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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Write simple computer numerical controlled (CNC) programmes and set and operate a CNC machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13315  Write simple computer numerical controlled (CNC) programmes and set and operate a CNC machine 
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  24 
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 machining.

Qualifying learners are able to write 2D or 2 ? D / 3D CNC programmes describing simple tool paths using M and G codes. They are able to set and operate a CNC milling machine or lathe including editing a CNC programme to change speed, feed and operational sequence requirements. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to
  • Produce complex components using milling machines
    OR
  • Produce complex components using lathes 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The CNC programmes written may apply to either a CNC lathe or milling machine.
  • Problems of a technical nature are resolved in consultation with technical advisors.
  • The scope and level of this unit standard is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.
  • The learner should be able to work autonomously. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and write programme. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Interpret drawings and documentation and define tool path geometry
  • Calculate tool path co-ordinates
  • Define programme elements together with machine code functions needed for incorporation into the programme
  • Select appropriate tools for the task
  • Select speeds, feeds and depth of cut
  • Write programme and operation sheet in required format for machine operation 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    CNC programming is limited to 2D or 2 ? D/3D programmes using M and G codes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Programme is produced in required format for machine operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Programme complies with job specifications . 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sample components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Machined components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. CNC machining set up time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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 
    Prepare to set machine. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Interpret drawings and job instructions
  • Prepare machine for operation including lubrication, routine maintenance and pre-operational checks
  • Check materials and tools required are at workstation 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Programme is produced in required format for machine operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Programme complies with job specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sample components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Machined components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. CNC machining set up time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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 
    Set machine to perform the specified work. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Load programme into machine memory
  • Select and install required accessories and work holding fixtures
  • Select, prepare and install required tools
  • Load tools into turret/tool magazine
  • Set tools to datum points or zero as required 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Programme is produced in required format for machine operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Programme complies with job specifications . 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sample components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Machined components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. CNC machining set up time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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 
    Produce sample component. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Measure sample component
  • Report non-conforming components to appropriate personnel
  • Edit programme where required
  • Reproduce component to check conformance to specifications 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Programme is produced in required format for machine operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Programme complies with job specifications . 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sample components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Machined components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. CNC machining set up time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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 
    Operate CNC machine. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Monitor machine while in operation
  • Adjust or replace worn or damaged tooling
  • Remove machined component on completion of process
  • Measure components
  • Clean machine 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Programme is produced in required format for machine operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Programme complies with job specifications . 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sample components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Machined components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. CNC machining set up time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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 
    Recognise and report problems, changes or malfunctions while operating. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Programme is produced in required format for machine operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Programme complies with job specifications . 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sample components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Machined components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. CNC machining set up time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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 
    Record information on work done. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Document conformance of component to specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Programme is produced in required format for machine operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Programme complies with job specifications . 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sample components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Machined components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. CNC machining set up time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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 8 
    Work safely with due 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. Programme is produced in required format for machine operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Programme complies with job specifications . 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Sample components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Machined components meet specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. CNC machining set up time limits are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Speeds, feeds and depth of cut selected in programme are appropriate to produce optimum metal removal rates with material used
    2. Machine is set to accept work safely and without damage to work piece or machine
    3. Accessories and work holding fixtures selected are appropriate to task
    4. Tools selected are appropriate to material type and safety requirements
    5. Machine operating instructions and worksite procedures adhered to
    6. Editing of programme achieved required change
    7. Safe working practices are adhered to
    8. Components are measured and conformance to specification documented
    9. Problems are reported timeously to appropriate personnel
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained

    Understanding confirmed:

    Respond to 'what if' and 'why' questions covering:
  • CNC programming (preparation, writing, formats, codes, editing)
  • Tooling
  • CNC machine setting and operation (procedures and techniques)
  • CNC machining set up time limits
  • Machine functions, parts, accessories
  • Component specifications and defects
  • Applicable theory
  • Packing and storing requirements
  • Quality
  • Materials
  • Safety
  • Reporting and documentation requirements

    Discuss 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 CNC machines
  • Machine controls
  • Accessories
  • Work holding fixtures
  • Tools (geometry and composition)
  • Measuring equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Common defects on components

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • CNC programming methodology
  • Standard code formats and functions
  • Tooling paths
  • Worn/damaged tooling
  • Material types

    Purpose of:
  • CNC Programming
  • CNC operations covered in this unit standard
  • Safety checks

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of incorrect programming
  • Implications of not adjusting/replacing worn or damaged tooling
  • Implications of selecting inappropriate accessories, work holding fixtures and tools
  • 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
  • Implications of not meeting CNC machine set up time limits

    Procedures and techniques
  • CNC programming sequencing
  • CNC machine setting procedures
  • Machine cleaning procedures
  • Recording and reporting procedures

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

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

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship of CNC programme to final machined component 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Recognise and respond to problems while machining components and respond appropriately, e.g. adjustment/replacement of worn or damaged tooling 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of programming operations based on job requirements and set CNC 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 basics of programming
  • 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 programme to the final machined component
  • The role of CNC machines in manufacturing and engineering 

  • 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  57885   Further Education and Training Certificate: CNC Production Machining  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  91925   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67649   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  23256   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23279   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  23281   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Tooling Manufacture  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  22772   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    3. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    5. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    10. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    11. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    12. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    13. Port Elizabeth Draughting Academy & Trading cc T/A PE Draughting Acade 
    14. Sbanesihle Training & Skills Development cc (DENVER) (TP) 
    15. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    16. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    17. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    18. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    19. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 



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