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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce gravity die castings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264079  Produce gravity die castings 
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 
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 metal gravity die-castings are produced for sale. 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 produce gravity die castings.
  • Prepare and set up gravity die casting equipment.
  • Produce gravity die castings.
  • Clean die body and turn-around process. 

  • 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.
  • This unit standard applies to gravity die casting into a permanent die. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to produce gravity die castings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production plan is interpreted and a sequence of work is planned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is inspected and prepared according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are checked to ensure adequate supply for job requirements according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Team members are informed of planned work activity according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare and set up gravity die casting equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Die coat is mixed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Die temperature is set and maintained in line with production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Die is securely located on machine and closed in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Die coat is applied in sequence and in a safe manner according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-conformances are identified and appropriate corrective action taken according to standard operating procedures. 

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce gravity die castings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Molten metal is poured into die according to standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Metal is limited to non-ferrous metal.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Conditions that contribute to inferior and/or reject castings are monitored and appropriate corrective action taken where required according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Casting solidification time requirements are met according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Castings are removed from die and stored in a manner that minimises damage according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Segregation between conforming and non-conforming product is maintained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Die condition is monitored and die coating is reapplied as required in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Appropriate safety, health and environmental principles and procedures are applied according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Clean die body and turn-around process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Body of die is cleaned in line with manufacturer's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is cleaned of coating and abrasive blasting residue according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Applicable production documents are completed and processed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Production output and throughput is reported 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 
    Things I know and can explain:

    Names and functions of:
  • Gravity die casting machines and equipment.
  • Gravity die casting consumables and materials.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Gravity die casting machines and equipment.
  • Gravity die casting consumables and materials.

    Sensory cues:
  • Relating to producing gravity die castings.

    Purpose of:
  • Applying die coat.
  • Producing gravity die castings.
  • Monitoring conditions that contribute to inferior and/or reject castings.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Importance of production flow.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Applicable worksite procedures.
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures.
  • Planning techniques.
  • Mixing and applying die coat.
  • Pouring molten metal.
  • Monitoring process conditions.
  • Removing castings from die.
  • Casting segregation and storage.
  • Cleaning body of die.

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

    Theory; rules, principles, laws:
  • Applicable engineering, production and metallurgical rules, principles and laws.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between die preparation 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; Relating to producing gravity die castings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team group; To achieve the gravity die casting objectives. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself; By planning my own work and meeting my production schedule requirements. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively; By reporting non-conforming process and product. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically; To produce gravity die castings. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set related systems; How non-conforming die castings affect company bottom line and customer relations. 

    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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