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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct quality control tests on support units, process results and evaluate against a set standard 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
256915  Conduct quality control tests on support units, process results and evaluate against a set standard 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 will be useful to people who are responsible for conducting quality control tests on support units, processing data and evaluating the results against a set standard.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of quality control tests normally conducted on support units.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct quality control tests.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the processing of data into information.
  • Demonstrate ability to compare the results against set standards. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of quality control tests normally conducted on support units. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The need for quality control tests to be performed on support units is explained in the context of mining operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Regulation 14.1.
  • Code of Practice.
  • Industry Guidelines.
  • Section 21 of MHSA.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tests used to determine the quality of support units are listed in the context of mining operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • In-situ pull tests on tendon support.
  • Tensile and shear tests of tendon support units.
  • Compression tests on grout/shotcrete/cemented backfill samples.
  • Flexural tests on shotcrete.
  • Adhesion tests on shotcrete.
  • Tensile tests on shotcrete.
  • Thickness tests on shotcrete.
  • Load deformation tests on installed support units.
  • Density tests on backfill.
  • Particle size distribution tests on backfill.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate the ability to conduct quality control tests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment and methods of conducting the quality control tests are explained in the context of mining operations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • In-situ pull tests on tendon support.
  • Tensile and shear tests of tendon support units.
  • Compression tests on grout/shotcrete/cemented backfill samples.
  • Flexural tests on shotcrete.
  • Adhesion tests on shotcrete.
  • Tensile tests on shotcrete.
  • Thickness tests on shotcrete.
  • Load deformation tests on installed support units.
  • Density tests on backfill.
  • Particle size distribution tests on backfill.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate tests to conduct quality control on mine specific support units are selected and explained in terms of legal and operational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mine specific support systems are quality controlled in accordance with appropriate testing methods. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate understanding of the processing of data into information. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Results from the quality control tests are recorded according to mine specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality control test results are processed according to industry-accepted standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate ability to compare the results against set standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The processed test results are compared to set standards in accordance with legal and operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Industry specification guidelines.
  • Manufacturers specifications.
  • Mine specific specifications.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The processed information and comparison to set standards are reported according to mine specific requirements. 


    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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • 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 
    Knowledge and understanding:
  • The need for quality control tests to be performed on support units.
  • Types of tests used to determine the quality of support units.

    Processes and events:
  • Conduct quality control tests.
  • Processing of data into information.
  • Compare the results against set standards.

    Causes and effects (Occupational Health and Safety):
  • Adherence to occupational health and safety requirements.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Occupational health, safety and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Quality policies, standards and agreements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to explain the need for the use of quality support units and the high quality installation of support units to the team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to understand that the responsible and effective execution, recording and reporting of support quality tests have an impact on the safety of workers. 

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

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to critically evaluate the support quality test results. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to communicate the support quality test results to production or rock engineering personnel. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • The use of modern testing facilities and methods to test support unit quality. 

  • 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.

    Note:
  • The understanding that standard execution of support quality tests can ensure the stability of workings and the safety of workers. 

  • 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 
    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health and Safety Act and Regulations, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.

    Site-Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH and S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  62796   Further Education and Training Certificate: Strata Control Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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