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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13214  Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2006-11-07  2008-10-22  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-10-22   2012-10-22  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
258681  Operate and monitor a drilling machine  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering machining.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Engineering Machining (NQF level 2) and related qualifications.

Qualifying learners can carry out drilling operations to produce simple components using a range of standard machine tools to predetermined specifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as the start of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for drilling in the engineering machining skills area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Select, use and care for engineering hand tools.
  • Select, use and care for engineering power tools.
  • Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment.
  • Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings.
  • Mark off engineering shapes.
  • Maintain a safe and productive work area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.

    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for work activity. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Interpret drawings and job instructions and determine sequence of operations
  • Prepare machine for operation including lubrication, routine maintenance and pre-operational checks
  • Check materials and tools required are at workstation
  • Mark out components if required. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined component meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    Cutting speeds and feeds selected are appropriate to machine, material and tooling
    Materials are prepared and correctly marked out if required
    Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    Adjustments during drilling process are made quickly and appropriately
    Safe working practices are adhered to
    Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • The process of drilling - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set drilling machine. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Select and install required accessories and work holding fixtures
  • Select, prepare and install required tools
  • Select and set cutting speeds and feeds. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined component meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    Cutting speeds and feeds selected are appropriate to machine, material and tooling
    Materials are prepared and correctly marked out if required
    Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    Adjustments during drilling process are made quickly and appropriately
    Safe working practices are adhered to
    Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • The process of drilling - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform drilling operations. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Start up and shut down drilling machine
  • Monitor drilling machine while in operation, making adjustments to speeds and feeds where required
  • Remove machined component on completion of drilling process
  • Clean machine. 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range of drilling operations covered in this standard must include centre drilling, hole drilling and spacing, counter bore, counter sinking, tapping and reaming. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined component meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    Cutting speeds and feeds selected are appropriate to machine, material and tooling
    Materials are prepared and correctly marked out if required
    Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    Adjustments during drilling process are made quickly and appropriately
    Safe working practices are adhered to
    Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • The process of drilling - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply quality checks on machined component. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Select and prepare appropriate measuring equipment
  • Measure component
  • Report non-conforming components to appropriate personnel
  • Store machined component. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined component meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    Cutting speeds and feeds selected are appropriate to machine, material and tooling
    Materials are prepared and correctly marked out if required
    Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    Adjustments during drilling process are made quickly and appropriately
    Safe working practices are adhered to
    Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • The process of drilling - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Recognise and report problems, changes and/or malfunctions while operating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined component meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    Cutting speeds and feeds selected are appropriate to machine, material and tooling
    Materials are prepared and correctly marked out if required
    Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    Adjustments during drilling process are made quickly and appropriately
    Safe working practices are adhered to
    Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • The process of drilling - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Record information on work done. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Document conformance of component to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined component meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    Cutting speeds and feeds selected are appropriate to machine, material and tooling
    Materials are prepared and correctly marked out if required
    Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    Adjustments during drilling process are made quickly and appropriately
    Safe working practices are adhered to
    Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • The process of drilling - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Work safely with care for self, fellow workers, machines, equipment, materials and environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safe working practices include the use of guards, correct coolants and appropriate personal protective equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Machined component meets specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Machine is set up to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    Cutting speeds and feeds selected are appropriate to machine, material and tooling
    Materials are prepared and correctly marked out if required
    Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures are adhered to
    Adjustments during drilling process are made quickly and appropriately
    Safe working practices are adhered to
    Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to `what if` and `why` questions covering:
  • The process of drilling - procedures and techniques
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories and set up
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Explain the implications of not adhering to the sequence of activities and operations as described in the specific outcomes and making decisions inappropriate to the task. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assuror 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 s/he has to report incidents or conditions to someone else. The learner will be assessed on his/her ability to report in the language commonly used in his/her working environment.

    The learner will be assessed in the workplace but s/he can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    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 
    Names & functions of:
  • Main parts and functions of a drilling machine
  • Machine controls
  • Accessories
  • Work holding fixtures
  • Tools (geometry and composition)
  • Measuring equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Common defects

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Material types
  • Coolant types

    Purpose of:
  • Drilling
  • Material preparation
  • Safety checks

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of selecting inappropriate accessories, work holding fixtures, tools, cutting speeds and feeds
  • Implications of incorrect installation of accessories, work holding fixtures and tools
  • Implications of component not meeting specifications, e.g. poor finishes, uneven surface textures, incorrect size
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. damaged or faulty equipment, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about changing conditions

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Set up procedures for a drilling machine
  • Drilling operations and procedures covered by this unit standard
  • Measuring procedures
  • Machine cleaning procedures
  • Machine safety procedures
  • Recording and reporting procedures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable basic machining theory covering speeds and feeds, material properties and the underlying principles of drilling
  • Applicable mathematical concepts including geometry, trigonometry and algebra
  • Applicable underlying scientific concepts

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of the drawing to the machined component. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise problems while machining components and respond appropriately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job requirements and set up machine appropriately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the process and the machined component
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record outputs, incidents, measurements
  • Report incidents and conditions
  • Respond to questions or requests for more details. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand and explain machining theory and mathematical and scientific concepts underpinning the machining operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • The relationship of the drawing to the final machined component
  • The manufacturing purpose of the machined component. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 258681, which is "Operate and monitor a drilling machine", Level 2, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  23254   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  23277   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Core  59729   National Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57878   National Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  59689   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  23273   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-06-25  MERSETA 
    Elective  59017   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  58882   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  36155   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  24217   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    4. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    5. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    6. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    7. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    8. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    10. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    11. College of Production Technology 
    12. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    13. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    14. Eastcape Training Centre 
    15. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    16. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    17. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    18. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP) 
    19. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    20. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    21. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP) 
    22. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    23. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    24. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    25. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    26. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    27. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA 
    28. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    29. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    30. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    31. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD 
    32. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    33. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    34. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    35. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    36. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    37. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    38. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    39. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    40. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP) 
    41. Shukela Training Centre 
    42. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    43. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    44. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    45. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    46. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    47. Umfolozi FET College 
    48. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    49. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    50. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    51. Wavelength T.T.I 
    52. West Coast Industrial Training Institute 
    53. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    54. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    55. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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