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

Weld with flux-core welding process in all positions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14719  Weld with flux-core welding process in all positions 
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 
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
243052  Weld carbon steel workpieces using the cored-wire welding process in all positions  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this unit standard are able to weld work pieces using the flux-core arc welding process in the down-hand and horizontal positions in accordance with required industry`s structural standards, They are also able to select, prepare the equipment and work to codes and standards. 

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

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Scope:
Range of materials used is:
Low carbon steel

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 
Describe set up procedures for the flux-core arc welding process. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The importance of correct assembly of the flux-core arc welding equipment, and the consequences of incorrect assembly, is explained with reference to the manufacture's requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Components required for the flux-core arc welding process are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The function and purpose is correctly explained in terms of manufacture's requirements and standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The implications of using incorrect components are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Terms and definitions used are consistent with recognised accepted welding terminology as recorded in international welding standards. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Welding equipment includes: Constant voltage power source, earth clamp, welding cable, shielding gas, flow meter regulator, hose clamps and welding consumables as specified.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Select, set up and conduct pre operational checks of flux-core arc welding equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Verification, identification and selection of flux-core arc welding equipment as specified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Identification and rectification of hazards relate to welding process in accordance with standard work site practices. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Pre operational checks are carried out in accordance with manufacture's specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. A safe worksite is created to prevent damage to equipment and injury to people. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Resources to include: manufacture's operational and specifications manual, worksite practices and safety and environmental issues.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prepare work pieces prior to welding. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Work pieces prepared prior to welding as specified on drawing and worksite practices. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Dimensions and alignment checked as indicated on drawing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Inspect workpiece prior to welding. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Resources include: Worksite practices, tools, equipment, safety procedures and welding consumables in relation to job requirements.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Equipment is selected and assembled to weld low carbon steel. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Workpiece tack weld in position as per drawing specifications. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Safety precautions adhered to. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Confined spaces (ventilation, isolation, breathing apparatus, fire hazards, electrical equipment).
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Weld workpieces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Welding filler material selected as specified on worksite procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Welding parameters are established to worksite procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Workpiece welded in appropriate welding position. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Positions as per worksite procedure (vertical up, horizontal, overhead and down hand)
indicated on drawings and welding consumables.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Safety precaution adhered to during welding process. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Workpiece cleaned after welding as per worksite practices. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Weld imperfections are identified and corrective action taken during the welding process. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Heat input, metal transfer mode, filler diameter, joint preparation, welding technique, consumable handling and shielding method.
Material type to be welded: Low carbon steels
Resources include: Welding equipment, tools, protective clothing and equipment, worksite procedure, material as indicated on drawings and welding consumables.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Inspect welded work piece. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. All welding spatter removed as specified in cleaning procedure. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Welded workpiece conform to specifications as indicated on drawing. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Visual Inspection methods and procedures selected is relevant to job requirements and in accordance with international welding standards. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Documentation completed as reflected in worksite practices. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Procedures include: Worksite practices, inspection methods (visual only), and cleaning procedures.
 


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 flux-core arc welding process
2. Specific worksite safety practices and use of personal protective equipment
3. Communication and team work principles
4. Use of task related lifting equipment
5. Demarcation of work area
6. Welding quality standards
7. Detection of visible welding defects/abnormalities and corrective action taken
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 workpieces
12. Assembly sequences and principles
13. Verify the use of selected welding consumables 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
1. 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 243052, which is " Weld carbon steel workpieces using the cored-wire welding process in all positions ", Level 3, 8 credits.

This unit standard may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.

1. 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
  • 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.

    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
    Elective  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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