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

Identify and select material to specification 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14712  Identify and select material to specification 
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.
Learners accredited with this unit standard are able of identifying and selecting materials use in the structural industry in accordance with laid down identification material specifications.
A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Plan the identification process to identify materials to specification
  • Identify materials to specification
  • Care and storage of tools and equipment used for identification of materials
    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/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
    Safety Health and Environmental (OHS Act) relevant to work site procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Context
  • All work undertaken must comply with Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • All work done must comply with worksite practices
  • All work done under consistent supervision

    Level
    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 
    Plan the identification process to identify materials to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The steps in the identification of materials to specification to be in logical sequence and to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Preparation for identification process is selected in relation to material requirements and specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identification methods to be use Plan the identification process to identify materials to specification d will be visually in accordance with material specification sheet and coding parameters.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify materials to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials identified in accordance with material specification sheet as included in work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. All safety precautions adhered to in relation to work site practices and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identified materials marked with colour code or identification numbers. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials to be identified is limited to mild steel, aluminium, stainless steel and carbon steels
    Identification methods visually with the aid of de-coding systems and mechanical processes.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Care and storage of tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tools and equipment cared for and stored in accordance with work site practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools stored in tool store
    Equipment left in serviceable state for next user.
     


    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 
    Specific work site safety practices and use of personal protective equipment and safety requirements.
  • Communication and team work principles.
  • Demarcation of work area.
  • Quality standards.
  • Detection of visible preparation defects/abnormalities and corrective action to be taken.
  • Identification location and functions of equipment and tools, and materials.
  • Pre-operational checks on equipment.
  • Identification of materials methods and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems related to work site practices for example materials, tools and Safety related issues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Work with others (communication between team members). 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use science and technology looking after the environment and health to others when using hand and weld related tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems (reflecting the implications of incorrect usage of work site practices with reference to the work place). 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
  • Contributing to the full personal development of the learner, for example;
    Cultural sensitivity and exploring career opportunity. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    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 assesors:

    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 
    Core  57881   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    4. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    5. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    6. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    7. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    9. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    10. Eastcape Training Centre 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    12. Further Education Trade Training 
    13. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    14. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus 
    15. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    16. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    17. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    18. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    19. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    20. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    21. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    22. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    23. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    24. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    25. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    26. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    27. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    28. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    29. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    30. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    31. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    32. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    33. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    34. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    35. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    36. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    37. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    38. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    39. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    40. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    41. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    42. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    43. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    44. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    45. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    46. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    47. Wavelength T.T.I 
    48. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    49. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    50. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



    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.