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

Use welding definitions and symbols 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14713  Use welding definitions and symbols 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Welding 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
253736  Use welding definitions and symbols  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for a learner within the fabrication and welding fields. Learners credited with this unit standard will be able of using weld definitions and symbols during weld preparation in accordance with job and industry requirements.
A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Interpret Definitions used in the welding industry
  • Identify and apply welding symbols used by industry
  • Sketch and describe welding symbols used in the industry

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the fabrication and welding environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Abet level 4/NQF1 Unit standards:
    SAQA Lo/06
    SAQA Com/001
    SAQA Com/003
    SAQA Com/004
    SAQA Unit Math 001
    SAQA Unit math 002
    SAQA Unit Math 007
    SAQA Unit Math 013

    Safety Health and Environmental (OHS Act) relevant to work site procedures.
    Work site practices.
    Engineering practices 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Scope
    Definitions and weld symbols is limited to those as being used in the welding industry
    This task is done under constant supervision

    Level
    Level (for level 2)
    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
    (a) Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar
    (b) Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses
    (c) Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available
    (d) An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas
    (e) Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Know the basics of welded joints and their terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The definitions used in the welding industry is described and explained in accordance with AWS standards and practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Definitions limited to those as prescribed in the AW Standards and practices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Different joints and their characteristics are explained and described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Characteristics of welds, types of joint preparation, weld profile and surface finish are explained and described 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and apply welding symbols used by industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Weld symbols used in the industry is described in accordance with AWS instruction manual. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Welding symbols is limited to those as prescribed in the AW Standards and practices.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Sketch and describe welding symbols used in the industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Weld symbols are sketched and described in accordance with AWS and work instruction sheet 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sketches of weld symbols can be done on free hand sketching or formal drawing format.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Welding symbols are identified and interpreted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The use of a WPS in the production is identified and described. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard, must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Worksite procedures including good house keeping
    Definitions used in the welding industry
    Welding symbols use in the industry 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 253736, which is "Use welding definitions and symbols", Level 2, 5 credits.

    This unit standard may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.

    Supplementary information

    Assessment Tools
    These tools may include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.

    The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
    All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57881   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  24214   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  MERSETA 
    Core  58720   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58722   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP) 
    4. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    5. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    6. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    7. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    8. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    10. DMA Members Technical Training Centre (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    11. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    12. Eastcape Training Centre 
    13. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    14. Further Education Trade Training 
    15. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    16. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus 
    17. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    18. Hibiscus Skills Training College (HILLCREST) (TP) 
    19. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    20. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    21. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    22. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    23. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    24. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    25. Lapace Training Centre (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    26. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    27. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    28. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (MEYERTON) (TP) 
    29. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    30. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    31. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    32. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    33. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    34. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP) 
    35. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    36. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    37. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    38. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    39. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    40. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    41. Siyazizwa Investment Holdings 8 (Pty) Ltd T/A SIH Training Expertise ( 
    42. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    43. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    44. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    45. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    46. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    47. Thabiso Skills Development 
    48. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    49. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    50. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    51. Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP) 
    52. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus 
    53. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    54. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    55. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    56. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    57. Wavelength T.T.I 
    58. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    59. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    60. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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