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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Explain Lumber Milling Industry activities in terms of processes, production stages and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263684  Explain Lumber Milling Industry activities in terms of processes, production stages and equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 for people who wish to complete a NQF Level 1 Learnership in Lumber Milling.

People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the Lumber Milling Industry in terms of processes and equipment making use of correct terminology.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Define the operations within each area of specialization.
  • Discuss the use of dry timber material in the Lumber Milling Industry.
  • List the different equipment used in the various operations within the Lumber Industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Mathematical Literacy and Communication at ABET Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define the operations within each area of specialization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various operations within the Lumber Mill are listed making used of correct terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various operations are differentiated in terms of processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lay out and purpose of the Lumber Mill operations is given. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    The sequence of production stages within various operations of a Lumber Mill is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of each production stage within the various operations is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The sequence of production stages within various operations of a mill are listed making use of correct terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Layout of the sequence of production stages within various operations of a mill is given. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    List the general functions of the major equipment used in the various operations within the Lumber Mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different equipment used within various operations of the mill is listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The maintenance schedule of equipment is discussed according to manufacture's specifications. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    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 a member of a team or organization when they:
  • Explain the Lumber Milling Industry to supervisor and fellow colleagues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when working in one of the operations within a Lumber Mill. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when they compare and contrast the equipments and areas of operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation when they explain the interrelationship across the different areas of operations. 

    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  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    2. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    3. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    4. MPACT 
    5. Umbuso Training Services 
    6. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.