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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Cut material with oxy-fuel gas cutting process (Manual cutting) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119749  Cut material with oxy-fuel gas cutting process (Manual cutting) 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-11-30  2007-02-21  SAQA 0763/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-02-21   2011-02-21  

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

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12243  Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
243067  Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
  • People in the field of manufacturing and engineering require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.
  • The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing and engineering qualifications.
  • The learner is capable of describing the oxy-fuel cutting process, preparing for the oxy-fuel cutting operation, cutting material and caring and storing tools and equipment and maintaining and reporting on defects and operational conditions. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has already learned the use of engineering hand tools, power tools, measuring equipment and to maintain a safe and productive working environment.
    Learners are also assumed to be competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes determine the scope and level of this unit standard.
  • All work is performed under the supervision and according to workplace and workshop manual specifications and occupational safety, health and environmental legislation. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the oxy-fuel cutting process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The thickness of materials, size and type of cutting nozzles in relation to fuel gas used, and the impact of cutting torch manipulation during the cutting process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Oxy-fuel cutting equipment prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scope and precise nature of preparing for oxy-fuel cutting is in accordance with manufacturer's documentation and work instructions are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic and major components of the oxy-fuel cutting process and equipment are identified and their function and purpose is correctly explained in terms of cutting standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The scope and precise nature of preparing for oxy-fuel cutting is in accordance with manufacturer's documentation and work instructions is explained correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The oxy-fuel cutting equipment is dismantled and stored in accordance with manufacturer's specification and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the equipment for the oxy fuel cutting operation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Fuel gas used can be acetylene or LPG (liquid petroleum gas).
  • Equipment includes cutting equipment, lifting equipment, material supports, applicable documentation, personal protective equipment, measuring tools (rulers, tape measure). 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Oxy fuel cutting processes are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preparation of the oxy fuel cutting process is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The health and safety issues for preparation of the oxy fuel cutting operations are adhered to and described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Cut material. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Cutting of material includes thickness of up to a maximum of 6mm. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cutting characteristics of low carbon steel are identified and the implications for un-safe conditions are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Terms and definitions are used consistently with generally accepted cutting terminology as recorded in cutting standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct resources for the task are made available on site in the agreed time, and checked for serviceability or status in accordance with worksite practices and cutting standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are cut according to matched work instruction sheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of correct setting of cutting pressures, and the consequences of incorrect settings, is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Consequences of incorrect start up and shut down procedures are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Care and storage of cutting equipment, tools, and materials. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Restoring includes disposal of waste materials, tools and equipment packed away and work area cleaned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer's operations manual and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety precautions are applied and adhered to in accordance with SHE (applicable to the cutting process). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality checks are applied on cut materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Care and storage procedures for tools, equipment in accordance with work site practices and specifications are explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names and functions of:
    > Gas cutting equipment
    > Different types of gases
    > Nozzles
    > Personal protective equipment
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
    > Characteristics of metals
    > Types of gas mixtures and gas pressures
    > Common defects
    > Hazards
    > Properties of gases (oxygen, acetylene, propane, LPG)
  • Sensory cues:
    > Smell, visual, feel, audible
  • Purpose of:
    > Oxy fuel gas cutting
    > Safety checks
    > Quality checks
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > SHE procedures
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Applicable basic cutting theory covering properties of materials
    > Safety principles governing use of gas cutting equipment
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Relationship of the gas to the metals
    > Relationship of pressure to nozzle size
    > Relationship between cutting torch manipulation and quality of cut
    > Relationship between the thickness of the material and the size of the nozzle 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise problems while gas cutting metals and respond appropriately.
  • Recognise and correct defects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others:
  • Participate in efforts of workgroup. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job instructions and set up equipment appropriately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Provide feedback on outcome of work to appropriate personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of gas mixture, flame settings and gas pressures and their effects on material. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relationship between the process of cutting using oxy-fuel gas, the materials and the finished work piece. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 243067, which is "Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)", Level 2, 6 credits.

    This unit standard has replaced unit standard 12243, which is "Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)", Level 2, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49689   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  50542   National Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    2. Golden Arrow Bus Services 
    3. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    4. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 



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