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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform breakout operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117147  Perform breakout operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  16 
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 person credited with this unit standard is able to select and organise materials as per set requirements, load machinery correctly and according to set standards and breakout materials according to required specifications and standards.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting materials for breakout.
  • Organising and positioning materials for breakout.
  • Loading machinery.
  • Breaking out materials to component specification. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in basic numeric and literacy equivalent to ABET Level 4. They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to the National Certificate in Furniture Making, NQF level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Materials includes but is not limited to: hardwoods; softwoods; composite board product
  • Selection includes but is not limited to: from stacks; racks; material stores or components
  • Quality refers to: warp; twists; splits; cracks; dead knots; dimension tolerances
  • Personal protective equipment includes but is not limited to: ear protection; eye protection; hand protection; footwear; respiratory protection.
  • Components include but are not limited to: hardwood; softwood; board products
  • Rejects include but are not limited to: damaged; incorrect dimension
  • Transportation includes but is not limited to: pallet; hand; conveyor system 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select materials for breakout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are selected according to cutting list, routing sheet or other relevant instruction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Any queries regarding the instructions are clarified with the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are checked to be of the right type, quantity and quality for safe and effective use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Any discrepancies regarding type, quantity and quality are rectified or reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The process is carried out safely and within agreed timeframes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Organise and position materials for breakout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Materials are stacked safely and without damage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Materials are correctly positioned for breakout process according to given instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct personal protective clothing is worn according to required regulations and work being carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Process is carried out safely in optimum time. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Load machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Material requirements and operation are confirmed to be accurate and correct. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Problems in interpreting instructions are clarified with the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machine is set for safe and effective operation according to work to be carried out. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems with loading are identified and reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Machine is loaded for safe and effective component preparation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Personal protective clothing is worn according to regulations and work to be carried out. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Breakout materials to component specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Feeding operation is performed for safe and effective component preparation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components conform to specified dimensions and tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rejects are identified, recorded and placed in designated location. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Where machine operation constitutes a danger, emergency stop procedures are promptly operated and the relevant person informed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Components are safely and securely stacked ready for transportation to next workstation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Process is carried out safely and within time allowed. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A broad understanding of a range of materials and their uses
  • An integrated understanding of identification of defects and damage
  • Interpreting cutting lists and routing sheets
  • Organisational reporting procedures
  • Importance of accurately sorting materials
  • How to stack materials safely and securely
  • Techniques of material handling
  • A broad understanding of the types and uses of protective equipment
  • A knowledge of Health and Safety regulations and requirements and the importance of adhering to them
  • An ability to identify machine problems
  • Tolerance standards
  • Identification of rejects
  • Operation procedures for relevant machines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when loading machinery for breakout. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when identifying loading and breakout procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills when communicating with supervisors and work colleagues. 

    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, that when performing breakout operations they do not pose a safety risk and that failure to maintain rate and quality of production will negatively impact upon all parts of the furniture production cycle. 

    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  49091   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


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