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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Sort and stack graded lumber in a lumber mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264798  Sort and stack graded lumber in a lumber mill 
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 
The scope of this Unit Standard covers the whole environment, which can be described as the dry mill of a Lumber Mill. All personnel involved in the activities of this work area, i.e. sorting, stacking and strapping are expected to show competency in this area. This Unit Standard will also assist them to enlarge their scope of knowledge by exposing them to the quality of material handled and processed in the relevant work areas of sorting, stacking and strapping. In this instance, they will be better positioned to determine the raw, processed, reject and waste types of materials.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Explain correctly the purpose sorting, stacking and strapping and know the sequence of activities, basic workings of the equipment used, understand the concept of lumber grades and dimensions and know the factors determining this.
  • Sorting, stacking and strapping of graded lumber.
  • Perform these to the standards prescribed for this level. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate competence in Mathematical and Communication Literacy equivalent to ABET Level 3 or an equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify graders' marks on graded lumber. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Marks and colour codes for the relevant appearance as well as stress/strength grades of lumber, grading stations and their products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct identification of the graders' marks on the graded lumber ensures that this lumber can be correctly classified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learner performs the task of identifying graders' marks as prescribed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The graded lumber is classified into the correct grade classes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The identification process is performed within the prescribed time limits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collect graded lumber and stack in parcels containing similar grades and uniform dimensions. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Graders' marks and colour codes, lumber dimensions-width and length classes, stack/parcel sizes, collection points and stacking stations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct collection and stacking in parcels of graded lumber ensures that these parcels contain the appropriate grade of lumber of uniform dimensions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process is performed in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stacks contain graded lumber of the appropriate grades and dimensions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the appropriate grade and other relevant marks in the prescribed positions on the graded lumber. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Grade and other relevant marks, marking material and equipment, positioning of marks on graded lumber. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct application of the appropriate grade and other marks on the graded lumber ensures the correct identification of the grade properties of that lumber. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    These marks are applied in the prescribed manner and position to ensure correct identification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The graded lumber is correctly marked. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Strap parcels/stacks of graded and marked lumber for dispatch to next stage in the lumber mill. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Parcel/Stack sizes, strapping equipment and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct strapping of stacks of lumber with grade marks ensures the effective movement of such stacks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The strapping process is performed using the prescribed methods, equipment and materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The stacks ready for dispatch are correctly strapped. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An employed individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform the relevant responsible person in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. An unemployed Learner must arrange with the training provider for assessment.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • The manner/method and source of providing the learning that will enable compliance with the requirements of this Unit Standard, must be accredited by the ETQA.
  • Moderation of the assessment will be performed in the manner and by the moderator(s) accredited for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • Assessment can be performed by means of oral testing, written tests and on-the-job observation. Formative assessment can be carried out during and after achievement of each specific outcome, and summative assessment at the conclusion of the training programme for this Unit Standard. Assessment will take place at a venue or workplace designated by the relevant assessor(s). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The purpose of sorting and stacking of graded lumber.
  • The purpose of the equipment used in the lumber grading area.
  • The concept of grades and dimensions and the factors determining this.
  • Setting up and managing the operation of the strapping facilities within a Lumber Mill.
  • The learner`s responsibilities regarding workplace procedures, safety, health and environmental management procedures relevant to the log yard of the Wet Mill at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Evaluate the status of reported problems and report verbally or in writing to the relevant responsible person. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of the team in compiling the procedural steps of sorting, stacking and strapping facilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Assist in collecting and recording data collected by workers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate health and safety requirements.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with both responsible persons and workers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Oversee workers in the care for tools and instruments.
  • Assume full responsibility for all tools and instruments used for grading area of the Dry Mill. 

  • 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  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.