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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Refurbish diamond processing equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376514  Refurbish diamond processing equipment 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Fabrication and Extraction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
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
10534  Repair or refurbish equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  35  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is useful for learners who intend following a career in the diamond processing sector and who are required to repair or refurbish diamond processing equipment.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify the equipment used in the diamond polishing industry and evaluate the extent of repair or refurbishment necessary.
  • Liaise with the user of the equipment to be repaired or refurbished.
  • Arrange for the repair or refurbishment of equipment.
  • Inspect the installation and application of equipment in the workplace.
  • Conduct post-repair-or-refurbish equipment activities.

    This unit standard is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of the diamond processing industry in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Equipment used in the diamond polishing industry at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context applies to the conversion of rough diamond gemstones into cut and polished diamond gemstones for sale into local and international markets. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the equipment used in the diamond polishing industry and evaluate the extent of repair or refurbishment necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment and their accessories that are used in the process of polishing diamond gemstones are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The potential scope for repair or refurbishment of equipment used in the diamond polishing industry is described in terms of practicality and cost effectiveness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The sources where repair and refurbishment can take place are identified and the scope of such remedial work described in terms of the capability of the repairing or refurbishing operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment in need of repair or refurbishment is evaluated and remedial action is diagnosed taking into account the time, cost and practicality of remedial action required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Liaise with the user of the equipment to be repaired or refurbished. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of maintaining good relationships with the owner and user of the equipment to be repaired or refurbished is explained in terms of good working relationships co-operation and customer service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of not making obligations on behalf of the repairing or refurbishing operation is explained until a proper evaluation of the work required to be done has been carried out by a person qualified to do so. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of ensuring that the recommendation for repair or refurbishment of equipment is duly documented is explained in relation to authorisation to perform the work and acceptance of the obligation to pay for the work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Users are contacted and recommendations are made in line with workplace specific requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Arrange for the repair or refurbishment of equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Detailed remedial action instructions are issued once authority to carry out a repair or refurbishment is obtained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Authorised repairs or refurbishments are referred to the appropriate operation to carry out the remedial work. Appropriate documentation is used to signify the authority to proceed in line with workplace specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Regular follow up of outstanding repair or refurbishment work is made to ascertain progress and the likely date of return. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Items reported to have been repaired are tested to ensure that the equipment is in good working order before installation in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Items tested to be in good working order are transported to the workplace for installation in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Inspect the installation and application of equipment in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of compliance with the requirements of other workplaces in which the leaner may need to work are described in terms of potential impact on health, safety, equipment, products and security as well as good working relationships, inter departmental co-operation and customer service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The general principles for maintaining security of diamonds in the workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Candidates comply with the security requirements and workplace specific procedures for the installation and observance of the application of equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment is transferred from the user to the repairing or refurbishing operation in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The installation of the equipment in the workplace is examined to ensure that it complies with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Repaired or refurbished equipment is tested in its location in the workplace to ensure that it operates in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Conduct post-repair-or-refurbish equipment activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The appropriate documentation is completed to signify the transfer and/or installation of the equipment in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Housekeeping, safety practices in the workplace and care of equipment are explained in line with workplace specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Good housekeeping must include:
  • All relevant documentation is returned and/or filed for record purposes.
  • The working area is cleaned after installation and any packaging materials used to protect the equipment in transit are reclaimed where appropriate of disposed of into correct facilities.
     


  • 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 the functioning of equipment:
  • Understanding the use and application of equipment used to process diamonds.
  • Understanding the equipment that can be repaired or refurbished.
  • Knowledge of where to have equipment repaired or refurbished.
  • The implications of defects in equipment and the effect on processing of diamonds and the impact they have on value.
  • Awareness of the risk to a diamond that can be caused by non conforming equipment and accessories.

    Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental issues:
  • Significant hazards and risks related to boiling activities, their consequences and mitigating actions.
  • Safety measures related to diamond boiling and use of pressure vessels.
  • PPE requirements and the reason for each.
  • Impact on the environment and mitigating actions.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Handling and storage of hazardous chemicals.
  • Adherence to fumigation protocols.

    Legislative and structural environment:
  • Importance of adherence to health and safety requirements.
  • Importance of care and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Codes of practice.

    Communication:
  • Reporting requirements and ability.
  • Communicating with relevant personnel.
  • Liaison between personnel in various functions. 

  • 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:

    Notes: The ability to inspect and identify the nature of repair needed and the scope to effect such repairs and to inspect and /or install repaired equipment in the workplace contributes to the problem solving ability. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community:

    Notes: The ability to accept and interpret work instructions correctly, to comply with security arrangements indicates the ability to work effectively as a team member within the structure of the organisation and with people outside the organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively:

    Notes: The assessment of work to be carried out, sourcing appropriate places to effect the repair and obtaining the necessary authority and the complying with good housekeeping practices indicates the ability to organise and manage activities in the work environment. 

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

    Notes: The ability to assess repair work, seek sources to carry out repairs, assimilate instructions and follow up on outstanding work indicates the ability to collect, organise and evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others:

    Notes: The ability to assess the extent to which repairs can be carried out and whether it is worthwhile to effect such repairs demonstrates the critical use of science and technology in the safeguarding of the equipment, the environment, and fellow workers. 

    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 10534, "Repair or refurbish equipment", Level 3, 35 credits.

    Terminology:

    Specified Requirements:

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

    Legal:
  • The Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry Main Agreement.
  • Regulations of the Diamonds Act, No 56 of 1986, as amended.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85/1993).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • The glossary of terms about the terminology of the industry issued by the Bargaining Council for the Diamond Cutting Industry.

    Site-specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Working Guides, tariff agreements, policies and procedures.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  78843   National Certificate: Diamond Processing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


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