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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24194  National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building 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  Building Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  130  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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 in a variety of manufacturing and engineering equivalent types of qualifications at NQF 5 within the manufacturing and engineering contexts. This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within the manufacturing engineering domains by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the manufacturing and engineering fields.
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 manufacturing and engineering fields.

A person acquiring this qualification will be able to manage team performance, manage and control manufacturing operations in a manufacturing unit, control a quality assurance system and coach and advise team members.

Rationale of the qualification

This qualification reflects the workplace-based need of employers and employees within manufacturing disciples, both now and for the future.

Typical learners are individuals with basic manufacturing and engineering competencies such as planning of production resources, monitoring of quality control practices in the manufacturing environment and coaching and advising team members on workplace competencies and career development.

A qualifying learner could operate as a valuable leader within any manufacturing processes. This will provide valuable training, embedded knowledge and fundamental experience towards a career within manufacturing and engineering processes that will be beneficial to an individual and also to the economy/ industry.

This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the manufacturing industry and will be providing portability and articulation possibilities within the manufacturing and engineering contexts. 

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 3.
  • Specialised manufacturing competencies within the field of clay/ refractory brick or, ceramic or, concrete or, bitumen or wood joinery or equivalent type of disciplines
  • A National Certificate in Construction Material Manufacturing NQF 3 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? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

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

    Exit level 1:
    Explain, interpret and use knowledge regarding construction manufacturing and quality control principles and practices.
    Exit level 2:
    Organise and lead a work unit to ensure achievable objectives
    Exit level 3:
    Use science and technology required for setting up of production equipment and possible malfunctioning of manufacturing equipment
    Exit level 4:
    Guide, coach and/or assess learners or colleagues in the place of work
    Exit level 5:
    Analyse and evaluate information in unfamiliar problem situations. 

    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.

    Identifying and solving of problems, team work, organising one-self, using applied science, acknowledgement of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    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 manufacturing 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. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking was done against international standards and qualifications from the NVQ from Britain, New Zealand Qualification Authority, the American Qualification Curriculum and Assessment Authority Frameworks and the US Manufacturing Skills Standards.

    A vast range of manufacturing management qualifications could be found. The level, qualification outcomes, notional learning time and degree of difficulty do compare favourable. Although some manufacturing areas with related qualifications tend to be more specialised or focused a strong trend were found towards broad focus areas within a speciality such as construction. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for manufacturing or engineering management qualifications at NQF level 5 or a similar qualification at this level. The qualification provides the learner with flexibility to pursue different careers in the manufacturing 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 engineering or manufacturing 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 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 of assessment of learning outcomes as described in the unit standards "Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes" NQF level5.
    The subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of materials manufacturing and quality assurance practices.

    The assessor must have completed:
  • A similar qualification or from the same family of qualifications, at or above NQF5, or
  • National Certificate in Construction Material Manufacturing 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. 

    NOTES 
    The elective unit standard " Demonstrate an understanding of heavy clay materials" level 5 with 10 credits has not been written yet. It will be linked as soon as we receive and register it. The minimum credits for the elective unit standards are 35 and this has been made up without the mentioned unit standard. Rhandzu Salane has been informed - AMG 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  14586  Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10981  Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  12665  Control production and resource scheduling and planning in a manufacturing environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  10631  Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing, principles, methodologies and processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7572  Demonstrate knowledge of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9926  Coach learners  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  12455  Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9931  Advise and refer learners  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9890  Anticipate and troubleshoot machine functioning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  10388  Interpret basic financial statements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9950  Plan learning events  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  9892  Select, use and care for marking off/out equipment: non routine shapes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9889  Set up production machines  Level 4  NQF Level 04  30 
    Elective  15181  Organise and control a binder manufacturing process  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  15178  Organise and control a hot mix asphalt manufacturing process  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  7978  Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  10985  Conduct a disciplinary hearing  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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