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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
71949  Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MERSETA - Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  138  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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
21006  National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 4  NQF Level 04  128  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This Qualification is for any individual who is, or wishes to be, involved in an automotive components environment, either within the manufacturing or assembly sector. The Qualification contains all the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes required by a learner who needs mainly to be able to perform functions within one of many contexts in the diverse automotive components environment. An individual acquiring this Qualification will be able to contribute towards the efficient operation of the production line.

The main skills that are recognised in this Qualification are: setting-up production machines, changing and setting tooling, anticipating and troubleshooting machine functioning in order to maintain the production process and leading teams in the performance of their tasks within this process.

Qualifying learners will also be able to relate what they see and experience to scientific and technological principles and concepts. They will also be able to maintain and support the various policies and procedures related to the safety, health, environment and quality systems that govern their workplace. Qualifying learners will be employed as Production Foremen.

The Core component contains competencies that cover the following areas:
  • Setting-up production machines.
  • Anticipating and troubleshooting machine functioning.
  • Changing and setting tooling.
  • Leading a team.
  • Demonstrating understanding of the implementation of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the work place.
  • Managing safety and emergency incidences.

    The Qualification ensures progression of learning, enabling the learner to perform optimally within the automotive components field of learning and provides access to a higher Qualification within the same or a related sector.

    Rationale:

    This is the third Qualification in a series of four qualifications that ranges from NQF Levels 2-5. Typical learners will be persons who are currently working in an automotive components environment and who have not received any formal recognition for their skills and knowledge. It is also for anyone wishing to follow a career in an automotive components environment, in a variety of contexts.

    The learner will either operate within an automotive manufacturing or assembly environment. At this level, learners will be involved in the complex operation of setting-up production machines to ensure optimal performance and changing and setting tooling in order to ensure that the production continues as planned. These competencies are critical to ensure that production meets customer deadlines and requirements without compromising on the quality of the products. Setting-up machines requires in-depth knowledge of the entire production process, of the machines in terms of their functions, components, capabilities, parameters and of their role in ensuring production efficiencies. Depending of the context, the learner could be involved in setting-up a number of machines in a production line. The learner will also develop leadership skills to manage a production team. Health and safety legislation and requirements must be adhered to.

    Assembly involves either working on the assembly line at a motor assembly plant or in any environment in which already manufactured or finished components and products are assembled in a production line or process. Manufacturing occurs in an environment in which products, which will be used in an assembly environment, are made or manufactured using raw materials. The learner will also appreciate their role within the broader manufacturing/assembly environments in the automotive components sector.

    In terms of the learning pathway, this Qualification will allow this learner to progress from operating machines and assembling/manufacturing components at Level 2 to adjusting machines performing first line maintenance by completing the National Certificate: Automotive Components at NQF Level 3 to setting-up production machines, trouble shooting machine functioning and changing and setting tooling by acquiring the Further Educatio and Training Certificate: Automotive Components at NQF Level 4 and to working in a coordinating and management capacity within an automotive components environment by completing the National Certificate: Automotive Components at NQF Level 5.

    The automotive components sector falls within the ambit of South Africa's large motor industry. There are huge motor assembly plants in several parts of the country, primarily in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal provinces. It's a sector that employs a large number of people. The automotive components sector covers two broad areas, namely, manufacturing and assembly. It is also a sector that comprises of a range of diverse but related industries and is characterised by sophisticated technological processes. Companies and/or industries within this sector operate in a global competitive and challenging environment. The products produced have to respond to a wide variety of customer requirements and safety, health, environmental, quality and risk management issues.

    The highly developed automotive components sector is well-established and economically powerful. In terms of transformation in the country, learners will require skills and competencies to gain access to positions within management structures by completing other qualifications and training. It will be in the interest of the country and the sector to ensure that those who operate in the automotive components environment are trained according to this Qualification to improve productivity and efficiency.

    This national Qualification and its related Unit Standards were developed to standardize the accreditation of learning programmes, resulting in improved quality management in terms of programme delivery. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners wishing to study towards this Qualification are assumed to have:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3.
  • Communication at NQF Level 3.
  • National Certificate: Automotive Components at NQF Level 3.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This Qualification may be achieved in part (or whole) through the recognition of relevant prior knowledge and/or experience. The learner must be able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this Qualification. As part of the provision of recognition of prior learning providers are required to develop a structured means for the assessment of individual learners against the Unit Standards of the Qualification on a case-by-case basis. A range of assessment tools and techniques during Formative and Summative assessment procedures should be used which have been jointly decided upon by the learner and the assessor. Such procedures, and the assessment of individual cases, are subject to moderation by independent assessors. The same principles that apply to assessment of this Qualification also apply to Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Learners may provide evidence of prior learning for which they may receive credit towards the Unit Standards and/or the Qualification by means of portfolios or other forms of appropriate evidence as agreed to between the relevant provider and relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is particularly important, as there are people in the Automotive Components sector with a variety of skills and competencies of differing quality and scope. It is important that an Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process be available to assist in making sense of existing competencies and skills, and helping to standardize these competencies and skills towards a common standard.

    Access to the Qualification:

    There is an open access to this Qualification, keeping in mind the "Learning Assumed to be in Place". 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

    To be awarded the Qualification learners are required to obtain a minimum of 138 credits as detailed below.

    Fundamental Component:

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

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:
  • The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 77 Credits, all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:
  • The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards that will impart a variety of competencies to the learner. Learners are to choose Elective Unit Standards totalling a minimum of 5 Credits to attain a minimum of 138 Credits for this Qualification. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Promote, implement and maintain procedures that support safety, health, the environment, quality and risk management.

    2. Prepare for and set-up production machines in an automotive or related environment.
  • Outcome Range:
    > `Production machines' refer to machines used in both the manufacturing and assembly sectors of the automotive component environment. The sector has been specified, where applicable.
    > 'Production process' includes the assembly and manufacturing sectors.

    3. Troubleshoot machine functioning in an automotive components environment.

    4. Discuss the importance of changing and setting tooling for production machines.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
  • Adjusting tooling.
  • Identifying non-conformances in tooling.
  • Engaging with product faults related to setting and undertake appropriate actions.
  • Correcting conditions or practices which will damage or reduce the life of the machines and equipment.
  • Applying problem solving techniques.
  • Engaging with problems related to setting-up the machine or a range of machines.
  • Engaging with product faults related to equipment functioning and undertake appropriate actions.
  • Correcting conditions or practices which will damage or reduce the life of the equipment.

    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation, community to:
  • Prepare, select, collect, transport and preserve tooling.
  • Change, adjust and set tooling.
  • Interact with work group members to effect efficient and problem free tooling changeovers and set ups.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of the production process.
  • Interact with maintenance specialists to troubleshoot and determine most effective ways of repairing problems/improving machine efficiency.
  • Work and communicate effectively in team processes.

    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsively and effectively to:
  • Prepare, select, collect, transport and preserve tooling.
  • Change, adjust and set tooling.
  • Identify non-conformances in tooling.
  • Ensure quality in tooling.
  • Set-up production machines.
  • Perform line inspections.
  • Analyse machine data.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques.
  • Plan and executing monitoring, diagnostic and troubleshooting activities without interference with production.
  • Follow-up with maintenance personnel.

    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to:
  • Adjust tooling.
  • Engage with non-conformances.
  • Record, categorise and explain problems, faults and down times related to settings.
  • Collect and record changes to settings for repeatability.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques.
  • Perform line inspections.
  • Gather and analyse information on equipment functioning and troubleshoot on potential solutions to problems.

    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to:
  • Record and report all aspects pertaining to tooling.
  • Request or instruct work group members and associated people to co-ordinate and effect settings.
  • Record and report to improve the production process.
  • Consult with maintenance personnel and report on discussions and decisions taken.

    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and the health of others by:
  • Using tools and equipment according to manufacturer's instructions.
  • Using a methodical approach to diagnosing and troubleshooting equipment problems.

    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that the problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
  • Engaging with problems during setting-up the production process.
  • Troubleshooting potential machine problems which can impact on product quality, machine repair requirements and overall costs as well as on safety, health and the environment. 

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

    1.1 Occupational health, safety, environmental, quality and risk management policies and procedures are explained and applied in area of responsibility and are implemented and updated where required.
    1.2 A safe environment is maintained for team members to work.
    1.3 Safety, health, environmental, quality and risk management practices are investigated systematically and suggestions for improvement made as appropriate.
    1.4 All actions related to maintaining safety, health, environmental, quality and risk management procedures are documented.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1 Knowledge and theory pertaining to the production process and to production machines are discussed in terms of the context in which the process and the machines are located.
    2.2 Knowledge and theory pertaining to products and materials are discussed in relation to the impact of materials and design on the final products.
    2.3 The plan to set-up machines is explained with regards to the production schedule, customer requirements and the availability of materials, tooling and tools.
    2.4 Production machines are discussed in terms of operation procedures, production time and the sustainability of stable production conditions.
    2.5 Production machines are set-up according to production line specifications to manufacture/assemble quality products.
    2.6 The importance of quality control procedures is discussed in terms of calibration, verification and product specifications.
    2.7 Line inspections are performed to analyse anomalies and deviations and take corrective action.
    2.8 Techniques for data analysis are used to interpret the data collected to maintain efficiency in the production proccess.
    2.9 Mathematical principles and techniques are applied while performing the tasks related to monitoring and adjusting activities.
    2.10 Oral and written communication is maintained and adapted as required to promote effective interaction in a manufacturing/assembly context.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1 Production machines are discussed in terms of their capabilities, parameters and common failures.
    3.2 The specifications of products and machines are discussed in relation to optimal machine performance and the correlation between actual performance and optimum performance of machines.
    3.3 The techniques to monitor machines are discussed to ensure that machines work within their parameters as shown by their indicators.
    3.4 Data obtained through monitoring is analysed using various techniques.
    3.5 Problems are identified and assessed and appropriate problem-solving techniques are used to find solutions that will maintain the production process.
    3.6 The importance of troubleshooting and early diagnosis of problems is explained to ensure production efficiencies and save costs.
    3.7 Maintenance and repair specialists are informed about machine problems and regular follow-ups conducted to ensure that machines have been attended to.
    3.8 Mathematical calculations are utilised for the solution of common operational problems.
    3.9 Unfamiliar problems are reported to appropriate personnel to take action as per procedure.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1 Theoretical concepts regarding tooling within a manufacturing/assembly context are explained in relation to the different types of tooling and their applications.
    4.2 Tooling is selected, collected, prepared, transported and stored according to standard operating procedure.
    4.3 Tooling techniques are applied according to standard operating procedure.
    4.4 Tooling is changed and adjusted with due regard for time and production schedule.
    4.5 Non-conformances in tooling are identified and reported to appropriate personnel according to company procedure.
    4.6 The importance of quality in tooling is discussed to ensure that final product is according to production and customer requirements.

    Integrated Assessment:

    The importance of integrated assessment is to confirm that the learner is able to demonstrate applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive) and ensure that the Purpose of this Qualification is achieved. Both Formative and Summative assessment methods and strategies are used to ensure that the Exit Level Outcomes and the purpose of the Qualification are achieved through achieving the Unit Standards. Learning, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked.

    Learning and assessment should be integrated and assessment practices must be fair, transparent, valid and reliable. A variety of assessment strategies and approaches must be used. This could include tests, assignments, projects, demonstrations and/or any applicable method. Evidence of the acquisition of competencies must be demonstrated through the Unit Standards, which enhance the integration of theory and practice as deemed appropriate at this level.

    Formative Assessment is an on-going process which is used to assess the efficacy of the teaching and learning process. It is used to plan appropriate learning experiences to meet the learner's needs. Formative Assessments can include a mix of simulated and actual (real) practice or authentic settings. Feedback from assessment informs both teaching and learning. If the learner has met the assessment criteria of all the Unit Standards then s/he has achieved the Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification.

    Summative Assessment is concerned with the judgement of the learning in relation to the Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification. Such judgement must include Integrated Assessment(s) which test the learners' ability to integrate the larger body of knowledge, skills and attitudes, which are represented by the Exit Level Outcomes. Summative Assessment can take the form of oral, written and practical examinations as agreed to by the relevant ETQA.

    Integrated assessment must be designed to achieve the following:
  • An integration of the achievement of the Exit Level Outcomes in a way that reflects a comprehensive approach to learning and shows that the Purpose of the Qualification has been achieved.
  • Judgement of learner performance to provide evidence of applied competence or capability.

    Assessors and moderators should make use of a range of Formative and Summative Assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Assessment should ensure that all Specific Outcomes, Embedded Knowledge and Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are assessed. The assessment of the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes should be integrated with the assessment of Specific Outcomes and Embedded Knowledge. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The main competencies at this level are setting-up production machines, troubleshooting and problem resolution, changing and setting tooling and leading a team.

    The websites of various car companies like Daimler, Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW, Nissan, VW and Ford, inter alia, were scanned to see what type of training takes place for those in assembly and in manufacturing. Little or no information could be found because most of the training for assembly lines and manufacturing takes place in-house, and the content of the training is not made readily available.

    The websites of car manufacturing countries like Japan, Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany were also checked but information was sparse.

    Information was obtained from the following countries:
  • United States.
  • United Kingdom.
  • Australia.

    United States:

    Chrysler in the United States offers a course entitled Production Worker Training.

    One of the courses is called Production Set-Up Procedures (PSP 200).

    Course Description:

    This course describes the tasks and procedures of a Team Member/Team Leader with a special emphasis on quality, leadership, and communication. Participants will be given the opportunity to apply their knowledge during practical hands-on activities as a way to increase their effectiveness as a Team Member/Team Leader.

    Learning Outcome:

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the production Team, Team Members and Team Leaders.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers.
  • Understand Quality through Leadership.
  • Work safely.
  • Understand differences between measurement and gaging (gauging).
  • Measure and gage work pieces accurately by applying basic math skills, and properly selecting and using several measurement devices.
  • Understand the basics operation of machining process and the production line.
  • Read CMM and other graphic reports.
  • Use troubleshooting techniques.

    Major Topics Covered:
  • Teamwork.
  • Measurement and gaging.
  • Metric system.
  • Troubleshooting.
  • Reading CMM reports.
  • Job setting safety.
  • Math review.
  • Machining.
  • CNCs.

    Course Duration: 40 hours.

    Another Qualification that is very relevant to this Qualification is the Overview of the Manufacturing Process (OMP 100).

    Course Overview:

    Participants will gain an understanding of the automotive manufacturing process from vehicle design to manufacturing. The purpose, layout, jobs, processes, and technologies used in Chrysler manufacturing plants will be explored. This course will also focus on the role that the Production worker has in increasing quality and customer satisfaction.

    Learning Outcome:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will understand:
  • The role and importance of Production workers in producing a quality product and the interrelationship of various operations performed throughout the manufacturing process.
  • The definition and importance of quality and customer satisfaction.
  • The history of automotive production and how it has evolved into the present system.
  • The entire automotive production and manufacturing process including operations, jobs, and technologies.
  • The different types of equipment used at Chrysler plants.
  • The systems used in the plants that promote quality and reduce errors, such as Performance Feedback System (PFS) and MQAS.
  • Plant standard operating procedures, and how following these procedures directly impacts quality and the customer satisfaction.
  • The importance of teamwork and communication within the plants, and how they can improve product quality; and
  • How just-in-time (JIT) production methods play a role in plant organization.

    Major Topics Covered:
  • Automotive manufacturing.
  • The purpose, layout, jobs, processes, and technologies used in Chrysler manufacturing plants.
  • Production worker responsibilities in product quality.

    There is one Unit Standard in this Qualification regarding Preparing surfaces. It closely resembles the following course called Metal Finishing (MFP 100).

    Course Description:

    This course provides Reprocess Production workers with the knowledge and ability to detect and repair defects in sheet metal to a high level of quality. When completing this course, training participants should be able to locate defects, select and use tools appropriately, and remove various types of defects to create a paintable surface.

    Learning Outcome:

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the properties of sheet metal.
  • Identify and classify different types of damage.
  • Identify sheet metal tools and understand their uses.
  • Understand and perform damage removal techniques and procedures.
  • Demonstrate correct soldering processes.
  • Understand and perform correct sanding and blocking techniques.

    Course Objective:

    To provide the participant with the ability to accurately locate, analyze, access, repair, fill and sand panels to create a paintable surface.

    Major Topics Covered:
  • Safety and definitions.
  • Types of steel used in automotive exterior sheet metal panels.
  • Working properties of steel.
  • Locating, analyzing, and repairing damage.
  • Proper identification and use of hand and power tools.
  • Types of solder.
  • Correct soldering, sanding, and blocking techniques.

    Course Duration: 40 hours.

    Another course offered by Chrysler is called Production CNC Overview (CNP 100).

    Course Description:

    This CNC course for the production operators will cover basic CNC technology, program structure, and M and G code descriptions.

    Learning Outcome:

    The successful completion of this course should give workers a basic understanding of CNC machines and their functions as it relates to production requirements.

    Major Topics Covered:
  • Basic blueprint reading and shop level GD and T as it relates to machine movement and holding part size.
  • CNC machine offsets for cutting tools and work fixtures.
  • Basic SPC.
  • Decimal and metric systems for offset adjustments in thousandths, tenths or microns.
  • The importance of accurate inspection records and how they are used to control the manufacturing processes.

    Course Duration: 40 hours:

    Fullerton College in the United States offers a Qualification that partially resembles this Level 4 Qualification. It is the Machine Technology-Level I Certificate. It requires a total of 17-18 units with a minimum Grade of "C" in each course taken.

    MACH 86 CNC Machine Set Up and Operation.
    MACH 91 Introduction to Machine Tools OR MACH 116AB Machine Tools.
    MACH 92 Intermediate Machine Tools.
    MACH 93 Advanced Machine Tools.

    A somewhat similar course is their CNC Operator Certificate Program requires a total of 14 units of which 14 units are in required courses with a minimum grade of "C" in each course taken.

    MACH 91 Introduction to Machine Tools.
    MACH 86 CNC Machine Set Up and Operation.
    MACH 87 CNC Parts Programming.
    MACH 88 Advanced CNC Set Up and Operation.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics gives the following information regarding those working in the automotive production process at this level:

    Skilled production and maintenance workers-such as tool and die makers, industrial machinery mechanics, millwrights, machinists, pipe-fitters, and electricians-normally are hired on the basis of previous experience, education, and a good score on a competitive examination. Alternatively, the company may train inexperienced workers in apprenticeship programs that combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Typical courses include mechanical drawing, tool designing and programming, blueprint reading, shop mathematics, hydraulics, and electronics. Training also includes courses on health and safety, teamwork, quality control, computers, and diagnostic equipment. With training and experience, workers who excel can advance to become supervisors or managers.

    The United Kingdom:

    JPD Training in England offers a course in Root Cause Analysis to assist in troubleshooting. Troubleshooting is a critical competence in this Level 4 Qualification. The following is a description of the short course:

    A one-day workshop on how to use and apply the 7-basic quality problem solving tools that is suitable for:
  • Any employee, or group of caring employees, at any level in any type of industry who want to improve their work situation and the products or services supplied.

    The Course:
  • Understanding the improvement tools available.
  • Tools application and use.
  • A suggested RCS/improvement process.
  • The 7-basic tools:
    > Cause and effect method.
    > Flow chart.
    > Run (trend) chart.
    > Control chart.
    > Pareto chart.
    > Histogram.
    > Scatter chart.

    Australia

    The Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing offered by TAFE gives the learner the opportunity of becoming a team leader within the manufacturing sector. While the Qualification has no direct automotive component competencies, it does have a number of manufacturing competencies which can easily be applied to automotive manufacturing at this level.

    The following courses have relevance:
  • Implement a Competitive Manufacturing System.
  • Analyse Manual Handling Processes.
  • Lead 5s in a Manufacturing Environment.
  • Mistake Proof a Production Process.
  • Apply Statistics to Processes in Manufacturing.
  • Undertake Proactive Maintenance Analyses.
  • Use Structured Problem Solving Tools.

    Conclusion

    Although the automotive component industry is one of the world's largest industries, information on training programmes, qualifications and courses for comparability purposes was not easy to find. The websites of car manufacturing and assembly countries were checked but revealed little information, and so did the websites of car manufacturers themselves. In many cases, training is carried out at sites where manufacturing and assemble plants are located; and this happens to be in diverse countries. Many of the websites are in the language of those countries.

    However, the information obtained above reveals that training internationally is not as comprehensive as this Qualification. In many countries, training constitutes short courses or on-the-job training. Details regarding the duration, level and intensity of the latter are not available. The courses/programmes identified above overlap with this Qualification to varying degrees. Some of the courses offered by Chrysler best resemble this qualification in terms of competencies. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This Qualification lends itself to both Vertical and Horizontal articulation possibilities.

    Horizontal articulation is possible with the following Qualifications:
  • ID 64209: Further Education and Training Certificate: Metals Production, NQF Level 4.
  • ID 58779: Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology, NQF Level 4.
  • ID 48915: Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Operations Supervision, NQF Level 4.

    Vertical articulation is possible with the following Qualifications:
  • ID 48634: Diploma: Production Technology, NQF Level 5.
  • ID 64789: National Diploma: Automotive Repairs and Maintenance, NQF Level 5. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, and Assurance (ETQA) Body.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, the integrated competence described in the Qualification and will include competence within core sales and the elective standards relevant to the economic sector.
  • 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 
    For an applicant to register as an Assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years' practical, relevant occupational experience.
  • A relevant Qualification at NQF Level 5 or higher.
  • To be registered 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 replaces qualification ID 21006, "National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly", Level 4 128 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  335856  Change and set tooling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Core  335863  Identify and solve problems pertaining to production machines  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 
    Core  242821  Identify responsibilities of a team leader in ensuring that organisational standards are met  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  243301  Manage safety and emergency incidences  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14586  Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  335874  Prepare to set-up production machines  Level 4  NQF Level 04  11 
    Core  335865  Set-up production machines  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119462  Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119469  Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119471  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  119459  Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  242815  Apply the organisation's code of conduct in a work environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  242816  Conduct a structured meeting  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  242822  Employ a systematic approach to achieving objectives  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  242813  Explain the contribution made by own area of responsibility to the overall organisational strategy  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114877  Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  335875  Implement and maintain business processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  110009  Manage administration records  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  11473  Manage individual and team performance  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  254596  Manage time keeping records  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  114589  Manage time productively  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  242819  Motivate and Build a Team  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  335861  Perform marking-off for non-routine shapes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  242811  Prioritise time and work for self and team  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  118028  Supervise customer service standards  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  15234  Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    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. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    2. Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP) 
    3. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    4. Keewave Trading 403 (Pty) Ltd T/A VH Consulting (DURBAN) (TP) 
    5. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP) 
    6. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    7. MZANSI SKILLS BASE CC (Selby)(TP) 
    8. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    9. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE 
    10. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    11. SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD (New Germany)(TP) 



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