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

Manufacture products from wood 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14735  Manufacture products from wood 
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  32 
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
261681  Prepare cutting lists, set-out and mark off for machining purpose  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 
261680  Manufacture wooden components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 
261679  Manufacture and fit door and window frames  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 
261678  Manufacture and install cupboards, counters, staircases and mouldings from wood and wood composites  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12  Complete 
261677  Manufacture and install partitioning and wall panelling from wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 
261662  Finish products manufactured from wood and wood composites  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 machine and join a range of products made from wood in accordance with working drawing specifications, National Building Regulations and safety legislation ensuring that client requirements for cost-effective, functional and quality products are met within the prescribed timeframes.

This competence complements the other carpentry competencies and contributes to the development of a professional community of Carpentry practitioners, who are able to use Science and Technology responsibly and cost-effectively. It should result in improved quality and service delivery in Carpentry. 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.
  • Use drawings and identify and use tools, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice.
  • Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Learners` are also required to demonstrate competence in the manufacture of purpose-made and circular wood products and the use of a fitting and turning lathe.
  • Range of products: windows, doors and fittings, cupboards, counters, drawers, wall panelling, wooden staircases, partitioning.
  • Range of moulds: architraves, cornices, precast and custom moulds.
  • Range of surface preparation: sandpapering, scraping, spray painting, varnishing and oiling.

    It could also apply to: the manufacture, finishing and fitting of a wide range of wood products common in boat building and the installation of relevant hardware. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare cutting lists from working drawings 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Cutting lists are prepared accurately from working drawings. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set out and mark off for machining purposes working from drawings and cutting lists 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machines are correctly set out and marked off for machining wooden components in accordance with specified dimensions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cost-effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set up and operate machines and machine wooden components 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machines are operated in accordance with safe-handling procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tools, machines and equipment are identified and correctly used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tools and equipment are functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. All wooden components are correctly set out, marked and machined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Cost effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Create and use templates and jigs, develop and sharpen moulding cutters 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Specified measurements are accurately transferred to templates and jigs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cost effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Join machined components and complete a range of products made from wood 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Windows, doors and fittings, cupboards, counters, drawers, wall panelling, wooden staircases, partitioning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All wooden components are correctly assembled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Products conform to specified dimensions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cost effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Set out and manufacture a range of wooden moulds 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Architraves, cornices, precast and custom moulds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Accurate moulds are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Cost effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Prepare surfaces for appl8ication of wood treatments and final finishes by hand or machine 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Sandpapering, scraping, spray painting, varnishing and oiling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Joinery work is cleaned and neatly finished off. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Wooden products are stacked and stored in accordance with safety and housekeeping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cost effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 


    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 
  • Techniques for interpreting scale drawings and details.
  • Techniques/methods for preparing cutting lists from working drawings.
  • Techniques for preparing basic sketches from working drawings.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and loss control measures relevant to the context of this unit standard.
  • National Building Regulations applicable to the context of this unit standard.
  • Basic first aid.
  • Protection of work during all stages of construction.
  • Housekeeping standards and procedures.
  • Basic joinery (T-halving joint, bridle joint, mortice and tenon joint, haunched mortice and tenon joint, dovetail joint, lap dovetail joint).
  • Types of wood, timber sizes and stock lengths, grades.
  • Use, care, maintenance and sharpening of the relevant tools, machines and equipment, including the safety precautions applicable to safe-handling of tools, machines and equipment:
  • Setting out and marking-off for machining purposes
  • Making and using templates and jigs
  • Developing and sharpening moulding cutters
  • Properties, purposes, selection, stacking and storing of materials used in the carpentry trade i.e. gluing, nailing, bolting, screwing.
  • Techniques for machining and joining the following wooden components:
  • Windows, doors, furniture and fittings:
  • Common domestic door frames, window frames and sashes
  • Sliding and swinging doors including the fitting of locks and door furniture
  • Cupboards and counters, including the making and installation of drawers
  • Partitioning, panelling and mouldings:
  • Stiles and wall panelling material
  • Frames for and fixing of partitioning material
  • Special mouldings, architraves and cornices
  • Wooden staircases
  • Moulds to suit precast needs
  • Techniques for operating fitting and turning lathes.
  • Techniques for performing circular work.
  • Different methods for finishing wooden products by hand or machine i.e. sandpapering, scraping, spray painting, varnishing, oiling. 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Confirm whether the specified materials are available and suggest alternative, perhaps more cost effective materials to client/architect where appropriate.
  • Check electrical equipment and repair any faults that might be identified prior to using equipment.
  • Check all cables before using machines and power tools to ensure that these are safe and secure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation and community.
  • Suggest alternative cost effective methods for the manufacture of wooden products to client/architect where appropriate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order to ensure that the manufacture of wooden products is carried out effectively and the cost to company for the frequent replacement of tools and equipment is minimised.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and tidy work area.
  • Plan work so that all wooden products are manufactured within the specified time frames and to the satisfaction of the client/architect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Read working drawings carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret correctly the specified requirements for manufacturing wooden products.
  • Read working drawings carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret the manufacturing and finishing specifications for any non-standard products that might be required by the client/architect.
  • Prepare machined components for assembly and verify the dimensions of the components prior to assembly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic, and/or language skills in various modes.
  • Prepare basic sketches from the master working drawing that can easily be interpreted by other team members.
  • Confirm your understanding of all requirements specified for the manufacture of wooden products with the client/architect before commencing with the work at hand so as to minimise future delays that might be caused because this work has to be redone.
  • Communicate in a clear and audible manner when issuing instructions to team members so that all verbal instructions are clearly understood and can be carried out as required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others.
  • Use electric and power tools in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications and relevant safe-handling procedures to prevent accident or injury to yourself or other team members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems, by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist.
  • The accurate interpretation of architect/client`s concept and the completion of work within specified time frames results in ongoing business opportunities for the organisation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Assess the work that you have completed to identify areas that can be improved on when manufacturing components from wood in the future. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by the following unit standards:
  • ID 261662, which is "Finish products manufactured from wood and wood composites", Level 3, 4 credits.
  • ID 261677, which is "Manufacture and install partitioning and wall panelling from wood", Level 3, 4 credits.
  • ID 261678, which is "Manufacture and install cupboards, counters, staircases and mouldings from wood and wood composites", Level 3, 12.
  • ID 261679, which is "Manufacture and fit door and window frames", Level 3, 8 credits.
  • ID 261680, which is "Manufacture wooden components", Level 3, 4 credits.
  • ID 261681, which is "Prepare cutting lists, set-out and mark off for machining purpose", 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
    Elective  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 
    Elective  50543   National Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA 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. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    2. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    3. DESTO (PTY) LTD 
    4. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    5. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    6. Leps Training Consultants 
    7. MTL Training and Projects 
    8. Northlink Kollege Bellville Campus 
    9. Orbit FET College - Central Office 
    10. Othandweni Training Centre 
    11. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Protech Training cc 
    13. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    14. Sejamo Building Construction Civil Eng 
    15. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    16. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    17. Tshwane North College 
    18. TSK Projects 



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