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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and secure work pieces for welding (includes the use of manipulators) 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243055  Prepare and secure work pieces for welding (includes the use of manipulators) 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Welding 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
14689  Prepare and secure work pieces for welding  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for a learner within the fabrication and welding fields. Learners credited with this unit standard will be able of preparing and securing work pieces for welding used in the industry in accordance with job requirements.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:
  • Plan the preparation process for the job.
  • Identify and select tools and equipment.
  • Prepare work pieces for welding.
  • Assess end product.
  • Complete documentation.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the fabrication and welding environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Abet level 4/NQF1 Unit standards:

    > SAQA Lo/06
    > SAQA Com/001
    > SAQA Com/003
    > SAQA Com/004
    > SAQA Unit Math 001
    > SAQA Unit math 002
    > SAQA Unit Math 007
    > SAQA Unit Math 013
  • Safety Health and Environmental (OHS Act) relevant to work site procedures.
  • Oxy-Fuel cutting.
  • Work site practices.
  • Engineering practices. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Scope:
  • Tools and equipment used for the preparation of work pieces prior to welding will include: Oxy-Fuel gas cutting equipment, grinders, hand tools, and clamping devices, manipulators, backing plates, supports, etc.
  • Cleaning fluids to be used excludes corrosive chemicals. (Unless competent).
  • Material surface cleaning methods included are paint remover, sand blasting.
  • Weld joint preparation as reflected on instruction sheet, drawings etc.
  • Materials used for preparation low carbon steel up to 12mm thick.

    Context:
  • This task is done under constant supervision.

    Level:
    Level (for level 2)

    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar.
  • Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses.
  • Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available.
  • An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas.
  • Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan the preparation process for the job. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job plan to be in a logical sequence and satisfy job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preparation tools and equipment is identified in accordance with work instructions and job requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Job plan to include:
  • Logical sequence of tasks to complete the job.
  • Identification of tools, equipment, manipulators, backing plates, clamps and supports.
  • Location and type.
  • Plan to satisfy job requirements.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and select tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and equipment selected as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment procured in accordance with worksite practices and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and equipment used for preparation of work pieces prior to welding will include:
  • Oxyfuel gas cutting equipment
  • Grinders and hand tools
  • Cleaning fluids to be used excludes corrosive chemicals (unless competent)
  • Material surface cleaning methods include sandblasting
  • Weld joint preparation as instructed on work instruction sheet and drawings
  • Materials to be prepared is low carbon steel up to 12mm thick
  • These tasks is done under constant supervision
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare work pieces for welding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Work pieces prepared in accordance with work instruction sheet and drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All safety precautions adhered to in accordance with OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pre-operational checks on tools, equipment, manipulators and backing plates are carried out in accordance with operations manuals and manufacturer`s specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pre and post cleaning of work pieces and components are carried out in accordance with work procedure specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Materials: Low carbon steel up to 12mm thick.
  • Cleaning process: Manual, chemical and sand blasting processes.
  • Safety: As prescribed in the OHS Act.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assess end product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    End product to conform to measurement as specified on drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    End product secured in accordance with work instruction sheet and welding procedure specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Workpiece is secure application of manipulators, backing plates, clamps and supports are performed according to procedure specifications.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Adhere to all safety precautions as prescribed in the OHS Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All end product cleaning to be done in accordance with welding procedure specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Visual inspection only.
  • Measuring equipment: Measuring tape, ruler, vernier, and square.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Documents completed in accordance with company policy and procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Documentation to include: job card, WPS, timesheets.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard, must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited in terms of the criteria laid down by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Specific work site safety practices and use of personal protective equipment.
  • Communication and team work principles.
  • Use of task-related lifting equipment.
  • Demarcation of work area.
  • Quality standards.
  • Detection of visible preparation defects/abnormalities and corrective action to be taken.
  • Identification location and functions of equipment and tools, components and materials.
  • Pre-operational checks on equipment.
  • Units of measurements.
  • Methods of securing work pieces (clamps, supports, manipulators, backing plates, etc.).
  • Assembly sequences and principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of inter-related parts of a system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full development of oneself. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 14689, which is "Prepare and secure work pieces for welding", level 2, 8 credits.

    This unit standard may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.

    Assessment tools:

    These tools may include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  57886   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57881   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    4. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP) 
    5. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu 
    6. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus 
    7. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    8. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    9. Eastcape Training Centre 
    10. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    11. Further Education Trade Training 
    12. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP) 
    13. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    14. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    15. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    16. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    17. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 
    18. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP) 
    19. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus 
    20. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    21. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    22. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus 
    23. Qualitas Training cc (SELBY) (TP) 
    24. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING 
    25. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU 
    26. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) ( 
    27. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE 
    28. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    29. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    30. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP) 
    31. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ 
    32. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP) 
    33. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    34. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC 
    35. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office 
    37. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    38. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    39. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    40. Wavelength T.T.I 
    41. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus 
    42. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    43. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP) 



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