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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Occupational Certificate: Electronic Pre-press Gravure Technician|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|102318||Occupational Certificate: Electronic Pre-press Gravure Technician|
|Development Quality Partner - PIFSA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||569||Not Applicable||NQF Level 04||Regular-ELOAC|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Electronic Pre-press Gravure Technician. An Electronic Pre-press Gravure Technician:
The final product produced by this technician is an engraved cylinder that is ready to be used on a printing press.
A qualified learner will be able to:
An Electronic Pre-press Gravure Technician plays a crucial role in the printing industry. Their work determines the set-up of a printing press to ensure efficiency, cost-saving and ultimately the quality of the printed product.
Printing SA engaged with the printing industry to address the concerns regarding the competitiveness of the industry against international markets. Printing SA identified the Printing Trades and Occupations as scarce and critical skills in the industry.
Electronic Pre-press Gravure Technicians currently receive training at their places of work. The extent of this training cannot be measured in terms of complexity and remains unaccredited because there is no national standard or qualification that can serve as benchmark.
This qualification will have far-reaching implications to those who are in the trade as training programmes developed against this qualification will enjoy national recognition.
Typical learners for this qualification or its part qualification are school leavers, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college graduates or employees in the printing industry.
Qualifying learners will receive a high standard of training and education that is occupationally aligned. Once qualified, learners will be able to further their education and will be able to obtain access to printing-related programmes and qualifications.
Employers in the electronic prepress and printing industries will gain access to suitably qualified personnel. The qualified learner will produce high-quality work through the training - commensurate to industry standards that they have received.
By creating career pathways in the sector, employees will be able to progress from general factory workers to qualified Artisans. The part qualification in this qualification will create a healthy employment cycle in providing employment opportunities to unemployed youth.
|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.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 114.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 172.
This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 283.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1: Receive and identify files for gravure printing.
2: Evaluate and perform pre-flight checks on pre-press media for gravure cylinder engraving.
3: Create print layouts and impositions for gravure cylinder engraving.
4: Prepare contract proofs for gravure cylinder engraving.
5: Engrave gravure cylinder.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
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:
The relevant Quality Council for Trades and Occupation (QCTO) Assessment Quality partner must conduct an external integrated summative assessment, 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 the Skills Development Act, Section 26d 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. Candidates will not get recognition for those trade test tasks in which they are competent. Where a candidate does not pass all tasks, he or she are re-tested on all trade test categories in all trade test attempts.
|This qualification compares to qualifications from the following countries:
City and Guilds Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pre-Press and the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Digital Pre Press very closely resemble the South African qualification.
This qualification covers all the above-listed competencies.
The qualifications on the Australian Qualification Framework that compare with this qualification are: Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press) and Certificate IV in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press).
Information from Certificates III and IV (units common to this qualification):
This qualification compares favourably with the above qualifications in terms of content and complexity.
This qualification articulates horizontally with the following qualifications:
This qualification can articulate vertically with the following qualification:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Qualifying for external assessment:
In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required standards employing statements of results and work experience Foundational Learning Competence.
Additional legal or physical entry requirements:
Colour vision testing.
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 (QCTO) website.
The curriculum title and code is: Electronic Pre-press Gravure Technician; 662101004: This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
This qualification is structured to allow for a sequentially defined career exit point that supports relevant employable skills for partial completion.
Exit Level Point:
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.