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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Lumber Milling 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
66329  National Certificate: Lumber Milling 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
FPMSETA - Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This Qualification is for learners wishing to pursue their studies further within the Lumber Milling Industry and also for those who want to upskill themselves. The qualification has been structured such that it reflects the competencies required at NQF Level 3 which are at an advanced level compared to the previous one. This is outlined in the Exit Level Outcomes and the following are some of the skills learners will acquire:
  • Control basic maintenance and lubrication programmes in relevant workplaces in a Lumber Mill.
  • Demonstrate understanding of structure of wood and how it relates to its appearance, strength and how it holds water.
  • Apply quality control in the wood preservation plan.
  • Conduct a continuous risk assessment on the workplace.
  • Operate conversion equipment used to profile cross-section of products in the dry mill of lumber mill.
  • Operate conversion equipment used for surfacing and thickness products in the dry mill of lumber mill.

    Rationale:

    South Africa has a need to create a skill pool of people who can apply the regulatory pieces of legislature which is earmarked for the sustainable development of the Forestry and the Environment. These include tools such as the framework regulating the Forest Management, Conserving the Environment whilst ensuring that safety principles are adhered to.

    In the context of the above, the Wood and Forestry stakeholders need to increase the number of relevantly qualified and skilled people to undertake these tasks. The envisaged learners are workers who have been engaged in a similar environment and those who wish to join the industry. These learners, once qualified, will be able to effectively and efficiently work as operators on tasks they are responsible for at this level in the relevant workplace, at a supervisory level.

    The benefits of this qualification will encompass sectors such as Water and Forestry, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT), Department of Agriculture and Department of Trade and Industry.

    Improved levels of knowledge and skills lead to greater ability to produce at more competitive costs and better quality, increased sales, greater profits, more personal income, which will impact favourably both on the society and the economy of the country.

    This qualification supports the National Qualifications Framework regarding access, mobility and progression, quality of learning, redress of unfair discrimination and contribution to personal development and social and economic development of the action.

    It facilitates access to and mobility within learning pathways in Lumber Milling and other Wood Technology learning pathways. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner, who registers for this qualification will demonstrate competency in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy skills at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification may be achieved in part or wholly through recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes.

    The provision that the qualification may be obtained through the recognition of prior learning facilitates access to an education, training and career path in engineering and thus accelerates the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities.

    Evidence of prior learning must be assessed through formal RPL processes through recognized methods. Any other evidence of prior learning should be assessed through formal RPL processes to recognize achievement thereof.

    Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) in the prescribed format to be assessed for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of learning may be introduced if pertinent to any of the Exit Level Outcomes (ELOs).

    The structure of this unit standard based qualification makes the RPL possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification.

    Learners who already work in the Lumber Milling industry who believe they possess competencies to enable them to meet some or all of the ELOs listed in the qualification will be able to present themselves for assessment against those of their choice.

    Access to the Qualification:
  • Access to this qualification is open. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of Fundamental, Core and Elective Unit Standards. A minimum of 120 credits is required to achieve this Qualification. The credits are allocated as follows:

    Fundamental Component:

    The fundamental component of this Qualification consists of four Unit Standards in literacy and four in mathematical literacy. A total of 37 credits is compulsory for all the learners.

    Core Component:

    The core component consists of 4 Unit Standards and 44 credits. All the Unit Standards are compulsory for all the learners.

    Elective Component:

    There are four elective pathways, Lumber Drying, Dry Lumber processing, Saw Doctoring and Green Timber processing.

    Note: Each of the specialization areas has a different number of credits. The minimum number of elective credits is 39. Therefore the balance of credits required to achieve this qualification must be selected from any of the other elective pathways.

    Specialisation path 1: Lumber Drying with 4 unit standards titles below with 28 credits:
  • Dry lumber in lumber drying kiln applying appropriate drying schedule with all possible stages, NQF Level 3, 15 credits.
  • Control lumber drying process in lumber mill, NQF Level 3, 10 credits.
  • Describe lumber drying kiln types in terms of their construction material and auxiliary equipment, NQF Level 3, 5 credits.
  • Describe properties of wood related to drying, NQF Level 3, 8 credits.

    Specialisation path 2: Dry Lumber Processing with 2 unit standards titles below with 16 credits:
  • Control lumber grading processing process in Lumber Mill, NQF Level 3, 10 credits.
  • Produce finger jointed lumber in lumber Mill, NQF Level 3, 6 credits.

    Specialisation path 3 Saw Doctoring with 8 unit standards titles with 49 credits:
  • Demonstrate understanding of technology applicable to use in lumber mill of grinding wheels made from advanced/specialized materials in saw and cutter maintenance in lumber mill, NQF Level 3, 4 credits.
  • Level and tension wide bandsaw blades in saw shop of lumber mill, NQF Level 3, 8 credits.
  • Operate an automatic satellite tipping and profile grinding machine in saw shop, NQF Level 3, 10 credits.
  • Level and tension circular saw blades used in lumber mill, NQF Level 3, 8 credits.
  • Maintain and set up narrow band saws used in bandsaw in lumber mill, NQF Level 3, 2 credits.
  • Set up wide blade bandsaw machine and log carriage, NQF Level 3, 4 credits.
  • Level and tension frame blade(s) used in lumber mill, NQF Level 3, 8 credits.
  • Maintain and set up chipper knives and anvils in chipper machines in lumber mill, NQF Level 3, 5 credits.

    Specialisation path 4: Green Timber Processing with 6 unit standards titles below with 40 credits:
  • Operate primary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of lumber milling, NQF Level 2, 10 credits.
  • Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of lumber milling, NQF Level 3, 10 credits.
  • Operate log handling sorting and storage facilities, NQF Level 3, 5 credits.
  • Operate green timber edging facilities in green timber processing area of lumber milling, NQF Level 2, 5 credits.
  • Operate green timber cross cutting, trimmers facilities in green timber processing area, NQF Level 2, 5 credits.
  • Control green chip production facilities in green timber processing area, NQF Level 3, 5 credits.
  • Control wet mill facilities in green timber processing are of lumber mill NQF Level 3, 5 credits.
  • Control log handling, sorting and storage facilities (log yard) in green timber processing area of lumber mill, NQF Level 3, 5 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Control basic maintenance and lubrication programme in the relevant workplace.

    2. Demonstrate understanding of structure of wood and how it relates to its appearance, strength and how it holds water.

    3. Apply quality control in the wood preservation plan.

    4. Conduct a continuous risk assessment in workplace.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Identifying steps to be followed in carrying out basic maintenance.
  • Deciding lubrication methods.
  • Selecting samples for inspection.
  • Deciding on correct inspection procedures.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a group, organisation and community during:
  • Communicating quality results to managers.
  • Reporting faults regarding machinery.

    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Operate relevant machinery specific to area of work.
  • Conducting risk assessments.
  • Deciding on correct inspection methods.

    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain by:
  • Writing reports on quality control findings.
  • Controlling basic maintenance activities.

    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Issuing clear verbal instructions to team members, other colleagues and clients.
  • Actively listening to feedback received from team members, other colleagues and clients.
  • Evaluating and reporting problem situations to team members, other colleagues and clients.

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Using sampling procedures.
  • Applying grading marks on the sample.

    Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Demonstrating the inter-relationship of the Lumber Milling industry as a set of related systems.
  • Recognizing the inter-relationship between the various business units within the organization. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1 Steps to be followed in carrying out basic maintenance & lubrication programme are listed.
    1.2 The lubrication methods of application and purpose of application when carrying out maintenance are given.
    1.3 Storage facilities are controlled as per standard operating procedures.
    1.4 Inventory of basic maintenance & lubrication equipment & materials is kept.
    1.5 The basic maintenance and lubrication of the equipment in the relevant workplace is managed.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 The fine (microscopic) structure of wood, i.e. the "units" is described.
    2.2 The relationship between the microscopic structure and weight (density) and strength of wood is explained.
    2.3 The chemistry of wood in relation to water retention is explained.
    2.4 The influence of the density, weight and structure of wood is describe.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 The required samples for inspecting the quality of the grading of incoming material, of strength tests on products and of the quality of treatment of products are selected.
    3.2 The correct inspection procedures to examine these samples for the characteristics determining the relevant prescribed quality is applied.
    3.3 Markings are applied and recorded the in the correct positions on the final treated products to indicate the results of the inspections.
    3.4 Operational settings on the relevant processing equipment for producing the processed poles for the wood preservation process are checked.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 The legal and specified requirements for conducting continuous risk assessments are explained.
    4.2 Preparations to conduct risk assessment are made.
    4.3 Risk assessment is conducted according to specifications.
    4.4 Remedial action is initiated and follow up on Continuous Risk Assessment is performed.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment evaluates the learner's ability to combine actions and ideas across a range of activities and knowledge areas. The integrated assessment must specifically assess the learner's ability to:
  • Demonstrate competence by means of the practical application of the embedded knowledge in a manner that meets the required performance standards required.
  • Illustrate a clear understanding of the concepts, theory and principles that underpin the practical action taken.

    The assessment will require assessment methods which measure and evaluate evidence generated during learning and on-the-job activities. Because assessment practices must be open and transparent, fair, valid and reliable, ensuring that no leaner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working or will work. Where it is not possible to assess the learner at the workplace, simulations, case studies role plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term integrated assessment implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated and, during integrated assessment, the assessor should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment tools and methods. Combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies should be assessed. Assessment should further ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross field outcomes are evaluated in an integrated way.

    Assessors must assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience as the assessment process is capable of being applied to RPL, subject to the rules and criteria of the relevant ETQA. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Countries listed below were selected for their renowned excellence in the field of Wood processing.
  • New Zealand.
  • Canada.
  • USA.

    Saw Doctoring:

    The Qualification recognises the skills and knowledge required for the care and maintenance of handsaws, circular saws, and bandsaws. It is recommended that candidates should hold a current first aid certificate or are credited with the first aid standards; Unit 6400, Manage first aid in emergency situations; Unit 6401, Provide first aid; and Unit 6402, Provide resuscitation level 2.

    Topics Covered:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites.
  • Apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite.
  • Safely shut down and isolate machines and equipment.
  • Set circular saws.
  • Maintain household and handyperson cutting tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of grinding for saw doctoring, timber machining and finger jointing.
  • Tooth circular saws.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of saw tooth profiles in saw doctoring.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of saw grinder application and operation.
  • Perform basic saw doctoring calculations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of saw doctoring.
  • Identify and describe workplace risks in a wood manufacturing operation.
  • Sharpen bandsaws.
  • Sharpen circular saws.
  • Select, use and care for, engineering hand tools.
  • Maintain handsaws.
  • Maintain narrow bandsaws.
  • Grind and hone straight knives and anvils.
  • Maintain a chainsaw chain and bar.
  • Maintain metal cutting saw.
  • Tip circular saw teeth and profile circular saw tips.
  • Retooth inserted teeth saws.
  • Tooth bandsaws.
  • Maintain router bits and drill bits.

    This qualification compares favourably with the South African Qualifications at NQF Level 2 and 3 in that the Unit Standards are pitched at the same level, and the number of credits are also the same.

    However slight differences were noted wherein the South African Qualifications Level 2 and 3 in Saw Doctoring has been identified as a specialization area in the Lumber Milling Qualification whereas in New Zealand, it is offered as a stand alone Qualification. No emphasis on the need for First Aid as a requirement is mentioned on the New Zealand Qualification. Additionally, the competency below does not form part of the Saw Doctoring specialization area in both Level 2 and 3 Qualifications:
  • Perform basic saw doctoring calculations.
  • Set circular saws.
  • Maintain a chainsaw chain and bar.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of grinding for saw doctoring, timber machining and finger jointing.

    Green Timber Processing:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of sawmilling, Level 2, 5 Credits.

    Competencies:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of economic factors impacting on sawmill operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of the sawmilling process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of timber conversion and grade recovery.
  • Describe safety requirements in the sawmill.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the solid wood manufacturing industry, Level 2, 5 credits.

    People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of:
  • Solid wood manufacturing operations.
  • Markets for solid wood products.
  • Solid wood manufacturing key performance indicators.

    SA Level 2 Qualification:
  • Markets for solid wood products.
  • Solid wood manufacturing key performance indicators.
  • Are not covered at level 2.

    Additional unit standards:

    National Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 3) with strands in Engineered Wood Product Operations, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) and Plywood Operations, Planer Operations, Pole and Post Operations, Saw Centre Operations, Timber Drying Operations, Timber Grading Operations, Timber Treatment Operations, Veneer Preparation, and Wood Product Operations.

    Core Skills:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of environmental issues in wood manufacturing industries.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business basics in a wood manufacturing industry.
  • Take and record measurements and make calculations in wood manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of systems and techniques used to work efficiently in wood manufacturing.
  • Describe process techniques used on a wood manufacturing worksite.
  • Participate, with technical support, in the investigation of wood manufacturing production issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety in the wood manufacturing industries.

    Core Elective:

    Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace:
  • Explain adhesive use in wood product manufacturing.
  • Carry out procedures for gluing in wood product manufacturing.

    Finger Jointing:
  • Feed and tail out finger jointer.
  • Test finger jointed product in solid wood manufacturing.

    Operate cross cut saw centre:

    Lamination:
  • Laminate straight timber for wood product manufacturing.
  • Test laminated product in wood product manufacturing.
  • Control automatic glue mixing systems for wood product manufacturing.
  • Develop patterns and construct jigs for curved laminate products in wood product manufacturing.
  • Laminate curved products for wood product manufacturing.
  • Store and handle chemicals for energy and chemical plant.

    Machinery:
  • Set up a timber planer for dress four sides.
  • Joint straight cutters.
  • Set cutters into cutterheads.

    Similarities were identified within the Health, safety and Environmental Unit Standards which are also covered as important in both qualifications.

    Research conducted on this qualification indicated that New Zealand's qualification is well structured and detailed in terms of competencies. This can be attested to the qualification rules as set out in their policy documents.

    The following competencies do not form part of the South African Level 3 qualification:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business basics in a wood manufacturing industry, take and record measurements and make calculations in wood manufacturing, demonstrate knowledge of systems and techniques used to work efficiently in wood manufacturing, application of Glue, handling and storage of glue is done by an operator in a Level 2 qualification.

    Canada:
  • Short Courses related to safety operation of machinery (BP-WW2-05-01).
  • Identifying Safety Risks in Wood Processing and Precautions for Specific Equipment (equipment used to process wood waste (rolling stock, conveyors, screens, hogs/shredder).
  • Other Wood Processing Machine Operators (NOC_9434).
  • Other Wood Processing Machine Operators 212.
  • Introduction and Overview.
  • Sawmilling, Then and Now.
  • Product Recovery Factors.
  • Sawmill Economics - 101.
  • Lumber Grades.
  • Log Merchandising.
  • Debarking.
  • Large Log Processing.
  • Small Log Processing.
  • Sawfiling Practices.
  • Edging.
  • Resawing.
  • Lumber Trimming and Sorting.
  • Mill/Plant Layout and Design.
  • Lumber Drying.
  • Planing and Grading.
  • Lumber Quality & Process Control.
  • Human Resources.
  • Business Aspects of Manufacturing.

    Wood wise LTD: Wood Industry Skills Education:

    Specialised training in:
  • Wood Technology, Timber Grading (NZ, USA, Australian grading rules):

    Topics:

    Kiln Drying, Wood Drying, Sawmilling, Wood Preservation, Timber Yarding, and other technical aspects of the timber industry.

    This learning programme has similar feature to the South African one in that it also focuses Kiln drying, Wood drying processes, Green Timber processing (Saw Milling) Lumber Drying Processing ( Wood Preservation) Due to lack of subject matter content, a detailed comparison could not be carried out.

    University of British Columbia: Centre for Advanced Wood Processing:

    UBC Certificate in Kiln Drying:

    CAWP offers a 150-hour modular course in kiln drying that currently represents the most comprehensive training program on the subject available anywhere in the world.

    Other sites visited:
  • The British Columbia Institute for Technology, Vancouver Canada.
  • The community college at Ashville in North Caroline, U.S.A.
  • The Forestry Training Centre at Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • The Technical and Further Education (TAFE) training institute in Mt Gambier, Australia influenced the thinking on this and other Wood Technology qualifications.

    Qualifications from those institutions and these are not exactly the same but learning programmes and hours of learning are comparable. The inclusion of labor legislation and other non-industry specific subjects make it even more uniquely South African.

    The institutions listed above are all internationally recognized as centres of excellence in training and education in the Forestry/Wood Technology field.

    Conclusion

    The qualification compares favourably with their international equivalents in the countries reviewed above. This equivalence is in respect of content, outlook and course orientation. The differences noted are minor. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Upon completion of this Qualification, the learner will articulate horizontally to:
  • ID 50062: National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety, NQF Level 3.
  • National Certificate: Construction and Roofing, FET Phase, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 22670: National Certificate: Construction Carpentry, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 49080: National Certificate: Construction: Advanced Crane Operations, Level 3.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • ID 66249: FETC New Venture Creation, NQF Level 4. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the relevant ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • A learner wishing to be assessed for this qualification can only be assessed through an accredited assessment provider/centre.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as in the Exit Level Outcomes described in the Qualification.
  • The Moderator for this qualification must have a similar qualification or that is at least one level higher than this qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this qualification, the applicant needs:
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • To be in possession of the relevant qualification at the level above this qualification.
  • To have sufficient relevant experience in Lumber Milling Industry. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  117275  Apply quality control in the wood preservation plant  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  120330  Conduct a continuous risk assessment in a workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  263837  Control basic maintenance and lubrication programme in relevant workplace in Lumber Mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  263839  Demonstrate understanding of influence of wood structure and properties, and certain production factors on wood quality  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263679  Operate green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  263687  Operate green lumber edging in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263735  Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  263726  Produce finger-jointed lumber in Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  259604  Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  120335  Conduct an investigation into workplace incidents  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  264815  Control Dry Mill facilities in dry timber processing area of lumber mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263692  Control green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263736  Control log handling, sorting and storage facilities (log yard) in green timber processing area of lumber mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263754  Control lumber drying process in Lumber Mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263718  Control lumber grading process in Lumber Mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  264836  Control Wet Mill facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  120337  Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the preparation, conducting, recording and follow-up actions of a planned task observation in a working place  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263722  Demonstrate understanding of technology applicable to use in lumber mill of grinding wheels made from specialised material  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263720  Describe Lumber drying kiln types, their construction materials and auxiliary equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263719  Describe properties of wood related to drying  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263759  Dry Lumber in Lumber drying kiln applying appropriate drying schedule with all possible stages  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Elective  123468  Explain and apply quality control procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  113915  Explain the application of the basic conditions of employment act in an employment contract  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263714  Level and tension circular saw blades used in Lumber Mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263763  Level and tension frame saw blades use in Lumber Mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263761  Level and tension wide bandsaw blades in saw shop of Lumber Mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263725  Maintain and set up chipper knives and anvils in chipper machines in Lumber Mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263774  Maintain and set up Narrow Band Saw Blade(s) used on bandsaws in Lumber Mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117171  Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  263756  Operate automatic satellite tipping and profile grinding machines in saw shop of lumber mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  263765  Set up wide blade bandsaw machine and its log carriage used in lumber mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  13952  Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  246622  Participate in productivity and quality improvement programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    2. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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