PS Productive Services (WESTVILLE) (TP) 



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