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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Lumber Milling 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
66312  National Certificate: Lumber Milling 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
FPMSETA - Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

The purpose of this Qualification is to provide opportunity to learners to advance their learning in the Lumber Milling Industry.

This Qualification will allow learners to contribute to the economic growth of the industry in that they will be better positioned and skilled in their own area of specialisation which includes:
  • Green Timber Processing.
  • Lumber Drying.
  • Dry Lumber processing.
  • Saw doctoring.

    The learners will also be exposed to mathematical literacy and computer literacy, which will permeate through to their specific knowledge fields, thus easing the application of skills required at this level.

    Specifically, on completion of this qualification, learners will be able to:
  • Apply regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of productivity requirement in the Dry Mill.
  • Operate machinery across the areas of specialisation within the Lumber Milling Industry according to set quality standards.
  • Apply the Quality Management Systems in Timber grading as outlined the organisational policies.

    Rationale:

    South Africa has a need to create a skill pool of people who can apply the regulatory pieces of legislature which is earmarked for the sustainable development of the Forestry and the Environment. These include tools such as the framework regulating the Forest Management, Conserving the Environment whilst ensuring that safety principles are adhered to.

    In the context above, the Wood and Forestry stakeholders need to increase the number of relevantly qualified and skilled people to undertake these tasks. The envisaged learners are workers who have been engaged in a similar environment and those who wish to join the industry. These learners, once qualified, will be able to effectively and efficiently work as operators on tasks they are responsible for at this level in the relevant workplace.

    The benefits of this qualification will encompass sectors such as Water and Forestry, Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT), Department of Agriculture and Department of Trade and Industry.

    In general, learners will:
  • Use machinery effectively.
  • Apply integrated knowledge of the products and chemicals and their impact on the environment.
  • Practice the elements and principles of Quality Management Systems.
  • Develop a sense of responsibility towards their work and environment.

    Improved levels of knowledge and skills lead to greater ability to produce at more competitive costs and better quality, increased sales, greater profits, more personal income, which will impact favorably both on the society and the economy of the country.

    This qualification supports the National Qualifications Framework regarding access, mobility and progression, quality of learning, redress of unfair discrimination and contribution to personal development and social and economic development of the action. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification may be achieved in part or wholly through recognition of prior learning (RPL) processes.

    The provision that the qualification may be obtained through the recognition of prior learning facilitates access to an education, training and career path in engineering and thus accelerates the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities.

    Evidence of prior learning must be assessed through formal RPL processes through recognized methods. Any other evidence of prior learning should be assessed through formal RPL processes to recognize achievement thereof.

    Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) in the prescribed format to be assessed for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of learning may be introduced if pertinent to any of the Exit Level Outcomes (ELOs).

    The structure of this unit standard based qualification makes the RPL possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification.

    Learners who already work in the Lumber Milling industry who believe they possess competencies to enable them to meet some or all of the ELOs listed in the qualification will be able to present themselves for assessment against those of their choice.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Access to this qualification is open however, learners should have:
  • Completed the General Education and Training Certificate in Lumber Milling at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of Fundamental, Core and Elective Unit Standards. A minimum of 120 credits is required to achieve this Qualification. The credits are allocated as follows:

    Fundamental Component:
  • The fundamental component of this Qualification consists of four Unit Standards in communication and four in mathematical literacy. All fundamental Unit Standards are compulsory for all the learners. The total number of credits in this component is 36 credits.

    Core Component:
  • The core component consists of 4 Unit Standards and 26 credits. All the Unit Standards are compulsory for all the learners.

    Elective Component:
  • There are four elective pathways; Lumber Drying; Dry Lumber processing; Saw Doctoring and Green Timber processing.

    Note: Each of the specialization areas has a different number of credits. The minimum number of elective credits is 58. Therefore the balance of credits required to achieve this qualification must be selected from any of the other elective pathways.

    Specialisation path 1: Dry Lumber Processing with 5 unit standards titles below:
  • ID 263726: Produce finger jointed lumber in lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 264816: Produce laminated lumber in lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 264835: Explain and apply specific standards of lumber grading in a lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 264795: Operate equipment used for surfacing and thicknessing products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 264797: Operate equipment used to profile cross section of products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • Produce finger jointed lumber in lumber.

    Specialisation path 2: Lumber Drying with 4 unit standards titles below:
  • ID 263720: Describe kiln types, construction materials and auxiliary equipment, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 263693: Select, prepare, produce and use samples in lumber drying process, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263683: Describe basic principles of lumber kiln drying schedule, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263674: Describe drying effect that can occur in wood, and methods and techniques to minimize them, NQF Level 2.

    Specialisation path 3: Saw Doctoring with 8 unit standards titles below with (50 credits):
  • ID 263755: Use and care for grinding wheels, blade, knife and cutter maintenance in saw doctor shop of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263723: Maintain and set up cutter blocks with profiled and disposable cutters, NQF Level2.
  • ID 263724: Set up circular saw blade(s) in machines used for processing timber in lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263734: Weld saw blades using metal inert gas (MIG) and tungsten inert gas (TIG) in saw shop of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263716: Hang frame saw blades and set up frame saw machine used in lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263691: Set up and sharpen swaged tooth saw blades used in the lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263715: Sharpen and set up knives and profile cutters used in lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263677: Weld and braze saw blades using oxygen/acetylene during maintenance in saw shop of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.

    Specialisation path 4: Green Timber Processing with 5 unit standards titles below:
  • ID 263675: Operate and monitor the green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263687: Operate green lumber edging facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 264794: Operate primary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263679: Operate green lumber crosscutting trimming facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263721: Operate log debarking facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 263735: Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill, NQF Level 2. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Operate equipment safely and carry out basic maintenance on machinery in a responsible manner.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of productivity requirements.

    3. Explain the application of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and its effect on earnings in own contract.

    4. Perform duties assigned to as per standard operating procedures.

    5. Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace.

    6. Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Identifying potential hazards in the workplace in relation to area of work.
  • Identifying productivity requirements.
  • Identifying lubrication equipment and methods of applying a lubricant.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a group, organisation and community when:
  • Reporting findings to supervisor.
  • Communicating and receiving advice from supervisors.

    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Performing work related task accordance with industry standard operating procedures.
  • Setting up machinery.
  • Identifying, minimizing and reporting potential occupational health and safety hazards and risks in the workplace.
  • Adhere to health and safety requirements in accordance with legislative requirements.

    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain by:
  • Carrying out written instructions issued by supervisors, correctly and efficiently.
  • Interpreting and recording correct client contact details.

    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Communicate with supervisor and client.
  • Evaluating and reporting problem situations to team members, other colleagues and clients.

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Lubricate equipment.
  • Understanding and interpreting the various gauge reading equipment.

    Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Applying the inter-relatedness of the Lumber Milling industry as a set of related systems.
  • Recognizing the inter-relationship between the various business units within the organization. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1 Pre-checks are conducted as per standard operating procedures.
    1.2 Findings are communicated to the relevant person.
    1.3 Blades are changes as per company`s procedures.
    1.4 Machinery is lubricated according to manufactures specification.
    1.5 Machinery is cleaned as per company`s specification.
    1.6 Equipment is operated according to company`s procedures.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 Productivity principles as applied to manufacturing processes are described.
    2.2 Productivity practice in the workplace is described.
    2.3 Knowledge of the importance of productivity improvement practices in the workplace is demonstrated.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 Financial elements of an employment contract are explained.
    3.2 Standard deductions reflected on a salary advice are interpreted.
    3.3 The financial responsibilities that a company has to its employees are explained.
    3.4 The responsibilities of the employee to her/his employer are explained.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 Roles and responsibilities assigned to are explained to supervisor.
    4.2 Tasks are performed within the prescribed time frame efficiently and effectively.
    4.3 Quality requirements are adhered to at all times.
    4.4 The necessary templates are completed as per requirements.
    4.5 Written or verbal reporting is done as per standard operating procedures.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:

    5.1 Safety rules related to the specific workplace are explained.
    5.2 Safety signs and colour codes are recognised and interpreted.
    5.3 Personal protective clothing and equipment for different situations are identified and described.
    5.4 Potential hazards in the workplace are identified and prevention measures are described.
    5.5 Learners role in maintaining a safe environment is described.
    5.6 An appropriate response to injuries is demonstrated.

    Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:

    6.1 Knowledge of safe work requirements in the workplace is demonstrated.
    6.2 Machines and equipment for safety compliance are inspected.
    6.3 Knowledge of fire protection and prevention, fire fighting practices and emergency procedures is demonstrated.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment evaluates the learner's ability to combine actions and ideas across a range of activities and knowledge areas. The integrated assessment must specifically assess the learner's ability to:
  • Demonstrate competence by means of the practical application of the embedded knowledge in a manner that meets the required performance standards required.
  • Illustrate a clear understanding of the concepts, theory and principles that underpin the practical action taken.

    The assessment will require assessment methods which measure and evaluate evidence generated during learning and on-the-job activities. Because assessment practices must be open and transparent, fair, valid and reliable; ensuring that no leaner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.

    A variety of methods must be used in assessment tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working or will work. Where it is not possible to assess the learner at the workplace, simulations, case studies role plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.

    The term integrated assessment implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated and, during integrated assessment, the assessor should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment tools and methods. Combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies should be assessed. Assessment should further ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross field outcomes are evaluated in an integrated way.

    Assessors must assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience as the assessment process is capable of being applied to RPL, subject to the rules and criteria of the relevant ETQA. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Countries listed below were selected for their renowned excellence in the field of Wood processing.
  • New Zealand.
  • Canada.
  • USA.

    Saw Doctoring:

    The Qualification recognises the skills and knowledge required for the care and maintenance of handsaws, circular saws, and bandsaws. It is recommended that candidates should hold a current first aid certificate or are credited with the first aid standards Unit 6400, Manage first aid in emergency situations; Unit 6401, Provide first aid; and Unit 6402, Provide resuscitation Level 2.

    Topics Covered:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites.
  • Apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite.
  • Safely shut down and isolate machines and equipment.
  • Set circular saws.
  • Maintain household and handyperson cutting tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of grinding for saw doctoring, timber machining and finger jointing.
  • Tooth circular saws.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of saw tooth profiles in saw doctoring.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of saw grinder application and operation.
  • Perform basic saw doctoring calculations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of saw doctoring.
  • Identify and describe workplace risks in a wood manufacturing operation.
  • Sharpen bandsaws.
  • Sharpen circular saws.
  • Select, use and care for, engineering hand tools.
  • Maintain handsaws.
  • Maintain narrow bandsaws.
  • Grind and hone straight knives and anvils.
  • Maintain a chainsaw chain and bar.
  • Maintain metal cutting saw.
  • Tip circular saw teeth and profile circular saw tips.
  • Retooth inserted teeth saws.
  • Tooth bandsaws.
  • Maintain router bits and drill bits.

    This qualification compares favourably with the South African Qualifications at NQF Level 2 and 3 in that the Unit Standards are pitched at the same level, and the number of credits is also the same.

    However slight differences were noted wherein the South African Qualifications Level 2 and 3 in Saw Doctoring has been identified as a specialization area in the Lumber Milling Qualification whereas in New Zealand, it is offered as a stand alone Qualification. No emphasis on the need for First Aid as a requirement is mentioned on the New Zealand Qualification. Additionally, the competency below does not form part of the Saw Doctoring specialization area in both Level 2 and 3 Qualifications:
  • Perform basic saw doctoring calculations.
  • Set circular saws.
  • Maintain a chainsaw chain and bar.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of grinding for saw doctoring, timber machining and finger jointing.

    Green Timber Processing:

    Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of sawmilling, Level 2, 5 Credits.

    Competencies:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of economic factors impacting on sawmill operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of the sawmilling process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of timber conversion and grade recovery.
  • Describe safety requirements in the sawmill.

    Demonstrate knowledge of the solid wood manufacturing industry, Level 2, 5 credits.

    People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of:
  • Solid wood manufacturing operations.
  • Markets for solid wood products.
  • Solid wood manufacturing key performance indicators.

    SA Level 2 Qualification:
  • Markets for solid wood products.
  • Solid wood manufacturing key performance indicators.

    Are not covered at level 2.

    Additional unit standards:

    Fillet timber for further processing, Level 2 with 3 credits:
  • National Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 3) with strands in Engineered Wood Product Operations; Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) and Plywood Operations; Planer Operations; Pole and Post Operations; Saw Centre Operations; Timber Drying Operations; Timber Grading Operations; Timber Treatment Operations; Veneer Preparation; and Wood Product Operations.

    Core Skills:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of environmental issues in wood manufacturing industries.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of business basics in a wood manufacturing industry.
  • Take and record measurements and make calculations in wood manufacturing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of systems and techniques used to work efficiently in wood manufacturing.
  • Describe process techniques used on a wood manufacturing worksite.
  • Participate, with technical support, in the investigation of wood manufacturing production issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety in the wood manufacturing industries.

    Core Elective:

    Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace:
  • Explain adhesive use in wood product manufacturing.
  • Carry out procedures for gluing in wood product manufacturing.

    Finger Jointing:
  • Feed and tail out finger jointer.
  • Test finger jointed product in solid wood manufacturing.

    Operate cross cut saw centre:

    Lamination:
  • Laminate straight timber for wood product manufacturing.
  • Test laminated product in wood product manufacturing.
  • Control automatic glue mixing systems for wood product manufacturing.
  • Develop patterns and construct jigs for curved laminate products in wood product manufacturing.
  • Laminate curved products for wood product manufacturing.
  • Store and handle chemicals for energy and chemical plant.

    Machinery:
  • Set up a timber planer for dress four sides.
  • Joint straight cutters.
  • Set cutters into cutterheads.

    Similarities were identified within the Health, Safety and Environmental Unit Standards which are also covered as important in both qualifications.

    Research conducted on this qualification indicated that New Zealand's qualification is well structured and detailed in terms of competencies. This can be attested to the qualification rules as set out in their policy documents.

    The following competencies do not form part of the South African Level 2 qualification: Demonstrate knowledge of business basics in a wood manufacturing industry, take and record measurements and make calculations in wood manufacturing, demonstrate knowledge of systems and techniques used to work efficiently in wood manufacturing, application of Glue, handling and storage of glue is done by an operator in a Level 2 qualification.

    Canada:

    Short Courses related to safety operation of machinery (BP-WW2-05-01).

    Identifying Safety Risks in Wood Processing and Precautions for Specific Equipment (equipment used to process wood waste (rolling stock, conveyors, screens, and hogs/shredder).

    Other Wood Processing Machine Operators (NOC_9434).
    Other Wood Processing Machine Operators 212.
  • Introduction and Overview.
  • Sawmilling, Then and Now.
  • Product Recovery Factors.
  • Sawmill Economics-101.
  • Lumber Grades.
  • Log Merchandising.
  • Debarking.
  • Large Log Processing.
  • Small Log Processing.
  • Sawfiling Practices.
  • Edging.
  • Resawing.
  • Lumber Trimming and Sorting.
  • Mill/Plant Layout and Design.
  • Lumber Drying.
  • Planing and Grading.
  • Lumber Quality and Process Control.
  • Human Resources.
  • Business Aspects of Manufacturing.

    Wood wise LTD: Wood Industry Skills Education.

    Specialised training in:
  • Wood Technology, Timber Grading (NZ, USA, Australian grading rules).

    Topics:
  • Kiln Drying, Wood Drying, Sawmilling, Wood Preservation, Timber Yarding, and other technical aspects of the timber industry.

    This learning programme has similar feature to the South African one in that it also focuses Kiln drying, Wood drying processes, Green Timber processing (Saw Milling) Lumber Drying Processing (Wood Preservation) Due to lack of subject matter content, a detailed comparison could not be carried out.

    University of British Columbia: Centre for Advanced Wood Processing:

    UBC Certificate in Kiln Drying:

    CAWP offers a 150-hour modular course in kiln drying that currently represents the most comprehensive training program on the subject available anywhere in the world.

    Other sites visited:
  • The British Columbia Institute for Technology, Vancouver Canada.
  • The community college at Ashville in North Caroline, U.S.A.
  • The Forestry Training Centre at Rotorua, New Zealand.
  • The Technical and Further Education (TAFE) training institute in Mt Gambier, Australia influenced the thinking on this and other Wood Technology qualifications.

    Qualifications from those institutions and these are not exactly the same but learning programmes and hours of learning are comparable. The inclusion of labor legislation and other non-industry specific subjects make it even more uniquely South African.

    The institutions listed above are all internationally recognized as centres of excellence in training and education in the Forestry/Wood Technology field.

    Emerging Economies:
  • In an attempt to do a comparison with a country with an emerging economy, the, this qualification could not be found as existing in the SADC. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Upon completion of this Qualification, the learner will articulate horizontally to:
  • ID 48961: National Certificate: Construction: Crane Operation, NQF Level 2.

    This Qualification articulates vertically to:
  • ID 50062: National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 22296: National Certificate: Construction and Roofing, FET Phase, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 22670: National Certificate: Construction Carpentry, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 49080: National Certificate: Construction: Advanced Crane Operations, NQF Level 3. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA 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 ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the relevant ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • A learner wishing to be assessed for this qualification can only be assessed through an accredited assessment provider/centre.
  • 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 in the Exit Level Outcomes described in the Qualification.
  • The Moderator for this qualification must have a similar qualification or that is at least one level higher than this qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this qualification, the applicant needs:
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • To be in possession of the relevant qualification above the level of this qualification.
  • To have sufficient relevant experience in the field of Lumber Milling. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13167  Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  243688  Demonstrate an understanding of productivity requirements  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  243701  Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  113915  Explain the application of the basic conditions of employment act in an employment contract  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12461  Communicate at work  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119464  Respond to literary texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119456  Write/present for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243189  Manage personal finances  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  116932  Operate a personal computer system  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  259619  Conduct workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263683  Describe basic principles of a Lumber Kiln drying schedule  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263674  Describe drying defects occurring in wood, and methods to use in minimizing them  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263757  Describe kiln types, construction materials for kilns, and auxiliary equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  264835  Explain and apply specific standards of lumber grading in a lumber mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  12466  Explain the individual`s role within business  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263716  Hang frame saw blades and set up frame saw machine used in Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263723  Maintain and set up cutter blocks with profiled and disposable cutters for machines used in Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263675  Operate and monitor the green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  264795  Operate conversion equipment used for surfacing and thicknessing products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  264797  Operate conversion equipment used to profile cross section of products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  263687  Operate green lumber edging in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263721  Operate log debarking facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  264794  Operate primary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  263735  Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  263726  Produce finger-jointed lumber in Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  264816  Produce laminated lumber in lumber mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  263693  Select, prepare, place and use samples in Lumber drying process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263691  Set and sharpen swaged tooth saw blades used in the lumber mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263724  Set up circular saw blade(s) in machines used for processing timber in lumber mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263715  Sharpen and set up knives and profile cutters used in Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263755  Use and care for grinding wheels, blade, knife and cutter, maintenance in saw doctor shop of lumber mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  263677  Weld and braze saw blades using oxygen/acetylene during maintenance in saw shop of lumber mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  263734  Weld saw Blades using Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), in Saw Shop of Lumber Mill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  117171  Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114978  Use a word processing package to produce business documents  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    2. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    3. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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