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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform marking-off for non-routine shapes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335861  Perform marking-off for non-routine shapes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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
9892  Select, use and care for marking off/out equipment: non routine shapes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard develops competencies in planning and marking-off non-routine shapes using a variety of tools and equipment, templates and techniques. This is an important set of competencies for those involved in the automotive component production environment. The selection, use and care of marking-off tools are of particular importance. In addition, all work must be carried out with due regard for health and safety of all those involved in the production environment.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Plan and prepare for the marking-off of materials using templates.
  • Perform marking-off.
  • Explain the importance of quality control and quality workmanship.
  • Use, care and store different tools and equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy.
  • Mark off regular engineering shapes at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This Unit Standard focuses on non-routine shapes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for the marking-off of materials using templates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The method of checking and evaluating marking-off dimensions from working drawings is explained in terms of working accurately and obtaining a precise final product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes but is not limited to the methods of transferring dimensions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Processes to be used are identified and described in terms of preventing damage to materials and safety hazards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Raw materials are tested to ensure quality of final product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes but is not limited to the different types of tests for testing strength, flexibility and defects.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scales from working drawings are converted using various suitable methods. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes but is not limited to carrying dimensions over from the drawing or using templates for the marking off positions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concept of roulettes is explained in terms of how they are used and their benefits in a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes but is not limited to cycloid, epi-cycloid, hypo cycloid, trochoide.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Marking tools selected are appropriate to deal with different materials and sizes and to prevent negative influences on the final product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Potential defects in material are identified using appropriate methods for different materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    These include but are not limited to lamination and blisters, pickling, blast cleaning.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The importance of double checking the layout is discussed in view of the implications of an incorrect marking-off processes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Implications include but are not limited to waste of materials, waste of time, flaws in the final product.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform the marking-off. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions and engineering drawings are interpreted to ensure that production meets customer requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sequence of activities for the marking-off process is planned to ensure a smooth process and minimum impact on the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of material preparation and the techniques used are explained to ensure that there is no damage to, or flaws in, the material being used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Preparation includes but is not limited to planning, ending, smelting, knowing the properties of materials.
  • Techniques used include but are not limited to smoothing, levelling, removing burrs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The methods of pattern drafting are discussed in terms of their importance in the marking-off process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include the Radial Line method, the Parallel Line method and Triangulation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Templates are used on material as per standard procedure, to maintain accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The method of marking-off dimensions from working drawings is described using the concept of close tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Marking-off is performed using tools and equipment according to job specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and equipment include but are not limited to centre punch and hammer, V-shaped block, marking-off scribe, steel rule, steel compass, block and flat table, height gauge, dividing heads, marking agents (pens, paint, chalk, marking blue), rotary tables, trammels, parallels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained after work has been completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Reports on the process are completed according to company protocol. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the importance of quality control and quality workmanship. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The value of quality control is described in terms of ensuring a high quality final product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes but is not limited to various types of inspection; limits, fits and tolerances; reference, check and master gauges.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workplace quality cycle is explained in relation to how it covers all the aspects and activities of the production process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects include but are not limited to design, development, production, installation, servicing and documentation. It includes the regulation of the quality of raw materials, assemblies, products and components; services related to production; and management, production, and inspection processes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of using defective materials or methods are explained in terms of cost and productivity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to material selection, component design, component fabrication, cost reduction, Six Sigma - value, new product development.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Use, care and store different tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The measurement tools used for marking-off are described in terms of when and how they are used and their advantages and disadvantages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Calibrations are performed on measuring tools and recording instruments to maintain their accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools are used according to manufacturer's specifications and standard operating procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools include but are not limited to drills, jigs.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Templates are issued, used and stored as per standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The implications of using defective tools or using the incorrect tools are explained in terms of safety and cost to company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Tools are maintained, repaired and replaced according to standard operating procedures. 


    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 ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Marking-off equipment.
  • Materials.
  • Applications.
  • End products.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Materials.
  • Marking-off equipment.

    Purpose of:
  • Marking-off.
  • Marking-off equipment.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of incorrectly preparing materials for marking-off.
  • Implications of the incorrect use of marking-off equipment.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Marking-off techniques and procedures.
  • Marking-off using templates.
  • Caring and storing marking-off equipment.
  • Minimise wastage.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Procedures for ensuring safety.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between marked-off material and the manufacture of a product that meets customer specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Engaging with problems pertaining to materials.
  • Engaging with problems regarding the marking-off process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Mark-off non-routine shapes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Selecting and checking materials and tools for marking-off.
  • Maintaining quality in the marking-off procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Interpret information from engineering drawings and production schedule to mark-off materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Mark-off materials as per drawings and customer requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the equipment according to manufacturer's instructions. 

  • 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 9892, "Select, use and care for marking off/out equipment: non routine shapes", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  79687   Further Education and Training Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  71949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    2. College of Production Technology 
    3. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    4. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    5. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    6. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    7. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    8. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    9. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    10. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE 
    11. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    12. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    13. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    14. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 



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