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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Dismantle complex assemblies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377082  Dismantle complex assemblies 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9924  Dismantle complex assemblies  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners credited with this standard will have knowledge about dismantling complex assemblies. They will know how to prepare for and perform the dismantling activity according to technical information and standard procedures. They will also perform finishing operations and ensure quality in the system.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for dismantling activity.
  • Dismantle complex assemblies.
  • Perform finishing activities related to assembled complex product.
  • Perform quality tests and inspections on dismantled components/assemblies 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that Learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard involves the dismantling of complex electrical components and/or mechanical components and assemblies. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for dismantling activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted to establish dismantling requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technical/engineering drawings and other documentation are interpreted to determine dismantling sequence. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Other documentation includes checklists, engineering reports, free-hand drawings.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Area for the dismantling is prepared according to standard operating procedure 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Materials, components and tools required at the workstation are checked to ensure they meet the quality required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Machines to be used are inspected and tested to ensure that the dismantling process will not be interrupted. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Dismantle complex assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components/assemblies for dismantling are handled, moved and secured according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and instruments required for dismantling are used according to standard operating procedures and manufacturer's specifications and the implications of misusing them are discussed. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools and instruments include hand and power tools, hydraulic, heating and lifting equipment, and pneumatic tools.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components/assemblies are dismantled according to engineering drawings and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The importance of adhering to dismantling process cycle time is explained in order to meet customer and company requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dismantled components/assemblies are identified and marked according to standard procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Marking of components includes engraving, punching, labelling, inking, colour coding.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    All occurrences, activities, adjustments and problems related to the dismantling process, materials and components during a shift are recorded as per company procedure. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Activities and adjustments include recording output figures, stoppages, malfunctions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Problems at workstation are responded to and resolved and the implications of not doing so are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Work is performed with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment and unsafe working conditions are reported to appropriate authority. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety precautions to be taken when working at times at height, with movable components and/or chemical substances.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform finishing activities related to dismantled components/assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Dismantled components are checked according to engineering/technical diagrams and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Defective components are identified, marked, disposed off and reported according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are cleaned, marked and stored according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The implications of incorrect storing of dismantled components, tools and equipment are explained in terms of the impact on health, safety and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Scrap material is disposed of according to workplace, health and environmental requirements and the implications of not doing so are discussed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Finishing operations are performed timeously to prevent bottlenecks in the system. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform quality tests and inspections on dismantled components/assemblies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of quality is discussed in terms of the cost of non-conformance to documentation and dismantling procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Total range of checks are performed regularly and consistently in order to maintain quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Quality deviations are dealt with according to standard operating procedure and reported to the appropriate authorities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All activities and adjustments carried out in order to maintain quality in the system are documented and discussed at appropriate quality forums. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    All quality deviations and inspections results are documented and reported to appropriate personnel according to company procedure. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Components.
  • Assembled product.
  • Measuring and testing equipment (electrical and mechanical).
  • Quality terminology and concepts, e.g. non-conformance.
  • Defects.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Types of defects.

    Sensory cues:
  • Cues for different defects (what I see, hear, smell, feel).

    Purpose of:
  • Checks.
  • Reporting incidents and conditions.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Causes and responses to common problems.
  • Dismantling sequence and process.
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. using poor quality, damaged or faulty components in an assembly, allowing faulty processes to continue, not responding appropriately to problems in work area.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Reading engineering drawings.
  • Checking procedures.
  • Cleaning procedures.
  • Marking procedures.
  • Storing procedures.
  • Communication procedures.
  • Recording and reporting procedures.

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Measuring units.
  • Dimensions.
  • Electrical and mechanical theory related to functioning of assembled product.
  • Applicable concepts of quality control related to this activity.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between customer needs and product specification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Engaging with dismantling activity-related problems.
  • Inspecting machines, tools, components and equipment.
  • Checking the quality of dismantled components.
  • Identifying and dealing with defective dismantled components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Ensure that dismantling process continues smoothly and effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively when:
  • Dismantling complex assemblies.
  • Identifying and dealing with defective dismantled components.
  • Performing finishing activities.
  • Performing quality checks. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Interpret engineering drawings.
  • Identify and remove defective dismantled components.
  • Respond to deviations during the dismantling process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Record and report all occurrences, activities, adjustments and problems related to the dismantling process and dismantled components. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using equipment, machines and tools according to manufacturer's instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Engaging with dismantling activity-related problems.
  • Planning the sequence for the dismantling process. 

  • 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 9924, "Dismantle complex assemblies", Level 3, 20 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  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. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    2. College of Production Technology 
    3. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    4. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    5. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    6. THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP) 
    7. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    8. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    9. WISPECO ALUMINIUM (Alrode)(Project Site NVC)(TP) 



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