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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assemble components 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
265003  Assemble components 
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  12 
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
9877  Assemble components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to assemble components to produce a completed product. Learners will be able to read job instructions/product schedules and to respond to material flow requirements. Learners will also be able to dispose of surplus and scrap materials and to conduct basic quality checks on incoming and finished products and materials.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing for work activity.
  • Assembling components.
  • Performing finishing activities.
  • Applying basic quality checks on materials, components and product. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for work activity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Job instructions/production schedule is read to establish assembly requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Job instructions/production schedule may include a basic sketch of product to be produced and order form with product requirements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Work area is prepared for assembly process according to worksite requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials and tools required at work station are checked against job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Measuring equipment is selected as required for assembly process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Adjustments are made to materials and tools where required in accordance with job requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The consequences of not maintaining a continuous production flow are explained in terms of its impact on the organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assemble components. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Assembly of components typically involves build to work orders and specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components for assembly are handled in a controlled manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components are put together according to specifications required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Material flow is responded to in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Assembled product is checked for conformance to work order/specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Minor adjustments are made to assembled products where required quickly and appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    A tidy and clean work environment is maintained throughout the assembly process in accordance with safe working practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Assembly data is documented and reported according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform finishing activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Surplus materials, tools and equipment are cleaned and stored according to specific workplace requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Implications of the incorrect storing of surplus materials, tools and equipment are described in terms of its impact on health, safety and operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Scrap material is disposed of according to specific workplace and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of not disposing of scrap material correctly are described in terms of it impact on the organisation and environment. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply basic quality checks on materials, components and product. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Basic quality checks may include visual inspection and functionality tests using measuring equipment.
  • Measuring equipment may include but not limited to rulers, verniers, measuring tapes, go/no-go gauges, master samples and analysers. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic quality checks on incoming and finished materials, components and assembled product are conducted according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Initial/Operational/Online tests are conducted according to specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Defective materials, products or components are identified and removed and marked according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Out of compliance or unsafe conditions while working are recorded and reported according to standard operating procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Materials.
  • Components.
  • Completed product.
  • Basic drawing and sketches.
  • Measuring equipment.
  • Basic quality terminology and concepts.
  • Defects.

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties:
  • Types of defects.
  • Types of physical measurement.
  • Properties of input materials.
  • End users of product.

    Sensory cues:
  • Cues for different defects (what I see, hear, smell, feel), e.g. smell or appearance of degrading or burning materials, sounds made by faulty assemblies or changing process conditions, visual cues.

    Purpose of:
  • Quality checks and procedures.
  • Reporting incidents and conditions.

    Processes, events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Implications of non-conformance.
  • Causes and responses to common problems.
  • Basic assembly sequence and process.
  • Implications and consequences of situations such as, e.g. using poor quality, damaged or faulty components in an assembly, allowing faulty processes to continue, delaying reports about problems in work area.

    Procedures and techniques:
  • Reading basic drawing and sketches.
  • Assembly techniques.
  • Checking and measuring procedures.
  • Finishing procedures.
  • Communication procedures.
  • Reporting procedures.

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

    Theory: rules, principles laws:
  • Measuring units.
  • Dimensions.
  • Concepts of quality assurance related to this activity.

    Relationships, systems:
  • Relationship between customer needs and product specifications. 

  • 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 recognising and responding to problems/defects of materials and assembled product. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in order to ensure that assembly objectives are achieved. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities in order to ensure that a work and time schedule is followed and adjusted when necessary to allow for unexpected interruptions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information from the process and the products and then classify the information and identify deviations from the norm. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively when recording outputs, incidents, measurements and reporting incidents and conditions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology when using and moving equipment and components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems in order to identify and respond to quality problems as part of the quality chain from manufacturing to customer, e.g. ticking off charts. 

    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 9877, "Assemble components", Level 2, 12 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  67569   National Certificate: Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  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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