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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate and monitor the green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263675  Operate and monitor the green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 
The Unit Standard will be useful for people who wish to complete a NQF Level 2 Learnership in Lumber Milling.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to set up a green chip production facility. This includes setting up and operating green chip production equipment in order to produce wood chips, according to prescribed standards and specifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A Learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate:
  • Competence in Mathematical and Communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 1.
  • An understanding of the detail of the Lumber Milling process, especially in the Wet Mill area.
  • Workplace procedures, health and safety measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assemble tools, equipment and cutting tools for the chipping green lumber. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools, equipment and cutting tools required for the chipping green lumber are assembled according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-inspection procedures for chipping facilities are conducted according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The purpose of each tool, equipment and cutting tools required is correctly explained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The purpose of each tool, equipment and cutting tools required is correctly explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up chipping equipment and install the required cutting tools, to prescribed standards, in the prescribed manner. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Green lumber board, flitch, slab, off cuts, trim ends, edge strips. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A correctly set up green chip production facility ensures that green woodchips are produced as per specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The set up procedures for the green chip production facility is in line with health and safety requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate the chipping equipment in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct operation of the green chip production facilities ensures that green wood of correct dimensions chips are produced. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct operation of the green chip production facilities ensures that green wood chips are produced of correct quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Monitor the throughput and quality to maintain prescribed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct through put and quality of green sawn products is achieved. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct control of green chip production facilities ensures the production of green chips to prescribed through put and quality. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Carry out basic routine maintenance and lubrication of chip production and ancillary handling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance and lubrication schedules are executed according to prescribed routine maintenance and lubrication schedules and reports. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct control of green chip production facilities ensures the production of green chips to prescribed through put and quality. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An employed individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform, the relevant responsible person in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for the assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. An unemployed Learner must arrange with the training provider for assessment.
  • Anyone assessing a Learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • The manner/method and source of providing the learning that will enable compliance with the requirements of this Unit Standard, must be accredited by the ETQA.
  • Moderation of the assessment will be performed in the manner and by the moderator/s accredited for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • Assessment can be performed by means of oral testing, written tests and on-the-job observation. Formative assessment can be carried out during and after achievement of each specific outcome, and summative assessment at the conclusion of the training programme for this Unit Standard. Assessment will take place at a venue or workplace designated by the relevant assessor(s). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Learner will have acquired the detailed knowledge and understanding of and skills relating to:
  • The setting up of green chip production equipment and installation of appropriate cutting tools, to prescribed standards.
  • The operation of green chip production facilities as well as ancillary material handling equipment.
  • Maintaining product dimension and process through put standards.
  • The routine maintenance of green chip production facilities as well as ancillary materials handling equipment.
  • Competence in Mathematical and Communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 2.
  • Competence in work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems regarding activities in the Lumber Mill. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Contribute towards setting up of a green chip production equipment and installation of appropriate cutting tools, to prescribed standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise operation of green chip production facilities as well as ancillary material handling equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collate and analyse data in relation to dimension and process through put standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate health and safety requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use equipment in a safe manner with due regard to operator's manuals. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Assume full responsibility for all tools and instruments used for the green chip production area of the Wet Mill. 

    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  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    2. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    3. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



    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.