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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain equipment and tool parts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114514  Maintain equipment and tool parts 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Performing Arts 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Performing Arts 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
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 
The purpose of the learning for this Unit Standard is that learners are able to assemble and disassemble equipment and tool parts for maintenance, and in a way that meets health and safety, live event and technical production industry requirements. When credited, the learner`s applied competence will be to safely assemble and disassemble equipment tool parts according to manufacturers` recommendations and industry norms and standards to maintain its functionality.

Recognition or Prior Learning (RPL) must be applied should the learner provide sufficient evidence that he/she has attained the competencies outlined in this Unit Standard.

Upon successful completion of this Unit Standard the learner is capable of:
  • Preparing the work area for the safe assembly and disassembly of equipment and tools.
  • Locating the position of, and securing the equipment and tool parts.
  • Removing the parts from equipment or tools, and placing the parts neatly over the work area.
  • Identifying the sequence of the respective equipment or tool parts, and the assembly and disassembly sequence of the equipment and tool parts.
  • Checking functionality and safe operation of the equipment and tools after assembly.
  • Effecting general maintenance on equipment and tools limited to storage, cleaning, adjustment and repair. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The learning assumed to be in place prior to the learner attempting this Unit Standard is:
  • Numeracy and Literacy skills equivalent to NQF 3.
  • A working knowledge of health and safety as required by the OH&S Act as amended.
  • Working at height practice and safety.
  • Safe operation of scissor and boom access equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Applied competence in ONE of the following areas of application must be credited to achieve this Unit Standard:
  • Stage (Setting and Structures)
  • Audio/Visual (Lighting, Sound and Video)
  • Styling (Costumes, Makeup, Properties and Decor)
  • Special Effects (Pyrotechnics, Lasers, Water and Fire)

    The application chosen must be applied in all learning towards all Unit Standards attempted for the qualification.

    Repair only to assembly level - not component level. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for the maintenance of equipment and tool parts relevant to technical production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is prepared for safe assembly and disassembly of equipment and tools and according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment, material and tools are collated for the successful assembly and disassembly of equipment or tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Parts are secured timeously to ensure efficient maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Parts are laid out according to standard operation procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Dissemble and repair or replace equipment and tool parts to promote optimal functioning of the unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Disassembly sequence of the equipment and tool parts are identified for correct disassembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts are removed from equipment and tools carefully so as to minimise damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Parts are handled appropriately and according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Parts are assessed for functionality, to determine future use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble equipment and tools into a integral, functional unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assembly sequence of the equipment and tool parts are identified for correct assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Parts are assembled carefully so as to minimise damage and in accordance with manufacturers` recommendations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Parts are handled appropriately and according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Parts are assessed for functionality, prior to installation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping rules and regulations are maintained throughout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All safety standards are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The learner due to an action or inaction on his/her part sustains no injuries. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess success of maintenance on the components and the integrated unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Operation of the equipment and tools is checked, after assembly, for functionality and safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Irregularities to operation is remedied or reported to ensure successful maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, material and tools are correctly stored, cleaned, adjusted and repaired according to industry norms and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    No equipment, material and tools are damaged or broken by the learner. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    This Unit Standard will be internally assessed and moderated by a provider accredited to provide a program and manage program assessment leading to this unit standard, and externally moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and are able to explain:
  • Maintenance of equipment, material and/or tools, including storage and cleaning.
  • Characteristics, types and use of technology, equipment, material and/or tools.
  • Housekeeping rules and regulations, including cleaning and storage convention.
  • Manufacturer recommendations.
  • Industry norms and standards, including safety standards.
  • Industry specific technology.
  • Industry specific terminology and communication.
  • Live event electrics and safety.
  • Relevant parts of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • The technical production industry and its development.

    The above must be general to the industry as a whole (providing the learner with a broad overview) and specific to the area of application chosen (providing the learner with the necessary specialisation). 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems with equipment, material and tools in order for them to function correctly as a whole according to industry norms and standards and manufacturers` recommendations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities according to industry norms and standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to collate the appropriate equipment, material and tools, and following manufacturers` recommendations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by following manufacturers` recommendations when assembling and disassembling parts. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by preparing the work area according to industry norms and standards. 

    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
    Core  48669   National Certificate: Live Event Technical Production  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58143   National Certificate: Music Industry Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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