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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48793  National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MERSETA - Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  128  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 
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to satisfy the challenges of participating effectively in the new tyre manufacturing industry.

For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification can be used in the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to assess and recognise workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education or training.

For the new entrant, this qualification describes the learning outcomes (the skills, knowledge and values) required to effectively participate in a structured workplace within the tyre manufacturing industry.

For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programmes. For employers, the qualification allows skills gaps to be identified and programmes to close those skills gaps to be developed. The qualification also acts as an external benchmark for fulfilling the criteria of national and international quality standards such as ISO 9000:2000.

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners working in enterprises that use tyre manufacturing processes.

The chief skills that are recognised in this qualification are those of selecting, loading, transporting and preparing materials, components and finished products. This capability requires an understanding of tyre construction and manufacturing principles and of related quality requirements. Qualifying learners will also be able to use tools and operate equipment with simple control systems used in the tyre and tyre component manufacturing processes. Hand skills play a small role in this qualification.

Qualifying learners will also understand:
  • The basics of how a business functions
  • Their role in the business, i.e. in production and related activities
  • How they are affected by legislation, regulations, agreements and policies related to their particular work environment.

    With this understanding, qualifying learners will be able to participate actively in workplace activities. They will also understand how they should operate within the legislative, safety and quality systems that govern their workplace.

    Qualifying learners will also be able to relate what they see and experience to scientific and technological principles and concepts.

    What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage more directly in tyre and tyre component manufacturing.

    Rationale for the qualification

    The tyre manufacturing process requires the preparation of a range of materials (rubber, additives, synthetic fibres, fabrics and steel wires); the manufacture of components from combinations of these materials; the assembly of the components into a "green tyre"; the curing or vulcanising of the green tyre into the finished product and the finishing of the cured tyre.

    The tyre manufacturing industry combines sophisticated manufacturing processes with skilled hand assembly and fabrication within a competitive and challenging environment. The manufactured products have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer quality requirements. In addition, the industry has to respond to competition in export and domestic markets and to ensure the on-going development of new products required by changing customer needs.

    This means that people working in the tyre manufacturing industry require a range of skills and knowledge to help them respond to the exacting quality requirements, the pressures of high speed production and ongoing change.

    This is the first qualification in a series for tyre and tyre component manufacturing that will enable competent learners to participate effectively in tyre manufacturing processes.
    This qualification can be obtained in the following contexts:
  • Tyre component preparation processes
  • Rubber material mixing
  • Extruding
  • Calendering
  • Tyre curing (vulcanisation) 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes learners have a National Certificate in Manufacturing, Engineering and Assembly processes at NQF Level 1, or alternatively, ABET qualifications at Level 4.

    Such qualifications are assumed to include:
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Basic concepts of science and technology

    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification may be obtained through the process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support should be provided to assist the learner in the process of developing a portfolio. While this is primarily a work-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit level outcomes. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification learners are required to obtain a minimum of 128 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 56 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 62 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of individual unit standards from which the learner must choose unit standards totalling a minimum of 10 credits. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of tyre and tyre component manufacturing processes and the related quality requirements, and prepare or manufacture tyre components on equipment with simple control systems

    2. Demonstrate an understanding and use of appropriate tools and equipment to select, transport and load materials onto or into tyre component manufacturing equipment

    3. Demonstrate an understanding of safety, health, environmental, risk and quality policies and procedures as they relate to working safely with due care for self and fellow workers

    4. Work effectively with others, demonstrating an understanding of own role in the organisation and the purpose of the organisation within the business context and economy

    5. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and preparation requirements for such learning 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Generation of scrap, waste or faulty components is minimised
  • Equipment malfunctions and non-conformances are recognised and appropriately responded to
  • Equipment malfunctions, non-conformances and responses are reported accurately and clearly (orally or in writing)
  • Workplace procedures are applied consistently and work is performed efficiently
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the preparation or manufacturing processes

    2.
  • Correct materials or components are selected according to manufacturing requirements and schedules
  • Materials or components are handled and transported appropriately and safely according to workplace procedures
  • No material or component is damaged or its quality compromised
  • Normal production is not affected by late delivery
  • Tools and equipment are used with due care and are used, maintained and stored appropriately
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to
    > The selection, transport, handling or delivery of materials or components
    > The requirements of the manufacturing processes
    > The use, care and maintenance of tools and equipment

    3.
  • Procedures are applied routinely and effectively
  • The nature and purpose of the procedures and safety equipment can be discussed
  • Appropriate protective equipment and clothing is selected and worn
  • A clean and tidy work area is maintained
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to quality, safety, health and the environment

    4.
  • Information or decisions are received and acted on
  • Relevant information is reported and relayed where appropriate
  • Contributes to the efforts and the objectives of the workgroup
  • Purpose of own role and the role of the organisation is explained, using examples from own experience

    5.
  • Learning options are explained
  • Preparation requirements related to learning options are explained
  • Learning plan is developed

    Integrated Assessment:

    The integrated assessment must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide must spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
  • Evaluating projects developed during the learning programme
  • Observing (and listening to) the learner at work, both in primary activities as well as in other interactions, or in relevant simulations
  • Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding
  • Looking at records and reports, including learning records

    The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.

    While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit level outcomes.

    The assessment process should cover the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities required for tyre manufacturing. The assessment process should also establish how the learning process has advanced the critical outcomes. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification and associated qualifications has been found comparable in terms of outcomes and duration to:

    1. Qualifications in the United Kingdom: National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (N/SVQ)
    2. Modern apprenticeship qualifications in the United Kingdom in the field of polymer processing
    3. Vocational qualifications in Germany
    In addition, the qualification design has been benchmarked against the Manufacturing Skills Standards developed by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council in the United States. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. Employers or institutions should be able to evaluate the outcomes of this qualification against the needs of their context and structure top-up learning appropriately. Equally, holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderators for the qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate ETQA.
    To assure the quality of the assessment process, the moderation should cover one of the following:
  • Assessor credentials
  • The assessment instrument
  • The assessment process 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
    1. Appropriate qualification in the field of tyre and tyre component manufacturing, with a minimum of 2 years' experience in a tyre-manufacturing environment. The subject matter expertise of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
    2. Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices
    3. Good interpersonal skills and ability to balance the conflicting requirements of:
  • Maintaining national standards
  • The interests of the learner
  • The need for transformation and redressing the legacies of the past
  • The cultural background and language of the learner

    4. Registration as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
    5. Any other criteria required by relevant ETQA 

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

    NOTES 
    This qualification links to the following qualifications:

    NQF Level 5
  • National Diploma in Rubber Technology (240 credits)
  • Draft) Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing: Optimising Tyre Manufacturing Processes and Tyre Performance (120 credits)
  • Industrial Rubber Manufacturing

    NQF Level 4
  • Tyre & Tyre Component Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance of Tyre Processes
  • Industrial Rubber Manufacturing

    NQF Level 3
  • Tyre &Tyre Component Manufacturing
  • Tyre Assembly
  • Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components Industrial
  • Rubber Manufacturing

    NQF Level 2
  • Tyre & Tyre Component Manufacturing
  • Quality Checking and Finishing of Manufactured Tyres
  • Industrial Rubber Manufacturing (Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring)

    NQF Level 1
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, Assembly & Related Activities 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  12466  Explain the individual`s role within business  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13220  Keep the work area safe and productive  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13258  Participate in work group activities  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  115111  Set and operate equipment with simple control systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02  15 
    Core  115055  Transport materials, components or products in the tyre manufacturing process  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  13163  Use and care for services, tools and equipment in the industrial rubber manufacturing process  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  12456  Explain and use organisational procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9530  Manage work time effectively  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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  13217  Collect and use information  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  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9268  Manage basic personal finance  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  12463  Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS  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  13202  Apply study and learning techniques  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13222  Deal with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9599  Lift and move material and equipment by means of a forklift  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12484  Perform basic fire fighting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    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. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    2. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Isando Branch (ISANDO) (TP) 
    3. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    5. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    6. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    7. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP) 



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