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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform wood finishing operations using airless and air mix spraying equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117366  Perform wood finishing operations using airless and air mix spraying equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  22 
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 person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare materials and equipment for spraying of products in a safe and productive manner.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting and preparing materials for spraying.
  • Selecting and preparing equipment for spraying.
  • Applying stains by spraying.
  • Applying sealers, primers, clear and pigmented finishing coats. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in numeracy and literacy equivalent to NQF level 2. They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to, the National Certificate in Furniture Finishing (Wood), NQF level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements include, but are not limited to:
  • Materials: stains; sealers; primers; clear and pigmented lacquers
  • Specifications: written; oral; colour charts; colour sample; finish
  • Queries: inaccuracies; errors; unclear information; regarding booth; spray equipment; safety; finish
  • Preparation: viscosity; colour; consistency
  • Tools: mixing and measuring vessels; viscosity cup; filter; thermometer
  • Spraybooth: any down-draught, side-draught, conforming to legal requirements
  • Spray equipment: pressure feed; airless; air mix
  • Personal protective equipment: eyes; respiratory; hands; barrier creams
  • Workpiece: components; sub-assemblies; assemblies
  • Surface: solid timber; veneer; composite board; flat panel; curve; profile
  • Stains: oil, water, spirit, mixed solvent, pigmented
  • Sealers; modern; pre-formulated; two-pack materials
  • Primers: traditional; oil-based
  • Application faults: poor wetting; uneven coats; drips; runs; fish eye; orange peel
  • Techniques: speed; distance; angle; spray pressure; atomizing pressure
  • Adjustments: flow; spread; pressure
  • Finish requirements: sheen levels; build; durability; resistance 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and prepare materials for spraying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specification is checked and work to be carried out is organised accordingly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Queries regarding specification are clarified with the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workstation is clean, free of dust and debris. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are correctly prepared and tested to meet specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Spillage's and splashes are dealt with promptly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Unused materials are returned to storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The process is performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and prepare equipment for spraying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specification requirements are checked and confirmed to be accurate and complete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Any queries regarding specification are clarified with the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Spraybooth is checked and confirmed to be operational and in required condition for safe and effective production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Spraybooth is free of dust, debris or foreign objects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Spray equipment is correctly selected according to specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Spray equipment is correctly adjusted and confirmed to be operational and in required condition for safe and effective production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant personal protective equipment is available and in required condition for safe use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Preparation is carried out safely and in the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply stains by spraying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Surfaces to be stained are clean and ready to accept stain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Surfaces not requiring stain are adequately masked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stains match colour sample. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Airless spray equipment is correctly adjusted according to surface finish requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Correct spray gun techniques are used in the application of stain. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Excess stain is removed and spillage or splashes are dealt with promptly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Unused stains are labelled and returned to storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Relevant information is recorded onto appropriate documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The process is performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply sealers, primers, clear and pigmented finishing coats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sealer, primer, clear and pigmented finishing coats meet specification and uniformity of application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct adjustments to airless spray equipment are used according to finishing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct routine procedures and adjustments to pressure pot equipment are carried out according to finishing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Correct spray gun techniques are used for application of finishing materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Excess finishing materials are removed and any spillage's and splashes are dealt with promptly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Application faults are identified, rectified or reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Unused materials are labeled and returned to storage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Relevant information is recorded onto appropriate document. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The process is performed safely and within the time allocated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A broad understanding of the different types of equipment, tools and techniques used for the spraying process, including the identification and rectification of faults.
  • A sound understanding of the safe working practices of tools and equipment and their correct storage procedures.
  • Understanding of colour matching.
  • A sound understanding of application faults and how to rectify them.
  • A sound understanding of relevant health and safety requirements, including the OH&S Act regulations covering solvents and the storage of flammable materials..
  • An ability to identify and explain the importance of solvent mixes and waste removal procedures.
  • A sound understanding of the importance of punctuality, work quality and performance standards and how they effect production.
  • A broad understanding of quality checks and acceptable tolerances and the deviations of tolerances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when preparing and spraying products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when carrying out good housekeeping routines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills when communicating with supervisors and work colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, that when carrying out spraying operations they do not pose a safety risk and that failure to maintain rate and quality of production will negatively impact upon all parts of the furniture production cycle. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49105   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  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. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Ayasaphe Trading cc 
    5. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects 001 
    6. Bafikile Skills & Consulting Services (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Better beginning trading and projects pty ltd 
    8. Bhungane Skills Development 
    9. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    10. College of Cape Town 
    11. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    12. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    13. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Dinaka Business Management & Consulting 
    15. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Duzi-Corp 56 
    17. Eastcoast Boards cc 
    18. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    19. Furniture World Training Centre 
    20. Furntech Mthatha 
    21. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    22. HHO Enterprise 
    23. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    24. IALE School of Advance Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Ikamvelihle Youth Development (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    27. INTERMASIKO CC 
    28. Inyathi Visions 
    29. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
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    31. Kgosi Mampuru Production Workshop 
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    33. Kingdom Varsity College (Pty) Ltd 
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    35. Leribe Training Solutions 
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    41. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    42. Mudau Picture Framers 
    43. Ndwamato Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    44. Nqothu Projects (PTY) LTD 
    45. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    46. OTP 
    47. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    48. Parowkloof Investment 
    49. PhD Projects SA (Pty) Ltd 
    50. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    51. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
    52. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    53. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    54. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    55. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    56. SEJ Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
    57. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    58. Silalele Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    59. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    60. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY 
    61. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    62. Skills To Furnish International NPO 
    63. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    64. The Finishing College (Pty) Ltd 
    65. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    66. The Furniture Technology Centre - KwaMashu 
    67. The Furniture Technology Centre - Nyanga 
    68. The Furniture Technology Centre Umzimkhulu 
    69. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    70. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    71. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    72. Umbuso Training Services 
    73. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation NPC 
    74. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
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    76. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



    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.