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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce a strickle mould 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
264094  Produce a strickle mould 
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 4  NQF Level 04  30 
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 foundry moulds are required for the metal product casting 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 4. 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 strickle mould.
  • Prepare work area for strickle mould production.
  • Produce cope and drag mould.
  • Finish strickle mould.
  • Close strickle mould.
  • Clamp and secure strickle mould. 

  • 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 the interpretation of technical drawings and method cards.
  • Demonstrated competence in producing moulds using loose patterns.
  • Relevant quality awareness principles and procedures.

    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:
  • Planning knowledge includes but is not limited to planning methods, identifying production constraints, taking corrective action.
  • Moulding equipment includes hand tools, power tools, lifting equipment, spindles, strickles and sand savers.
  • Measuring equipment includes tapes, spirit levels, callipers, thickness gauges.
  • Securing equipment includes plates, rails, beams, bolts, weights, high tensile bolts and nuts.
  • Moulding materials include sand, reinforcing, chills.
  • Moulding consumables include nails, refractory bricks, sleeves, nylon vents, chaplets, glue, sealer, exothermic powder.
  • Ramming methods include pneumatic rammers, hand rammers, vibrators, sand slingers.
  • Moulding coatings include water based or spirit based paints.
  • Production constraints include shortage of consumables, delays in core production, delays in molten metal availability, lack of space on foundry floor, crane delay. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Plan to produce strickle mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production schedule is interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Technical drawing and method card for strickle job is obtained and interpreted according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Moulding consumables, materials and equipment requirements are calculated from method card according to metal specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Production constraints are identified and reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Resources and materials required during and after the moulding process are scheduled for and ordered in advance according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Daily production sheet is completed 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 work area for strickle mould production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Floor is cleaned and levelled according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mould layout is marked out on strickle board and checked according to technical drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Spindle is set up and secured according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Strickle board is set up and secured to spindle according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Mould floor is marked to suit loose pieces according to technical drawing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Produce cope and drag mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Mould reinforcements are secured according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sand savers are positioned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Rough strikling is performed to achieve internal and external shape of mould according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Runner system is inserted according to layout or technical drawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Sand is layered in stages to achieve optimum surface finish on internal and external surface of the mould according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Casting thickness is checked according to technical drawing and layout. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Applicable safety, health and environment principles and procedures are adhered to according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Finish strickle mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Spindle hole is sealed with sand according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mould is cleaned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Runner system is inspected and cleaned to ensure clear passage of molten metal according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cores are positioned where necessary according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Chaplets are inserted where necessary according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Mould coating is applied according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Risers and runners are extended according to layout according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Applicable safety, health and environment principles and procedures are adhered to according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Close strickle mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Joint lines are prepared and sealed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Mould reinforcements are checked and secured to cope box according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cope box is turned over according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cope and drag boxes are aligned using sand locators and pins according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Pouring and riser bushes are rammed according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Clamp and secure strickle mould. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Plates are positioned on top of mould according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rails and beams are positioned according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Weights are placed on rails and beams according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Tie downs are secured to anchors according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Plates are wedged according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Cope and drag boxes are secured 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 and functions of:
  • Measuring equipment.
  • Strickle equipment.
  • Feeder system.
  • Method cards.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Jointlines.
  • Directional solidification by way of using chills.
  • Method cards.

    Sensory cues:
  • Relating to strickle moulding process.

    Purpose of:
  • Strickling technique.
  • Method cards.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Of interpreting technical drawing(s) and method cards incorrectly.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Planning techniques.
  • Production process; core assembly.
  • Interpretation of technical drawings and method cards.
  • How to respond to customer requirements.
  • Applicable safety, health and environmental principles and procedures.
  • Relevant quality awareness principles and procedures.
  • Applicable worksite procedures.
  • Preparing jointline.
  • Placing reinforcements.

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

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Geometry and trigonometry.
  • Mathematical computation.
  • Teamwork principles.
  • Directional solidification.
  • Methoding.

    Relationships, systems:
  • The relationship between producing a strickle mould 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; Identify and solve problems to overcome production constraints. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage my activities and myself; By planning my own work before producing the strickle mould. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information; On production plan in order to determine how to make a circular mould. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively; By reporting non-conformances. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically; By reading and interpreting technical drawings and methods. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems; How faulty moulding equipment will affect the quality of the finished casting. 

    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  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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