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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Refractories Installation 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22991  National Certificate: Refractories Installation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CETA - Construction Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
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 qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for a refractories masonry or equivalent type of qualification at NQF 3 within the construction context. This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within the construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within building and civil engineering field.

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the progression and economic growth within the construction fraternity.

A person acquiring this qualification will be able to communicate project actions to team members, build refractory construction units using monolithic materials, mortars and shaped refractory products, as well as use and care for tools and equipment whilst adhering to safety, risk, quality and environmental requirements and specifications under supervision to reduce environmental impact in terms of air pollution and other related factors.

Rationale of the qualification:

This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of employers and employees within the civil engineering and construction disciplines and especially the refractories specialisation field, both now and for the future.

The range of typical learners includes individuals that are in progression from semi-skilled workers with little or some formal education.

A qualifying learner will operate as a valuable team member within refractory installation or maintenance procedures. This will provide valuable training, embedded knowledge and fundamental experience towards a refractory construction career that will be beneficial to an individual and also the economy/industry.

This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the construction industry and especially within the refractory installation domain and will be providing portability and articulation possibilities within the building construction and civil engineering construction contexts.

The long history of refractory installers in the construction context adds value to the refractory construction specialisation and also seeks to gain formal recognition and acknowledgement of these individuals which is absolutely necessary and essential for career development and portability value within the civil engineering and building construction context. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A knowledge, comprehension and application of language, mathematics, natural science and technology on NQF 1. A GETC in Fundamental Construction Practices NQF 1 will be an advantage.

Recognition of prior learning:

This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. A learner wishing to be assessed towards this qualification may arrange to do so without attending any further training or education. The assessor and the learner will jointly decide on the most appropriate method to be taken. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
Exit level outcomes:

The outcomes are specified in terms of specific and critical cross-field outcomes.

1. Explain, interpret and use knowledge in performing tasks related to refractory product, materials and processes.

2. Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by interpreting engineering drawings.

3. Use science and technology required for refractory linings installation procedures during mixing of refractory monolithics, cutting of pre-formed refractories materials and packing of refractory bricks.

4. Maintain safety, health, environmental and good manufacturing practices in a construction context. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
The assessment criteria of the qualification are embodied in the unit standards. The knowledge, skills and understanding will be assessed across several specialised contexts and are clearly defined within the relevant specific outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements within these unit standards.

Integrated Assessment:

The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to achieve all the exit level outcomes of this qualification.

The assessor should ensure that the assessment methods and tools must use a combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies in order to guarantee whole persons development and integration of applied knowledge and skills. In essence, the assessor assesses the identification and solving of problems; working as a team; organising one-self; the use of applied science; and determining the implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems is assessed in a combined manner.

Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the refractories installation and maintenance field.

A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.

Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

Unit standards in the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. The assessor should make use of both formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies when conducting integrated assessments. 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
The qualification has been benchmarked against international standards and qualifications against the NVQ from Britain and New Zealand qualifications.

Basically, international comparability could not be found for a similar qualification on this level in terms of the qualification outcomes, notional learning time and degree of difficulty due to differing framework levels. Although no direct international comparability can be found, the construction sub-field needs to acknowledge the proposed qualification to establish articulation and portability options as well as formal recognition for individuals within these fields. 

ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for a refractory qualification at NQF level 3 or a similar qualification at this level. The qualification provides the learner with flexibility to pursue different careers in the refractory construction industry and articulation within the engineering industries. The level of flexibility with the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue further learning within the construction industry. 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor 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 ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    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. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:

    Interpersonal skills, subject matter expertise and assessment experience.

    The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting assessment of learning outcomes as described in the unit standards Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level 5. The subject matter experience must be well developed with in the field of refractories construction and maintenance and quality assurance practices.

    The assessor must have completed:
  • A similar qualification or from the same family of qualifications, at or above NQF 3; or
  • National certificate in Refractories Masonry NQF 3 or construction supervision NQF 4.

    The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning. Assessors need to be registered with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9964  Apply health and safety to a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9663  Cut pre-formed refractories  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9978  Describe the construction industry composition its work procurement systems and communication techniques  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  110314  Identify and describe different materials used in construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13965  Mix refractory monolithics  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9876  Operate and monitor machinery  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  13966  Pack refractory bricks to complete refractory linings  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  9882  Read and interpret basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9879  Use and care for tools and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Fundamental  7503  Demonstrate effective self-management skills  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13995  Demonstrate an understanding of contracts and their sources  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14560  Handle, transport, store and utilize hazardous materials on a civil construction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9599  Lift and move material and equipment by means of a forklift  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14336  Maintain records on a constuction site  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9880  Perform basic welding/joining of metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9967  Erect, use and dismantle access equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8039  Operating cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    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. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
    2. Majuba TVET College 



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