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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: CNC Production Machining 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
57885  Further Education and Training Certificate: CNC Production Machining 
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  162  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 
Purpose:

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 plan, set up and improve the manufacturing process, and respond to problems in a Computerised Numeric Control (CNC) production machining environment.

This is the third qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of CNC production machining, specifically in facilities which use machining and turning centres.

People working in the CNC production machining field require specialised technical skills and knowledge which combine some hand skills and an understanding of machining processes with more intensive production methods, greater control over the accuracy of dimensions and the maintenance of quality standards.

The primary skills that are recognised in this qualification are the ability to interpret drawings and develop CNC machining process plans, programmes and work instructions for new components, set up and qualify all the processes and identify and rectify manufacturing problems. These capabilities require an understanding of computer numerical controlled programmes and machines, issues related to quality productivity safety, health and the environment.

Qualified learners will also understand:
  • How to work with business systems and apply and use procedures.
  • 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 learners will be able to participate effectively in workplace activities.

    Learners can be assessed on:
  • A machining centre.
  • A CNC lathe or turning centre.
  • Any other equipment in which material is removed to form the part, eg cutting, boring, grinding.

    This qualification will ensure the development of relevant skills required by an industry sector essential for economic growth and transformation. This qualification will contribute to the social upliftment and development of employees and economic growth by allowing learners who are active in the industry to gain recognition for the skills and knowledge they have acquired without having to go through a formal apprenticeship process.

    Rationale:

    The rapid uptake of new technology in the form of computerised numeric control (CNC) systems in South Africa and the emergence of South Africa as a cost-effective supplier to international markets has created a demand for people with the skills to operate, set and programme CNC equipment. In order to meet this demand in the form of learnerships and skiils programmes, the industry needs an engineering machining qualification which focuses on the understanding and use of CNC systems and statistical process control (SPC). This qualification represents a shift away from the traditional field of engineering machining which is characterised by work-to-order, low volume manufacture of components using various machining methods.

    The emerging industry is characterised by greater precision, higher volumes, and higher standards of quality. This qualification spells out the skills needed to operate successfully in this new field.

    This qualification together with the associated qualifications in the series provides a developmental pathway for the full range of activities required for production machining. The skills and knowledge required are described in a generic manner so that the changing needs of particular worksites can be met without requiring changes to the qualification or the unit standards.

    This is the third in a learning pathway of four qualifications in a learning pathway for CNC production machining. The pathway begins with the National Certificate in CNC Production Machining NQF Level 2 and ends with the National Certificate in CNC Production Machining NQF Level 5. Typical learners would have achieved the National Certificate in CNC Production Machining NQF Level 3. Once qualified, they would typically be responsible for initiating and maintaining production processes. They would perform a range of tasks autonomously within the context of an overall team. This role represents a recognised position in the organisation.

    This qualification series recognises skills, knowledge and values relevant to a workplace and requires workplace experience. It is suitable for learners who:
  • Attend courses and then apply the knowledge gained to activities in the workplace (Portfolio to reflect formative assessment), or
  • Are already workers and have acquired the skills and knowledge without attending formal courses (RPL can be done through the summative assessment and portfolio of evidence), or
  • Participate in skills programmes and have the appropriate work experience, or
  • Are part of a learnership programme which integrates structured learning and work experience, or
  • Acquire their learning through any combination of the above.

    The outcomes of this qualification combine skills and knowledge in the technical, inter-personal and business spheres, enabling the learner to perform the operational aspects of the work, function within a team context and contribute to value-adding processes within the organisation.

    This qualification provides learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace with an opportunity to obtain credits through an RPL process.

    The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of CNC production machining where the learner will be able to manage and develop manufacturing capabilities, optimise manufacturing processes and plan and cost production. The qualification, however, retains sufficient of the general engineering machining and mechanical assembly qualifications so that learners can still articulate into such qualifications.

    Learner achievements will contribute to the ability of South African companies to compete for work in the global economy, thus securing jobs and employment opportunities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following competencies are assumed for a learner embarking on this qualification:
  • Communication and Literacy, NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 3.
    In addition, learners are assumed to have the following skills at NQF Level 3 in the context of CNC production machining:

    > Set up and initiate manufacturing processes.
    > Monitor and control the flow of work.
    > Monitor safety, health and environmental practices.
    > Monitor and maintain the quality of the product.

    These skills form the basis for determining the credit allocation in this qualification. These skills may be acquired through the National Certificate in CNC Production Machining NQF Level 3. If a learner does not have such experience, the learning time will be increased. The allocation of credits is also based on the assumption that the learner will be working towards this qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates the unit standards.

    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 should be provided to assist the learner in the process of developing a portfolio. The guidelines for integrated assessment should be used to develop the RPL assessment process. As with integrated assessment, 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.

    Access to the qualification:

    There is open access to this qualification. A workplace is, however, a prerequisite to obtaining the relevant work experience and evidence required for the assessment 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 162 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at Level 4 and the other at Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 94 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 36 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 12 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Interpret drawings and develop CNC machining process plans, programmes and work instructions for new components.
  • Range: Drawings include CAM.
  • Range: Lay out includes using the correct references to determine the holding methods and reduce the number of clamping operations, choice of tooling, jigs, fixtures, manufacturing equipment; speeds and feeds.
  • Range: Programmes include manual programming (manual data input - MDI).

    2. Set up and qualify all the processes.
  • Range: Processes includes manufacturing and measurement processes.

    3. Identify and rectify manufacturing problems.
  • Range: Identify includes checking with and listening to relevant operators, and reporting issues to relevant personnel.

    4. Work as part of the manufacturing team and coach and support manufacturing personnel and learners.
  • Range: Working as part of the team includes providing inputs to projects, (processes, planning, scheduling principles, progress reports).

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    These are embedded in the unit standards which make up the qualification and are thus also reflected in the Exit Level Outcomes of the qualification.

    The Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are supported by the Exit Level Outcomes as follows:
  • Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical thinking have been made:
    > Evident in all Exit Level Outcomes.
  • Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community:
    > Evident in all Exit Level Outcomes.
  • Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively:
    > Evident in all Exit Level Outcomes.
  • Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information:
    > Evident in all Exit Level Outcomes.
  • Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills:
    > Evident in all Exit Level Outcomes.
  • Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others:
    > Evident in all Exit Level Outcomes.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem contexts do not exist in isolation:
    > Evident in all Exit Level Outcomes. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Layout achieves economical manufacture consistently to design specification.
    > Range: Layout includes choice of jigs, fixtures, cutting tools.
  • Manufacturing layout is capable of producing a product within specification.
    > Range: Manufacturing layout: i.e. the manufacturing sequence as per the process plan.
  • The correct version of documents are used in the CNC machining process.
  • Choices are justified and issues relating to the choices are discussed and applied in accordance with requirements.
    > Range: Processes and equipment; understanding of lean manufacturing techniques; knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes (including heat treatment) and equipment principles of metal cutting (including cutting fluids, speeds and feeds); measuring methods, equipment, tolerances, finishes and fits.
  • Work instructions are complete and clear.
    > Range: Complete includes all operations and instructions.
    > Range: Clear means language appropriate to users and correct use of terminology; all manufacturing aids are identified and specified.
  • Sequence of documents is logical.
  • Stage drawings are produced.
  • Processes relating to the development of work instructions are explained and discussed in accordance with requirements.
    > Range: Engineering drawings, symbols (fits, surface finishes), relevant standards, (e.g. ISO, BS, DIN, API, SAE, IAS); using website to access relevant standards; knowledge of configuration management.

    2.
  • Manufacturing and measurement processes are adjusted to meet design specifications.
    > Range: Specifications include remarks, redline drawings.
  • Methods are robust and will mass-produce within the specifications.
    > Range: Demonstrate statistically that the equipment will consistently produce the right quality component; calculate control limits; update data pack.
  • Explanation and discussion demonstrates a clear understanding of issues and principles related to process qualification.
    > Range: Knowledge of manufacturing statistics, statistical process control, basic metrology, basic metallurgy, quality management systems applicable to his context (e.g. ISO 9000, motor industry specific QMS, armaments industry QMS); processes related to approval of the product for manufacturing.

    3.
  • The manufacturing process is efficient and competitive.
    > Range: Efficient and competitive: that which is within the limits of available machinery and resources.
  • Experience is used to revise and improve the layout and the data pack.
  • A systematic approach is taken to the problem solving.
    > Range: Methods of problem solving, e.g. Ishikawa (fishbone) diagrams; 8-D TOPS (8 Discipline Team Oriented Problem Solving).
  • All available resources are consulted.
  • Statistical process control is explained in accordance with requirements.
    > Range: Purpose of various types of charts; error conditions.

    4.
  • Issues are communicated to the relevant personnel.
    > Range: Relevant personnel include operators, supervisors, production and quality management; in small companies includes the customer.
    > Range: Communication includes listening to and evaluating inputs from all sources, and using the information.
  • Performance of manufacturing personnel and learners is improved and meets requirements.
  • Issues related to communication, inter-personal relationships and diversity are explained and discussed.

    Integrated assessment:

    The integrated assessment should be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will specify how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
  • Evaluating evidence in a portfolio of evidence, particularly projects which integrate various aspects of the qualification and which demonstrate the integration of all aspects of learning: fundamental and core; knowledge, skills and values; the development of the critical outcomes.
  • 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 and to verify other evidence.
  • Looking at records and reports.
  • Formative and summative assessment of unit standards.

    Assessment of competence for this qualification is based on experience acquired by the learner in the workplace, within the particular CNC production machining context. The assessment process should cover the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the underlying concepts and principles. The assessment process should also establish how the learning process has advanced the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes.

    The learner may choose in which language he/she 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 presented if pertinent to any of the Exit Level Outcomes.

    Assessors should also evaluate evidence that the learner is able to perform consistently over a period of time. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    These qualifications represent the learning progression for an occupation which focuses on the machining of precision parts and components using computer numerical control (CNC). The stages of development related to CNC machining equipment are:
  • Operator.
  • Setter, including elements of programming.
  • Programmer, including trouble shooting and management of manufacturing processes.
  • Specialist, including process design, costing, trouble shooting and selection and implementation of new technology.

    Machining includes processes such as cutting, boring, turning, milling and grinding. It may also include punching and nibbling.

    These occupations have evolved from the traditional mechanical engineering trades such as machinist, turner and tool, jig and die maker. CNC has replaced manual operations and the focus has become the repeatable precision machining of components in a production environment, often as mass-production but not excluding small batches of product.

    The standards for the occupation are to a large extent determined by the market for the end-product. The arms, armaments, automotive and machine construction industries are some of the primary markets for machined products. The primary drivers for the requisite knowledge and skills in the occupation are the changing technology inherent in the machinery and the ancillary equipment such as tooling and fixtures. As technology evolves so the demands of the market place increase and practitioners' knowledge and skills sets must adapt in order to achieve effective use of the equipment. The sources of this knowledge and of the training related to it, are the equipment and tooling manufacturers and suppliers. Courses at educational institutions are in general not responsive enough for all the learning needs and can, at best, only provide a broad framework. During the development process one of the participants commented as follows, 'Looking at what other countries include in their courses is fallacious - it is more about what [knowledge and skill] is required to work with the systems and technology to produce products. In the end you [must] meet customer requirements'.

    Furthermore, many CNC courses are not designed for occupational development on a step-by-step basis. Generally the courses assume a general knowledge of machining or engineering and build CNC knowledge and skills specific onto this. An example can be given with a 450-hour course in Sweden. The course cuts across 3 NQF levels. Other courses are design to focus on specific pieces of equipment such as a turning centre.

    Training processes for the occupations outlined above are varied. The following encompass some of the options:
  • Skills and knowledge upgrading of qualified tradespersons in the mechanical engineering field.
  • Short courses and on-the-job training.
  • Apprenticeships.
  • Vocational education and training programmes followed by a work experience component.

    The only way to make any meaningful comparisons was to compare occupational profiles in the following way:
  • Occupational role; Exit level outcomes.
  • Occupational activities; Unit standards and specific outcomes.

    This approach can be supported by referring to curriculum contents and course outlines.

    The above occupations and the related career path are similar to descriptions found in various OECD countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), eg the United States of America:
  • Before CNC programmers ... machine a part, they must carefully plan and prepare the operation. First, these workers review three-dimensional computer aided/automated design (CAD) blueprints of the part. Next, they calculate where to cut or bore into the workpiece, how fast to feed the metal into the machine, and how much metal to remove. They then select tools and materials for the job and plan the sequence of cutting and finishing operations.
  • Next, CNC programmers turn the planned machining operations into a set of instructions. These instructions are translated into a computer aided/automated manufacturing (CAM) program containing a set of commands for the machine to follow. These commands normally are a series of numbers (hence, numerical control) that describes where cuts should occur, what type of cut should be used, and the speed of the cut. CNC programmers and operators check new programs to ensure that the machinery will function properly and that the output will meet specifications. Because a problem with the program could damage costly machinery and cutting tools, computer simulations may be used to check the program instead of a trial run. If errors are found, the program must be changed and retested until the problem is resolved. In addition, growing connectivity between CAD/CAM software and CNC machine tools is raising productivity by automatically translating designs into instructions for the computer controller on the machine tool. These new CAM technologies enable programs to be easily modified for use on other jobs with similar specifications.
  • After the programming work is completed, CNC operators perform the necessary machining operations. The CNC operators transfer the commands from the server to the CNC control module using a computer network link or floppy disk. Many advanced control modules are conversational, meaning that they ask the operator a series of questions about the nature of the task. CNC operators position the metal stock on the CNC machine tool-spindle, lathe, milling machine or other-set the controls, and let the computer make the cuts. Heavier objects may be loaded with the assistance of other workers, autoloaders, a crane, or a forklift. During the machining process, computer-control operators constantly monitor the readouts from the CNC control module, checking to see if any problems exist. Machine tools have unique characteristics, which can be problematic. During a machining operation, the operator modifies the cutting program to account for any problems encountered. Unique, modified CNC programs are saved for every different machine that performs a task.
  • CNC operators detect some problems by listening for specific sounds-for example, a dull cutting tool or excessive vibration. Dull cutting tools are removed and replaced. Machine tools rotate at high speeds, which can create problems with harmonic vibrations in the workpiece. Vibrations cause the machine tools to make minor cutting errors, hurting the quality of the product. Operators listen for vibrations and then adjust the cutting speed to compensate. In older, slower machine tools, the cutting speed would be reduced to eliminate the vibrations, but the amount of time needed to finish the product would increase as a result. In newer, high-speed CNC machines, increasing the cutting speed normally eliminates the vibrations and reduces production time. CNC operators also ensure that the workpiece is being properly lubricated and cooled, because the machining of metal products generates a significant amount of heat.

    Apart from CNC-specific training, there are a number of common characteristics found in most general education and training programmes. These include:
  • Knowledge and ability to perform manual machining operations in at least one discipline.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use and apply statistical process control techniques.
  • Principles and application of quality management systems, including customer focus.

    In addition to these occupation-specific requirements, general requirements such as communication, mathematical literacy, safety, health and the environment, risk assessment, team skills, computer literacy and problem solving abilities are also required.

    A survey of a range of occupational profiles and training courses from a variety of countries including India, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada and the United States of America reveal the following features at the level of the programmer:
  • Review three-dimensional computer aided/automated design (CAD) blueprints of the part.
  • Calculate where to cut or bore into the workpiece, how fast to feed the metal into the machine, and how much metal to remove.
  • Select tools and materials for the job and plan the sequence of cutting and finishing operations.
  • Turn the planned machining operations into a set of instructions.
  • Translate into a computer aided/automated manufacturing (CAM) program.
  • Check new programs to ensure that the machinery will function properly and that the output will meet specifications. Because a problem with the program could damage costly machinery and cutting tools, computer simulations may be used to check the program instead of a trial run.
  • If errors are found program must be changed and retested until any problems are resolved.

    Other aspects of this occupation relate to:
  • Co-ordinating activities and workflow.
  • Ensuring continuous quality.
  • Ensuring safety, health and environmental issues.
  • Working with various team members and other departments.
  • Troubleshooting, solving logistical materials and human resources issues.
  • Scheduling and monitoring maintenance.

    Comparison with the South African NQF Level 4 qualifications:

    The Exit Level Outcomes map well to the occupational profile:
  • Interpret drawings and develop CNC machining process plans, programmes and work instructions for new components.
  • Set up and qualify all the processes.
  • Identify and rectify manufacturing problems.
  • Work as part of the manufacturing team and coach and support manufacturing personnel and learners.

    These processes are reflected in the choice of technical unit standards for the NQF Level 4 qualification. The link to CAD/CAM has been included in the NQF Level 5 qualification.

    References:
  • Australia:
    > http://www.nmit.vic.edu.au/courses/manufacturing/engmech_cer3_a.html
    > http://www.tafe.swin.edu.au/eng/
    > http://domino.swin.edu.au/__CA256F56001FE705.nsf/0/3D02C44303D6F632CA25690E000A2FB8?OpenDocument&filter=D
    > McLennan, W (Statistician General) 1997. Australian Standard Classification of Occupations, Second Edition Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Canada:
    > http://www.skillscanada.com/en/corporate/profiles/index_cncturning.php
    > http://www.mcbridecareergroup.com/images/pdfs/cnc_machinist.pdf
  • Botswana:
    > http://www.ub.bw/departments/engineering/technology_mission.cfm
  • Germany:
    > http://www.bibb.de/en/9673.htm
    > http://www.bibb.de/de/11988.htm
  • India:
    > http://delhigovt.nic.in/newdelhi/dept/industries/about.asp
  • Kenya:
    > www.learningresources.co.ke/downloads/SHE.PDF
  • Nigeria:
    > http://fmst.gov.ng/docs/2004MinisetrialPressBriefing.pdf
  • Sweden:
    > http://kaplanskolan.skelleftea.se/Skrivbord/Dokument%20KP/Site%20KP/English?templates=eduPage
  • UK:
    > http://www.learndirect-advice.co.uk/helpwithyourcareer/jobprofiles/profiles/profile825/
    > http://www.connexions-direct.com/jobs4u/jobfamily/engineering/toolmakermachinesetter.cfm?fd=503
  • USA:
    > http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos286.htm
    > http://www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/ooh20002001/356.htm
    > http://www.btc.ctc.edu/coursedocs/Programs/pComputerizedMachining.asp
    > http://www.ntma.org/eweb/StartPage.aspx
    > http://www.i-train.org//CourseDisplay.asp?db=I&provider=C8088
    > http://www.akronmach.com/cnc2.htm

    Country specific searches were also made for Brazil, Korea, Japan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context within the CNC production machining environment to another. They would have to acquire the specific knowledge related to the new context and adjust their skills and values accordingly.

    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. Holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL and placement in learning programmes.

    This qualification articulates vertically with the, ID 58025: National Certificate in CNC Production Machining NQF Level 5.

    This qualification articulates horizontally with other engineering qualifications at this level:
  • ID 23256: National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining, Level 4.
  • ID 23279: National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining, Level 4.
  • ID 23281: National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Tooling Manufacture Level 4. 

  • 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 the following:

    > Assessor credentials.
    > The assessment instrument.
    > The assessment process.
  • Moderators should be qualified assessors in their own right. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
  • Appropriate qualification with a minimum of 2 years' experience of a relevant process of CNC production machining. The subject matter expertise of the assessor can also be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • Be active in the industry and be familiar with the particular aspect of the process and technology in which the learner has contextualised his/her skills and knowledge.
  • Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices.
  • 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.
  • Registration as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any other criteria required by a 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  243027  Contribute to and improve quality practices in CNC machining operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13254  Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  14473  Develop and produce computer aided drawings  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13235  Maintain the quality assurance system  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  120375  Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for a project or sub project and monitor and control actual cost against budget  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13194  Perform statistical process control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  14474  Plan and schedule workflow  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  243016  Qualify a CNC machining process  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  10981  Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  13315  Write simple computer numerical controlled (CNC) programmes and set and operate a CNC machine  Level 4  NQF Level 04  24 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  12155  Apply comprehension skills to engage written texts in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    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  119462  Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed 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  119471  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  12153  Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116292  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of manufacturing and assembly logistics planning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  114877  Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  119187  Monitor maintenance of plastics manufacturing equipment, tooling and services  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13224  Monitor the application of safety, health and environmental protection procedures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  119257  Produce and maintain work activity reports  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    2. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    3. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 



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