Rita Charitable Trust

Goldsmith: Component Maker

SECTOR: GEMS & JEWELLERY
SUB-SECTOR: Handmade gold and gems-set jewellery
OCCUPATION: Gold smithy (Basic)
REFERENCE ID: G&J/Q0603
ALIGNED TO: NCO-2004/7313.28
Goldsmith-component maker: Also known as Artisan or Bench-worker,
Goldsmith is the most important job role in Indian handmade-gold jewellery
manufacturing sector. The goldsmith makes components which are required
for handmade jewellery.
Brief Job Description: The individual at work mainly works with hand tools to
create components such as balls, wire, stampings, strips and chains required
for completing the jewellery piece. The individual is responsible for delivering
components with minimum gold loss.
Personal Attributes: The job requires the individual to have: attention to
details; good eyesight; steady hands; ability to work for long hours in sitting
position; and a lot of patience. The individual must also be able to use
reflective skills in order to develop improved designs and work processes, and
analytical skills to avoid errors and hazards.

Unit Code G&J/N0601
Unit Title
(Task) Draw wire or strip from bars of precious metal or alloy
Description This OS unit is about drawing gold wire for use in jewellery making.
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Order precious metal or alloy for making wire or strip
understand specifications in terms of required thickness of wire to be drawn as per
design
assess quantity of precious metal required for drawing the wire or rolling the strip
Draw the wire and strip
roll metal to the appropriate thickness using wire drawing or rolling machine
sharpen one end of the metal to ease the pass through of the metal in draw-plate
hole
push the metal through the draw-plate hole and then pull out
repeat the process through consecutive small holes to get the required thickness
of wire
pass metal through roller machine or mill to make into strips of appropriate
thickness
Anneal the wire or strip for malleability
assess whether the wire or strip type (e.g., spring) requires annealing
treat the wire or strip with heat using gas torch or furnace
set temperature according to the thickness of the wire or strip
remove the wire or strip from heat and quench in water to cool immediately
repeat the heating and cooling process after every drawing or rolling
Control precious metal loss
collect precious metal dust or fragments dispersed during the day
tally account as per allowed standards for wire making
conduct regular cleaning for collection of gold as per company policy
Detect product defects and return completed wire to supervisor
identify the type of defect, e.g., damaged beyond repair
handover defective wire to supervisor for melting or use elsewhere
rework on any quality check feedback and return
ensure timely delivery
Report problems related to
roll machine failure
tools shortage and their maintenance related issues
reasons for anticipated delays that may adversely affect delivery

malfunction of annealing torch or furnace
poor quality of gold received

Element Performance Criteria
Making wire or strip To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. make wire of required thickness and evenness, not over drawn or split or
cracked
PC2. limit precious-metal loss of damaged metal rod or wire
PC3. deliver in time, the wires to supervisor
PC4. meet productivity target
PC5. complete work with minimum hazards and accidents
Handling problems To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC6. deliver complete components on time by reporting well in advance, any
problems faced or anticipated
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. company’s policies on: Acceptable limits of precious metal loss per product
type; incentives; delivery standards; safety and hazards; security; and
personnel management
KA2. work flow involved in company’s jewellery manufacturing process, i.e., from
one goldsmith to another
KA3. importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA4. reporting structure
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. uses of different types of tools used in wire drawing such as ruler, draw
plates, pliers, hammer, bench block, cup bur, cutter
KB2. different types of draw plates
KB3. precious-metal or gold alloy properties such as strength and malleability
KB4. heat treatments and intensity effect with respect to different types of gold
alloys, e.g., 18K gold requires less annealing than 10K or springs need
different treatment than annealing
KB5. potential work hazards, particularly, when using hand and machine tools
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Basic reading and writing skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA1. to read notes and put notes on design
Measuring skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA2. to assess the material requirement for making wires of specified length and
thickness
SA3. to use gauge check the thickness of wire
SA4. to check symmetry of component made

B. Professional Skills Using tools and machines
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB1. to use roller machine for drawing wire or strip
SB2. to use tools for drawing wire such as: Gas torch or furnace for annealing wire
or strip; drawing tongs and draw plate for thinning diameter of wire and
required shape; wax or oil for lubrication
SB3. to use tools such as files and pliers
SB4. to use the right hole in draw plate and at correct angle for achieving the finish
as per design
SB5. to maintain tools and machines used
SB6. to use technology such as computer for visual aid and efficient working
Reducing precious metal loss
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB7. prescribed precious-metal loss for the entire jewellery piece
SB8. Precious-metal loss applicable for the component
SB9. how to reduce precious metal loss below the prescribed standards
SB10. how to collect broken or over rolled pieces, account in job sheet and return
SB11. how to follow company’s policies on collecting gold dust and fragments
SB12. how to suggest improvements in order to reduce precious metal loss limits
Reflective thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB13. work in sitting or standing for long hours position with correct posture
SB14. maintain clean work environment and organise tools for ease of use
Critical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB15. to spot process disruptions and delays
SB16. to avoid hazards when using roller machine or draw plate or during annealing

Unit Code G&J/N0602
Unit Title
(Task) Make balls from precious metal or alloy
Description This OS unit is about gold ball/bead making for adding to jewellery frame
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Order precious metal or metal for making ball
understand design or specifications in terms of required size
assess the quantity of gold required to make the specified number of balls
Make the balls or beads
draw sheets or strips of precious metal of required thickness based on the width
and size of the ball to be made
anneal the sheet or strip for malleability by heating to required temperature for
the thickness of the alloy or metal and then quenching in water to cool
repeat annealing process for every stage of drawing
cut the sheet or strip as per the diameter of the ball
create two hemispheres of the ball
lock the two hemispheres and join them by heating
shape the ball in circular mills with groves
or use hollow ball making machine to make gold balls from sheets
File the ball segments
cut any sharp edges in the ball as per design
file for smooth finish of joined periphery as per the design requirement
file outer surface as per design
Control gold loss
collect precious-metal dust and fragments dispersed during the day
tally account and record on job sheet
conduct regular cleaning for collection of gold as per company policy
Detect defects, rectify and return completed ball to supervisor
understand the type of defect and rectify
handover defective balls to supervisor if there is problem in rectifying
ensure timely delivery
Report problems related to:
tools shortage and their maintenance related issues
machine failure
reasons for anticipated delays that may adversely affect delivery

Element Performance Criteria
Ball making To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. make balls or beads made of required size and finish as per design
PC2. make number of balls against the daily target given
PC3. avoided wastage in making different sizes of balls
PC4. deliver in time the required quantity of balls
PC5. complete the work with minimum hazards and accidents
Handling problems To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC6. deliver completed balls on time by reporting problems faced or anticipated
well in advance
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. company’s policies on: Acceptable limits of gold loss per product type;
incentives; delivery standards; safety and hazards; security; and personnel
management
KA2. work flow involved in company’s jewellery manufacturing process, i.e., from
one goldsmith to another
KA3. importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA4. reporting structure
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB1. uses of different types of tools and machines used in ball making
SB2. gold alloy properties such as strength and malleability
SB3. heat treatments and intensity effect with respect to different types of gold
alloys
SB4. potential work hazards, particularly, when using hand and machine tools
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Basic reading and writing skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA1. to read notes and put notes on design
Measuring skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA2. to assess the material requirement for making balls of specified size
SA3. to use gauge/ vernier calipers to size the balls
SA4. to achieve symmetry as per design
B. Professional Skills Reducing precious metal loss
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB1. prescribed precious metal loss for the entire jewellery piece
SB2. precious-metal loss applicable for the component
SB3. how to reduce precious metal loss below the prescribed standards
SB4. how to collect broken or over rolled pieces, account in job sheet and return
SB5. how to follow company’s policies on collecting gold dust and fragments

SB6. how to suggest improvements in order to reduce precious metal loss limits
Using tools and machines
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB7. to work with the machines and tools used in ball making such as: roller
machine for producing sheet from gold bar; dies for shaping hemispheres;
files and pliers for smoothing and finishing; hollow ball making machine for
making balls; gas torch for annealing wire
SB8. to work in a safe environment, i.e., without injuries
Reflective thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB9. work in sitting or standing for long hours position with correct posture
SB10. maintain clean work environment and organise tools for ease of use
Critical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB11. to spot process disruptions and delays
SB12. to avoid hazards when using roller machine or during annealing

Unit Code G&J/N0603
Unit Title
(Task) Stamp patterns on gold or its alloy
Description This OS unit is about stamping patterns: on gold sheet in order to attach to main
frame or on the jewellery itself
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Order precious metal or alloy for stamping
 understand design or specifications to decide on the type of dies or moulds to be
used
 understand the tolerances required for stamping
 assess the quantity of gold required to make the specified quantity of stamped
pieces
Stamp the gold sheet
 draw from precious metal rods or bars sheets or strips of required thickness as
per design specification
 anneal the sheet or strip for malleability by heating to required temperature for
the thickness of the alloy or metal and then quenching in water to cool
 repeat annealing process for every stage of drawing
 select the die or mould of the specified pattern for use in the die machine
 insert the sheet or strip in the die machine and stamp the specified design
File the stamped piece
 understand jewellery design requirements such as correct length, bend,
flexibility, colour, evenness, size and embellishments to follow
 cut any sharp edges as per the design requirement
 grind for smooth surface as per the design requirement
 smooth outer periphery surface as per design
Control gold loss
 collect gold dispersed during the day such as remaining parts of sheet or strip,
dust and fragments
 tally account as per allowed standards for stamping
 conduct regular and controlled environment cleaning for collection
Detect defects, rectify and return stamped piece to supervisor
 identify the type of defect and handover it over to supervisor for melting or use
elsewhere
 rework on quality check feedback and return to supervisor
 ensure timely delivery
 return the dies and moulds to store department in charge
 return gold dust to supervisor
National Occupational Standard

G&J/N0603 Stamp on the gold sheet
15
Report problems about:
machine failures
tools shortage and their maintenance related issues
reasons for anticipated delays that may adversely affect delivery
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Stamping To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. make sheet for stamping without damaging the precious metal
PC2. maintain accepted tolerance levels
PC3. make number of stamped pieces made for specified design
PC4. maintain gold loss maintained within prescribed limit
PC5. deliver in time
PC6. achieve productivity as per target
PC7. complete work with minimum hazards and accidents
Problems handling To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC8. deliver complete product on time by reporting problems faced or anticipated
well in advance
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. company’s policies on: Acceptable limits of gold loss per product type;
incentives; delivery standards; safety and hazards; security; and personnel
management
KA2. work flow involved in company’s jewellery manufacturing process (from one
goldsmith to another)
KA3. importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA4. reporting structure
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. uses of different types of machines and tools in stamping process, such as
roller machine, die stamping machine, cutter, files
KB2. gold alloy properties such as strength, malleability and required tolerances
KB3. heat treatments and intensity effect with respect to different types of gold
alloys
KB4. potential work hazards, particularly, when using hand and machine tools as
well as acids
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Basic reading and writing skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA1. to read notes and put notes on design
Calculation and geometry skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA2. to assess the material requirement for stamping of specified design
SA3. to get optimum number of stamp pieces from the gold sheet

B. Professional Skills Reducing precious metal loss
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB1. prescribed precious-metal loss for the entire jewellery piece
SB2. precious-metal loss applicable for the component
SB3. how to reduce gold loss below the prescribed standards
SB4. how to collect broken or over rolled pieces, account in job sheet and return
SB5. how to follow company’s policies on collecting gold dust and fragments
SB6. how to suggest improvements in order to reduce gold loss limits
Using tools and machines
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB7. to work with the stamping machine, drawing or roller machine and annealing
torch or furnace
SB8. to work in a safe environment, i.e., without injuries
Reflective thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB9. work in sitting or standing for long hours position with correct posture
SB10. maintain clean work environment and organise tools for ease of use
Critical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB11. to spot process disruptions and delays
SB12. to avoid hazards when using stamping or roller machine or during annealing

Unit Code G&J/N0604
Unit Title
(Task) Make chain from gold bar
Description This OS unit is about making chain for completing the design of jewellery
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Order precious metal for making chain
understand design or specifications in terms of design, size and length
assess the quantity of precious metal or gold alloy required to make the specified
quantity of chain
Make chain from gold or alloy
roll metal to required thickness using wire drawing or roller machine
anneal the sheet or strip for malleability by heating to required temperature for
the thickness of the alloy or metal and then quenching in water to cool
repeat the annealing process after every rolling or drawing
make wire of required width
cut the wire into small piece of same length as required
solder the ends to shape as a ring
connect all the piece of wire together to make the chain as per design using the
weaving or soldering method as specified
achieve clean finish
File the chain components
understand jewellery design requirements such as correct length, bend,
flexibility, colour, evenness, size and embellishments to follow
cut any sharp edges as per the design requirement
grind for smooth surface as per the design requirement
smoothen outer surface as per design
Control gold loss
collect gold dispersed during the day (dust and fragments)
tally account as per allowed standards for chain making
conduct regular and controlled environment cleaning for collection
Detect defects and return completed chain to supervisor
identify the type of defect, rectify and return
handover the defective piece
ensure timely delivery
return gold dust generated and collected
Report problems about:
machine failures
tools shortage and their maintenance related issues
reasons for anticipated delays that may adversely affect delivery

Element Performance Criteria
Chain making To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. make wire for chain without damaging the gold
PC2. make required length of chain as per the specified design
PC3. limit loss to under prescribed standards
PC4. deliver in time to next process
PC5. achieve productivity as targeted
PC6. complete work with minimum hazards and accidents
Handling problems To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC7. deliver complete product on time by reporting problems faced or anticipated
well in advance
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. company’s policies on: acceptable limits of gold or precious metal loss per
product type; incentives; delivery standards; safety and hazards; security and
personnel management
KA2. work flow involved in company’s jewellery manufacturing process
KA3. importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA4. reporting structure
B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB6. uses of different types of tools and equipment for wire drawing and chain
making such as roller, wire drawing machine, ruler, pliers, hammer, bench
block, cup bur, cutter and soldering device
KB1. metallurgy (gold alloy properties such as strength, malleability)
KB2. heat treatments and intensity effect with respect to different types of gold
alloys
KB3. potential work hazards, particularly, when using hand and machine tools as
well as acids
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Basic reading and writing skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA1. to read notes on design
Calculation and geometry skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA2. to assess the material requirement for making chain of specified design
SA3. to make chain of specified length and size
B. Professional Skills Using tools and machines
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
KB7. to work with the tools and machines used in wire drawing process such as
roller, wire drawing machine, ruler, pliers, hammer, bench block, cup bur and
cutter

SB1. to use soldering system
SB2. to work in a safe environment, i.e., without injuries
Reflective thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB3. to find ways of reducing gold loss
Critical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB5. to spot process disruptions and delays

Unit Code G&J/N9910
Unit Title
(Task) Respect IPR of company as well as competitors
Description This OS unit is about maintaining company’s IPR and avoiding infringement on
copyright of others
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Protect company’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
prevent leak of new designs to competitors by reporting on time
be aware of any of company’s product or design patents
report IPR violations observed in the market, to supervisor or company heads
Avoid infringement to copyright of other companies
read copyright clause of the material published on the internet and any other
printed material
consult supervisor or senior management when in doubt about using publicly
available information
report any infringement observed in the company
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Respecting IPR To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. spot plagiarism and report
PC2. understand rationale of patents and IPR
PC3. avoid being involved in IPR violations
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. company’s policies on IPR, plagiarism and order leaks
KA2. company’s patented products
KA3. market trends and company’s unique product range
KA4. reporting structure
B. Technical
Knowledge
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. basics of patents and IPR laws
KB2. how IPR protection is important for competitiveness of a company
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Communication skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA1. to effectively communicate any observed IPR violations or design leaks
B. Professional Skills Decision making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand when and how:
SB1. to report sources of IPR violations

Reflective thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB2. to learn from past mistakes and report IPR violations on time
Critical thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB3. to spot signs of violations and alert authorities in time

Unit Code G&J/N9912
Unit Title
(Task) Coordinate with co-workers
Description This OS unit is about communicating with colleagues and seniors in order to maintain
smooth ad hazards free work flow
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Interact with supervisor to:
receive work instructions and raw materials from reporting supervisor
communicate to reporting supervisor about process flow improvements, product
defects received from previous process, repairs and maintenance of tools and
machinery as required
communicate any potential hazards or expected process disruptions
handover completed work to supervisor
Interact with colleagues within and outside the department to:
work as a team with colleagues and share work as per their or own work load and
skills
work with colleagues of other departments such as frame making or component
making or polishing or setting or stores
communicate an discuss work flow related difficulties in order to find solutions
with mutual agreement
receive feedback from QC and rework in order to complete work on time
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Interaction with
supervisor
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. understand the work output requirements
PC2. comply with company policy and rule
PC3. deliver quality work on time as required by reporting any anticipated reasons
for delays
Interactions with
colleagues and other
departments
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC4. put team over individual goals
PC5. conflicts resolution and multi-tasking
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. company’s policies on personnel management
KA2. work flow involved in company’s jewellery manufacturing process
KA3. importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA4. reporting structure

B. Technical
Knowledge
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. how to communication effectively
KB2. how to build team coordination
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Teamwork and some multitasking
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA1. to share work load as required
SA2. to deliver product to next work process on time
B. Professional Skills Decision making
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB1. how to report potential areas of disruptions to work process
SB2. when to report to supervisor and when to deal with a colleague depending on
the type of concern
Reflective thinking
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB3. how to improve work process
Critical thinking
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB4. how to spot process disruptions and delays

Unit Code G&J/N9914
Unit Title
(Task) Work towards having a safe work environment
Description This OS unit is about being aware of and communicating potential hazards and
dangers of accidents on the job
Scope This unit/task covers the following:
Understand potential sources of accidents
 to avoid accidents related to use of potentially dangerous chemicals, gas torches,
sharp tools and hazards from machines
Communicate to reporting supervisor about:
 process flow improvements to reduce anticipated or repetitive hazards
 mishandling of tools, machines or hazardous materials
 electrical problems that could result in accident
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Understanding of
potential sources of
accidents and
communicating
To be competent, the user/individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. spot and report potential hazards on time
PC2. follow company policy and rules regarding hazardous materials
PC3. deliver quality work on time as required by reporting any anticipated reasons
for delays
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of the
company /
organization and
its processes)
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. company’s policies on handling: harmful chemicals and sharp tools, safety and
hazards of machines, fire safety and, disposal of harmful chemicals and
materials
KA2. work flow involved in company’s jewellery manufacturing process
KA3. importance of the individual’s role in the workflow
KA4. reporting structure
B. Technical
Knowledge
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. how different chemicals react and what could be the danger from them
KB2. how to use machines and tools without causing bodily harm
KB3. fire safety education
KB4. disposal of hazardous chemicals, tools and materials by following prescribed
environmental norms or as per company policy
Skills (S) [Optional]
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Communication skills
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SA1. to effectively communicate the danger
National Occupational Standard

G&J/N9914 Maintain safe work environment
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B. Professional Skills Decision making
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB1. importance of reporting potential sources of danger
SB2. appropriate actions to be taken in the event of an accident
SB3. procedure for disposing of hazardous materials, safely and following
environmental guidelines
Reflective thinking
The individual on the job needs to know and understand how:
SB4. to learn from past mistakes regarding use of hazardous machines or
chemicals or gas torches
Critical thinking
The individual on the job needs to know and understand:
SB5. how to spot danger
SB6. procedure to follow in the event of a fire or other hazard

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objectives of the function.
Job role Job role defines a unique set of functions that together form a unique
employment opportunity in an organisation.
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(OS)
OS specify the standards of performance an individual must achieve
when carrying out a function in the workplace, together with the
knowledge and understanding they need to meet that standard
consistently. Occupational Standards are applicable both in the Indian
and global contexts.
Performance Criteria Performance criteria are statements that together specify the standard of
performance required when carrying out a task.
National Occupational
Standards (OS)
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context.
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other criteria required to perform a job role. A QP is assigned a unique
qualifications pack code.
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Unit Title Unit title gives a clear overall statement about what the incumbent
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Scope Scope is a set of statements specifying the range of variables that an
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a critical impact on quality of performance required.
Knowledge and
Understanding
Knowledge and understanding are statements which together specify the
technical, generic, professional and organisational specific knowledge
that an individual needs in order to perform to the required standard.
Organisational Context Organisational context includes the way the organisation is structured
and how it operates, including the extent of operative knowledge
managers have of their relevant areas of responsibility.
Technical Knowledge Technical knowledge is the specific knowledge needed to accomplish

specific designated responsibilities.
Core Skills/ Generic
Skills
Core skills or generic skills are a group of skills that are the key to learning
and working in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any
work environment in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in
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Keywords /Terms Description
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
NOS National Occupational Standard(s)
NVQF National Vocational Qualifications Framework
NSQF National Qualifications Framework
NVEQF National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework
QP Qualifications Pack

CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT OF TRAINEES

Job Role Component Maker
Qualification Pack G&J/Q0603
Sector Skill Council Gem & Jewellery
Guidelines for Assessment

  1. Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance
    Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of
    marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each PC.
  2. The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC.
  3. Individual assessment agencies will create theory question papers for candidates at every examination/training
    centre. (as per assessment criteria below)
  4. Individual assessment agencies will create practical tests for skill evaluation for candidates at every
    examination/training centre. (as per assessment criteria below)
  5. To pass the Qualification Pack, every candidate should score a minimum of 50% in theory and 70% in practical to
    successfully clear the assessment.
  6. In case of successfully passing only certain number of NOS’s, the candidate is eligible to take subsequent
    assessment on the balance NOS’s to pass the Qualification Pac