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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform wood finishing operations by conventional spraying 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117154  Perform wood finishing operations by conventional spraying 
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  32 
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 perform the finishing operations by conventional spraying methods and produce final products according to required standard.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting and preparing materials for spraying.
  • Applying stains by spraying.
  • Applying sealers, primers, clear and pigmented finishing coats. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in basic numeracy 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 
    The following elements may include but are not limited to:
  • Materials stains; sealers; primers; clear and pigmented finishing lacquers
  • Specification: written; oral; colour charts; colour samples
  • Queries: inaccuracies; errors; unclear information
  • Preparation; viscosity; colour; consistency
  • Workpiece: components; sub-assemblies; assemblies
  • Surface: solid timber; veneer; composite board; flat panel; curved; profiled
  • Stains: oil; water; spirit; mixed solvent; pigmented
  • Materials: cloths; rags; wipers
  • Sealers: modern; pre-formulated; two pack materials
  • Primers: traditional; oil based
  • Application faults: poor wetting; uneven coats; drips; runs; fish eye
  • Techniques: speed; distance; angle; spray pressure; atomising pressure
  • Adjustments: flow; speed
  • Finish requirements: sheen levels; build; durability; resistance 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and prepare materials for spraying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specification is checked and work to be carried out is organised accordingly 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Queries regarding the specification are clarified with the relevant person 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workstation is clean, free of dust and debris 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials selected conform to specification and are compatible with subsequent finishing materials 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Materials are correctly prepared and tested to meet specification requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Spillage's and splashes are dealt with promptly 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Unused materials are returned to storage 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The process is performed safely and within the time allocated 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply stains by spraying. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Surfaces to be stained are clean and ready to accept stain 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Surfaces not requiring stain are adequately masked 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stains match colour sample 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Spray gun is correctly adjusted according to surface finish requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Correct spray gun techniques are used in the application of stain 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Excess stain is removed and any spillage's or splashes are dealt with promptly 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Unused stains are labeled and returned to storage 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Relevant information is recorded onto appropriate document 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The process is performed safely and within the time allocated 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply sealers, primers, clear and pigmented finishing coats. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sealer, primer, clear and pigmented finishing coats meet specification and uniformity of application requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct adjustments to spray gun are used according to finish requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct spray gun techniques are used for application of finishing materials 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Excess finishing materials are removed and any spillages or splashes are dealt with promptly 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Application faults identified, rectified or reported to the relevant person 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Unused materials are labeled and returned to storage 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Relevant information is recorded onto appropriate document 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The process is performed safely and within the time allocated 


    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 the purpose of staining and sealing

    A broad understanding of the use of staining and sealing materials including:
  • Preparation requirements for polishing materials
  • Identification of colour match
  • Importance of bringing materials into correct suspension
  • Importance of accurate viscosity readings

    A sound understanding of health and safety requirements including:
  • OHAS Act regulations for solvents
  • Storage requirements for flammable materials

    A broad understanding of application techniques including:
  • Correct spraying techniques and suitable techniques for various materials
  • How to recognise and rectify application faults
  • How and why certain surfaces need to be masked
  • Drying times of stains and finishing materials
  • Correct use of equipment
  • Compatibility of materials with subsequent coatings

    A broad understanding of quality and performance issues including:
  • Importance of quality and performance standards
  • Importance of organised workstation
  • Types of interruptions which occur, and how to handle them
  • Importance of quality checks
  • Understanding of tolerances
  • Dealing with deviations to acceptable tolerances
  • Use and completing of documents 

  • 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 preparing for the finishing of the hand polishing processes. 

    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 finishing operations are carried out that 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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