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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Repair or refurbish equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10534  Repair or refurbish equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
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  35 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-04-13  2008-04-13  SAQA 0859/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-04-13   2012-04-13  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
376514  Refurbish diamond processing equipment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons required to arrange for the repair of equipment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Identify the equipment used in the diamond polishing industry and evaluate the extent of repair or refurbishment necessary
  • Liase with the user of the equipment to be repaired or refurbished
  • Arrange for the repair or refurbishment of equipment
  • Inspect the installation and application of equipment in the workplace
  • Conduct post-repair-or-refurbish equipment activities 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies or equivalent: -
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment and principles
  • Knowledge of the equipment used in the diamond polishing industry
  • The ability to diagnose shortfalls in equipment used in the diamond polishing industry
  • The ability to communicate fluently in English 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The conversion of rough diamond gemstones into cut and polished diamond gemstones for sale into local and international markets. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the equipm used in the diamond polish ind & eval the extent of repair or refurbishment nec 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify the equipment used in the diamond polishing industry and evaluate the extent of repair or refurbishment necessary 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The equipment and their accessories that are used in the process of polishing diamond gemstones are identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The potential scope for repair or refurbishment of equipment used in the diamond polishing industry is described in terms of practicality and cost effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The sources where repair and refurbishment can take place are identified and the scope of such remedial work described in terms of the capability of the repairing or refurbishing operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment in need of repair or refurbishment is evaluated and remedial action is diagnosed taking into account the time, cost and practicality of remedial action required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Liase with the user of the equipment to be repaired or refurbished 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of maintaining good relationships with the owner and user of the equipment to be repaired or refurbished is explained in terms of good working relationships co-operation and customer service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The importance of not making obligations on behalf of the repairing or refurbishing operation is explained until a proper evaluation of the work required to be done has been carried out by a person qualified to do so. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The importance of ensuring that the recommendation for repair or refurbishment of equipment is duly documented is explained in relation to authorisation to perform the work and acceptance of the obligation to pay for the work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Users are contacted and recommendations are made in line with workplace specific requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Arrange for the repair or refurbishment of equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Detailed remedial action instructions are issued once authority to carry out a repair or refurbishment is obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Authorised repairs or refurbishments are referred to the appropriate operation to carry out the remedial work. Appropriate documentation is used to signify the authority to proceed in line with workplace specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Regular follow up of outstanding repair or refurbishment work is made to ascertain progress and the likely date of return. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Items reported to have been repaired are tested to ensure that the equipment is in good working order before installation in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Items tested to be in good working order are transported to the workplace for installation in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inspect the installation and application of equipment in the workplace 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of compliance with the requirements of other workplaces in which the candidate may need to work are described in terms of potential impact on health, safety, equipment, products and security as well as good working relationships, inter departmental co-operation and customer service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The general principles for maintaining security of diamonds in the workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Candidates comply with the security requirements and workplace specific procedures for the installation and observance of the application of equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Equipment is transferred from the user to the repairing or refurbishing operation in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The installation of the equipment in the workplace is examined to ensure that it complies with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Repaired or refurbished equipment is tested in its location in the workplace to ensure that it operates in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct post-repair-or-refurbish equipment activities 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    2. Good housekeeping is exercised after returning equipment 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Good housekeeping must include:
  • All relevant documentation is returned and/or filed for record purposes
  • The working area is cleaned after installation and any packaging materials used to protect the equipment in transit are reclaimed where appropriate of disposed of into correct facilities
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    1. The appropriate documentation is completed to signify the transfer and/or installation of the equipment in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA by SAQA.

    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Refer to Specific Outcome 1 and the Assessment Criteria contained in this unit standard. 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to inspect and identify the nature of repair needed and the scope to effect such repairs and to inspect and /or install repaired equipment in the workplace contributes to the problem solving ability 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group/organisation/ community.

    Note:
    The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly and to liase with the user and obtain authority to proceed in an acceptable manner indicates the ability to work effectively as a team member within the structure of the organisation or with people from outside the organisation 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
    The assessment of work to be carried out, sourcing appropriate places to effect the repair and obtaining the necessary authority and the complying with good housekeeping practices indicates the candidate`s ability to organise and manage activities in the work environment 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and evaluate information.

    Note:
    The ability of the candidate to assess repair work, seek sources to carry out repairs, assimilate instructions and follow up on outstanding work indicates the ability to collect, organise and evaluate information 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others)

    Note:
    The ability to assess the extent to which repairs can be carried out and whether it is worthwhile to effect such repairs demonstrates the critical use of science and technology in the safeguarding of the equipment, the environment, and fellow workers 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 376514, which is "Refurbish Diamond Processing Equipment", Level 5, 8 credits.

    1. TERMINOLOGY:

    Specified requirements include legal and workplace specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    LEGAL
  • The Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry Main Agreement
  • Regulations of the Diamonds Act, as amended
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, No 85 of 1993
  • SABS and other accredited standards and quality assurance measures
  • A glossary of terms about the terminology of the industry issued by the Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry

    SITE SPECIFIC
  • User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers
  • Workplace diamond gemstone security system
  • The employer`s work specifications, tariff agreements and policies and procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  14851   National Certificate: Agri Trade Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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. GUEST RESOURCE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    2. NWK Beperk 
    3. Senwes Beperk 



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