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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Duplicate and cut keys 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123591  Duplicate and cut 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 the key blank to use before cutting a key. They are also able to duplicate standard and high security keys using key duplicating machines. The learners must be able to identify high security, master and safe keys in order to determine whether they may be able to be duplicated or not.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Identify key blanks needed for duplication.
  • Operate key duplicating machines.
  • Explain security aspects associated with duplicating and cutting keys. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify key blanks needed for duplication. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Key blank could include but are not limited to: latch, tubular, mortice, pin, pipe, cylinder, lever, flat and safe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key blanks are identified according to type of keys. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key types are identified in order to select the matching key. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The profile is matched with the original key. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate key duplicating machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key duplicating machine is identified in order to determine which key it is able to be cut. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A key is cut using a key duplicating machine. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    A key duplicating machine is used in accordance with operating instructions. A minimum of two keys must be cut: cylinder, mortice, flat key, tubular, safe keys.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Original key is inspected in order to determine integrity of the key. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Key is de-burred in order to avoid mechanical and physical problems. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    De-burred refers to the cleaning of the key.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Key copy values are measured against the original within acceptable tolerances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Key copy values refer to depth and spacing measurements of the key.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Blank is matched with original profile. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain security aspects associated with duplicating and cutting keys. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Level of security of the key is identified in order to determine whether a key may or may not be cut. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons why authority must be obtained before cutting security keys are explained with examples. 


    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 
  • Hand tools to duplicate and cut keys.
  • Operation of relevant key cutting machines.
  • Access control legislation regarding the duplication of high risk keys. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the selection and matching of the correct profiles of locks and keys. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others to assist in the operating of a key duplicating machine. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with customers to ascertain their key requirements and with authorised individuals to get authorisation for high security key duplication. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct use of equipment leads to safe working conditions and satisfied customers. 

    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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.