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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Occupational Certificate: Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit Operator|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|112283||Occupational Certificate: Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit Operator|
|Development Quality Partner - CHIETA|
|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||48||Not Applicable||NQF Level 02||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 is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|120664||Intermediate Occupational Certificate: Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit Controller||Not Applicable||NQF Level 03||120||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit Operator in underground mining, surface mining or construction operations as applicable. The qualification cut across various industries, and the 48 Credit value justifies the contact time a learner will take to complete the qualification. There are no currently registered qualifications or part-qualifications linked to this qualification. A Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit Operator will be able to, place bulk explosive material using a mobile explosives manufacturing unit and perform related operations.
The manufacturing units are generally mobile self-contained structures. The qualification includes one of the following types of mobile explosives manufacturing units: Medium or large truck-mounted; utility vehicle mounted (in standard or low-profile configuration) towed, rail-mounted, free-standing, or portable.
Compliance with the Exit Level Outcomes ensures that the placement of bulk explosives is according relevant legislation, regulations and instructions. The qualification promotes social development, the minimisation of environmental damage and economic transformation by enabling effective mining and construction and use of bulk explosives in similar industries where rock blasting is required.
A qualified learner will be able to:
Legislation requires that operators of mobile explosive manufacturing units must be competent. This qualification has 48 Credits designed to meet regulatory requirements. There are no currently registered qualifications or part-qualifications linked to this qualification. The Industry identified the need to develop this full qualification. Qualified and competent operators are essential to productive and safe mining and construction.
Typical learners will be current operators and new entrants to the mining and construction industry. This qualification addresses the knowledge, skills and values necessary for the operation of a mobile explosive manufacturing unit and placing bulk explosive products, liaison with the clients, operating and maintenance of the Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit (MEMU), including quality and related matters. This learning is underpinned by appropriate Mathematical Literacy and Science as applied in the context of explosives and their use.
Qualifying learners will have the ability to carry out bulk explosives placement that includes the ability to operate a mobile explosive manufacturing unit, perform assigned tasks and respond to changing conditions to meet production targets. The qualification is designed for progression from an entry-level in the bulk explosives industry at bulk explosives manufacturing factories or bulk explosives distribution depots. Individuals who have been authorised to operate a MEMU and/or who are competent in mining and construction are also well positioned to register for this qualification.
Options for progression from this qualification are into the supervision of distribution and placement or depot supervision. In addition, the qualification can lead to technical advising and technical marketing of explosives as occupations in the mining, construction and civil engineering sectors.
|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.
NQF Level 1 qualification with Mathematics.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge Modules, Practical Skills Modules and Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 20.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 12.
Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 16.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Conduct start-and end-of-shift procedures and perform operational checks, identify non-conforming items and assess potential risks using knowledge of equipment specifications, operational standards, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and mechanical systems.
2. Operate mobile explosive manufacturing unit, perform assigned tasks and respond to changing conditions to meet production targets.
3. Identify operational and environmental hazards, assess risks and eliminate, control, minimise and report such hazards while meeting production and output requirements.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria:
Associated Assessment Criteria:
Associated Assessment Criteria:
Integrated formative assessment:
To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules through statements of results and work experience record including the Foundational Learning Competence.
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 international comparability study conducted specifically focused on identifying occupational standards or qualifications used in other countries that might contain indicators of best practice that could be used for comparison to or in the development of the Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit Operator qualification at Level 2.
No full qualification specific to the Bulk Explosives Industry was found in other qualifications frameworks. The mobile explosive operator outcome forms a part of other qualifications in New Zealand as well as the Australian explosives manufacture (mobile processing unit) licence.
Certificate in Surface Mining and Quarrying (2785):
The experts involved in this qualification commented that there is no other qualification internationally. This is due to the lack of bulk explosive manufacture and placement practice in countries that have well developed National Qualifications Frameworks. They also commented that South African programmes related to this qualification are used in SADC (Southern African Development Community).
It is very difficult to find a comparable qualification elsewhere. In most other countries, e.g., Australia or Canada, operators typically have technical qualifications and are also responsible for the maintenance of the equipment. There is no evidence of formal qualifications in developing countries for such an operator.
The training in this qualification is designed to be fit-for-purpose for South African mining construction site conditions. The Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Unit Operator's content compares favourably internationally with the content found in terms of best practices.
This qualification allows for vertical and horizontal articulation with the following qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Qualifying for external assessment:
Additional legal or physical entry requirements:
Criteria for the accreditation of providers:
The curriculum title and code is:
This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
Assessment Quality Partner (AQP):
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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