SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Make, maintain and use tools and equipment for ammunition maintenance repairs 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
421839  Make, maintain and use tools and equipment for ammunition maintenance repairs 
ORIGINATOR
QCTO Task Team - Explosive Ordnance 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05 
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 intended for learners who are involved in the maintenance and repair of ammunition and explosives. Learners assessed against this unit standard will be able to identify the need for a new tool or piece of equipment, design and develop the tool and obtain the necessary approval for its use during the maintenance or repair of ammunition. This unit standard will contribute towards the compliance of learners with legal, safety and organisational requirements.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Design special tools for ammunition maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Maintain special tools and equipment.
  • Use special tools and equipment for ammunition maintenance tasks. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 or equivalent.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Design special tools for ammunition maintenance and repair tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of only using authorised tools and equipment during ammunition maintenance tasks is explained according to safe workplace practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety and anti-static considerations are incorporated into the design of prototype tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Technical drawings and specifications are developed to support future design and development requirements of the manufactured tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Authority for the use of manufactured tools and equipment is described and obtained prior to use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain special tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Manufactured tools and equipment are inspected for compliance against technical drawings and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Manufactured tools and equipment are checked for serviceability prior to use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Manufactured tools and equipment are maintained in accordance with organisational procedures and design specifications prior to and after use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Manufactured tools and equipment are stored according to requirements after use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Use special tools and equipment for ammunition maintenance repair tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of using the appropriate tools and equipment for a given task is described in terms of safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of a loose articles list is explained in terms of authorised tools and equipment usage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Manufactured tools and equipment are used for the maintenance and repair of ammunition and explosives. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A report is submitted to the relevant authority providing feedback on the application and use of the manufactured tools and equipment. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant QAP.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant QAP.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant QAP.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant QAP at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Interpretation and sketching of technical drawings.
  • Tools and equipment manufacturing process.
  • Related sections of the Explosives legislation.
  • Related sections of the Explosive Control Regulations.
  • Safe ammunition and explosives handling procedures and techniques.
  • Related sections of the Occupational Health and Safety legislation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking have been made is demonstrated when learners are capable of analysing a problem with regard to the maintenance of ammunition and identifying the need for new or altered tools and equipment to maintain or repair the ammunition. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community is demonstrated where the individual can design and manufacture a special tool or equipment within a team or group for use by the team or group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively is demonstrated when using time efficiently to analyse the problem, design and develop the tool and submit the relevant drawings and specifications for approval. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion is demonstrated through the compilation of a technical drawing and specification of the manufactured tool or equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others is demonstrated when applying tools, equipment and procedures to design and manufacture special tools and equipment for use during ammunition maintenance tasks. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating the world as a set of related systems is demonstrated by recognising that the incorrect use of tools and equipment will create unsafe work situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 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
    Core  90652   National Certificate: Ammunition Fitting  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
    NONE 



    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.