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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture jewellery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243000  Manufacture jewellery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 is intended for a person who wants to manufacture platinum jewellery.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare metal for manufacture.
  • Manufacture components for a piece of jewellery and assemble the components using heat.
  • Finish the completed piece of jewellery.
  • Cast jewellery.

    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of manufacturing platinum jewellery in the beneficiation and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacture in a Production Environment at NQF Level 3.
  • Knowledge of jewellery making tools.
  • Knowledge of jewellery manufacturing process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the metal for manufacture. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected in accordance with the task requirements and ready for use prior to commencement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Metal is prepared to specification within agreed timeframe. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Metal must include:
  • Gold.
  • Silver.
  • Platinum.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The metal is free of defects in accordance with jewellery manufacturing requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Metal must include:
  • Gold.
  • Silver.
  • Platinum.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools and equipment are used according to their design. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    House keeping and safety practices are adhered to and demonstrated correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct preparation, housekeeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Manufacture components for a piece of jewellery and assemble the components using heat. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected and used in accordance with the task requirements and ready for use prior to commencement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are prepared to specification within agreed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The components are assembled according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    House keeping and safety practices are adhered to in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct preparation, housekeeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Finish the completed piece of jewellery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, materials and equipment are selected in accordance with the task requirements and ready for use prior to commencement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The piece of jewellery is finished according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools are used according to their design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    House keeping and safety practices are adhered to and demonstrated correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct workmanship, house keeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Cast jewellery. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Cast Jewellery must include Platinum. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, materials and equipment are selected in accordance with the task requirements and ready for use prior to commencement. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The piece of jewellery is cast according to job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools are used according to their design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    House keeping and safety practices are adhered to and demonstrated correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct workmanship, house keeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on safety, productivity and quality. 


    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 relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge will be assessed in an integrated way in the context of the unit standard:
  • Knowledge relating to the method of manufacturing jewellery:

    > Purpose of conducting manufacturing jewellery.
    > Principles and methods of manufacturing jewellery.
    > Typical equipment used and their applications.
    > Relevant terminology.
    > Possible non-conformances, their consequences and mitigating actions.
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Issues:

    > Significant hazards and risks related to manufacturing jewellery, their consequences and mitigating actions.
    > PPE requirements and the reason for each.
  • Applicable statutory and site specific requirements:

    > Relevant clauses from applicable acts and regulations relating to manufacturing jewellery.
    > Codes of practice and in-company Procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community:
  • The ability and willingness of the learner to work effectively with other role players in the jewellery manufacturing industry, particularly the interaction between designers, manufacturers and setters. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively:
  • The ability of the learner to plan adequately, use the appropriate tools and techniques and to keep the workplace well organised. 

  • 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 in isolation:
  • The ability of the learner to understand and deal with the interaction between various role players and processes in the jewellery manufacturing industry. 

  • 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 
    Terminology:

    Specified requirements:
  • Specified requirements include legal and workplace specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Legal:

    > Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
    > Regulations.
    > Mandatory Codes of Practice.
    > SABS and other Standards.
  • Site Specific:

    > Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
    > Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
    > Voluntary Codes of Practice.
    > Managerial Instructions.
    > List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
    > Working Guides.
    > User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturer.
    > The Bargaining Council for the Jewellery and Precious Metals.
    > Industry Main agreement.
    > The employer's work specifications, tariff agreements and policies and Procedures.
    > Regulations as per directives from the Gold and Diamond Branch of the South African Police.
    > The Occupational Health and Safety Act, No 29 of 1996.
    > ISO 9000/1, SABS and other accredited standards and quality assurance measures.
    > A glossary of terms regarding the terminology of the Jewellery Industry. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57876   Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  57875   Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Designing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  58274   Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Setting Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. Global Jewellery Academy1 
    2. IMFUNDISO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    3. INTSIKA SKILLS BENEFICIATION PROJECTS 
    4. MINTEK 
    5. Pneuma And Ivanisevich Manufactures And Selle 
    6. ZUREL PRIVATE COLLEGE 



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