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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of details of equipment, processes and procedures in saw doctor shop in lumber mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117605  Demonstrate understanding of details of equipment, processes and procedures in saw doctor shop in lumber mill 
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 1  NQF Level 01  15 
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 will be useful for people who wish to enroll for a learnership (or skills programme) in the Lumber Milling industry.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Describe the details of the equipment, processes and procedures in the relevant workplace, and his/her place in it,
  • The details regarding - work procedures, safety and health measures, and
  • Environmental management aspects relevant to the specific workplace, and what these require of him/her.

    The successful achievement of this unit standard will supply the learner with the required background to effectively and efficiently perform the relevant tasks in the specific workplace in the lumber mill, and to enroll for subsequent higher levels of training in this field.

    The lumber milling industry urgently requires appropriately trained persons.

    The achievement of this unit standard will contribute towards ensuring that learners/workers are correctly trained and qualified to perform the relevant tasks according to industry accepted norms.

    The achievement of this unit standard is a building block in the learner's development along a structured career path, and will open up new opportunities for improving him/her-self both socially and economically. 

  • 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 communication and mathematical skills equivalent to ABET Level 3, or school Grade 8.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the basics of the lumber milling operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The environment which covers the relevant workplace, with all its equipment, tools and instruments
  • The people involved in this workplace
  • 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 specific workplace

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the initiation of a beginner or a novice into the lumber milling operation.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 1, is appropriate because
  • For foundational competence the learner has to demonstrate the use of recall and elementary comprehension skills.
  • For practical competence the learner has to operate in closely defined contexts under close supervision.
  • For reflexive competence the learner has to perform directed activities and has no responsibilities for learning of others. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain correctly the specifics of the purpose and lay out of the relevant workplace. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    The outcomes that learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved while:
  • The relevant activity is performed according to prescribed workplace procedures,
  • Strictly adhering to the prescribed safety and health measures, and
  • Observing the relevant environmental management principles.

    The assessment criteria will include assessment of the relevant crossfield outcomes, i.e.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Fitting in as a productive team member in the workplace.
  • Understanding and correctly executing instructions.
  • Collecting and reporting information/data to the relevant person. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation proves that the specifics of the layout and purpose of the relevant workplace, are known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation is given using the correct lumber milling industry terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The details of the lay out and purpose of the relevant workplace are explained correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of explanation is performed within the prescribed time limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Knowledge of the specifics of the lay out and purpose of this specific workplace, is a prerequisite for the achievement of this unit standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain correctly the general functions of the major production equipment and stages in this workplace. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    The outcomes that learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved while:
  • The relevant activity is performed according to prescribed workplace procedures,
  • Strictly adhering to the prescribed safety and health measures, and
  • Observing the relevant environmental management principles.

    The assessment criteria will include assessment of the relevant crossfield outcomes, i.e.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Fitting in as a productive team member in the workplace.
  • Understanding and correctly executing instructions.
  • Collecting and reporting information/data to the relevant person. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation proves that the general functions of the major production equipment and stages in this workplace are known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation is given using the correct lumber milling terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The details of the general functions of the major production equipment and stages are explained correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of explanation is performed within the prescribed time limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Knowledge of the general functions of the major production equipment in the relevant workplace, is a prerequisite for the achievement of this unit standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain correctly the sequence of the production phases in this workplace. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    The outcomes that learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved while:
  • The relevant activity is performed according to prescribed workplace procedures,
  • Strictly adhering to the prescribed safety and health measures, and
  • Observing the relevant environmental management principles.

    The assessment criteria will include assessment of the relevant crossfield outcomes, i.e.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Fitting in as a productive team member in the workplace.
  • Understanding and correctly executing instructions.
  • Collecting and reporting information/data to the relevant person. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation proves that the sequence of the production stages in the relevant workplace are known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation is given using the correct lumber milling terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The details of the sequence of the production stages are explained correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of explanation is performed within the prescribed time limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Knowledge of the sequence of the production stages in the relevant workplace is a prerequisite for the achievement of this unit standard. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain correctly the work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental requirements pertaining to NQF Level 1 requirements for this workplace. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    The outcomes that learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved while:
  • The relevant activity is performed according to prescribed workplace procedures,
  • Strictly adhering to the prescribed safety and health measures, and
  • Observing the relevant environmental management principles.

    The assessment criteria will include assessment of the relevant crossfield outcomes, i.e.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Fitting in as a productive team member in the workplace.
  • Understanding and correctly executing instructions.
  • Collecting and reporting information/data to the relevant person. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation proves that the work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles pertaining to the relevant workplace, are known and understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The explanation is given using the correct lumber milling and subject field terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The details of the work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles, are explained correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The process of explanation is performed within the prescribed time limits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Knowledge of the work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles pertaining to the relevant workplace, is a prerequisite for the achievement of this unit standard. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An employed Learner who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform the relevant person/s, to request management to arrange for his/her assessment by the relevant assessor/s accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. An unemployed learner must arrange with the provider of his/her training for assessment.

    Assessment can be performed by means of oral testing, written testes or on-the-job observation. Formative assessment can be carried out during and/or after achievement of each specific outcome, and summative on conclusion of the training programme for this unit standard. Assessment will take place at the venue or workplace designated by the assessor/s.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor by the above-mentioned ETQA.
  • The manner/method and source of the provisioning of the learning that will enable compliance with this Unit Standard, must be accredited by the above-mentioned ETQA.
  • Moderation of the above-mentioned assessment will be performed in the manner and by the moderator/s accredited for this purpose by the above-mentioned ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A Learner achieving this unit standard will have the knowledge to demonstrate:
  • Communication and mathematical skills equivalent to NQF Level 1 requirements.
  • An understanding of the equipment, processes and procedures pertaining to the relevant workplace.
  • An understanding of his/her responsibilities regarding work procedures, safety and health measures, and environment protection aspects relevant to the specific workplace. 

  • 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 production process in the lumber grading area to the relevant person/s. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively and efficiently as a team member in this work area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Deliver, collect, clean and store tools and instruments utilized in the lumber grading area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect and record data on the activities performed in this work area, for the relevant person/s as and when requested. 

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

    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 procedures outlined in this Unit Standard must promote the values of affirmation and non-discrimination as outlined in the Bill of Rights and the Employment Equity Act. 

    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 


    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. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
    2. Chep Sa Pty Ltd 
    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. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    20. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    22. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    23. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    24. Vicmat Consultants 



    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.