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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle glasswork for aluminium systems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
230068  Handle glasswork for aluminium systems 
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  10 
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 handle glasswork for aluminium systems in a safe and efficient manner, which will contribute towards the overall efficiency of the organisation. This competence will enable the learner to identify the different types of glass; handle and store glass; perform glass cutting, edging and sandblasting and perform glazing of finished aluminium goods. 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 is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

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

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the different types of glass. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes obscure/patterned glass, wire reinforced, laminated, toughened, monolithic and mirror glass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different types of glass are identified in terms of their variety. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Handle and store glass with care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The risks associated with the handling of glass are identified and explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Glass is handled safely and with care. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct and safe storage procedures for glass are demonstrated with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform glass cutting, edging and sandblasting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Glass is cut with due consideration to safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes monolithic and laminated glass.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Glass is edged safely and accurately using pneumatic grinding tools. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Glass includes bevelled glass, arris glass, polished glass and bright glass.
  • Pneumatic tools includes grinders and mini grinders.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Glass is sandblasted safely and accurately using pneumatic sandblasting tools. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Glass includes bevelled glass, arris glass, polished glass and bright glass.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform glazing of finished aluminium goods. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Butterfly is fitted to beading. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Glass is positioned with the help of setting blocks in accordance with manufacturing procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Beading is cut and fitted with accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Wedge rubber is cut and fitted with accuracy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    U-channel gasket is accurately and correctly fitted. 


    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 Unit Standard.
  • 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:
  • Identify the different types of glass.
  • Handle and store glass.
  • Perform glass cutting, edging and sandblasting.
  • Perform glazing of finished aluminium goods.
  • 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 COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information while handling and storing glass correctly and safely by explaining the risks associated with the handling of glass and demonstrating the correct and safe procedure for storing glass. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, by using specialised equipment effectively and taking appropriate care of this equipment 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
    Elective  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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