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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Assemble mechanical components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115393  Assemble mechanical components 
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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2008-06-25  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-06-25   2012-06-25  

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
253440  Assemble mechanical components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Engineering Machining (NQF level 2) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can carry out mechanical assembly that is essentially manual in nature. They are able to verify task requirements and necessary assembly equipment, assemble components in correct sequence and according to specification and ensure the finished assembly complies with assembly specifications and is stored or moved as instructed. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for mechanical assembly in the engineering machining area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learners has already learned to
  • Tools and equipment
  • Measuring equipment
  • Routine maintenance
  • Drawings 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for assembly 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Interpret task requirements and plan assembly sequence

    Select and arrange tools, components and material for assembly

    Identify and report worn out, faulty and damaged tool components 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Task requirements may include materials, components and tools to be used, quality standards to be achieved and a basic sketch of components to be assembled 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    Assemblies conform to specifications
    All defective components and assemblies are marked, removed and reported

    Indicators
  • Total range of checks on components, tools and assemblies are performed
  • Appropriate minor adjustments are made to assemblies where required
  • Assembly moved/stored according to job requirements
  • Tools and equipment used are cleaned and safely stored
  • Worksite procedures are adhered to
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The assembly process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of defective components and assemblies
  • Components
  • Applicable theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assemble components 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Move and secure components where required

    Check and perform basic adjustments on assembly 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Assembly at this level does not require intricate adjustments such as complex machine levelling, alignment or balancing and would generally consist of the use of jigs and fixtures to assemble a limited number of components or carry out a limited number of tasks 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    Assemblies conform to specifications
    All defective components and assemblies are marked, removed and reported

    Indicators
  • Total range of checks on components, tools and assemblies are performed
  • Appropriate minor adjustments are made to assemblies where required
  • Assembly moved/stored according to job requirements
  • Tools and equipment used are cleaned and safely stored
  • Worksite procedures are adhered to
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The assembly process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of defective components and assemblies
  • Components
  • Applicable theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on assembled components 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Check assembly conforms to specifications

    Mark, remove and report non-conforming assemblies and components to appropriate personnel 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    Assemblies conform to specifications
    All defective components and assemblies are marked, removed and reported

    Indicators
  • Total range of checks on components, tools and assemblies are performed
  • Appropriate minor adjustments are made to assemblies where required
  • Assembly moved/stored according to job requirements
  • Tools and equipment used are cleaned and safely stored
  • Worksite procedures are adhered to
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The assembly process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of defective components and assemblies
  • Components
  • Applicable theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete assembly activity 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Clean and store tools and equipment used

    Dispose of any scrap materials

    Move and or/store assembly 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    Assemblies conform to specifications
    All defective components and assemblies are marked, removed and reported

    Indicators
  • Total range of checks on components, tools and assemblies are performed
  • Appropriate minor adjustments are made to assemblies where required
  • Assembly moved/stored according to job requirements
  • Tools and equipment used are cleaned and safely stored
  • Worksite procedures are adhered to
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The assembly process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of defective components and assemblies
  • Components
  • Applicable theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Recognise and report problems, changes and/or malfunctions while working 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    Assemblies conform to specifications
    All defective components and assemblies are marked, removed and reported

    Indicators
  • Total range of checks on components, tools and assemblies are performed
  • Appropriate minor adjustments are made to assemblies where required
  • Assembly moved/stored according to job requirements
  • Tools and equipment used are cleaned and safely stored
  • Worksite procedures are adhered to
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The assembly process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of defective components and assemblies
  • Components
  • Applicable theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Record information on work done 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Document conformance of assembly to specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    Assemblies conform to specifications
    All defective components and assemblies are marked, removed and reported

    Indicators
  • Total range of checks on components, tools and assemblies are performed
  • Appropriate minor adjustments are made to assemblies where required
  • Assembly moved/stored according to job requirements
  • Tools and equipment used are cleaned and safely stored
  • Worksite procedures are adhered to
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The assembly process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of defective components and assemblies
  • Components
  • Applicable theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and the environment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results achieved
    Assemblies conform to specifications
    All defective components and assemblies are marked, removed and reported

    Indicators
  • Total range of checks on components, tools and assemblies are performed
  • Appropriate minor adjustments are made to assemblies where required
  • Assembly moved/stored according to job requirements
  • Tools and equipment used are cleaned and safely stored
  • Worksite procedures are adhered to
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner

    Understanding confirmed
    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • The assembly process - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Quality awareness: implications of defective components and assemblies
  • Components
  • Applicable theory
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Implications of not adhering to sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Components
  • Completed assembly
  • Tools and equipment used in assembly
  • Basic sketches
  • Basic quality terminology and concepts
  • Defects on components

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • End users of assembly

    Purpose of:
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting problems

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of non-conformance
  • Causes and responses to common problems
  • Basic assembly sequence and process
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. poor quality, using damaged or faulty tools equipment, using poor quality, damaged or faulty components in an assembly, delaying reports about problems in work area

    Procedures and techniques
  • Assembly techniques
  • Quality checks and procedures
  • Reporting procedures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Applicable basic mechanical theory covering the assembly of components
  • Applicable mathematical concepts

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of the component to the completed assembly 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Recognise and respond to defects while performing assembly activity 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities

    According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information

    Collect sensory and numeric information from the assembly process and the completed assembly
    Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Record outputs and incidents 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically

    Understand and explain mechanical theory relevant to the assembly process 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems

    The relationship of the components to the completed assembly 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253440, which is "Assemble mechanical components", Level 2, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22770   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-07-29  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48894   National Certificate: Milling and Blending of Spice Powder  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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    3. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 



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