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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
335896  Prepare surfaces 
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 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9919  Prepare metal surfaces  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The preparation of surfaces is another very important aspect of the automotive components environment. Surfaces are prepared in both the assembly and manufacturing sectors, using various methods/techniques. In addition, learners need to know the purpose and principles related to surfaces and the types of surfaces they would be working with.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the purposes of preparing surfaces.
  • Prepare for work activity.
  • Conduct surface preparation procedures.
  • Perform work safely. 

  • 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 
    Surfaces refer to metal surfaces (ferrous and non-ferrous), plastic surfaces, any other surface in the assembly/manufacturing sectors of the automotive components environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of the purposes and processes involved in preparing surfaces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The processes related to surface preparation are described in terms of their differences and different uses. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    In the case of metal surfaces these include etching, abrasion, and impregnation.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The types of surface preparation are described in terms of their uses for a given situation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    In the case of metal surfaces these include washing, degreasing, derusting, and descaling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The methods of preparing surfaces are described to show when and how they are used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    In the case of metal surfaces these include hand cleaning, high pressure spraying, cold soaking, hot tank cleaning, blasting, and shaking/rumbling.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The personal protective equipment for each process and method is identified and used to prevent injury. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Surface finish requirements for the job are checked in terms of job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The availability and condition of materials required are checked and material is replenished to prevent delays during surface preparation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment required during operation are checked according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems with materials that cannot be immediately resolved, are communicated to the supervisor in accordance with organisational procedures so that action can be taken timeously. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Pre-operational checks on equipment are conducted and unsafe equipment, worn out parts and defective equipment are reported to the supervisor in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Conduct surface preparation procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials to be prepared are set out in the work area to avoid production delays. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Materials include plate, pipe, steel profiles, and plastic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Surfaces are prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment and materials are used as per manufacturer's instructions and problems are recorded and reported to relevant personnel in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Visual checks for quality finishes are conducted to ensure customer requirements are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of minimising wastage during the operation is explained in terms of its financial implications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work area is restored to a safe and serviceable condition after activity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Conditions include dust, noise, gas, poor visibility, heat, uneven and slippery surfaces, hazardous substances, spillages, and fumes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential hazards connected with the preparation of surfaces are identified to ensure operation according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hazardous conditions are identified and reported to relevant personnel so that the risks can be eliminated or minimised in accordance with organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of the misuse of preparation equipment are explained in terms of actions required to eliminate danger to self and fellow workers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implications of not maintaining a safe working environment are explained in terms of possible loss of life or injury. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes personal protective equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Environmental protection procedures and policies are applied to ensure safety within the production process. 


    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 ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation 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 & functions of:
  • Surface preparation materials.
  • Surface preparation equipment (components and parts of and terminology).
  • Personal protective equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Metal, plastic surfaces.
  • Hazards connected with the use of compressed air.

    Sensory cues:
  • Cues for problems (what is seen, heard smelt, felt).

    Purpose of:
  • Preparing surfaces.
  • Surface preparation procedures.
  • Quality checks.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of not using personal protective equipment.
  • Implications of not following safe working practices.
  • Causes and responses to common problems.
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. using damaged or faulty equipment, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about problems in work area.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Methods of preparing metal surfaces.
  • Communication procedures.
  • Reporting procedures.

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

    Theory: Rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable principles related to metal, plastic surfaces.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Importance of surface preparation to the production process to produce products. 

  • 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:
  • Choosing the surface preparation technique.
  • Engaging with problems related to surface preparation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Use surface preparation equipment safely in the preparation activities.
  • Ensure that the quality of the work is good.
  • Ensure safety of people and equipment and materials. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Preparing for and performing surface preparation.
  • Engaging with problems related to blasting.
  • Using surface preparation equipment.
  • Maintaining safety.
  • Restoring work area. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Solve problems related to surface preparation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Perform surface preparation activities as per standard operating procedure. 

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

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9919, "Prepare metal surfaces", Level 2, 6 credits. 

    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 
    Elective  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  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. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    11. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    12. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    13. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    14. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    15. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    16. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH) 
    17. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    18. Scaw Metals Group T/A Scaw Chain (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    19. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    20. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    21. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    22. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    23. Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    24. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    25. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 
    26. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 
    27. Ziphi Nkomo Training Services 



    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.