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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Perform basic welding/joining of metals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9880  Perform basic welding/joining of metals 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2005-11-30  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119753  Perform basic welding/joining of metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Perform basic welding/joining of metals. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for activities at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level.

If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning.

If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. In this unit standard, the learner is required to weld/join non ferrous metals in any position
2. The learner is required to work under general supervision 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for work activity. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Read job instructions and determine sequence of operations
  • Select required heat related welding/joining equipment and consumables
  • Carry out pre-operational checks on equipment
  • Report unsafe or worn parts or defective equipment or potential hazards
  • Prepare materials for welding/joining
  • Use special personal protective equipment 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Potential hazards include poor connections, damaged hoses, incorrect handling and storage of cylinders, faulty equipment, leaking gauges, flash-back arrestors and damaged electrical leads. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality welding/joining continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials and work area are prepared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scrap material is disposed of and surplus material stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Weld/join metals. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Prepare work area for welding/joining process
  • Secure work area
  • Use appropriate weld/join process 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Welding/joining includes using oxy-fuel gas processes, brazing, soldering, high frequency brazing, butt welding, spot welding.
    Fuel gas includes acetylene, propane and L.P. gas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality welding/joining continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials and work area are prepared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scrap material is disposed of and surplus material stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on completed weld/joint. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Clean weld/join
  • Conduct visual checks for quality finishes 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality welding/joining continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials and work area are prepared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scrap material is disposed of and surplus material stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform finishing activities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Dispose of scrap material
  • Store any surplus materials
  • Clean and store equipment 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality welding/joining continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials and work area are prepared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scrap material is disposed of and surplus material stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Report out of compliance or unsafe conditions while working. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Report problems with materials and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality welding/joining continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials and work area are prepared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scrap material is disposed of and surplus material stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Good quality welding/joining continues. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials and work area are prepared. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sufficient materials continuously available. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Scrap material is disposed of and surplus material stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Wastage is minimised. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
    2. Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
    3. Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
    4. Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
    5. Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
    6. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
    7. Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    10. Reporting is done on time and accuately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
    2. Discuss and explain consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
    3. Discuss and explain different types of welding and gas related hazards.
    4. Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
    5. Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
    6. Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
    7. Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
    8. Implications of not following safe working practices.
    9. Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Materials to be welded/joined
  • Welding/joining consumables
  • Welding/joining equipment (components and parts of and terminology)
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Completed product

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Welding defects and their causes
  • Hazards associated with welding/joining
  • Metals and their characteristics

    Sensory cues:
  • Cues for problems (what I see, hear, smell, feel)

    Purpose of:
  • Preparing work area
  • Preparing surfaces for welding/joining
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Inspecting weld/join
  • Quality checks

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Implications of not following safe working practices
  • Importance of minimising scrap
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. using damaged or faulty equipment, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about problems in work area

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Conducting pre-operational checks
  • Methods of heat related welding/joining
  • Cleaning and storing equipment
  • Communication procedures
  • Reporting procedures

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Applicable basic principles related to welding/joining

    Relationships, systems:
  • Importance of welding/joining to the production process to produce products 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to problems/defects 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory information from the process
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report incidents and conditions 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand applicable basic principles related to welding/joining 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Identify and respond to quality problems as part of the quality chain from manufacturing to customer 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard ID 119753, which is "Perform basic welding/joining of metals", Level 2, 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  21004   National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  22858   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-11-07  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23273   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23254   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23277   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  22770   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-07-29  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  48806   National Certificate: Craft Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  48695   National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-04-08  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  22991   National Certificate: Refractories Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  24217   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  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. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    2. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    4. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    5. College of Production Technology 
    6. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    7. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    8. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    9. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    10. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    11. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    12. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    13. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    14. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    15. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    16. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    17. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 



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