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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics (M&AL) 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48962  Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics (M&AL) 
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
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  155  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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 work effectively within a manufacturing, assembly and process logistics environment and meet the challenges of such an environment.

The chief skills that are recognised in this qualification are:
  • Communicate and present information clearly and reliably and demonstrate the ability to analyse information to identify problems and determine trends.
  • Warehouse manufacturing and assembly inventory.
  • Determine material requirements.
  • Plan, schedule and monitor production and solve operational problems.
  • Promote, implement and maintain procedures that support safety, health, the environment, quality and risk management including reporting to and coaching team members.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and preparation requirements for such learning.

    These skills require an in-depth understanding of manufacturing, parts and accessories manufacturing and distribution processes.

    Rationale for the qualification:

    Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics is characterised by extensive planning, scheduling and monitoring processes conducted within the competitive and challenging environment of manufacturing, assembly and process. These planning and monitoring services rendered to the larger manufacturing sector ensure that parts, accessories and consumables are available at the production lineside and consumption points on a "just-in-time (JIT) basis". On-going development of new products as the result of constantly changing customer needs and environmental issues require these industries to respond to quality issues and increasing competition in export and domestic markets.
    This means that people working in manufacturing, assembly and process logistics operations require a range of skills and knowledge that will help them respond to the exacting quality requirements and ongoing change.

    This is one of a series of qualifications for learners who want to follow a Manufacturing and Assembly Logistics career in the manufacturing and assembly processes, local and export supply industry and parts and accessories sectors.

    For those who have been in this type of environment for a long time, this qualification represents part of an RPL process to acknowledge workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education or training.

    The qualification also forms the basis for further development within manufacturing, assembly and process logistics and the management thereof in the higher education and training band. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes learners have a National Certificate in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
    If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification would also have to include:
  • Communication, mathematics and physical science at NQF level 3.
  • Basic computer end-user skills at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Understanding of manufacturing assembly and process, parts and accessories manufacturing and distribution processes at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.

    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification may be obtained through a process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support provided to assist in the process of developing a portfolio. 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. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:
  • Fundamental: 55 credits
  • Core: 80 credits
  • Elective: the learner must select a minimum of 20 credits
    Total: a minimum of 155 credits 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Promote, implement and maintain procedures that support safety, health, the environment, quality and risk management including reporting to and coaching team members.

    2. Communicate and present information clearly and reliably and demonstrate the ability to analyse information to identify problems and determine trends.

    3. Understand and apply Manufacturing and Assembly Process logistics planning in terms of producing manufacturing and assembly material schedules.
    Range:
  • 3- Level Bill of material.
  • Minimum of 10 items of materials.

    4. Demonstrate an ability to develop production schedules for manufacturing and/or assembly plants with up to 3 final / end products.

    5. Understand and apply warehouse principles and processes.

    6. 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.
  • Safety, health, environmental quality and risk management procedures in area of responsibility are implemented and updated where required.
  • Team members are working in a safe and environmentally aware manner.
  • Team members are coached where required.
  • Safety, health, environmental, quality and risk management practices are investigated systematically and suggestions for improvement made as appropriate.
  • All actions related to maintaining safety, health, environmental, quality and risk management procedures are documented.

    2.
  • Conditions, evidence and incidences are reported accurately in a timely manner and discussed with peers and management.
  • Data gathered through diagnostic procedures is examined systematically and analysis is repeated until problem is solved.
  • Records are available for scrutiny and future reference.

    3.
  • Determine supply chain capacity and constraints.
  • Establish individual lead times and agree on time frames as these relate to the organisations demands.
  • Produce material requirement schedules that relate to the requirements of the business unit.

    4.
  • Scheduled and monitor production against critical parameters.
  • Identify non-conformances and achievements and take appropriate corrective action to minimise reoccurrence.
  • Report production achievements accurately and timeously to affected parties.

    5.
  • Verify material inventories, identify product and quality deviations and take appropriate corrective action to minimise reoccurrence.
  • Receive materials and verify against orders and store / warehouse as per manufacturers / suppliers requirements considering all safety requirements.
  • Accurately fill material requisitions and determine and confirm stock availability.
  • Despatch material to consumer as per requisition / order.

    6.
  • Options are explained.
  • Preparation requirements are explained.
  • Learning plan is developed.

    Integrated Assessment:

    The integrated assessment must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
  • Observing the learner at work (both in the primary activity as well as other interactions).
  • Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding.
  • Looking at records and reports in the portfolio and reviewing previous assessments.

    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 both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities and the manufacturing process. The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities required for manufacturing and assembly logistics. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes have been advanced by the learning process. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in Australia and New Zealand, including New Zealand's National Certificate in Logistics Operations NQF Level 4 and National Diploma in Logistics Operations NQF Level 5. It was found to be difficult to compare the New Zealand and Australian narrow focus qualifications with this broad-based qualification that also include fundamentals and generic core standards. It was further difficult to undertake such comparisons given that the New Zealand and Australian qualifications, although they are in the same field, are conceptualised without exit level outcomes. This notwithstanding, the technical content of these qualifications for manufacturing and assembly logistics, of which the highest qualification is at level 5, does correspond with the equivalent level of qualification in manufacturing and assembly logistics in Australia and New Zealand.

    This qualification was also compared to logistics skills standards in the United States and this qualification broadly corresponds to these, with the same proviso that the United States skills standards do not make provision for exit levels below the equivalent of NQF level 4. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
  • The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another e.g: Level 5 Diploma in Logistics and any other level 4 Qualification in Manufacturing.
  • 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 similar 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 and have a qualification in Logistics Operations.

    To assure the quality of the assessment process the moderation should cover one or more of the following:
  • Assessor credentials.
  • The assessment instrument.
  • The assessment process (including preparation and post-assessment feedback).

    Where assessment and moderation are taking place in sectors other than the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services, assessment and moderation should be in terms of a Memorandum of Understanding negotiated with the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
    1. Appropriate qualification in the field of manufacturing and/or assembly logistics at or above level 4.
    2. Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices.
    3. Good interpersonal skills and the 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 the relevant ETQA. 

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

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13223  Apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  116292  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of manufacturing and assembly logistics planning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  116280  Demonstrate understanding of warehouse manufacturing and inventory assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Core  116294  Determine manufacturing and assembly material requirements  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  116287  Schedule and monitor production  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  116284  Solve operational problems in a manufacturing / assembly context  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  10135  Work as a project team member  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    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  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9502  Write a technical report  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13234  Apply quality procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114932  Explain how to manage diversity in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12455  Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9533  Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9506  Communicate in an assertive manner with clients and fellow workers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  12544  Facilitate the preparation and presentation of evidence for assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114877  Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9505  Manage basic business and personal finance  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15219  Develop and implement a strategy and action plans for a team, department or division  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  15224  Empower team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  13925  Present information in a public setting  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    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. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. College of Production Technology 
    3. Myrtle Empowerment and Projects CC (SPRINGS) TP 



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