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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Grade Veneer/ Plywood/ Block board in veneer/ Plywood/ Block board plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117288  Grade Veneer/ Plywood/ Block board in veneer/ Plywood/ Block board plant 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Wood Products 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
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 
This unit standard is for people who can follow procedures in grade Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board in Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board Plant

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare the relevant grading facilities (Range: Grading table grading chain, mechanical graders, moisture meters, measuring equipment, marking materials and equipment)
  • Access, prepare and present the ungraded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board for the grading process (Range: Dried Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board store, movement to grading area, receiving area at grading facility)
  • Grade Veneer/ Plywood/Block Board (Range: relevant grading rules, grader marks, marking equipment and materials)
  • Oversee the preparation of the graded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board for despatch (i.e. collection, sorting, parcelling, stamping the grade marks and strapping of parcels) (Range: relevant grade and dimension classes, grade marks, parcel sizes, grade marking equipment and materials, positioning of marks, marking procedures, strapping equipment, materials and methods) 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A Learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate:
  • Competency in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at NQF Level 1;
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the veneer and plywood manufacturing process and procedures of the relevant workplace;
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 1 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The environment that covers the grading facility, with all its equipment, tools and instruments.
  • The people involved in the grading facility.
  • The spread of raw material and products produced by the operation.
  • The general work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles relevant to the grading facility.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 2 in the veneer and plywood manufacturing activity.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 2, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in a veneer and plywood manufacturing environment and is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 2 to 4. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare the relevant grading facilities. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Grading table grading chain, mechanical graders, moisture meters, measuring equipment, marking materials and equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The preparation of the relevant grading facility is carried out according to correct procedures to facilitate an effective and efficient process as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant grading facility is maintained in a safe working and operational condition as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The preparation is performed within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Access, prepare and present the ungraded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board for the grading process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Dried Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board store, movement to grading area, receiving area at grading facility 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of accessing, preparing and presenting the ungraded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board for the grading task is carried out according to work instructions and facilitates the uninterrupted flow of production in this process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct ungraded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board is presented for the grading process as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The task is performed at the correct time and within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Grade Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relevant grading rules, grader marks, marking equipment and materials 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board is graded as per specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The task is performed at the appropriate time within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Oversee the preparation of the graded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board for despatch (i.e. collection, sorting, parcelling, stamping the grade marks and strapping of parcels). 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Relevant grade and dimension classes, grade marks, parcel sizes, grade marking equipment and materials, positioning of marks, marking procedures, strapping equipment, materials and methods 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The task of overseeing the preparation of the graded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board for despatch is carried out according to work instructions and facilitates the prescribed orderliness in the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The graded Veneer/ Plywood/ Block Board is correctly bundled, marked and strapped for despatch. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The task is performed within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform, his immediate superior in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for his / her assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be from the
    relevant Education and Training Quality Assurer (FIETA ETQA) through formative and summative assessment by a registered Assessor. Assessment should be contextual and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.

    The relevant NSB and SGB should be notified of any feedback related to this qualification.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable
  • The FIETA ETQA will co-ordinate all moderation activities in accordance with their policies and procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Communication and mathematical skills equivalent to NQF Level 2 requirements;
  • The equipment, processes and procedures pertaining to the grading facility;
  • His/her responsibilities regarding work procedures, safety and health measures, and environment protection aspects relevant to the grading facility. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and verbally report problems detected in the grading process to the relevant person/s. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively and efficiently as a team member in the grading facility. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Listen and understand instructions and verbally report in an effective manner to the relevant person/s in the grading facility. 

    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 
    Values

    The use of tasks and materials in the learning event plan should not discriminate against learners on any grounds prescribed in the Bill of Rights and Employment Equity Act and should promote the orientations outlined in the critical cross-field outcomes. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49083   National Certificate: Wood Products Processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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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    3. CRK Designs (Pty) Ltd 
    4. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    5. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    6. Imara Umbono Incorporated (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Longata Consultant 
    10. Mavco Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Media Works 
    12. MGS Gcaba Contracting & Trading cc 
    13. Mwanga Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    14. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    15. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Nteko Investments 
    17. Phetho Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    21. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    22. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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