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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Pave- and star-set faceted stones 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243001  Pave- and star-set faceted stones 
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 4  NQF Level 04  15 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9646  Pave- and star-set faceted stones  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are responsible to pave- and star set stones.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare to pave-set stones.
  • Prepare to star-set stones.
  • Pave and star-set stones.
  • Execute the specified finish.

    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 how to pave- and star-set faceted stones 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 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Set stones in tube settings.
  • Set stones in claw settings.
  • Raise beads for a single stone.
  • Demonstrate appropriate product knowledge to enable working in a jewellery environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare to pave-set faceted stones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, materials and equipment are examined for suitability and selected to meet the task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct workmanship, housekeeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on safety, productivity and quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stones are inspected and verified as meeting standard in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The seats are prepared for pave- setting in accordance with specified requirements and within agreed time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to star- set faceted stones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, materials and equipment are examined for suitability and selected to meet the task requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct workmanship, housekeeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on safety, productivity and quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stones are inspected and verified as meeting standard in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The seats are prepared for star- setting in accordance with specified requirements and within agreed time frames. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Pave- and star- set stones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment are used and maintained according to manufacturer's specification and job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Housekeeping and safety practices are adhered to in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct workmanship, housekeeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on safety, productivity and quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The stones are seated and secured in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The job is completed within the agreed time frame in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Execute the specified finish. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The finish is executed according to job specifications in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The finish is executed within the agreed time frames in accordance with specified requirements. 


    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 pave-setting and star-setting of faceted stones:

    > Purpose of conducting pave-setting and star-setting of faceted stones.
    > Principles and methods of pave-setting and star-setting of faceted stones.
    > 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 pave-setting and star-setting of faceted stones, 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 pave-setting and star-setting of faceted stones.
    > 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9646, "Pave- and star-set faceted stones", Level 4, 15 credits.

    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.
    > Regulations.
    > Mandatory Codes of Practice.
    > SANS 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  58274   Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Setting Processes  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  57876   Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing Operations  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. VERWEY''S SELECTION AND TRAINING SERVICES 
    7. ZUREL PRIVATE COLLEGE 



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