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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12243  Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) 
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 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-08-13  2005-11-30  SAQA 0249/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-11-30   2009-11-30  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119749  Cut material with oxy-fuel gas cutting process (Manual cutting)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for a learner within the fabrication and welding fields.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Describing the oxy-fuel cutting process
  • Preparing for the oxy fuel cutting operation.
  • Cutting material
  • Caring and storing cutting equipment, tools, and materials

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the fabrication and welding environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Abet level 4/NQF 1 Unit standards:
    SAQA Lo/06
    SAQA Com/001
    SAQA Com/003
    SAQA Com/004
    SAQA Unit Math 001
    SAQA Unit math 002
    SAQA Unit Math 007
    SAQA Unit Math 013.
  • Safety Health and Environmental and OHS Act relevant to work site procedures.
  • Use of hand tools.
  • Company worksite practices 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    General guide for scope, context and level

    Scope:
  • Materials to be cut are low carbon steel, from 10mm thick upwards on plate only
  • Visual identification of cutting defects includes but is not limited to incorrect cutting torch manipulation, angle, burned edges, flame and pressure setting.
  • Cleaning of cuts includes removal of scale, spatter, soot and removal of sharp edges.
  • Cleaning tools include but are not limited to wire brushes, chipping hammer, and chisels.
  • Statutory requirements include OHS Act and local authority requirements.
  • Work site practices include but are not limited to written and/or verbal procedures.

    Context:
  • Formal, informal learning and RPL can obtain this unit standard
  • This unit standard can be obtained through RPL. The learner should be (see qualification RPL)
  • Under supervision

    Level:

    Level (for level 2)
    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
    (a) Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar
    (b) Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses
    (c) Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available
    (d) An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas
    (e) Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the oxy-fuel cutting process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of correct setting of cutting pressures, and the consequences of incorrect settings, is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The thickness of materials, size and type of cutting nozzles in relation to fuel gas used, and the impact of cutting torch manipulation during the cutting process.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Basic and major components of the oxyfuel cutting process and equipment is identify, and the explanation of function and purpose is correct in terms of cutting standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Consequences of incorrect start up and shut down procedures is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cutting characteristics of low carbon steel are identified and the implications for un-safe conditions are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Terms and definitions used are consistent with generally accepted cutting terminology as recorded in cutting standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cutting characteristics of low carbon steel are identified and explained in relation to the cutting process
    Terms and definitions used are consistent with general accepted cutting terminology as records in resource materials.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for the oxy fuel cutting operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The scope and precise nature of preparing for oxyfuel cutting is in accordance with manufacturer's documentation and work instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fuel gas used can be acetylene or LPG (liquid petroleum gas)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Resources are correct for the task, available on site by the agreed time, and checked for serviceability or status in accordance with worksite practices and cutting standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Cutting equipment, lifting equipment, material supports, applicable documentation, personal protective equipment, measuring tools (rulers, tape measure)
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Pre-operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacturer's operations manual and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Cutting of materials match work instruction sheet. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prepared cutting equipment match material thickness and cutting specifications
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Cut material. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Cutting of material is carried out in accordance with work instruction sheet and drawing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Safety precautions is applied and adhered to in accordance with OHS Act (applicable to the cutting process). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Apply quality check on cut materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. End product is inspected to conform to specifications as reflected on drawing or job requirement. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Defects include excessive slags, rough cutting surface, jagged edges, rounded top corner
    Hazards include flashbacks
  • Identify and correct cutting defects
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Care and storage of cutting equipment, tools, and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain the care and storage procedures for tools, equipment in accordance with work site practices and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Oxy-fuel cutting equipment dismantled and stored in accordance with manufacturer's specification and requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard, must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Gas cutting equipment
  • Different types of gases
  • Nozzles
  • Personal protective equipment

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Characteristics of metals
  • Types of gas mixtures and gas pressures
  • Common defects
  • Hazards
  • Properties of gases (oxygen, acetylene, propane, LPG)

    Sensory cues:
  • Smell indicating flammable gas leaks

    Purpose of:
  • Oxy fuel gas cutting
  • Safety checks
  • Quality checks

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of using incorrect gas
  • Implications of using incorrect nozzles
  • Implications of using incorrect gas pressure settings
  • Implications of ignoring cutting defects
  • Implications of not following correct light up and shutdown procedures
  • Implications of not checking for gas leaks
  • Implications of not preparing workpiece before cutting
  • Implications of not caring for equipment

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Set up procedures for gas cutting equipment
  • Oxy-fuel gas cutting procedures
  • Preparation for cutting metals
  • Safety procedures
  • Safety procedures for cutting coated material
  • Quality procedures
  • Recording and reporting procedures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable basic cutting theory covering properties of materials
  • Safety principles governing use of gas cutting equipment

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of the gas to the metals
  • Relationship of pressure to nozzle size
  • Relationship between cutting torch manipulation and quality of cut
  • Relationship between the thickness of the material and the size of the nozzle
  • Relationship between the thickness of the material and the cutting process (mechanical or thermal) 

  • 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 problems while gas cutting metals and respond appropriately
  • Recognise and correct defects 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Participate in efforts of workgroup 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job instructions and set up equipment appropriately 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information off job instructions and make decisions based on that information
  • Identify cutting defects 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Provide feedback on outcome of work to appropriate personnel 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of gas mixture, flame settings and gas pressures and their effects on material 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Relationship between the process of cutting using oxy-fuel gas, the materials and the finished workpiece 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.

    All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard ID 119749, which is "Cut material with oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)", Level 2, 6 credits.

    This unit standard may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22869   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  MERSETA 
    Core  24214   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  MERSETA 
    Elective  24455   National Certificate: Servicing Vehicles  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-11-30  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    2. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    3. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    5. Thabiso Skills Development 
    6. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    7. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 



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