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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture a range of conveyor belt products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376940  Manufacture a range of conveyor belt products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 3  NQF Level 03  25 
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 
Conveyor belts are important products that are used in commerce and in various industries. Their applications are varied and their demand high. The Unit Standard demonstrates how the range of conveyor belt applications is manufactured. The process of manufacture involves the use of correct material in line with product requirements, calendaring and vulcanising the material to meet product specifications.

Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Obtain material, where required, and prepare material for manufacturing a range of conveyor belt products.
  • Calender the material, where required, in line with product requirements and process specification(s).
  • Vulcanise material in order to meet specified conveyor belt product requirements.
  • Label and record products according to company procedures and product specifications. 

  • 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 or an equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Conveyor belts include but is not limited to: Steel cord, cable, fabric and solid woven belting. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Secure material, where required, and prepare material for manufacturing a range of conveyor belt products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Calendared material is obtained from source in line with product specification and or company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cable and steel material is prepared in line with product specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Material is pressed and covered, where required, according to product specification(s). 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Calendar the material, when required, in line with product requirements and process specification(s). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Material is safely loaded onto a calendaring machine in line with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product is rolled up according to specifications in order to meet product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Product is delivered to building table and handled in line with company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Calendaring process is repeated until levels required are achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Product is checked to ensure it is of the right dimensions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Cure material in order to meet specified conveyor belt product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct curing method is identified in line with product specifications and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct curing method is applied to product, in line with product specifications and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Gauges and width of belting is ensured to be in line with product specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Consequences of incorrect selection and application of the curing method are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Label and record products according to company procedures and product specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Internal labeling procedures are explained and applied accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Product specifications and company procedures for labeling are applied in order to identity the product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Company procedures for recording are applied in line with 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 manufacturing a range of conveyor belt products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when preparing and loading material for manufacturing a range of conveyor belt products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities when:
  • Deciding about the correct curing method.
  • Labeling manufactured products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse key requirements for the manufacture of various types of conveyor belt 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 involved in the manufacture of various types of conveyor belt products as specified. 

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

    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 types of conveyor belt 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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