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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control veneer/ plywood/ block board grading process in veneer/ plywood/ block board plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117284  Control veneer/ plywood/ block board grading process in veneer/ plywood/ block board plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Wood Products 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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

This unit standard 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 people who can control Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board grading process in Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board Plant


People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Check that Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board grading facility is prepared (Range: Visual grading facilities - grading table, chain, moisture meters, measuring equipment, marking materials and equipment, mechanical grading facilities)
  • Check that the products to be graded have been correctly identified, collected and presented at the grading facility (Range: Dried Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board storage facilities, moving equipment, receiving area)
  • Control the actual grading process (Range: relevant grading rules, readings, measurement, pre-test markings where relevant, grader's markings, marking equipment and materials)
  • Oversee the correct sorting and assembling into parcels of graded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board with similar dimensions and grader's markings (Range: dimensions, grader's marking, parcelling facilities)
  • Oversee the correct stacking, stamping/ marking and strapping of graded and marked products into prescribed size parcels for despatch 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A Learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate:
  • Competency in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at NQF Level 2;
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the veneer and plywood manufacturing process and procedures of the relevant workplace;
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 2 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The environment that covers the Grading Facilities, with all its equipment, tools and instruments.
  • The people involved in the Grading Facilities.
  • The spread of raw material and products produced by the operation.
  • The general work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles relevant to the Grading Facilities.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 3 in the veneer and plywood manufacturing activity.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 3, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in a veneer and plywood manufacturing environment and is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 3 to 5. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Check that Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board grading facility is prepared. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Visual grading facilities - grading table, chain, moisture meters, measuring equipment, marking materials and equipment, mechanical grading facilities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Checks are conducted to verify that the facilities for the grading process are in the prescribed condition as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of checking of this facility is done in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Inspection process is carried out as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of checking is done within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Check that the products to be graded have been correctly identified, collected and presented at the grading facility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Dried Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board storage facilities, moving equipment, receiving area 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Checks are conducted to verify that the products have been correctly identified, collected and presented at the grading facility as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The inspection of this process is performed in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of checking is performed within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control the actual grading process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relevant grading rules, readings, measurement, pre-test markings where relevant, grader's markings, marking equipment and materials 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The grading operation is controlled in order to facilitate that the products are graded as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The control of the grading process is performed within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The controls of the grading process are performed as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Oversee the correct sorting and assembling into parcels of graded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board with similar dimensions and grader's markings. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relevant grading rules, readings, measurement, pre-test markings where relevant, grader's markings, marking equipment and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Checks are conducted to verify that the process of sorting and assembling parcels of products are carried out as per work instructions and specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Similar dimensions and grader's markings
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Checks are carried out in the prescribed manner to ensure that the correct products are assembled as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The graded products are assembled into parcels of similar dimensions as per work instructions as per work instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The overseeing process is performed within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Oversee the correct stacking, stamping/ marking and strapping of graded and marked products into prescribed size parcels for despatch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Checks are carried out to verify that the products are correctly stacked, stamped/ marked and strapped into the prescribed size parcels for despatch as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The overseeing process is carried out in the prescribed manner as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The graded and marked products are stacked, stamped/marked and strapped in the prescribed manner as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The overseeing process is performed within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform, his immediate superior in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for his / her assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be from the
    relevant Education and Training Quality Assurer (FIETA ETQA) through formative and summative assessment by a registered Assessor. Assessment should be contextual and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.

    The relevant NSB and SGB should be notified of any feedback related to this qualification.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable
  • The FIETA ETQA will co-ordinate all moderation activities in accordance with their policies and procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Communication and mathematical skills equivalent to NQF Level 3 requirements;
  • The equipment, processes and procedures pertaining to the Grading Facilities;
  • His/her responsibilities regarding work procedures, safety and health measures, and environment protection aspects relevant to the Grading Facilities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and verbally report problems detected in the production process in the Grading Facilities to the relevant person/s. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively and efficiently as a team member in the Grading Facilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and record data on the activities performed in the Grading Facilities, for the relevant person/s as and when requested. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Listen and understand instructions and verbally report in an effective manner to the relevant person/s in the Grading Facilities. 

    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 
    The outcomes that learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved:
  • Within the standard time prescribed by the organisation
  • While following all the safety procedures required by the OSHACT and the workplace
  • Strictly according to the organisation's work place procedures

    Values

    The use of tasks and materials in the learning event plan should not discriminate against learners on any grounds prescribed in the Bill of Rights and Employment Equity Act and should promote the orientations outlined in the critical cross-field outcomes. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49083   National Certificate: Wood Products Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    2. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    4. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    5. Vicmat Consultants 



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