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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use CNC machinery in the furniture production process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117166  Use CNC machinery in the furniture production process 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
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  10 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to set up and use CNC machinery in the furniture production process.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing machinery and materials.
  • Setting up machinery
  • Using machinery appropriately in the furniture production process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in numeracy and literacy equivalent to NQF level 3.
  • They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to, the National Certificate in Furniture Wood Machining, Cabinet Making, Furniture Upholstery (Wood) or Furniture Finishing (Wood) at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements include, but are not limited to:
  • Specifications: drawings; cutting lists; programme sheets; relevant codes of practice; oral or written instructions, positioning; size; shape; surface finish
  • Resources: human; C.N.C machinery; tooling; data input; materials- timber; timber based; environmental control equipment; work piece holding support; safety appliances
  • Dimensional control aids: jigs; templates
  • Machinery: with data input facility
  • Defects and discrepancies: reported; rectified
  • Work practices relate to: operation of machinery; operator maintenance
  • Materials: timber; timber based 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare machinery and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specifications are checked and confirmed to be clear, accurate and complete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Any queries regarding the specification is clarified with the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Resources are identified and accessed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The compatibility of materials with the C.N.C machine and tooling to be used is accurately confirmed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Correct remedial action is taken in the event of defects and discrepancies in materials and machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The operation is performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Documentation is accurate and complete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Own work practices minimise the risk of injury and damage to machinery and the Health and Safety of self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dimensional control aids are correct and appropriate for the job to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tooling is accurately and correctly positioned and secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, component references and programmes are selected and entered correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Programme proving and modification is undertaken correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The C.N.C machine is confirmed to be ready for safe and effective production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Correct remedial action is taken in the event of defects and discrepancies in programmes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The operation is performed safely and within the time allocated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Documentation is accurate and complete. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Own work practices minimise the risk of injury and damage to machinery and the Health and Safety of self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All Health and Safety requirements are adhered to prior to activating the machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials are checked and confirmed to conform with specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-conformity of materials to specification are reported to the relevant person and replaced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Where necessary assistance are in place prior to and during operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    C.N.C machinery is activated and de-activated safely and correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Materials are confirmed to be compatible with machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Compliance with guards and other Health and Safety requirements are continually established during the operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Finished components and products conform to specification requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Necessary documentation is completed accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Own work practices minimise risk of injury and damage to machinery and Health and Safety of self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Operations are performed safely and within the time allocated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA.

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A sound understanding of machine operating and maintenance procedures.
  • A sound understanding of materials, tools, equipment and lubricants.
  • A sound understanding of health and safety requirements and the use of protective clothing and equipment.
  • A broad understanding of where information is obtained from, how to interpret the information/specifications.
  • A sound understanding of how to prepare, select and load operating programmes.
  • A basic understanding of positioning and securing tools.
  • A sound understanding of the need for machine 'warm up' period.
  • A basic understanding of how to access variations in operating conditions and the remedial action to take. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when preparing machinery for work procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, to effectively complete tasks or requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise, analyse and evaluate information when setting up machinery to ensure the most effective use of resources, human and material. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, language skills when dealing with colleagues, subordinates and senior managers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when carrying out CNC work functions. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49092   Further Education and Training Certificate: Furniture Making  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  78864   Further Education and Training Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Assured Vocational Skills Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Babina Tlou Trading and Projects cc 
    3. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    4. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    5. Eastcoast Boards cc 
    6. Elimofo Trading& Projects 
    7. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    8. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    9. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    10. Injobe Training and Development 
    11. LEEUWKOP CORRECTIONAL SERVICES 
    12. Longata Consultant 
    13. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    14. The Furniture Technology Centre (Johannesburg) 
    15. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    16. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.