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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform destructive testing on welded specimens 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243078  Perform destructive testing on welded specimens 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14718  Perform destructive testing on welded specimens  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to carry out destructive testing and inspection on welded specimens by preparing the specimens for inspection, perform destructive testing, inspect specimens for defects, and completing the necessary documentation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learning relevant to the National Certificate in Welding Application and Practice level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
General guide for scope, context and level:

Context:
  • All work undertaken must comply with Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • All work done must comply with worksite practices.
  • All work done under limited supervision.

    Level (for level 3):

    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • A range of well-developed skills.
  • An ability to offer a significant choice of procedures.
  • Some relevant theoretical knowledge.
  • An ability to interpret available information.
  • An ability to respond to familiar problems.
  • An ability to function with significant responsibility. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain and describe the destructive testing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explain the purpose of destructive testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components of the destructive testing equipment are identified correctly, in terms of manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of correct identification of the destructive testing equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Terms and definitions used are in accordance with generally accepted welding terminology. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and conduct pre-operational checks of destructive testing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Explain the control functions of the destructive testing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identification and rectification of hazards related to the use of destructive testing equipment in accordance with work-site practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A safe worksite is created to prevent damage to equipment and injury to people. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources to include:
  • Manufacturer's operational and specifications manual.
  • Worksite practices.
  • Safety legislation and environmental issues.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare specimen prior to destructive testing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specimens are marked and cut from welded workpiece in accordance to code specifications. Selected welded specimen for destructive testing is prepared in accordance with the relevant code specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Selected welded specimens for destructive testing are prepared in accordance with the relevant code specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety precautions adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Inspect specimens prior to destructive testing in accordance with relevant code. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include:
  • Worksite practices.
  • Tools, equipment.
  • Safety requirements in relation to job requirements.
  • Code specifications.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform destructive testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Ensure correct plunger and die equipment is installed in accordance with code requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Test specimen aligned and positioned in accordance with code specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Destructive testing performed according to code specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specimen types that can be used for testing purposes (root and face bend, fracture test, nick break).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precaution adhered to during destructive testing process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Inspect test specimen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types and causes of weld imperfections/defects are explained in accordance with code specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Visually inspect test specimen for defects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assess the destructive test results, against the acceptance/rejection criteria of the relevant code specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Documentation completed as required as per worksite practice. 


    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 as a provider through the relevant SETA/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 
  • Theoretical knowledge of destructive testing process.
  • Specific worksite safety practices and use of personal protective equipment.
  • Communication and team work principles.
  • Use of task related testing equipment.
  • Demarcation of work area.
  • Quality standards related to destructive testing of welded specimens.
  • Detection of visible indications, defects, abnormalities and judging parameters indicating quality of welded specimen.
  • Identification, location and functions of equipment and tools, components and materials.
  • Pre-operational checks of tools and equipment.
  • Units of measurement.
  • Methods of securing test-pieces.
  • Assembly sequences and principles.
  • Worksite practices and procedures related to destructive testing of welded specimens.
  • Safe storage and procedures of tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills (reflected in specific outcomes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with other (communication with team members and peers). 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (understanding the implications of incorrect usage of communication, administrative and security procedures in relation to the business application of the company. 

    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 14718 "Perform destructive testing on welded specimens", Level 3, 10 credits.

    Notes to Assessors:

    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
    Elective  59750   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57886   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    4. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    5. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    6. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    7. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    8. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    10. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    11. Eastcape Training Centre 
    12. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    13. Further Education Trade Training 
    14. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    15. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus 
    16. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    17. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    18. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    19. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    20. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    21. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    22. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    23. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    24. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    25. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    26. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    27. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    28. Rehoboth Welding Assessment & Training (JACBOS) (TP) 
    29. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    30. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    31. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    32. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    33. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    34. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    35. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    36. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    37. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    38. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    39. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    40. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    41. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    42. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    43. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    44. Wavelength T.T.I 
    45. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    46. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    47. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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