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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Test industrial rubber product 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376960  Test industrial rubber product 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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  20 
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
13175  Test industrial rubber product  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is about testing rubber products. New rubber products need to be tested in order to meet and comply with company and industry manufacturing standards.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare work area and testing equipment in line with standard operating procedures.
  • Test rubber samples in accordance with product specification.
  • Compile a report on testing process.
  • Store tested products according to organisation's procedures. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare work area and testing equipment in line with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is prepared for work in accordance with organization's procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Testing equipment is collected and checked for damage and functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is set up according to job specifications and manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Corrected Personal Protective Clothing is worn to meet organisational procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Test rubber samples in accordance with product specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Rubber product is prepared for testing in line with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct test method is chosen in line with specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rubber product is tested safely in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Test results are analysed and evaluated for compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Quality check is performed on tested rubber product as part of the procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems related to tested product are identified and corrected accordingly in line with requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Compile a report on testing process in line with standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems related to product testing are discussed and documented. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality of tested product is reported. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Report on product testing is completed accurately and stored according to organization's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Corrective measures taken are explained and documented. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Store tested samples according to organisation's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tested rubber products are stored according to product specifications to meet procedure requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Testing tools are inspected for damages as per standard procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Testing tools are cleaned and stored according to applicable standards. 


    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 related to rubber testing procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when preparing samples for testing rubber products and analyzing test results in the workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities when preparing testing equipment, samples for testing and the testing area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and analyse testing tools, testing samples and test results. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The qualifying learner is able to communicate effectively with key role players using relevant modes of communication when selecting test tools and equipment, test methods and communicating test results. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in relation to testing procedures. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 13175, "Test industrial rubber product", Level 3, 20 credits. 

    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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