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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control Dry Mill facilities in dry timber processing area of lumber mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264815  Control Dry Mill facilities in dry timber processing area of lumber mill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The unit standard will be useful for people who wish to complete at NQF Level 3 Learnership in Lumber Milling.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Control of the conversion equipment for recovering narrower and thinner and shorter length products of the Dry Mill area.
  • Control of the conversion equipment used for surfacing and thicknessing products of the Dry Mill.
  • Control of the conversion equipment used to profile cross section of products of the Dry Mill. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A Learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate:
  • Competence in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 2.
  • An understanding of the detail of the lumber milling process, especially in the Dry Mill area.
  • Skills competencies equivalent to Levels 2 of Dry Milling as required by the NQF Levels 1 and 2 Learnerships.
  • Workplace procedures, health and safety measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The environment, which can be described as the Dry Mill of a Lumber Mill.
  • All personnel involved in the activities in the Dry Mill.
  • All material handled and processed in the Dry Mill.
  • All the prescribed work place procedures and safety, health and environmental management procedures relating to the dry mill.
  • All the prescribed routine maintenance and lubrication procedures and schedules, tools and materials used in the dry mill.
  • All prescribed log measuring, recording, handling and storage standards and procedures.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 3 in the activities of surfacing, thicknessing, recovering narrower and thinner products, recovering shorter lengths and profiling cross section of products the Dry Mill.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 3, is appropriate because:
  • For foundational competence the Learner has to demonstrate a well developed range of skills and the ability to make comparisons and interpret available information.
  • For practical competence the Learner has to show the ability to operate in a number of contexts, some of which may be non-routine, make significant choices from a wide range of procedures and co-ordinate with others.
  • For reflexive competence the Learner has to demonstrate the ability to handle significant responsibility for quantity of the Learner`s own output under general supervision, and possibly that of others.

    The nature of the tasks performed, the scope of learning involved and the required responsibility levels, are consistent with those generally defined for NQF Level 3. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Control the dry mill operations in the prescribed manner to the prescribed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Activities taking place within the dry mill are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Surfacing, thicknessing, recovering narrower and thinner products, recovering shorter lengths and profiling cross section of products.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Staff members working in the wet mill are known and their roles clearly defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Responsibilities are assigned to staff members working in the dry mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operations taking place within the dry mill are monitored. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Control dry mill throughput and quality to maintain prescribed product standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dry Mill throughput is in accordance with production targets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality control measures are applied to ensure quality products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Activities within the dry mill are regulated by production levels. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Carry out routine maintenance and lubrication of dry mill and recording equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance schedule is drawn up for all equipment used in the dry mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Dry mill equipment is maintained and lubricated per the drawn schedule 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Recording procedures are applied during maintenance periods. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An employed individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform, the relevant responsible person in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for the assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. An unemployed Learner must arrange with the training provider for assessment.
  • Anyone assessing a Learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • The manner/method and source of providing the learning that will enable compliance with the requirements of this Unit Standard, must be accredited by the ETQA.
  • Moderation of the assessment will be performed in the manner and by the moderator/s accredited for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • Assessment can be performed by means of oral testing, written tests and on-the-job observation. Formative assessment can be carried out during and after achievement of each specific outcome, and summative assessment at the conclusion of the training programme for this Unit Standard. Assessment will take place at a venue or workplace designated by the relevant assessor(s). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Learner will have acquired the detailed knowledge and understanding of and skills relating to:
  • The measurement and recording of boards received in the dry mill to prescribed standards.
  • The setting up and adjustment and operation of the system to ensure surfacing, thicknessing, recovering narrower and thinner products, recovering shorter lengths and profiling cross section of products to prescribed standards, in the dry mill.
  • The routine maintenance of the system and its component parts to prescribed standards.
  • The routine maintenance and lubrication dry mill facilities.
  • The measurement and recording of boards processed by the dry mill facility.
  • Competence in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 3.
  • Competence in work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve problems and take decisions regarding the activities in the relevant work place of the dry mill. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Participate in carrying out the prescribed production programme/work plan for the work area of the dry mill. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • The routine maintenance of the system and it`s component parts.
  • The routine maintenance and lubrication of the dry mill facility. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Measure and record boards received.
  • Surfacing, thicknessing, recovering narrower and thinner products, recovering shorter lengths and profiling cross section of products. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Explain the setting up, adjustment of and operation of the system to receive, measure, record, log break down, edging, cross-cutting and stacking in the dry mill. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Assume full responsibility for all tools and instruments used in the work area of the dry mill. 

    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
    Elective  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    2. MPACT 
    3. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    4. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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