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

Conduct laboratory tests on manufactured products and raw materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13261  Conduct laboratory tests on manufactured products and raw materials 
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 4  NQF Level 04  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-07-19  2008-07-19  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-07-19   2012-07-19  

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.
The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for various manufacturing qualifications.
Qualifying learners are able to conduct laboratory tests on manufactured products and raw materials include physical tests, mechanical properties tests, chemical properties tests and tests for specific product requirements. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The learner should be able to work autonomously with minimal supervision. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Receive samples and check against documentation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Tests selected meet job requirements 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
Indicators
1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
4. Test procedures are adhered to
5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
6. Samples stored
7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
Understanding confirmed
1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of test results and method used are available 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Report is compiled 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Determine actions and criteria from procedures manual 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tests conducted include physical tests (e.g. mass, density and dimensional tests), mechanical properties tests (e.g. tensile, impact, hardness), chemical properties tests (e.g. stress, crack resistance), tests for specific product requirements (e.g. electrical, optical) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tests selected meet job requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of test results and method used are available 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Report is compiled 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare for tests 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Select appropriate test method for required job
  • Select and prepare test equipment
  • Prepare samples for testing 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tests selected meet job requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of test results and method used are available 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Report is compiled 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete tests and interpret results 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tests selected meet job requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of test results and method used are available 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Report is compiled 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Draw conclusions and compile a report 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tests selected meet job requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of test results and method used are available 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Report is compiled 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Store samples 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Dispose of waste material. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tests selected meet job requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of test results and method used are available 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Report is compiled 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
    Care for test equipment 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Identify damaged or faulty equipment and take corrective action
  • Clean and store test equipment safely 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tests selected meet job requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of test results and method used are available 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Report is compiled 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
    Recognise and report problems, changes and/or malfunctions while working 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tests selected meet job requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of test results and method used are available 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Report is compiled 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 9 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Tests selected meet job requirements 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Tests are completed 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Records of test results and method used are available 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

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

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Report is compiled 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators
    1. Report on results of testing and conclusions drawn is correct, accurate and applicable
    2. Test equipment selected and prepared is relevant to task requirements
    3. Samples prepared in accordance with test requirements
    4. Test procedures are adhered to
    5. Worksite procedures are adhered to
    6. Samples stored
    7. Problems are communicated to appropriate personnel
    8. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained
    9. Work is carried out in a safe manner
    Understanding confirmed
    1. Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • Sample receiving and checking procedures
  • Testing methods
  • The testing process for each method - sequence, procedures and techniques
  • Test equipment used
  • Applicable theory
  • Reporting and documentation requirements
  • Sample storage procedures

    2. Discuss the implications of not adhering to 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 (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 will be in assessed in the workplace, or by simulation but can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that are not produced in the workplace or by the RPL process
    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:
  • Test equipment

    2. Purpose of:
  • Testing manufactured products and raw materials

    3. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Testing methods

    4. Sensory cues:


  • 5. Processes and events:


  • 6. Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Implications of incorrect recording of test results
  • Implications of incorrect use of testing equipment and not following testing procedures accurately

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Testing
  • Sample receiving and checking
  • Sample storage
  • Care for testing equipment
  • Reporting and documenting

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards
    9. Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable theory relevant to conducting laboratory tests on manufactured products and raw materials

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between the properties of the product/material tested and the final use of that product/component 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to problems while testing 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • According to procedures, following regular, consistent methodical work patterns 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the testing process
  • Classify the test results and identify deviations from the norm 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record and document all activities related to the testing process 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understand and explain the theory related to testing manufactured products and raw materials 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the relationship between the properties of product/material tested and the final use of that product/component 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20890   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-04-13  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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