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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Make up fluid power tube assemblies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244712  Make up fluid power tube assemblies 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of Fluid Power Engineering who are required to identify tube and fittings and manipulate tubing to a pre determined position with minimum wastage while adhering to safe working practice and cleanliness levels. The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the fluid power NQF Level 3 qualification.

Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tubes and fittings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different methods of attaching tubes and fittings.
  • Make up fluid power tube assembly. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that a person is already competent in terms of the following outcomes when starting to learn toward this unit standard:
  • Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings at NQF Level 2.
  • Select, use and care for engineering hand tools at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Hydraulic tubing is limited to seamless hydraulic tubing from 6 mm - 42 mm outside diameter according to the following standards:
    > DIN 2391/C.
    > DIN 2445, EN10305.
  • Pneumatic tubing is limited to Nylon and Polyurethane tubing from 4 mm - 12 mm outside diameter.

    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of tubes and fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hydraulic tubes are identified according to manufacturer's classification in terms of pressure ratings and the safety factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pipe sizes are up to and including 42 mm, S and L series. This will not include an understanding of the manufacturing process.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hydraulic tube fittings are identified according to manufacturer's classification in terms of pressure ratings and the safety factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fitting sizes are up to and including 42 mm, S and L series.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pneumatic tubes are identified in accordance with manufacturer's ratings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The various tubing materials are identified and their characteristics are listed with reference to the bend radius, flexibility, pressure ratings and medium in use.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pneumatic fittings are identified in accordance with manufacturer's ratings. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The various fittings are identified with reference to the connection type, pressure ratings and medium in use.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the different methods of attaching tubes and fittings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Male and female threads are identified in accordance with national and international standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Threads include Metric, BSP, NPT, PT, GAZ and UNF.
  • Connection types include JIC, SAE and ORFS.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of connections for the pipes and tubes are explained in accordance with manufactures specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Competence must be demonstrated against at least 3 of the following: nut and olive, nut and flare, pipe forming, nut and insert, push in or flat-faced.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The process of attaching tubes and fittings is explained in accordance with manufacturer specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Make up fluid power tube assembly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tubing is cut and de-burred in accordance with the fitting manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tubing is manipulated in accordance with workplace requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Workplace requirements include size of tube, bend radius and use of tools.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is conducted in accordance with agreed time frames. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is conducted efficiently with minimum wastage in accordance with workplace accepted standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Fittings are connected to the tubing in accordance with the fitting manufacturer's specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    End connections are terminated in accordance with installation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Tube assembly is leak-free. 


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

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Understanding and interpreting drawings.
  • Selecting and caring for engineering hand tools.
  • Visualising in 3 dimensions.
  • Bend radii.
  • Characteristics of materials.
  • Assembly of fittings to tubing.
  • Effects of wastage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to identify difficulties and take appropriate action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to prepare for making up tube assemblies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to determine correct tubes and fittings and equipment to make up tube assemblies. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Note: The ability of the candidate to use specialised equipment to make up tube assemblies. 

  • 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. 

    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 
    Terminology:
  • BSP: British Standard Pipe thread.
  • NPT: American National Standard Taper Pipe Thread.
  • UNF: Unified screw threads.
  • SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers.
  • ORFS: O-Ring Flat Face Seal.
  • JIC: Joint Industrial Council.
  • PT: Pipe Thread.
  • GAZ: French Pipe Thread.
  • L-series: Light series (DIN 2353).
  • S-series: Heavy series (DIN 2353).

    Notes to Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following 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  58882   National Certificate: Fluid Power  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
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