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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture and install cupboards, counters, staircases and mouldings from wood and wood composites 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261678  Manufacture and install cupboards, counters, staircases and mouldings from wood and wood composites 
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 3  NQF Level 03  12 
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
14735  Manufacture products from wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  32   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The skills, values and knowledge reflected in this unit standard are required by people in the field of building and civil construction. Learners should be able to perform duties by manufacturing and installing cupboards, counters, staircases and mouldings from wood and wood composites.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Set out and mark off materials for machining purposes working from drawings, setting out rods and cutting lists.
  • Set up and operate machines and machine wooden components.
  • Create and use templates and jigs, develop and sharpen moulding cutters.
  • Assemble machined components and manufacture a range of products made from wood.
  • Set out and manufacture a range of wooden moulds. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in the following:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
  • Use drawings and identify and use tools, equipment and materials for construction carpentry site practice.
  • Set out and prepare construction carpentry work areas.
  • Introduction to manufacturing products from wood. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Stated with Specific Outcomes/Assessment Criteria to which they apply. The typical scope of the unit standard includes:
  • Learners' are also required to demonstrate competence in the manufacture of cupboards, counters, staircases and mouldings from wood and wood composites.
  • Range of products: Cupboards, counters, drawers, their fittings and wooden staircases.
  • Range of moulds: Raised and fielded panels, architraves, cornices, skirtings, dado rails and custom moulds.
  • Range of hardware: Locks, hinges, runners, cabin hooks, barrel bolts, catches and clips.
  • Range of materials: Solid timbers, ply-woods, compressed boards, super-wood etc. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Set out and mark off materials for machining purposes working from drawings, setting out rods and cutting lists. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cutting lists and setting out rods are prepared accurately from working drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Machines are correctly set out and marked off for machining wooden components in accordance with specified dimensions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cost-effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Neat, clean and safe carpentry workshop areas are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up and operate machines and machine wooden components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Machines are operated in accordance with OHSA safe-handling procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, machines and equipment are identified and correctly used. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All wooden components are correctly set out, marked and machined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cost effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Create and use templates and jigs, develop and sharpen moulding cutters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Specified measurements are accurately transferred to templates and jigs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cost effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assemble machined components and manufacture a range of products made from wood. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Cupboards, counters, drawers, wooden staircases and mouldings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All wooden components are correctly assembled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Products conform to specified dimensions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wooden products are stacked and stored in accordance with safety and housekeeping procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Set out and manufacture a range of wooden moulds. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Architraves, cornices, skirtings, dado rails and custom moulds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Accurate moulds are developed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cost effective working methods are employed and material wastage is minimised. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work is completed within prescribed timeframes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Neat, clean and safe carpentry work areas are maintained. 


    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 ETQA 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 ETQA 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 ETQA 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 at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
  • 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 
    Qualifying learners understand and can explain:
  • Techniques to manufacture cupboards and counters, including the making and installation of drawers are mastered.
  • Wooden staircases are purpose made to fit into an enclosed area.
  • Special mouldings, architraves and cornices conform to specifications.
  • Moulds to suit project needs. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Confirm whether the specified materials are available and suggest alternative, perhaps more cost effective materials to client/architect where appropriate.
  • Check woodworking equipment and repair any faults that might be identified prior to using equipment.
  • Check all cables before using machines and power tools to ensure that these are safe and secure. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, and community during:
  • Suggest alternative cost effective methods for the manufacture and fitting of wooden products to client/architect where appropriate. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order to ensure that the manufacture of wooden products is carried out effectively and the cost to company for the frequent replacement of tools and equipment is minimised.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and tidy work area.
  • Plan work so that all wooden products are manufactured within the specified time frames and to the satisfaction of the client/architect. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain:
  • Read working drawings carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret correctly the specified requirements for manufacturing wooden products.
  • Read working drawings carefully and thoroughly in order to interpret the manufacturing and finishing specifications for any non-standard products that might be required by the client/architect.
  • Prepare machined components for assembly and verify the dimensions of the components prior to assembly. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
  • Prepare basic sketches from the master working drawing that can easily be interpreted by other team members.
  • Confirm your understanding of all requirements specified for the manufacture of wooden products with the client/architect before commencing with the work at hand so as to minimise future delays that might be caused because this work has to be redone.
  • Communicate in a clear and audible manner when issuing instructions to team members so that all verbal instructions are clearly understood and can be carried out as required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
  • Use hand and power tools in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications and relevant safe-handling procedures to prevent accident or injury to yourself or other team members. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • The accurate interpretation of architect/client`s concept and the completion of work within specified time frames results in ongoing business opportunities for the organisation. 

  • 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 14735, "Manufacture products from wood", Level 3, 32 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  65409   National Certificate: Building and Civil Construction  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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.
     
    1. Arehone Consulting 
    2. Artisan Development Academy 
    3. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    4. BELCOMEC TRAINING 
    5. Better Best Agri Development 
    6. Blacken Security Services 
    7. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    8. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    9. Border Kei Training Trust 
    10. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    11. Centre For Economic Participation 
    12. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    13. Construction Resource Development College 
    14. D and E Services Pty Ltd 
    15. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    16. Elangeni College for FET - Central Office 
    17. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    18. Furniture World Training Centre 
    19. GADJENI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
    20. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    21. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
    22. Goldfields FET College 
    23. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
    24. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    25. Jot Tirelo 13 Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    26. Keewave Trading 403 
    27. KING HINTSA TVET College 
    28. L S Nkosi CC 
    29. Leps Training Consultants 
    30. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    31. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    32. Majoncor Projects and Training Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    33. Majuba TVET College 
    34. Mnambithi TVET College 
    35. Mohlaje Solutions (Pty) Ltd 
    36. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    37. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    38. Mthoms Trading 
    39. Ngakatse Trading 
    40. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    41. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    42. Novi General Services 
    43. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    44. Primeserv Corporate Solutions 
    45. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    46. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    47. RESISA LOGISTICS (Ltd) Pty 
    48. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    49. SJM Squared Construction CC 
    50. Sonani Training and Communications 
    51. Thekweni TVET College 
    52. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    53. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    54. Tovani Traiding 299 
    55. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    56. Umfolozi FET College 
    57. WAL TRAINING 
    58. West Coast TVET College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.