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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Form and shape sheet, plate, pipe and structural section using power machinery 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12244  Form and shape sheet, plate, pipe and structural section using power machinery 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
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 
Forming and shaping flat sheet, plate, pipe, and structural sections using power operated machinery.

The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering fabrication, which includes boilermaking, sheetmetal working, welding and vehicle body building. The learning outcomes in this unit standard contribute to the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Fabrication (Light / Heavy) (NQF level 3) and related qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for forming and shaping metals in the fabrication field.

The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to draw and interpret drawings, to lay out and mark off regular and irregular fabrication shapes, to mechanically cut, drill and punch fabrication materials, to cut metals using oxy-fuel processes and to form and shape sheet metal using hand or power operated machines. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
A general guide to the scope, context conditions, and level at which I am expected to perform. Work is performed under minimal supervision. Forming includes hot or cold forming and use of standard power operated machinery. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prepare for forming and shaping material. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Interpret job instructions and determine sequence of operations
  • Select and prepare equipment for operation including routine maintenance and preoperational checks
  • Check that equipment and correct materials required are at the workstation
  • Evaluate limitations of materials and their groups
  • Perform calculations
  • Mark off workpiece according to job requirements
  • Identify hazards and take preventative action 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Equipment includes bending rolls, bending presses and oxy-fuel equipment
  • Materials types include low carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, aluminium alloys and copper alloys
  • Section shapes include sheet materials, plate and structural sections
  • Material thickness ranges from 0.4 to 100mm 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Fabricated items comply to job specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions are correctly interpreted and complied with.
    2. Operations are correctly sequenced.
    3. Correct equipment and tools are selected.
    4. Equipment is set up to work safely and without damage to workpiece or equipment.
    5. Material limitations are evaluated correctly.
    6. Applicable calculations are performed correctly.
    7. Workpiece is correctly marked off.
    8. Machines are set correctly.
    9. Outcomes are verified with supervisor.
    10. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.

    Understanding confirmed:

    Explain and discuss
    1. Identification of materials
    2. Equipment function and parts
    3. Forming and shaping operations
    4. Calculation process
    5. Marking off
    6. Quality checks
    7. Safety checks
    8. Hazards
    9. Advantages and disadvantages of forming and shaping techniques relative to material types 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA ETQA, which has the jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were produced outside of the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits, or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Forming and shaping equipment

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Materials, their properties and characteristics
  • Hazards

    Purpose of:
  • Heat treatment or surface finishing
  • Correct material identification
  • Quality checks on shapes and formed components

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of incorrect shaping and forming techniques relative to material types
  • Implications of not identifying hazards
  • Relationship between size of material to equipment
  • Consequences of non-conformances

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Safe operating procedures for machinery
  • Identification of materials
  • Forming and shaping techniques
  • Procedures for setting up forming and shaping machines
  • Safe handling of material
  • Safety procedures
  • Quality procedures
  • Recording and or reporting procedures

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards, including company procedures

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Calculations associated with regular and irregular shapes e.g. angles, mean diameter
  • Principles related to stress and strain
  • Principles of expansion and contraction

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between dimensions and shapes of materials and their effects on further processing 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identification and prevention of hazards 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work together with others:
  • Liasing with team members and supervisor 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job instructions and select and set up equipment appropriately 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Examine workpiece for non-conformances 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record information on work performed
  • Report outcome of work to appropriate personnel 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of material properties
  • Understanding the effects of stress and strain on materials
  • Understanding the effects of expansion and contraction of materials 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the effects of the dimensions and shape of components on further processing, assembly or joining of a formed or shaped component 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  58720   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  22870   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication (light or heavy)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  MERSETA 
    Core  50543   National Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48727   National Certificate: Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Technical Maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP) 
    2. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    3. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    4. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    5. Eastcape Training Centre 
    6. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    7. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    8. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    9. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre 
    10. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    11. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    12. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    13. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    14. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    15. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    16. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    17. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    18. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    19. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



    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.