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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce laminated lumber in lumber mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264816  Produce laminated lumber in lumber mill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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  10 
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 qualifying learner is capable of explaining the Laminating process and his/her role in it, which is to produce laminated lumber.

The lumber milling industry urgently requires appropriately trained persons to perform the relevant dry milling tasks in its Laminating facilities.

The achievement of this unit standard will ensure that dry milling learners are correctly trained and qualified to perform the Laminating process according to industry accepted norms. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a Learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard will be able to demonstrate:
  • Competence in Mathematical and Communication skills equivalent to the NQF Level 1 requirements.
  • An understanding of the basics of the Lumber Milling process and the specifics of the Laminating process.
  • The further knowledge and skills competencies equivalent to NQF Level 1 requirements for Laminating.
  • Knowledge of work procedures, health and safety measures and environmental protection aspects equivalent to NQF Level 1 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The Laminating process facilities of a lumber mill.
  • The personnel involved in the process of Laminating process.
  • The products that are produced.
  • The grading rules and specifications for the relevant range of products.
  • The work procedures relevant to Laminating process as well as the safety and health stipulations and environmental management principles applicable to this work area.

    The typical context of this unit standard is the training of a Learner at NQF Level 2 in the activity of Laminating process. The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because:
  • For foundational competence the learner has to demonstrate basic comprehension and employ a narrow range of skills.
  • For practical competence the learner has to show basic competence in a limited range of routine and familiar contexts under general supervision and quality control.
  • For reflexive competence the learner has to demonstrate the ability to handle some limited responsibility for quantity and quality of own output. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Set up Laminating equipment according to manufacturer's specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of setting up Laminating equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of setting up Laminating equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Set up of Laminating equipment is according to manufacturer's specification and company's operating standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Produce Laminating lumber according to prescribed specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Laminated lumber conform to prescribed specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Explanation given on how to produce Laminated lumber in line with prescribed specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Required target is achieved as per company standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the process of sorting, stacking and distributing graded Laminated lumber to the correct destination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sorting process is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Stacking procedure is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Laminated Lumber is stacked according to company's procedures and moved to the desired destination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Handling of Laminated lumber to the desired destination is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and adhere to safety, health and environmental requirements pertaining to the Laminating area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety, health and environmental requirements pertaining to the Laminating area are adhered to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The details of safety, health and environmental requirements relevant to the working area, are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Consequences of non compliance are explained. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An employed learner who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform the relevant person(s), to request management to arrange for his/her assessment by the relevant assessor(s) accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. An unemployed learner must arrange with the provider of his/her training for assessment.
  • Assessment can be performed by means of oral testing, written tests and on-the-job observation. Formative assessment can be carried out during or after the 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).
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor by the above-mentioned ETQA.
  • The manner/method and source of the provisioning of the learning that will enable compliance with this Unit Standard, must be accredited by the above-mentioned ETQA.
  • Moderation of the above-mentioned assessment will be performed in the manner and by the moderator(s) accredited for this purpose by the above-mentioned ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain:
  • The specifics of the Laminating process.
  • Mathematical and communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 2 requirements.
  • The NQF Level 2 learner's responsibilities regarding the safety and health stipulations, the workplace procedures and the environmental management principles relevant to Laminating process. 

  • 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 laminating equipment and installation of appropriate cutting tools, to prescribed standards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise operation of laminating 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 laminating production area of the Dry 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 



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