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

Know, select and use materials, tools and equipment safely for technological purposes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14097  Know, select and use materials, tools and equipment safely for technological purposes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 1657/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 
A candidate credited with this unit standard knows materials; can select and use materials for a particular purpose; maintain tools and select and use equipment for a particular purpose; create and maintain a safe environment and adhere to health and safety regulations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A candidate registering for this Unit Standard will have received accreditation for Unit Standard 9 at ABET Level 3. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Know, select and use materials for a particular purpose. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different types of materials are identified and described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
natural, synthetic and composite
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Various materials are classified and described in terms of their characteristics and properties. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
physical, chemical and aesthetic
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Specific techniques used in handling , storing and distributing materials are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
ventilation; preservation and stacking
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The selection of the materials is suitable for the purpose. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
selection is based on form, function, suitability
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Know select and use tools and equipment for a particular purpose. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
hand tools; power tools eg. electric; mechanical tools and equipment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Different tools and equipment are identified and described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The selection of the tools and equipment is suitable for the purpose. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The tools and equipment are handled in a correct and safe way. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Maintain tools and equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The tools and equipment are maintained proper working order. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Create and maintain a safe environment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Proper dress code for a particular environment is described and adhered to. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The appropriate safety procedures for a particular environment are described and applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Good house-keeping procedures are described and adhered to. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
(demarcation of work-areas; store of flammable material; check safety equipment) 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Adhere to health and safety regulations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The correct procedure in response to an accident is administered. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
first aid, fire, chemical burns
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The procedure is recorded appropriately. 


UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Types of materials:
    (food, chemicals, textiles, resistant, composite)
  • Properties:
    (conductivity, strength, corrosion, absorbency, density, hardness, fire resistance, poisonous/edible, elasticity, ductility, malleability, aesthetics, cost volatility, insulation, texture, colour)
  • Handling/storage:
    (ventilation, preservation, stacking, exposure to: air, light, other substances, regulations related to handling/storage/hygiene)
  • Stacking 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical, and/or language skills in the modes of written and/or oral presentation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    SAFETY:
  • OHS-ACT 1993

    SKILLS
  • Handling and storage:
    lifting materials and equipment ( using trolley etc. )
    correct handling and procedures for toxic, flammable and corrosive materials gas cylinders
  • Measuring:
    use S I units
  • Shaping; Moulding; Cutting; Drilling; Joining; Finishing
  • Safety:
    first aid skills
    application of regulations to all technological contexts 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20287   National Certificate: Farming  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  60349   National Certificate: Mining Technical Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2021-06-30  UMALUSI 


    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. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    2. ASSMANG BEESHOEK MINE 
    3. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    4. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    5. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    6. EXXARO COAL (PTY) LTD 
    7. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    8. IMPALA PLATINUM SERVICES LTD 
    9. KHUTALA MINING SERVICES PL 
    10. LAFARGE SOUTH AFRICA 
    11. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    12. MATLA COAL NO 2 PAYROLL LTD 
    13. MINTEK 
    14. MODIKWA MINING PERSONNEL SERVICES PTY L TD 
    15. MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION (PTY)LTD 
    16. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    17. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    18. SHAFT SINKERS MINING PTY LTD 
    19. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    20. TRAIN THE NATION AND ASSOCIATES (PTY) LTD 
    21. WESTERN CHROME MINES 



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