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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture a resin pattern 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264135  Manufacture a resin pattern 
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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

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 wooden or metal pattern equipment is required for the manufacturing process. The skills, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of a National Certificate in Foundry Patternmaking 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 to manufacture resin pattern.
  • Prepare materials.
  • Manufacture negative mould.
  • Manufacture resin pattern.
  • Finish resin pattern. 

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

    The learning time will increase if the learner does not have:
  • A relevant NQF Level 1 qualification.
  • Experience in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated competence in unit standards relating to operating woodworking machinery.

    The learning time will be decreased if the learner has experience in this field because:
  • The learning programme will be adjusted to build on what the learner already knows.
  • The learner can apply to have prior learning recognised. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcome:
  • Pattern materials include epoxy resins, polyurethane resin, fibreglass, wooden supports and metal inserts. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to manufacture resin pattern 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sequence of work is planned according to job instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Availability of materials is checked according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Availability of wooden pattern for making resin pattern is checked according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Job card is completed before, during and after patternmaking activity according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Team members are informed of planned work activity according to communication procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Fiberglass roll is cut to size according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resin components are mixed in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Release agent is applied onto wooden pattern in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Wooden pattern is framed according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Manufacture negative mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prepared resin gel coat is applied to wooden pattern to required thickness and in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fiberglass is applied to gel coat to required thickness according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strengthening supports are added where necessary according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Negative mould is cured according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Negative mould is stripped from wooden pattern according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Negative mould is cleaned and prepared for pattern manufactured according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are adhered to according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manufacture resin pattern. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Release agent is applied to negative mould in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Resin gel coat and fibreglass are applied to negative mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Strengthening supports are added where necessary according to instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Filler backing resin is added and in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Steel securing plates are inserted where necessary to secure pattern to pattern plate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Resin pattern is levelled off in negative mould using appropriate equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Resin pattern is stripped from negative mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are adhered to. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Finish resin pattern. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resin pattern is cleaned and inspected according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Non-conforming patterns are identified and corrective action taken according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are adhered to according to standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 4 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency. Only an Assessor with suitable first hand experience in process operations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification 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 qualification 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 by 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. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:

    Names & functions of:
  • Resin pattern materials.
  • Types of resins.
  • Release agents.
  • Strengthening supports.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Range of resins.
  • Resin pattern materials.

    Sensory cues:
  • Related to quality pattern equipment.

    Purpose of:
  • Mixing resin materials.
  • Manufacturing resin pattern equipment.
  • Fibreglass and resins.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of not adhering to material manufacturer's specifications.
  • Implications of non-conforming pattern equipment on the production process and product.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Applicable worksite procedures.
  • Applicable safety, health, environmental and quality procedures.
  • Mixing of resins.
  • Resin application techniques.

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Teamwork principles.
  • Strength of pattern materials.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between manufacturing resin patterns and quality 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 manufacturing resin patterns. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team group, organization or community to ensure availability of quality resin patterns for moulding process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself by planning my own work and having the manufactured resin pattern ready for production. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by interpreting job instructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by reporting unsafe working conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically use resin materials to manufacture pattern. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems how a defective resin pattern would impact on moulding 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 
    N/A 

    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. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    2. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.