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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Replace the screw of a screw type feeder 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
253362  Replace the screw of a screw type feeder 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
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 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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to replace the screw of a screw type feeder.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to replacing the screw of a screw type feeder.
  • Prepare to replace the screw of a screw type feeder.
  • Replace the screw of a screw type feeder.
  • Test a screw type feeder and prepare for operation and/or production.

    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 and understanding of replacing the screw of a screw type feeder in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable; competent and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Lift and move loads.
  • Use hand tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to replacing the screw of a screw type feeder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the principle of operation and function of a screw type feeder is in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation of the importance of replacing the screw of a screw type feeder shows a clear understanding of the direct consequences to self and the business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Direct consequences must include:
  • Injury to persons.
  • Damage to equipment.
  • Loss of production time through incorrect replaces.
  • Increased costs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The explanation lists the possible critical workplace hazards that may be encountered while replacing the screw of a screw type feeder in a particular context. The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each workplace hazard. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The explanation lists the possible critical work related hazards that may be encountered while replacing the screw of a screw type feeder in a particular context. The explanation also describes the risks associated with and the factors contributing to each work related hazard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to replace the screw of a screw type feeder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements. Hazardous and sub-standard conditions are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The screw type feeder of which the screw is to be replaced is identified in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The screw type feeder is locked out and made safe in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not preparing to replace the screw of a screw type feeder in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include:
  • Permission.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Workplace examination.
  • Workplace hazards.
  • Identify the screw type feeder.
  • Lock out and make safe.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Replace the screw of a screw type feeder. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is so that the safety of persons and equipment is protected.. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work related hazards are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The screw of the screw type feeder is replaced in line with specified requirements for sequence and tolerances, and is consistent with accepted best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements and promotes effective teamwork and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturer's design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not replacing the screw of a screw type feeder in line with specified requirements, and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Consequences must include:
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Workplace hazards.
  • Replacing process.
  • Interpersonal interaction.
  • Use of tools and equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test the screw type feeder and prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The screw type feeder is prepared for testing purposes in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The screw type feeder is tested to determine if it is functioning in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Testing the screw type feeder must include:
  • Noise.
  • Vibration.
  • Excessive heat.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment selected are dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is cleaned and free from hazards in accordance with specified requirements and housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The report on work performed complies with specified requirements for format, content, accuracy and distribution. The report is delivered within the agreed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not testing the screw of the screw type feeder in line with specified requirements and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Explanation must include:
  • Preparation for testing.
  • Testing the double drum scraper winch.
  • Tools, material and equipment.
  • Good housekeeping.
  • Reporting.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a leaner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant ETQA, according to 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 is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Knowledge of components on a screw type feeder.
  • Knowledge of processes and procedures regarding replacing of components on a screw type feeder is demonstrated. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify substabdard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly and to request assistance with making safe in an appropriate manner as a team member. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage himself/herself and his/her activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: During the preparation process, the candidate must indicate what tools, material, and equipment needs to be examined, tested and transported. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note: Not relevant for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to obtaining permission and reporting will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note: The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

    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.

    Note: The effect of non-compliance and deviation from standard procedures will indicate his/her proficiency in understanding that a specific action or decision taken has more than one effect. 

    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 
    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Legislation: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives and instructions.
  • Occupational health and safety Act.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guide.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following 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.
  • 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, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Unit Standard Justification:

    Level:

    Attribute; Level; Justification:
  • Skills; Level 2; Variety of simple skills i.e. adjusting and lubricating.
  • Procedure; Level 2; Although the procedure is known and familiar (as Level 1) it is not as repetitive.
  • Context; Level 2; Contexts are repeatedly applicable and known.
  • Knowledge; Level 3; Relevant theoretical knowledge required. (Operation, function, assembly and lubrication).
  • Information processing; Level 2; Information available, some processing required.
  • Problem solving; Level 2; Given solutions to known problems.
  • Orientation of activity; Level 3; Decisions are taken but require supervision.
  • Application of responsibility; Level 3; Output is quality checked.
  • Orientation of scope of responsibility; Level 3; Responsible for completion (quantity) and function (quality).

    Average Level: 2.44.
    Actual Level Assigned: 2.

    Credits:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity; Hours:
  • Training Centre; 12 Hours.
  • On the job training; 12 Hours.
  • Other (specify); 0 Hours.

    Total = 24.

    Credits achieved = 24/10 = 2.4.
    Credits assigned = 2. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    11. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    12. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    13. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    14. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    15. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    16. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    17. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    18. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    19. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    20. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    21. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    22. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    23. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    24. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    25. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    26. Shukela Training Centre 
    27. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    28. Umfolozi FET College 
    29. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    30. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    31. Wavelength T.T.I 
    32. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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