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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture extruded polymer compound products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376926  Manufacture extruded polymer compound products 
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 3  NQF Level 03  18 
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 
This unit standard is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills needed to manufacture extruded polymer compound products to meet customer requirements. This involves the use of extruders as the key equipment.

Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Set up extruder to manufacture extruded polymer compound products.
  • Feed polymer compound into extruder to commence the manufacturing process.
  • Maintain and feed the supply of polymer compound into the extruder.
  • Coil product in batches as per product specification(s). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Cold, hot and RAM. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Set up extruder to manufacture extruded polymer compound products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Extruder is heated up in line with product specifications and process requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Extruder settings are ensured to be in line with product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Die selection made so as to be in line with product specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Feed polymer compound into extruder to commence the manufacturing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Polymer compound is checked for size and mass in line with product quality and process specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for conducting quality checks are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Polymer compound is fed into the extruder in line with product and process specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain and feed the supply of polymer compound into the extruding machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Polymer compound is checked for size and weight at regular intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Machine is checked at regular intervals for temperature and pressure in line with product and process specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for checking material parameters and machine operational parameters are given. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Coil product in batches as per product specification(s). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Product is inspected visually for damages in line with product and process specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product is inspected visually for distortion in line with product and process specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reasons for conducting inspections are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Product is labeled according to customer requirements and in line with set company procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA`s policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when:
  • Setting up for the manufacturing of extruded products.
  • Checking size of polymer compound product.
  • Selecting a die. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when:
  • Heating up an extruder.
  • Feeding polymer compound in an extruder.
  • Maintaining the feed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities when:
  • Conducting regular checks on the extruder.
  • Checking the size of polymer compound product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse key requirements for the manufacture of various types of extruded products to be manufactured. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The qualifying learner is able to communicate effectively with key role players using relevant modes of communication when reporting on defects identified in manufactured extruded products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health and safety of others when using extruder. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when carrying out tasks in the manufacture of various extruded products. 

    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  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. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    2. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



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