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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select, prepare, place and use samples in Lumber drying process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263693  Select, prepare, place and use samples in Lumber drying process 
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 
This unit standard reflects the skills, values and knowledge required by people in the sub-field of Forestry and/or wood technology who must be able to select, prepare, place and use samples in Lumber drying process.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Collect kiln drying samples which will be representative in number and appearance to the total number of planks in a kiln stack.
  • Prepare samples for placement in the kiln stack to be dried.
  • Place samples in the correct positions in the stack, and connect to moisture content monitors where relevant.
  • Determine moisture content accurately at the relevant times.
  • Record kiln sample data correctly. 

  • 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:
  • Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalentLumber drying knowledge and skills equivalent to NQF Level 1,
  • Management principles in the lumber drying area relevant to NQF Level 1 requirements.
  • Lumber drying knowledge and skills equivalent to NQF Level 1.
  • Knowledge of workplace procedures, safety and health measures and environmental,management principles in the lumber drying area relevant to NQF Level 1 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Collect kiln drying samples which will be representative in number and appearance to the total number of planks in a kiln stack. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Flat sawn, radial sawn, flat/radial sawn, sapwood, heartwood, total number of boards in stack. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of a representative sample is defined according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of collecting samples is described in a manner that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the concept of a representative sample according to sampling procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of non-sampling in a lumber drying process are explained according to quality procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare samples for placement in the kiln stack to be dried. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Clean samples, kiln samples, moisture, content samples, drying stress samples, sizes,representative numbers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Kiln samples is prepared according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures and techniques applied to prepare these samples comply with the prescriptions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The collection of samples is cleaned and cut as prescribed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Place samples in the correct positions in the stack, and connect to moisture content monitors where relevant. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Width of stack, height of stack, wet side, dry side, top of load, middle, bottom; the relevant moisture content monitors, moisture content resistance meters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures followed to place the samples comply with company operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The samples are placed in the correct positions and where relevant are connected to moisture content monitor equipment as required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Determine moisture content accurately at the relevant times. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Wet weight, oven-dry weight, intermittent weight during drying process, formulae to calculate wet moisture content, sample weight at target moisture content or moisture content resistance meters' or monitor's readings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of determining moisture content accurately at the relevant times is described according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The instruments for determining moisture content accurately are identified according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The moisture content of the wood before and during drying is performed according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures and techniques for determining the moisture content are applied according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Record kiln sample data correctly. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Moisture content section-green weight, oven dry weight; kiln sample-green weight, intermittent (daily) weights, calculated final weight or Resistance meter or monitor readings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedures and techniques for recording the moisture content are according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Moisture content data is stored in line with operating company 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 
    Learners can understand and explain, and apply where relevant:
  • Workplace procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles relevant to NQF Level 2 activities in lumber drying.
  • The selection, preparation, placement and use of samples in kiln drying of lumber.
  • Purpose of sampling.
  • Concept of a representative sample. 

  • 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. 

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

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

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

    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 



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