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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243067  Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Welding 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Engineering and Related Design 
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
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
119749  Cut material with oxy-fuel gas cutting process (Manual cutting)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for a learner within the fabrication and welding fields.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Describing the oxy-fuel cutting process.
  • Preparing for the oxy-fuel cutting operation.
  • Cutting the material.
  • Caring for and storing cutting equipment, tools, and 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 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • Preparing work pieces for welding. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    General guide for scope, context and level for the purpose of learning and assessment:
  • Material type to be used: May be selected from the range of carbon steels (plate only), applicable to the material groups 1, 2, 3 or 11 [according to ISO (TR) 15608).
  • Material thickness: minimum - 10mm.
  • Visual identification of cutting defects includes but is not limited to incorrect cutting torch manipulation, angle, burned edges, flame and pressure setting.
  • Cleaning of cuts includes removal of scale, spatter, soot and removal of sharp edges.
  • Cleaning tools include but are not limited to wire brushes, chipping hammer, and chisels.
  • Statutory requirements include OHS Act and local authority requirements.
  • Work site practices include but are not limited to written and/or verbal procedures.

    Context:
  • Formal, informal learning and RPL can obtain this unit standard.
  • This unit standard can be obtained through RPL. The learner should be under supervision. (see qualification RPL).

    Level:
    Level (for level 2).

    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar.
  • Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses.
  • Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available.
  • An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the oxy-fuel cutting process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of correct setting of cutting pressures, and the consequences of incorrect settings, is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The thickness of materials, size and type of cutting nozzles in relation to fuel gas used, and the impact of cutting torch manipulation during the cutting process.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic and major components of the oxy-fuel cutting process and equipment are identified, and the explanation of function and purpose is correct in terms of cutting standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of incorrect start up and shut down procedures are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cutting characteristics of carbon steel are identified and the implications for un-safe conditions are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Terms and definitions used are consistent with generally accepted cutting terminology as recorded in cutting standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Cutting characteristics of carbon steel are identified and explained in relation to the cutting process.
  • Terms and definitions used are consistent with general accepted cutting terminology as records in resource materials.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for the oxy-fuel cutting operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The scope and precise nature of preparing for oxy-fuel cutting is in accordance with manufacturer's documentation and work instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fuel gas used can be acetylene or LPG (liquid petroleum gas).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Oxy-Fuel gas equipment is assembled and tested in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and company specific safety operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources are correct for the task, available on site by the agreed time, and checked for serviceability or status in accordance with worksite practices and cutting standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cutting equipment, lifting equipment, material supports, applicable documentation, personal protective equipment, measuring tools (rulers, tape measure).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer's operations manual and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cutting of materials match work instruction sheet. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prepared cutting equipment matches material thickness and cutting specifications.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Cut material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cutting of material is carried out in accordance with work instruction sheet and drawing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety precautions are applied and adhered to in accordance with OHS Act (applicable to the cutting process). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Apply quality check on cut materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    End product is inspected to conform to specifications as reflected on drawing or job requirement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects include excessive slag, rough cutting surface, jagged edges, rounded top corner.

    Hazards include flashbacks:
    > Identify and correct cutting defects.
    > Material type to be used: May be selected from the range of carbon steels (plate only), applicable to the material groups 1, 2, 3 or 11 [according to ISO (TR) 15608).
    > Material thickness: minimum - 10mm.
    > Positions: All positions/directions.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Care and storage of cutting equipment, tools, and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explain the care and storage procedures for tools, equipment in accordance with work site practices and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Oxy-fuel cutting equipment dismantled and stored in accordance with manufacturer's specification and requirements. 


    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 
    Names and functions of:
  • Gas cutting equipment.
  • Different types of gases.
  • Nozzles.
  • Personal protective equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Characteristics of metals.
  • Types of fuel gases and gas pressures.
  • Common defects.
  • Hazards.
  • Properties of gases (oxygen, acetylene, propane, LPG).

    Sensory cues:
  • Smell indicating flammable gas leaks.

    Purpose of:
  • Oxy-fuel gas cutting.
  • Safety checks.
  • Quality checks.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of using incorrect gas.
  • Implications of using incorrect nozzles.
  • Implications of using incorrect gas pressure settings.
  • Implications of ignoring cutting defects.
  • Implications of not following correct light up and shutdown procedures.
  • Implications of not checking for gas leaks.
  • Implications of not preparing work piece before cutting.
  • Implications of not caring for equipment.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Set up procedures for gas cutting equipment.
  • Oxy-fuel gas cutting procedures.
  • Preparation for cutting metals.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Safety procedures for cutting coated material.
  • Quality procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable basic cutting theory covering properties of materials.
  • Safety principles governing use of gas cutting equipment.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the gas to the metals.
  • Relationship of pressure to nozzle size.
  • Relationship between cutting torch manipulation and quality of cut.
  • Relationship between the thickness of the material and the size of the nozzle.
  • Relationship between the thickness of the material and the cutting process (mechanical or thermal). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise problems while gas cutting metals and respond appropriately.
  • Recognise and correct defects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Participate in efforts of workgroup. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job instructions and set up equipment appropriately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information off job instructions and make decisions based on that information.
  • Identify cutting defects. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Provide feedback on outcome of work to appropriate personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of fuel gas, flame settings and gas pressures and their effects on material. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relationship between the process of cutting using oxy-fuel gas, the materials and the finished work piece. 

  • 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 119749, "Cut material with oxy-fuel gas cutting process (Manual cutting)", Level 2, 6 credits.

    Notes to Assessor

    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 assessments at title level are 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, directness, authenticity, sufficiency, openness and consistency.

    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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    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 
    Core  64529   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59099   National Certificate: Agricultural Equipment Service and Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  64709   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78523   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49795   National Certificate: Rail Construction and Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 


    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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    4. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    5. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    6. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    7. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    8. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    9. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    10. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    11. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    12. Buscor 
    13. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    14. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    15. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    16. College of Production Technology 
    17. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    18. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    19. DMA Members Technical Training Centre (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    20. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    21. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    22. Eastcape Training Centre 
    23. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    24. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    25. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    26. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    27. Further Education Trade Training 
    28. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    29. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus 
    30. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    31. GIJIMA HOLDINGS PTY LTD 
    32. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    33. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    34. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    35. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    36. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    37. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    38. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    39. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    40. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    41. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    42. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    43. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    44. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    45. Lapace Training Centre (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    46. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    47. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    48. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    49. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    50. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    51. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    52. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    53. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    54. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    55. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    56. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    57. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    58. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    59. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    60. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    61. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    62. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    63. PUTCO Limited 
    64. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    65. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    66. Rehoboth Welding Assessment & Training (JACBOS) (TP) 
    67. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    68. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    69. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    70. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    71. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    72. Scaw Metals Group T/A Scaw Chain (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    73. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    74. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    75. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    76. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    77. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    78. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    79. Shukela Training Centre 
    80. Siyazizwa Investment Holdings 8 (Pty) Ltd T/A SIH Training Expertise ( 
    81. Skills for All (POTCHEFSTROOM) (TP) 
    82. Skills Priority 
    83. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    84. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    85. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    86. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    87. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    88. Thabiso Skills Development 
    89. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    90. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    91. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    92. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    93. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    94. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    95. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    96. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    97. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    98. Umfolozi FET College 
    99. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    100. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    101. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    102. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    103. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    104. Wavelength T.T.I 
    105. West Coast Industrial Training Institute 
    106. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    107. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    108. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    109. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    110. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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