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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Perform destructive testing on welded specimens 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14718  Perform destructive testing on welded specimens 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Welding 
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 3  NQF Level 03  10 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-12-03  2006-12-03  SAQA 0151/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
243078  Perform destructive testing on welded specimens  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to carry out destructive testing and inspection on welded specimens by preparing the specimens for inspection, perform destructive testing, inspect specimens for defects, and completing the necessary documentation. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
National Certificate in Welding Application and Practice NQF level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
General guide for scope, context and level:

Context
  • All work undertaken must comply with Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • All work done must comply with worksite practices.
  • All work done under limited supervision.

    Level (for level 3)
    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
    (a) A range of well-developed skills.
    (b) An ability to offer a significant choice of procedures.
    (c) Some relevant theoretical knowledge.
    (d) An ability to interpret available information.
    (e) An ability to respond to familiar problems.
    (f) An ability to function with significant responsibility. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare welded specimens for destructive testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of correct preparation of welded specimen for testing, and the consequences of incorrect preparation, is explained with reference to the inspection code of practice as used in industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Basic and major components of the destructive testing equipment are identified and the explanation of function and purpose is correct in terms of manufacture's requirements and standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Parts and components correctly identified and the implications for incorrect identification is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Terms and definitions used are consistent with generally accepted welding terminology as recorded in international welding codes and standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Select, set up and conduct pre operational checks of destructive testing equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Explain the functions and purposes of destructive testing of welded test specimens in accordance with relevant code and standard practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Verification, identification and selection of destructive testing equipment as recorded in relevant welding standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Identification and rectification of hazards relate to welding process in accordance with standard work site practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Pre operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacture's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. A safe worksite is created to prevent damage to equipment and injury to people. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety screen must be in position on destructive testing machine during Operation.
    Resources to include: manufacture's operational and specifications manual, worksite practices and safety and environmental issues.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare work pieces prior to destructive testing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1.Selected welded specimen for destructive testing is in accordance with work instruction sheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Work pieces prepared prior to destructive testing as specified on drawing and worksite practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Care must be taken to avoid sharp edges and over notching which will cause test specimen to fail. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Dimensions and alignment checked as specified on drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Safety precautions adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Inspect work piece prior to destructive testing in accordance with drawing requirements and worksite practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Resources include: Worksite practices, tools, equipment, safety requirements in relation to job requirements.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform destructive testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Safety precaution adhered to during destructive testing process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Test specimen aligned and positioned in accordance with specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specimen types that can be used for testing purposes (root and face bend, fracture test, nick break).
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Destructive testing performed according to worksite practices. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Inspect test specimen. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Types and causes of weld defects are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Visual Inspect test specimen for the following defects as specified in relevant code. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Porosity, sidewall fusion, slag inclusion, inter -run fusion.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Documentation completed as reflected in worksite practices. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard, must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant SETA/ETQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    1. Theoretical knowledge of destructive testing process.
    2. Specific worksite safety practices and use of personal protective equipment.
    3. Communication and team work principles.
    4. Use of task related testing equipment.
    5. Demarcation of work area.
    6. Quality standards related to destructive testing of welded specimens.
    7. Detection of visible indications, defects, abnormalities and judging parameters indicating quality of welded specimen.
    8. Identification, location and functions of equipment and tools, components and materials.
    9. Pre-operational checks of tools and equipment.
    10. Units of measurement.
    11. Methods of securing test-pieces.
    12. Assembly sequences and principles.
    13. Worksite practices and procedures related to destructive testing of welded specimens.
    14. Safe storage and procedures of tools and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identification and problem solving skills (reflected in specific outcomes). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work with other (communication with team members and peers). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage one self (plan, select and organise tasks). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems (understanding the implications of incorrect usage of communication, administrative and security procedures in relation to the business application of the company. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 243078, which is "Perform destructive testing on welded specimens", Level 3, 5 credits.

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment or certificate of competency can demonstrate the above competencies.

    Supplementary Information:

    Assessment methods:
    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/ he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard. These tools may include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching
    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (For example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence).The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes.

    Supplementary Material
    Resource material as registered by NSB 06 and accredited by relevant ETQA.

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented.Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title.Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again.This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24213   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-12-03  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. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 



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