This unit standard is for a learner within the fabrication and welding fields.

A person credited with this unit standard is capable of:

  • Describing the oxy-fuel cutting process
  • Preparing for the oxy-fuel cutting operation.
  • Cutting the material.
  • Caring for and storing cutting equipment, tools, and materials.

This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The knowledge, skills and understanding demonstrated in this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the fabrication and welding environment.

SAQA ID: 243067
NQF Level: 2
Credits: 6
Accrediting SETA: merSETA
Duration: 2 days
Recommended Entry Criteria:
It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
Communication and mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1.
Preparing work pieces for welding.

Unit Standard Range

General guide for scope, context and level for the purpose of learning and assessment:
Material type to be used: May be selected from the range of carbon steels (plate only), applicable to the material groups 1, 2, 3 or 11 [according to ISO (TR) 15608).
Material thickness: minimum – 10mm.
Visual identification of cutting defects includes but is not limited to incorrect cutting torch manipulation, angle, burned edges, flame and pressure setting.
Cleaning of cuts includes removal of scale, spatter, soot and removal of sharp edges.
Cleaning tools include but are not limited to wire brushes, chipping hammer, and chisels.
Statutory requirements include OHS Act and local authority requirements.
Work site practices include but are not limited to written and/or verbal procedures.

Formal, informal learning and RPL can obtain this unit standard.
This unit standard can be obtained through RPL. The learner should be under supervision. (see qualification RPL).

Level (for level 2).
A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
Ability to carry out moderate tasks that are familiar.
Ability to offer a clear choice of routine responses.
Basic operational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component and that are readily available.
An understanding of known solutions to familiar problems with little generation of new ideas.
Ability to work under direct supervision with some responsibility.

Specific Outcomes

1. Describe the oxy-fuel cutting process.
2. Prepare for the oxy-fuel cutting operation.
3. Cut material.
4. are and storage of cutting equipment, tools, and materials.

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