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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select and load material for input 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119047  Select and load material for input 
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
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 
Learners who are involved in selecting and loading input material within a continuous steel tubemaking production process require the skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard.

Qualifying learners can prepare for and load required input material for steel tube and pipe making processes as well as reflect on the loading process. They will understand the importance of selecting correct input material and how this is achieved. This will include identifying and selecting required input materials, identifying non-conformances and taking corrective action.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing (Seamless Hot-Finished, Welded or Cold-Formed) (NQF level 2) and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learners are competent in
  • Communication and Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent
  • The unit standard "Receive and store raw materials" 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes
  • The learner should be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Work is generally, but not exclusively, carried out in a team environment
  • Input material is loaded
  • Tools, consumables and the work area is inspected and prepared
  • Correct input material is selected and timeously prepared to works order requirements
  • Relevant procedures are followed and understood
  • Affected parties are aware of production requirements
  • Efficient scrap and waste material segregation is maintained
  • Scrap material is regularly disposed of and recyclable material continuously segregated
  • Documents are accurate, timeously completed and processed
  • Responding to questions and entering into discussions with respect to
  • Consequences of inadequate planning, poor practices in material selection and loading
  • Importance of timeously identifying and rectifying defects/non-conformances
  • Effects of defects on the product and the production process 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan and prepare for activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plan the process against schedule requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Interpret job instructions and determine the sequence of activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Communicate requirements with appropriate personnel. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Planning and preparing includes acquiring all required documentation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise, inspect and prepare mechanical aids, handling equipment, tools, consumables and the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Organise mechanical aids, handling equipment and tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is organised to facilitate activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Mechanical aids and tools include basic hand tools, basic measuring tools, two-way radios, cleaning equipment, lifting equipment and saw blades.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and report defects and hazardous conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Defects, hazardous conditions are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defects, hazardous conditions are reported to management. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Check, transfer, load and lay out material for input. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Acquire, complete and process all required documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Interact with team members. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Check includes to locate, identify and inspect input materials
  • Lay out includes to arrange, handle, count, weigh and measure.
  • Documentation includes worksite procedures, production reports, material schedules and non-conformance records.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Dispose of scrap material and segregate recyclable material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scrap material is disposed of. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Recyclable material is segregated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Identify defects, non-conformances and hazardous conditions and take corrective action. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Defects, non-conformances and hazardous conditions are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Corrective action and preventative methods for the non-conformances are applied and taken. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Apply safety, health, environmental and quality procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate safety equipment and clothing are used at all times. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Names & functions of:
    > Tools and consumables
    > Mechanical aids, handling and measuring equipment
    > Controls, instruments and equipment
    > Hydraulic, pneumatic, heating, cooling, electrical, oxygen and gas systems
    > Product
  • Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
    > Typical product non-conformances
    > Materials to be selected and loaded
    > Company input material range and application
    > Associated equipment, machines and tooling
    > Machinery specifications and capacity
    > Preventive maintenance
    > Common causes of equipment failure
    > Common areas of wear and tear on equipment
  • Purpose of:
    > Pre-operational checks
    > Quality procedures
    > Health and safety procedures
  • Sensory cues
    > Sensory cues (what I see, hear, smell, feel) utilised for identifying different defects (visual, noise, smell, vibration) related to the selecting and loading of input material
  • Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
    > Things going wrong, e.g. accidents, power and service failure, wrong or poorly prepared materials, poor planning procedures, change of plan or schedules
    >Impact of early diagnosis of equipment malfunctioning
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Mechanical aids, handling equipment and tools pre-operating checks
    > Document processes
    > Material recycling and segregation
    > Worksite/standard operating procedures w.r.t. quality, safety and emergencies
    > Problem solving
    > Input material measurement
    > Communication
    > Team work
    > Recording and reporting
    > Procedures for reporting major problems with machinery and equipment
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
    > Applicable health, safety and environmental legislation
    > Applicable company policies and procedures
    > Applicable material quality specifications and requirements

  • Theory: rules, principles, laws:
    > Process principles, e.g. selecting and loading
    > Units of measure
    > Basic problem solving fundamentals
    > Material recycling and segregation
    > Applicable quality control fundamentals
    > Applicable communication and teamwork fundamentals
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Relationship between materials, process and environment 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify material defects and take appropriate corrective action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Interact with workgroup members to effect efficient and timeous input material preparation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Manage resources and my own time. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Compare identified input materials with work order requirements.
    Record, categorise and explain problems, faults and down times related to process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate with team members to ensure continuous production. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Safe use of material loading equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the impact of own actions on total production process.
    Justify my defect analysis actions as appropriate. 

    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
    Elective  49402   National Certificate in Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing (Seamless Hot-Finished OR Welded OR Cold-Formed)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 



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