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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture earrings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261477  Manufacture earrings 
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  10 
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 make different types of hollow earrings or earrings with filigree wire.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan the manufacturing process for the earrings.
  • Prepare the components for the manufacture of the earrings.
  • Assemble the components of the earrings.
  • Finish the earrings. 

  • 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 
    The following range applies to this unit standard:
  • Both of the following ranges of earring categories must be selected:
    > Hollow earrings.
    > Earrings using wire filigree. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the manufacturing process for the earrings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The design for the earrings is analysed and interpreted in terms of given requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of the forms of the designs must include at least one of the following:
  • A drawing.
  • A photograph.
    Or
  • A model.

    Range of hollow earrings must include:
  • A pair of hoop earrings.
  • A pair of half dome earrings.
  • A pair of ball earrings.

    Range of another pair of earrings must include:
  • A pair of earrings with filigree wire.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The tools, materials and equipment needed in the manufacturing process are identified and selected in accordance with the production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The precious metal is weighed and the cost calculated in terms of relevant metal prices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct planning, analysing, interpretation of the design and calculation of production cost are described in terms of the potential impact on productivity, cost and end product. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare the components for the manufacture of the earrings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected and prepared for the components to make the earrings in accordance with the specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The metal is prepared to industry quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The components for the earrings are prepared to design specifications and within an agreed timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not adhering to the correct preparation, housekeeping and safe working practices are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble the components of the earrings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected and prepared to assemble the metal components in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The tools and equipment are used in terms of their design and manufacturers specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The components for the earrings are assembled to design specifications and within an agreed timeframe. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not adhering to correct workmanship, housekeeping and safe working practices, are described in terms of the potential impact on occupational health and safety, productivity and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finish the earrings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, material and equipment are selected and prepared in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The earrings are given the desired surface finish according to jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The fastening mechanisms are attached in terms of jewellery manufacturing requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of applying the wrong finish are described in terms of deviation from the design specifications and the potential impact on productivity and quality. 


    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 manufacturing earrings:
  • Knowledge of the malleability of the metal.
  • Three-dimensional spatial perception and developed hand eye co-ordination.

    Processes and events:
  • Knowledge of various jewellery manufacturing processes.
  • Exposure to various jewellery manufacturing processes.
  • Distinguish poor jewellery manufacturing 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 tools, materials and equipment for the manufacture of different earrings, and to plan the manufacturing process 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 specified 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 tools, equipment and procedures are required for the manufacturing process of these different earrings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Note:
  • The ability of the learner to plan the layout, the procedure, the preparation, the assembly and the specified finish gathered from the information from the design specifications 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 interpret specified requirements by liaising and interacting 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 occupational health and safety measures to conduct the required manufacturing 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 manufactured earrings: The quality of the metal before use, the preparation thereof, the correct interpretation of the design and what it hopes to achieve in the rest of the jewellery production. 

  • 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:
  • Filigree is jewellery manufacturing technique when delicate jewellery or metalwork with wire is soldered to a metal background in patterns. Also describes pattern-work made with twisted threads of gold and/or silver.

    Specified Requirements:

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

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts.
  • 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 and 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: 
    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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