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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assemble or manufacture components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335855  Assemble or manufacture components 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 2  NQF Level 02  12 
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 assembly of components constitutes one of the most important competencies for this qualification. There are many automotive components related industries and most of them involve the assembly of components. Assembly takes place in major assembly contexts like motor assembly plants or in much smaller contexts. Manufacturing also takes place in diverse contexts.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Plan to assemble or manufacture components in an automotive components or related environment.
  • Assemble or manufacture components.
  • Apply quality checks on materials, components and product. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The automotive components environment includes both the manufacturing and assembly departments or sections.
  • This Unit Standard is not restricted to the automotive environment. It can be used in any component assembly or manufacturing context.
  • 'Production process' includes both manufacturing and assembly.

    The learner is able to assemble or manufacture a variety of products including automotive components, electrical components, mechanical components, electrical machine components, plastic components and sub-assemblies. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to assemble or manufacture components in an automotive components or related environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are checked and confirmed with the supervisor to ensure an assembly process meets organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Instructions are interpreted and activities are planned to ensure an efficient sequence of operation to meet production schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The sequence of activities is determined to ensure that the materials are available and the production process is not delayed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The availability and condition of materials required are checked and materials are replenished in accordance with organisational requirements to prevent delays. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tools required during operation are checked according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems with materials and tools that cannot be resolved immediately are communicated to the supervisor in accordance with organisational requirements so that appropriate action can be taken timeously. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Pre-checks on machines are performed to ensure efficient production processes can be maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assemble or manufacture components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Assembly or manufacturing of components typically involves building to work orders and may involve low volume runs and assemblies, including specifications and alignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are used according to production schedule to assemble or manufacture components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Material flow is monitored to ensure continuity in production and shortages are responded to using standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Products and components are assembled or manufactured according to job instructions and production schedules. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assembled or manufactured products are checked to ensure that the quality of the product meets organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Minor adjustments are made to assembled products according to schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Problems beyond one's scope of control are communicated to the supervisor in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Assembly or manufacturing is performed with due regard for safety to self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on materials, components and product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of maintaining quality is explained in terms of both the impact of defective products, materials and components on customers and the financial implications of poor quality for the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality checks are conducted on incoming and finished materials, components and completed products to ensure customer satisfaction. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Quality checks may include measurement, visual inspection and functionality tests.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Products, components and materials are measured to ensure compliance with the production schedule. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measuring equipment may include rulers, verniers, measuring tapes, gauges and master samples.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Various tests are conducted to identify defective products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Defective materials, products or components are marked or removed from the production line in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform closing procedures for the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scrap materials are disposed of and surplus materials are stored according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defective materials, products or components marked or removed from the production line are dealt with according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Deviations and problems during the production process and defects pertaining to the product are recorded and reported according to organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of recording information related to the production process accurately is explained to ensure continuous operation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Information includes incidents, sequence of activities, issues of quality and problems.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • nyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • ny institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • ssessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • oderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Materials.
  • Components.
  • Completed product.
  • Drawing and sketches.
  • Measuring equipment.
  • Quality terminology and concepts.
  • Defects.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Types of defects.
  • Types of physical measurement.
  • Properties of input materials.
  • End users of product.

    Sensory cues:
  • Cues for different defects (what I see, hear, smell and feel), e.g. smell or appearance of degrading or burning materials, sounds made by faulty assemblies or changing process conditions and visual cues).

    Purpose of:
  • Quality checks and procedures.
  • Reporting incidents and conditions.

    Processes, events, causes and effects implications:
  • Implications of non-conformance.
  • Causes and responses to common problems.
  • Assembly sequence and process.
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. using poor quality, damaged or faulty components in an assembly, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about problems in work area.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Reading drawing and sketches.
  • Assembly techniques.
  • Checking and measuring procedures.
  • Finishing procedures.
  • Communication procedures.
  • Reporting procedures.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.

    Theory: rules, principles and laws:
  • Measuring units.
  • Dimensions.
  • Concepts of quality assurance related to this activity.

    Relationships and systems:
  • Relationship between customer needs and product specifications. 

  • 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 responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Engaging with assembly/manufacturing-related problems.
  • Making minor adjustments to the assembly/manufacturing process.
  • Recognising defective materials, products or components and managing them. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community to:
  • Assemble or manufacture components.
  • Recognise defects and mark and remove the defective product.
  • Ensure the smooth and efficient assembly of components.
  • Perform finishing operations.
  • Dispose of scrap materials and store surplus materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Engaging with assembly-related problems.
  • Making minor adjustments to the assembly process.
  • Recognising defective materials, products or components and managing them.
  • Assembling components/products.
  • Ensuring the smooth and efficient assembly of components.
  • Perform finishing operations.
  • Maintain health and safety. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Solve assembly-related problems.
  • Identify defective materials, products or components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Discuss job instructions/schedules.
  • Record and report all relevant information pertaining to the assembly process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the equipment according to manufacturer's instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when engaging with assembly related problems. 

    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  71950   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    2. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    3. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    4. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    5. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    6. College of Production Technology 
    7. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    8. Eastcape Training Centre 
    9. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    10. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    11. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    12. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    13. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    14. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    15. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    16. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    17. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    18. Ziphi Nkomo Training Services 



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