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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Care for, select and use hand and measuring tools 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13159  Care for, select and use hand and measuring tools 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of manufacturing, engineering and technology. This skill forms the basis of using hand, measuring and power tools related to specific occupations at NQF levels 2, 3 and 4.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes which provide qualifying learners with access to a range of further learning in this field at NQF level 2 and above, in the form of workplace based learning programmes for occupationally focused qualifications.

Qualifying learners can maintain, care for, select and use a range of commonly used tools and instruments for measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning, fastening and finishing, as required in the manufacturing, assembly and engineering industries. Qualifying learners also have an understanding of the science and technology which underpins these activities. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as a basic introduction to the skills, values and knowledge it embodies, and does not assume prior learning or experience of caring for and using hand and measuring tools. The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner is already competent in communications and numeracy at ABET Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes. All tasks are performed under supervision. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Select the appropriate hand or measuring tool/tools for a variety of tasks 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Measuring tools include ruler and tape, callipers.

Cutting and shaping tools include knives, scissors, tin snips, hacksaws, chisels, files, scrapers, drills, punches, hammers.

Fastening tools include spanners, socket spanners, pliers, screwdrivers, Allan keys.

Holding or positioning tools include clamps, vices.

Finishing tools include sand paper, files. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A task (or tasks) involving a variety of measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning and fastening activities is (are) completed in accordance with requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Appropriate safety procedures are complied with
2. Appropriate hand tools selected and correctly prepared for use (if necessary) to meet task requirements
3. Material correctly measured, cut, shaped, positioned, fastened and/or finished
4. Hand and measuring tools correctly handled, used, cared for and stored
5. Unsafe and/or damaged tools identified and reported
6. Good housekeeping observed

Understanding confirmed

Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for choice of particular hand or measuring tool
2. Implications of using the wrong tool for the purpose
3. Implications of not preparing tools correctly for use
4. Implications of incorrect handling, use and storage of tools
5. Safety procedures (both reasons for and content of) 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Inspect and prepare hand tool/tools for use (if required) 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Preparation of tools includes installation of blades and bits (where required). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A task (or tasks) involving a variety of measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning and fastening activities is (are) completed in accordance with requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Appropriate safety procedures are complied with
2. Appropriate hand tools selected and correctly prepared for use (if necessary) to meet task requirements
3. Material correctly measured, cut, shaped, positioned, fastened and/or finished
4. Hand and measuring tools correctly handled, used, cared for and stored
5. Unsafe and/or damaged tools identified and reported
6. Good housekeeping observed

Understanding confirmed

Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for choice of particular hand or measuring tool
2. Implications of using the wrong tool for the purpose
3. Implications of not preparing tools correctly for use
4. Implications of incorrect handling, use and storage of tools
5. Safety procedures (both reasons for and content of) 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Use hand or measuring tools to perform a variety of tasks 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Use includes appropriate handling, i.e. correct holding of tools while working and correct placement of tools on work surface. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A task (or tasks) involving a variety of measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning and fastening activities is (are) completed in accordance with requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Appropriate safety procedures are complied with
2. Appropriate hand tools selected and correctly prepared for use (if necessary) to meet task requirements
3. Material correctly measured, cut, shaped, positioned, fastened and/or finished
4. Hand and measuring tools correctly handled, used, cared for and stored
5. Unsafe and/or damaged tools identified and reported
6. Good housekeeping observed

Understanding confirmed
Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for choice of particular hand or measuring tool
2. Implications of using the wrong tool for the purpose
3. Implications of not preparing tools correctly for use
4. Implications of incorrect handling, use and storage of tools
5. Safety procedures (both reasons for and content of) 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Maintain, care for and store tools 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Maintain means simple operations such as cleaning, lubricating, replacing blades and bits, simple adjustment operations and preventing rust. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A task (or tasks) involving a variety of measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning and fastening activities is (are) completed in accordance with requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Appropriate safety procedures are complied with
2. Appropriate hand tools selected and correctly prepared for use (if necessary) to meet task requirements
3. Material correctly measured, cut, shaped, positioned, fastened and/or finished
4. Hand and measuring tools correctly handled, used, cared for and stored
5. Unsafe and/or damaged tools identified and reported
6. Good housekeeping observed

Understanding confirmed
Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for choice of particular hand or measuring tool
2. Implications of using the wrong tool for the purpose
3. Implications of not preparing tools correctly for use
4. Implications of incorrect handling, use and storage of tools
5. Safety procedures (both reasons for and content of) 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Report damaged or worn tools 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A task (or tasks) involving a variety of measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning and fastening activities is (are) completed in accordance with requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Appropriate safety procedures are complied with
2. Appropriate hand tools selected and correctly prepared for use (if necessary) to meet task requirements
3. Material correctly measured, cut, shaped, positioned, fastened and/or finished
4. Hand and measuring tools correctly handled, used, cared for and stored
5. Unsafe and/or damaged tools identified and reported
6. Good housekeeping observed

Understanding confirmed
Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for choice of particular hand or measuring tool
2. Implications of using the wrong tool for the purpose
3. Implications of not preparing tools correctly for use
4. Implications of incorrect handling, use and storage of tools
5. Safety procedures (both reasons for and content of) 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Work safely with due care for self, others, equipment, materials and the environment 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A task (or tasks) involving a variety of measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning and fastening activities is (are) completed in accordance with requirements. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators

1. Appropriate safety procedures are complied with
2. Appropriate hand tools selected and correctly prepared for use (if necessary) to meet task requirements
3. Material correctly measured, cut, shaped, positioned, fastened and/or finished
4. Hand and measuring tools correctly handled, used, cared for and stored
5. Unsafe and/or damaged tools identified and reported
6. Good housekeeping observed

Understanding confirmed
Explain and discuss:
1. Reasons for choice of particular hand or measuring tool
2. Implications of using the wrong tool for the purpose
3. Implications of not preparing tools correctly for use
4. Implications of incorrect handling, use and storage of tools
5. Safety procedures (both reasons for and content of) 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) who has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

The learner can be assessed in the language of his/her choice although if s/he has to report incidents or conditions to some one else, s/he will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in the working environment.

The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
1. Names & functions of:
  • Tools
  • Attachments (where applicable)
  • Measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning, fastening, finishing procedures
  • Storage areas / facilities
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment

    2. Purpose of:
  • Hand and measuring tools
  • Measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning, fastening, finishing procedures
  • Health and safety procedures

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Tools
  • Commonly used materials

    4. Sensory cues:
  • Sound and feel associated with blunt blades, incorrect settings, etc

    5. Processes and events:
  • Servicing of tools

    6. Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Selecting the wrong tool for the purpose or the material
  • Incorrect preparation, handling and storage of tools

    7. Categories
  • Of tools (measuring, cutting, shaping, positioning, fastening, finishing)

    8. Procedures and techniques
  • Reporting worn or damaged tools
  • Safety procedures
  • Preparation, handling, use and storage of tools
  • Installation and removal (blades, bits, etc)

    9. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards
  • Applicable to safety and health

    10. Theory: rules, principles, laws
  • Related to basic measurement
  • Related to use of basic hand tools
  • Leverage
  • Force
  • Pressure
  • Torque

    11. Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between the properties of the material and the nature of the tool 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Sequence my activities to achieve the requirements of the task
  • Apply the correct procedures for using, storing and looking after hand tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Analyse task instructions and determine requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Use the names for a range of commonly used hand tools and the procedures and processes associated with their use
  • Report damaged or worn tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Use basic principles of leverage, force, pressure and torque associated with the use and care of hand tools 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • The role of basic hand tools in the manufacturing process 

  • 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 
    Supplementary information:
    The assessment of this unit standard should involve a task or tasks which integrate(s) a number of activities, several functions and a range of tools. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65929   National Certificate: Waterproofing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  59099   National Certificate: Agricultural Equipment Service and Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 


    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. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    2. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    3. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    4. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    5. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    6. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    7. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    8. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    10. College of Production Technology 
    11. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    12. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    13. Eastcape Training Centre 
    14. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    15. First Car Care (Pty) Ltd T/A STi Autobody Repairers (GOODWOOD) (TP) 
    16. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    17. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    18. INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: FLORIDA 
    19. INTERACTIVE TUTOR (PTY) LIMITED 
    20. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    21. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    22. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    23. JMC TECHNICAL TRAINING (Bloemfontein)(TP) 
    24. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    25. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    26. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    27. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    28. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    29. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    30. Polyoak Business School (Pty) Ltd (DIEP RIVER) (TP) 
    31. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
    32. Production Management Institute 
    33. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) 
    34. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg 
    35. Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban 
    36. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    37. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    38. Sabela Learning Academy 
    39. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    40. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    41. Swift Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd (Killarney Gardens) TP 
    42. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    43. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    44. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    45. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    46. Triple E Training Holdings (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERDORP) (TP) 
    47. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    48. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    49. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    50. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    51. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    52. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    53. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



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