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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Dismantle, assemble and install basic components in a process environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244095  Dismantle, assemble and install basic components in a process environment 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
This unit standard is intended for operating staff in a process environment to support the maintenance/engineering team in dismantling, assembly and installation of basic mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical components.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Prepare for the dismantling of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical components.
  • Dismantle basic assemblies.
  • Inspect dismantled components for defects.
  • Prepare for the assembly and installation of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical components.
  • Assemble and install basic components.
  • Make minor set-up adjustments to assembled components.
  • Record and report on conditions, results and problems.

    This will ensure that the dismantling, assembly and installation of basic mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical components is performed in accordance with procedures and accepted work practices. This competence will enhance the learner's employability and career options in all occupations where knowledge of dismantling, assembly and installation of basic components in a process environment is needed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
  • National Certificate Chemical Operations at NQF Level 2 or equivalent, including communication and mathematical literacy, at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The context of this unit standard includes a complete process, from the point of receiving a commodity raw material to the point of supplying a commercially saleable product.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process requires a wide range of cognitive skills and offers a considerable choice of solutions. A broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts, analytical interpretation of information, informed judgement and a range of sometime innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems are employed. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for activity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Activity includes dismantling and assembly of components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are read and explained as applicable to the specific task. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Documentation to determine activity steps, sequence and methods to be used are read and explained according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation includes but is not limited to drawings, procedures and checklists.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work area is prepared for activity according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Availability of materials, components and tools at the work station are checked against requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Dismantle assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Assembly is moved and secured for dismantling (if required). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assembly is dismantled in sequence according to dismantling procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate tools and equipment are used for dismantling activities. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and instruments include hand tools, power tools, hydraulic tools, pneumatic tools, heating equipment or lifting equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Component parts are packed out in sequence of dismantling according to work site procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dismantled components are cleaned and marked according to workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Marking of components includes engraving, punching, labelling, inking or colour coding.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Components are inspected and defective components are identified in accordance with workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Defective components are marked as such and defects are recorded and reported in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble components and install sub-assembly. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Order of assembly, installation, applying consumables, set-up and checks may vary according to assembly requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pre-assembly inspection of components is carried out in accordance with standard operation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are positioned and secured in sequence according to assembly procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sub-assembly is installed in accordance with standard operation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate tools and instruments are used for installation activities in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Consumables and lubricants are applied in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Assembly is checked in accordance with standard operation procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Checks may include comparison with engineering drawings, measurement, visual inspection and functionality.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Basic installation parameters are listed and set up using appropriate instruments. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Parameters include but are not limited to tension, level, alignment requirements.
  • Instruments may include rulers, verniers, measuring tapes, torque wrench.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Faults and defects are identified, corrected or reported in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform post-installation activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is placed on standby or prepared for commissioning in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is restored in accordance with workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Operability of assemblies is re-checked during or after process start-up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Deviations from operating parameters are identified in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Action is taken in response to problems/faults according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Actions include suggesting suitable corrective action; correcting problem/fault if possible and/or reporting problems/faults.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Documentation is completed in accordance with work instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant at NQF Level 3 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Only an assessor with at least three years experience in a process operation will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner understands and is able to:
  • Prepare for the dismantling of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical components.
  • Dismantle basic assemblies.
  • Inspect dismantled components for defects.
  • Prepare for the assembly and installation of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical components.
  • Assemble and install basic components.
  • Make minor set-up adjustments to assembled components.
  • Record and report on conditions, results and problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Identifying defective components.
  • Setting up basic parameters and considering alternative corrective action options for deviations from operating parameters.
  • Identifying and correcting faults and defects.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Dismantle assembly.
  • Assemble components and install sub-assembly.
  • Perform in-line checks and post-installation activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Interacting with colleagues and team members to complete duties effectively.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Dismantle assembly.
  • Assemble components and install sub-assembly.
  • Perform in-line checks and post-installation activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following regular, consistent methodical work patterns.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Assembling and dismantling activities and identification of deviations from the norm.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Dismantle assembly.
  • Assemble components and install sub-assembly.
  • Perform in-line checks and post-installation activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Reading and interpreting workplace instructions.
  • Recording and reporting problems, outputs, incidents, measurements and conditions.
  • Completing all relevant workplace documentation.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Using measuring equipment, setting up of assemblies and testing procedures.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
  • Identifying and responding to machine assembly in terms of contributing to the quality chain from manufacturing to customer.
  • Recognising that corrective actions taken do not exist in isolation but have an effect on the world around him.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of the dismantling, assembling and installation of basic components in the process and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Terms and definitions:
  • Standard operating procedures: the documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59019   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  58955   National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  58537   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-06-17  Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78528   National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  63349   National Certificate: Molten Glass Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CHIETA 
    Elective  61971   National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    2. MPACT 
    3. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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