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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform assembly of aluminium components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
230064  Perform assembly of aluminium components 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 
Learners who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to perform assembly of aluminium components in a safe and efficient manner, which will contribute towards the overall efficiency of the organisation. This competence will enable the learner to perform crimping and riveting of aluminium sections as well as to assemble casement frames and non-casement frames before performing the final assembly of the aluminium system. This will ensure that breakages and stoppages are kept to a minimum and equipment is used in accordance with safe work practices. This competence will advance the learner's own expertise and employability in both the construction sector and other related jobs. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    These are stated with the relevant specific outcomes. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Perform crimping of aluminium sections. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes the manual crimper and the pneumatic crimper. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment is correctly set up according to the manufacturing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The setup of the equipment is verified according to the manufacturing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The material is crimped as per manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prescribed safety procedures are adhered to as required by workplace standards and norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping guidelines are adhered to as defined by the workplace standards and norms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The finished material is handled carefully to prevent damage. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform riveting of aluminium sections. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes the manual riveter and the pneumatic riveter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment is set up according to the manufacturing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The setup of the equipment is verified according to the manufacturing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The material is riveted accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Prescribed safety procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping guidelines are adhered to as defined by the workplace standards and norms. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform the assembly of casement frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The material is cleaned without damage to essential parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required gaskets and piles/brushes are fitted as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The material is laid out without causing damage to essential parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The sealant/silicone is applied as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The four corners are crimped/cleated as per specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform the assembly of non-casement frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The material is cleaned without causing damage to essential parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required gaskets and piles/brushes are fitted as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The brackets and spigots are fitted in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The material is laid out without causing damage to essential parts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The sealant/silicone is applied as per specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Non-casement frames are assembled as per specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes the use of tie rods.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Perform the final assembly of the aluminium system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The mullions, transoms and mid rails are fitted correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hardware is fitted as per specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of hardware includes locks, rollers and wheels, hinges and handles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sub-systems are assembled as per specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sub-systems to be assembled include window sashes into frames; doors into frames and louvers into frames.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Unit Standard, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain how to:
  • Perform crimping of aluminium sections.
  • Perform riveting of aluminium sections.
  • Perform the assembly of casement frames.
  • Perform the assembly of non-casement frames.
  • Perform the final assembly of the aluminium system.
  • Adhere to proper safety procedures.
  • Adhere to proper housekeeping guidelines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's personal activities responsibly and effectively during the assembly of casement and non-casement frames by cleaning and laying out material correctly and performing the steps of assembly in the correct order. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, by applying specialised tools effectively and taking appropriate care of these specialised tools while showing responsibility towards the environment and safety of self and others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that you are responsible for the safety of others while performing your duties and that your activities will have an impact on others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57162   National Certificate: Aluminium Fabrication and Installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



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