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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Carry out soldering and de-soldering procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114605  Carry out soldering and de-soldering procedures 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons in the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology field.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Safely identify, select, inspect and carry out soldering/de-soldering operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of different soldering techniques
  • Clean and store soldering material and equipment
  • Dispose of waste material

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the Measurement Control and Instrumentation environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Safety procedures according to statutory and manufacturer requirements
  • Use of hand tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Statutory requirements include but are not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety Act, Local Authorities requirements and manufacturers specifications as they relate to the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation environment.

    Soldering Equipment including associated tools and protective devices.

    Safety precautions include the use of all appropriate personal protective equipment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select equipment and materials for soldering/de-soldering. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct soldering equipment is selected according to the job requirement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The maintenance manuals, specifications and drawings are correctly selected according to the job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazards associated with the use of Soldering Equipment are recognised and necessary precautions taken according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Damaged and unsafe Soldering Equipment are identified and reported to the relevant personnel. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply soldering/de-soldering techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Connections are carefully and correctly cleaned from any dirt or oxidation using the appropriate cleaning materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct soldering/de-soldering techniques for the job are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct Personal Protective Equipment is used and applicable safety precautions are taken when soldering/de-soldering is carried out. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Inspect solder joint. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ensure that the soldered joints are not dull in colour and does not have excessive resin. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ensure the soldered joints do not contain solder globules or insufficient solder that will cause a poor electrical or mechanical connection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ensure that components or soldering substrate is not scorched by excessive heat. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Clean and store materials and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Soldering Equipment is carefully and correctly cleaned according to workplace and manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Soldering material and equipment is stored correctly according to workplace and manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Waste is disposed of correctly according to workplace and manufacturers instructions taking environmental awareness into account. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Workshop procedures including house keeping practices according to statutory requirements.
  • Specific work site safety practices relating to the use of Soldering Equipment including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Locations of Soldering Equipment and their accessories.
  • Hazards and preventive precautions associated with soldering.
  • Company quality standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills - damaged equipment identified and reported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others - working under supervision. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication skills - reporting damaged Soldering Equipment and interpreting job requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65129   National Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  67569   National Certificate: Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  74530   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  48695   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65651   National Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  59569   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Cape Peninsula University of Technology 
    2. ESKOM KOEBERG NUCLEAR PPS - FITTER, FITTER & TURNER AND TTC 
    3. HT MARKTECH 
    4. Swift Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd (Killarney Gardens) TP 
    5. THANDEKA VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (PTY) LTD 
    6. Wavelength T.T.I 



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