SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Forge metal to manufacture jewellery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261246  Forge metal to manufacture jewellery 
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 3  NQF Level 03  20 
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
15268  Forge metal to manufacture jewellery  Level 4  NQF Level 04  21  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to manufacture jewellery by forging metal. Forging is a process of forming metal to a desired shape by means of hammering.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the equipment and tools used to forge metal.
  • Prepare metal sheet and bar for forging.
  • Forge metal into specified forms. 

  • 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 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the equipment and tools used to forge metal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and their components used to perform the forging techniques are identified and their uses in different applications are explained in terms of key feature, applications and methods for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Practices are explained in accordance with the requirements to maintain good housekeeping, occupational health and safety and care of equipment in line with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The modifications needed to be made to both hammer heads and handles are described in accordance with task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Occupational hazards and risks are identified and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping and safe working practices are adhered to and demonstrated in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct workmanship, housekeeping and safety practices are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare metal sheet and bar for forging. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools for preparation of metal are selected and ensured to be ready for use in accordance with task specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools are used in accordance with their design and purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Metal sheet and bar are prepared according to jewellery manufacturing standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Good workmanship, house keeping and safe working practices are adhered to and demonstrated in terms of occupational health and safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct workmanship, house keeping and safe working practices are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Forge metal into specified forms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Heating, annealing and hammering tools, materials and equipment are selected and ensured to be ready for use prior to commencement for forging in accordance with site-specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The heating equipment and forging hammers are used in accordance with their design and in terms of jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Metal is forged into specified design forms in terms of jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Good workmanship, house keeping and safe working practices are demonstrated in accordance with occupational health and safety standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct workmanship, house keeping and safe working practices are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 


    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:

    Knowledge relating to forging metal to manufacture jewellery:
  • Knowledge of the malleability of the metal.
  • Knowledge of forging metal.
  • Three-dimensional spatial perception and developed hand eye co-ordination.

    Processes and events:
  • Knowledge of various jewellery manufacturing processes.
  • Exposure to various jewellery manufacturing processes.
  • Distinguish poor jewellery manufacturing quality from acceptable quality.

    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 select the correct and relevant tools, materials and equipment for forging of design forms, and to plan the manufacturing process very carefully and logically. 

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

    Note: The ability and willingness of the learner to accept and interpret the specified requirements of the design correctly. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note: The ability of the learner to indicate which tools, equipment and procedures are required for the manufacturing process of the forged jewellery pieces. 

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

    Note: The ability of the learner to plan the layout, the procedure, the preparation, and the specified finish gathered from the information from the design specifications with the specified requirements. 

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

    Note: The ability of the learner to interpret specified requirements by liaising and interacting with relevant role players in the production process, using appropriate and effective communication methods. 

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

    Note: The ability to use the relevant technology applying the required occupational health and safety measures to conduct the required manufacturing task in an agreed time frame. 

    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 identify the relevant factors that contribute to the success or failure of the forged jewellery pieces - the quality of the metal before use, the preparation thereof, the correct interpretation of the design 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 15268, "Forge metal to manufacture jewellery", Level 4, 21 credits.

    Terminology:
  • Forging: Shaping metal by hammering.
  • Crucible: A melting pot used for melting metal.
  • Ingot: A form, usually made from iron into which molten metal is poured.
  • Design: Specific, articulated plan purpose or intention used to describe a final product.
  • Mechanical properties: Description of the workability and descriptive qualities of metal.

    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&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
    Elective  65049   National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.