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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Construct and repair composite marine components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376560  Construct and repair composite marine components 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 
This unit standard is for people who work, or intend to work in a Yacht and Boat Building environment where composite marine components, are constructed and/or repaired.

The learner will be able to select and apply the appropriate resin/cloth/core materials in both new construction and repair procedures. The successful student will also be able to perform basic cosmetic repairs to fibreglass structures damaged by impact.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of resins, cloths and core materials used in composite boat construction.
  • Apply resin, fabric and core materials in both a new construction and a repair situation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of composite boat structures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • The unit standard:
    > Keep the workplace safe and productive at NQF Level 2.
    > Apply knowledge of basic laminating techniques at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of composites in a marine environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Resins used in boatbuilding are explained focusing on the physical property data of composite marine materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The combination of reinforcement materials and resin systems are explained according to a variety of structural laminates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The advantages and disadvantages of different core materials are explained according to their physical properties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply resin, fabric and core materials in both a new construction and repair situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Core materials are identified for various boat building applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Optimal strength to weight ratio is explained according to composite construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Composite components are constructed and repaired according to structural composite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of composite boat structures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The advantages and disadvantages of Solid laminate construction in terms of established practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The advantages and disadvantages of Solid laminate with stringer construction are explained according to established practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The advantages and disadvantages of Cored laminate/sandwich construction are explained according to established practices. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this 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 at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • 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 
    Names, properties and appropriate uses of:
  • Different types of resin.
  • Different cloth.
  • Different cloth types and weights.
  • Different core materials.
  • Different fillers.

    Consequences of:
  • Incorrect material selection.
  • Inappropriate resin choice.
  • Inappropriate filler choice.
  • Incorrect mixing.
  • Incorrect curing.
  • Excessive waste.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Material handling procedures.
  • Safety procedures.
  • Quality procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.
  • Measuring.
  • Surface preparation.
  • Mould preparation.
  • Materials preparation.
  • Mixing.
  • Laminating.
  • Cleaning and finishing.

    Theoretical basis:
  • The mathematics of proportions and ratios.
  • Relationship between volumes and weights. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Identification of different materials.
  • Identification of causes of problems. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Plan sequence of operations based on job specification. 

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

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • Understanding of material properties.
  • Understand measuring and mixing equipment and techniques. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Explain the consequences of inappropriate material selection or incorrect preparation and the resulting effects on the finished product. 

  • 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
    Core  78863   National Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 



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