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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Mark off basic engineering shapes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13238  Mark off basic engineering shapes 
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
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 engineering.

The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various NQF level 2 engineering qualifications.

Qualifying learners can mark off various engineering shapes including gaskets seals, flanges and flat shapes from drawings or using templates where required. 

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 marking off in the engineering skills area.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learners has already learned to:
  • Select, use and care for engineering hand tools
  • Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment
  • Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings 

  • 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 
    Plan and prepare materials for marking off. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Read job instructions and interpret drawing
  • Select templates where required and marking off equipment
  • Prepare materials required 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Materials include plastics, metals and paper, gasket material.
  • Marking off equipment includes marking agents, pencils, chalk, scriber, centre punch, dividers. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment is cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Mark off materials. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Lay out materials for marking off 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment is cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on completed work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment is cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Care for and store marking off equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Caring for marking off equipment includes sharpening of pencils, scribers, punches and dividers, cleaning and refilling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment is cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment is cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    Drawing correctly interpreted:
  • Correct templates (where required) and marking off equipment are selected
  • Materials are laid out in such a way as to limit wastage
  • Job is continuously checked according to procedures
  • Work is carried out in a safe manner
  • Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
  • A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Discuss and explain:
  • What materials are used and why
  • When to use templates, what templates to use and why
  • Steps to take to limit waste
  • The importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job
  • The importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates 


  • 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:
  • Marking off equipment
  • Materials
  • Applications
  • Templates (where required)

    Purpose of:
  • Marking off
  • Templates (where required)

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of incorrectly laying out materials for marking off

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Marking off procedures and techniques
  • For minimising wastage

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

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between marked off material and the manufacture of a product 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to the marking off of engineering shapes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Apply the correct procedures and techniques for marking off materials 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information off job instructions/drawing to mark off materials
  • Make decisions based on that information 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand and explain the purpose of marking off in the manufacturing process 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67629   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  22770   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-07-29  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    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.
     
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