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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263692  Control green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
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 
This unit standard reflects the skills, values and knowledge required by people in the sub-field of Forestry and/or wood technology who must be able to control green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of a Lumber Mill.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Set up green chip production facilities.
  • Set-up and operate green chip production equipment according to company's standards.
  • Produce wood chips of prescribed quality. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate:
  • Mathematical and Communication skills at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Understanding the detail of the Lumber Milling process, especially in the Wet Mill area at NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers
  • The typical scope of this Unit Standard covers the "Range" as specified in the specific outcomes of this unit standard.
  • All personnel involved in the activities of the Wet Mill.
  • All material handled and processed by the green chip production facility of the Wet Mill.
  • All the prescribed work place procedures and safety, health and environmental management procedures relating to the green chip production facilities of the Wet Mill.
  • All prescribed routine set up, operation, maintenance and lubrication procedures and schedules, tools and equipment used in green chip production facilities of the Wet Mill.
  • All the prescribed dimensions and quality chip specifications.
  • All prescribed product measuring and recording procedures, tools, equipment and standards.

    The context of this Unit Standard related to training of a Learner in setting up and operating the green chip production facilities in the Wet Mill.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. NQF Level 3, is appropriate because:
  • For foundational competence the Learner has to demonstrate a well developed range of skills and the ability to make comparisons and interpret available information.
  • For practical competence the Learner has to show the ability to operate in a number of contexts, some of which may be non-routine, make significant choices from a wide range of procedures and co-ordinate with others.
  • For reflexive competence the Learner has to demonstrate the ability to handle significant responsibility for quantity and quality of the learner's own output under general supervision, and possibly that of others. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Collect all the prescribed setting up tools and equipment and cutting tools for the chipping green lumber. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Chip production tools and equipment are assembled according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pre-checks are conducted on equipment to ensure good working condition according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Findings are reported and dealt with according to company's procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up the green lumber chipping equipment and install the required cutting tools, to prescribed standards, in the prescribed manner. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Green lumber include but not limited to board, flitch, slab, off cuts, trim ends, edge strips. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Green lumber chipping equipment is safely set up in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required cutting tools are safely installed according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Machinery is operated according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Control the operation of the chipping equipment in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Activities in the chip production section are explained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Roles are assigned according to company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Performance is monitored to ensure quality products according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out basic routine maintenance and lubrication of chip production and ancillary handling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Routine maintenance and lubrication schedule is drawn and agreed upon according to worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Chip production and ancillary handling equipment are inspected according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Maintenance is performed according to schedule and in accordance with company's procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Chip production and ancillary handling equipment are lubricated according to company's procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 4 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency. Only an Assessor with suitable first hand experience in process operations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • 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 
    The Learner will have acquired the detailed knowledge and understanding of and skills relating to:
  • The setting up of green chip production equipment and installation of appropriate cutting tools, to prescribed standards.
  • The operation of green chip production facilities as well as ancillary material handling equipment.
  • Maintaining product dimension and process through put standards.
  • The routine maintenance of green chip production facilities as well as ancillary materials handling equipment.
  • Competence in work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The effect of non maintenance of equipment to production levels and quality of products. 

    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
    Elective  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    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. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    2. MPACT 
    3. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    4. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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