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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up a production machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264014  Set up a production machine 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 2  NQF Level 02  16 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
6928  Foundry: Set up a production machine  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for people who work, or intend to work in a manufacturing process or similar environment where foundry moulds are required for the metal product casting process. The skills, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of a National Certificate in Foundry Operations (Foundry Moulding) at NQF Level 2. Equipment operated in this unit standard is against a set of specific instructions.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan work activity.
  • Preparing tooling.
  • Set tooling.
  • Produce sample and make adjustments.
  • Monitor machine operation and tooling during the production process. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that I have a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) in Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities (NQF Level 1) or an equivalent qualification. They also assume that I am working towards my qualification as part of a learning programme, which integrates all the required unit standards.

    My learning time will increase if I do not have:
  • A relevant NQF Level 1 qualification.
  • Experience in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated competence in the operation of a coremaking or moulding machine.
  • Relevant quality awareness principles and procedures.

    My learning time will be decreased if I have experience in this field because:
  • My learning programme will be adjusted to build on what I already know.
  • I can apply to have that prior learning recognised. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes:
  • Machines include core and mould making machines.
  • Handtools include drills, spanners, angle grinders, hammers and sockets.
  • Lifting equipment includes chains, rope, nylon and wire slings, shackles and eyebolts.
  • Pre-operational maintenance work includes greasing, oiling, seals, worn parts.
  • Adjustments to machines include adjusting limit switches, pressure switches, mechanical timers.
  • Tooling components include blow tubes, vents, ejector pins, springs, electrical thermocouples.
  • Tooling includes core boxes, patterns. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Instructions are interpreted and sequence of operation determined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-operational maintenance checks are carried out and adjustments made where necessary, in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency shutdown procedures on machine are checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Safety devices on production machine are checked in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Machine is adjusted to suit job requirements in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Applicable health, safety and environmental principles and procedures are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Team members are informed of planned work activity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tooling is identified, selected and inspected. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tooling adjustments are made to ensure quality specifications are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tooling components which are worn are replaced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable health, safety and environmental principles and procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tooling is loaded safely on machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety devices are checked and set. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tooling is aligned. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Process parameters are set. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Applicable health, safety and environmental principles and procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Produce sample and make adjustments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machine is started up in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sample is produced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Sample is inspected to ensure conformance to quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Adjustments are made where necessary to correct non-conformance in sample. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Safety devices are checked to ensure they are operational, in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor machine operation and tooling during the production process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machine performances are monitored to ensure they are operating within required cycle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Adjustments are made to ensure quality standards are met. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machines in process are checked to ensure safe operation as per worksite procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body that has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.
  • I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.
  • I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.
  • I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:

    Names & functions of:
  • Basic mechanical, electrical and operational functions of machine.
  • Process and sequence of machine operation.
  • Basic mechanical, electrical and operational features of tooling and their uses.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Raw materials.
  • Consumables.
  • Machine parts.
  • Services.
  • Safety equipment.

    Sensory cues:
  • Relating to setting up a production machine.

    Purpose of:
  • Setting up a production machine.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Of following incorrect setting up procedure.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Emergency shutdown procedures of machines.
  • Applicable worksite procedures.
  • Interpretation of the production plan.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Teamwork principles.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between setting up production machines and the quality of the product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems relating to tooling and setting up production machines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team group, organization or community to achieve the moulding operation objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself by meeting set up requirements on various machines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to determine set up requirements on machinery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by reporting problems with machinery. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically by setting tooling on machines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems: how incorrectly set machines and defective tooling affects the production process. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 6928, "Foundry: Set up a production machine", Level 2, 16 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66449   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    3. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 



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