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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform basic welding/joining of metals 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119753  Perform basic welding/joining of metals 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Vehicle Maintenance 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9880  Perform basic welding/joining of metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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.
  • Qualifying learners can perform heat-related joining of metals, using oxy-fuel gas processes, brazing, soldering, high frequency brazing, butt welding and spot welding.
  • They are able to verify task requirements and select necessary welding processes, equipment and consumables, to comply with specifications and to apply safe work practices. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners are assumed to be competent in:
  • Mathematical literacy and communication at NQF level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. The learner is required to weld/join non ferrous metals in any position.
    The learner is required to work under general supervision.
  • Total range of pre-operational checks on materials and equipment are regularly and consistently performed.
  • Unsafe and worn parts or defective equipment and potential hazards are identified and reported.
  • Work area is secured according to worksite procedures.
  • Materials are joined/welded using correct process according to job specifications.
  • Process never stops through lack of materials where it is within my control.
  • Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel.
  • Correct personal protective equipment is selected and used in a safe manner.
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner.
  • Reporting is done on time and accurately.
  • Reasons for preparing materials and equipment for welding/joining process.
  • Consequences of not performing pre-operational checks.
  • Different types of welding and gas related hazards.
  • Implications of not using the correct welding/joining process.
  • Quality awareness: (impact on internal/external customers) not responding or responding slowly to problems at work station.
  • Implications of the misuse of welding/joining equipment.
  • Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Implications of not following safe working practices.
  • Importance of restoring the work area to a safe and serviceable conditions.
  • Scrap material is disposed of and surplus material stored.
  • Wastage is minimised. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are read to determine sequence of operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Required heat related welding/joining equipment and consumables are selected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pre-operational checks on equipment are carried out correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Unsafe or worn parts or defective equipment or potential hazards are reported in the required format. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials are prepared for welding/joining. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Special personal protective equipment is used during the operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Potential hazards include poor connections, damaged hoses, incorrect handling and storage of cylinders, faulty equipment, leaking gauges, flash-back arrestors and damaged electrical leads.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Weld/join metals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work area is prepared for welding/joining process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is secured. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate weld/join process is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The metal is welded/ joined correctly to give a good quality finish. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Welding/joining includes using oxy-fuel gas processes, brazing, soldering, high frequency brazing, butt welding, spot welding.
  • Fuel gas includes acetylene, propane and L.P. gas.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on completed weld/joint. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Weld/join is cleaned correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Visual checks for quality finishes are conducted at the end of the process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform finishing activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scrap material is disposed of according to organisational procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Surplus materials are stored according to organisational procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is cleaned and stored according to organisational procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Report out of compliance or unsafe conditions while working. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Problems with materials and equipment are reported. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials and work area are prepared. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sufficient safety materials are continuously available. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 


    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:
    > Materials to be welded/joined
    > Welding/joining consumables
    > Welding/joining equipment (components and parts of and terminology)
    > Personal protective equipment
    > Completed product
    > Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
    > Welding defects and their causes
    > Hazards associated with welding/joining
    > Metals and their characteristics
  • Sensory cues:
    > Cues for problems (what I see, hear, smell, feel)
  • Purpose of:
    > Preparing work area
    > Preparing surfaces for welding/joining
    > Pre-operational checks
    > Inspecting weld/join
    > Quality checks
  • Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
    > Implications of not using appropriate personal protective equipment
    > Implications of not following safe working practices
    > Importance of minimising scrap
    > Causes and responses to common problems
    > Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. using damaged or faulty equipment, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about problems in work area
  • Procedures and techniques:
    > Conducting pre-operational checks
    > Methods of heat related welding/joining
    > Cleaning and storing equipment
    > Communication procedures
    > Reporting procedures
  • Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
    > Quality standards and specifications
    > Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards
  • Theory: rules, principles, laws
    > Applicable basic principles related to welding/joining
  • Relationships, systems:
    > Importance of welding/joining to the production process to produce products 

  • 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 problems/defects. 

  • 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 information from the process.
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Report incidents and conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand applicable basic principles related to welding/joining. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Identify and respond to quality problems as part of the quality chain from manufacturing to customer. 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard ID 9880, "Perform basic welding/joining of metals", Level 2, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78944   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  59015   National Certificate: Gas Installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Core  67629   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  21011   National Certificate: Power and telecommunication cable manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  50542   National Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  64529   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59099   National Certificate: Agricultural Equipment Service and Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  64709   National Certificate: Automotive Body Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  71950   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65809   National Certificate: Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78523   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49689   National Certificate: Automotive Repair and Maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58860   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  21014   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  65510   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  58010   National Certificate: Piano Restoration  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-04-08  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58781   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59017   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  77003   National Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    2. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    4. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    5. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    6. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    7. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    8. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    9. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    10. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    11. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    12. Buscor 
    13. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    14. Central Competent Centre (Pty) Ltd (BLOEMFONTEIN) (TP) 
    15. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    16. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    17. College of Production Technology 
    18. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    19. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    20. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    21. DON-DER TRUCK REPAIRS TRUST 
    22. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    23. Eastcape Training Centre 
    24. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
    25. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    26. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    27. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    28. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    29. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    30. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    31. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    32. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    33. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    34. Industry Training & Consulting cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    35. Institute for Telling Development T/A ITD Training (MENLYN PARK) (TP) 
    36. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    37. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    38. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    39. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    40. KwaZulu Automotive Training Services cc (KZN) (DURBAN) (TP) 
    41. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    42. MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    43. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    44. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    45. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    46. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    47. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    48. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    49. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    50. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    51. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    52. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    53. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    54. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    55. OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD 
    56. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    57. Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    58. Organisational Development International (TP) 
    59. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    60. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    61. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    62. Production Management Institute 
    63. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    64. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    65. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    66. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    67. PUTCO Limited 
    68. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    69. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    70. Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP) 
    71. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    72. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    73. Sabela Learning Academy 
    74. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    75. Scaw Metals Group T/A Scaw Chain (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    76. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    77. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    78. SG Coal (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    79. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    80. Shukela Training Centre 
    81. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    82. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    83. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    84. The Automobile Association of South Africa NPC T/A The AA Technical College(MIDRAND) (TP) 
    85. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
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    87. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    88. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    89. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (SANDTON) (TP) 
    90. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    91. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    92. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    93. Umfolozi FET College 
    94. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    95. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    96. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    97. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    98. Wavelength T.T.I 
    99. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    100. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    101. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    102. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 
    103. Ziphi Nkomo Training Services 



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