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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Collect and return diamond processing equipment for repair or refurbishment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376521  Collect and return diamond processing equipment for repair or refurbishment 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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
10531  Collect and return equipment for repair or refurbishment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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 collect and return diamond processing equipment for repair or refurbishment.

Learners credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify and label the equipment required to be repaired or refurbished.
  • Liaise with the user of the equipment to be repaired or refurbished.
  • Comply with the workplace security requirements.
  • Secure the equipment in transit.
  • Conduct post-repair-or-refurbish equipment activities. 

  • 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 3. 

  • 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 and label the equipment required to be repaired or refurbished. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The equipment and their accessories used in the process of polishing diamond gemstones that can be repaired or refurbished are identified and the broad scope of repair or refurbishment is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of labelling equipment for repair or refurbishment is explained in relation to its owner, the user and the location in which it is used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Housekeeping, safety practices in the workplace and care of equipment are explained in line with workplace specific requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of compliance with the requirements of other workplaces in which the learner may need to work are described in terms of potential impact on health, safety, equipment, products and security. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Liaise with the user of equipment and inter-departmental customers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of maintaining good relationships with the owner and user of the equipment to be taken for repair or refurbishment is explained in terms of good working relationships, inter departmental 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 has been carried out by an expert. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of ensuring record keeping relating to remove or return of equipment is explained in relation to ownership of equipment, authorisation to perform work, security arrangements and liability for loss or damage to property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Collection and/or return of equipment is recorded in line with workplace specific requirements and users needs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Comply with the workplace security requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of compliance with security arrangements is explained in relation to the proprietary interests of owners of businesses. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of compliance with the requirements of other departments and/or organisation is explained in terms of good working relationships, inter departmental co-operation and customer service. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The principles of recording the transfer of equipment are described in terms of the obligation on the person in possession of the property. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The security requirements and workplace specific procedures for the collection of and delivery of equipment are complied with. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Secure the equipment in transit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of security of equipment when in transit is explained in relation to security of property, insurance liability and good customer relations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of the securing of equipment in transit in relation to correct handling, identification of ownership and protection of equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is transferred from the user to the repairing or refurbishing operation in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The repaired or refurbished equipment is labelled and protected for transportation to the user in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The equipment is delivered to the user in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The appropriate documentation is completed to signify the transfer of the equipment in accordance with workplace specific procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Good housekeeping is exercised after returning equipment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Good housekeeping must include:
  • All relevant documentation is returned and/or filed for record purposes.
  • Packaging materials used are reclaimed where appropriate of disposed of into correct facilities.
  • Delivery equipment and or vehicles are returned to the appropriate holding facility.
     


  • 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 
  • Knowledge relating to the functioning of equipment:
    > Understanding the use and application of equipment used to process diamonds.
    > 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.

    Note: The ability to identify equipment and their accessories and to correctly label them, to secure equipment in transit and to return equipment to the appropriate user contributes to the problem solving ability. 

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

    Note: The ability to accept and interpret work instructions correctly, to comply with security arrangements and to liaise with users and repairers in an acceptable manner 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.

    Note: The identification and labelling of equipment and accessories prior to collection, the appropriate transportation and return of equipment to the user and the complying with security and housekeeping practices indicates the learner's ability to organise and manage activities in the work environment. 

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

    Note: The ability to assimilate instructions, to collect, store, sort and distribute equipment and accessories and be accountable for the custody of such equipment when in transit 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.

    Note: The ability to evaluate remediation demonstrates the critical use of science and technology in the processing of information and the safeguarding of the material, the environment, fellow workers and oneself. 

    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 10531, "Collect and return equipment for repair or refurbishment", Level 2, 2 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 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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