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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
65209  National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing 
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  137  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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 replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
21844  National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacture in a Mass Production Environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  159  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This qualification will equip qualifying learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and competence to manufacture jewellery within the various fields of specialisation.

Qualifying learners will be able to demonstrate competence to manufacture jewellery by applying the relevant manufacturing processes particular to the chosen specialisation area. This will include the use and application of all hand tools, equipment and materials required for the respective manufacturing processes.

The qualification ensures progression of learning, enabling the learner to perform optimally within the jewellery environment of learning and provides access to higher qualifications within the same or related industry.

Learners credited with this qualification are able to:
  • Communicate and solve problems regarding the processes of jewellery manufacturing, gemstone setting and design.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards in the workplace.
  • Select, prepare and setup tools and materials for the design, manufacture and setting of jewellery.
  • Apply various manufacturing processes and techniques to manufacture jewellery.

    Rationale:

    Jewellery manufacture in a production environment can be defined by the processes of designing, manufacturing and setting of semi precious and precious stones into jewellery.

    As 80% of commercial jewellery in South Africa is imported there are great opportunities for the jewellery manufacturing industry in South Africa to design and manufacture jewellery for the South African market and abroad. The competitive jewellery market requires products that follow and set fashion trends, are of a high quality and are well marketed.

    This qualification will increase the technical proficiency and size of the workforce, which would enable industry to satisfy the local demands for jewellery without having to rely on imports, thereby decreasing the importation of cheap jewellery, which is a threat to the Industry. The unit standards are intended as building blocks towards a specialisation that will make the learner a more fulfilled, informed, efficient and cost effective worker in the industry. This will result in more efficient service to the customer, and make the industry more competitive in the global market. Another important factor, are the advances in jewellery technology, which have made the production of high quality jewellery feasible.

    The learners that are likely to enter this qualification are typically learners who have already achieved the National Certificate: Introduction to Jewellery manufacture in production environment (NQF Level 2) or jewellery manufacturing operators currently working within the jewellery industry. In some cases learners may come from other industries; however they would have to become familiar with the basic operations associated with Jewellery manufacturing before they can proceed with this qualification. This qualification has 3 specialisation streams for the learner to follow. Upon completion of this qualification a learner could be employed as a Junior Designer, Junior Setter or a Junior Goldsmith, depending on the chosen stream.

    A typical learning pathway for learners with this qualification would be the GETC: Mining and Minerals Processes (Jewellery stream), National Certificate: Introduction to Jewellery manufacture in a production environment (NQF Level 2). Learners who have achieved this qualification can progress onto the Further Education and Training Certificate in either jewellery manufacture, design or setting.

    A large number of employees in the Jewellery Industry are semi-skilled and do not hold a recognised qualification. RPL will create an opportunity for these employees to be assessed and with the additional skills training can achieve this qualification. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification can be obtained by completing all the required unit standards in a structured learning programme, or through recognition of prior learning (RPL). The criteria for RPL would need to be in line with the MQA's ETQA requirements.

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

    All such evidence would be judged according to the general principles of assessment.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Access is open; however it is preferable that learners have completed the National Certificate: Introduction to a Jewellery manufacture in a production Environment at NQF Level 2. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental:

    All 36 credits must be achieved.

    Core:

    All 37 credits must be achieved.

    Electives:

    A minimum of 64 elective credits as specified below must be achieved.

    There are three specialisation areas:
  • Manufacture.
  • Setting.
  • Design.

    For Specialization Area A: Manufacture:

    The following unit standards (44 credits) must be achieved:

    Title; Level; Credits:
  • Clean up cast pieces prior to final finish; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Manufacture earrings; Level 3; 10 Credits.
  • Manufacture jewellery using filigree techniques; Level 3; 6 Credits.
  • Make a ring using the Mokumé Gane technique; Level 3; 6 Credits.
  • Make jewellery using granulation and fine piercing techniques; Level 3; 6 Credits.
  • Make a bangle using the etching technique; Level 3; 6 Credits.
  • Make a ring using the inlay technique; Level 3; 6 Credits.

    Total: 44 Credits.

    A further 20 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 137 credits for the qualification.

    For Specialisation Area B: Setting.

    The following unit standards (57 credits) must be achieved:

    Title; Level; Credits:
  • Set irregular shaped and fancy cut gemstones; Level 4; 15 Credits.
  • Set fancy gemstones into claws and beads; Level 4; 12 Credits.
  • Prepare the metal surface setting area for setting gemstones into jewellery; Level 3; 6 Credits.
  • Prepare engraving tools for engraving on jewellery and related artefacts; Level 3; 6 Credits.
  • Customise setting tools for specific setting tasks; Level 3; 6 Credits.
  • Prepare setting tools and equipment for setting gemstones into jewellery; Level 3; 12 Credits.

    Total: 57 Credits.

    A further 7 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 137 credits to achieve the qualification.

    For Specialisation Area C: Design.

    The following unit standards (53 credits) must be achieved:

    Title; Level; Credits:
  • Manufacture jewellery using traditional indigenous Southern African jewellery manufacturing techniques; Level 3; 15 Credits.
  • Design a set of jewellery; Level 4; 10 Credits.
  • Present a jewellery design concept; Level 3; 10 Credits.
  • Draw and design jewellery with reference to traditional Southern African jewellery techniques; Level 3; 6 Credits.
  • Design jewellery for a competition; Level 3; 12 Credits.

    Total: 53 Credits.

    A further 11 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 137 credits to achieve the qualification. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Communicate and solve problems regarding the processes of jewellery manufacturing, gemstone setting and design.

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

    3. Select, prepare and setup tools and materials for the design, manufacture and setting of jewellery.

    4. Apply various manufacturing processes and techniques to manufacture jewellery.
  • Range: Manufacture of Jewellery refers to the design, setting and goldsmithing of jewellery.

    Consistency of Exit Level Outcomes with Critical Cross field Outcomes:

    Critical cross-field outcomes have been addressed by the exit level outcomes as follows:

    While conducting activities related to jewellery manufacturing in a production environment, learners are able to:

    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Identifying and using tools and equipment to produce jewellery in a production environment in accordance with equipment functionality, material value and specifications.
  • Conducting jewellery manufacturing processes in accordance with the relevant industry requirements.
  • Responding to anomalies and non-conformances in a jewellery production environment.
  • Taking preventive and remedial action to solve operating problems while manufacturing jewellery.
  • Identifying and dealing with hazards and risks in terms of the relevant procedures and specified requirements.
  • Apply preventative or remedial action in accordance with operating procedures.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3 and 4.

    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Contributing to team goals and achievements by adhering to agreed working methods and processes.
  • Adhering to Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures in the interest of self and others.
  • Contributing to team efficiency by supporting other team members in the jewellery manufacturing environment.
  • Adhering to team protocols, codes of conduct and generally promoting a positive team spirit.
  • Coordinating one`s work with that of others in the direct surrounding area, internal and external operations.

    The above is evident in all 4 Exit Level Outcomes.

    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Checking tools and equipment prior to use.
  • Preparing jewellery manufacturing, setting and design tools and materials.
  • Using jewellery design tools and media in accordance with job requirements.
  • Applying operating instructions to control and respond to conditions in the jewellery production environment.
  • Maintaining product quality with reference to key aspects and critical conditions in a jewellery production environment.
  • Using/wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Adhering to strict security and control requirements particular to the jewellery manufacturing industry.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3 and 4.

    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Accessing and interpreting information related to work tasks to ensure that work requirements are understood and comply with industry standards.
  • Recording and monitoring problems and solutions to prevent reoccurrence of problems.
  • Applying the principles related to jewellery design and manufacture.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcome 1 and 4.

    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Conducting effective verbal and written communication.
  • Conveying information accurately in accordance with the production procedure.
  • Utilizing verbal and written communication skills in order to plan the jewellery manufacturing and diamond and gemstone setting process.
  • Preparing and submitting reports, non-conformance reports and other required documentation.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 1 and 2.

    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Applying occupational health, safety and environmental requirements in the workplace.
  • Using relevant terminology and adhering to standard protocols such as SI, ISO and international standards applicable in the jewellery production environment.
  • Using relevant technology for the design, manufacturing and setting operations safely as per manufacturing specifications.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3 and 4.

    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
  • Understanding the impact of jewellery manufacture in a production environment in the context of the broader jewellery manufacturing industry, and his/her own role in each context.
  • Understanding the basis of evaluation of precious materials, and the impact of non-compliance with processing procedures on potential value.
  • Requesting assistance from other team members and support personnel when required.
  • Assisting other team members and working together with support personnel to conduct jewellery production activities and to investigate and resolve problem areas.
  • Understanding the consequences that failure to comply with occupational health and safety, production and other requirements have on the individual, the work context and the industry as a whole.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3, and 4. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Effective verbal and written communication is demonstrated while performing the tasks related to jewellery manufacture in a production environment.
  • Information related to work tasks is accessed and interpreted from a range of written and oral sources to ensure that the work requirements are understood and comply with industry standards.
  • Verbal and written communication skills are utilised in order to plan the jewellery manufacturing and diamond and gemstone setting processes, and to solve related problems in accordance with industry standards.
  • Information communicated is accurate and conveyed in accordance with the production procedure.
  • Principles and techniques of mathematics are applied while performing the tasks related to the design specifications.
  • Problems and solutions are recorded and monitored for reoccurrence.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Occupational health and safety requirements of the organisation are explained and complied with in accordance with specified requirements.
  • The consequences of using design, jewellery manufacturing and setting tools, materials and equipment incorrectly are described in terms of the potential impact on health and safety.
  • Relevant technology for the design, manufacture and setting operations is used safely as per manufacturing specifications.
  • Personal protective equipment is verified to be fit for purpose and used according to specified requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Tools, materials and equipment are selected and their applications explained in accordance with equipment functionality, material value and specifications.
  • Tools and equipment are checked for condition prior to use and faulty tools and equipment are reported in accordance with workplace procedures.
  • The preparation of jewellery manufacturing, setting and design tools and materials are explained and applied in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • Jewellery design tools and media are used in accordance with job requirements.
  • The integrity and characteristics of the precious metal to be used is verified in accordance with industry quality standards.
  • Tools, materials and equipment are used to manufacture the jewellery in accordance with the job specification.
  • Diamonds and gemstones are examined in accordance with job specifications.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • Knowledge and understanding of jewellery manufacturing processes and techniques are applied while manufacturing jewellery in a production environment.
  • The basis of valuation of precious materials is understood and the impact of non compliance with processing procedures is explained in terms of the potential value of the end product.
  • The design is interpreted and is manufactured according to specific requirements.
  • Jewellery is manufactured according to specified quality standards.

    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 while manufacturing jewellery: (This includes setting, design, polishing and interaction with trainers, colleagues and management).
  • Asking questions regarding the processes underlying a defined range of activities such as:
    > Jewellery manufacture.
    > Setting.
    > Design.
    > Polishing.

    And initiating short discussions to test understanding of:
  • House keeping.
  • Productivity.
  • Looking at the jewellery components and completed pieces that were manufactured or photos in lieu thereof, records such as employment history and references, progress reports and statement of competency, other evidence in the portfolio and reviewing previous assessments.

    The manufacture of the jewellery entails:
  • Applied Numeracy.
  • Manufacture components to specified dimensions and agreed timeframe.
  • Weigh alloys, other components and completed jewellery pieces.
  • Applied communication.
  • Consulting with the trainer and relevant people in the manufacturing process.
  • Problem solving.
  • Produce standard forms of jewellery using defined manufacturing processes, techniques and tools.
  • Troubleshooting.

    In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place, particularly when looking at the manufactured items of jewellery to see whether the requirements have been met.

    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 future 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 Jewellery manufacture, gemstone setting, polishing and design. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The proposed qualification was compared to qualifications and other learning interventions available elsewhere in the world in order to ensure that the qualification structure and unit standards proposed are comparable in terms of level, scope and competencies covered.

    The proposed National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacture in a Production Environment Level 3; is the second qualification in a progressive learning path that will take qualifying learners through to advanced levels of jewellery design, manufacture and evaluation.

    Learning requirements for the proposed qualification were compared to Jewellery Manufacturing components in qualifications and other learning interventions internationally.

    Information searches were conducted via the Internet and a number of relevant sites were searched from various countries. Countries were selected for comparability purposes based on their levels of expertise, deemed position in the world market, technological development, access to materials, similarity to the South African situation and other considerations.
  • United States of America (California, Texas) - a strong formalised structure.
  • United Kingdom - a strong formalised structure.
  • Italy - well-established jewellery manufacturing industry.
  • Portugal - well-established jewellery manufacturing industry.
  • Slovakia - well-established jewellery manufacturing industry.
  • Australia (Australia has an outcomes-based national qualifications systems similar to that of South Africa).
  • India - one of the fastest growing economies and the world, and has a well-established jewellery manufacturing industry.
  • Ghana (a West African country with a well developed education system and strong mining and minerals industry).
  • Other jewellery institutions in various.
  • SADEC countries such as Zambia and Zimbabwe who are rich in natural resources and have jewellery manufacturing industries. No specific qualifications were found, as training in these countries are largely influenced by the systems.

    USA - California - Jewelry Manufacturing Arts:

    The following programme was found at this institution:

    Applied jewelry Arts Program Level 3, 78 Credits:
  • Understand jewellery design theory and acquire a working knowledge of jewellery.
  • Learn to illustrate shape, form and texture of metal.
  • Create a variety of designs in wax.
  • Use your own designs to make complete models for casting and mould making.
  • Explore the art of vulcanized rubber and R.T.V. (room temperature vulcanizing) and cutting techniques.
  • Learn the art of cutting a mould.

    USA - Texas - The Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology- level 3 - 4 months (48 Credits):

    Bench technology:
  • Cleaning castings (sawing, filing, emery, polishing and drilling).
  • Sizing rings up and down (dove-tail and butt joint).
  • Retipping, repronging and rebeading.
  • Assembling and setting four- and six-prong rings for round and oval stones.
  • Soldering posts and setting stones on earrings.
  • The bezel set, channel set and bead set bright cut.
  • Repairing chains, bracelets and box catches.
  • Fabricating bearing bezel pendants and lockets.
  • Stretching and shrinking rings.

    All work is hands-on and is done in 14k gold, platinum or silver.

    Numerous competencies from this qualification/programmes are within the proposed South African Mining and Minerals SGB qualification.

    UK - Birmingham School of Jewellery - Level 3, Credits 30

    Course content:

    Title; Credits:
  • Vocational Accounting I, or Principles of Accounting I; 4 Credits.
  • Art History Survey I: Ancient to Middle Ages; 3 Credits.
  • Stone Setting I; 3 Credits.
  • Principles of Marketing; 3 Credits.
  • Entrepreneurship/Small Business Startup; 2 Credits.

    Total: 15 Credits.
  • Art History Survey II: Renaissance to Modern; 3 Credits.
  • Gemology in Jewelry; 3 Credits.
  • Jewelry Repair I; 3 Credits.
  • Stone Setting II; 3 Credits.
  • Goldsmithing Internship; 3 Credits.

    Total: 15 Credits.

    Italy - Alchimia Contemperary Jewellery School - Basic Annual Jewellery Courses - level 3 - 32 Credits:

    Subjects:
  • Conceptual exercise.
  • Workshop practice.
  • Design.
  • Wax modelling.

    Italy - Le Arte Orafe:

    Courses at Level 3:
  • Jewellery making - 12 months.
  • Jewellery design - 6 months.
  • Stone setting - 3 - 6 months.
  • Hand engraving - 6 - 12 months.

    Portugal - LisbonAr.Co Centro de Arte e Comunicacao Visual:

    Qualification: Introduction to Jewellery- level 3 - 12 months:
  • The History of Jewellery.
  • History and Theory of Art.

    Slovakia, Bratislava - Academy of Fine Arts and Design:
  • Course at Level 3: Metals and Jewellery - 6 months.

    Australia - Canberra - National Institute of the Arts School of Art:
  • Certain syllabus items from the course outline above may be used in training learners in order for them to achieve the proposed Mining and Minerals Sector qualification.

    India - Jewellery Design & Technology Institute (JDTI):

    Short term jewellery courses:
  • Comprehensive Jewellery Designing (duration - 6 months): This course has been specially designed for aspiring jewellery designers. Learners will learn how to create and communicate a design idea through various presentation techniques; understand the evolution of jewellery and the present day market needs. They will also learn about the usage of different gemstones and will understand how to bridge the gap between the needs of the consumer and the manufacturer by using commercially viable and creative designs.
  • Basic Jewellery Designing (Duration - 3 months): This course covers basic presentation skills required for jewellery designing. The curriculum will also introduce the students to the various topics related to jewellery both in theory and practice. On course completion learners will be able to visualize and communicate creative design ideas effectively.
  • Gemmology Course (Duration - 3 months): No Jewellery designing course is complete without knowledge of gemstones. This course will teach learners to grade and identify both diamonds and colored gemstones.
  • Casting (Duration - 2 weeks): This course includes extensive practical training and strong exposure in all aspects of casting technology.
  • Stone-Setting (Duration - 2 weeks): This course imparts both theoretical and practical knowledge about stone setting.
  • Engraving & Enameling (Duration - 2 weeks): This course enables learners to be a professional by offering extensive practical training both in engraving and enameling.
  • Finishing, Polishing & Electroplating (Duration - 2 weeks): This course involves extensive practical training and complete exposure in finishing, polishing and electroplating.

    India -Arch Gemmology & Jewellery Institute in India - Level 3:
  • Certificate Programme in Custom-made Jewellery Manufacturing Certificate.
  • Programme in Basic Jewellery Designing.
  • Certificate Programme in Colored Gemstones.
  • Certificate Programme in Casting Technology.
  • Certificate Programme in Engraving & Enameling.
  • Certificate Programme in Finishing, Polishing & Electroplating & Electroforming.
  • Certificate Programme in Lapidary.

    Arch Academy of Jewellery design - India:

    The programme curriculum develops the student's competence in the design and development of costume jewellery, traditional jewellery and contemporary jewellery. It is aimed at understanding design concept, fashion principles, and interpretation of fashion trends, markets, materials, processes and technologies related to jewellery designing. The focus is to develop abilities to apply the above knowledge base with original and creative design sensibilities with requisite skills of visualization and representation. The programme emphasizes on appreciation and application of traditional Indian jewellery base in contemporary milieu.

    Other jewellery institutions:

    Note: the website - www.5iantlava.com gives information and references to other countries that follow similar basic jewellery courses at level 3, some of them exactly the same:
  • Germany - Munich - Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Sweden - Stockholm - Adellab Metal Department Konstfack.
  • Australia - Canberra - The ANU Canberra School of Art.
  • Australia - Enmore - Jewellery and Object Design.
  • Canada - Ecole de Joaillerie de Montreal.
  • Holland - Amsterdam - Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
  • Scotland - Glascow - Glascow School of Art and Design.
  • Norway - Oslo - The National College of Art and Design.

    Conclusion:

    In the case of this particular qualification, the comparability focused on knowledge and skills (competence) related to jewellery manufacturing in a production environment.

    While the qualifications, courses and programmes found elsewhere in the world are not organised in the same way as the proposed and subsequent South African qualifications, there is sufficient evidence that the proposed qualification is meaningful in terms of content and scope. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification allows for both vertical and horizontal articulation.

    Vertical articulation exists with:
  • ID 57876: Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing Operations.
  • ID 58274: Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Setting Processes.
  • ID 57875: Further Education and Training Certificate: Jewellery Designing.

    Horizontal articulation exists between the three specialisation areas contained in this qualification. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification 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 qualification 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.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, 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 associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification 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 the 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 
    This qualification will be replaced by qualification 94039, which is "Occupational Certificate: Goldsmith", Level 4, 575 credits, as soon as 94039 is registered.
    This qualification replaces qualification 21844, "National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacture in a Mass Production Environment", Level 3, 159 credits.

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  261454  Determine the cost of Jewellery items  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  261478  Invest and cast in sterling silver  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  261448  Carve jewellery design wax models  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  261539  Demonstrate knowledge of occupational health, safety and environmental requirements in a jewellery manufacturing workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  261420  Draw basic jewellery shapes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  261452  Manufacture hollow rings from metal plate  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  261447  Manufacture soldered chains  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261453  Clean up cast pieces prior to final finish  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  261259  Produce a piece of jewellery using the cuttlebone casting technique  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  261455  Create jewellery utilising Perspex and non-precious metals  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261449  Customise setting tools for specific setting tasks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261437  Design jewellery for a competition  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  261457  Draw and design jewellery with reference to traditional Southern African Jewellery techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261540  Make a bangle using the etching technique  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261440  Make a ring using the inlay technique  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261537  Make a ring using the Mokumè Gané technique  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261419  Make a set of bangles using basket weaving techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261456  Make bangles and cuffs using wire weaving techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261517  Make jewellery using granulation and fine piercing techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261477  Manufacture earrings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  261538  Manufacture jewellery fastening mechanisms  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  261417  Manufacture jewellery using filigree techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261497  Manufacture jewellery using traditional indigenous Southern African jewellery manufacturing techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Elective  261451  Prepare engraving tools for engraving on jewellery and related artefacts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261443  Prepare setting tools and equipment for setting gemstones into jewellery  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  261444  Prepare the metal surface setting area for setting gemstones into jewellery  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261418  Present a jewellery design concept  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  261438  Set gemstones in wax models  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261445  Design a jewellery set  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  261446  Perform lapidary procedures in a jewellery environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Elective  261441  Set fancy gemstones into claws and beads  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  261450  Set irregularly shaped and fancy cut gemstones  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 


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