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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain key cutting machines 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123593  Maintain key cutting machines 
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 
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 will be able to contribute to the maintenance of equipment, specifically key cutting machinery. They are able to prepare the work area, conduct the maintenance in a safe environment and check the machine before using it again. This unit standard will enable learners to perform workshop practices, which will enable them to perform maintenance of key machines.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Describe the processes and procedures for equipment maintenance.
  • Maintain equipment.
  • Describe elements which should be taken into account when preparing a work area. 

  • 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 
    Maintenance of equipment refers to elementary maintenance in this unit standard. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the processes and procedures for equipment maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of safety principles during maintenance is described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety principles also include isolation procedures and cleaning.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for conducting maintenance on key machines are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is inspected in order to determine whether maintenance must be conducted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Type of maintenance to be conducted is identified in order to know who should perform the maintenance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety principles which pertain to maintenance of equipment are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance of equipment is demonstrated in a given scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance must include calibration, setting and cleaning.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Abnormal occurrences on equipment are identified in order to be reported. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Abnormal occurrences may include but are not limited to outstanding faults, electrical, line obstruction, leaks, mechanical, incompleteness and incorrect line up.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe elements which should be taken into account when preparing a work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implications of commencing work in an area that is not prepared are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of communicating safety precautions to role players are describe with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Role Players include but are not limited to clients, colleagues.
  • Safety Precautions include but are not limited to Cordoning off, notices.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of hazardous materials are described in order to determine which should be removed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is checked to confirm integrity. 


    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 
  • Terminology and use of instrumentation.
  • Instrument processes and procedures used.
  • Fault finding and problem solving methods and techniques.
  • Policies and operating procedures.
  • Terminology associated with appropriate equipment.
  • Operating principles of appropriate equipment.
  • Working principles of appropriate equipment.
  • First line maintenance procedures and problem solving.
  • Fault diagnostics and team work (who is responsible for what). 

  • 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 maintenance of key machines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others during the maintenance of equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively, in order to contribute to equipment maintenance. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion, with regards to reporting and recording of information and contributing to maintenance of equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, in the process of maintaining key machines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating and understanding the world as a set of related systems whereby the ineffectiveness of a machine would negatively affect the result of the product, the output of the machine, thus incurring higher costs. 

    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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