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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Cut and form sheet metal to specifications 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246764  Cut and form sheet metal to specifications 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
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
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 qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be to perform basic sheet metal work by cutting and forming sheet metal to specification as required in n agricultural equipment mechanical workshop.

This competence will enable the learner to:
  • Select the appropriate material.
  • Cut sheet metal.
  • Form/bend material.
  • Finish the item to specification.
  • Keep the workplace safe and productive.

    This will ensure that basic sheet metal work is performed in accordance with safe and accepted work practices. This competence will enhance the learner's employability and career options in all occupations where a basic knowledge of sheet metal work is needed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This unit standard has been designed as an introduction to the performing of basic sheet metal work. It is assumed that the learner has prior learning or experience and has demonstrated competency in unit standards related to:
  • Basic hand skills using workshop equipment.
  • The selection, use and care for engineering measurement equipment.
  • The selection, use and care for engineering power tools.
  • Conducting basic gas welding, brazing and cutting.

    The unit standard outcomes and credits are based on the assumption that learners attempting this Unit Standard have demonstrated competence against numeracy and literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The complexity and range of this unit standard must be interpreted and contextualised at the level of this unit standard (NQF Level 2).

    The range includes cutting, forming and bending of sheet metal commonly found in a mechanical workshop in the agricultural environment to customer specification and includes, but is not limited to:
  • Cold cutting and forming.
  • Hot cutting and forming:
    > Oxy acetylene cutting and heating.
    > Bending equipment and jigs.
    > Sheet metal forming press. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select the appropriate sheet metal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of sheet metal is described in terms of properties and application for different purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effect of cutting and forming are explained in terms of the effect on the properties of the sheet metal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    End product specifications are accurately determined from drawings and requests. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes, but is not limited to:
  • Material length.
  • Material diameter and strength.
  • Angles and shapes.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Material lists and specifications are complied in accordance with the required end product specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Cut sheet metal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate cutting method is selected and the selection explained in terms of end product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety equipment is selected and used in accordance with standard workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of safety equipment includes, but is not limited to safety boots, gloves, eye protection, overall, leather apron, safety screens.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Material is prepared for cutting according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The preparation includes, but is not limited to, measuring and marking for cutting, securing the material and set up and safety checks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cutting equipment is prepared in accordance with standard workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The preparation includes, but is not limited to, the selection of correct equipment for the task (hot and cold cutting process) and set up and safety checks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The material is cut to the desired dimension in terms of end product requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Form/bend sheet metal. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate forming or bending method is selected and explained in terms of end product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety equipment is selected and used in accordance with standard workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of safety equipment includes, but is not limited to safety boots, gloves, eye protection, overalls and leather aprons.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Material is prepared for forming/bending in terms of end product requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The preparation includes, but is not limited to, measuring and marking for forming or bending.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The required jigs are selected and prepared for forming/bending according to operational specification of equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Forming/bending equipment is prepared in accordance with operational specification of equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The preparation includes, but is not limited to, the selection of correct equipment for the task (hot and cold bending or forming process) and set up and safety checks.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The material is secured to prevent movement during forming/bending according to operational specification of equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The material is formed or bent to the desired shape and dimension in terms of end product requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finish the item to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The item is inspected and deviations from specification are accurately determined in terms of end product requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Corrections are made to ensure that the item is finished to specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The material is finished off to remove sharp edges and stress raisers in terms of end product requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Keep the workplace safe and productive. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Occupational safety, health and environmental protection measures are adhered to as provided for by workplace policies and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes, but is not limited to:
  • Measures to protect the person and other employees from personal injury and health risks (eyes, ears, lungs, feet, body, head).
  • Prevention of contamination of the environment.
  • Functionality and safety of tools and equipment.
  • Use of and compliance to warning signs and symbols.
  • Compliance with demarcated areas.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workshop administration and documentation are completed in accordance with standard workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Housekeeping duties are performed in accordance with standard workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of housekeeping procedures includes, but is not limited to:
  • Keeping the work area neat and organised.
  • Disposing of and/or recycling waste.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    End of task duties are performed in accordance with standard workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The end of task duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Cleaning of tools and equipment.
  • Reporting unsafe or dysfunctional tools and equipment.
  • Storage of tools and equipment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Reporting and decision making is performed in accordance with workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reporting and decision making includes, but is not limited to:
  • Following the correct channels.
  • Acting within levels of authority.
  • Adhering to delegated decision making powers.

    The end of task duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning of tools and equipment, the choice of cleaning materials, inspections for defects, wear and tear and storage of tools and equipment.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessors assessing learners against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • An institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider through 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.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents/industry/environment in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in their own right, through oral and practical evidence. Assessment by observation only cannot be done.

    The specific outcomes and essential knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge, but is unable to provide evidence of competence in the specific outcomes, then they should be judged as not yet competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform specific outcomes, but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be judged as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found, both in performance and in the essential embedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the assessment criteria for each specific outcome.

    Embedded knowledge includes:
  • Properties and uses of different types of sheet metal.
  • Material list and specifications.
  • The affect of cutting and forming on sheet metals.
  • Cutting or forming methods.
  • Form/bend sheet metal. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Understanding the effect of forming/bending and cutting on different types of materials.
  • Interpreting instructions and specifications on drawings correctly.
  • Selecting the correct cutting equipment for the type of material. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Maintaining sound relations with co-employees. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Preparing cutting equipment in accordance with standard workplace instructions.
  • Forming, bending and cutting material safely and correctly.
  • Performing end of task and housekeeping duties. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Measuring the material correctly.
  • Applying knowledge of the properties of engineering materials and the effect on machining. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate effective communication by:
  • Interpreting instructions and drawings.

    The learner is able to use mathematics by:
  • Measuring and sizing material correctly for forming/bending and cutting. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Using a range of tools to form/bend and cut material correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use and suitability of various metals in common day applications. 

  • 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  59099   National Certificate: Agricultural Equipment Service and Repair  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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.
     
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