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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Coat materials and components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335862  Coat materials and components 
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 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 
Learners credited with this Unit Standard will have knowledge of the types of materials that can be coated and those used in coating, be able to understand how materials/components are coated, prepare for the task, coat the materials, perform quality checks to ensure customer requirements have been met and consider health and safety issues. The learner will also understand the importance of this activity in the automotive and related sectors.

Learners will be able to:
  • Plan and prepare for coating.
  • Coat materials and components.
  • Discuss quality procedures pertaining to coating. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • 'Production process' refers to both manufacturing and assembly.
  • Coating materials include varnish, epoxy, powder, chemicals and metals. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for coating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of planning, preparation and safety is discussed in terms of different coating processes in various contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The production schedule is analysed the sequence of activities is planned to suit the production schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The components, materials, tools and equipment required for coating are described in terms of their functions and checked for quantity and quality before operations according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unsafe or defective components, materials, tools and equipment are reported to appropriate personnel to ensure safety and maintenance of the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Potential hazards associated with coating are identified and methods to deal with them are discussed to ensure safety of self and the team. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Hazards include but are not limited to material spillage, working with hazardous substances, working with heat.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Personal protective equipment is selected and used according to the procedures to be performed to ensure safety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Coat materials and components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The working procedures for the job are discussed to ensure that the job is performed according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This will include but not be limited to documentation, customer requirements, the component to be coated and the coating process specific to it, serviceability of workstation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment for the specific job are selected, set-up and operated according to manufacturers' instructions and operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components to be coated are prepared according to requirements of the job and to maintain the production schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Coating substances are blended according to given job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Coating is performed as per standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Adjustments are made to the production process where required to maintain job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Waste is minimised in accordance with industry accepted procedures to save costs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Discuss quality procedures pertaining to coating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Terminology associated with quality is discussed within the context of materials coating. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes but is not limited to quality assurance, quality audit, quality control, quality improvement, quality function deployment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of adhering to the customer and company's quality requirements are discussed to ensure that quality is not compromised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Measuring and testing equipment is identified, used, cleaned and stored as per standard operating procedure or manufacturer's instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Coated materials and components are inspected, tested and measured as per company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Technical reports are prepared according to company procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reports to include data, results and deviations.
     


    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 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 and functions of:
  • Coating equipment.
  • Testing equipment, instruments and measuring tools.
  • Hand and power tools.
  • Production-related documentation.
  • Coating materials and substance.
  • Cleaning materials.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Materials, equipment, substances.
  • Types of faults and defects.

    Sensory cues:
  • Ad-hoc tests for conditions (sight, colour).

    Purpose of:
  • Pre-operational checks.
  • Process control data.
  • Operating coating plant in correct sequence.
  • Production schedule.
  • Manufacturer's instructions.
  • Customer requirements.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Nature and sequence of coating operations.
  • Collecting and recording readings from samples.
  • Operational parameters.
  • Impact on production costs of delays or poorly executed preparation operations.
  • Disposal of waste material.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Start up and shut down equipment.
  • Monitoring and adjusting equipment.
  • Quality checks.
  • Capturing test results, verifying and recording data.
  • Reporting results and deviations.
  • Methods of compiling technical reports.
  • Methods and techniques of diagnosing faults and defects.
  • Methods and techniques for preparing coating products.
  • Methods and techniques for preparing components.
  • Methods and techniques for coating components.
  • Sequence of applying coating to components.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Quality standards and specifications.
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standard.

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Viscosity of coating substances.
  • Attributes, characteristics and properties of material.
  • Work and temperature changes.
  • Hardness of materials (steels, hardening, etc.).
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals: oxidation, corrosion, contamination.
  • Relevant mechanical and electrical engineering theory.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationships between equipment, materials, processes and final product.
  • Relationship between production process and product cost. 

  • 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:
  • Identifying a coating process with a particular material.
  • Engaging with problems during coating operations.
  • Monitoring equipment and the process to make relevant adjustments. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community to:
  • Ensure that coating equipment works efficiently.
  • Ensure that the safety of all personnel and equipment is maintained.
  • Ensure quality products, in keeping with customer requirements, are produced through quality checks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Interpreting coating/production schedules.
  • Monitoring and adjusting coating equipment to deal with deviations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Solve problems by making adjustments.
  • Deal with changes and deviations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Ensure the efficient functioning of the coating equipment. 

  • 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 and instruments according to manufacturer's instructions and standard operating procedures. 

  • 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  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    2. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    3. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    4. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    5. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    10. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    11. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    12. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    13. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    14. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    15. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    16. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    17. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    18. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    19. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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