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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Mining Technical Support 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
60349  National Certificate: Mining Technical Support 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MQA - Mining Qualifications Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  125  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  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:

This qualification will provide qualifying learners with the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding and competence, to competently and confidently assist a Surveyor, Geologist and Sampler in their specific fields related to surface and underground mining; as well as provide an opportunity for learners to apply appropriate skills in relation to the workplace.

The Surveying, Geology and Sampling technical support operations assistant is vital to the smooth running of these disciplines of the mining industry which covers a wide variety of fields such as Geological Exploration sampling, GPS surveying as well as structural mapping and hazard identification.

Learners achieving this qualification will be able to understand their role of applying required competencies consistently and effectively in the execution of their duties. They will also contribute to the mining technical services discipline by effectively adhering to quality and occupational safety requirements.

This qualification will have a positive impact on society through assisting in the identification and delineation of potential mineral deposits; as well as improve the health and safety of people in and outside the mining environment through input to hazard identification programmes and helping protect the environment during mine closure procedures.

Learners credited with this qualification will be able to:
  • Communicate and solve problems in a variety of ways.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of surveying, geological and sampling principles in a mining environment.
  • Select and use surveying, geological and sampling equipment and tools.
  • Perform tape measurements.
  • Prepare and collect a sample.

    Rationale:

    Surveying, Geology and Sampling are recognised as generic key competencies in the development of basic skills in the South African mining industry through the identification and delineation of potential mineral deposits, development of mines and the safe, profitable and optimal exploitation of mining reserves. Quality standards within the mining industry have become of vital importance as efficiencies are maximised within the industry. Maintenance of such standards is a key component in Technical Support Operations training and serves to extend the life of mines.

    The increasing complexity of SA mining has resulted in a greater need for skilled support in Surveying, Geological and Sampling input. These factors have been recognised and emphasis has been placed on providing such technical support training at all levels within these mining disciplines.

    Learners entering this qualification will typically come from mining, survey, geology or sampling operations, working as Technical support assistants or stope face operators. In some cases learners will come from other industries such as soil science or civil engineering. Learners from other industries would, however, have to become familiar with the mining environment, equipment and processes before they can proceed with this qualification. Qualifying learners will be competent support technicians on NQF Level 2 in the Surveying, Geological and Sampling disciplines in all mining operations, which relates to assisting with underground or surface surveying and mapping, geological mapping and core logging and mineral sampling procedures. Learners will obtain the basic theoretical knowledge pertinent to these mining related environments. This qualification has 3 specialisation streams for learners to follow.

    A typical learning pathway in this field would start with this qualification and proceed to the National Certificate: Minerals Technical Support, NQF Level 3. Learners would then progress onto a NQF Level 4 qualification in one of the specialisation areas namely Surveying, Geology or Sampling. The qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible so that learners are able to demonstrate the competencies in Surveying, Geology and Sampling Technical Support across the mining and minerals sectors.

    This qualification will be a suitable and justified recognition for the skills and competencies of technical assistants who, to date, have been trained and developed on an informal basis only, with little chance of advancement. The associated status of a nationally recognised qualification will serve as a motivation for learners to further their skills by entering the fields of Surveying, Geology and Sampling. Current Surveying, Geology and Sampling technical assistants in particular will benefit from the opportunities of assessment and subsequent recognition presented by RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the criteria laid out.

    Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Access is open; however, it is preferable that learners have completed the GETC: Mining and Mineral Processes. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    There are 3 specialisation areas possible:
  • Specialisation Area A: Sampling.
  • Specialisation Area B: Surveying.
  • Specialisation Area C: Geology.

    A minimum of 125 credits are required to complete the qualification. In this Qualification, credits are allocated as follows:

    Fundamental:
  • All 36 credits are compulsory.

    Core:
  • All 40 credits are compulsory.

    Electives:
  • 49 Elective credits as specified below must be achieved.

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

    For Specialisation Area A: Sampling.

    The following unit standards totaling 24 credits must be achieved:

    Title; NQF Level; Credits.
  • ID 9757: Screen broken material to determine the particle size distribution; NQF Level 2; Credits 6.
  • ID 9758: Quarter broken material to obtain a representative sample; NQF Level 2; Credits 4.
  • ID 9756: Collect a face sample for the purpose of determining the content or quality of the mineral; NQF Level 1; Credits 4.
  • ID 254508: Take a surface rock sample to obtain geological information on the outcrop material; NQF Level 3; Credits 3.
  • ID 254514: Chip face sample sections for the purpose of determining the content or quality of a mineral; NQF Level 3; Credits 7.

    Total = 24.

    A further 25 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 125 credits for the qualification.

    For Specialisation Area B: Surveying.

    The following unit standards totaling 17 credits must be achieved:

    Title; NQF Level; Credits.
  • ID 9760: Attend to a survey point in an underground environment; NQF Level 2; Credits 5.
  • ID 254504: Install an underground survey point; NQF Level 2; Credits 6.
  • ID 14442: Plot tape and offset measurements on a plan; NQF Level 3; Credits 3.
  • ID 254505: Establish a survey point; NQF Level 2; Credits 6.

    Total = 17 Credits.

    A further 32 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 125 credits for the qualification.

    For Specialisation Area C: Geology.

    The following unit standards totaling 26 credits must be achieved:

    Title; NQF Level; Credits.
  • ID 254496: Assist in the geological mapping of an underground workplace; NQF Level 2; Credits 4.
  • ID 254535: Prepare borehole core for logging and sampling purposes from core containers; NQF Level 3; Credits 6.
  • ID 254497: Demonstrate an understanding of the Earth's internal structure and age; NQF Level 2; Credits 6.
  • ID 254536: Prepare borehole cuttings for logging and sampling purposes from containers; NQF Level 2; Credits 5.
  • ID 254503: Assist in a geological surface exploration mapping programme; NQF Level 2; Credits 5.

    Total = 26 Credits.

    A further 23 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 125 credits for the qualification. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Communicate and solve problems in a variety of ways.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards in the workplace.

    3. Demonstrate an understanding and application of surveying, geological and sampling principles in a mining environment.

    4. Select and use surveying, geological and sampling equipment and tools.

    5. Perform tape measurements.

    6. Prepare and collect a sample.

    7. Apply a selection of Surveying procedures.
    Or
    8. Apply a selection of Sampling procedures.
    Or
    9. Apply a selection of Geological procedures.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical thinking have been made.
  • Evidence in all Exit Level Outcome.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community.
  • Evidence in all Exit Level Outcome.

    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Evidence in all Exit Level Outcome 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.

    Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information.
  • Evidence in all Exit Level Outcome 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills.
  • Evidence in all Exit Level Outcome 1.

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others.
  • Evidence in all Exit Level Outcome 2, 3, 5, 6, 7.

    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Evidence in all Exit Level Outcome 3.

    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, by making it an underlying intention of the programme of learning to make an individual aware of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Evidence in all Exit Level Outcome. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome1:
  • Effective verbal and written communication is demonstrated while performing the tasks related to conducting mineral technical support in mining operations.
  • Information related to work tasks is accessed and interpreted from a range of written and oral sources to ensure that work requirements are understood.
  • Information communicated is accurate and conveyed in accordance with acceptable timeframes.
  • Principles and techniques of mathematics are applied while performing the tasks related to mineral technical support activities.
  • Problems and solutions are recorded and monitored for reoccurrence.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome2:
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental polices, procedures and requirements are adhered to at all times as per workplace requirements.
  • Safe, healthy and environmentally related activities are conducted in a mineral technical support environment according to the Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 3:
  • Surveying, geological and sampling concepts and principles are understood and explained in accordance with the workplace requirements.
  • Principles of mineral deposits; stratigraphy; rock origin and, characteristics are explained in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Measurements, map reading and interpretation requirements are explained and applied in accordance with work related standards.
  • Processes and principles involved in the preparation of a borehole core for sampling and logging purposes are explained and applied in accordance with specified work requirements.
  • Surveying, geological and sampling tasks are performed in accordance with the work requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 4:
  • Surveying, Geological and Sampling equipment and tools are identified and uses explained in accordance with equipment functionality and materials specifications.
  • Tools and equipment are checked for condition prior to use.
  • Faulty tools and equipment are identified and replaced or repaired as per manufacturer's standards.
  • Surveying, Geological and Sampling tasks are conducted according to Mine Standard Procedures.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 5:
  • Information is obtained from a plan in accordance with specified work related requirements.
  • The positioning of a tape for measuring is performed in accordance with specified Working Guides.
  • Tape and offset surveying is conducted in accordance with Mine Standard Procedures and Legal requirements.
  • The Dip and strike of a plane is measured and recorded in the appropriate format according to standard procedures.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 6:
  • Sample collection is conducted in accordance with specified Working Guides.
  • The surface exploration process is explained and applied through the collection of appropriate samples for testing.
  • The characteristics of different soil types and the impact on the sampling process is explained in accordance with work related requirements and standards.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 7:
  • A survey point is established in accordance with Legal requirements.
  • An underground survey point is installed in accordance with Legal requirements.
  • A survey point is attended to in accordance with work related standards.
  • Tape and offset measurements are plotted on a plan in accordance with Mine Standard Procedures and Legal requirements.

    Or

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 8:
  • A face sample is collected for the purpose of determining the content or quality of a mineral.
  • Broken material is screened to determine the particle size distribution of the sample.
  • Broken material is quartered to obtain a representative sample of the initial material.
  • Special samples are collected for mineral evaluation purposes in accordance with Mine Standard Procedures.
  • A surface rock sample is taken to obtain geological information.

    Or

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit level Outcome 9:
  • A borehole core is prepared from core containers for logging and sampling purposes in accordance with work related standards and requirements.
  • Assistance is given in the Geological mapping of underground and surface workplaces in accordance with the work requirements and accepted standards.
  • Principles of the earth's internal structure and its age are demonstrated in accordance with specified requirements.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts.

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

    In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.

    It is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.

    The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.

    While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes. The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities associated with the plating process. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    When conducting research in terms of benchmarking the NC: Mining Technical Support Level 2 against qualifications elsewhere, the following was considered:
  • Countries with a formal Qualifications Framework, such as the United Kingdom (NVQ and SVQ), Australia and New Zealand.
  • Countries who are reputed to be leaders in this particular field.
  • SADEC countries, which are in geographical proximity to South Africa.
  • Countries with emerging economies (particularly in the mining context).

    Qualifications Frameworks:

    Frameworks consulted were those of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom (Britain) and Scotland.

    While conducting the research in this regard, no evidence could be found of a "technical support" qualification, i.e. a qualification combining geological, surveying and sampling services.

    Evidence was however found of qualifications at a higher level, comparable to Diploma or Degree Level (Levels 5 and 6 respectively).

    Leading Countries:

    The fields of geology, surveying and sampling are common across the world, particularly in the mining context. There was no evidence suggesting that any particular country could be considered a leader in this regard.

    Some of the countries included in the search were:
  • Canada
  • United

    Courses found on these websites were at undergraduate level.

    SADEC Countries:

    No evidence of a relevant qualification was found for any of the SADEC countries.

    Consultation with experienced mining engineers who have worked in Africa (SADEC countries) have confirmed that competencies relating to the NC Technical Support Level 2 qualification are normally acquired informally in the workplace, typically by workers assisting technical or professional people performing these tasks.

    Where tasks related to this qualification are conducted formally, the responsible person would typically have a relevant degree or diploma from a recognised institution (university, technical college).

    Qualifications and unit standards (competencies) found:

    The following relevant qualifications and/or standards were found:

    Columbia:

    Online courses are being offered at the University of British Columbia.

    Similar elements of competence were found and the outcomes of the courses match closely with the outcomes of the unit standards incorporated in this National Certificate Geology for the training of geological assistants, aides and operators.

    The structure of the courses are similar, however, no judgement could be made on the level and depth of the courses as they are delivered on-line according to the pace of the learner.

    Australia:
  • MNCP1005 Conduct sampling operations.
  • Packaged into various qualifications e.g. Certificate II in Surface Coal Operations.
  • MNCG1000 Conduct Mine Surveying Operations.
  • Packaged into Diploma of Mine Surveying.

    New Zealand:

    Geology: Although there is no qualification in this regard, a number of unit standards have been found:

    Level 1:
  • 18981: Demonstrate basic knowledge of weather.
  • 18982: Demonstrate knowledge of Earth science.
  • 18989: Demonstrate knowledge of Earth and space.
  • 6356: Report on a geological resource in New Zealand.
  • 6357: Identify common minerals and rocks.
  • 6358: Describe the formation of major rock types and the rock cycle.

    Level 2:
  • 6360: Identify geological features from recorded visual information.
  • 6361: Investigate and report on the geology in an area.
  • 6362: Demonstrate an understanding of fossils.

    Level 3:
  • 21614: Describe the geological history of an area in the Southwest Pacific.
  • 6364: Use plate tectonics to explain distribution of major NZ and Southwest Pacific geological features.
  • 6365: Demonstrate knowledge of geological hazards.
  • 8153: Explain factors affecting a water resource and its management, and plot and interpret hydrographs.

    Level 4:
  • 8140: Investigate, interpret and report on geological features, landforms and active processes of a site.
  • 8145: Read geological maps and interpret geological history.
  • 8147: Demonstrate a knowledge of the interior of the Earth.
  • 8152: Collect water samples for analysis.

    Level 5:
  • 8137: Collect geophysical data and samples.
  • 8138: Collect geotechnical data and samples.
  • 8139: Collect geological data and rock samples.
  • 8141: Describe and classify soils using soil maps.
  • 8142: Identify and classify rock and soil materials.
  • 8144: Model subsurface geological features.
  • 8146: Read and interpret geophysical maps.
  • 8148: Describe biogeochemical cycling of elements.
  • 8150: Analyse wastewaters and demonstrate an understanding of wastewater treatment and discharge.

    Level 6:
  • 12364: Demonstrate knowledge of soil formation and structure.
  • 12365: Demonstrate knowledge of soil fertility.
  • 14398: Describe, assess and report on a degraded landform.
  • 8143: Describe, assess and report on a contaminated site.
  • 8149: Perform sedimentological and paleontological analyses.
  • 8151: Perform soil chemical analysis.

    Surveying: A National Certificate in Surveying (Level 3) with the following relevant standards exists:
  • 8762: Confirm reliability of existing survey marks.
  • 8774: Set up survey instruments and targets.
  • 8775: Undertake and record linear field measurements for survey purposes.
  • 8776: Undertake and record angular field measurements for survey purposes.
  • 8777: Determine vertical height for survey purposes.
  • 8778: Construct control survey marks, bench marks and trigonometrical beacons.
  • 8798: Work safely during survey operations.

    Conclusions:

    International benchmarking in this instance has not revealed comparable qualifications for one or more of the following reasons:
  • The required level of competence (Level 2) is rather low while formal qualifications in geology, surveying and sampling (laboratory assistants) are at a higher level (Level 4, 5 or higher).
  • The reasons for South African unit standards and qualification representing a learning path starting at lower levels is mainly due to the relatively low educational base of the majority of workers in the mining industry. These standards (and indeed the NC Technical Support Level 2 qualification) seek to address the education gap.
  • The combination of geology, survey and sampling competencies into a single qualification is a unique approach that has not been seen elsewhere.

    The competencies covered by the NC Mining Technical Support (Level 2) are needed by the mining industry and it is highly motivated that learners should learn towards and be assessed against the relevant standards.

    Despite lack of any internationally comparable qualifications, it is nevertheless deemed a valuable and relevant qualification. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification is the ideal platform for horizontal articulation into the Survey, Geology and Sampling disciplines, and other mining industry related sub-fields.

    This qualification articulates vertically with the National Certificate: Mining Technical Support NQF Level 3. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors should be in possession of:
  • An appropriate qualification above the level of this qualification and preferably relevant workplace practical experience.
  • Registration as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

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

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  254502  Demonstrate an understanding of the location of typical mineral deposits in SA  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14097  Know, select and use materials, tools and equipment safely for technological purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  116520  Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  254495  Demonstrate an understanding of the principal rock groups, their origins and characteristics  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  254499  Measure and record the dip and strike of a plane  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14257  Position a tape for measuring  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  254509  Collect special samples for mineral evaluation purposes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  254507  Demonstrate an understanding of selected structural features and their characteristics  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  254501  Demonstrate an understanding of the principal mineral groups and their characteristics  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  254494  Demonstrate an understanding of the stratigraphy of the economic zones within the relevant economic deposit  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14242  Read a plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  11694  Undertake tape and offset surveying  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication  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  9756  Collect a face sample for the purpose of determining the content or quality of the mineral  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9357  Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  116932  Operate a personal computer system  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  254503  Assist in a geological surface exploration mapping programme  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254496  Assist in the geological mapping of an underground workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9760  Attend to a survey point in an underground environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  246464  Conduct sampling for water and wastewater treatment processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254497  Demonstrate an understanding of the Earth's Internal Structure and Age  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254505  Establish a survey point  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254504  Install an underground survey point  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254536  Prepare borehole cuttings for logging and sampling purposes recovered from containers  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9758  Quarter broken material to obtain a representative sample  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9757  Screen broken material to determine the particle size distribution  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254514  Chip face sample sections for the purpose of determining the content or quality of a mineral  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  254534  Cut borehole core with a mounted circular saw for logging and sampling purposes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9753  Cut face sample sections with a rock cutting saw for the purposes of determining the content and quality of a mineral  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  254500  Demonstrate an understanding of surface processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  254506  Demonstrate knowledge and attainment of the principal soil types and their characteristics  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14442  Plot tape and offset measurements on a plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  254535  Prepare borehole core for logging and sampling purposes from core containers  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9752  Prepare samples for assaying purposes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  254498  Take a biological sample for economic exploration purposes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  254515  Take a stream sediment or soil sample for economic and environmental purposes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  254508  Take a surface rock sample to obtain geological info on the outcrop material  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    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. Mathome Training & Development 
    2. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 



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