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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce modern carcasses, doors and drawers 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117396  Produce modern carcasses, doors and drawers 
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 equipment and materials, cut, shape, mould and finish modern carcasses, door and drawers.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing equipment, tools and workstation.
  • Selecting and preparing materials.
  • Cutting, shaping and moulding components.
  • Cutting and preparing joints.
  • Selecting and preparing adhesives.
  • Assembling components. 

  • 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:
  • Equipment and tools: cabinet making hand tools; powered hand tools; cabinet machines; personal safety, dust extraction.
  • Specification: cutting list; routing sheets; drawings; oral; written
  • Workstation preparation: cleaning; layout; placements of tools; paperwork; environmental conditions
  • Materials: hardwood; softwood; composite board products
  • Unsuitable materials: dimension; type; grade; knots; warp; direction of grain; board finish
  • Form and mould: fretwork; jigsaw; hand router; drilling; boring; abrasives; laminating
  • Joints: insertion; knock down; dove tail; mortice and tenon; lap; mitre; dowel; butt
  • Personal protective equipment: eye protection; hand protection; overalls/dust coats; respiratory protection; barrier cream; cleansing cream; after care cream
  • Components: modern carcase components, door and drawer components
  • Clamps: hand clamps; mechanical; pneumatic
  • Adhesives: polyvinyl acetate; urea formaldehyde; resorcinol; phenol formaldehyde 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare equipment, tools and workstation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment are selected and set according to required specification for workpiece. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment and tools are checked to be functional and in correct condition for safe and effective use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and tools are handled correctly and safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workstation is prepared for safe and effective production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The preparation is carried out safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select and prepare materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are identified and selected according to the specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Unsuitable materials are identified, discarded and replaced according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any problems in carrying out the specifications or instructions are reported and clarified with the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials are handled correctly and safely. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Cut, shape and mould components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are cut and formed to component size according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material is appropriately sanded and cleaned within the cutting, shaping and moulding processes according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment, tools and machines are used correctly and safely according to the materials and components specified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Waste is disposed of correctly and safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials and components are handled safely and without damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The workstations are kept clean and tidy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Equipment and tools are cleaned and returned to correct location after use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The operations are performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Cut and prepare joints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate joints are cut accurately according to specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Joints are dry assembled as required to check correctness of fit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any faults in joints and components are identified and rectified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Faults which cannot be rectified are rejected and replaced according to work practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment and tools are used correctly according to their identified usage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Components are sanded and prepared as required within the jointing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Materials and components are handled safely and without damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The workstations are kept clean and tidy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Equipment and tools are cleaned and returned to correct storage after use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The operations are performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Select and prepare adhesives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate personal protective equipment is used correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Adhesives are correctly selected according to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adhesives are prepared correctly according to manufacturers instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process is performed according to health and safety requirements within the time allocated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Assemble components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components are dry assembled to check for fit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All joints in the entire assembly marry up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are positioned according to specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Components are assembled and secured according to specification and joint requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate cramps are used according to the assembly requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Pressure applied to cramps is appropriate to component being assembled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Joints and surfaces are free of excess adhesives and any foreign objects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Assembly is confirmed to be square and true. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The workstation is kept safe and tidy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Equipment is returned to correct storage after use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    The operations are 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 sound understanding of the correct use of equipment and tools
  • A broad understanding of the range and use of cabinet making machines
  • A broad understanding of relevant health and safety requirements
  • A sound understanding of reading and interpreting specifications
  • A broad understanding of wood types and suitability
  • A broad understanding of wood defects and seasoning procedures
  • A general understanding of standards and tolerances
  • A sound understanding of modern carcase construction techniques
  • Knowledge of identification procedures for types of adhesives as well as their pot life; shelf life; open time; curing time; clamping time of adhesive
  • An understanding of modern carcase assembly methods
  • A broad understanding of clamping tools and how and when to use them 

  • 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 identifying tools, equipment and techniques for a variety of carcase types. 

    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 completing carcases 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.
     
    1. AGB Finance 
    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. 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. 
    30. Joyboy Designs 
    31. Kgosi Mampuru Production Workshop 
    32. Khazimula Diamond (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Kingdom Varsity College (Pty) Ltd 
    34. Kotton Wear (Pty) Ltd 
    35. Leribe Training Solutions 
    36. Letaba TVET College 
    37. Longata Consultant 
    38. Masikila Training Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    39. Mnambithi TVET College 
    40. MORTERBOARD TRAINING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    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. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    72. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    73. Umbuso Training Services 
    74. Umnotho We Afrika Foundation NPC 
    75. Uphiwekonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    76. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    77. 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.