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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control materials and consumables for plastics manufacturing processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119182  Control materials and consumables for plastics manufacturing processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Plastics Manufacturing 
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 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
In order for me to perform effectively in the field of plastics manufacturing, I will be able to:
  • Receive, inspect and store materials, consumables, packaging materials, semi-finished and finished goods
  • Prepare materials and consumables for collection according to the requirements of the production plan.

    I will also know and understand:
  • The basic principles of inventory control and storekeeping.

    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, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Plastics Manufacturing NQF Level 3 and other related manufacturing qualifications. 

  • 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.

    This unit standard covers activities related to working in a store in a small to medium sized manufacturing organisation and reflects the skills, values and knowledge required to control materials and consumables for production. In small plastics manufacturing companies there may not be a person dedicated to managing stores. The control of materials and consumables then becomes the responsibility of production personnel.

    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 
    Receive, inspect and store materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Materials includes raw materials, consumables, packaging materials, semi-finished and finished goods
  • Storage of materials could be in formal stores or designated storage areas in small companiesMaterials includes raw materials, consumables, packaging materials, semi-finished and finished goods
  • Storage of materials could be in formal stores or designated storage areas in small companies 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment, and
  • 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 
    Determine the requirements for materials from the production plan; count, measure and prepare materials for collection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment, and
  • 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 
    Determine and record stock levels and update records. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Stock levels are determined and recorded and records are updated:
  • On delivery of materials
  • On release of materials to production
  • On receiving and dispatch of finished products 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment, and
  • 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 
    Monitor stock levels and initiate ordering process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Monitor includes stock taking
    Initiate ordering process is limited to passing information on to the responsible person when materials reach pre-determined levels 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment, and
  • 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 
    Maintain storage environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Storage environment includes formal stores, or designated storage areas in small companies and includes storing materials as specified by the material manufacturers 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    See the consolidated assessment criteria for this unit standard which are listed under the last outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    The assessment criteria for this unit standard have been consolidated to:
  • Facilitate integrated assessment, and
  • 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 controlling materials and consumables for production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct materials and quantities are ready when required 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stock levels are controlled to ensure availability of materials for production 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stores documentation is up-to-date and complete 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Results achieved 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is completed and documented according to company procedures 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Any problems are resolved or referred to appropriate personnel immediately 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reports and records are appropriately stored and maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work is performed safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    A clean and tidy store is maintained 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Materials are stored according to the material manufacturers' specifications 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Indicator 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    My explanations and responses to questions show that I have an understanding of the key concepts related to controlling materials and consumables for production and how these relate to application in practice 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Assessment criterion type: Understanding confirmed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key concepts include:
  • Stock control
  • Ensuring the continuous supply of required materials and consumables
  • Documentation
  • The relationship of the properties and characteristics of the materials to the storage requirements
    A thorough understanding of the overall purpose of the unit standard as well as the items indicated under Essential Embedded Knowledge
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate
    Names & functions of:
  • Materials, consumables, packaging materials
  • Documents, equipment and concepts related to stores and storage

    Purpose of:
  • Stock control
  • Liaising with production personnel
  • Stores documentation

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Properties of materials and storage conditions

    Processes and events:
  • Receiving
  • Storage
  • Preparing for collection
  • Stock ordering
  • Dispatch

    Causes and effects, implications of:
  • Poor material handling and storage
  • Failure to report problems or low stock levels
  • Incorrect allocation of materials
  • Inaccurate records

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Completing documentation
  • Checking materials quantities in bulk packages
  • Stock rotation

    Sensory cues:
  • Related to quality, quantity and characteristics of materials

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation
  • Applicable company policies and procedures
  • Applicable specifications from material suppliers and manufacturers

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic storage and logistics principles
  • Layout of stores

    Categories
  • Materials

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between stores and production 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Recognise and respond to things going wrong in the storage environment
  • Recognise and respond to discrepancies between documentation and actual materials delivered 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Interact with appropriate production personnel to ensure production material and consumable needs are met 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • To meet the requirements of production and storage 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Gather information when doing stock control, document activities, and report to appropriate personnel as required
  • Conduct physical checks to verify information 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Ensure all stores documentation is correctly completed
  • Requesting actions based on specified conditions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • Understand and explain basic logistics theory as it relates to stores activities performed
  • Properties of materials and their impact on storage 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Explain how a well run store positively impacts on production efficiencies 

  • 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 
    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  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. 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) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.