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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49013||National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock|
|SGB Mining and Minerals|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Fabrication and Extraction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||140||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"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|21839||National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock Tabular||Level 2||NQF Level 02||162||Complete|
This qualification is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|58739||National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock||Level 2||NQF Level 02||130||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|This qualification will allow a learner in the mining and minerals industry to obtain a nationally recognised qualification in mining operations in the area of underground hard rock mining. It will also contribute to the upliftment of the mining industry and will set a standard for professionalism in the industry. The attainment of this qualification will also attract and retain quality learners and employees. This qualification will also provide for recognition of prior learning to allow for the recognition of existing and common knowledge and skills that will not only allow a learner to gain credits towards this qualification, but also to move across the different occupational areas.
People credited with this qualification are able to:
The Mining & Minerals sector serves the need of the society and the economy. The National Certificate in Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock is designed to contribute to mining operations, in particular underground hard rock mining competence.
Persons working in underground mining operations require a sound knowledge of the mining and minerals environment and the capacity to understand underground mining operations related to underground hard rock mining.
In the Mining and Minerals sector, Employees are appointed on technical knowledge (operations), experience and potential supervisory ability. It is therefore assumed that learners attempting this qualification are competent in numeric and communication skills and/or learners are technically competent on a specific aspect of underground mining operations or related fabrication and extraction field.
The National Certificate in Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock (L2) is designed to meet the needs of learners in the Mining and Minerals sector (or those wish to enter the Mining and minerals sector) who require technical expertise and essential knowledge needed to earn a formal qualification in mining operations. The qualification facilitates access from previously disadvantaged groups and other learners to acquire the technical knowledge and skills that are required.
This qualification will enhance the status, productivity and employability of the learner within the mining and minerals industry as well as contribute to the quality, production rate and growth. This allows for access, progression, portability and mobility within and between the different mining operations areas in the mining and minerals industry.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that candidates embarking on learning towards this qualification are already competent in the following areas:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the criteria laid out.
Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.
All such evidence should be judged according to the general principles of assessment described in the note to assessors.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Fundamental (a total of 40 credits):
Narrow Tabular Specialisation Area:
Learners working within narrow tabular operations must do all 6 credits listed below:
54 additional credits (at Level 2 or higher) are to be selected from the electives to make up a minimum of 140 credits.
Massive Mining Operations Specialisation Area:
Learners working within massive mining operations must do all 12 credits listed below
48 additional credits (at Level 2 or higher) are to be selected from the electives to make up a minimum of 140 credits.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Candidates for the National Certificate in Underground Hard Rock Mining Operations must achieve the outcomes specified in terms of a combination of specific and critical cross-field outcomes as defined in the different unit standards. The detailed lists of unit standards for each category are presented in the matrix of this qualification.
Fundamental Exit level outcomes:
1. Communicate effectively in the workplace and a variety of other contexts.
2. Apply mathematical principles in practical applications.
3. Apply natural science principles in practical applications.
See matrix for the list of unit standards that relate to these exit level outcomes.
Core Exit level outcomes:
1. Work in accordance with sound Occupational Health, Hygiene, Safety and Environmental principles and practices.
2. Conduct mining operations in Underground Hard Rock mines.
See matrix for the list of unit standards that relate to these exit level outcomes.
Consistency of Exit Level Outcomes with Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
In accordance with SAQA guidelines, all unit standards include the assessment of relevant critical cross-field outcomes. Consequently, Exit Level Outcomes are consistent with critical cross-field outcome requirements.
The following CCFO's have been addressed in this qualification as per the unit standards outlined in the Annexures.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Fundamental Assessment Criteria:
1. The learner is able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing while performing the tasks related to conducting mining operations in underground hard rock mines and in other related contexts.
2. The learner is able to apply mathematical principles and techniques while performing the tasks related to conducting mining operations in underground hard rock mines and in other related contexts.
3. The learner is able to apply natural science principles while performing the tasks related to conducting mining operations in underground hard rock mines and in other related contexts.
Core Assessment Criteria:
1. The learner ensures that Occupational Health, Safety, Hygiene and Environmental requirements are met by self and members of his team while conducting underground hard rock mining and other related activities.
2. The learner is able to conduct the installation, production and monitoring activities related to underground hardrock mining in a safe, productive and efficient manner.
For award of the qualification, a candidate must achieve each unit standard as listed.
In addition, candidates must demonstrate the ability to engage in the operations selected in an integrative way, dealing with divergent and "random" demands related to these work operations, effectively. Evidence is required that the candidate is able to achieve the purpose of the qualification as a whole at the time of the award of the qualification.
The applied competence (foundational, practical and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is competent in all of the unit standards. Identification and solving of known problems, teamwork, self-organisation and the processing of data must be assessed. This assessment can take place using any combination of practical, foundational and reflective competency assessment methods and tools to determine the development of the whole person and the integration of applied knowledge and skills. Competence will be assessed when conducting formative and summative assessment in the context of the laboratory operations environment.
|This qualification and the component unit standards have been compared with similar qualifications from the following countries:
In general this qualification and its component unit standards compare well with their international counterparts. The only major differences are in formatting and scope of coverage or focus.
|The qualification can act as a springboard from which people may progress to other qualifications in mining, mining-related sub-fields and mining supervision. Such qualifications may either be horisontal (e.g. to Gold Extraction or Hard Rock Tabular Ore Bodies) or vertical to e.g. a relevant Level 3 qualification which will prepare the learner for working in a supervisory capacity.|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
Expertise required by the Assessor:
The assessor requires five different types of expertise. They are:
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 58739, which is "National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock", Level 2, 130 credits.
This qualification replaces qualification 21839, "National Certificate: Mining Operations Underground Hard Rock Tabular", Level 2, 162 credits.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||14656||Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Core||110118||Demonstrate knowledge of the most common harmful gases and vapours||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Core||119127||Extinguish a fire underground by means of a portable fire extinguisher||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Core||115087||Conduct a preliminary incident investigation into workplace health, safety and environmental incidents||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||116670||Describe the basic environmental factors of ventilating an underground working place to ensure a safe and healthy working environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||110122||Determine velocity of air in a workplace by means of the tape method and take appropriate action||Level 2||NQF Level 02||1|
|Core||9678||Follow basic health and safety practices underground||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||119116||Install and remove pipes and accessories||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||9700||Make safe a workplace by means of barring||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||116657||Test for flammable gas in a mining environment by means of a hand held electronic instrument and take appropriate action||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||15265||Treat misfires||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||114952||Apply problem-solving techniques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||116664||Plan, organise, lead and control activities in the mining operations process||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Fundamental||13505||Apply concepts of lines of sight, views and perspectives to make sense of and decisions relative to the world around us||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||1|
|Fundamental||13503||Construct and use tables and graphs to organise and interpret information||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||3|
|Fundamental||13507||Demonstrate knowledge of the development of mathematics as a human activity and use an alternate number system to the base ten system||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||1|
|Fundamental||14080||Describe routes and locations and draw simple maps||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||1|
|Fundamental||13504||Describe, interpret and represent the environment geometrically||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||2|
|Fundamental||12449||Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions (Revised)||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||6|
|Fundamental||13502||Measure and solve problems involving measurement, perimeter, area, volume and time||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||2|
|Fundamental||14069||Solve realistic and abstract problems involving changing quantities by addition, subtraction, multiplication and division||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||3|
|Fundamental||13497||Solve realistic and abstract problems involving grouping and equal and proportional sharing||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||1|
|Fundamental||13498||Solve realistic and abstract problems involving rates and direct and indirect proportion||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||1|
|Fundamental||13496||Solve realistic and abstract problems involving the comparison of quantities in terms of differences and ratios||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||1|
|Fundamental||13499||Solve realistic and abstract problems involving variables in non-symbolic form||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||1|
|Fundamental||12453||Use reading skills to respond to defined texts||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||8|
|Fundamental||13500||Work with a variety of number patterns and relationships||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||1|
|Fundamental||13501||Work with fractions, percentages and decimals to describe situations and calculate change situations||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||2|
|Fundamental||12460||Write defined texts||Below Level 1||Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1||6|
|Elective||9654||Acquire an appreciation for the role of rock engineering in the mining process||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||119113||Construct a concrete winch bed||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Elective||119105||Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of operation of a loading device||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Elective||9685||Extend tracks by means of jump-sets and sliding rails||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||119109||Install a blasting barricade||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Elective||119120||Install a dust-allaying device||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Elective||15280||Install a swing barricade||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Elective||9682||Install a winch signalling arrangement in an underground workplace||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Elective||9823||Perform basic life support and/or first aid procedures in emergencies||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Elective||119124||Transport explosives and accessories by means of rolling stock||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||119121||Transport material and equipment by means of rolling stock||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||119106||Transport persons by means of a locomotive and carriage||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Elective||116520||Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||10787||Assemble Oxy-acetylene equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||1|
|Elective||15299||Bar and break big rocks using a mobile scaler||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||15337||Break big rocks by means of drilling and blasting using a secondary breaker||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||15304||Break big rocks using a secondary breaker||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119107||Charge shot holes with ammonium nitrate based explosives||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||10550||Charge shot holes with bulk explosives||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119098||Charge shot holes with cartridged explosives and accessories||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||116655||Conduct continuous hazard identification and risk assessment within a workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119129||Construct a stopping to control airflow underground||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119118||Construct an underground ladder-way||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||15284||Construct and install a platform||Level 2||NQF Level 02||1|
|Elective||10745||Cut mild steel by means of an Oxy-acetylene cutting torch||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||11704||Destroy old explosives in the workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||116636||Determine environmental thermal conditions in an underground workplace by means of a whirling hygrometer and take appropriate action||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9694||Drill holes by means of a hand-held rock drill machine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||10548||Drill holes by means of a stope drill-rig||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||110406||Identify and deal with rock strata conditions when working or travelling within an underground-working place||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119115||Install a mono rope system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||119110||Install a rail turn-out in an underground workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119108||Install a set of rails in an underground workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119111||Install a stope box front and chute||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119123||Install a stope grizzly||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||10632||Install a straining wire cable support system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||10601||Install an electrical cable||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||9691||Install and remove a hydraulic prop||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||9693||Install and remove mechanical prop||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||10551||Install and remove ventilation columns and accessories||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||10553||Install pre-stressed elongated support||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9681||Install scraper rigs and rig scraper ropes in an underground workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||9680||Install scraper ropes onto scraper winch drums||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||10556||Install tendon support by means of a Roofbolter||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||110127||Install underground workplace ventilation controls||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9679||Join steel ropes by means of splicing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9599||Lift and move material and equipment by means of a forklift||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119094||Mark service holes underground||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||115092||Measure and record the concentration of flammable and noxious gases and vapours and take appropriate action||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119130||Measure, plot and interpret area measurements within an underground workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119103||Operate a locomotive underground||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119114||Operate a monorail system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||119100||Re-rail a track bound unit||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||15271||Remove an accumulation of water from an orepass||Level 2||NQF Level 02||1|
|Elective||15295||Remove an obstruction from a drawpoint using a water cannon||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||9684||Remove broken rock by means of a high-pressure water jet unit||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||9683||Remove broken rock by means of a scraper winch in an underground workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||9598||Remove broken rock by means of a suction unit||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||9686||Remove broken rock by means of a track-bound mechanical loader||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||10741||Replace an in-line ventilation fan in an underground environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9600||Support an underground work place by means of wire mesh and lacing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||119095||Support an underground working place by means of a thin-sprayed lining||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||9601||Support an underground working place by means of backfilling||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||9602||Support an underground working place by means of column grouted rods||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||116437||Support an underground working place by means of full column grouted rods||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119119||Support an underground working place by means of mechanical anchors||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||119092||Support an underground working place by means of sets||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||9689||Support an underground working place by means of stick support||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9690||Support an underground working place by means of timber pack support||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||10555||Support an underground workplace by means of grout packs||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||10636||Transfer broken rock by means of a diesel-powered Load Haul Dumper (LHD) in an underground mine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||9591||Transfer broken rock by means of an electrical-powered Load Haul Dumper (LHD) in an underground mine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||9593||Transport broken rock by means of a diesel powered Dump Truck in an underground mine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119122||Transport broken rock by means of rolling stock||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119112||Transport material and equipment by means of a mono rope system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||9595||Transport persons, material, equipment and explosives by means of a fixed saddle utility vehicle in an underground mine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||9596||Transport persons, material, equipment and explosives by means of a light delivery vehicle (LDV) in an underground mine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||9597||Transport persons, material, equipment and explosives by means of an interchangeable saddle utility vehicle in an underground mine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||116534||Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||116665||Connect and initiate a blast of a stope face using shock tube||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||115093||Control workplace hazardous substances||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||115750||Demonstrate a basic understanding of the causes of falls of ground||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||115749||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of strata control||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||10740||Lift and move a load using a mechanical lifting equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||11235||Maintain effective working relationships with other members of staff||Level 3||NQF Level 03||1|
|Elective||10761||Replace an electric motor||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||119117||Time connect and initiate a blast of a development end using elctric/electronic delay detonators||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||119101||Time connect and initiate a blast of a development end using fuses and igniter cord||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||116660||Time connect and initiate a blast of a stope face using electric/electronic delay detonators||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||119096||Time connect and initiate a blast of a stope face using fuses and igniter cord||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||116668||Time, connect and initiate a blast of a development end using shock tube||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|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.||Concor Projects (pty) Ltd|
|2.||EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED|
|3.||FOSKOR Pty Ltd|
|4.||HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED|
|5.||NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED|
|6.||Palabora Copper Pty Ltd|
|7.||Technology Risk Solutions|