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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Inspect and prepare pattern equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264075  Inspect and prepare 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 1  NQF Level 01  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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
6882  Foundry: Inspect and prepare patterns  Level 1  NQF Level 01  16   

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, resin 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 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 inspect and prepare pattern equipment.
  • Inspect and prepare pattern equipment for production.
  • Store prepared 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:
  • Pattern equipment includes patterns, core boxes, pattern boards/plates, jigs and fixtures.
  • Inspection activities include visual inspection, gauges, venting checks.
  • Pattern equipment preparation activities include replacing vents, changing pins and bushes, date coding, painting, filleting, minor patching, changing ejector pins, springs and washers.
  • Pattern equipment materials include metal, timber, fibreglass and resin. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to inspect and prepare pattern equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions are interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Team members are informed of planned work activity according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Inspect pattern equipment for production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pattern equipment is inspected according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pattern equipment preparation requirements are determined according to the condition of the pattern. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Major pattern defects are reported where necessary 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 3 
    Prepare pattern equipment for production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pattern is cleaned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pattern is prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Store prepared pattern equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prepared pattern equipment is stored for production according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Required documentation is completed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    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:
  • Types of cleaning materials and their application.
  • Pattern equipment components.
  • Patterns and their uses.
  • Pattern repair materials.
  • Pattern materials.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Range of cleaning materials.
  • Pattern equipment materials.
  • Pattern repair materials.
  • Pattern materials.

    Sensory cues:
  • Related to timeous and quality repair of pattern equipment.

    Purpose of:
  • Patterns, and their use.
  • Pattern inspection.
  • Pattern preparation.
  • Pattern storage.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of not inspecting and preparing pattern equipment.
  • Implications of non-conforming pattern equipment on the production process and product.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Pattern inspection, preparation and storage procedures and techniques.
  • Applicable worksite, safety, health, environmental and quality procedures.

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

    Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Basic foundry knowledge.
  • Materials.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between the inspection and preparation of pattern equipment and quality product. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems:
  • By inspecting pattern equipment for defects and taking timeous corrective action. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team group, organization or community:
  • To ensure availability of quality pattern equipment for moulding process. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself:
  • By planning my own work and having the prepared pattern ready for production in line with the production plan. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • By interpreting job instructions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively:
  • By reporting defective patterns. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically:
  • To inspect pattern equipment for defects and preparing pattern equipment for production. 

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

  • 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 6882, "Foundry: Inspect and prepare patterns", Level 1, 16 credits. 

    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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