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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fabricate and install sheet metal components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244491  Fabricate and install sheet metal components 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 will enable plumbers and related role-players to improve professionalism and enhance the quality and effectiveness of services by being able to fabricate and install sheet metal components.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Plan and prepare to perform sheet metal component fabrication and installation.
  • Develop sheet metal shapes.
  • Fabricate sheet metal components.
  • Install fabricated sheet metal components.

    This unit standard will contribute to the development of the learner within the context of the plumbing discipline. Learners who have achieved this unit standard will increase their opportunities for further development and employability within the plumbing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner has the following knowledge and skills:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Development methods for sheet metal shapes include but are not limited to: use of the parallel line method, radial line and the triangulation method.
  • Jointing of sheet metal components includes but is not limited to: lap joints including riveting, soldering.
  • Materials include but are not limited to: GMS sheet metal, solder, flux, Tinmans rivets, pop rivets, holder bats, gutter brackets.
  • Vent pipe flashings include but are not limited to: the use of GMS, lead and copper materials.
  • Fabricated sheet metal components include but are not limited to: square to round adaptors, metal flashings to chimneys and gable ends, vent pipe flashings, off-sets, stop ends, gutter angles, gutter outlets and shoes.
  • Plumbing tools include but are not limited to: hand tools (measuring instruments, marking tools, holding tools, cutting tools, fastening, cleaning tools).
  • Existing services and built-in items that are to be identified and protected include but are not limited to: other plumbing pipes and fittings, fire protection systems, electrical cables, ducts and units, air-conditioning installations, communication ducts or cables, fixtures and fittings. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare to perform sheet metal component fabrication and installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, equipment and materials are selected in readiness to perform sheet metal component fabrication and installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The work area is set out in accordance with control positions and levels indicated in drawings or instructions received from the supervisor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Existing services and built-in items are identified and protected against damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment and protective clothing is selected and prepared in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools and equipment are maintained in accordance with manufacturers specifications and scheduled maintenance activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Minimum levels of material quantities are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the task at hand. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Develops sheet metal shapes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sheet metal component shapes are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material and tools used in sheet metal shape development are selected and prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different methods are used to develop basic sheet metal shapes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety precautions to be applied when developing sheet metal shapes are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Fabricate sheet metal components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and materials for marking and fabrication of sheet metal components are identified and selected in accordance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sheet metal is marked and scribed according to the pattern required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sheet metal is cut and folded in accordance with confirmed markings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Joints are made to complete sheet metal components. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Install fabricated sheet metal components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fabricated sheet metal components are installed and correctly positioned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fabricated sheet metal components are installed as components of rainwater goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Fabricated sheet metal components are installed for the purpose for which they are intended. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Installed fabricated sheet metal components are checked for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Off-cuts and packaging materials are removed in accordance with industry practice. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.
  • The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and be a subject matter expert in this learning area and at least have 3 years experience in the skills specific area.
  • The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification:

    > Internal moderation.
    > External moderation.
    > An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
    > Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with SAQA requirements.
    > All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
    > Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
    > Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
    > Assessment of a portfolio of evidence.
    > Direct observation in simulated and/or controlled work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, functions and locations of:
  • Types of Rainwater fittings and their purpose.
  • Tools, equipment and materials used in the fabrication and installation of sheet metal components and manufacturers specifications for maintenance of tools and equipment and storage of materials.
  • Safety equipment and protective clothing requirements to be used when fabricating and installing sheet metal components.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Fabricating sheet metal components for use in rainwater systems.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Square to round adaptors, metal flashings to chimneys and gable ends, vent pipe flashings, off-sets, stop ends, gutter angles, gutter outlets and shoes.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • The application of basic plumbing principles in the context of sheet metal component fabrication and installation.

    Categories of things, processes, concepts:
  • The definitions of rainwater systems and rainwater goods.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • National Building Regulations, SANS Code of Practice and relevant local by-laws.
  • Water Services Act.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Plumb and level. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Identifying and developing sheet metal component shapes.
  • Obtaining information from the supervisor in instances where instructions or information on drawings is insufficient.
  • Identifying and pro-actively reporting on non-availability of resources and materials i.e labour, plant and materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Working in unison with client, co-workers and other trades on site.
  • Communicating and receiving advice from supervisor. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Setting out the work area and preparing to fabricate and install sheet metal components.
  • Performing activities in accordance with industry standards.
  • Selecting plumbing tools and equipment in accordance with the requirements of the task.
  • Ensuring tools, equipment and plumbing materials are securely stored.
  • Maintaining minimum quantities of plumbing materials in accordance with task requirements.
  • Safety equipment and clothing is selected and prepared in accordance with legislative requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Carrying out written site instructions issued by the client, correctly and efficiently.
  • Correctly interpreting information contained in drawings.
  • Setting out work areas from provided control positions and levels in accordance with instructions and drawings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Issuing clear verbal instructions to team members.
  • Actively listening to feedback received from team members.
  • Evaluating and reporting problem situations to the client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • By applying the appropriate tools and materials for the fabrication and installation of sheet metal components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • The inter-relatedness of the fabrication and installation of sheet metal components to rainwater systems. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    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 assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. 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.
  • At this level some errors are to be expected. Assessors must use professional judgement in evaluating competence.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. 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.
  • 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.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58782   Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  CETA 


    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. AFRICA SKILLS VILLAGE 
    3. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    4. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    5. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    6. Builders Training Centre 
    7. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    8. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    10. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    11. DAMBUZA COMMUNITY TRUST 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    14. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    15. False Bay College 
    16. Forek Institute of Technology 
    17. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    18. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    19. Interlink Technical Training 
    20. Josmap Training Institute 
    21. L S Nkosi CC 
    22. Leps Training Consultants 
    23. Maduna Development Agency cc 
    24. Microzone Training CC 
    25. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    26. MTL Training and Projects 
    27. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    28. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    29. PCD College cc 
    30. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    31. Protech Training cc 
    32. Schoolboy Training Centre 
    33. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 
    34. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    35. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    36. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    37. TSK Projects 
    38. West Coast TVET College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.