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

Select, use and care for engineering hand tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12216  Select, use and care for engineering hand tools 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2005-11-30  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119744  Select, use and care for engineering hand tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various NQF level 2 engineering qualifications.

Qualifying learners can select, safely use and maintain a range of engineering hand tools used for shaping, cutting and assembly. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learners has already learned to:
  • Maintain a safe and productive work area 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and use engineering hand tools 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Cutting and shaping hand tools include hacksaws, chisels, files, scrapers, hole punches, tin snips, anvils.

    Assembly hand tools include hammers, punches, clamps, vices, spanners, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Hand tools used as recommended by the manufacturer to meet job/task requirements
    2. Unsafe/faulty hand tools identified and corrective action taken
    3. Hand tools cleaned, maintained and stored

    Indicators
    1. Correct safety precautions taken while using hand tools
    2. Appropriate hand tools selected for job
    3. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss
  • Consequences of incorrectly using hand tools, e.g. injuries
  • Choice of particular tools for job/task
  • Consequences of improper care and storage of tools 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Care for and maintain hand tools 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify and report unsafe or faulty tools
  • Clean and maintain and store tools 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hand tool maintenance includes sharpening, deburring, resetting, derusting, oiling, replacing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Hand tools used as recommended by the manufacturer to meet job/task requirements
    2. Unsafe/faulty hand tools identified and corrective action taken
    3. Hand tools cleaned, maintained and stored

    Indicators
    1. Correct safety precautions taken while using hand tools
    2. Appropriate hand tools selected for job
    3. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss
  • Consequences of incorrectly using hand tools, e.g. injuries
  • Choice of particular tools for job/task
  • Consequences of improper care and storage of tools 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Recognise and report problems, changes and/or malfunctions while working 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Hand tools used as recommended by the manufacturer to meet job/task requirements
    2. Unsafe/faulty hand tools identified and corrective action taken
    3. Hand tools cleaned, maintained and stored

    Indicators
    1. Correct safety precautions taken while using hand tools
    2. Appropriate hand tools selected for job
    3. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss
  • Consequences of incorrectly using hand tools, e.g. injuries
  • Choice of particular tools for job/task
  • Consequences of improper care and storage of tools 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safe working practices include the use of appropriate personal protective equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. Hand tools used as recommended by the manufacturer to meet job/task requirements
    2. Unsafe/faulty hand tools identified and corrective action taken
    3. Hand tools cleaned, maintained and stored

    Indicators
    1. Correct safety precautions taken while using hand tools
    2. Appropriate hand tools selected for job
    3. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    4. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Explain and discuss
  • Consequences of incorrectly using hand tools, e.g. injuries
  • Choice of particular tools for job/task
  • Consequences of improper care and storage of tools 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names and functions of:
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hand tools

    2. Purpose of:
  • Various hand tools
  • Cleaning and care of hand tools

    3. Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Causes of injury and damage to materials
  • Implications of incorrect or inappropriate use of tools

    4. Procedures and techniques:
  • Safety
  • Storage
  • Cleaning
  • Maintenance
  • Use of various hand tools

    5. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    6. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic concepts of leverage, force and torque

    7. Relationships, systems:
  • Role of hand tools in the engineering process 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures for using, storing and looking after hand tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use the common names for hand tools and the procedures and processes associated with their use
  • Report on faulty or unsafe hand tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand and explain basic concepts of leverage, force and torque 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relate the use of hand tools to the engineering process 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 119744, which is "Select, use and care for engineering hand tools", Level 2, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49402   National Certificate in Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing (Seamless Hot-Finished OR Welded OR Cold-Formed)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  22858   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  22869   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  MERSETA 
    Core  23273   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23254   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23277   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  22770   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-07-29  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  36154   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  24215   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  48973   National Certificate: Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather (CTFL) Mechanician Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. Beekman Super Canopies (STIKLAND) (TP) 
    4. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    5. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    6. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    7. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    8. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus 
    9. Imbokodo General Trading cc 
    10. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    11. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    12. Lapace Training Centre (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    13. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    14. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    15. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    16. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    17. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    18. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    19. STUDIO 05 HOUSE OF FASHION 
    20. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    21. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    22. Tubular Holdings (Pty) Ltd (EMALAHLENI) (TP) 
    23. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 



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