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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Occupational Certificate: Maintenance Planner 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
101874  Occupational Certificate: Maintenance Planner 
ORIGINATOR
Development Quality Partner - CHIETA 
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  Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  261  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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

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

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Maintenance Planner.

A Maintenance Planner performs work management to ensure optimal utilization of resources in a logical sequence.

A qualified learner will be able to:
  • Identify work through notifications/work requests.
  • Scope and plan work in accordance with identified notifications/work requests.
  • Schedule planned activities.
  • Coordinate the execution of tasks.
  • Close out documentation.
  • Review the execution outcomes of the work management process.
  • Maintain master data.

    Rationale:
    Globalisation, advance technology and socio-economic factors have brought with them challenges that require organisations to be innovative in order to survive economic down turn. This implies that organisations should be effective in their performance. Being effective in performance implies effective operational practices with minimum disruptions. One way of ensuring minimum disruptions in operations is the availability of a qualified maintenance planner who will ensure that maintenance activities are performed at all times though proper planning, scheduling, and coordination of the executed plan, controlling planning activities and reviewing of the executed plan in order to improve on future maintenance plans.

    The South African economy has also been affected by the economic down turn. In order for the economy of this country to improve, South African companies that are in the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors should have qualified maintenance planners that will ensure the availability of an effective work management plan that will eliminate potential delays through planning and coordination of both human and physical resources.

    This qualification is intended for learners who are currently in the manufacturing, mining, construction and other fields and currently working as artisans that aspire to pursue a career as maintenance planners, supervisors of artisans with either no formal maintenance planning qualification or are maintenance planners, maintenance advisors, maintenance schedulers, maintenance supervisors, shutdown coordinators and shutdown planners who do not have a formal qualification; and/or new entrants who want to become qualified maintenance planners.

    This qualification will benefit learners who successfully complete it as they will get employment as qualified maintenance planners. The availability of qualified maintenance planners will benefit the South African economy through the optimal use of resources which results from minimised equipment downtime.

    The qualification has made provision for Recognition of Prior Learning for those learners who have acquired knowledge and skills in the field of maintenance planning in the past either informally or otherwise.

    Learners who successfully completed this qualification can progress into managerial positions related to their specialised technical areas of work. 

  • 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:
  • Level 4 with Mathematics and Physical Science.
    Or
  • Level 4 with at least three years' experience within the maintenance planning environment.
    Or
  • A qualified artisan. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
    Knowledge Modules:
  • 312202000-KM-01, Work Management Process, Level 05, 30 Credits.
  • 312202000-KM-02, Computer systems, Level 05, 7 Credits.
  • 312202000-KM-03, Workplace fundamentals, Level 05, 15 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 52.

    Practical Skill Modules:
  • 312202000-PM-01, Evaluate notifications, Level 05, 4 Credits.
  • 312202000-PM-02, Scope and plan for the identified work request(s), Level 05, 10 Credits.
  • 312202000-PM-03, Call maintenance schedule (Automatic or Manual call), Level 05, 10 Credits.
  • 312202000-PM-04, Schedule activities as per agreed time-table/calendar/frequency, Level 05, 20 Credits.
  • 312202000-PM-05, Monitor the implementation and execution of the plan, Level 05, 10 Credits.
  • 312202000-PM-06, Update systems, Level 05, 15 Credits.
  • 312202000-PM-07, Analyse feedback related to work orders/job cards, Level 05, 10 Credits.
  • 312202000-PM-08, Update master data, Level 05, 5 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 84.

    This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
  • 312202000-WM-01, Work identification process, Level 05, 5 Credits.
  • 312202000-WM-02, Procurement of spares, materials and external services, Level 05, 15 Credits.
  • 312202000-WM-03, Scoping and planning process, Level 05, 60 Credits.
  • 312202000-WM-04, Scheduling processes, Level 05, 15 Credits.
  • 312202000-WM-05, Coordination of execution process, Level 05, 10 Credits.
  • 312202000-WM-06, Refurbishment (REFU) and Return to Stores process (RTS), Level 05, 5 Credits.
  • 312202000-WM-07, Route Cause Analysis process (RCA), Non-Compliance Report (NCR) and Management of Change process (MOC), Level 05, 10 Credits.
  • 312202000-WM-08, Master data process, Level 05, 5 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 125. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Compile a workable schedule for proper execution of maintenance task.
    2. Coordinate the implementation and execution of the schedule.
    3. Close all work requests successfully and review the outcomes of the schedule.
    4. Maintain master data. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Work has been identified through notifications/work requests.
  • Work has been scoped and planned for in accordance with identified notifications/work requests.
  • Planned activities have been scheduled.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Schedule compliance is measured in terms of planned versus actual execution.
  • Deviations have been identified, managed and recorded.
  • Task list has been updated according to deviations.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Confirmations of work completed, deviations, history, delays and improvements have been captured and work orders/job cards and notifications closed out.
  • Open work orders/job cards are examined in terms of data on job cards and notifications purified.
  • Deviations are investigated and corrective actions applied.
  • Work that has not been executed has been reviewed and rescheduled.
  • Task lists are updated.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • New master data are created.
  • Master data are updated.

    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 Quality Council for Trades and Occupations 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 assessment will be conducted through written examination, practical exercises and observations conducted by registered assessors at an accredited assessment centre over a period of not more than two days. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    A comparison study has shown that Maintenance Planning courses are classified in the engineering field as specialised courses for engineering Diplomas or Degrees. People who successfully complete these specialised courses pursue careers as Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance Planners, Maintenance Analysts, Maintenance Leaders, and Construction Maintenance Planners etc. Based on these findings, no standalone qualifications were found in the search except for short courses that are offered by private training providers globally.

    One qualification was found from the New Zealand qualification framework New Zealand.

    The New Zealand National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (Maintenance Planning) is at Level 5 with 120 Credits. Not withstanding the fact that this qualification does not have a direct relationship with maintenance planner within the South African context, the maintenance planning principles are comparable and were used for comparison. The main outcomes of the qualification are:
  • Producing long-term maintenance forecast plans for an aircraft fleet and major aircraft components.
  • Monitor and control an aircraft maintenance activity.
  • Planning aircraft maintenance activities using project management techniques.
  • Defining and documenting the scope and work content of a planned aircraft maintenance activity.

    A comparison between the unit standards in this qualification has shown that knowledge concepts and skills that are covered are similar with the content of the South African occupational qualification.

    In both qualifications emphasis has been put on the maintenance planner's ability to determine work required for work management processes; production of a plan and consultation with parties affected by the planned activity; production of work instructions for maintenance work; implementation of the maintenance plan; and reviewing the maintenance plan and making modifications.

    Conclusion:
    This qualification compares favourably in terms of the maintenance planning principles included in the above qualification. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Horizontal Articulation:
    This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualification:
  • National Certificate: N6: Engineering Studies, Level 05 (ID: 67005).

    Vertical Articulation:
    This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualification:
  • National N Diploma Engineering Studies, Level 06 (ID: 90674). 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    Qualifying for external assessment:
  • In order to qualify for the external summative assessment learners must have a copy of a completed and signed Statement of Work Experience as well as a statement of results of successful completion of all the and knowledge and practical skills modules.

    Additional legal or physical entry requirement|:
  • None specified.

    Criteria for the accreditation of providers:
  • Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations website.
  • The curriculum title and code is: Maintenance Planner: 312202000.

    This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
  • This is not a trade qualification.

    Part Qualifications:
  • None. 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. PRAGMA AFRICA (PTY) LTD AS AN ASSESSMENT CENTRE 
    2. SAPITI (SOUTH AFRICAN PAINT INDUSTRY TRAINING INSTITUTE) 



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