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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply quality principles on a gas installation project 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246569  Apply quality principles on a gas installation project 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this Unit Standard will understand the importance and practical application of quality principles and procedures on a gas installation project.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Implement a workplace based quality.
  • Establish quality based work methods.
  • Implement Quality Control.
  • Evaluate quality of own work.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the gas installations environment, by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for upliftment, social and economic transformation in the gas installation environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this unit standard will have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at ABET Level 4, NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical context of this unit standard assumes an existing or new domestic or commercial gas installation site.

    The typical scope of this unit standard includes one of the following but is not limited to:
  • LPG installations.
  • Natural gas installations.
  • Compressed gas installations.
  • Medical installations.

    Range statements, which are applicable to the Unit Standard title, Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria are found beneath the applicable assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Implement workplace based quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of quality are explained as applicable to the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client quality requirements are obtained and explained in terms of quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality requirements are interpreted in terms of the tasks performed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality criteria are specified for each task as per procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality criteria should include workmanship, welding, finishing, quality of materials ,material compatibility, visual aesthetics, customer satisfaction and quality of equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Material and equipment specifications are established in terms of quality requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Establish quality based work methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Administrative and commercial objectives are established and documented in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work methods are established and applied for each task in terms of quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Material and equipment procurement practises are established as applicable to own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials handling and storage methods are established. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Material and equipment procurement policies are established in terms of quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Materials handling and storage methods are established and applied in terms of quality requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Implement Quality Control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Inspection and purchase procedures are implemented in terms of quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Testing procedures are explained in accordance with the relevant standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own work is assessed against quality requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Requirements include workmanship, welding, finishing, material compatibility, visual aesthetics, customer satisfaction.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Evaluate quality of own work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Quality of own work is assessed against accepted task specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Client feedback is obtained on the quality of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality gaps are identified in accordance with accepted industry quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work methods, procurement policies and material handling procedures are adapted in order to address quality problems. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 2 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Implement a workplace based quality.
  • Establish quality based work methods.
  • Implement Quality Control.
  • Evaluate quality of own work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Specifying quality criteria for each task as per procedures.
  • Assessing quality of own work against accepted task specifications.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Implement workplace based quality.
  • Evaluate quality of own work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Maintaining sound relations with the client by obtaining client quality requirements and client feedback on quality of work.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Implement workplace based quality.
  • Evaluate quality of own work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Implementing inspection and testing procedures in terms of quality requirements.
  • Establishing materials handling, storage and work methods for each task.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Establish quality based work methods.
  • Implement Quality Control. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Identifying quality gaps.
  • Adapting work methods, procurement policies and material handling procedures in order to address quality problems.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Evaluate quality of own work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations during:
  • Writing, reading and interpreting client specifications.
  • Communicating with client regarding requirements and feedback.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Implement workplace based quality.
  • Evaluate quality of own work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Complying with acceptance control testing.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Implement Quality Control. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Assessing own work against quality requirements.
  • Identifying quality gaps in accordance with accepted industry quality procedures.
  • Implement Quality Control.
  • Evaluate quality of own work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of quality and how to apply quality principles to activities during gas installations.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 


    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.
     
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