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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Construct a basic plug utilised in small craft manufacturing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123613  Construct a basic plug utilised in small craft manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
People who are pursuing a career in basic boat building require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard. Learners who achieve this unit standard will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge base of small craft manufacturing and contribute to the boat building sector in constructing a basic plug and mould utilised in small craft manufacturing.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Interpret and apply plug drawings.
  • Prepare to construct a plug.
  • Construct a plug.
  • Finish a plug to stage of mould casting. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Knowledge of lofting techniques NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Small Craft includes wood, polycomposite or metal boats under 30 meters in length and constructed primarily for leisure purposes.

    The range covers the role and purpose of the boat building sector. It includes the practices, culture, quality standards, legal framework, main activities and expectations of clients in the boat building sector. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Interpret and apply plug drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    International Standards Organisation (ISO) and measurement systems are interpreted for the purpose of application to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Drawings are interpreted for the construction of plugs for small craft and/or their components for the requirements of framework. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different types of drawings are distinguished by identifying the projection system. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Projection system includes but is not limited to first angle, third angle, isometric, oblique, construction of geometrical shapes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scales are interpreted in terms of basic dimensions, areas and volumes to reflect the relative size of the product to be built. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Positions of joints and flanges are identified and determined from the drawings for the plug-making process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Positions of joints and flanges includes but are not limited to centre-line of mono-hulls; hull and deck joint; transom; rudder halves.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Identify from the drawings the position and vertical release angles in the plug construction for de-moulding process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Position and vertical release angles include but are not limited to cockpit, bulkheads, seats, all recesses and raised areas, superstructure shapes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Identify from the drawings where recesses and raised areas are located. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Recesses and raised areas include but are not limited to winch bases, stanchion bases, window and hatch recesses, cleat bases.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to construct a plug. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct materials for construction of the plug is obtained in accordance with design specifications and production requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials includes but is not limited to fibreglass, wood, silicon, rubber, foam.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, equipment and consumables are correctly selected for the construction process to be utilized. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools, equipment and consumables includes but is not limited to dumpy level, laser beam, jigsaw, drills, chisel, hammer, glue, screws, nail, staples.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The techniques of lines and levels are accurately applied in the construction of a plug in accordance with the design specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The materials and equipment for the construction process are set up in accordance with safety regulations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range safety regulations include but are not limited to Occupational Health and Safety Act.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Construct a plug. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant construction technique is selected in accordance with the materials selected for fabrication. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range materials include but are not limited to fibreglass, wood, silicon, rubber, foam, resin, chipboard.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The measurements and dimensions are checked and verified before shaping process begins. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The parts for constructing a plug are shaped using lofting boards or full size templates. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range shaping process include but is not limited to Computerised Numerically Controlled System (CNC), manual.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The alignment and the dimensions are checked and measured to secure the framework of the plug in accordance with the drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The framework is cladded to construct the plug with side and end flanges positioned according to the interpretation of the drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The raised areas and recesses are added and trimmed in accordance with design specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finish a plug to stage of mould casting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The cladded plug is finished off to obtain a even surface in accordance measurement specifications stipulated in the drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fairing compound is applied to the entire plug surface and faired using the correct material and equipment in accordance with organisational quality standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fairing material includes but is not limited to different grids of water sand paper, spray filler, filling and fairing compounds.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The surfaces are polished to achieve the required finish in accordance organisational quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work surfaces are cleaned and releasing agents are applied in preparation for moulding process. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names, functions and locations of:

    > Various clubs, functional owners associations, regulatory bodies.
    > Classification bodies.
  • Purpose of processes and procedures of:

    > The purpose of optical processes.
    > The activities in planning and timing processes.
  • Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:

    > Properties of different craft.
    > Different categories of craft.
  • Cause and effect, implications of:
    > Area of operation.
  • Categories of things, processes, concepts:
    > Boat building concepts.
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Boat building techniques, material.
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:

    > Organisational policies.
    > Relevant regulations regulating bodies.
    > Occupational, Health and Safety Act.
    > Environmental Act.
  • Theory - rules, laws, principles:

    > Boat building terminology.
    > Uses of boating concepts and principles.
    > Organisational culture.
  • Relationships, systems:

    > Between the boat manufacturer and commercial and leisure activities.
    > Between the retailer and client. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Distinguish between the correct and incorrect material for the best product.
  • Make right decision on best use of small craft.
  • Understanding and applying organisational policies and procedures.
  • Understanding the relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Support and assistance activities in the manufacturing process.
  • Liaison with clients.
  • The establishment of internal and external relationships. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Following processes, procedures and organisational protocols. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Interpret boating history and impact on current boating environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Complying with the regulatory framework.
  • Applying the policies and procedures.
  • Providing descriptions, explaining, defining. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Use technology to make calculation and take measurements.
  • Sourcing information on the standards, specifications, policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Between the boat manufacturer and client requirements. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Ensure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • Ensure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title of unit standards. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance can be reproduced.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well-documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment throughout the course of study and specific performances assessed.
    Embedded knowledge must be integrated with the Specific Outcomes of the Unit Standard and Critical Cross Field Outcomes.

    Definitions:

    All boating terminology are used in accordance with the "Boating Basic Glossary of Terms". 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50560   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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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