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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture three dimensional regular shaped metal tooling 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264154  Manufacture three dimensional regular shaped metal tooling 
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 3  NQF Level 03  40 
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 Operations at NQF Level 3. 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 three dimensional regular shaped metal tooling.
  • Prepare metal work piece.
  • Finish metal work piece. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that the learner has a National Certificate in Foundry Operations NQF Level 2 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 2 qualification.
  • Experience in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated competence in unit standards relating to using metalworking 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 outcomes:
  • Metal tooling includes pattern and coreboxes.
  • Pattern materials include cast iron, aluminium, steel, brass.
  • Metalworking machinery includes lathes, radial drills, surface grinders, milling machines, vertical boring machines, spark erosion machines, saws.
  • Fasteners include screws, bolts, nuts, washers.
  • Finishing materials include varnish, paint, sanding sealer and metal filler. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to manufacture three dimensional regular shaped metal tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Technical drawing is interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sequence of work is planned according to standard operating procedures. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Availability and functioning of metalworking machinery is checked according to standard operating procedures. 

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

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare metal work piece. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Required metal work piece is obtained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Metal work piece is marked out according to technical drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Metal work piece is set up on appropriate metalworking machines according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Metal work piece is machined to technical drawing specifications. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Finish metal work piece. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Metal work piece is ground and polished according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Metal work piece is mounted on plate with appropriate fasteners according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Metal tooling is checked according to technical drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pattern identification is marked on tooling according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    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:
  • Applicable tooling materials.
  • Applicable tooling manufacturing equipment.
  • Range of metals.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Range of metals used in tooling manufacturing.

    Sensory cues:
  • Related to quality pattern equipment.

    Purpose of:
  • Metal tooling and manufacturing thereof within manufacturing process.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of metal tooling that do not meet manufacturing requirements.
  • 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.
  • Interpretation of technical drawings.
  • Basic drafting techniques.
  • Tooling manufacturing techniques.
  • Tooling finishing techniques.
  • Basic computation.
  • Measuring techniques.
  • Metal working techniques.
  • Basic foundry methoding.

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

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

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between the manufacturing of 3 dimensional regular shaped metal tooling and efficient quality production. 

  • 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 metal tooling manufacture. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team group, organization or community to ensure availability of materials and equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself to machine metal workpieces. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by interpreting technical drawing to determine machining requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively record and report information related to tooling manufacture process. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically to interpret technical drawings and mark out metal workpieces. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems how defective metal tooling would impact on the moulding and 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 
    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) 



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