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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain the construction of firearm stocks 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119779  Explain the construction of firearm stocks 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Combat Weapons Maintenance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 credited with this Unit Standard are able to explain the construction of firearm stocks within the firearms maintenance industry. A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Explain the layouts, components of and types of firearm stocks.
  • Explain the types of materials used to manufacture firearm stocks.
  • Explain the types of treatments and finishing methods on firearm stocks.
  • Explain types of recoil compensating methods.
  • Explain the types, method and purpose of stock bedding. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner embarking on study towards this unit standard will have the following:
  • Communication at NQF level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the layouts, components of and types of firearm stocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Firearm stock layouts are explained according manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Firearm stock components are explained according manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Firearm stock types are explained according manufacturers' specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the types of materials used to manufacture firearm stocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different materials used for firearm stocks are explained according to manufacturers' specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials refer to different wood types, different synthetic materials and different steel and metal alloys.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different firearm stocks consisting of composite materials are explained according manufacturers' specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the types of treatments and finishing methods used on firearm stocks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different wood treatments and finishing methods used on firearm stocks are explained according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different synthetic material treatments and finishing methods used for firearm stocks are explained according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different steel and metal alloy treatments and finishing methods used for firearm stocks are explained according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different firearm stocks consisting of composite materials, treatments and finishing methods are explained according to manufacturers' specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the types of recoil compensating methods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different recoil pad types are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different stock recoil mechanisms are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different recoil compensating methods are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Recoil forces and angles are determined and explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the types, methods and purposes of stock bedding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different stock bedding types are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purposes of stock bedding are explained as stated in manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Different stock bedding methods are explained according to manufacturer's specifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and logical thinking when identifying and understanding firearm stocks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community with respect to firearm maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively with respect to firearm maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information with regards to any situation pertaining to firearm maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion pertaining to maintenance to firearms. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens with regard to firearms maintenance. 

    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 
    Access to this unit standard:

    For safety requirements, learners embarking on study towards this unit standard must have completed the unit standards Demonstrate an understanding of the operating principles in the maintenance of firearms and Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legislation related to handling and storage of ammunition of firearms during maintenance. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49739   Further Education and Training Certificate: Firearms Maintenance  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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