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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Grind tools and cutters used in engineering machining operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258676  Grind tools and cutters used in engineering machining operations 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
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
13316  Grind tools and cutters used in engineering machining operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering machining.

Qualifying learners can shape and sharpen tools and cutters for use in engineering machining operations. The results are checked with precision measuring instruments.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Prepare and set machine for grinding activity.
  • Perform tool and cutter grinding operations.
  • Apply quality checks on machined tool/cutter. 

  • 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 grinding in the engineering machining skills area.

    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that a learner has already learned to:
  • Produce components by performing engineering grinding operations NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope and level of this unit standard is limited to common commercial rubber applications and is determined by the ranges as indicated under the specific outcomes.
  • The learner should be able to work autonomously. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare and set machine for grinding activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Drawings and job instructions are interpreted to determine sequence of operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and drill bits are selected and inspected for defects to facilitate sharpening process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Charts and tables are interpreted in order to sharpen different drill for different materials types. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Machine is prepared for operation including lubrication, routine maintenance and pre-operational checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Accessories are selected and installed to secure drill in accordance with legal and safety requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Grinding wheels are prepared to ensure that the grinding operation will meet drawing specifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Prepared:
  • Select, mount, balance, wheel dress.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform tool and cutter grinding operations. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Tools and cutters for grinding covered in this standard must include side and face cutters; end mill; form relieved milling cutters; flat, vee and circular form tools and hobs; drills and reamers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Grinding machine is start up and shut down according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tool and cutter grinding operations is performed according to chart. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machined tool/cutter is removed on completion of grinding process and inspected in accordance with chart specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measuring equipment is utilised to test whether grinding operations meet specified tolerances. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Measuring instruments include verniers, micrometers and dial gauges.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Problems are recognised and addressed in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Grinding operations are performed in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Health and safety requirements include the use of guards, correct coolants and appropriate personal protective equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Component is finished in accordance with quality and drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Reporting requirements are met in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on machined tool/cutter. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Occupational health and safety and housekeeping requirements are applied when conducting grinding operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The finishing of the machined tool/cutter reflects quality and drawing specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Testing methods are utilised to ensure that machined tool/cutter reflects specified tolerances. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Reporting requirements are met in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Equipment and machine is cleaned and stored in accordance with workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the relevant Education and Training Quality Assuror (ETQA) that has jurisdiction over this field of learning.

    The assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a relevant qualification and be a subject matter expert in this learning area and at least have 3 years experience in the skills specific area.

    The learner can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification:
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Assessment of a portfolio of evidence.
  • Direct observation in simulated and/or controlled work conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names, functions and locations of:
  • Accessories.
  • holding fixtures.
  • Grinding wheels.
  • Measuring equipment.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Common defects.

    Purpose of processes and procedures of:
  • Grinding operations covered by this unit standard.
  • Material preparation.
  • Safety checks.

    Attributes, properties, characteristics related to:
  • Material types.
  • Machining time limits.

    Cause and effect, implications of:
  • Implications of selecting inappropriate accessories, work holding fixtures, grinding wheels, table speeds and feeds.
  • Implications of incorrect installation of accessories, work holding fixtures and grinding wheels.
  • Implications of component not meeting specifications, e.g. poor finishes, uneven surface textures, incorrect size.
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. damaged or faulty equipment, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about changing conditions.
  • Implications of not meeting machining time limits.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Set up procedures for grinding machine.
  • Grinding operations and procedures covered by this unit standard.
  • Measuring procedures.
  • Machine cleaning procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental protection legislation and standards.
  • Applicable quality standards and specifications.

    Theory - rules, laws, principles:
  • Applicable machining theory covering speeds and feeds, material properties and the underlying principles of grinding.
  • Applicable mathematical concepts including geometry, trigonometry and algebra.
  • Applicable underlying scientific concepts.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship of the drawing to the machined component. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Recognise problems while machining components and respond appropriately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job requirements and set up machine appropriately. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Collect sensory and numeric information from the process and the machined component.
  • Classify the information and identify deviations from the norm. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Record outputs, incidents, measurements.
  • Report incidents and conditions.
  • Respond to questions or requests for more details. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Understand and explain machining theory and mathematical and scientific concepts underpinning the machining operation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • The relationship of the drawing to the final machined component.
  • The manufacturing purpose of the machined component. 

  • 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 13316, "Grind tools and cutters used in engineering machining operations", Level 4, 8 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  91925   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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. Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Barloworld-Equipment (ISANDO) (T 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    3. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    4. College of Production Technology 
    5. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP) 
    6. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    7. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus 
    8. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 



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