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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use marking-off equipment for routine shapes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335864  Use marking-off equipment for routine shapes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 standard will appreciate the importance of performing marking-off with accuracy, preparing for and performing marking off using the appropriate tools and equipment. They will learn about the importance of using the right tools and equipment, caring for and storing them. The learner will also learn about materials and their potential defects.

Learners will be able to:
  • Plan and prepare for the marking-off of materials using templates.
  • Performing the marking-off.
  • Ensure quality control.
  • Care for and store Discuss how marking-off tools and equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Marking-off dimensions from working drawings are checked and evaluated for purposes of accuracy and preciseness of final product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different templates are described in terms of how they are constructed and what materials are used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Aspects related to marking-off are discussed to prevent stains and fractures that could influence the quality of the final product. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Aspects include cleaning, descaling, clamping and levelling techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Clamps are described in terms of how they are used to secure the drawing during marking-off activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety issues with respect to chemical solutions and materials used in the marking-off process are discussed to ensure safety before and during marking-off. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Appropriate marking-off tools are selected to cater for different sizes and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Materials are examined to detect potential flaws and appropriate steps are taken to deal with defects or defective materials identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes but is not limited to lamination and blisters, pickling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The consequences of incorrect marking-off are discussed in terms of its impact on the organisation and the end product. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform marking-off. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The quantities and qualities of materials that have been delivered as per order are checked and inconsistencies are dealt with in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of material preparation are discussed to ensure quality products. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Other aspects of material preparation include but are not limited to the properties of metals, furnaces for non-ferrous smelting. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Methods include but are not limited to planning, smelting and ending.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate tool is selected for purposes of achieving accuracy for a given scenario. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The method of laying out the marking-off templates on material is confirmed against accuracy and quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Parts are confirmed to fit properly with other parts in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The methods of transferring dimensions are described in terms of how they work and alternative approaches that could be employed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The mark-off is performed using appropriate tools and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Appropriate safety and housekeeping practices are implemented to maintain safety and a clean work environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety practices include personal protective equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Implications of unsafe working procedures are discussed to prevent accidents and injury. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Ensure quality control. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The value of control is discussed in terms of ensuring that the final product corresponds to drawing dimensions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality control includes but is not limited to various types of inspections (line, finished parts), limits, fits and tolerances.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The workplace quality assurance cycle is explained to emphasise the importance of maintaining quality throughout the process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality assurance cycle includes but is not limited to design, development, production, installation, servicing and documentation; statistical control and total quality control.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Actual measurements are compared to working drawings using the concept of scaling and are ensured to be in accordance with accepted tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Implications of using defective materials or inappropriate methods are discussed in terms of cost and productivity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Care for and store marking-off tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of using defective tools and equipment are discussed in terms of safety and the need to care for tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Templates are issued, used and stored according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Calibrations of measuring tools are performed to ensure measurement accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tools or equipment that require repair or replacement are identified and dealt with in accordance with organisational 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 and functions of:
  • Engineering drawings.
  • Materials for marking-off.
  • Templates.
  • Equipment and tools for marking-off.

    Purpose of:
  • Engineering drawings.
  • Templates.
  • Marking-off tools and equipment.
  • Quality control.

    Processes, events, causes and effects and implications:
  • Implications of incorrect marking-off.
  • Process of marking-off.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Transferring dimensions.
  • Marking-off.

    Theory: rules, principle and laws:
  • Units of measurement (conversion) and measurement scales.
  • Mathematics, symbols and dimension.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between engineering drawing, marking-off and 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:
  • Interpreting an engineering drawing.
  • Resolving problems pertaining to marking-off.
  • Differentiating between different processes for different materials in marking-off. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community to:
  • Ensure that marking-off is according to engineering drawings and customer requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Interpreting an engineering drawing for marking off.
  • Selecting appropriate tool for marking-off.
  • Examining materials for flaws and defects.
  • Preparing materials for marking-off.
  • Caring for and storing marking-off tools and equipment.
  • Maintaining quality. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Select appropriate process and tools and equipment for the marking-off process.
  • Examine materials for flaws.
  • Decide whether to replace or repair marking-off tools and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Understand the complete marking-off procedure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the importance of correctly interpreting the engineering drawing in marking-off 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.
     
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    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 
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    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) 



    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.