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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Contribute to the furniture production process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117180  Contribute to 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  16 
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 contribute to, monitor and maintain production. They are able to identify and diagnose problems and select and implement appropriate solutions..

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Contributing to production scheduling.
  • Monitoring and maintaining production.
  • Identifying and diagnosing problems.
  • Selecting and implementing solutions to problems. 

  • 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 criteria include, but are not limited to:
  • Organisational requirements: instructions; policies; procedures
  • Work schedules: urgent orders; orders with external and internal requirements; orders with multiple delivery dates; adjustments to orders
  • Production methods and resources: equipment; machinery; materials; manpower; time scales
  • Production problems : limitations of production processes; conflict of demands; material delays; technical faults; machine breakdowns; manpower availability; bottlenecks
  • Production specification : cost; quality; delivery dates; finished product
  • Monitoring : own workstation; own department; other relevant departments
  • Problems : which affect - materials; equipment; machinery; processes; personnel
  • Rules and instructions : Health and Safety; machine safety; hazardous substance; use of materials; use of tools and equipment; machine operation
  • Remedial action : reporting; rectifying; advising; reprimanding
  • Solutions relate to problems with : materials; machinery; tooling; processes; personnel; quality
  • Operational requirements relate to : equipment; product specification; health and hygiene standards; safety standards; quality standards 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Contribute to production scheduling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Working instructions are obtained, discussed and clarified with relevant personnel 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Required scheduling of work is established according to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Production methods and resources required are identified and optimum production requirements determined 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Production problems are identified and rectified where possible in accordance to organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Communication with other departments is maintained in order to carry out work instructions effectively and efficiently 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work schedules and production specifications are agreed upon and drawn up to provide optimum production within given constraints 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant information is completed accurately and clearly onto the specified documentation 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Monitor and maintain production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work flow is regularly checked to ensure production schedules are met and difficulties in achieving the specification are identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work flow schedules are adjusted to control and maintain production 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Any changes to work instructions and scheduling are recorded accurately and forwarded to the relevant person 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems in achieving schedule and production specifications are promptly reported to the relevant personnel for action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Where problems cannot be resolved relevant information is promptly provided to an approved person for further action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Improvements in the process are discussed and suitable outcomes agreed within organisational financial constraints and procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Communication with relevant personnel is maintained to quality and quantity output 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    All personnel are treated in a manner which promotes goodwill and co-operation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Working practices are safe and conform to current health and safety requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and diagnose problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements of relevant organisational rules and instructions are adhered to by self and others for whom the candidate is responsible 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Unacceptable work practices by others are corrected by prompt and appropriate remedial action 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Effective communication is established with relevant people 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Relevant information is obtained and analysed promptly to determine the nature and implications of the problem 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The most likely causes of the problems based on the available information are established 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The impact of the problem on operations are evaluated and investigated in a cost effective manner 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Necessary documentation is complete and accurate and processed in accordance with organisational requirements 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Select and implement solutions to problems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Possible solutions to problems are evaluated for suitability and chosen solutions are justifiable in terms of results of investigations and other relevant information 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implementation of chosen solution restores operating conditions safely and effectively 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implementation of chosen solution minimises loss and damage and does not compromise product specification 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any suggestions for avoiding the re-occurrence of the problems are communicated promptly to the relevant person 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Effective communication is established and maintained with all relevant people 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Necessary documentation is completed in accordance to organisational requirements 


    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 organisation and scheduling of work flow and manufacturing methods
  • An ability to identify and rectify production problems
  • A sound understanding of why production problems may occur
  • A sound understanding of documentation requirements
  • An ability to work out production specification requirements
  • An ability to communicate when adjusting and discussing schedules
  • A sound understanding of the providing of production specifications
  • A sound understanding of capabilities of equipment; machinery and operatives
  • A sound understanding of roles and responsibilities of relevant personnel as well as limits of own responsibility and competence
  • A sound understanding of the implications of the OSH act
  • A broad understanding of documentation requirements
  • A sound understanding of all relevant tools, machinery and equipment and parts and their functions
  • A sound understanding of the safe working limits of machinery
  • An ability to identify machinery, equipment and component defects and faults
  • A broad understanding of maintenance requirements of machinery, equipment and tools 

  • 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 identifying and solving production problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team or group, to effectively build and motivate a team to 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 maintaining production 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 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 


    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. HLUVUKA TRAINING AND CONSULTING 
    8. Hoseah Training and Manufacturing NPC 
    9. Injobe Training and Development 
    10. LEEUWKOP CORRECTIONAL SERVICES 
    11. Longata Consultant 
    12. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    13. The Furniture Technology Centre (Johannesburg) 
    14. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    15. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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