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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify the tools and equipment in a jewellery workshop 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261244  Identify the tools and equipment in a jewellery workshop 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
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  11 
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
9649  Introduction to the jewellery workshop  Level 2  NQF Level 02  25  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to work with jewellery tools and equipment.

This unit standard will give the learner the necessary knowledge and understanding of the purpose, maintenance and storage of tools, materials and equipment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify and describe the purpose of common hand tools.
  • Identify and describe the purpose of power tools.
  • Identify the uses of chemicals in the workplace.
  • Understand the importance of good housekeeping and maintenance of jewellery tools, materials and equipment. 

  • 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe the purpose of common hand tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Marking and measuring tools are identified in terms of their design, application and their uses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of the forms of marking and measuring tools must include the following:
  • Dividers.
  • Ruler.
  • Scriber.
  • Calliper.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Filing and forming tools are identified in terms of their design, application and their uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Occupational hazards and risks are identified and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Housekeeping and safe working practices are adhered to and demonstrated in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    In the absence of any of the above, visual aids must be used to describe knowledge. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Marking tools.
  • Files, drills, hammers, pliers, measuring instruments, piercing saws, cutting tools, soldering tools and equipment.
  • Protective clothing and equipment.
  • Forging equipment, rollers.
  • Polishing equipment.
  • Clamping devices.
  • Cleaning equipment.
  • Gravers and punches.
  • Jewellery work bench.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct preparation, housekeeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify the purpose of power tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Jewellery power tools and equipment are identified and their uses described in terms of manufacturer's specifications and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Jewellery power tools and equipment are maintained according to manufacturers specifications and site-specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Common jewellery power tools are stored in designated places in accordance with workplace standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Housekeeping and safe working practices are adhered to and demonstrated in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    In the absence of any of the above, visual aids must be used to describe knowledge. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Electric polishing motor and hanging motor.
  • Tumblers (centrifugal and rotary).
  • Electric rolling mill.
  • Casting machines(centrifugal and vacuum).
  • Wax injectors.
  • Vulcanizers.
  • Kilns.
  • Ultrasonic cleaners.
  • Stoves.
  • Compressors.
  • Sandblasting machines.
  • Plating machines.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the use of chemicals in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Common jewellery chemicals, gasses and gas installations are identified and their uses described in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The service and maintenance of jewellery chemicals, gasses and gas installations are explained according to manufacturers specifications and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The storage and safekeeping of jewellery chemicals, gasses and gas installations in designated places are explained in terms of occupational health and safety workplace practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Housekeeping and occupational health and safety pertaining to jewellery chemicals, gasses and gas installations are correctly described in terms of occupational health and safety practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand the importance of good housekeeping and maintenance of jewellery tools, materials and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The service and maintenance of jewellery tools, materials and equipment are explained according to manufacturers specifications and specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Housekeeping and occupational health and safety requirements pertaining to jewellery tools, materials and equipment are described in accordance with occupational health and safety practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Jewellery tools, materials and equipment are maintained according to manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Jewellery tools, materials and equipment are stored in designated places in terms of workplace practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The service and maintenance of jewellery tools, materials and equipment are explained according to manufacturers' specifications and specified requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the 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:

    Basic knowledge of the jewellery tools and equipment.

    Processes and events:
  • Knowledge of various jewellery manufacturing processes.

    Causes and effects (Safety and Health):
  • Use of equipment.
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Adherence to safety requirements.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Quality policies, standards and agreements. 

  • 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 learner to identify the correct and relevant jewellery tools, materials (including the chemicals) and equipment and explain how they are used in the manufacturing process very carefully and logically. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization, community.

    Note:
  • The ability and willingness of the learner to understand the importance of tools and equipment maintenance and storage when sharing with fellow learners. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organizing and managing oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to indicate which tools, materials and equipment are required for the specified production processes. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to explain the process, identify and describe the tools and equipment and their functions. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to explain the use, storage and maintenance of the tools, materials and equipment. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability to explain the use of the relevant tools, materials and equipment, describing the required health and safety measures to conduct the required production processes. 

  • 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 ability of the learner to have the knowledge to identify the relevant factors that contribute to the success or failure of manufacturing jewellery, the jewellery tools and chemicals and their applications, their maintenance and storage in terms of good housekeeping, and what it hopes to achieve in the rest of the jewellery production process, and as a whole, within the rest of the jewellery industry. 

  • 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 9649, "Introduction to the jewellery workshop", Level 2, 25 credits.

    Terminology:
  • Housekeeping: Optimising the use of resources, record keeping, maintaining hygiene and working safely.

    Specified Requirements:

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

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts.
  • Regulations.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.

    Site-Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Voluntary Codes of Practices.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH and S Risks.

    Jewellery Industry Requirements:
  • Working Guides.
  • User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturer.
  • The Bargaining Council for the Jewellery and Precious Metals Industry Main Agreement.
  • The employer's work specifications, tariff agreements and policies and Procedures.
  • Regulations as per directives from the Gold and Diamond Branch of the Southern African Police.
  • ISO 9000/1, SANS and other accredited standards and quality assurance measures.
  • A glossary of terms regarding the terminology of the Jewellery Industry. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65049   National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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