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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare setting tools and equipment for setting gemstones into jewellery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261443  Prepare setting tools and equipment for setting gemstones into jewellery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to use setting tools to decorate and add value to the jewellery item.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify tools and equipment to hold jewellery securely for setting.
  • Identify, describe and use the flexible shaft with correct twist drills and burs for the setting of gemstones into jewellery.
  • Identify, describe and prepare the scorpers for specific setting tasks.
  • Make and use punches and pushers for the setting of gemstones. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify tools and equipment to hold jewellery securely for setting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, material and equipment are identified, described and selected in terms of their design purposes and functions in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, material and equipment are prepared according to jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, material and equipment are used according to manufacturer's specifications and jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Occupational hazards and risks are identified and dealt with in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Housekeeping and safe working practices are adhered to and demonstrated in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct preparation, housekeeping and safe working practices are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences of using the wrong tools, materials and equipment, are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify, describe and use the flexible shaft with correct twist drills and burs for the setting of gemstones into jewellery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The various drill bits and setting burrs are identified and described in terms of their functions and uses. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct drill bits and setting burrs are selected and attached to the flexible shaft to prepare for the setting of gemstones into prongs, claws and beads in line with jewellery manufacturing standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct drill bits and setting burrs are selected and attached to the flexible shaft to prepare for the setting of gemstones into gypsy or swiss/flush setting in terms of jewellery manufacturing standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of choosing the wrong tools, materials and equipment, are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify, describe and prepare the scorpers for specific setting tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Scorpers are identified and described in terms of their design purposes and functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Scorpers are prepared for setting gemstones in pave` setting, according to jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scorpers are prepared for setting stones into channels, boxes, tubes and bezels, according to jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scorpers are prepared for setting gemstones in Swiss/flush setting, according to jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of using the wrong tools, materials and equipment are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Make and use punches and pushers for the setting of gemstones. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, materials and equipment for making setting punches and pushers are selected and prepared according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, materials and equipment for making setting punches are used to form and shape the setting punches for setting gemstones into tubes, channels and box settings in line with setting quality standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools, materials and equipment for making setting pushers are used to form and shape the setting pushers for setting gemstones into prongs, claws and pave` setting, in accordance with jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The setting punches and pushers are ensured to be in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Setting punches and pushers are used to set gemstones in tubes, channels, box settings, prongs, claws and pave` settings in terms of the industry requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    Knowledge relating to preparing setting tools end equipment:
  • Knowledge of the different types of setting techniques.
  • Knowledge of the setting tools, materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of Basic gem identification.

    Processes and events:
  • Knowledge of various gemstone setting processes.
  • Exposure to various gemstone setting processes.
  • Distinguish poor gemstone setting quality from acceptable quality.

    Causes and effects (Safety and Health):
  • Use of equipment.
  • Use of personal protective equipment.
  • Adherence to safety requirements.
  • Work related hazards and associated risks.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies and standards:
  • Safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.
  • Quality policies, standards and agreements. 

  • 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 learner to select the correct and relevant setting tools, materials and equipment for the incorporation of gemstones into the settings, and to plan the setting procedure very carefully and logically. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Note: The ability and willingness of the learner to accept and interpret the design instructions and gemstone setting requirements correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: The ability of the learner to indicate which setting tools, equipment and procedures are required for the incorporation of gemstones into these different settings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Note: The ability of the learner to plan the layout, the procedure and the specified finish gathered from the information from the design with the specified requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
  • Note: The ability of the learner to interact and liaise with relevant role players in the production process, using appropriate and effective communication methods. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Note: The ability to use the relevant technology applying the required health and safety measures to conduct the required gemstone setting task in an agreed time frame. 

  • 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.
  • Note: The ability of the learner to identify the relevant factors that contribute to the success or failure of the set gemstones-the quality of the metal and gemstones before use, the preparation thereof, the correct interpretation of the design and what it hopes to achieve in the rest of the jewellery production process, and as a whole, within the rest of the jewellery industry. 

  • 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 
    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and workplace specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Regulations.
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other Standards.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Voluntary Codes of Practices.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.

    Jewellery Industry Requirements:
  • Working Guides.
  • User manuals supplied by equipment manufacturer.
  • The Bargaining Council for the Jewellery and Precious Metals Industry Main Agreement.
  • The employer's work specifications, tariff agreements and policies and Procedures.
  • Regulations as per directives from the Gold and Diamond Branch of the Southern African Police.
  • ISO 9000/1, SANS and other accredited standards and quality assurance measures.
  • A glossary of terms regarding the terminology of the Jewellery Industry. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65209   National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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