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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Construct and disassemble crate 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
110074  Construct and disassemble crate 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Transport and Logistics Operations 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Transport, Operations and Logistics 
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
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 
A learner credited with this unit standard will be capable of constructing crates which are durable, cost effective and which will provide maximum protection for the contents and disassembling crates without damaging the contents. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A basic knowledge of packing methods and material utilisation. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope of this Unit Standard is for any person working in the transport environment where knowledge and application of assembling and disassembling crates forms part of the job requirement.

The level assigned to this Unit Standard is appropriate because a narrow range of knowledge and cognitive skills is applied. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Receive instructions and prepare for crating. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The applicable tools and materials for crating are available on site and are without defect. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Material stock shortages are timeously communicated to the correct authorities. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Identify and crate specified items. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The specified items are checked for correct packing and are made available for crating. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Fragile items which are not specified for crating are identified and reported. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The correct tools and materials are selected and used in accordance with tool specifications and safety measures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Crate is constructed according to the specified measurements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Crate contents are accurately and clearly identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Assistants to crater demonstrate an understanding of the crating instructions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Deviations that hinder progress are identifies and are timeously and appropriately reported. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Ensure that crate is suitable for its purpose. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Crating material utilised conforms to quality standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Crate is constructed in the most cost effective manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Crate is constructed to provide adequate protection for content. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Crate complies with requirements specified by client / carrier. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Disassemble crate. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Correct carrying techniques for crates are applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Contents are removed from the crate without damaging content. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The working area is tidied and cleared of debris. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Construct framework to adequately protect vehicle in container. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The vehicle is stabilized and the framework constructed in cost effective manner. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The vehicle is stabilized and the framework constructed in a manner which provides adequate protection. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The framework is constructed in a manner which allows for maximum utilisation of space in the container in order to load other goods. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited by the Transport SETA and/or relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • Moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in both individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learners` can understand and explain :

    1. The use of rib vs. solid crates
    2. Correct carrying techniques for crates.
    3. Types of crating tools and materials and their use.
    4. Company standards for crating, in terms of :
    > Cost effectiveness,
    > Durability,
    > Protection for content,
    > Measurements of frameworks for maximum space utilisation, and
    > Quality standards for crating material
    5. Carrier`s standards
    6. How to use a tape measure
    7. The minimum stock levels for crating materials
    8. Reporting methods. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage his/her activities responsibly and effectively (in order to construct a crate/ framework in accordance with the stipulated requirements). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (in order to receive crating instructions and report problems). 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Conducting Assessments
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA and be familiar with the full text and subject matter content of the Unit Standard being assessed.
  • The assessor must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Methods and tools of assessment:

    The following methods of assessment have been identified as the preferred measurement and assessment of learner competence in the above-mentioned Performance Assessment Criteria

    1. Written tests/ case studies/ projects
    2. Role-play
    3. Structured classroom discussions
    4. Portfolio of evidence

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method could be used to assess knowledge or on-job demonstration for practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods (no less than three of those detailed above) in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes

    The following tools may be used to support the above mentioned minimum assessment methods:

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience may serve to supplement the assessment of applied competence. The portfolio should include inter alia:

    1. Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
    2. Relevant certificates or awards
    3. Previous assessment records
    4. Journals/logbook 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  35953   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-02-06  Was TETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    2. Ikaheng HR Services Pty Ltd 
    3. Learncorp 
    4. Makwedeng Training 
    5. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    6. Primeserv Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Skills For Life 



    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.