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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture complex metal tooling 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264060  Manufacture complex metal tooling 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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 4  NQF Level 04  40 
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
6966  Foundry: Manufacture complex metal tooling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  40  Complete 

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 or metal 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 5. 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 complex tooling.
  • Prepare complex tooling layout.
  • Prepare metal work pieces and equipment.
  • Manufacture complex tooling and fixtures.
  • Finish complex metal tooling. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits allocated to this unit standard assume that the learner has a National Certificate in Foundry Operations NQF Level 3 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 3 qualification.
  • Experience in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated competence in unit standards relating to manufacturing of 3-dimensional metal tooling.

    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:
  • Complex metal tooling can have irregular shapes, loose pieces, core prints and more than one corebox.
  • Metal tooling is mounted on metal plates and can be a split or single piece patterns.
  • Metal tooling includes pattern, coreboxes, rigging and assembly fixtures.
  • Complex coreboxes can be mounted on rigging with ejection, blow plates and gassing plates.
  • Fixtures include lifting fixtures, loading fixtures, assembly fixtures, checking fixtures, glueing fixtures and rubbing fixtures.
  • Tooling materials include cast iron, aluminium, mild steel, brass and tooling steel.
  • Calculations include contraction rate, angles, clearances, pattern parameters and machining allowances. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to manufacture complex tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Availability and functioning of metalworking machinery is checked in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Casting and moulding requirements are obtained from foundry personnel according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Job card is filled in before, during and after the patternmaking activity according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Team members are informed of planned work activity according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare complex tooling layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Layout boards and templates are prepared according to technical drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tooling requirements are marked out on layout boards according to technical drawing and foundry methodology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Calculations are made based on the interpretation of the technical drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Layouts and templates are checked according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare metal workpieces and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Metal workpieces and equipment are marked out and machined according to layout requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are adhered to according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Manufacture complex tooling and fixtures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Metal workpieces are set up on machinery according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Contours of metal workpieces are cut and skimmed according to layout or template. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Assembly fixtures are manufactured according to technical drawing and templates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Metal tooling is assembled according to technical drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Metal tooling is checked according to technical drawings and templates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are adhered to according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Finish complex metal tooling. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tooling is finished and polished using hand tools according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tooling is checked according to technical drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tooling is inspected according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Defective tooling is identified and corrective action is taken according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are adhered to 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, 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, 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, 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 & functions of:
  • Applicable tooling components.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Applicable tooling materials.

    Sensory cues:
  • Relating to correct and incorrect tooling manufacturing techniques.

    Purpose of:
  • Metal tooling within manufacturing process.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of metal tooling that do not meet manufacturing requirements.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Applicable worksite procedures.
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures.
  • Interpretation of technical drawings.
  • Drafting techniques.
  • Mathematical computation.
  • Precision measuring techniques.
  • Metal tooling machining techniques.
  • Foundry methodology.
  • Basic welding techniques.

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

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Geometry and trigonometry.
  • Teamwork principles.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between the manufacturing of complex metal tooling 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 manufacturing complex metal tooling. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team group, organization or community:
  • To ensure availability of materials and equipment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself:
  • To manufacture complex metal tooling. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • By interpreting technical drawing to determine metal tooling construction requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • Record and report information related to complex tooling manufacture process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • To interpret technical drawings and mark out complex metal tooling. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:
  • How defective tooling will 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 6966, "Foundry: Manufacture complex metal tooling", Level 4, 40 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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.
     
    1. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 



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