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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Occupational Certificate: Armature Winder 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
94019  Occupational Certificate: Armature Winder 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner - MERSETA 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
-   OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Occupational Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  607  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Registered  SAQA 02108/15  2015-07-30  2018-07-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-07-30   2022-07-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Armature Winder.
An armature winder manufactures, repairs and refurbishes electro-mechanical winding, including AC and DC machines and transformers.

A qualified learner will be able to:
  • Dismantle electro-mechanical equipment, and identify and repair faults.
  • Manufacture and assemble electro-mechanical components.
  • Assemble electro-mechanical equipment.

    Rationale:
    The electrical engineering and transport (traction) sectors manufacture, maintain and repair electrical machines such as motors, generators, alternators and transformers. Such machines in turn are used by a wide variety of other sectors including power generation, manufacturing, municipal services (water, sewage), mining, transport, telecommunications, agricultural product processing and defence.

    Electrical machines consist of conductors wound in specified configurations onto armatures, rotors, stators, commutators and field coils. Armature winders construct or repair such electrical machines by winding or rewinding these configured components into the machine. While the term armature winding refers only to one kind of electrical component, qualified artisans are able to work on all the related components as reflected in this qualification.

    Typical learners are school leavers, Further Education and Training college graduates or workers who have been employed in the electro-mechanical industry. Once qualified, they may be all-rounders or may specialise in one or other type of machine. This depends to a large extent on the nature of the employer's business and whether the company is large or small. Some may go on to establish their own enterprises.

    The qualification is linked to the electrical field and contains components of the electrician trade, but it is primarily concerned with a mechanical activity. This qualification integrates three registered qualifications across NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4 to meet the requirements of a single trade qualification.

    The work of armature winders is critical to the economy and the provisions of services, since electrical machines are fundamental to most human and economic activities. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
    RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment.

    Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.

    RPL for access to the qualification.

    Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.

    Entry Requirements:
    NQF Level 1 with Mathematics and Science. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:

    Knowledge Modules:
  • Workplace fundamentals, NQF Level 3, 8 Credits.
  • The world of electro-mechanical winding and repair, NQF Level 3, 7 Credits.
  • Tools, equipment and materials, NQF Level 4, 12 Credits.
  • Electricity and electronics, NQF Level 4, 14 Credits.
  • Wire ways and wiring, NQF Level 4, 11 Credits.
  • Electrical supply systems and components, NQF Level 4, 28 Credits.
  • Voltage protection, NQF Level 4, 5 Credits.
  • Electrical fault finding, NQF Level 4, 3 Credits.
  • Direct Current machines, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits.
  • Alternating Current machine fundamentals, NQF Level 4, 12 Credits.
  • Single phase motors, NQF Level 4, 4 Credits.
  • Three-phase motors, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits.
  • Universal, variable speed and repulsion motors, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits.
  • Transformer fundamentals, NQF Level 4, 10 Credits.
  • General principles of electrical machine maintenance, NQF Level 3, 7 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 139.

    Practical Skill Modules:
  • Identify, use and care for hand and power tools used for electro-mechanical work, NQF Level 2, 36 Credits.
  • Identify and care for electrical and mechanical components and materials, NQF Level 2, 6 Credits.
  • Dismantle and assemble motors and transformers, NQF Level 3, 18 Credits.
  • Work safely and respond to emergencies, NQF Level 2, 6 Credits.
  • Read and interpret drawings and schematics, NQF Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • Wind electro-mechanical components, NQF Level 3, 58 Credits.
  • Assemble electro-mechanical equipment, NQF Level 4, 20 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 148.

    This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
  • Maintenance processes, NQF Level 3, 21 Credits.
  • Repair processes, NQF Level 4, 9 Credits.
  • Meeting processes, NQF Level 3, 2 Credits.
  • Electro-mechanical component winding or rewinding processes, NQF Level 4, 76 Credits.
  • Coil manufacturing processes, NQF Level 4, 38 Credits.
  • AC and DC coil assembly and fitting processes, NQF Level 4, 80 Credits.
  • Transformer coil winding processes, NQF Level 4, 22 Credits.
  • Eight Direct current (DC) machine assembly processes, NQF Level 4, 18 Credits.
  • Alternating current (AC) machine assembly processes, NQF Level 4, 14 Credits.
  • Transformer assembly processes, NQF Level 4, 22 Credits.
  • Functionality testing, NQF Level 4, 18 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 320. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Record winding data.
    2. Manufacture coils.
    3. Rewind armatures, slip-ring rotors and stators.
    4. Connect AC or DC stators.
    5. Test electro-mechanical equipment.
    6. An understanding of the key concepts and issues related to the practical aspects of the trade is demonstrated. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Data is captured and recorded accurately.
  • All measurements are within the specified tolerance for that measurement.
  • The line out and turns per coil are accurately sketched and recorded.
  • All relevant safety precautions are adhered to.
  • The task is completed within the specified time.
  • No equipment, parts or tools are damaged.
  • An understanding of factors influencing the collection of data is demonstrated.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • The manufactured coils meet the design specifications.
  • The instruction is interpreted and correct tools, coil formers, wire size and other materials are selected.
  • The forming equipment is set up to meet requirements.
  • All in-process tests are carried out correctly and any faults or issues are identified and corrected.
  • All relevant safety precautions are adhered to.
  • The task is completed within the specified time.
  • No equipment, parts and tools are damaged.
  • An understanding of factors influencing the manufacture of coils is demonstrated.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • The rewound armature, rotor or stator meets design specification.
  • Visual inspection of armature, rotor or stator and all relevant in-process tests and measurements are carried out and issues are identified and corrected.
  • The correct insulation materials are chosen for the specific task.
  • Coil span, lineout and overhang must meet design specifications.
  • All relevant safety precautions are adhered to.
  • The task is completed within the specified time.
  • No equipment, parts and tools are damaged.
  • An understanding of factors influencing the rewinding process is demonstrated.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • The AC or DC stator internal and external connections meet design specifications.
  • All in-process tests are carried out correctly and any faults or issues are identified and corrected.
  • All relevant safety precautions are adhered to.
  • The task is completed within the specified time.
  • No equipment, parts and tools are damaged.
  • An understanding of factors influencing the internal and external connection process is demonstrated.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
  • All tests are correctly carried out and any faults are identified.
  • The correct testing equipment is chosen for each required test.
  • An understanding of the influence of ambient temperatures on test results is demonstrated.
  • All relevant safety precautions are adhered to.
  • The task is completed within the specified time.
  • No equipment, parts and tools are damaged.
  • An understanding of factors influencing the testing process is demonstrated.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
  • Typical starting configurations for AC machines are sketched or identified.
  • Typical DC machines are sketched or identified.
  • Typical tests for a variety of purposes are described and discussed.
  • The impact of weather and climatic conditions on the various processes are described and discussed.
  • Concepts, issues and processes related to the dismantling and stripping of electro-mechanical machines are described and discussed.
  • Issues related to the protection of the environment are described and discussed.
  • Typical materials, insulation classes and the role of transformer oils are described and discussed.
  • The role, content and importance of SANS standards and machine specifications are described and discussed.
  • Typical methods and processes related to varnishing and coating components are described and discussed.

    Integrated Assessment:
    Integrated Formative Assessment:
    The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.

    Integrated Summative Assessment:
    An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria.

    The external summative assessment will be a trade test conducted in terms of Section 26 D of the SDA through an evaluation of written and practical tasks covering critical aspects in a simulated environment at an assessment centre accredited by QCTO and conducted by an assessor registered by NAMB. The assessment will take place over a minimum of 2 days. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The term armature winder is not used in other countries to designate this trade. There is no universal term for such an occupation and practitioners may be called electric-motor winders, winder-electricians, electrical motor systems technicians or electrical rewind mechanics.

    The training is, however, common because the occupational demands are similar: electrical machines do not differ in construction and design from country to country.

    The Canadian training programme for the electrical motor systems technician provides a typical example of a Government-recognised trade. The occupational analysis done for the Red Seal programme is very similar to the occupational profile of the South African qualification. It covers the following aspects which is similar to the South African qualification:
  • maintaining, testing, rebuilding and repairing electric motors, transformers, switchgear, generators and other electrical apparatus, both AC and DC.
  • using testing and measuring equipment, including a voltmeter.
  • replacing or reconditioning shafts, bearings and other components.
  • winding, assembling and installing coils.
  • testing, repairing or replacing wiring or components of electrical switchgear.
  • soldering, greasing bearings, replacing or repairing shafts as required.
  • using hand or power tools, such as multimeters, drill presses and soldering equipment.
  • understanding electrical theory, electron theory, and knowing and following the Canadian Electrical Code.
    It consists of 40 weeks (160 Credits) of off-the-job primarily knowledge and theory learning, and 130 -150 weeks (600 Credits) of on-the-job training, combining practical skills and work experience.

    The comparison between the Canadian and the South African qualifications was done on the basis of the occupational analysis, the duration of the training, the proportion of knowledge and skills vs. practical and on-the-job training, the training content and the coverage. In all respects there is a great deal of similarity between the two qualifications. The training covers similar fundamentals, direct and alternating current, single and three-phase machines and transformers. Given that the occupational contexts and demands are very similar, this is not an unexpected finding.

    It is more difficult to compare the hand-skills training and work experience. Once again one has to infer that skills and exposure will be very similar given that the electrical equipment to be manufactured, maintained or repaired will be very similar. Of course there will be minor differences, depending on the client environment, e.g. traction, mining, manufacturing, power generation or automotive - but the same basic skills will still be required.

    Conclusion:
    The South Africa qualification can, therefore, be considered as comparable to other similar qualifications as reflected in the comparison. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification articulates horizontally with:
  • Occupational Certificate: Electrician, NQF Level 4.
  • Occupational Certificate: Lift Mechanic, NQF Level 4.
  • Electrical Lines Mechanic (Overhead Lines Mechanic) NQF Level 4.
  • Heavy Coil Winder (currently in development).

    Vertical Articulation is possible to the,
  • National Certificate: N4 Engineering Studies, Level 5. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    Qualifying for external assessment:
    In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience including Foundational Learning Competence or equivalent.

    Additional legal or physical environment:
    Learners must meet the physical and legal requirements to function as an Armature Winder prior to registering for training. Learners must be able to distinguish colours and be healthy and physically able, i.e. have both arms and hands, sound lungs and cardio-vascular system, and be able to stand for long periods of time.

    Criteria for the Accreditation of Providers:
    Accreditation of providers to provide this qualification will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.

    The curriculum title and code is: Armature Winder: 671207000.

    Trades Encompassed by this Qualification:
    This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
  • ID 60996, Armature Winder.
  • ID 61003, Electrician (Armature Winding).
  • ID 61020, Armature Winder. 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


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