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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of heating and cooling media used in the construction products manufacturing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14591  Demonstrate knowledge of heating and cooling media used in the construction products manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
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 intended for a person who operates manufacturing and processing equipment in a construction products manufacturing environment.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of energy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of heating and cooling principles and media,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of heating and cooling media used in the manufacturing environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills, knowledge and understanding on:
  • Energy principles NQF 1 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process is moderate in range, established and familiar and offers clear choices of routine responses. The learning demand employs basic operational knowledge and readily available information. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification.

    The credit value assigned to this unit standard is appropriate and reflects the average length of time for an average qualifying learner to become competent.

    Recommended contact time and individual learning 15 h
    Recommended time spent in structured learning in the workplace and assessment 15h
    Total notional hours 30h

    Range: Construction products manufacturing processes refer to clay/ refractory brick products, ceramic tile, sanitary ware products, bitumen, construction and wood joinery products.

    This unit will contribute to the full development, further mobility and transportability for the learner within the field of manufacturing. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and progression within the manufacturing context. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of the concept of energy 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Energy is defined according to the first law of thermodynamics. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The sources of energy used in for manufacturing construction products are identified with the aid of examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Give at least one (1) example for each of water, wood, fuel, gas, coal and electricity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The transformation of energy in a manufacturing plant is identified with reference to a process. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Three (3) examples of energy transformation are given.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The way in which energy is used to transform water into its three (3) phases is explained according to standard physical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The purpose of heating and or cooling energy in a manufacturing plant is explained according to standard physical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The generation of electricity is explained according to standard physical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The distribution of electricity through the factory is explained according to standard physical principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of heating and cooling principles and media. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The importance of using heating and cooling procedures during processing and manufacturing of constructions products is explained and defined according to scientific principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effect of heating and cooling procedures on the texture, composition and quality of construction products are identified according to scientific principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The different terminologies regarding heating and cooling procedures are explained according to standard science principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The importance of specific temperature and time-temperature combinations is explained according to standard science principles. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of heating and cooling media used in the manufacturing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Heating and cooling processing methods used in a construction product manufacturing plant are identified according to standard scientific principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The impact of energy constraints during manufacturing processes are explained according to productivity, output and wastage principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The generation of steam in a manufacturing plant is explained according to standard physical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The working principles of a boiler are explained in line with scientific principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The boiler can make use of coal, diesel or electricity as a source of energy.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Safe handling of heating and cooling media is described according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and site-specific safety regulations. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within the assessment criteria of each specific outcome and critical cross-field outcomes. 

    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 response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Identifying and solving problems during preparation for pre-batching and mixing of raw materials or ingredients within the scope of work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Understanding the impact of heating and cooling principles on the manufacturing processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Understanding the impact of heating and cooling principles on the manufacturing processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large. 

    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 
    Supplementary Information:

    Legal requirements:

    The following acts and/or codes, current and future regulations and amendments will be applicable:
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993,
  • Applicable SABS and/or International standards and requirements,
  • Applicable legislation
  • ISO 9000 & 14000

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Standard operating procedures refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal, equipment and environmental safety procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, time frames, applicable legislation and specifications. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24198   National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    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.
     
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