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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Originate keys 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123587  Originate keys 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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 3  NQF Level 03  11 
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 identify a key blank for a locking mechanism, prepare the locking mechanism for key origination and cut the key to fit the locking mechanism. They will also be able to re-assemble the lock to it full functionality and integrity.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Identify the locking mechanism and key blank.
  • Strip locking mechanism for key origination.
  • Cut an original key.
  • Re-assemble the lock. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Maintain a safe and tidy working environment (ID 123589).
  • Maintain key cutting machines (ID 123593).
  • Duplicate and cut keys (ID 123591). 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The term "originate" refers to but is not limited to creating a key without an original using manual and or mechanical mechanisms. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the locking mechanism and key blank. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Type of lock is identified in terms of its operating principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Identified key blank is matched to the lock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Identified key blank is prepared to match the lock. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preparation includes but is not limited to modifications of the key blank.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Strip locking mechanism for key origination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Locking mechanisms are identified according to their mechanics and operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools needed for stripping the locking mechanisms are selected for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The locking mechanism is stripped according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Key blanks are matched against the locking mechanism in order to facilitate key origination. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Cut an original key. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Locksmithing tools are selected in accordance with the job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key cutting tools could include but are not limited to files, screw drivers, hand picks, pick gun, punches, chisels, hammers, drills and bits, scribe, gauges, venire/callipers, squares, hacksaws, pliers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process to cut an original key is described in accordance with job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Progressive verification of the origination process is demonstrated in accordance with organisational standards and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An original key is cut in accordance with job specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Re-assemble the lock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Component parts are verified in line with job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Component parts include but are not limited to bolts, levers, wafer, spring, pins.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functionality is restored in accordance with job 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.
  • 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 or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Current regulations, procedures and practices with relevance to the originating of keys.
  • Locksmithing hand tools.
  • Operation of key cutting machines.
  • Safe use and handling of key cutting machines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to the selection of correct tools and preparation of the work area for the purpose of correctly originating keys. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when preparing for and cutting a key. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities so that all requirements are met in originating relevant keys. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information related to the identification of correct locking mechanisms and key blanks so that these are accurately interpreted into application. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when dealing with customers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the incorrect key blank will result in unnecessary expenditure and possible damage to the locking mechanism. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    In order to contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, it must be the intention underlying any programme of learning to make an individual aware of the importance of reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

    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  50541   National Certificate: Locksmithing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
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