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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Produce profiled timber and board product components and products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117388  Produce profiled timber and 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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 form profiled timber and composite board components in a safe and productive manner.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting and preparing materials for machining of profiled timber and board components and products.
  • Preparing and setting machines to produce profiled timber and board product components and products.
  • Machining materials to form profiled timber and composite board 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; profiling machines; tooling; dust extraction; templates and jigs
  • Dimension control aids: jigs, templates; tape measure; venire 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 machining of profiled 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 profiled 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 profiling machine are carried out in accordance with 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 profiled timber and composite board components or products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Profiling machinery is started and stopped correctly and safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are fed at optimum feed speeds suited to materials and machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The use of guards and relevant safety procedures and requirements are maintained throughout the operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The finished profiled products conform to required specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The operation is completed within the time allocated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Necessary documentation is accurately completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Work is performed with minimal 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 profiled 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 profiling 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  58011   National Certificate: Acoustic Piano Back-framing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  49105   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "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.
     
    1. ASSURED VOCATIONAL SKILLS INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    2. BOKAPHITHI SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT PTY LTD 
    3. Furniture World Training Centre 
    4. FUTURE DISCOVERY TRAINING ACADEMY 
    5. HOSEAH TRADING 
    6. INTERMASIKO CC 
    7. Inyathi Visions 
    8. LERIBE TRAINING SOLUTIONS 
    9. Longata Consultant 
    10. Mnambithi TVET College 
    11. NDIPHA FASHION DESIGNS 
    12. Ntunzela Trading Enterprise 
    13. PERENNIAL SERVICES PTY LTD 
    14. PEREZ DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING 
    15. PHD PROJECTS SA PTY LTD 
    16. Salabedla Contracting and Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    17. SALABEDLA CONTRACTING AND TRADING PTY LTD 
    18. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    19. SINOVUYOLETHU TRADING PTY LTD 
    20. SKILLS TO FURNISH INTERNATIONAL NPO 
    21. The Brokers Learning Centre 
    22. THE FINISHING COLLEGE PTY LTD 
    23. THUBELIHLE GRADUATE INSTITUTE 
    24. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    25. UMBUSO TRAINING SERVICES 
    26. VEB CELE & ASSOCIATES PTY LTD 



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