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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture simple wooden pattern equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264054  Manufacture simple wooden pattern equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
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 
This unit standard is for people who work, or intend to work in a manufacturing process or similar environment where wooden pattern equipment is required for the manufacturing process. The skills, knowledge and values reflected in this unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of a National Certificate in Foundry Operations at NQF Level 2. Equipment operated in this unit standard is against a set of specific instructions.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Plan to manufacture simple wooden pattern equipment.
  • Prepare simple wooden pattern equipment layout.
  • Prepare simple wooden pattern materials.
  • Manufacture simple wooden pattern equipment.
  • Finish simple wooden pattern equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that the learner has a General Education and Training Certificate (GETC) in Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities (NQF Level 1) or an equivalent qualification. It also assume that the learner is working towards a qualification as part of a learning programme, which integrates all the required unit standards.

    The learning time will increase if the learner does not have:
  • A relevant NQF Level 1 qualification.
  • Experience in a relevant field.

    The learning time will be decreased if the learner has experience in this field because:
  • The learning programme will be adjusted to build on what the learner already knows.
  • The learner can apply to have prior learning recognised. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and level of this unit standard is indicated by range statements related to the specific outcomes:
  • Simple wooden pattern equipment include patterns for flat liners, cheek plates, plates, blocks and rings in a loose form.
  • Pattern equipment is limited to self-coring patterns.
  • Pattern materials include timber, fasteners, glue, timber filler and dowels.
  • Woodworking machinery includes planers, sand bobbins, sand discs, saws and pedestal drills.
  • Fasteners include screws, nails, glue and clamps.
  • Finishing materials include varnish, paints, sanding sealer and timber filler.
  • Pattern equipment manufacturing actions are executed accurately under direct supervision, with limited scope for decision making. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to manufacture simple wooden pattern equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Technical drawing is interpreted and understood according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sequence of work is planned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Availability of pattern materials is checked according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Availability and functioning of woodworking machinery is checked according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Job card is completed before, during and after patternmaking activity according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Team members are informed of planned work activity according to communication procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare simple wooden pattern equipment layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Layout is drawn according to technical drawing according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Layout includes contractions, draft angles, machining allowance and joint lines.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pattern equipment layout is marked out on board according to technical drawing and foundry methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hand, workshop, power and marking-off tools are used in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Layout is checked according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare simple wooden pattern materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Required pattern materials are obtained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wood is planed on woodworking machines to layout requirements according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wood is marked out, measured, cut to size and sanded to layout requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are applied according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manufacture simple wooden pattern equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pattern equipment is constructed to layout requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Fasteners are utilised correctly to layout requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Construction is checked against layout requirements and corrective action taken where required according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are applied according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Finish simple wooden pattern equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pattern equipment is shaped by hand or machine to layout requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Filleting is done to layout requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Pattern equipment is sanded and painted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Pattern equipment is tagged according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are applied according to standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 4 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency. Only an Assessor with suitable first hand experience in process operations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education and 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 qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education and 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 and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 items reflect the type of knowledge that the assessor will evaluate:

    Names and functions of:
  • Applicable pattern equipment materials.
  • Applicable woodworking equipment.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Types of wood and their uses.

    Sensory cues:
  • Related to manufacturing quality pattern equipment.

    Purpose of:
  • Worksite procedures.
  • Pattern equipment within manufacturing process.
  • Manufacturing simple wooden pattern equipment.
  • Pattern filleting and painting.
  • Pattern equipment tagging.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of non-conforming pattern equipment on the production process and product.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures.
  • Basic drafting techniques.
  • Interpretation of technical drawings.
  • Basic hand tool use.
  • Measuring techniques.
  • Wooden pattern equipment construction techniques.
  • Basic computation.
  • Basic foundry methodology.

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental legislation and regulations.

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Teamwork principles.
  • Contraction allowances.
  • Draft angle.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between the manufacturing of simple wooden pattern equipment and efficient quality production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • Relating to pattern equipment construction. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team group, organization or community:
  • By interacting with others to achieve the outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself:
  • By organising materials and equipment for pattern equipment construction, as required. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • By interpreting layout to determine pattern equipment construction requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • By reporting on progress of pattern construction. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • By interpreting technical drawings and marking out a pattern equipment layout. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • How defective pattern equipment would impact on the moulding and production process. 

  • 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
    Elective  66512   National Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 


    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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