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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce jointed timber and composite board product components and products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117386  Produce jointed timber and composite board product components and products 
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  16 
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 for and machine materials to jointed timber and composite board components in a safe and productive manner.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting and preparing materials for production of jointed timber and board.
  • Preparing and setting machines to form jointed timber product components and products.
  • Machining materials to form jointed components or products. 

  • 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 Wood Machining and Cabinet Making, NQF level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements include, but are not limited to:
  • Production information: drawings; cutting list; routing sheets; verbal and written instructions
  • Materials: hardwood; softwood; composite board; components
  • Equipment: safety; jointing machines; tooling; dust extraction; templates and jigs
  • Dimension control aids: jigs, templates; tape measure; venier calipers; and square
  • Machines: using cutter blocks; profile cutters
  • Feed speeds: hand fed; mechanically fed
  • Work practices: operation using; fence; ring fence; bearing; jigs; operation maintenance
  • Dust extraction system: fixed ducting; portable unit
  • Off-cuts: re-usable; non-reusable
  • Hazards: potential and actual
  • Transportation: pallet; by hand; conveyor system
  • Production requirements: production rate; quality; materials; waste control; efficiency control 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and prepare materials for production of jointed timber and board product components and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production information is checked for accuracy and sufficiency and any incorrect information is reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All necessary materials and equipment for the job are identified and accessed, and any non-availability is reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The quality and quantity of materials is checked and remedial action taken if there is non-conformity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The compatibility of materials with the machine to be used is accurately established and correct remedial action taken if there is non-conformity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and set machines to produce jointed timber and board product components and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Jigs, templates and other necessary dimension control aids are correct and fit for the purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct tooling for the job is fitted and secured correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct routine procedures for the jointing machine are carried out in accordance to all safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The operations are completed within the allowed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Own work practices minimise the risk of injury and damage to machinery and equipment and the health and safety of self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Machine materials to form jointed components or products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All health and safety requirements are adhered to prior to switching on the jointing machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Where necessary assistance are in place prior to and during operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are secured to prevent movement within the jointing machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Jointing machinery is started and stopped correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials are machined at feed speeds which are suited to materials and machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The use of guards and relevant safety procedures and requirements are maintained throughout the operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The finished jointed products conform to specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The operation is completed within the time allocated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Necessary documentation is accurately completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Work practices minimise the risk of injury and damage to machinery, equipment and safety of self and others. 


    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 machines, tools and techniques used for the machining process.
  • A sound understanding of the safe working practices of tools and equipment and their correct storage procedures.
  • A broad understanding of the various tooling procedures that are available and the correct uses thereof.
  • A sound understanding of relevant health and safety requirements.
  • An ability to identify and explain the importance of dust extraction and waste removal procedures.
  • A broad understanding of measuring aids and their correct uses.
  • A sound understanding of emergency stop procedures for machines.
  • 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 producing jointed timber and board product components and 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 performing breakout 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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    2. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
    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. Big Tree Group (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Bosasa Youth Development Centres (Pty) Ltd 
    11. College of Cape Town 
    12. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    13. Coricraft Group PTY (Ltd) 
    14. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Dinaka Business Management & Consulting 
    16. Dithipe Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Duzi-Corp 56 
    18. Eastcoast Boards cc 
    19. Ekurhuleni East College For TVET 
    20. Furniture World Training Centre 
    21. Furntech Mthatha 
    22. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    23. HHO Enterprise 
    24. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    25. IALE School of Advance Learning and Education (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Ikamvelihle Youth Development (Pty) Ltd 
    27. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    28. INTERMASIKO CC 
    29. Inyathi Visions 
    30. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    31. Joyboy Designs 
    32. Kgosi Mampuru Production Workshop 
    33. Khazimula Diamond (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Kingdom Varsity College (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Kotton Wear (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Leribe Training Solutions 
    37. Letaba TVET College 
    38. Longata Consultant 
    39. Masikila Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    40. Mnambithi TVET College 
    41. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    42. Mphahle Consultancy (Pty) Ltd 
    43. Mudau Picture Framers 
    44. Ndwamato Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Nqothu Projects (PTY) LTD 
    46. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    47. OTP 
    48. Oyama Kulwazi Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    49. Parowkloof Investment 
    50. PhD Projects SA (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Qualfurn Training & Projects 
    52. Re Tshepeng Holdings 
    53. Rivoni Training N Communications 
    54. RUBICON COMMUNICATIONS 
    55. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    56. Seacrest Investments 156 (Pty) Ltd 
    57. SEJ Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
    58. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    59. Silalele Consultants (Pty) Ltd 
    60. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    61. SISHEN IRON ORE COMPANY 
    62. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    63. Skills To Furnish International NPO 
    64. Take Note Trading 227 cc 
    65. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    66. The Finishing College (Pty) Ltd 
    67. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    68. The Furniture Technology Centre - KwaMashu 
    69. The Furniture Technology Centre - Nyanga 
    70. The Furniture Technology Centre Umzimkhulu 
    71. Thunderflex3 Pty (Ltd) 
    72. Tidlobi Developmental Activities NPC 
    73. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    74. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    75. Umbuso Training Services 
    76. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation NPC 
    77. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    78. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    79. 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.