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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and select engineering equipment and materials 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243783  Identify and select engineering equipment and materials 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of engineering and are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and growth of the economy.

This unit standard will enable learners to identify and select engineering equipment and materials commonly used in engineering and will ensure knowledgeable and informed workers.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify and select equipment commonly used in engineering applications.
  • Identify and select equipment commonly used in rigging applications.
  • Identify and select materials used in common engineering applications.
  • Identify and select different metals and profiles.

    The learning outcomes in this unit standard also contribute to the exit level outcomes required for NQF level 1 engineering qualifications and/or skills programmes. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Numeracy and literacy skills at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    In this unit standard, the learner is required to identify, distinguish, list, describe, and explain the basic concepts as outlined under the specific outcomes. The learner is also required to select equipment and materials commonly used in engineering but do not have to go into great detail. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and select equipment commonly used in engineering applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of engineering equipment commonly used in the fitting trade are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Valves.
  • Gearboxes.
  • Pumps.
  • Bearing puller.
  • Bearing heater.
  • Hydraulic press.
  • Hand tools.
  • Measuring equipment.
  • Portable power tools.
  • Taps.
  • Drill bits.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of engineering equipment commonly used in the plating trade are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Arc welding machines.
  • Gas welding and cutting equipment.
  • Punch and shearing machine.
  • Guillotine.
  • Rolling machine.
  • Bending machine.
  • Welding helmet.
  • Torch lighter.
  • Nozzle cleaner.
  • Valve key.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of engineering equipment commonly used in the electrical trade are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Transformers.
  • Motors.
  • Contactors.
  • Electrical testing and measuring instruments.
  • Relays.
  • Timers.
  • Circuit breakers.
  • 15 Amp plug top.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Types of engineering equipment commonly used in the diesel trade are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Jacks and lifting equipment.
  • Battery chargers and testers.
  • Valve and seat grinders.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and select equipment commonly used in rigging applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of lifting machines commonly used in rigging applications are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Chain block.
  • Rope block.
  • Tirfor.
  • Leaver hoist.
  • Air-operated hoist.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of lifting tackle commonly used in rigging applications are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Ropes.
  • Slings.
  • Shackles.
  • Eye bolts.
  • Crosby clamps.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and select materials used in common engineering applications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of sealing and hydraulic materials commonly used in engineering are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Gaskets.
  • Packing.
  • Seals.
  • Hydraulic pipes.
  • Pipe fittings.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Types of materials commonly used in the electrical trade are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Ferrules.
  • Lugs.
  • Cables.
  • Conductors.
  • Glands.
  • Lamps.
  • Tubes.
  • Insulating material.
  • Ballasts.
  • Starters (fluorescent lights).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of welding materials commonly used in engineering are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Welding electrodes.
  • Gas welding/brazing rods.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and select different metals and profiles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Types of engineering metals are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identification of metals must include:
  • Basic test methods.
  • Colour coding.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The characteristics and use of the different metals are explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The different profiles commonly used are identified and selected in accordance with specified requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Must include:
  • Channel iron.
  • Pipes.
  • RSJ/I-beam.
  • Universal beam.
  • Angle iron.
  • Flat bar.
  • Sheet metal plate.
  • Round bar.
  • Tubing.
  • Chequered plate.
  • Expanded metal.
  • Mentis or air grating.
  • Flatex.
     


  • 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 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 unit standard 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 with 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.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard 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 following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Names and the functions of engineering equipment and materials.
  • Application of common tests to identify engineering metals.
  • Understand and describe the characteristics and properties of metals commonly used in engineering and their applications.
  • The importance of identifying engineering metals, their characteristics and applications and common metal tests when working in the engineering field.
  • Distinctions between ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys in terms of colour codes, strength, density, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity and magnetic properties. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • The ability and willingness of the candidate to accept and interpret work instructions correctly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • The ability of the candidate to indicate what engineering equipment and materials is required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • The ability of the candidate of understanding metals, their characteristics and applications and common metal tests when working in the engineering field. 

  • 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 
    Terminology:

    Specified requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal:
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act and Regulations, 1996 (Act 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act 50/1991) Mandatory Codes of Practice.
  • SANS and other relevant Standards.
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives/Instructions.
  • Guidelines issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines.

    Site Specific:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
  • Managerial Instructions.
  • Mine Standard Procedures.
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
  • Working Guides.
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications.
  • Working guides.
  • Training manuals.
  • Education manuals.

    Notes to assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.

    Unit standard justification:

    Level

    Attribute; Level; Justification:
  • Skills; Level 1; A limited number of simple skills are required and the person uses the same skills repeatedly, e.g. identifying and selecting. There are no varieties of skills.
  • Skills; Level 2; The skills required have some variety but are still fairly simple, e.g. identifying and selecting. There will probably be an application of sequence simple skills.
  • Procedure; Level 1; Repetitive and familiar.
  • Procedure; Level 2; Although the procedure is known and familiar (as level 1) it is not as repetitive.
  • Context; Level 1; Only occurs in defined contexts with no variety.
  • Context; Level 2; Although the process could occur in different contexts, the contexts are repeatedly applicable and known to the candidate.
  • Knowledge; Level 1; Limited knowledge is required, mainly the application of simple skills.
  • Knowledge; Level 2; The knowledge required is merely related to the operation and no theory needs to be applied. e.g. What happens if acceleration is increased?
  • Information processing; Level 1; The information required for competency can be recalled without any processing.
  • Information processing; Level 2; Information is readily available but some processing is required e.g. basic faultfinding when conducting a pre-start check on a defective front-end loader to facilitate effective operation.
  • Problem solving; Level 1; No problem solving. A range of known responses to familiar problems, based on limited discretion and judgement.
  • Problem solving; Level 2; The key difference from level two is the application of some "judgement" e.g. "fine-tuning" a drilling and blasting process.
  • Orientation of activity; Level 1; Closely directed. Closely follows instructions.
  • Orientation of activity; Level 2; Directed. Follows instructions.
  • Orientation of scope of responsibility; Level 1; No responsibility for the work or learning of others.
  • Orientation of scope of responsibility; Level 2; Some responsibility for quantity and quality, and possible responsibility for guiding others.
  • Application of responsibility; Level 1; The candidate is supervised very closely (In person/camera etc).
  • Application of responsibility; Level 2; Under general supervision and quality control.

    Average level: 13/9 = 1.44.
    Actual level assigned = 1.

    Credits

    Activity; Hours:
  • Classroom Teaching; 12 Hours.
  • On-The-Job Training; 24 Hours.
  • Mentoring required; 0 Hours.
  • Other (Specify); 0 Hours.
  • Total; 36 Hours.

    Credits achieved: 36/10 = 3.6.
    Credits assigned = 4. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58269   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP) 



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