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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
58861  Further Education and Training Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding 
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  142  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 with the standards and range of learning required to test and rectify electro-mechanical components and to use and care for the relevant equipment in a responsible manner.

This is the third qualification in a series for learners who would like to follow a career in the electro-mechanical winding field and focuses on specialising skills on testing and rectifying faults with components. This qualification builds on the learning undertaken in the National Certificate in electro-mechanical winding at NQF Level 3, and it is assumed that learners entering into a learning programme towards this qualification are already competent in the core skills outlined in the NQF Level 3 qualification.

This qualification requires an understanding of advanced operational procedures and sequences and includes the ability to read and interpret workshop manuals, workshop procedures, task instructions and job cards, as well as schedule the work of a team. What learners achieve in this qualification will serve as a basis for further learning where they may engage in more complex testing of electro-mechanical components and/or supervision of team members at NQF Level 5.

On completion of this qualification, the learner will be given recognition for the following Exit Level Outcomes:
  • Supervise a production team.
  • Test electro-mechanical components.
  • Rectify faults on electro-mechanical components.
  • Prepare electro-mechanical components for use.

    Learners will generally carry out their role within the context of:
  • A fully equipped engineering workshop.
  • Set maintenance and works procedures.
  • Given inspection and testing procedures.
  • Given Quality Assurance policies, procedures and processes.

    Rationale:

    This qualification in Testing and Repairing Electro-Mechanical components at NQF Level 4 is the third qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of manufacturing and assembly processing. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to advance such a career and provides specific learning towards testing and rectifying faults with electro-mechanical components.

    There is a need for this qualification in the industry because many people who are able to wind electro-mechanical components would like to advance their skills into testing the components and preparing them for use. They will also benefit from applying fundamental skills to their job in working together as a member of a team. They will learn to wind and perform mechanical tasks to the set procedures.

    People who have achieved the skills and knowledge outlined in this qualification are normally employed in the following positions:
  • Electro-mechanical component tester.
  • Quality supervisor.
  • Electromechanical fault finder.

    There is currently no qualification in electro-mechanical winding at NQF Level 5, but learners may advance from these positions by achieving generic supervisory skills and be employed in a supervisory role.

    There are currently approximately 1000 people employed in the industry that are required to perform component testing and repair as would be learnt through this qualification. This implies that many learners will be able to be given Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for one or more unit standards making up this qualification, and that the qualification is required by industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes learners are already competent in the following outcomes:
  • Interpret work requirements and apply these to a job at NQF Level 3.
  • Wind and re-wind complex electro-mechanical components at NQF Level 3.
  • Monitor and maintain the quality of wound components at NQF Level 3.
  • Protect components from damage at NQF Level 3.

    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.

    Care should be taken to ensure that the process used provides the learner with the opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not too demanding as to prevent the learner from implementing the RPL option towards gaining the qualification.

    Access to Qualification:

    This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values relevant in the workplace and will cater for learners who:
  • Have attended courses and need to apply the knowledge gained to activities in the workplace.
  • Are already workers and have acquired skills and knowledge without having attended formal training.
  • Are part of a learnership program which integrates structured learning and operational experience.

    Candidates applying for this qualification need to demonstrate physical competence in operating equipment and should therefore be physically able to contend with the circumstances required in the workshop environment. Access for learners with physical disabilities is dependant on the following:
  • Type and severity of disability.
  • The nature of the process and requirements of equipment operation. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification consists of a minimum of 142 credits made up as follows:
  • Candidates are required to achieve all 40 credits for communication from the available fundamental unit standards.
  • Candidates are required to achieve all 16 credits for mathematical literacy within the context of electro-mechanical winding operations.
  • Candidates must achieve all 72 credits from the core unit standards.
  • Candidates may select additional unit standards from any of the elective unit standards to achieve a minimum of 14 credits.

    Note: The elective credits should be chosen in accordance with the requirements of the selected context and the interests of the learner. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Supervise a production team.

    2. Test electro-mechanical components.

    3. Rectify faults on electro-mechanical components.

    4. Prepare electro-mechanical components for use.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    This qualification addresses the following generic outcomes in an integrated manner through the application of various unit standards:
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team/group.
  • Organise and manage oneself and one's activities.
  • Communicate using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in modes of oral and/or written presentation.
  • Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associate Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1 Communication is maintained and adapted as required to promote effective interaction in a work context.
    1.2 Work outputs facilitate effective achievement of group goals.
    1.3 Personal relations are developed to maximise team output.
    1.4 Responsibilities of different team members and the impact of poor workmanship in any area are explained in terms of the team output.
    1.5 Work activity reports are completed in company required format within acceptable timeframes.

    Associate Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 Test equipment is set up and operated in accordance with manufacturer specifications.
  • Range: Test equipment includes megger, multimeter, ammeter, ductor, rissati, thermal imagers, vibration tester.
    2.2 Components to be tested are identified from work instructions.
    2.3 Consequences of testing incorrect components are explained in terms of work schedules and customer satisfaction.
    2.4 Test results are interpreted to give an indication of the status of the component.
    2.5 Test reports are completed in accordance with organisation requirements.

    Associate Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 Faults are identified that will prevent the component operating as required.
    3.2 Potential methods of repairing the fault are identified and explained in terms of the procedure and expected result of repair.
    3.3 The most suitable repair method is selected and applied to ensure compliance of the component with manufacturer specifications.
    3.4 The repair is conducted in accordance with accepted timeframes and with minimum wastage.

    Associate Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 Sub components are checked for condition and assembled according to manufacturer specifications.
    4.2 A logical assembly sequence is adhered to throughout the process.
    4.3 Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their designed purpose.
    4.4 The component is prepared for use in an acceptable time frame.
    4.5 Applicable documentation is completed and submitted to relevant personnel in accordance with organisational requirements.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Because assessment practices must be open, transparent, fair, valid, reliable and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the qualification. Assessment must take place according to the detailed specifications indicated in the unit standards associated with each exit level outcome.

    Over and above the achievement of the specified unit standards, evidence of integration will be required within the context of an active learning environment. Assessors should note that the evidence of integration could well be presented by candidates when being assessed against the unit standards-thus there should not necessarily be separate assessments for each unit standard and then further assessment for integration. Well designed assessments should make it possible to gain evidence against each unit standard while at the same time gain evidence of integration. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    As a starting point, this series of qualifications in electro-mechanical winding was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in English speaking countries of the world. There were no unit standards based qualifications found to be comparable to this qualification, but the training courses and qualifications used formed the basis of comparison for this qualification.

    The major roleplayers in South Africa all have international standing and conduct work in other African countries as well as in Europe. Work is conducted in accordance with international best practice, and these practices were used as the starting point in determining the requirements of the unit standards for this qualification.

    This qualification was compared to the following countries as follows:

    UK, Germany and USA:

    Allocation of work is fragmented and learners specialise in one particular aspect of the trade. Learning is modular and there is no qualification for an electro-mechanical winder. The complete aspect of electro-mechanical winding will be conducted through a number of people performing specific tasks. South African qualified electro-mechanical winders are in great demand due to their broad knowledge and skills.

    New Zealand and Australia:

    There is no Level 2 qualification for electro-mechanical winding. A learner may undergo a generic certificate in electrical engineering, and then progress to a NQF Level 4 qualification in motor rewinding and repair through a three-year apprenticeship programme.

    Switzerland:

    There is currently no standard training program for winder education. Years ago there used to be an apprenticeship possibility for "Electrical Machines Winder". This apprenticeship was a 4 year educational programme. Currently it is quite difficult to get skilled winders in Switzerland (and also in Central Europe). Companies that require these skills employ qualified winders who in turn train other workers on the specific skills requirements on the job.

    Africa:

    Countries such as Kenya, Kuwait, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe have contracts with South African companies (which may be based in the local country as well) to maintain their electro-mechanical components. Training of employees in these countries is conducted according to company standards, which are the same as what was used for determining these unit standards.

    It is anticipated that this qualification will be welcomed in these countries and may form the basis for similar local qualifications. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has been designed and structured as part of a progressive route in the manufacturing and assembly processes industry so that qualifying learners can move from one level to the next.

    The use of generic unit standards in this qualification opens new avenues for the learner to progress from one qualification to another in related fields of study beyond electro-mechanical winding. 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.

    This qualification builds on the National certificate in electro-mechanical winding at NQF Level 3 and leads to the National certificate in electro-mechanical winding at NQF Level 5. Learners may also decide to further their career in one of the following fields:
  • Electrical engineering.
  • Mechanical engineering.
  • Storekeeping.
  • Technical sales.
  • Electrical and mechanical design.

    Learners who have achieved this qualification have achieved generic skills that would enable them to follow a career in electrical or mechanical engineering. This qualification articulates with the following qualifications:
  • National Certificate: Engineering and Related Design (NQF Level 4).
  • ID 48474: National Certificate: Electrical Engineering (NQF Level 4).
  • National Certificate: Electrical Technology (NQF Level 4).
  • ID 58721: National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication (NQF Level 4).
  • ID 23275: National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting (NQF Level 4). 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution or learning provider offering learning towards the achievement of this qualification should be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment should be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines provided for in this qualification as well as the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
  • Appropriate qualification and a minimum of 3 years experience in the field of manufacturing or a similar environment. The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices.
  • 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.
  • Registration as an assessor with the relevant SETA ETQA.
  • Any other criteria required by the relevant SETA ETQA. 

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

    NOTES 
    This Qualification will be replaced by Qualification 94019, which is "Occupational Certificate: Armature Winder", Level 4, 607 credits, as soon as 94019 is registered.
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    Learners will be assessed against this qualification in a work context appropriate to their needs. This may mean that only certain equipment is available in their workplace, but the requirements of the unit standards must then be matched to that type of equipment where possible. Where specific requirements cannot be met due to unavailability of equipment, the learner will have to undergo training in a different workplace to be exposed to the required equipment prior to assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9923  Assemble complex components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  25 
    Core  116714  Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9890  Anticipate and troubleshoot machine functioning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Core  244665  Balance rotating components  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  244663  Conduct advanced tests on electro-mechanical components  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  14474  Plan and schedule workflow  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  119257  Produce and maintain work activity reports  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    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  116938  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  116937  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  117924  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12429  Develop a personal financial plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9905  Change and set tooling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  13254  Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  116292  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of manufacturing and assembly logistics planning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  12414  Diagnose and repair faults on low voltage transformers and equipment  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  113880  Inspect, test and maintain Medium / High Voltage transformers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13235  Maintain the quality assurance system  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13224  Monitor the application of safety, health and environmental protection procedures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  9925  Perform general grinding operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  14 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


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