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

Use drawings and identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14677  Use drawings and identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-08-01  2009-03-12  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-03-12   2013-03-12  

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
261658  Identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for building and civil construction activities  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the generic elements associated with best carpentry practice including the interpretation of drawings, use and maintenance of tools, machines and equipment and the application of materials in accordance with National Building Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and best practice standards for carpentry work.

This competence lays the foundation for the development of core carpentry competencies and supports and enhances the other carpentry competencies. The generic competencies outlined in this unit standard should facilitate portability of carpentry skills across different contexts within the construction industry.

It contributes to the development of a professional community of Carpentry practitioners. The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
FETC NQF Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy competencies. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Range of hand tools: saws, hammers, set square.
  • Range of power tools: drills, cross-cut saws, jigsaws.
  • Range of machines: circular saws, radial arm saws, band saws, jig saws, planing, moulding, morticing, tenoning, sanding, wood turning, drilling, cutter, grinding machines and spindles.
  • Range of levelling devices: spirit level, water level, dumpy level.
  • Range of fixing methods include: adhesives (glue), nails, screws, bolts, staples. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Read and interpret basic working drawings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Dimensions specified in basic working drawings are accurately interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Basic sketches are prepared from drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify, use and maintain a range of hand and power tools, machines and equipment 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of hand tools: saws, hammers, set square.

    Range of power tools: drills, cross-cut saws, jigsaws.

    Range of machines: circular saws, radial arm saws, band saws, jig saws, planing, moulding, morticing, tenoning, sanding, wood turning, drilling, cutter, grinding machines and spindles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools, machines and equipment are identified and correctly used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools and equipment are functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Power tool cables are checked for wear and tear (cables and switches) and power tools are used in accordance with safe-handling procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Machines and equipment are appropriately set up to comply with component manufacture specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use a range of levelling devices to determine and transfer levels 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Spirit level, water level and dumpy level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Levelling devices are correctly used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Levels are accurately determined and transferred. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Select materials and use appropriate application methods 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate materials are selected and applied. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Material wastage is minimised. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Set out and construct a range of basic joints 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Mortice and tenon joint, T-halving joint, tongue and groove, finger jointing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Basic joints are set out and constructed in accordance with drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Joints are cut, planed and finished to specified dimensions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Joints fit correctly and are prepared to a smooth finish. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Select and apply appropriate fixing methods to materials 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Adhesives (glue), nails, screws, bolts, staples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Appropriate materials are used and applied to join, affix or install components manufactured from wood. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Apply good housekeeping practices and protect work in all stages of construction 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Housekeeping and safety standards for the protection of work under construction are adhered to. 


    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 CETA - ETQA, for "The National Certificate in Construction Carpentry".
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Drawing scales, graphic symbols, plan elevations, sections and dimensions.
  • Carpentry hand and power tools, machines and equipment:
  • Use
  • Care
  • Maintenance
  • Sharpening
  • Manufacturer specifications for safe-handling precautions
  • Properties, purpose, selection and application of different materials used in the carpentry trade
  • Levelling devices and methods of transfer
  • Basic joinery and joining methods
  • National Building Regulations applicable to the Carpentry Trade.
  • Health and Safety Regulations (Occupational Health and Safety Act, NOSA) applicable to the context of this unit standard.
  • Use of protective clothing.
  • How to protect work in all stages of construction.
  • Housekeeping principles. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • When setting out and transferring levels so that any unevenness in wood surfaces can be rectified prior to cutting and machining.
  • Determining what fixing methods should be used when joining wood components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
  • Respect the safety and well-being of others in your immediate work environment by ensuring that protective coverings are securely positioned on woodworking machines and that all power supplies and electrical cords are checked for safe use prior to operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Wear protective clothing when operating tools, machines and equipment.
  • Apply safe-handling procedures when using and operating tools, machines and equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area during and on completion of carpentry tasks and activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • When interpreting symbols and measurements reflected in drawings so that completed products are in accordance with the specified dimensions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others.
  • Use, operate and maintain hand and power tools, machines and equipment in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications and good housekeeping practices so that the life-span of tools, machines and equipment can be maximised and cost to company reduced.
  • Use, operate and maintain hand and power tools, machines and equipment in accordance with safe-handling procedures so that accidents and injury to yourself and others can be prevented.
  • Power tools - check all leads and power tool cables are in good repair to prevent accident, injury or electrocution whilst working with these tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 261658, which is "Identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for building and civil construction activities", Level 3, 4 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  22670   National Certificate: Construction Carpentry  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  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. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    2. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    3. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    4. Corobrick (Pty) Ltd 
    5. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    6. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    7. Maluti TVET College 
    8. MTL Training and Projects 
    9. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    10. Northlink TVET College 
    11. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    12. Othandweni Training Centre 
    13. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    14. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    15. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    16. SITAMELA SIVE TRADING CC 
    17. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    18. The Business Zone 352 
    19. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    20. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 



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