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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Commission and hand over thermoplastic fabrications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14708  Commission and hand over thermoplastic fabrications 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 can be used for the commissioning and handing over of all fabrications. It is not restricted to the use of thermoplastic fabrications only.

The fabrication of plastics products generally requires the joining of plastics components into assemblies. The assemblies are often subjected to considerable stress when in operation and the manufacturing process needs to be consistent and accurate. This unit standard reflects the skills and knowledge required to perform the activities related to the joining process and demonstrate an understanding of the factors involved.

To qualify, I have to demonstrate that I am able to check completion compliance and functionality, organise inspection hold points, perform cold and hot commissioning, perform pressure testing and generate handover certificates.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Thermoplastic Fabrication (NQF Level 4) and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities below, at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards. If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning. If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. This unit standard excludes assemblies that fall under the legal definition of pressurised equipment. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Verify fabrication against drawings and specifications. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Check measurements, directional flow and orientation of components 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. A series of successful commissioning projects are achieved
    2. All problem areas and non-conformances are identified

    Indicators
    1. Positive client relationship is established and maintained
    2. Commissioning process is done systematically and thoroughly
    3. Handover certificates are accepted by client
    4. Measuring instruments are maintained and in good working order

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Consequences and implications of commissioning oversights are explained and discussed
    2. All aspects of the commissioning process are explained and discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up, test and verify performance of the fabrication assembly. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tests include pressure testing, cold commissioning, hot commissioning 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. A series of successful commissioning projects are achieved
    2. All problem areas and non-conformances are identified

    Indicators
    1. Positive client relationship is established and maintained
    2. Commissioning process is done systematically and thoroughly
    3. Handover certificates are accepted by client
    4. Measuring instruments are maintained and in good working order

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Consequences and implications of commissioning oversights are explained and discussed
    2. All aspects of the commissioning process are explained and discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Gather and scrutinise all relevant quality records. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. A series of successful commissioning projects are achieved
    2. All problem areas and non-conformances are identified

    Indicators
    1. Positive client relationship is established and maintained
    2. Commissioning process is done systematically and thoroughly
    3. Handover certificates are accepted by client
    4. Measuring instruments are maintained and in good working order

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Consequences and implications of commissioning oversights are explained and discussed
    2. All aspects of the commissioning process are explained and discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify faults; initiate and verify corrective actions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. A series of successful commissioning projects are achieved
    2. All problem areas and non-conformances are identified

    Indicators
    1. Positive client relationship is established and maintained
    2. Commissioning process is done systematically and thoroughly
    3. Handover certificates are accepted by client
    4. Measuring instruments are maintained and in good working order

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Consequences and implications of commissioning oversights are explained and discussed
    2. All aspects of the commissioning process are explained and discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete records and reports and generate handover certificates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. A series of successful commissioning projects are achieved
    2. All problem areas and non-conformances are identified

    Indicators
    1. Positive client relationship is established and maintained
    2. Commissioning process is done systematically and thoroughly
    3. Handover certificates are accepted by client
    4. Measuring instruments are maintained and in good working order

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Consequences and implications of commissioning oversights are explained and discussed
    2. All aspects of the commissioning process are explained and discussed 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Liaise with client during the process and obtain client approval on completion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    1. A series of successful commissioning projects are achieved
    2. All problem areas and non-conformances are identified

    Indicators
    1. Positive client relationship is established and maintained
    2. Commissioning process is done systematically and thoroughly
    3. Handover certificates are accepted by client
    4. Measuring instruments are maintained and in good working order

    Understanding confirmed
    1. Consequences and implications of commissioning oversights are explained and discussed
    2. All aspects of the commissioning process are explained and discussed 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Names & functions of:
  • Commissioning processes

    2. Purpose of:
  • Commissioning and handover processes

    3. Processes, events:
  • Various aspects of commissioning and handover processes

    4. Causes and effects, implications:
  • Commissioning oversights

    5. Procedures and techniques:
  • Gathering and verifying quality information
  • Statistical sampling
  • Dimension checks
  • Hydrostatic testing
  • Pressure testing
  • Other relevant testing that might be required

    6. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards governing:
  • Definition of pressurised equipment

    7. Theory: rules, principles, laws relating to:
  • Force, pressure, temperature
  • Compressibility of gases

    8 Relationships, systems:
  • Client requirements, the extent to which these can be met and levels of satisfaction 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Identifying actual and potential fabrication and commissioning problems
  • Identifying deviations from drawings and welding procedures and inappropriate assembly techniques 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others
  • Liaising with clients; maintaining a positive relationship
  • Co-ordinate efforts of work group 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • Being systematic and following the sequence of activities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information
  • Verifying fabrications against the requirements set out in drawings, welding procedures and specifications
  • Scrutinising and verifying quality documentation 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • Discuss issues related to the fabrication and commissioning process
  • Compile written reports related to the fabrication and commissioning process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Discuss the assembly from the client`s perspective 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50021   Further Education and Training Certificate: Inspection and Assessment (Non-Metallics)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  24218   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  36153   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    2. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    3. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 



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