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

Braze metals using the oxy-fuel gas welding process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14691  Braze metals using the oxy-fuel gas welding process 
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  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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
243069  Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for a learner within the fabrication and welding fields. Learners credited with this unit standard are able of brazing work pieces using the oxy-fuel gas welding equipment used in the industry in accordance with required brazing quality specifications and standards.
A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Describe the oxyacetylene gas welding process.
  • Prepare Oxy-fuel brazing equipment.
  • Work pieces prior to brazing.
  • Braze work piece.
  • Inspect brazed work piece.
    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 
    Abet level 4/NQF 1
    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
    Prepare work pieces for welding
    Basic engineering practices unit standard
    Safety Health and Environmental (OHS Act) 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Scope:
    Range of materials used is low and medium carbon steel.

    Context:
  • All work undertaken must comply with Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • All work done must comply with worksite practices.
  • Under general supervision.

    Level (for level 2)
    A learning program leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar.
  • Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses.
  • Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available.
  • An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the oxyacetylene gas welding process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of correct assembly of the oxy-fuel gas brazing equipment is explained with reference to the manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The consequences of incorrect assembly are explained with reference to the manufacturer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Components of the oxyacetylene gas brazing equipment are identified and the explanation of function and purpose is correct in terms of manufacturer's requirements and standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Components include: gas cylinders, pressure regulators, flashback arrestors, non return valves, hoses, clamps, brazing torch, nozzles, gas cylinder key and leak detection fluid.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Parts and components correctly identified and the consequences for not testing for leaks are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Terms and definitions used are consistent with generally accepted brazing terminology as recorded in international standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare Oxy-fuel brazing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Verification of identification and selection of oxy-fuel gas brazing equipment as specified on welding procedure sheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Identification and rectification of hazards relate to brazing process in accordance with standard work site practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pre operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Resources to include:
  • Manufacturer's specification, worksite practices, safety and environmental issues.
  • Preparation should include:
  • Identification of tools and equipment required during the brazing process
  • Assembly process
  • Pre-operational checks
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Work pieces prior to brazing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Work pieces are identified and prepared prior to brazing as specified on drawing and worksite practices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Dimensions and alignment checked as specified on drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work piece tack welded in position as per drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety precautions adhered to in accordance with OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspect work piece prior to complete brazing in accordance with drawing and work instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include:
  • Worksite practices, tools, equipment, safety requirements and materials.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Braze work piece. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Brazing filler material selected as specified on worksite practices or brazing procedure specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work-piece brazed in position. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Flame used is compatible to type of material to be brazed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety precaution adhered to during brazing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Work piece cleaned after brazing in accordance with cleaning process specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Material type to be brazed:
  • low and medium carbon steels.
  • Resources include:
  • Welding equipment, tools, protective clothing and equipment, welding procedure sheet and specification, materials.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Inspect brazed work piece. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All residues brazing flux removed as specified in cleaning procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Brazed work piece conform to specifications as reflected on drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Brazed workpiece conform to specifications as reflected on drawing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Procedures include:
    worksite practices, inspection methods (visual only), and cleaning procedures
    Inspection methods that can be used are:
  • Visual
  • Destructive
     


  • 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 
  • Theoretical knowledge on oxy-fuel brazing equipment, brazing process, materials, safety precautions and worksite practices.
  • Interpret identification of materials
  • Procedures to be used are:
  • Assembling
  • Inspection
  • Reporting
  • Caring and storage of tools and equipment
  • Under general supervision 

  • 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 COLLECTING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (understanding the implications of incorrect identification, selection and assemble of work pieces). 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 243069, which is "Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process", Level 2, 6 credits.

    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.

    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 


    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. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    2. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    3. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.