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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
59689  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.  SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  130  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2021-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2022-06-30   2025-06-30  

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 replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
23273  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting  Level 2  NQF Level 02  138  Complete 
23277  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  151  Complete 
23254  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 2  NQF Level 02  185  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

The purpose of this qualification is to build the knowledge and skills required by employees in all types of mechanical engineering environments (in various sectors of the economy) that would add value to the qualifying learner in terms of enrichment of the person, status and recognition. This qualification forms a structured and formal learning path, resulting in outcomes which are assessed and recognized in terms of the relevant national structures such as ETQAs and the NQF.

Typical entrants to this qualification could be:
  • People currently working in industry who have acquired some engineering skills and have the potential to complete this qualification successfully.
  • People working in industry from fields other than engineering who have the interest and potential to complete this qualification successfully.
  • School leavers who have not yet had any work experience or vocational learning, but who have the potential to achieve this qualification.

    Qualifying learners at NQF Level 2 will be able to perform trade-related skills, with specific reference to:
  • Performs mechanical engineering tasks by applying technology, processes and skills.
  • Apply a variety of assembly methods and techniques.
  • Maintain basic mechanical equipment and assemblies.
  • Demonstrate communication skills applicable to the workplace.

    Qualified learners will also understand:
  • Competitiveness drivers.
  • Their role in the business, i.e. in engineering and related activities.
  • How they are affected by legislation, regulations, agreements and policies related to their particular work environment.

    Learner achievements in this qualification could also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage in advanced and/or specialized mechanical engineering activities.

    Rationale:

    The qualification addresses needs as identified in the mechanical engineering sector to ensure that there is a capacity to meet the growth demand of the sector. The mechanical engineering sector broadly refers to manufacturing plants, processing plant and other industrial operations, ensuring that production efficiencies, plant and machine availability and quality of output are consistently maintained in support of competitive. This occupational qualification serves the need of the society and the economy by providing engineering support services in the manufacture and maintenance of machinery, plant and engineering systems in industries such as:
  • Manufacturing and Engineering (Metals, Plastics, Tyre and Rubber, Automotive Manufacturing, Packaging, Capital equipment, Tooling, Agro-processing).
  • Chemical, Petrochemical, Pharmaceuticals.
  • Mining.
  • Transport (Maritime, Road, Rail and Aviation).
  • Civil Engineering and Construction.
  • Food and Beverages.
  • Defence.
  • Energy (generation, transmission, distribution, maintenance, alternative, renewable, domestic).
  • Other engineering-related industry sectors (health, safety).

    The range of typical learners at an entry level could include:
  • Fitters (Mechanical, Pipe-fitters, Fluid-power fitters, etc).
  • Machinists (in turning, precision-grinding, milling, automotive machining, etc).
  • Tool, jig, and die makers and plastic mould-makers.

    This entry level mechanical engineering qualification lays the foundation for skills, knowledge and competencies that are required within broad categories of qualifications based on a common set of specialisation skills (e.g. Fitting, Engineering , Fabrication, Machining, Tool making) at NQF Level 3. This leads to further specializations within each of these broad categories at a NQF Level 4 (e.g. Tool making will have two branches of specialisation: tooling manufacture and plastic mould-making).

    Since this is an entry-level qualification for all disciplines within the mechanical engineering sub-field, it provides an opportunity for other disciplines to utilize this qualification as the basis for further learning.

    This qualification could assist with the national development of scarce and critical skills in order for industries to work towards sustainable economic growth.

    Through its design, this qualification will meet the needs of learners within the mechanical engineering sector who require technical expertise and essential knowledge needed to obtain formal qualifications. This qualification is able to facilitate access for previously disadvantaged groups and is able to provide articulation and mobility into more specialised occupations. It is intended, that this qualification may enhance opportunities for employment and support the development of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.
  • Basic concepts of Science and Technology.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification can be obtained wholly or in part through the recognition of prior learning (RPL). The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the process. Support and guidance should be provided. The process should not be so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option in obtaining the qualification.

    Access to Qualification:

    Access to this qualification is open. However, it is preferred that learners have completed a National Certificate at NQF Level 1 in a trade-related sub-field or an equivalent qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental Component:

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Communications at Level 2 to the value of 20 credits.
  • Mathematical Literacy at Level 2 to the value of 16 credits.
  • All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

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

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialization area and must choose Elective Unit Standards the value of 32 credits from the Elective Unit standards listed under that specialization so as to attain a minimum of 130 credits for this qualification.

    Specialisation Area 1:

    Learning Programme:

    Fitting (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Industries) (Learning Programme ID 63473):

    Learners must choose Elective Unit Standards from the list below to give a minimum of 32 credits for the Elective Component:

    Category; ID; Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • Elective; ID 13221; Perform routine maintenance; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12481; Sling loads; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13297; Grind tools and drill bits; Level 3; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13214; Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12465; Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12484; Perform basic fire fighting; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12483; Perform basic first aid; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12463; Understand and deal with HIV-Aids; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 243067; Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) ; Level 2; 6 Credits.

    Total: 46 Credits.

    Specialisation area 2:

    Learning Programme:

    (Fitting) Chemical Industry (Learning Programme ID 63474):

    Learners must do Unit Standard ID 253374 and must choose additional Elective Unit Standards from the list below to give a minimum of 32 credits for the Elective Component:

    Category; ID; Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • Elective; ID 253374; Describe the chemical industry, its regulatory requirements and communication techniques; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13297; Grind tools and drill bits; Level 3; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13214; Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13221; Perform routine maintenance; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12481; Sling loads; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12484; Perform basic fire fighting; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12483; Perform basic first aid; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12463; Understand and deal with HIV-Aids; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 243067; Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) ; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective, ID 243075 Draw and interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel drawings. Level 2; 6 credits.

    Total: 48 Credits.

    Specialisation area 3:

    Learning Programme:

    Pipe-Fitting (Chemical Industry) (Learning Programme ID 63475):

    Learners must do Unit Standards ID 253374 and 253495 and must choose additional Elective Unit Standards from the list below to give a minimum of 32 credits for the Elective Component:

    Category; ID; Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • Elective; ID 13297; Grind tools and drill bits; Level 3; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13214; Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253374; Describe the chemical industry, its regulatory requirements and communication techniques; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12481; Sling loads; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12484; Perform basic fire fighting; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12483; Perform basic first aid; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 243075; Draw and Interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel drawings; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 243063 ; Weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position; Level 2; 15 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 243067; Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting); Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253474; Install Pipe Hangers and Supports; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253495; Use and select pipe systems and pipe components; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253496; Cut screw threads and install threaded pipe systems; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 254357; Bend a pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13221; Perform Routine maintenance; Level 2; 8 Credits.

    Total: 75 Credits.

    Specialisation area 4:

    Learning Programme:

    Fitting (Fluid Power) (Learning Programme ID 63476):

    Learners must do Unit Standards ID 244690; ID 244691; ID 244686; ID 13136 and ID 244688. Additional Elective Unit Standards must be chosen from the list below in order to give a minimum of 32 credits for the Elective Component:

    Category; ID; Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • Elective; ID 13297; Grind tools and drill bits; Level 3; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13214; Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 116938; Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents; Level 1; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 243069; Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13217; Collect and use information; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12218; Construct and test basic electronic circuits; Level 2; 16 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 117924; Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244690; Demonstrate basic knowledge of hydraulic components; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244691; Demonstrate basic knowledge of pneumatic components; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244686; Demonstrate understanding of the principles of fluid power; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244688; Identify hose and fluid power connectors; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13136; Install, test, maintain and commission basic electrical circuits; Level 2; 16 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 9322; Work in a team; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 119753; Perform basic welding/joining of metals; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12465; Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 9268; Manage basic personal finance; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12484; Perform basic fire fighting; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12483; Perform basic first aid; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12463; Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS; 3 Credits.

    Total: 111 Credits.

    Specialisation area 5:

    Learning Programme:

    Fitting (Mining Industry) (Learning Programme ID 63477):

    Learners must choose Elective Unit Standards from the list below to give a minimum of 32 credits for the Elective Component:

    Category; ID; Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • Elective; ID 13297; Grind tools and drill bits; Level 3; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13214; Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 243784; Demonstrate an understanding of the South African mining and mineral sector processes; Level 1; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13221; Perform routine maintenance; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12481; Sling loads; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12484; Perform basic fire fighting; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12483; Perform basic first aid; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12463; Understand and deal with HIV-Aids; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 243067; Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) ; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253496; Cut screw threads and install threaded pipe systems; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253497; Maintain positive displacement pumps; Level 3; 10 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253391; Maintain centrifugal pumps; Level 3; 14 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253392; Maintain a conveyor belt installation; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253416; Replace mechanical components on a vibrating screen; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253394; Repair double drum scraper winches; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 10741; Replace an inline ventilation fan in an underground environment; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253380; Repair self propelled mobile machines; Level 3; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253435; Repair underground locomotives; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 254356; Repair a drum stacker; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253425; Repair internal combustion engines; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253534; Repair an air driven track bound mechanical loaders; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253535; Repair mono rope winches; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253365; Replace components on a chairlift installation; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253514; Repair a rotary drill; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253441; Repair crushers; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253444; Repair a rope or hydraulic shovel; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253437; Repair mechanical rock breakers; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253432; Replace components on a dragline; Level 3; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253427; Repair track driven earth moving equipment; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253362; Replace the screw of a screw type feeder; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253424; Repair a belt or chain type bucket elevator; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253454; Repair blow tanks; Level 3; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253420; Repair a haul truck; Level 3; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253414; Repair screw type conveyors; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253431; Replace a magnetic separator; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253426; Replace a hammer mill; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253354; Repair a grate cooler; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253445; Repair an air slide; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253436; Replace a pneumatic drill on a clay gun; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253428; Replace components on an apron feeder; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253387; Repair a bag-type dust suppression system; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253355; Repair a dredge; Level 3; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253360; Replace a mould wheel assembly on a pig cast machine strand; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253364; Replace a rotary valve on a bag house; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253421; Make up a spare strand section for a pig cast machine; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253446; Overhaul pneumatic percussion drills; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253537; Overhaul the bogey of rolling stock; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244445; Follow basic health and safety practices underground; Level 2; 5 Credits.

    Total: 206 Credits.

    Specialisation area 6:

    Learning Programme:

    Fitting (Electrical Power Generation) (Learning Programme ID 63478):

    Learners must do Unit Standard ID 9839 and must choose additional Elective Unit Standards from the list below to give a minimum of 32 credits for the Elective Component:

    Category; ID; Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • Elective; ID 13297; Grind tools and drill bits; Level 3; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13214; Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 9839; Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment; Level 1; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12481; Sling loads; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12465; Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12484; Perform basic fire fighting; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12483; Perform basic first aid; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12463; Understand and deal with HIV-Aids; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 243067; Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting) ; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253496; Cut screw threads and install threaded pipe systems; Level 2; 4 Credits.

    Total: 47 Credits.

    Specialisation area 7:

    Learning Programme:

    Turning (Machining) (Chemical) (Learning Programme ID 92019):

    Learners must do Unit Standard ID 253374 and must choose additional Elective Unit Standards from the list below to give a minimum of 32 credits for the Elective Component:

    Category; ID; Unit Standard Title; Level; Credits:
  • Elective; ID 13204; Operate and monitor a milling machine to produce simple components; Level 2; 12 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 253374; Describe the chemical industry's composition, its regulatory requirements and communication techniques; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12483; Perform basic first aid; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12484; Perform basic fire fighting; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13205; Operate and monitor a lathe to produce simple components; Level 2; 12 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12481; Sling loads; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13221; Perform routine maintenance; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 13297; Grind tools and drill bits; Level 3; 4 Credits.

    Total: 50 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Perform mechanical engineering tasks by applying technology, processes and skills.
    > Range: Mechanical engineering tasks include but is not limited to read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings, applying hand skills, using engineering tools and inspection utilising measuring instruments.
    > Range: Technology, processes and skills relates to machining, fitting (mechanical fitting, pipe-fitting and fluid power), assembly, tooling manufacture, plastic injection and blow moulds, installation and maintenance.

    2. Apply a variety of assembly methods and techniques.

    3. Maintain basic mechanical equipment and assemblies.
    > Range: mechanical equipment and assemblies include but not limited to pipe, fluid power, tooling manufacture, plastic injection and blow moulds and machining centers.

    4. Demonstrate communication skills applicable to the workplace.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    The critical cross-field outcomes are supported by the exit level outcomes as follows:

    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:
  • Related to the application of mechanical technology and skills.
  • In preparation and during the execution of job activities.
  • Solving familiar maintenance problems.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community:
  • All tasks and work-related experience are performed within a team environment.
  • Taking into account, the safety of others.
  • Communicating with production, quality control and supervisory personnel and/or clients.

    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively:
  • Related to planning and preparation of fitting tasks.

    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information:
  • Related to planning and preparation in order to execute job activities.
  • Completion of technical reports related to the job activity.
  • Solve familiar problems related to maintenance tasks at hand.

    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills:
  • During planning, preparation and the execution of job activities.
  • Completion of technical reports related to the job activity.
  • Communicating effectively by verbal explanation.
  • Communicating as a part of a team. 

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

    1.1 Mechanical technology, techniques and processes applicable to mechanical engineering are explained and demonstrated by the effective use of tools (hand and power tools), measuring instruments and engineering materials.
    1.2 Occupational health, safety and environmental legislation issues are explained and safety practices and procedures are applied in terms of the general safety regulations and preventative measures, as prescribed by the relevant health and safety legislation.
    1.3 Machinery, tools, equipment and work area are cleaned and/or stored according to standard operating procedures by following the correct procedures after completing the working task.
  • Range: Tools and equipment include hand, power, marking-off and fastening tools and measuring equipment.
  • Range: Technology and processes may include the use of various machines and equipment for drilling, tapping, reaming, filing, grinding and cutting.
    1.4 Materials are handled and stored according to standard operating procedures by following the correct procedures after completing the working task.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 Dismantling and assembly processes and techniques are explained and applied in accordance with worksite practice and occupational health, thus ensuring that the appropriate tools and equipment are used and the proper sequence of work is followed.
  • Range: Assembly techniques and processes include the use of tools and equipment for mechanical engineering maintenance or production applications.
    2.2 Mechanical engineering skills are demonstrated according to the work standards.
  • Range: Work standards include but are not limited to quality, cost, schedule.
    2.3 The dismantling and assembly task is completed according to work instructions.
  • Range: Work instructions include but not limited to engineering drawings, circuit diagrams, suppliers specifications, job cards.
  • Range: Assembly methods include but not limited to the application of fasteners (nuts, bolts, washers, screws, etc.); use of fastening devices (spanners, allen-keys, sockets, air-wrench etc.); maintain seals in equipment.
  • Range: Assembly techniques, including part labelling, identification, sequencing, electrical isolation procedures and quality assurance procedures, as well as the application of reference drawings and specialised tools.
  • Range: Dismantling and assembly may include practices in mechanical engineering maintenance or production.
    2.4 Mechanical theory and the application are explained in relation to mechanical engineering applications.
  • Range: Mechanical engineering includes but is not limited to the machining of components (including maintenance and production), fitting and assembly of components, maintenance and function of machines, press tools, jigs, dies, fixtures, plastic injection and blow-moulds, fluid power and engineering systems).
    2.5 Familiar and routine problems are solved in relation to the specific mechanical engineering task to reflect the cause and effect of standard problems on production and maintenance activities.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 Mechanical components are maintained to manufacturers' requirements and the ability to recognise and respond to equipment/component requirements are demonstrated, resulting in increased levels of quality, efficiency and safety.
    3.2 Adjustments made are appropriate in terms of operational and manufacturers' specifications.
    3.3 Appropriate workplace procedures are applied in handling materials and components to avoid damage.
    3.4 Quality, safety and environmental procedures are followed in terms of worksite procedures and relevant legislative requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 The role of the learner in the business is described in terms of achieving specific objectives.
    4.2 Communication skills are demonstrated in various work-related situations.
    4.3 Relationships with peers are maintained to promote effective communication within the workplace.
    4.4 Reports are produced for record keeping purposes.
    4.5 Learning opportunities are identified and discussed for career development purposes.

    Integrated Assessment:
  • Assessment practices must be open transparent fair valid and reliable and should ensure that no learner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, so that an integrated approach to assessment is incorporated into the qualification.
  • Learning teaching and assessment are inextricably interwoven. Whenever possible the assessment knowledge skills attitudes and values shown in the unit standards should be integrated.
  • Assessment of Communication and Mathematical Literacy should be integrated as far as possible with other aspects and should use practical administration contexts wherever possible. A variety of methods must be used in assessment and tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working or will work. Where it is not possible to assess the learner in the workplace or on-the-job, simulations, case studies, role plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
  • The term "integrated assessment" implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. During integrated assessments, the assessor should make use of a range of summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.
  • Assessors must assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired and could include formal, non-formal learning and work experience.
  • Assessment should ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross-field outcomes are evaluated in an integrated manner.
  • Integrated assessment instruments may combine practical and theoretical components of assessment with the following unit standards in relation to the exit level outcomes:

    Exit Level Outcomes and Associated Unit Standards:

    The following exit level outcomes and associated unit standards include Core and Fundamental components of learning. Further integrated learning and assessment may be implemented by including Elective unit standards from the grouping of specialised learning pathways as indicated in the "Qualification Rules".

    Perform mechanical engineering tasks by applying technology, processes and skills:
  • Core; ID 12477; Identify engineering materials, their characteristics and applications and common metal tests used in engineering; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Core; ID 12215; Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Core; ID 12216; Select, use and care for engineering hand tools; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Core; ID 12476; Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Core; ID 9881; Mark off basic regular engineering shapes; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Core; ID 12219; Select, use and care for engineering power tools; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 12444; Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts; Level 2; 3 Credits.

    Apply a variety of assembly methods and techniques:
  • Core; ID 115393; Assemble mechanical components; Level 2; 12 Credits.
  • Core; ID 13219; Maintain static seals in machines and/or equipment; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 119463; Access and use information from texts; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 9009; Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 7480; Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems; Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 119460; Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes; Level 2; 5 Credits.

    Maintain basic mechanical equipment and assemblies:
  • Core; ID 12466; Explain the individual's role within business; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Core; ID 13220; Keep the work area safe and productive; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 119454; Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 7469; Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life; Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 9007; Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 119456; Write/present for a defined context; Level 2; 5 Credits.

    Demonstrate communication skills applicable to the workplace:
  • Core; ID 12466; Explain the individual's role within business; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Core; ID 13220; Keep the work area safe and productive; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 119454; Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 9007; Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Fundamental; ID 119456; Write/present for a defined context; Level 2; 5 Credits. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification "National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering, NQF Level 2, does not use the title/s which describe the traditional designated trade name/s used in South Africa and most other countries.

    The National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering, NQF Level 2 is the first of a learning path of three consecutive qualifications which culminate in the Further Education and Training Certificate Mechanical Engineering, NQF Level 4 within the context of a traditional designated trade specialisation.

    This qualification (Level 2) forms the foundation for a wide variety of mechanical engineering variants in Fitting, as an example, namely:
  • Maintenance Fitting.
  • Mechanical Pipe-Fitting.
  • Fluid Power Fitting - (Hydraulic/Pneumatic Fitting).
  • Pump Fitting.
  • Turbine Fitting and other specialised sub-fields associated with Fitting.

    And includes other mechanical engineering trade-types such as:
  • Machining (turner).
  • Fitting and Machining (fitter and turner).
  • Tool, jig and diemaker (toolmaker and/or plastic mouldmaker).

    The international qualifications found, do not lead to three different qualifications, but culminate in one qualification over a four-year period (in most cases).

    It is only in the vocational context, that we find the tendency to "break up" the traditional trades into levels of learning. This practice is endemic of those countries which have a close association with outcomes-based methodology and standards-based qualifications development.

    Exemplar: Mechanical Fitting:

    The mechanical fitting qualifications (Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 respectively) collectively compare well to similar apprenticeship and vocational education and training (VET) international qualifications.

    In comparing the Mechanical Engineering (Fitting) qualification Level 2, against international qualifications, examples in different parts of the world were investigated for their generic fitting content (excluding specialised sub-fields):

    New Zealand (www.kiwiquals.govt.nz) in terms of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF):
  • National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering: Mechanical) (Level 2): Competenz (Training Provider).
  • National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 2): Competenz (Training Provider).

    Australia (www.ntis.gov.au) in terms of the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF):

    The following information was obtained on the website: http://www.ntis.au (National Information Training System) with regards to qualifications in mechanical engineering training streams in Australia.

    "Australian Apprenticeships" is the new name for the scheme formerly known as 'New Apprenticeships'.

    Australian Apprenticeships encompass all apprenticeships and traineeships. They combine time at work with training and can be full-time, part-time or school-based.

    The change of name and appearance is the first step in a range of improvements to be introduced in Australian Apprenticeships. The qualifications for mechanical fitters cover:
  • Certificate I and II Engineering: Mechanical Trade.
  • Certificate II in Gas Fitting.
  • Certificate II in Mine Mechanical Engineering.
  • Certificate II in Aeroskills (Aircraft Mechanical).

    United Kingdom (England and Scotland) - from www.ecitb.org.uk:

    The qualification from the National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (N/SVQ) which relates to standards-based programme is the N/SVQ Maintaining Plant and Systems - Mechanical. This programme is the closest programme related to the Mechanical Fitter Level 2 - 4. It comprises:
  • Maintaining Plant & Systems Mechanical N/SVQ - Mandatory Units.
  • Maintaining Plant & Systems Mechanical N/SVQ - Technical Options Set A.
  • Maintaining Plant & Systems Mechanical N/SVQ - Technical Options Set B.

    African Comparability:

    Southern African Development Community (SADC) - Zimbabwe and Botswana:

    Alignment with the United Kingdom's model of Vocational Education and Training (VET), through the London City and Guilds qualification framework and the National Vocational Qualification system (NVQ); The Botswana National Qualifications Act was passed in 1998. At this present time, focus on the development of standards-based qualifications through a Botswana Vocation Education and Training System (BVET) has revolved around the Wholesale and Retail and Tourism sectors.

    Currently, mechanical fitters in Botswana are trained through the apprenticeship system. The length and duration of the practical and theoretical components differ slightly to the South African apprenticeship system, but the learning competencies are similar, with a focus on the predominant diamond mining and small local manufacturing and engineering industries.

    East African Community (EAC):

    The three member states of the EAC; Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, are in the process of the harmonisation of education and training systems within the EAC. Currently, no qualification infrastructure exists.

    Canada:

    Information regarding training was also found on the website of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (www.bcit.ca), the College of The Rockies (www.cotr.bc.ca) and North Alberta Institute of Technology (www.nait.ca). The full mechanical fitter qualification is obtained over a four-year period. The "job description" of the mechanical fitter is in essence similar in the international arena.

    Mechanical fitters install, repair, overhaul and maintain all types of machinery and heavy mechanical equipment.

    Conclusion: The Canadian qualifications related to mechanical fitting can be used interchangeably with the qualifications developed for the South African manufacturing and engineering industries, serving a similar purpose.

    United States:

    In the United States model, the mechanical fitter qualification is achieved over a four-year period and is similar to the traditional apprenticeship system in South Africa. The methodology is competency-based as opposed to outcomes-based.

    The programme content however, is similar to the broad context of Mechanical Engineering (Fitting) Levels 2, 3 and 4.

    Conclusion: The reviewed mechanical fitter qualification Level 2 is in line with the US example for year 1/2 of the apprenticeship programme.
  • This type of work requires many different skills. Mechanical fitters need to understand how machines work, be able to follow drawings and blueprints, use precision assembly equipment, and calculate angles and measurement.
  • They also need to know how to use power tools, cutting torches and demonstrate the ability to weld using a variety of welding processes.

    Comparisons with National Certificate Mechanical Engineering Level 2.

    The National Certificate Mechanical Engineering Level 2 compares well to all the qualifications investigated with an overarching comparison covering:
  • Content:

    The qualifications from the various countries all address the range of mechanical competencies included in Level 2, thus attending to the need to fulfil the requirements of being introductory by nature.
  • Progression:

    The international qualifications all address a progression of competencies, e.g. Introduction to mechanical engineering technology and process and the demonstration of the ability to assemble, remove and replace components and (Level 2).

    The content of the first/second year/level of the mechanical fitting qualifications across the globe, relates favourably to the content of Mechanical Engineering Level 2 and the learning assumed to be in place:

    Demonstrate Work Practices:
  • Basic training and skills in mechanical engineering technology processes and application of those skills to problems or demonstrate industrial electronic ability.
  • Practice safe work habits.
  • Apply that mechanical knowledge and skills and assist maintenance and/or production teams:
    > Explain federal/provincial/state/territory's occupational health and safety regulations.
    > Explain environmental regulations.
    > Use personal protective equipment.
    > Maintain safe working area.
    > Describe fire prevention and control.
    > Identify ergonomic considerations.
    > Use communication and team skills.
    > Interpret plans and sketches.
    > Use references resources.
  • Describe trade science.
  • Use trade math:
    > Describe principles of metallurgy.
    > Use fasteners.
    > Use hand tools.
    > Use measuring and layout tools and instruments.
    > Use power tools.
    > Use fixed shop machines and equipment.
    > Use mobile equipment.

    Conclusion: These outcomes are covered within the Level 2 certificate developed for South Africa.
  • Learning delivery: The learning delivery process in all the examples included on-the-job (practical) and off-the-job (theoretical) components.
  • Outcomes-Based: All the examples found either directly or indirectly comply with principles of outcomes-based learning, particularly in terms of outcomes representing meaningful units of learning and assessment being conducted continuously (formatively). There is generally a final integrated assessment, typically called a trade test, where the candidate is required to demonstrate specific and core (cross-field) knowledge and skills.
  • Apprenticeships and VET programmes: In all the examples found, learning is vocational-based. In some countries (England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia) these are called "modern apprenticeships". These take the form of two categories, namely a programme-led apprenticeship where learners are able to follow a vocational programme at a college and then seek employment as trainees/apprentice/interns in order to qualify as artisans; and an employer-led apprenticeship, in which learners are engaged in a formal contract of learning and most learning is workplace-based. In most cases learners "earn while they learn".
  • Application (Purpose): As is the intention with the South African qualifications, the international qualifications all prepare learners for working in process or manufacturing oriented industries where they contribute to the effective and efficient maintenance/ production of plant and equipment.
  • Status: In all countries researched, engineering apprenticeship numbers have declined thus making "mechanical fitters" sought after individuals and their skills highly rated.

    Concluding remarks:

    The outcomes of the National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering, NQF Level 2 certificate developed for South Africa compares favourably with the rest of the international community and by every indication, is compatible with those countries who engage with outcomes-and standards-based qualifications. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification was designed to enable qualifying learners to move from one engineering context to another and still get recognition for successful learning achievements in the previous context. This means that credit accumulation towards certification could be obtained across industries.

    Vertical articulation:
  • ID 59669: National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering (Fitting), NQF Level 3.
  • ID 59750: National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering (Pipe-Fitting), NQF Level 3.
  • ID 58882: National Certificate: Fluid Power Fitting, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 23278: National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering (Machining), NQF Level 3.
  • ID 23280: National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering (Tooling Manufacture), NQF Level 3.

    Horizontal articulation:

    Fundamental learning at this level applies to equivalent credit accrual for engineering-related qualifications at NQF Level 2.

    Core learning at this level applies to equivalent credit accrual for some unit standards in the most; including the following qualifications:
  • National Certificate: Engineering and Related Design, NQF Level 2.
  • National Certificate: Introductory Mechanical Engineering, NQF Level 2.
  • ID: 58722; National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication, NQF Level 2.
  • ID: 23254; National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering (Fitting and Machining), NQF Level 2.
  • ID: 57881; National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice, NQF Level 2.

    Other horizontal articulation options may exist and need further investigation in cases where recognition of prior learning is sought. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered with an appropriate Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) or with an ETQA which has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a Training Provider with the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA according to that ETQA's guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation includes both internal and external moderation of assessment/s at the exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards as well as in exit level outcomes described in this Qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The following criteria should be applied by a relevant ETQA as a minimum requirement:

    Assessors should be in possession of an appropriate qualification, namely:
  • Mechanical Engineering (Fitting); Pipe-Fitting, Fluid Power Fitting or any applicable mechanical engineering trade or occupation at the equivalent of NQF Level 4 and a minimum period of related experience as specified by the relevant ETQA.
  • An artisan qualification in an applicable Mechanical Engineering trade (Trade test certificate or completed contract of apprenticeship) with a minimum of period of related experience as specified by the relevant ETQA.
  • Subject matter experience, which may be established through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Registration as an assessor with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body.

    Proven inter-personal skills and the ability to:
  • Maintain national and local industry standards.
  • Act in the interest of the learner.
  • Understand the need for transformation to redress the legacies of the past, and respect the cultural background and language of the learner. 

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

    NOTES 
    This qualification replaces qualification 23254, "National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining", Level 2, 185 credits.

    This qualification replaces qualification 23277, "National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining", Level 2, 151 credits.

    This reviewed qualification is the result of an inter-Sector collaborative process and therefore replaces the following qualifications:
  • SAQA ID 23273 - National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering (Fitting), NQF Level 2.
  • SAQA ID 13673 - National Certificate: Chemical Fitter (Interimly-registered), NQF Level 2.

    This qualification establishes the foundational competencies for the following qualifications:
  • National and Further Education Certificates: Mechanical Engineering (Fitting) NQF Level 3 and 4 respectively.
  • National and Further Education Certificates: Mechanical Engineering (Pipe-Fitting) NQF Level 3 and 4 respectively.
  • National and Further Education Certificates: Fluid Power (Fitting) NQF Level 3 and 4, respectively.
  • National and Further Education Certificates: Mechanical Engineering (Machining) NQF Level 3 and 4, respectively.
  • National and Further Education Certificates: Mechanical Engineering (Fitting and Machining)) NQF Level 3 and 4 respectively.
  • National and Further Education Certificates: Mechanical Engineering (Tooling Manufacture) NQF Level 3 and 4 respectively.
  • National and Further Education Certificates: Mechanical Engineering (Plastic Mould-making) NQF Level 3 and 4 respectively.
  • This qualification may include alternate specialisations in the Elective Component which can be accommodated after registration with SAQA. However, it must be noted that in order to obtain the National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering NQF Level 2 in any specific specialisation, learners should follow the qualification rules by meeting the required number of credits in the Core, Fundamental and Elective Learning Components. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  253440  Assemble mechanical components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  12466  Explain the individual`s role within business  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12477  Identify engineering materials, their characteristics and applications and common metal tests used in engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13220  Keep the work area safe and productive  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13219  Maintain static seals in machines and / or equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9881  Mark off basic regular engineering shapes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12215  Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  119744  Select, use and care for engineering hand tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12476  Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12219  Select, use and care for engineering power tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119463  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119460  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119456  Write/present for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9839  Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  243784  Demonstrate an understanding of the South African mining and mineral sector processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  117867  Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  116932  Operate a personal computer system  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  116938  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to create and edit documents  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  117902  Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  254357  Bend a pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243069  Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13217  Collect and use information  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12218  Construct and test basic electronic circuits  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Elective  243067  Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253496  Cut screw threads and install threaded pipe systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244690  Demonstrate basic knowledge of hydraulic components  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244691  Demonstrate basic knowledge of pneumatic components  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244686  Demonstrate understanding of the principles of fluid power  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253374  Describe the chemical industry's composition, its regulatory requirements and communication techniques  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243075  Draw and interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244445  Follow basic health and safety practices underground  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244688  Identify hose and fluid power connectors  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253474  Install pipe hangers and supports  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13136  Install, test, maintain and commission basic electrical circuits  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Elective  253392  Maintain a conveyor belt installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253421  Make up a spare strand section for a pig cast machine  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9268  Manage basic personal finance  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13214  Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13205  Operate and monitor a lathe to produce simple components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  13204  Operate and monitor a milling machine to produce simple components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  13215  Operate and monitor a surface grinding machine to produce simple components  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243014  Operate and monitor computerised numerically controlled (CNC) machining equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Elective  253537  Overhaul the bogey of rolling stock  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12484  Perform basic fire fighting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  119753  Perform basic welding/joining of metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13221  Perform routine maintenance  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253387  Repair a bag-type dust suppression system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253424  Repair a belt/chain type bucket elevator  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253355  Repair a dredge  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254356  Repair a drum stacker  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253354  Repair a grate cooler  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253444  Repair a Rope/Hydraulic shovel  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253514  Repair a rotary drill  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253534  Repair air driven track bound mechanical loaders  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253445  Repair an air slide  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253441  Repair crushers  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253394  Repair double drum scraper winches  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253425  Repair internal combustion engines  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253437  Repair mechanical rock breakers  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253535  Repair mono rope winches  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253414  Repair screw type conveyors  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253427  Repair track driven earth moving equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253435  Repair underground locomotives  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253431  Replace a magnetic separator  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253360  Replace a mould wheel assembly on a pig cast machine strand  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253436  Replace a pneumatic drill on a clay gun  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253364  Replace a rotary valve on a bag house  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10741  Replace an in-line ventilation fan in an underground environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253365  Replace components on a chairlift installation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253428  Replace components on an apron feeder  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253416  Replace mechanical components on a vibrating screen  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253362  Replace the screw of a screw type feeder  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12481  Sling loads  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12463  Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS  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  253495  Use and select pipe systems and pipe components  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243063  Weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position.  Level 2  NQF Level 02  15 
    Elective  9322  Work in a team  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13297  Grind tools and drill bits  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  253391  Maintain centrifugal pumps  Level 3  NQF Level 03  14 
    Elective  253497  Maintain positive displacement pumps  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  253446  Overhaul pneumatic percussion drills  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  253420  Repair a haul truck  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  253454  Repair blow tanks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  253380  Repair self-propelled mobile machines  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  253426  Replace a hammer mill  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  253432  Replace components on a dragline  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assurance
    Functionary
    NQF Sub-Framework
    63474  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Chemical  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 2  NQF Level 02  130     CHIETA  OQSF 
    63478  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Electrical Power Generation  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 2  NQF Level 02  130     EWSETA  OQSF 
    63476  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Fluid Power  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 2  NQF Level 02  130     MERSETA  OQSF 
    63473  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Manufacturing and Engineering  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 2  NQF Level 02  130     MERSETA  OQSF 
    63477  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Mining and Minerals  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 2  NQF Level 02  130     MQA  OQSF 
    63475  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting: Chemical  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 2  NQF Level 02  130     CHIETA  OQSF 
    92019  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Turning: Machining (Chemical Industry)  Generic Provider - Field 06  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  130     QCTO  OQSF 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES: 
    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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
    63474  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Chemical  1. COASTAL KZN TVET COLLEGE- CENTRAL ADMIN OFFICE
    2. DURBAN SOUTH TRAINING TRUST
    3. NORTHERN CAPE RURAL TVET COLLEGE
    4. P & T TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD
    5. SAPREF (SHELL AND BP SOUTH AFRICAN PETROLEUM REFINERIES)
    6. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING
    7. SASOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD : SASOLBURG SITE
    8. SEDIBENG  
    63478  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Electrical Power Generation  1. PERSEVCON CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD
    2. THUTO YA SETSHABA TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD  
    63476  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Fluid Power  1. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus
    2. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP)  
    63473  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting: Manufacturing and Engineering  1. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP)
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus
    3. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus
    4. College of Production Technology
    5. Customised Training Specialists Trust T/A CTS (PINETOWN) (TP)
    6. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus
    7. Eastcape Training Centre
    8. Enstra Learning and Development Centre (Pty) Ltd (SPRINGS) (TP)
    9. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus
    10. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP)
    11. Hytec Group of Companies T/A Hytec (KEMPTON PARK) (TP)
    12. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP)
    13. Lesedi Skills Academy (TP)
    14. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre
    15. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND
    16. MT & HR Training Consultants (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP)
    17. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA
    18. Northlink College - Wingfield Campus
    19. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus
    20. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP)
    21. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP)
    22. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE
    23. Shine The Way 281 cc T/A Industrial Training Centre (NEW GERMANY) (TP)
    24. Shukela Training Centre
    25. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP)
    26. Umfolozi FET College
    27. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus
    28. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus
    29. Wavelength T.T.I
    30. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP)  
    63475  National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Pipe-Fitting: Chemical  1. JOMELE TRAINING AND PLACEMENTS
    2. NEW AGE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS T/A NEW AGE WELDING SOLUTIONS  



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