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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform keying and repairs of lock systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123596  Perform keying and repairs of lock systems 
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 are able to identify and evaluate a variety of locks to determine servicing and re-building requirements. They will be able to make a master-key lock, alter combinations and make a key using specialist tools and instruments. Learners will also be able to re-assemble the lock and ensure its integrity as per manufacturer's specifications and develop master keying systems.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Identify locks by type.
  • Describe methods to dismantle and strip locks.
  • Service and re-build a lock.
  • Make a suite of master-key locks.
  • Alter lock combinations. 

  • 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 
    Lock types could include but are not limited to: cylinder, auto, safe, latch, tubular. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify locks by type. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lock types are listed by make and model. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of lock types are described in terms of their application and uses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe methods to dismantle and strip locks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons why locks would be dismantled and stripped are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Position of plug retaining pin is identified in order to record it. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Instruments to be used are selected according to job specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Instruments could include but are not limited to: picks, shims.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stripping instruments are selected in accordance with their uses. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Service and re-build a lock. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lock operation is described according to its uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lock is inspected to determine whether any components need replacing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hand tools are selected in accordance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A lock is repaired in a given scenario. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Repairing may include but is not limited to brazing, silver soldering, welding and replacement of components.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make a suite of master-key locks. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    A suite is 2 or more locks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A master key chart is designed in accordance with job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons why cross-keying should be avoided is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assemble lock according to master-key chart. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    At least 2 locks must be assembled.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A key is made for the changed lock combination. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Alter lock combinations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Reason for changing a lock combination is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Process for changing a lock combination is selected according to job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lock combination is changed according to job specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Lock is reassembled according to 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 
  • Welding and brazing skills.
  • Master-keying.
  • Locks and their mechanisms. 

  • 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 re-keying of locks and changing combinations. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities when re-assembling a lock. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, evaluate, organise and critically evaluate information when determining the best method to dismantle a lock. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with others when using machinery to avoid unsafe practices. 

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

    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 
    Elective  58785   National Certificate: Production Technology  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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