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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assemble Oxy-acetylene equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244419  Assemble Oxy-acetylene equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
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 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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10787  Assemble Oxy-acetylene equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful to people who are required to assemble Oxy-acetylene equipment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the factors critical to assembling Oxy-acetylene equipment.
  • Prepare to assemble the Oxy-acetylene equipment.
  • Assemble the Oxy-acetylene equipment.
  • Complete the Oxy-acetylene assembling process and prepare for operation and/or production. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners are already competent in terms of the following outcomes or areas of learning when starting to learn towards this unit standard:
  • Lift and move loads.
  • Use relevant hand tools. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the factors critical to assembling Oxy-acetylene equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principle of operation and functioning of Oxy-acetylene equipment, in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of assembling the Oxy-acetylene equipment in line with specified requirements, thus showing a clear understanding of the direct consequences to self and the business. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Injury to persons, damage to equipment, loss of production time through breakdowns and increased costs.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possible critical hazards and substandard conditions that may be encountered while assembling Oxy-acetylene equipment in a particular context, as well as how to deal with them so as to be consistent with accepted best practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare to assemble the Oxy-acetylene equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Permission to enter the workplace, when required, is obtained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The required personal protective equipment is selected, examined and used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The tools, material and equipment that are required for assembling the Oxy-acetylene equipment are selected, examined and transported in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The workplace is examined in accordance with specified requirements and any hazardous and substandard conditions are dealt with in accordance with the prescribed procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences that inadequate preparation for the assembling of the Oxy-acetylene equipment (i.e. not in line with specified requirements and current legislation) may hold for health, safety and production are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Permission, personal protective equipment, tools, material and equipment, workplace examination and hazardous and substandard conditions.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble the Oxy-acetylene equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required personal protective equipment is used in a way that is consistent with its purpose, design and specified requirements. Personal protective equipment is used to ensure the safety of persons and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The assembled oxy-acetylene equipment is tested for leaks in accordance with specified requirements, and such leaks are dealt with in line with the requirements for best practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work-related hazards are dealt with in accordance with the prescribed procedures. Risks associated with assembling oxy-acetylene equipment are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The equipment is assembled in accordance with specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Interpersonal interaction is positive, consistent with specified requirements, promotes effective teamwork and avoids dysfunctional conflict. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The tools and equipment are used in accordance with manufacturers' design and without injury to self and others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The consequences for health, safety and production of not assembling the oxy-acetylene equipment in line with specified requirements and current legislation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Personal protective equipment, work-related hazards and associated risks, equipment assembled, interpersonal interaction and the use of tools and assembled equipment.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Complete the Oxy-acetylene equipment assembling process and prepare for operation and/or production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Deal with the selected tools, material and equipment in accordance with the specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Clean and clear the workplace so as to be free from hazards, in accordance with specified requirements and good housekeeping practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compile the necessary report(s) on the work performed, in compliance with the specified requirements for format, content, accuracy and distribution. The report is submitted within the agreed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Explain the consequences for health, safety and production of not completing the Oxy-acetylene equipment assembly process in line with specified requirements and current legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range must include:
  • Tools, material and equipment, good housekeeping practices and reporting.
     


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

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Report writing.
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • Legal and site-specific requirements. 

  • 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.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify sub-standard and hazardous conditions, assess and take appropriate action. 

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

    Note: 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.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to indicate what methods, tools and personal protective equipment is required and communicate to fellow workers his/her intentions and assistance required. 

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

    Note: The ability of the candidate to reconcile the information from visual and physical examinations and constantly evaluate the changing situation. 

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

    Note: The appropriate communication with the relevant personnel with regard to the reporting of hazards and sub-standard conditions will indicate his/her proficiency in effective communication. 

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

    Note: The use of science and technology is not relevant for this unit standard. 

    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.

    Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous behaviour to a specialist confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have a devastating effect. 

    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 10787, "Assemble Oxy-acetylene equipment", Level 2; 1 credit.

    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, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
    > Mandatory Codes of Practice.
    > SABS and other relevant Standards.
    > Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives.
  • 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.

    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 2; A variety of simple skills are needed, such as connecting, adjusting pressure, testing for leaks.
  • Procedures; Level 1; Repetitive and familiar.
  • Context; Level 1; Closely defined.
  • Knowledge; Level 3; Relevant theoretical knowledge is required.
  • Information processing; Level 1; Information can be recalled without any processing.
  • Problem Solving; Level 2; Given solutions to known problems.
  • Orientation of activities; Level 2; Instructions are to be followed.
  • Application of responsibility; Level 3; Output is checked for quality at random.
  • Orientation of scope of responsibility; Level 2; Some responsible for quantity and quality.

    Average Level: 17/9 = 1.89.
    Actual Level Assigned: 2.

    Credits:

    Total hours required by the learner to achieve the required outcome:

    Activity; Hours:
  • Classroom Teaching; 3 Hours.
  • On-The-Job Training; 3 Hours.
  • Mentoring required; 0 Hours.
  • Other (Specify); 0 Hours.

    Total: 6 Hours.

    Credits achieved: 6/10 = 0.6.
    Credits assigned: 1. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 


    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. AVENG (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 
    2. BANA BA THARI MINING TRADING AND DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    3. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    4. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    5. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
    6. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    7. EASTERN CROME MINES SAMANCOR 
    8. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    9. FOSKOR (PTY) LTD 
    10. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    11. KROONDAL OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 
    12. MANCAS CONSULTINGS CC 
    13. MARULA PLATINUM PTY LTD 
    14. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    15. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    16. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    17. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    18. SIBANYE RUSTENBURG PLATINUM MINES PTY LTD 
    19. VENETIA MINE 
    20. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 



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