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Introduction to the Manufacturing Environment – Skills Programme NQF 1 Breakdown

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Name of Module

Introduction to the Manufacturing Environment

Unit Standards covered

13169 – HIV/AIDS, TB and sexually transmitted diseases (4)

13162 – Identify and describe inputs, outputs, stages and quality indicators (10)

13174 – Inappropriate behaviours in the workplace (2)

13167 – Potential hazards and critical safety issues (2)

13172 – Employer/employee relationships (3)

NQF Level

1

Duration

7

Approval Number

MERSETA / SP0007/06-17

 

Purpose of this programme:

 

This fundamental programme offers a complete overview of the manufacturing process as well as addresses aspects relevant to successful production and overall awareness and includes:

  • Purpose of manufacturing
  • Input/output Model
  • Resource availability, (tools, materials, etc)
  • Safety issues
  • Quality aspects
  • Operator involvement
  • Behaviours negatively impacting the organisation
  • Expectations of employees
  • Labour relations
  • HIV/Aids awareness, facts and related issues.
  • Teamwork

Life Skills NQF 2 Skills Programme Breakdown

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Name of Module

Life Skills

(14 Credits)

Unit Standards covered

12463 – Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS. (3)

9009 – Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems. (3)

7469 – Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life (2)

9268 – Manage basic personal finance (6)

 

NQF Level

2

Duration

5

Approval Number

MERSETA / SP 0123/07-17

 

Standard 12463 – Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS

Qualifying learners can demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS issues affecting them personally and in the workplace. They are able to apply relevant national, industry and company policies and procedures for dealing with HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

On completion the Learner will be able to:

    • Explain and discuss HIV/AIDS facts and figures
    • HIV/AIDS facts and figures include definitions, causes, ways of contracting the disease, symptoms, risks associated with the disease, applicable treatments, and current rates of infection in Southern Africa.
    • Purpose of learning about HIV/AIDS
    • Appropriate behaviours at work and outside of work
    • Rights and responsibilities of employees at work
    • Identify behaviours that may create a risk of HIV transmission
    • Behaviours include behaviours at work and outside the workplace.
    • Explain the rights and responsibilities of employees in the workplace with regard to HIV/AIDS
    • Rights and responsibilities include those of both employees that are HIV positive and those that are not.
    • Identify and apply relevant policies and procedures for dealing with HIV/AIDS in the workplace
    • Policies and procedures may include national, industry and organisational level policies and procedures and include issues such as behavioural requirements, testing and disclosure requirements, medical aid issues.

 

Unit Standard 9009 – Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems.

This Unit Standard is designed to provide credits towards the mathematical literacy requirement of the NQF at Level 2. The essential purposes of the mathematical literacy requirement are that, as the learner progress with confidence through the levels, the learner will grow in:

  • A confident, insightful use of mathematics in the management of the needs of everyday living to become a self-managing person
  • An understanding of mathematical applications that provides insight into the learner`s present and future occupational experiences and so develop into a contributing worker

 

On completion the Learner will be able to:

  • Apply various techniques to organise and represent data in order to model situations
  • Give opinions on the implications of the modelled data for the required purpose
  • Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information

 

Unit Standard 7469 – Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Use mathematics to plan and control personal and/or household budgets and income and expenditure;
  • Use simple and compound interest to make sense of and define a variety of situations including investments, stokvels, inflation, appreciation and depreciation;
  • Investigate various aspects of financial transactions including costs, prices, revenue, cost price, selling price, loss and profit. 

 

On completion the Learner will be able to:

  • Use mathematics to plan and control personal and/or household budgets and income and expenditure.
  • Use simple and compound interest to make sense of and define a variety of situations.
  • Solving a variety of numerical and financial problems.
  • Gather, organise, evaluate and interpret financial information to plan and make provision for monitoring budgets and other financial situations.
  • Use everyday language and mathematical language to describe relationships, processes and problem solving methods.
  • Use mathematics to analyse, describe and represent financial situations and to solve problems.

 

Unit Standard 9268 – Manage basic personal finance

To create a better understanding of the value of the money a person earns, be able to distinguish between needs and wants, understand why taxes need to be paid and what it is used for and be able to draw up his/her own personal budgets using their current pay-slips as guide-line and know how to open a bank account.

 

On completion the Learner will be able to:

  • Understand the value of money in a broad context
  • Explain current pay-slip or monthly statement of income
  • Open a bank account
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ordinary taxes individuals pay in South Africa and distinguish needs
  • Budget for one year using current wage/salary/pay-slip as guideline

 

 

 

    SHE Business Relations NQF 2 Skills Programme Breakdown

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    Name of Module

    SHE Business Relations

    Unit Standards covered

    13222 – Deal with SHE Emergencies (4)

    12456 – Explain and use organisational procedures (6)

    12466 – Explain the individuals role in a business (4)

    13220 – Keep a work area safe and productive (8)

    9530 – Manage work time effectively (3)

    13258 – Participate in work group activities (4)

    12484 – Perform Basic fire fighting (4)

    12483 – Perform basic first aid (4)

    NQF Level

    2

    Duration

    10

    Approval Number

    MERSETA / SP0062/06-17

     

     

    Deal with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace

    • Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with safety, health and environmental emergencies
    • Identify the nature of an incident and the relevant emergency procedure
    • Follow emergency procedures
    • Record and report incidents

     

    Explain and use organisational procedures

    • Discuss the purpose of organisational policies and procedures
    • Identify, select and apply organisational policies and procedures
    • Discuss the purpose of an organisation’s vision, mission and values
    • Reflect on the role of organisational policies and procedures in the work life of the individual

     

    Explain the individual`s role within business

    • Discuss the rights of an employee within the workplace
    • Identify and explain the structures, culture and procedures and concepts within a organisation
    • Discuss how business functions
    • Reflect on the individual’s role within the organisation

     

    Keep the work area safe and productive

    • Discuss and explain the purpose of safety equipment and procedures
    • Identify and explain the purpose of demarcated areas, emergency stops, exits and first aid stations
    • Use personal protective equipment
    • Perform housekeeping duties in work area
    • Identify and respond to unsafe or potentially unsafe conditions, incidents or acts that may occur

     

    Manage work time effectively

    • Demonstrate understanding of the concept “time management in a 24-hour day world”
    • Describe the difference between urgent and important and prioritize daily activities
    • Estimate time spent on a task and draw up a general day, week and month planner to manage time

     

    Participate in work group activities

    • Describe the work team, and roles and functions of team members
    • Identify and explain the benefits and difficulties of team work
    • Describe and discuss helpful and unhelpful behaviours in the context of a work group
    • Contribute to work group goals and decisions

     

    Perform basic fire fighting

    • Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace
    • Identify the type of fire, its context and select the appropriate fire fighting procedure
    • Identify, select and check appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment
    • Fight containable/extinguishable fires
    • Retreat from fire site and hand over to appropriate personnel
    • Report/record status of fire and equipment

     

    Perform basic first aid

    • Explain and discuss basic first aid concepts
    • Determine the nature of the injury/medical emergency, the context of the injury and basic first aid
    • Apply basic first aid
    • Hand over the injured/ill person to medical personnel

    Complete first aid report

      Post Production and Finishing Operations NQF 2 Skills Programme Breakdown

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      Name of Module

      Complete Postproduction and Finishing Operations

      Unit Standards covered

      9878 – Complete postproduction and finishing operations (12)

      9879 – Use and care for tools and equipment (10)

      9322 – Work in a team (3)

      9443 – Work safely and use safety equipment (7)

      NQF Level

      2

      Duration

      10

      Approval Number

      MERSETA / SP0103/07-17

       

       

      Purpose of this programme:

      This fundamental programme offers a complete overview of the manufacturing process and includes:

      • Purpose of manufacturing
      • Preparing for production
      • Resource availability, (tools, materials, etc)
      • Safety issues
      • Start up to shutdown
      • Monitoring production
      • Production reporting
      • Maintenance
      • Quality aspects
      • Tooling and related equipment.
      • Operator involvement
      • Importance of teamwork
      • Teamwork dynamics and requirements
      • Productivity

        Production Process Operator NQF 2 – NP – Skills Programme Breakdown

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        Name of Module

        Production Process Operator (15)

        Unit Standards covered

        244338 – Operate a production Process (15)

        NQF Level

        2

        Duration

        7

        Approval Number

        MERSETA / SP 0585/11-17

         

         

        Unit Standard 244338 – Operate a production Process

        • The Operations Function
        • The transformation model
        • Prepare for start up
        • Safety
        • Machine/Equipment/Process Safety
        • Tools and Equipment
        • Materials
          • Material Quality
          • Risk of using contaminated materials
        • Ensuring Quality
          • The conditions that lead to poor quality
          • Quality testing
          • Identification and traceability
        • The manufacturing process
          • The production schedule
          • Know the planning process
          • Being able to select materials
          • Planning activities to meet production requirements
        • Load machine / process for start – up
          • Start-up machinery
          • Check machinery while in operation
          • Record monitoring data on shift
        • Start-up
          • Start-up procedures
          • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
        • Setting up for optimal performance
        • Monitor the manufacturing process
          • Visual inspections
          • Sampling
          • Machine indicators
          • Printouts and reports
        • Operating manufacturing equipment / processes
        • Adjust the manufacturing process
          • The importance of using the correct tools when adjusting
          • Checking data after the adjustments
          • Adjusting machinery according to SOP’s
          • Process parameters
          • Impact the adjustments will have one the product
        • Reporting and documentation
        • The shutdown procedure
          • Procedure for shutdown
          • The need for cleaning the machine
          • The importance of following the correct shutdown procedure
          • Lockout procedures
          • Removing and cleaning tooling
        • Waste
          • The impact of waste
        • Teamwork
          • Understanding the work team
          • Types of teams
          • How to be a team member
          • Understand and explain individual and team performance
          • Teams and different cultures
          • Meetings
        • Maintenance
          • Importance of effective maintenance

         

          Production Operator NQF 2 Skills Programme Breakdown

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          Name of Module

          Production Operator (52)

          Unit Standards covered

          119463 –  Access and use information from texts (5)

          119454 – Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication (5)

          119456 – Write/present for a defined context (5)

          119460 – Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes (5)

          9007 – Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems (5)

          7480 – Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems (3)

          12444 – Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts (3)

          244338 – Operate a production Process (15)

          265000 – Complete post production and finishing operations (6)

          NQF Level

          2

          Duration

          17

          Approval Number

          MERSETA / SP 0947/15-17

           

           

          From these Unit Standards the Skills Programme will consist of three (3) modules, namely:

          Communication Skills

          119460, 119456, 119454, 119463

          5 Days

          Numeric Skills

          12444, 9007, 7480

          5 Days

          Operate a Production Process

          265000, 244338

          7 Days

           

          Communication Skills

          • Use a range of reading and/or viewing strategies to make meaning of texts.
          • Identify the main ideas in different text types.
          • Read/view and respond to texts for a variety of purposes.
          • Identify and discuss how language structures and features may influence a reader/audience.
          • Use a variety of speaking and listening/signing strategies to maintain communication.
          • Adapt speech/signing to accommodate socio-cultural sensitivities without losing own intention.
          • Use knowledge of language structures and conventions to shape or decode meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary or constructions.
          • Organise and present information in a focused and coherent manner.
          • Identify and explain how speakers/signers influence audiences.
          • Write/sign for a specific audience, purpose and context.
          • Use grammatical structures and writing/signing conventions to produce coherent and cohesive texts for specific contexts.
          • Adapt language to suit context.
          • Draft and edit own writing/signing.
          • Find and use available learning resources.
          • Use learning strategies
          • Manage occupational learning materials.
          • Plan and gather relevant information for a given context and purpose.
          • Function in a team.
          • Reflect on how characteristics of the workplace and occupational context affect learning.

           

          Numeric Skills

          • Convert flexibly between and within various representations of functions.
          • Compare, analyse and describe the behaviour of patterns and functions.
          • Represent situations mathematically in order to interpret and solve problems.
          • Use and analyse computational tools and strategies, and make estimates and approximations.
          • Demonstrate understanding of numbers and relationships among numbers and number systems.
          • Estimate, measure and calculate physical quantities to solve problems in practical situations.
          • Explore transformations of two-dimensional geometric figures.

           

          Operate a production Process

          • The Operations Function
          • The transformation model
          • Prepare for start up
          • Safety
          • Machine/Equipment/Process Safety
          • Tools and Equipment
          • Materials
            • Material Quality
            • Risk of using contaminated materials
          • Ensuring Quality
            • The conditions that lead to poor quality
            • Quality testing
            • Identification and traceability
          • The manufacturing process
            • The production schedule
            • Know the planning process
            • Being able to select materials
            • Planning activities to meet production requirements
          • Load machine / process for start – up
            • Start-up machinery
            • Check machinery while in operation
            • Record monitoring data on shift
          • Start-up
            • Start-up procedures
            • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
          • Setting up for optimal performance
          • Monitor the manufacturing process
            • Visual inspections
            • Sampling
            • Machine indicators
            • Printouts and reports
          • Operating manufacturing equipment / processes
          • Adjust the manufacturing process
            • The importance of using the correct tools when adjusting
            • Checking data after the adjustments
            • Adjusting machinery according to SOP’s
            • Process parameters
            • Impact the adjustments will have one the product
          • Reporting and documentation
          • The shutdown procedure
            • Procedure for shutdown
            • The need for cleaning the machine
            • The importance of following the correct shutdown procedure
            • Lockout procedures
            • Removing and cleaning tooling
          • Waste
            • The impact of waste
          • Teamwork
            • Understanding the work team
            • Types of teams
            • How to be a team member
            • Understand and explain individual and team performance
            • Teams and different cultures
            • Meetings

           

            Health & Safety Skills NQF 2 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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            Name of Module

            Health & Safety Skills (17)

            Unit Standards covered

            13222 – Deal with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace (4)

            13167 – Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace (2)

            9964 – Apply health and safety to a work area (3)

            13220 – Keep the work area safe and productive (8)

            NQF Level

            2

            Duration

            5

            Approval Number

            MERSETA / SP 0948/15-17

             

             

            This Skills Programme will cover the following topics:

            • Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with safety, health and environmental emergencies.
            • Identify the nature of an incident and the relevant emergency procedure.
            • Follow emergency procedures.
            • Record and report incidents
            • Explain safety rules related to the specific workplace.
            • Recognise and interpret safety signs and colour codes.
            • Identify and describe personal protective clothing and equipment for different situations.
            • Identify potential hazards in the workplace and describe how to prevent or avoid them.
            • Describe my role in maintaining a safe environment.
            • Respond appropriately to injuries.
            • Identify potential hazards in the work area.
            • Limit damage to persons or property in the case of an emergency.
            • Follow procedures that apply to illness or injury in the work area.
            • Discuss and explain the purpose of safety equipment and procedures.
            • Identify and explain the purpose of demarcated areas, emergency stops, exits and first aid stations.
            • Use personal protective equipment.
            • Perform housekeeping duties in work area.
            • Identify and respond to unsafe or potentially unsafe conditions, incidents or acts that may occur.

             

             

              Read Interpret and Mark off basic Engineering Shapes and drawings NQF 2 Skills Programme Breakdown

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              Name of Module

              Read, Interpret and Mark off Engineering Drawings and Shapes

              Unit Standards covered

              335860 – Read & Interpret Engineering Drawings (8)

              335897 – Mark Off Regular Engineering Shapes (6)

              NQF Level

              2

              Duration

              7

              Approval Number

              MERSETA / SP 0877/14-17

               

              Purpose of this programme:

              Enable the learner to Read, Interpret and mark of Engineering Shapes and Drawing in their Workplace.

              On completion of this module the learner will be able to:

              • Plan and prepare materials and equipment for marking off
              • Mark off materials using templates
              • Apply quality checks on completed work
              • Care for and store marking off equipment
              • Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment
              • Demonstrate an understanding of basic engineering drawings, sketches and material lists
              • Interpret basic engineering drawings and sketches
              • Select components from engineering drawings

               

                Basic Skills for the Workplace NQF 2 Skills Programme Breakdown

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                Name of Module

                Basic Skills for the Workplace (35)

                Unit Standards covered

                119454 – Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication (5)

                119744 – Select, use and care for engineering hand tools (8)

                14683 – Apply work site practices (5)

                12219 – Select, use and care for engineering power tools (6)

                12461 – Communicate at work (5)

                12465 – Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment (6)

                NQF Level

                2

                Duration (Days)

                12

                Approval Number

                MERSETA / SP 0619/11-17

                 

                Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication

                Use a variety of strategies to maintain communication.

                Adapt language to accommodate socio-cultural sensitivities without losing own meaning.

                Use knowledge of language structures and conventions to shape or decode meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary or constructions.

                Organise and present information in a focused and coherent manner.

                Identify and explain how speakers/signers influence audiences.

                 

                Select, use and care for engineering hand tools

                All the engineering hand tools are identified and their uses explained

                Care for and maintain engineering hand tools

                The maintenance of engineering hand tools are carried out in accordance with the applicable requirements and workplace procedures

                Recognise and report problems, changes and/or malfunctions while working with engineering hand tools

                Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment

                 

                Apply work site practices

                Establish the principles of personal and job safety on the worksite

                Demonstrate safe working practices on the worksite

                Adhere and conform to store procedures and material handling

                 

                Select, use and care for engineering power tools

                Power tools used as recommended by the manufacturer to meet job/task requirements

                Unsafe/faulty power tools identified and corrective action taken

                Power tools cleaned, serviced, maintained and stored

                Correct safety precautions taken while using power tools

                Appropriate power tools selected for job

                Appropriate attachments selected for particular application

                Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel

                A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

                Consequences of incorrectly using power tools, e.g. injuries

                Choice of particular tools for job/task

                Safety hazards associated with the use of power tools

                Risks and hazards related to the various power supply sources

                 

                Communicate at work

                Purpose of communication in the workplace

                Types of communication

                Workplace language

                Meeting procedures

                Techniques for communicating information

                Oral reporting

                 

                Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment

                Explain and discuss the learning and assessment system

                Develop a learning plan

                Prepare a portfolio for assessment

                Reflect on the process of compiling a learning plan and preparing a portfolio for assessment

                 

                  Allocator and Planner of Production Tasks NQF 3 Skills Programme Breakdown

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                  Name of Module

                  Allocator and Planner of Production Tasks

                  (12 Credits)

                  Unit Standards covered

                  116218 – Explain the planning and scheduling of tasks in a production environment (3)

                  244504 – Describe and explain the principles of logistics support in a specific contexts (6)

                  9530 – Manage work time effectively (3)

                  NQF Level

                  3

                  Duration (Days)

                  5

                  Approval Number

                  MERSETA / SP 0288/08-17

                   

                  Unit Standard 116218 – Explain the planning and scheduling of tasks in a production environment

                  The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to understand the use of day to day planning and scheduling for optimal production in the manufacturing environment. The learner will also be able to make useful inputs in the planning and scheduling process.

                  Learners will understand the importance of the application of business principles in manufacturing with specific reference to production.

                  On completion the Learner will be able to:

                  • Explain production planning and the different levels of planning that can be used in production planning activities.
                  • Enterprise and product options are described.
                  • Demonstrate an understanding of scheduling.
                  • Demonstrate production optimisation techniques.
                  • Demonstrate the ability to make meaningful comments on the planning and scheduling process.

                   

                  Unit Standard 244504 – Describe and explain the principles of logistics support in a specific contexts

                  This unit standard will enable learners to improve professionalism and enhance the quality and effectiveness of services by being able to describe and explain the principles of logistics support in a specific context.

                  On completion the Learner will be able to:

                  • Explain the role of logistics as they apply to a specific operation.
                  • Understand supply chains and the movement of materials within supply chains.
                  • Describe logistics activities in a specific operation.
                  • Describe the concepts relating to inventory that are applicable to a specific operation. 

                   

                   Unit Standard 9530 – Manage work time effectively

                  To create a general understanding of time-management, and be able to prioritize activities in the environment. They will also be able to manage their work-time effectively.

                  On completion the Learner will be able to:

                  • Demonstrate understanding of the concept “time management in a 24-hour day world”
                  • Describe the difference between urgent and important and prioritize daily activities
                  • Estimate time spent on a task and draw up a general day, week and month planner to manage time
                  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of time in the working environment, and respect for their own employer and customer`s time.

                   

                    Apply Quality Assurance Techniques NQF 3 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                    Name of Module

                    Apply Quality Assurance Techniques

                    Unit Standards covered

                    13234 – apply quality procedures 

                    NQF Level

                    3

                    Duration

                    5 days

                    Approval Number

                    MERSETA / SP 0111/07-17

                     

                    Purpose of this programme:

                    The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing and engineering.

                    The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications.

                    Qualifying learners can perform quality procedures in their work area. They are able to demonstrate an understanding of quality assurance requirements and relate and apply these in their work. 

                     

                    The following Topic are covered in this module:

                    Product quality and quality assurance

                    • Quality assurance objective

                     

                    Quality: the meaning of quality

                    • What is quality?
                    • Primary determinates of quality

                     

                    Quality of design

                    • Understand what the customer wants
                    • Quality of conformance to design
                    • Quality of service
                    • Consequences of poor quality

                     

                    ISO 9001:2008

                    • Why ISO 9001?
                    • What are the ISO requirements?
                      • Quality management system
                      • Management responsibility
                      • Resource management
                      • Product realisation
                      • Measurement, analysis and improvement

                     

                    Non-conforming products

                    • What is a nonconforming product?
                    • Identifying nonconforming products
                    • Controlling nonconforming products
                    • What is quality control?
                    • What is quality assurance?

                     

                    Inspection and sampling

                    • What action can the inspectors take?
                    • Why inspection?
                    • Different forms of inspection
                    • Selecting a sample
                    • Keep records of quality tests
                    • Types of sampling inspection
                    • Internal or external inspection
                    • Defects and defectives
                    • Acceptable quality level (aql)
                    • Acceptance and rejection
                    • Sampling plans

                     

                    Problem solving

                    • The plan-do-study-act cycle

                     

                    Process improvement

                    • Carry out a systematic approach to improving the process
                    • Map the process
                    • Analyse the process
                    • Redesign the process

                     

                    Quality tools

                    • Flowcharts
                    • Check sheet
                    • Pareto analysis
                    • Cause-and-effect diagram

                     

                    Using and caring for basic measuring instrumentation

                    • Callipers
                    • Micrometers

                     

                      Warehousing Team Leadership Skills NQF 3 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                      Name of Module

                      Warehousing Team Leadership Skills (48)

                      Unit Standards Covered

                      13917 – Indicate the role of a team leader ensuring that a team meets an organisation’s standard (6)

                      13947 – Motivate a team(6)

                      377362 – Discuss the role of stocktaking in ensuring inventory accuracy (5)

                      377384 – Describe the use of the stores and warehousing in operations (10)

                      377385 – Explain the role of materials handling in the warehousing (10)

                      8969 – Interpret and use information from texts (5)

                      9010 – Demonstrate and understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations (2)

                      9013 – Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts (4)

                      NQF Level

                      3

                      Duration

                      15

                      Approval Number

                      MERSETA / SP 0912/14-17

                       

                      This Skills Programme is divided into three modules, namely:

                      • Team Leadership (5 Days)
                      • Numeric Skills (5 Days)
                      • Stores and Warehousing (5 Days)

                       

                      Team Leadership:

                      This module explores the role of team leader as an introduction to management within an organisation. It is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost centre, section or department. This module also introduces the learner to basic ideas on motivation.

                      This module is for to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. These position are used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her.

                      Learners at this level read and view a range of texts. Learners credited with this unit standard are able to read a variety of text types with understanding and to justify their views and responses by reference to detailed evidence from text. They are also able to evaluate the effectiveness of different texts for different audiences and purposes, by using a set of criteria for analysis.

                      Topics that are covered in this module:

                      • Explaining the role of team leader.
                      • Explaining the intended purpose of a specific team.
                      • Contracting with a team or group to obtain buy in.
                      • Monitoring the achievement of group goals or objectives. 
                      • Explaining why it is important to motivate a team and how levels of motivation can be assessed.
                      • Applying theories of motivation.
                      • Describing techniques that leaders can use to motivate a team.
                      • Providing feedback to a team.
                      • Recognising achievement.
                      • Indicating how a team leader can empower members of a team. 
                      • Use a range of reading and viewing strategies to understand the literal meaning of specific texts
                      • Use strategies for extracting implicit messages in texts
                      • Respond to selected texts in a manner appropriate to the context
                      • Explore and explain how language structures and features may influence a reader.

                       

                      Numeric Skills:

                      This module is designed to provide credits towards the mathematical literacy requirements of the NQF at level 2. The essential purposes of the mathematical literacy requirements are that, as the learner progresses with confidence through the levels, the learner will grow in:

                      • An insightful use of mathematics in the management of the needs of everyday living to become a self-managing person
                      • An understanding of mathematical applications that provides insight into the learner`s present and future occupational experiences and so develop into a contributing worker
                      • The ability to voice a critical sensitivity to the role of mathematics in a democratic society and so become a participating citizen.

                       

                      Topics that are covered in this module:

                      • Convert numbers between the decimal number system and binary number system
                      • Work with numbers in different ways to express size/magnitude.
                      • Demonstrate the effect of error in calculations. 
                      • Measure, estimate, and calculate physical quantities in practical situations relevant to the adult in life or the workplace
                      • Explore describe and represent, interpret and justify geometrical relationships and conjectures to solve problems in two and three dimensional geometrical situations 

                       

                      Stores and Warehousing:

                      This module is required by people working in the manufacturing environment who need to know why stocktaking is performed, and to use the variety of stocktaking processes to check stock. They will also be able to perform stock reconciliation.

                      This module is also required by people who need to understand the functions of the store and the warehouse and are tasked with the responsibility to understand the need for improvement in supply chain operations, control stock and understand the layout of a warehouse according to workplace requirements.

                      The learner is also introduced to the use of materials handling from the receiving of stock, coding, pricing and categorizing, the use of materials handling equipment, and warehouse distribution.

                      Topics that are covered in this module:

                      • Discuss the reasons why stocktaking is performed.
                      • Discuss periodic stocktaking.
                      • Discuss perpetual stocktaking.
                      • Explain the control group approach to stocktaking.
                      • Discuss stock reconciliation. 
                      • Differentiate between the functions of the store and the warehouse in a manufacturing environment.
                      • Explain the importance of stock control in order to improve supply chain operations.
                      • Discuss the principles of operations of a Warehouse Management System (WMS).
                      • Discuss space requirements in order to identify appropriate layout of a warehouse.
                      • Explain productivity in a warehouse.
                      • Range: push production and pull production.
                      • Explain various storage methods.
                      • Discuss the scheduling of production in a push system.
                      • Describe the procedure to authorise push activities.
                      • Perform push and pull activities within a specific environment.
                      • Discuss visual signalling (pull systems). 
                      • Explain the functions related to materials handling.
                      • Classify, code and identify incoming stock.
                      • Explain the use of materials handling equipment.
                      • Explain the order cycle.
                      • Apply risk management principles in the warehouse.
                      • Understand the procedures regarding outbound distribution of materials. 

                       

                        Basic Team Leadership Skills NQF 3 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                        Name of Module

                        Basic Team Leadership Skills (20)

                        Unit Standards covered

                        253656 – Communicate with Clients (3)

                        12456 – Explain and use organisational procedures (6)

                        9530 – Manage work time effectively (3)

                        116720 – Show understanding of diversity in the workplace (3)

                        7456 – Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues (5)

                        NQF Level

                        3

                        Duration (Days)

                        7

                        Approval Number

                        MERSETA / SP 0582/11-17

                         

                        Communicate with Clients

                        Engage in an effective two-way communication discussion with customers

                        Show a basic understanding of the role of body language and tone of voice when communicating.

                        Communicate effectively with clients on the telephone

                         

                        Explain and use organisational procedures

                        Purpose of organisational policies and procedures

                        Purpose of an organisation having a vision, mission and values

                        Types of organisational policies and procedures

                        Types of scenarios where such policies and procedures would be applied

                         

                        Manage work time effectively

                        Demonstrate understanding of the concept “time management in a 24-hour day world”

                        Describe the difference between urgent and important and prioritize daily activities

                        Estimate time spent on a task and draw up a general day, week and month planner to manage time

                        An understanding of the importance of time in the working environment, and respect for their own employer and customer`s time

                         

                        Show understanding of diversity in the workplace

                        Demonstrate an understanding of cultural and other differences in the workplace

                        List and understand the concept stereotypes in the workplace

                        Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of change in the workplace

                         

                        Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues

                        Use mathematics to plan and control personal and/or household budgets and income and expenditure.

                        Use simple and compound interest to make sense of and define a variety of situations including investments, stokvels, inflation, appreciation and depreciation.

                        Investigate various aspects of financial transactions including costs, prices, revenue, cost price, selling price, loss and profit.

                          Determine Material Requirements NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                          Module

                          Inventory Management

                          Unit Standards covered

                          116294 – Determine manufacturing and assembly material requirements (12 Credits)

                          NQF Level

                          4

                          Duration (Days)

                          5

                          Approval Number

                          MERSETA / SP 0130/07-17

                           

                          Purpose of this programme:

                          Qualifying learners are able to plan for and determine material requirements in a global logistics environment to support the achievement of production schedule. They are further able to identify problems and take appropriate corrective action.

                          This achieved through:

                          • Determining the inputs in the Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
                          • Being able to calculate basic material requirements.
                          • Understanding the material requirements planning and inventory processes
                          • Understanding inventory types
                          • Understanding inventory cost factors
                          • Inventory control measures.

                           

                          The following underlying factors are addressed:

                          Supply chain capacity and constraints are considered.
                          Clear individual lead times are established.
                          Planning is completed within agreed time frames and meets organisational demands.

                          Understanding confirmed:
                          Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
                          Concept of material flow planning from source to destination (Supply chains)
                          Dependent and independent demand
                          Availability of supplier resources
                          Existence of Bill of Materials (BOM)
                          International Commerce (INCO) terms
                          Impact of lead times 

                           

                            Principles and Processes of Warehousing NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                            Name of Module

                            Principles and processes of warehousing

                            Unit Standards covered

                            116280 – Demonstrate understanding of warehouse manufacturing and inventory assembly (20)

                            NQF Level

                            4

                            Duration

                            5

                            Approval Number

                            MERSETA / SP 0074/06-17

                             

                             

                            Purpose of this programme:

                            Qualifying learners can transact material receipts, route materials to designated storage areas and store / warehouse materials. This includes processing documentation, picking material, auditing inventory and taking appropriate corrective action where required. This is achieved through be able to:

                            • Receive material and transact receipt. 
                            • Route received material to designated storage area and store / warehouse. 
                            • Pick and supply material
                            • Audit inventory accuracy. 
                            • Apply reverse logistics

                             

                            The following underlying factors are addressed:

                             

                            Names & functions of:

                            Warehousing, receiving functions and inventory management

                            Different warehousing activities

                            Computerised warehousing / storing systems and automation

                             

                            Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:

                            Inventory location methods

                            Layout

                            Marshalling areas

                            Two-bin system

                            Delivery points

                            Parts-in-Bond

                            Stock turns.

                            First In / First Out (FIFO)

                            Purpose of:

                            Materials receiving process

                            Materials warehousing / storing process.

                            Material picking and supply process.

                            Inventory accuracy auditing

                            Delivery windows / frequency

                            Routing

                            Reverse / empties return logistics.

                            Lock-up storage

                            Housekeeping

                            Maintaining inventory records

                            Stock turns.

                             

                              Supervisory Techniques NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                              Name of Module

                              Supervisory Techniques

                              Unit Standards covered

                              10981 – Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams) (12)

                              11473 – Manage individual and team performance (8)

                              13914 – Conduct a formal meeting (3)

                              14609 – Participate in conflict management (4)

                              NQF Level

                              4

                              Duration

                              5 Days

                              Approval Number

                              MERSETA / SP 0075/06-17

                               

                              Purpose of this programme:

                              This programme is designed to equip current and potential supervisors and team leaders with the following skills:

                              • Teams and Team Management
                                • Motivating Teams
                                • Prepare to receive a member into a team
                                • Introduce the new member of the team
                                • Explain how the performance of a team is monitored
                                • Manage interpersonal team processes to achieve required outputs.
                              • Formal Meetings
                                • Prepare for a meeting
                                • Conduct a meeting
                                • Demonstrate techniques to deal with differing views during a meeting
                                • Distribute records for a meeting
                              • Performance & Setting Goals
                                • Set performance goals and measures
                                • Formulate development plans
                                • Monitor and evaluate performance
                                • Evaluate achievement of work unit objectives
                              • Corrective Actions
                              • Supervisor Skills
                                • Role of the Supervisor
                                • Qualities of Supervisors
                                • Supervisory Skills
                                • Plan, organise and allocate work.
                              • Understanding Different Cultures
                              • Conflict Management
                                • Reasons for Conflict
                                • Traditional sources of conflict
                                • Discrimination (gender, race, language)
                                • Methods to deal with Conflict
                                • Participate in a conflict resolution / management process
                                • Evaluate conflict resolution / management process
                                • Monitor and respond to conflict resolution / management process

                               

                                Labour Relations in the Workplace NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                                Name of Module

                                Labour Relations in the Workplace

                                Unit Standards covered

                                13952 – Demonstrate basic understanding of Primary Labour Legislation that impacts on a business unit (8)

                                 

                                11286 – Institute disciplinary action (8)

                                NQF Level

                                4

                                Duration

                                4

                                Approval Number

                                MERSETA / SP 0125/07-17

                                 

                                Purpose of this programme:

                                This module is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations.
                                Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The position or term is used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her.

                                 

                                The following underlying factors are addressed:

                                The qualifying learner is capable of:

                                • Identifying legislation that that regulates employment issues.
                                • Understanding of the main aspects of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) as amended, that relate to the management of a business unit.
                                • Explaining the requirements of the LRA in respect of interviews.
                                • Understanding the main aspects of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (as amended) that business unit managers might be responsible for implementing.
                                • Understanding the Employment Equity Act as it applies to business unit managers.
                                • Understanding the Skills Development Act, 97 of 1998 and the Skills Development Levies Act as they apply in a business unit. 

                                 

                                Table of Contents:

                                 

                                INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

                                1

                                Definition of IR & Labour relations as a Societal Structure

                                2

                                Historic Influences – Wiehahn Commission

                                3

                                The period of transition

                                4

                                The Constitution

                                5

                                Rights and Duties – Employee/Employer

                                6

                                Employee attitudes and behaviour

                                7

                                Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

                                8

                                Motivation

                                9

                                The elements of a successful employee/employer relationship

                                10

                                Communication Gender/Culture

                                11

                                The basic responsibilities for discipline

                                12

                                The category’s of discipline

                                13

                                The counselling process

                                14

                                Disciplinary rules and procedures

                                15

                                Rules covering unsatisfactory conduct and misconduct

                                16

                                Fair labour practice

                                17

                                Legal regulatory framework

                                18

                                Discipline in the workplace

                                19

                                Breach of discipline in the workplace

                                20

                                Role of a supervisor in applying disciplinary procedures

                                21

                                The fundamentals of grievance management.

                                 

                                 

                                22

                                The Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998

                                 

                                The purpose and scope of the act.

                                 

                                Human Resources impact of the act.

                                 

                                Why the need for Employment Equity

                                 

                                Requirements set out by the Employment Equity Act

                                23

                                The Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No. 75 of 1997

                                 

                                The purpose and scope of the act.

                                 

                                Work time and rules

                                 

                                Payment of remuneration and deductions

                                 

                                Termination of employment

                                 

                                Administrative obligations

                                 

                                Prohibition of employment of children and forced labour

                                 

                                Variation of basic conditions of employment

                                 

                                Monitoring, enforcement and legal proceedings

                                24

                                Labour Relations Act, No. 66 of 1995

                                 

                                The purpose, scope and application of the act.

                                 

                                Freedom of association and general protections

                                 

                                Collective bargaining

                                 

                                Strikes and lockouts

                                 

                                Workplace forums

                                 

                                Trade unions and employers’ organisations

                                 

                                Dispute resolution

                                 

                                The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)

                                25 

                                Skills Development Act, No. 97 of 1998

                                 

                                Purpose of the Act

                                 

                                Application of the Act

                                26

                                Skills Development Levies Act, No. 9 of 1999

                                 

                                Rebates

                                 

                                Who has to pay the Skills Development Levy?

                                 

                                Which employees are exempt from the levy?

                                 

                                What happens to the levy you pay?

                                 

                                How can you benefit from the skills levy?

                                 

                                Conduct a skills Audit

                                 

                                Step – by – step guide to conducting your skills audit

                                 

                                The Learning / Training committee

                                 

                                How to complete your workplace skills plan documentation

                                 

                                Checklist: Workplace Skills Plan

                                 

                                Choosing a provider

                                 

                                Occupation Qualifications

                                 

                                Skills Provider

                                 

                                Recognition of Prior Learning

                                27

                                Protected Disclosures Act, No. 26 of 2000

                                 

                                Introduction

                                 

                                Purpose of the Act

                                 

                                Objectives and Application of the Act

                                 

                                Protected Disclosure to an employee

                                 

                                Protected Disclosure to an Employer

                                28

                                Bibliography

                                 

                                 

                                  Quality in the Workplace NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                                  Name of Module

                                  Quality in the Workplace

                                  (8 Credits)

                                  Unit Standards covered

                                  14586 – Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing / engineering environment (8)

                                  NQF Level

                                  4

                                  Duration

                                  5 Days

                                  Approval Number

                                  MERSETA / SP 0135/07-17

                                   

                                   

                                  Contents of the Workbook

                                  QUALITY ASSURANCE: A CHALLENGE TO MANAGEMENT

                                  Quality assurance objective

                                  Quality: the meaning of quality

                                  The main parameters of quality

                                  Quality of design

                                  Quality of conformance to design

                                  Quality of service

                                  Economics of design

                                  Quality costs measurement and analysis

                                  Company-wide quality

                                  Quality control activities

                                  Top management’s role

                                  Middle management’s role

                                  The operator’s role

                                  Quality management system (ISO 9001:2000)

                                  QUALITY SYSTEMS FLOW CHARTING

                                  The flowchart diagram

                                  Definition of a flowchart

                                  Basics of a flowchart diagram

                                  Flowchart symbols

                                  How to construct a flowchart diagram

                                  QUALITY AUDITING

                                  The quality audit procedure

                                  PROCESS CONTROL TECHNIQUES – CONTROL CHARTS

                                  Why process control?

                                  What is involved?

                                  What do I measure?

                                  Types of data

                                  CONTROL CHARTS

                                  What is a control chart?

                                  Different types of charts

                                  Selecting a variables chart

                                  Control charts for variable data

                                  CONTROL CHARTS FOR ATTRIBUTES DATA.

                                  Why look at attribute data?

                                  Defects and defectives

                                  Selecting an attribute chart

                                  Recording the data

                                   

                                  CONTROL CHARTS FOR COUNTABLE DATA

                                  C CHART (DEFECTS PER SAMPLE OR SUBGROUP)

                                  Recording the data

                                  HOW TO INTERPRET CONTROL CHARTS

                                  Theoretical background to control chart interpretation

                                  Characteristics of a natural pattern

                                  Characteristics of an unnatural pattern

                                  Basic interpretation of control charts

                                  Interpretation of the r chart and s chart

                                  Some causes affecting the r chart

                                  Interpretation of the Bar X chart

                                  Some causes affecting the Bar X chart

                                  Interpretation of x charts (charts for individuals)

                                  INTERPRETATION OF p CHARTS AND OTHER ATTRIBUTE CHARTS

                                  TESTS FOR UNNATURAL PATTERNS

                                  Zone tests

                                  Tests for instability

                                  Interpretation of the x’s

                                  Common mistakes to be avoided when interpreting control charts

                                  INSPECTION AND SAMPLING

                                  Selecting items

                                  100% inspection

                                  Sampling inspection

                                  Ad-hoc sampling

                                  Types of sampling inspection

                                  Attribute or variables

                                  Lot-by lot inspection

                                  Internal or external inspection

                                  Unit of product

                                  Classification of defects and defectives

                                  Acceptable quality level (AQL)

                                  Submission of product

                                  Drawing of samples

                                  Acceptance and rejection

                                  Control of non-conforming products

                                  USING AND CARING FOR BASIC MEASURING INSTRUMENTATION

                                  Callipers

                                  Micrometers

                                  Verniers

                                    Measurement & Statistics within Quality Control NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                                    Name of Module

                                    Measurements and Statistics within Quality Control

                                    (18 Credits)

                                    Unit Standards covered

                                    9015 – Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems (6)

                                    9016 – Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts (4)

                                    14586 – Monitor and control quality control practises (8)

                                    NQF Level

                                    4

                                    Duration (Days)

                                    10

                                    Approval Number

                                    MERSETA / SP0225/07-17

                                     

                                     

                                    Unit Standard 9015 – Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems

                                    This unit standard includes the requirement to:

                                    • Critique the selection of samples in terms of size and representativeness.
                                    • Identify features of distributions: symmetry and asymmetry, clusters and gaps, and possible outliers in data and consider their effects on the interpretation of the data. Critique the use of data from samples to estimate population statistics.
                                    • Apply an understanding of random phenomena to critique and interpret real life and work related situations.
                                    • Critique arguments based on probability in terms of an understanding of random behaviour and the law of large numbers (e.g. lottery `hot` numbers).
                                    • Demonstrate understanding of and determine probabilities for independent, disjoint and complementary events.
                                      Judge or critique probability values.
                                    • Further range statements are provided for specific outcomes and assessment criteria as needed. 

                                     

                                    On completion the Learner will be able to:

                                    • Critique and use techniques for collecting, organising and representing data.
                                    • Use theoretical and experimental probability to develop models.
                                    • Critically interrogate and use probability and statistical models.
                                    • Solve a variety of problems based on data, statistics and probability.
                                    • Gather, organise, evaluate and critically interpret data and statistics to make sense of situations.
                                    • Use mathematics to critically analyse, describe and represent situations and to solve problems related to the life or work situations of the adult with increasing responsibilities.

                                     

                                    Unit Standard 9016 – Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts

                                    Measure, estimate, and calculate physical quantities in practical situations relevant to the adult with increasing responsibilities in life or the workplace. Explore analyse and critique, describe and represent, interpret and justify geometrical relationships and conjectures to solve problems in two and three dimensional geometrical situations.

                                     

                                    On completion the Learner will be able to:

                                    • Measure, estimate, and calculate physical quantities in practical situations relevant to the adult.
                                    • Explore, analyse & critique, describe & represent, interpret and justify geometrical relationships.
                                    • Gather, organise, evaluate and critique information about objects and processes.

                                     

                                    Unit Standard 14586 – Monitor and control quality control practises

                                    This unit standard is intended for a person who works in a manufacturing or engineering environment who needs to monitor and control the quality of manufacturing/engineering practices during manufacturing/engineering processes and resolve non-conformances to quality in the final products.

                                    On completion the Learner will be able to:

                                    • Demonstrate understanding of quality assurance practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment
                                    • Integrate quality assurance practices into a manufacturing/engineering production line.
                                    • Monitor the quality during manufacturing/engineering processes
                                    • Resolve non-conformance to quality in manufactured/engineered products

                                     

                                      Develop & Control a Sectional Budget NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                                      Name of Module

                                      Develop and Control a Sectional Budget

                                      (11 Credits)

                                      Unit Standards covered

                                      13941 – Apply the budget function in a business unit (5)

                                      7468 – Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues (6)

                                      NQF Level

                                      4

                                      Duration

                                      5

                                      Approval Number

                                      MERSETA / SP0114/07-17

                                       

                                       

                                      Purpose of this programme:

                                      This unit standard is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations. The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost center, section or department.

                                      Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The position is term is used to describe the first level of management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him/her.
                                      The qualifying learner is capable of:
                                      Explaining the concept of budgeting in a business unit.

                                      • Analysing the budget needs of a business unit.
                                      • Presenting and justifying a proposed budget for a business unit.
                                      • Monitoring and controlling actual expenses and revenue against projected expenses and revenue. 
                                      • Use mathematics to plan and control financial instruments including insurance and assurance, unit trusts, stock exchange dealings, options, futures and bonds
                                      • Use simple and compound interest to make sense of and define a variety of situations including mortgage loans, hire purchase, present values, annuities and sinking funds
                                      • Investigate various aspects of costs and revenue including marginal costs, marginal revenue and optimisation of profit
                                      • Use mathematics to debate aspects of the national and global economy, including tax, productivity and the equitable distribution of resources. 

                                       

                                      The following underlying factors are addressed:

                                      • The concept of budgeting in a business unit
                                      • Analyse the budget needs of a business unit
                                      • Present and justify a proposed budget for a business unit.
                                      • Monitor and control actual expenses and revenue against projected expenses and revenue.
                                      • Use mathematics to plan and control financial instruments.
                                      • Use simple and compound interest to make sense of and define a variety of situations.
                                      • Investigate various aspects of costs and revenue.
                                      • Use mathematics to debate aspects of the national and global economy.

                                       

                                      What the Learners will be able to do:

                                      • Learners are able to make decisions in determining the budget needs of a business unit and in monitoring and controlling revenue and expenses.
                                      • Learners are able to collect, organise and evaluate information in order to forecast budget needs and prepare a budget for a business unit
                                      • Learners are able to communicate effectively in presenting and justifying a proposed budget for a business unit.
                                      • Learners are able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems when aligning a business unit`s budget needs and budget technique to an organisation`s budget.
                                      • Solve a variety of numerical and financial problems
                                      • Gather, organise, evaluate and interpret financial information to plan and make provision for monitoring budgets and other financial situations.
                                      • Use everyday language and mathematical language to describe relationships, processes and problem solving methods.

                                       

                                       

                                        Maintain and Monitor SHEQ Systems and Procedures NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                                        Name of Module

                                        Maintain and Monitor SHEQ Systems and Procedures

                                        (9 Credits)

                                        Unit Standards covered

                                        13235 – Maintain The Quality Assurance Systems (5)

                                        13224 – Monitor the application of SHE (4)

                                        NQF Level

                                        NQF 4

                                        Duration

                                        10 Days

                                        Approval Number

                                        MERSETA / SP0117/07-17

                                         

                                        UNIT STANDARD – 13235 – Maintain the Quality Assurance Systems

                                        Outcomes:

                                        • Monitor quality assurance in area of responsibility
                                        • Compile reports on quality assurance issues in area of responsibility
                                        • Monitor the adherence to quality assurance standards and procedures by team members
                                        • Maintain quality documentation and instruments
                                        • Evaluate quality procedures, identifying areas of concern and suggest improvements
                                        • Develop and adapt quality procedures to address quality problems and/or meet changing requirements

                                         

                                        UNIT STANDARD – 13224 – Monitor the application of SHE

                                        Outcomes:

                                        • Monitor adherence to safe and environmentally friendly work practices by work team
                                        • Coach work team in their statutory rights and responsibilities and in safety indicators
                                        • Promote and maintain preventive measures in area of responsibility
                                        • Safe and environmentally friendly work practices are adhered to by work team
                                        • Compile reports on safety, health and environmental issues in area of responsibility

                                         

                                        Course Contents

                                        Health and Safety Theories, Principles and SHE Systems

                                        • Explain the health and safety truths/statements.
                                        • Describe the reasons for safety.
                                        • Discuss the ABC principle.
                                        • Evaluate and compare the different incident prevention theories
                                        • Demonstrate the relationship between quality and safety
                                        • Hazards and energy
                                        • Risks

                                         

                                        Legislation

                                        • Common law responsibilities
                                        • Format of an act
                                        • Legislation
                                        • South African Health and Safety legislation
                                        • Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85/93
                                        • OHS Act and Labour Relations Act

                                         

                                        Technical Safety

                                        • Premises and housekeeping
                                        • Symbolic safety signs
                                        • Hand and portable/moveable power tools
                                        • Ladders
                                        • Vessels under pressure
                                        • Gas cylinders
                                        • Electrical safety
                                        • Lock-out systems
                                        • Labelling of switches, isolators and valves
                                        • Fire prevention
                                        • Personal protective equipment
                                        • Technical safety management

                                         

                                        Occupational Health

                                        (Occupational Medicine, Primary Health Care & Occupational Hygiene)

                                        • Orientation
                                        • The occupational health service
                                        • Occupational medicine
                                        • Issues in occupational health
                                        • Introduction to occupational hygiene
                                        • Noise
                                        • Illumination
                                        • Ergonomics
                                        • Ventilation
                                        • Vibration
                                        • Thermal stress

                                         

                                        Environmental Management

                                        • Industry and the environment
                                        • Waste management
                                        • Pollution
                                        • Management of hazardous materials
                                        • Measuring, monitoring and reporting

                                         

                                        Designation of Safety Health and Environmental Representatives

                                        • Understand the fundamental responsibility of the safety health and environmental representative
                                        • The appointment of the safety health and environmental representative
                                        • The functions and rights of the safety health and environmental representative

                                         

                                        Incident Investigation and Reporting

                                        • Understand how incidents are to be investigated.
                                        • Who has to report incidents?
                                        • The functions and rights of the safety health and environmental representative
                                        • Understand the purpose of safety / committees.

                                         

                                        Quality

                                        • Quality in the workplace – what does it mean?
                                        • What is quality?
                                        • Quality systems flow charting
                                        • Procedure writing
                                        • The quality function: quality assurance
                                        • Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008)
                                        • Quality auditing
                                        • Process control Techniques – Control charts
                                        • Inspection and Sampling
                                        • Control of Non-conforming products

                                         

                                          Scheduling & Planning Production NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                                          Name of Module

                                          Scheduling & Planning Production

                                          Unit Standards covered

                                          12665 – Control production and resource scheduling and planning in a manufacturing environment (8)

                                          NQF Level

                                          4

                                          Duration

                                          5

                                          Approval Number

                                          MERSETA / SP 0126/07-17

                                           

                                          Purpose of this Module

                                          • Control the sourcing of material
                                          • Plan production line manning levels
                                          • Plan machine changeovers and maintenance
                                          • Compile production reports
                                          • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the manufacturing operation
                                          • Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of globalisation on manufacturing
                                          • Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing methodologies

                                           

                                          Topics covered in this Module.

                                          • Production within an economy
                                          • The different approaches for managing operations
                                          • Decision Making
                                          • Identify the principal resources (inputs), the type of transformation process and the principal outputs (goods or services) on a Production floor
                                          • Function of an Operations Manager
                                          • The 8 M’s of production
                                          • Management of Production
                                          • Responsibilities during production
                                          • Production Costs
                                          • How to improve Productivity?
                                          • Labour Productivity
                                          • Method Study
                                          • Outline process Charts and Flow Process Charts
                                          • Master Production Schedules (MPS)
                                          • MRP
                                          • JIT
                                          • Gantt Charts
                                          • Job Sequencing

                                           

                                            Tool Setting and Troubleshooting NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                                            Name of Module

                                            Tool Setting and Troubleshooting

                                            Unit Standards covered

                                            335863 – Identify and solve problems pertaining to production machines (15)

                                            335856 – Change and set tooling (15)

                                            12455 – Perform the role of a safety, health and

                                            environmental protection representative (4)

                                            NQF Level

                                            4

                                            Duration

                                            7

                                            Approval Number

                                            MERSETA / SP 0443/10-17

                                             

                                             

                                            Learning Outcomes

                                            • Monitor equipment indicators
                                            • Current equipment performance is regularly compared to optimal equipment operation.
                                            • Information about the nature and possible causes of equipment problems is systematically gathered through visual inspection, observation during operation and disassembly of equipment as appropriate.
                                            • Equipment is monitored to ensure corrective actions taken solved the problem.
                                            • Appropriate production personnel and maintenance specialists are regularly consulted regarding equipment operation.
                                            • Follow ups are made to ensure maintenance work required is done.
                                            • Documentation up-to-date and systematically completed.
                                            • Gather and analyse information to troubleshoot equipment problems
                                            • Plan and prepare for tooling changes. 
                                              • Determine tooling necessary for process
                                              • Plan the tooling change against production schedule requirements
                                              • Necessary tooling available for change
                                            • Install tooling correctly
                                            • Check operational output
                                            • Use correct tools and equipment
                                            • Explain and discuss the role and responsibilities of a safety, health and environmental protection representative and of the role players in the safety, health and environmental protection system.
                                            • Safety, health and environmental protection issues are investigated and inspected.
                                            • Investigate and inspect safety, health and environmental protection issues in the workplace and complete appropriate documentation.
                                            • Represent employees in safety, health and environmental protection structures and processes 

                                              Project Budget and Supervisory Skills NQF 4 – Skills Programme Breakdown

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                                              Name of Module

                                              Project Budget and Supervisory Skills

                                              Unit Standards covered

                                              120375 –  Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for a project or sub project and monitor and control actual cost against budget (6)

                                               

                                              120377 –  Identify, suggest and implement corrective actions to improve quality of project work (7)

                                              NQF Level

                                              4

                                              Duration

                                              5

                                              Approval Number

                                              MERSETA / SP 0886/14-17

                                               

                                               

                                              Topics covered for this programme:

                                               

                                              • Identifying elements and resources to be costed through interpreting the project scope statement, work breakdown structure and other project data.
                                              • Participating in the preparation and production of a cost budget.
                                              • Contributing to the monitoring and controlling of cost budget performance by maintaining records and communicating.
                                              • Describing and explaining how quality management impacts on a project.
                                              • Identifying and recording corrective actions of improvement to project work.
                                              • Disseminating corrective actions to appropriate stakeholders.
                                              • Implementing corrective actions to improve quality of project work.

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