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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle, cut and process glass 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262684  Handle, cut and process glass 
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  14 
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 
Learners credited with this Unit Standard will appreciate the critical role of this competence in the glazing field. The ability to cut glass accurately and efficiently contributes significantly to the glazier's competence to perform a variety of glazing operations. It is with practice and experience that the glass cutter becomes really proficient in this activity. The learner will also acquire knowledge of the properties, types and uses of glass.

Learners credited with this standard will be able to:
  • Explain the safety aspects of glass handling.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of glass.
  • Cut and process glass. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Cutting of glass excludes 10mm glass and laminates. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the safety aspects of glass handling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Glass is stored according to standard procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The packaging and transportation of glass is explained in terms of safety and financial implications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Glass regulations and standards are explained and applied to ensure compliance during all the operations related to glass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The dangers of glass are described to ensure safe handling and usage and to prevent injury. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of glass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Glass industry terminology, symbols and abbreviations are identified and explained in accordance with work-site requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Functional requirements of each glass type are identified and described in terms of their purpose and typical application. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Purpose will include how glass types meet structural requirements like safety, security, fire resistance, wind loading.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The general properties of glass are identified and described in terms of composition, and effects of variation of component materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The physical properties of glass are identified and described in terms of thickness, weight, size, strength, and breakage characteristics. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Cut and process glass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job/customer requirements are confirmed to ensure that work is carried out correctly according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Machines and tools to cut glass are identified in terms of their functions and prepared for the job. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Tools include wheels cutters, and machines include semi and fully automated machines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Glass/mirrors are selected cut manually according to procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Glass is cut using machines or templates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Special techniques are used when cutting different types of glass. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Cutting is performed according to drawing specifications or measurements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Holes are drilled and cut outs and notches are made in glass according to procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Edge work is performed as per procedure. 


    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.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Safety requirements.
  • Glass industry related terminology, symbols and abbreviations.
  • Glass regulations and standards.
  • Types of glass and their applications to functional and structural requirements.
  • Properties of glass.
  • Techniques and procedures for cutting glass, drilling holes and making cut outs and notches. 

  • 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 responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Handling and storing glass.
  • Cutting and processing glass. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Cut and process glass according to job/customer requirements.
  • Package and transport glass.
  • Prevent injury. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively to:
  • Package and transport glass.
  • Cut and process glass.
  • Handle and store glass. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Cut and process glass. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Package and transport glass.
  • Cut and process glass.
  • Handle and store glass. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using the equipment according to manufacturer's instructions. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65769   National Certificate: Glazing  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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