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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of structural composites 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
376582  Demonstrate an understanding of structural composites 
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 4  NQF Level 04  20 
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 demonstrate an applied knowledge of structural composites, the manufacture of plugs and moulds, vacuum bagging, infusion, prepreg, composite structural details, quality assurance systems and materials storage.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of plug and mould manufacturing in boat building.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of vacuum bagging, infusion and prepreg.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of composite structural details.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of quality assurance systems in composite construction. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that the learner is competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • The unit Standard: "Construct and repair composite marine components" at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    All work is performed under supervision. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of plug and mould manufacturing in boat building. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The theory, process and methods of plug manufacture are explained according to boat building principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The theory, process and methods of mould manufacture are explained according to boat building principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of vacuum bagging, infusion and prepreg. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The materials, equipment and processes for vacuum bagging are explained according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The materials, equipment and processes for infusion are explained according to specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of composite structural details. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Bending moments.
    Hydrostatic slamming.
    Load transferring. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The tabbing process is explained within the context of boat building. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Including but not limited to:
  • Bulkheads, stringers, engine beds, hull to deck joints.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate an understanding of quality assurance systems in composite construction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The qualitative and quantitative measurements for final hull inspection are identified and explained according to boat building principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Composite materials management and storage is explained according to best practice and manufacturers' specifications. 


    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:
  • Plugs and moulds.
  • Different gel coats.
  • Structural components.

    Consequences of:
  • Incorrect material selection.
  • Inappropriate resin choice.
  • Incorrect material application.
  • 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.
  • Vacuum bagging and infusion.
  • Tabbing.
  • Cleaning and finishing.

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

  • 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  78864   Further Education and Training Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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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