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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select, use and care for marking off/out equipment: routine shapes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9888  Select, use and care for marking off/out equipment: routine shapes 
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 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
Selecting, using and caring for marking off/out equipment used for marking off/out routine shapes. 

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 activities below, at and above this level. The credits assigned to it are based on the assumption that I am learning what is needed for this unit standard as part of my learning for a range of related unit standards at this level or below it.

If I have experience in these related activities but do not have credits for them, I can obtain credits by being assessed through a process that recognises prior learning.

If I do not have such experience of related activities, then my learning time will be increased. I can choose to be assessed and obtain credits against those other unit standards as I make progress towards the outcomes of this unit standard. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
1. The learner works under general supervision
2. The range of marking off applications includes flanges, cylinders, cubes, squares, triangles, parallels 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Plan and prepare materials and equipment for marking off. 
OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Read and interpret job instructions, engineering drawings and production schedule
  • Plan sequence of work
  • Select templates and marking off equipment
  • Check marking off equipment and report defects
  • Source required materials 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Planning sequence of work includes estimating the amount of materials required to complete the job
  • Materials include aluminium, copper, plastics, metals, paper
  • Marking off equipment includes mark out tables, squares, rulers, straight edges, scribing blocks, height gauges, trammels, protractors, vee blocks, parallels, dividers, centre punches, marking agents (pens, paints, chalk, marking blue)
  • Sourcing materials includes ordering and collecting
  • Defects on marking off equipment include deformed, worn, broken or missing parts, not zeroed 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment and templates are cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Mark off materials using templates. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
  • Prepare materials for marking off
  • Establish datum (starting) points
  • Transfer dimensions and appropriate calculations from documentation
  • Make allowances for fabrication and assembly 
  • OUTCOME RANGE 
    Preparing materials includes laying out, cleaning, clamping, leveling 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment and templates are cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply quality checks on completed work. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Check marking off results against job requirements and required tolerances 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment and templates are cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Care for and store marking off equipment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Caring for marking off equipment includes sharpening of pencils, scribers and dividers, cleaning, refilling 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment and templates are cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Work safely with due care for self, fellow workers, equipment, materials and the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Materials for marking off are prepared to meet the requirements of the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Materials are marked off. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Marking off equipment and templates are cared for and stored. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    Indicators:

    1. Job instructions and engineering drawings are correctly interpreted.
    2. Correct marking off equipment are selected.
    3. Materials are prepared in such a way as to limit wastage.
    4. Marking off/out procedures are followed according to job specifications.
    5. Job is continuously checked according to procedures.
    6. A clean and tidy work environment is maintained.
    7. Work is carried out in a safe manner.
    8. Reporting is done on time and accurately.

    Understanding confirmed:

    1. Discuss and explain
  • material preparation requirements
  • sequencing the marking off/out procedure
  • reasons for using datum points
  • allowances for fabrication and assembly
  • what steps to take to limit waste
  • caring for and storage of equipment
    2. Explain the importance of continuously checking the quality of work against the requirements of the job.
    3. Explain the importance of caring for and storing marking off equipment and templates. 


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    My assessment will be governed by the policies and guidelines of the MERSETA Education and Training Quality Assurer who has jurisdiction over this field of learning. My assessor will (at the very least) be accredited and have a technical qualification in this learning area.

    I can be assessed in the language of my choice although if I have to report incidents or conditions to someone else, I will be assessed on my ability to report in the language commonly used in my working environment.

    I will be assessed in the workplace but I can submit documents, projects, test results and assignments that were not produced in the workplace.

    I can be assessed against this unit standard to obtain credits or as part of an integrated assessment for a qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names & functions of:
  • Marking off equipment
  • Materials
  • Applications
  • Engineering drawings
  • End Products

    Purpose of:
  • Marking off

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of incorrectly preparing materials for marking off

    Procedures and techniques:
  • For sequencing of work
  • Marking off procedures and techniques
  • Caring for marking out equipment
  • For minimising wastage

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between marked off material and the manufacture of a product that meets customer specifications 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Related to the marking off of routine engineering shapes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities:
  • Manage my own time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Interpret information from production schedule and engineering drawings to mark off materials and make decisions based on information 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • To mark off/out routine engineering shapes 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • Understand what the purpose of marking off is in the manufacturing process
  • Explain the importance of correctly preparing materials to minimise wastage
  • Relate marking off/out to the quality of the final product 

  • 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 was originally registered on 12 June 2002 under SAQA decision number 0742/02. It has been re-registered on 11 February 2004 under SAQA 2552/04. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48473   National Certificate: Electrical Engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  21005   National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-01  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21015   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    3. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 



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