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

Identify, interpret and produce working structural steel drawings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14497  Identify, interpret and produce working structural steel drawings 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Physical Planning, Design and Management 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-10-20  2009-04-08  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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
262965  Interpret, read and produce structural steel drawings for workshop fabrication  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard provides a broad introduction to the producing and understanding of working structural steel drawings. It is the starting point for a learner in this sector. The focus is knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in relation to the learner`s own context and experience of the world of work.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Demonstrating an understanding for structural steel detailing
  • Demonstrating an understanding of beams, plate and box girders
  • Identifying, detailing and drawing columns
  • Calculating, detailing and drawing lattice, girders and bracing
  • Demonstrating an understanding of roof trusses and producing material delivery schedules
  • Demonstrating an understanding of Plate work detailing and development 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in mathematics, engineering science and technical drawing at NQF level 4 or equivalent.
  • Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence in computer technology at Level 3 on the NQF or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Structural steel terms will include web, flange, toe, heel, angle cleat, gusset plate, centre marks, back marks
  • Bolts will include black bolts, turned barrel bolts, high strength friction grip bolts and huck bolts
  • Column welded items will include base plate, flange cleats, web cleats, wing plates and flange plates
  • Tee pieces will include welded tee piece, bolted tee piece and a tee piece cut from an I beam
  • Roof truss elements will include span, slope, run, rise, overhang, shoe, apex, tie, rafter, purlin cleat, prat roof truss, fink roof truss, bowstring roof truss, sawtooth roof truss and mansard roof truss.
  • Conveyor chute will include feed chute, discharge chute, transfer chute and Langlaagte type chute. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of structural steel detailing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Structural steel tables are identified and explained in accordance with accepted definitions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Welding symbols are identified and described in accordance with accepted definitions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Simple bolt connections are identified and described explained in accordance with accepted definitions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Rolled steel sections are drawn within agreed time frames 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Structural steel terms are identified and described in accordance with accepted definitions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A welding symbol is shown on all welded connections according to Code of Practice SABS044 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Bolts are identified and listed, clearly outlining the differences between them 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. A bolted connection is drawn complete with flat and/or tapered washers 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of beams, plate and box girders 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A complete steel floor layout is drawn from a given line diagram 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The number of bolts required for end connections is calculated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The steel members are notched according to South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) tables 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. An end connection is drawn by making use of end plates or end cleats 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A steel member is detailed for fabrication giving detail and dimensions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A plate girder is identified and drawn within agreed time frames 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify detail and draw columns 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. An outside and sectional view of a bolted or welded column base is drawn with items detailed separately 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A cap plate is identified and described in accordance with accepted definitions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. An outside and sectional view of a simple crane girder stool assembly on a column is drawn with items in the stool assembly detailed separately 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. An outside and sectional view of a bolted column splice is drawn and items used in the column splice detailed separately 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Holding down bolts, grout and levels of columns are identified and described 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Calculate detail and draw lattice, girders and bracing 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Distances between setting out points on girders are calculated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A gusset connection on a girder is drawn within agreed time frames 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Top and bottom boom angles are separately detailed and dimensioned 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Bracing on girders is separately detailed and dimensioned 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Welded pieces are identified and drawn within agreed time frames 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Demonstrate an understanding of roof trusses and produce material delivery schedules 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Distances between setting out points are calculated according to organisational and client requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The rise per meter run and slope in degrees is calculated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Roof truss elements are identified and described in accordance with accepted definitions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A material delivery schedule is prepared and completed for steel structures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Demonstrate an understanding of plate work detailing and development 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Draw a side view and a front view of a conveyor chute according to requirements and within agreed time frames 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A flat bottom and cone shaped bottom tank are drawn according to requirements and within agreed time frames 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Detail the various plate work joints showing bolt spacing according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Describe the concept of plate work development in accordance with accepted definitions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Hard wearing plate liners are identified and described in accordance with accepted definitions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. High wearing areas in a chute are identified and described in accordance with accepted definitions 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education, Training, Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) will accredit providers offering learning towards this standard, and register assessors. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • An all round understanding of structural steel detailing
  • A general understanding of structural tables of the SAISC
  • A general understanding of beams, plate and box girders
  • A general understanding of a bolted or welded column
  • A general understanding of lattice girders and bracing
  • A general understanding of roof trusses and their design
  • A comprehensive understanding of material delivery schedules and company procedures 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that a comprehensive understanding has been applied to the decisions made 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the pursuit of the efficient delivery of material required for steel structures 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information pertaining to structural steel detailing 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when preparing and completing material delivery schedules 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 262965, which is "Interpret, read and produce structural steel drawings for workshop fabrication", Level 4, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  50018   Further Education and Training Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-02-09  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  57887   Further Education and Training Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  23773   National Certificate: Computer Aided Drawing Office Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was CETA 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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. AFRICAN ACAD.FOR COM.ASSIS.ENGINEERING 
    3. Arc-Tec Training Centre (PAARDEN EILAND) (TP) 
    4. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    5. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    6. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    7. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    8. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    9. CEBC Construction Engineering & Belting T/A CEBC - Welding School (DUR 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. EBS TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD (Witbank)(TP) 
    12. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    13. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus 
    14. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development (Tlhah 
    15. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    16. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    17. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    18. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    19. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
    20. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    21. Keewave Trading 403 (Pty) Ltd T/A VH Consulting (DURBAN) (TP) 
    22. KZN SCHOOL OF WELDING & TRAINING CENTRE CC (Durban)(TP) 
    23. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    24. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (MEYERTON) (TP) 
    25. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    26. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    27. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    28. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    29. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    30. NOLUTHANDO TRAINING INDUSTRIES (Green Point)(TP) 
    31. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    32. NTHUSENG TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTRE (East End)(TP) 
    33. PHATSIMA ENGINEERING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CC (Potchefstroom)(TP) 
    34. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE 
    35. Rehoboth Welding Assessment & Training (JACBOS) (TP) 
    36. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    37. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    38. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    39. Steele Bros Labour Hire T/A Steele Bros Training Centre (ELDORADO PARK 
    40. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    41. Sturrock & Robson (Pty) Ltd T/A Technotrain (ISANDO) (TP) 
    42. Swift Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd (Killarney Gardens) TP 
    43. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    44. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    45. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    46. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    47. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    48. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    49. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    50. Wavelength T.T.I 
    51. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    52. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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