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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48695  National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  137  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2007-04-03  2009-04-08 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
65629  National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  133  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Qualifying learners will gain competencies that will promote professionalism in this sub field by being able to:
  • Identify, set up and use the appropriate instrumentation equipment
  • Read ,record analyse and report readings/measurements
  • Identify , use and maintain instruments

    Rationale for the qualification

    The need for this qualification has been established by this economic sector. This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to enter this field of economic activity as well as learners who are already in this field and have gained experience in this sub field and wish to receive formal recognition of their experience. This qualification serves as an entry level for learners who wish to follow this career path and forms the basis for further development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Certificate, if candidates do not have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification will also include:
  • Language and mathematical literacy and numeracy.
  • Science and technology.
  • Teamwork.
  • Dexterity and technical aptitude.

    Qualifying candidates will have the ability to:
  • Articulate to the level 3 qualification.
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. The ability to select, use and care for engineering hand and power tools.
    2. The ability to maintain field instruments and equipment.
    3. The ability to identify and explain the purpose of field instrumentation and equipment, in a Measurement, Control and Instrumentation process, with the aid of Instrumentation drawings.
    4. The ability to work effectively with others as a member of team.
    5. The ability to collect, record and report Measurement, Control and Instrumentation information. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1. > Identify and select the correct tools used for measuring, loosening and fastening of bolts/nuts/screws/couplings, cutting of materials and wires as per manufacturers description.
  • Identify and select the full range of Measurement, Control and Instrumentation engineering hand and power tools.
  • Inspect tools for chips, ridges, sharpness and hand grips to ensure that they are serviceable.
  • Maintain Measurement, Control and Instrumentation tools are maintained as per manufacturer specifications.

    2. > Demonstrate an understanding of the planning for maintaining field instruments and equipment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of safe working conditions when working with field instruments and equipment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to remove field instruments and equipment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to install field instruments and equipment.

    3. > Demonstrate an understanding of basic Measurement, Control and Instrumentation drawings, sketches and material lists.
  • Interpret basic Measurement, Control and Instrumentation symbols, drawings and sketches.
  • Identify field instruments and equipment in a process as per Measurement, Control and Instrumentation drawing.
  • Explain the purpose of field instruments and equipment in a control loop within the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation process

    4. > Demonstrate the ability to communicate with peers and members of supervisory/management levels in spoken or written form.
  • Adapt speech to accommodate socio-cultural sensitivities without losing own meaning.
  • Organize and present Measurement, Control and Instrumentation information in a focused and coherent manner.
  • Relationships with peers and supervisory/management levels are established and functioning.

    5. > Demonstrate an understanding of the SI units.
  • Read and record Measurement, Control and Instrumentation variables.
  • Use grammatical structures and writing conventions to draft an accurate report on Measurement, Control and Instrumentation information collected.

    Integrated assessment

    Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts. Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance.

    Some assessment aspects will demand practical demonstration while others may not. In some case inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.

    Since this is a foundational qualification, it is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control and the Certificate II in Electro-technology - Instrumentation registered on the Australian NQF. in terms of specific outcomes, assessment criteria notional hours and degree of difficulty and the qualifications compare favorably. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This is the first qualification in a series from NQF level 2 through NQF level 3, 4 and 5. This series of qualifications can articulate directly to learning programmes and qualifications in the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation field. It also opens the possibility for further learning in the sub-field of Engineering and related design. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • A person 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 if 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.
  • 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. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    All assessors need to be Subject Matter Experts, qualified one level higher than the level of this qualification and registered with the relevant ETQA. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 65629, which is "National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation", Level 2, 133 credits.

    Preamble

    Measurement, Control and Instrumentation equipment will refer to flow, temperature, level and pressure field instrumentation. In order to demonstrate an understanding, the learner is given an application, which, if successfully carried out will demonstrate the knowledge component. This application must include the safe handling of the above-mentioned equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9839  Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  114605  Carry out soldering and de-soldering procedures  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114621  Demonstrate an understanding of and install Instrument impulse lines  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114608  Demonstrate an understanding of and maintain equipment associated with final control elements  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114622  Demonstrate an understanding of and maintain flow equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114609  Demonstrate an understanding of and maintain level equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114611  Demonstrate an understanding of and maintain pressure equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  114614  Demonstrate an understanding of and maintain temperature equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10252  Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9882  Read and interpret basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10237  Select, use and care for electrical measuring instruments  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10255  Select, use and care for power tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  113877  Understand fundamentals of electricity  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    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  12461  Communicate at work  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  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  8494  Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its implications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12484  Perform basic fire fighting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9880  Perform basic welding/joining of metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12481  Sling loads  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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