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

Prepare and assemble welding equipment related to welding processes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14682  Prepare and assemble welding equipment related to welding processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Welding 
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" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

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 
This unit standard is for a learner within the fabrication and welding fields. People credited with this unit standard will be able of identifying, selecting, preparing and assembling various types of equipment relevant to the welding processes and job requirements under supervision.
A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Describe the preparation and assembling of welding/cutting equipment
  • Identify, select, and prepare, welding/cutting equipment
  • Assemble welding/cutting equipment
  • Carry out pre- operational checks
  • Care and storage of tools and equipment
    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the fabrication and welding environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learning assumed to be in place
    Abet level 4/NQF1 Unit standards:
    SAQA Lo/06
    SAQA Com/001
    SAQA Com/003
    SAQA Com/004
    SAQA Unit Math 001
    SAQA Unit math 002
    SAQA Unit Math 007
    SAQA Unit Math 013

    Applying worksite practices and procedures
    Applying Safety, Health and environment issues related to the welding industry


    This unit standard may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Scope:

    The welding/cutting equipment to be identified is limited to:
  • Oxy-acetylene gas welding equipment
  • Shielded metal arc welding equipment
  • Gas metal arc welding equipment
  • Oxy-fuel gas cutting equipment

    Context
  • All inspection done by the learner will be visual only under the supervision of supervisor/instructor/artisan
  • The assembling of welding equipment is done in accordance with worksite practices and procedures
  • Occupational, Health and Safety act refers to the Act 85 of 1993
  • Inspection of equipment in accordance with NOSA Form 2.16.50 (register No. 2.16.50)

    Level (for level 2)

    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
    (a) Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar
    (b) Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses
    (c) Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available
    (d) An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas
    (e) Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the preparation and assembling of welding/cutting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of correct preparation of welding/cutting equipment, and the consequences of incorrect preparation, is explained with reference to job requirements, instructions and machine operations manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Basic and major components of the welding/cutting equipment are identified and the explanation of function and purpose is correct in terms of manufacturer's specifications and requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include: welding machine, welding cable, earth cable, foot/hand control units, gauges/flow meters, gas supply, electrical power connections, and protective clothing.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Welding machines and equipment are correctly identified in relation to welding processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Terms and definitions used are consistent with generally accepted welding terminology as recorded in welding standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify, select, and prepare, welding/cutting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The scope and precise nature of identification, selecting, and preparation is determined by reviewing manufacturer's documentation and work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Resources are correct for the task, available on site by the agreed time, and checked for serviceability or status in accordance with worksite practices and welding manufacturer's requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include: worksite practices, tools, welding equipment, safety equipment, and materials.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Welding equipment is matched with documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Welding equipment is prepared for welding, in accordance with manufacturer's operations manual and job requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble welding/cutting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Assembly methods and procedures are relevant to the specific process, and are carried out to manufacturer's safety operation/instructions manual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All possible defects are identified and the impact of defective components explained in relation to impact using welding equipment 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include: assemble, troubleshoot, assess and test.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. All relevant defects are reported and documented in accordance with worksite practices and procedures 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out pre- operational checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Pre-operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer's requirements and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Defects are reported and documented in accordance with worksite practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include: inspect, trouble shoot and test.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Care and storage of tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explain the care and storage procedures for tools, equipment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard, must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Identification, Selection and assembly procedures related to welding/cutting process
  • Inspection procedures related to relevant welding/cutting process equipment
  • Reporting procedures
  • Inspection procedures
  • Administrative procedures
  • Theory related to welding/cutting processes 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills (reflected in specific outcomes) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with other (communication with team members and peers) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one self (plan, select and organise tasks) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (understanding the implications of incorrect usage of communication, administrative and security procedures in relation to the business application of the company. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information

    Assessment Tools

    These tools may include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24214   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  MERSETA 
    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 
    Elective  67329   National Certificate: Inshore Maritime Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  TETA 


    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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    3. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    5. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 



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