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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture wooden components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
261680  Manufacture wooden components 
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 
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 wooden components.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Identify a range of timbers and their stock dimensions from the working drawings to manufacture various types of wood joints.
  • Use, care and maintenance of relevant tools, machines and equipment.
  • Create and use templates and jigs, develop and sharpen moulding cutters.
  • Manufacture components and assemble a range of joints made from wood. 

  • 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 the manufacturing of products made from wood.
  • Set out and prepare carpentry workshop areas.
  • Understanding of the National Building Regulations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Stated with Specific Outcomes/Assessment Criteria to which they apply. The typical scope of the unit standard includes:
  • Learners are required to demonstrate competence in the manufacture of purpose-made wood joints, identification of timber types and dimensions, the purpose, care and use of tools, machines and equipment, fastening and fixing methods and the making of templates and jigs.
  • Range of joints: T-Halving, bridle, mortise and tenon, dovetail, half-lapped housing and shoulder mortise and tenon joints.
  • Range of tools and equipment: Hand tools, mould-cutters, cut-off saws, planers, sanders, spindle moulders, mortisers, tennoning machines, lathes, and drills.
  • Range of fitting methods and fastenings: Jointing, gluing, nailing, screwing, bolting and cleat fixing. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify a range of timbers and their stock dimensions from the working drawings to manufacture various types of wood joints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Set out and mark off joints to be machined and assembled accurately from working drawings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The schedules on the drawings are used to identify types and sizes of timbers. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Draw up a list of materials required for the manufacture of a specific component. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Use, care and maintenance of relevant tools, machines and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Identification of the full range of woodworking tools, machines and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools, machines and equipment are inspected and correctly maintained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are functional. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Jigs and templates are made according to the requirements of the drawings. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Demonstrate competency in the various fixing and fastening methods. 

    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 
    Manufacture components and assemble a range of joints made from wood. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    T-Halving joint, bridle joint, mortise and tenon joint, dovetail joint, half-lapped housing joint and shouldered mortise and tenon joints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All wooden components are correctly assembled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Products conform to 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 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:
  • Basic joinery (T-halving joint, bridle joint, mortice and tenon joint, haunched mortice and tenon joint, dovetail joint, lap dovetail joint).
  • Types of wood, timber sizes and stock lengths, grades.
  • Use, care, maintenance and sharpening of the relevant tools, machines and equipment, including the safety precautions applicable to safe-handling of tools, machines and equipment.
  • Setting out and marking-off for machining purposes.
  • Making and using templates and jigs.
  • Developing and sharpening moulding cutters.
  • Properties, purposes, selection, stacking and storing of materials used in the carpentry trade i.e. gluing, nailing, bolting, screwing. 

  • 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 equipment and repair any faults that might be identified prior to using equipment.
  • Check all safety measures 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 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 manufacturers 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.
     
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    8. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    9. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    10. Border Kei Training Trust 
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    12. Centre For Economic Participation 
    13. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Appelsbosch Campus 
    14. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    15. CSTA Training Academy 
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    17. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    18. Furniture World Training Centre 
    19. GADJENI TRADING ENTERPRISE 
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    21. Goitsebasadi Construction Project 
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    23. IMBAWULA CIVIL ENGINEERING ACADEMY 
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    43. Northern Cape Urban TVET College 
    44. Northlink TVET College 
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