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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform basic arc welding of metals as applicable to air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116245  Perform basic arc welding of metals as applicable to air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
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 
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 
Perform basic arc welding of metals. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already able to communicate effectively with others. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Arc welding of small work pieces as used to air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation.
For example: Brackets, hangers, etc. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare to arc weld metals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Job instructions are obtained and interpreted. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Identify arc-welding equipment and check it for safety and suitability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Welding consumables are inspected for correct size and suitability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Metals to be welded are inspected for suitability. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Things that make metals and/or consumables unsuitable are listed and discussed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Safety equipment and procedures required are listed and discussed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Arc-weld metals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Metals to be welded are prepared for welding process. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Work area is inspected for fire hazard, secured and made safe. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Appropriate welding process is applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Weld is cleaned using correct procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Consequences of using wrong power setting or wrong consumables are listed and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
Correct and all safety equipment is used. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Apply quality checks on completed weld and correct if necessary. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Visual check is conducted to ensure quality weld. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Weld is checked for strength. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Work-piece is checked for compliance with job sheet. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Improper welded sections are made good. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Perform finishing activities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Unsafe or out of compliance conditions are reported. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Scrap metals are disposed of in accordance with work site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Any surplus materials are stored in accordance with work site procedures. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
All equipment is cleaned and stored in accordance with work site procedures. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment.
The assessor must have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning or refrigeration. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Selecting and checking welding equipment and consumables
  • Operating welding equipment.
  • Applying safety equipment and procedures.
  • Ensuring suitability and strength of weld. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
    Identify welding equipment and consumables. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage myself and my activities responsibly and effectively
  • Selecting required equipment, materials and consumables and retrieve from stores.
  • Interpreting the job instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
    Communicating with Level 3 Trade hand (Mechanic) 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
    By understanding the processes involved 

    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:

    This unit standard must make a person competent in welding of small work pieces as applicable to air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48959   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  65449   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    3. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN (Pinelands Campus)(DTTC) 
    4. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    5. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    6. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    7. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    8. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    9. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    10. Shukela Training Centre 
    11. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    12. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    13. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    14. Wavelength T.T.I 
    15. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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