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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Occupational Certificate: Guillotine Operator 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
118116  Occupational Certificate: Guillotine Operator 
ORIGINATOR
DQP - Printing South Africa 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
-   OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Part-Qualification  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  43  Not Applicable  NQF Level 02  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Registered  SAQA 9999/99  2021-03-25  2026-03-25 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2027-03-25   2030-03-25  

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 part-qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Adhesive Binding Machine Operator. A qualified learner will be able to set up, operate and maintain an adhesive binding line to produce adhesive bound publications.

Rationale:
Printing South Africa engaged with the Printing and Packaging Industry to address the concerns regarding the competitiveness of the industry against international markets during which time the Bookbinding Trades and Occupations were identified as a scarce and critical skill in the industry.

The existing National Craft Diploma: Bookbinding Mechanised/Cutting qualification is outdated and does not cater for skills progression in the various occupations associated with the Bookbinding trade. The lack of skilled operators with up to date technological skills has placed the Sector in a precarious position in so far as International competitiveness is concerned. Learners will benefit from receiving a high standard of training and education that is occupationally aligned. Once qualified, learners may progress to obtain additional associated qualifications on their path to becoming an artisan.

Printing and Packaging employers will benefit by gaining access to suitably qualified operators to operate and maintain costly bookbinding, finishing equipment and machinery. By creating career pathways in the Sector employees will be able to progress from General Factory Workers to qualified Artisans. This will create a healthy employment cycle providing employment opportunities to unemployed youth. Learners will be drawn from schools and TVET Colleges and will secure employment in the Sector and open themselves up to career advancement opportunities.

Papermaking, waste efficiency and recycling are subjects covered in this curriculum. The efficient and responsible use of paper, adhesives and other materials is of critical importance to the industry as it forms a significant component of print finishing and bookbinding manufacturing costs within a green economy. 

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 stating results or by 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:
The minimum entry requirement for this qualification is:
  • NQF Level 1 qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification is made up of compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill and Work Experience Modules:

    Knowledge Modules:
  • 662301-000-00-KM-01, Introduction to the Printing and Packaging Industry, NQF Level 3, 4 Credits.
  • 662301-000-00-KM-02, General Bookbinding and Print Finishing Technology, NQF Level 2, 4 Credits.
  • 662301-000-00-KM-03, Guillotine Operating Technology, NQF Level 2, 3 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 11.

    Practical Skill Modules:
  • 662301-000-00-PM-01, Set up, operate and maintain a guillotine to cut a variety of products to specifications, NQF Level 2, 14 Credits.
    Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 14.

    Work Experience Modules:
  • 662301-000-00-WM-06, Guillotine operations, NQF Level 2, 12 Credits.
  • 662301-000-00-WM-07, Operational and support processes in the printing environment, NQF Level 2, 6 Credits.

    Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 18. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Set up, operate and maintain a guillotine to cut a variety of products to specifications. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Correctly set up the machine according to job specifications and safety requirements.
  • Ensure end products conform to job specifications throughout the cutting process.
  • Diagnose faults and take corrective action following standard operating procedures.
  • Despatch products to the next process to comply with production flow requirements.
  • Inspect and repair a Guillotine according to standard operating procedures.
  • Change, adjust and test knife and cutting stick according to safe standard operating procedures.
  • Perform maintenance and check safety devices to determine proper working condition.

    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 External Integrated 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. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    City & Guilds of London was chosen for international comparability purposes because they are the United Kingdom's leading provider of vocational qualifications and have over 8500 centres in 100 countries and are recognised by employers worldwide for providing quality qualifications. For purposes of comparability Unit 331 (Control programmatic guillotines) of the Level 3 NVQ Mechanised Print Finishing and Binding, General Print (5158-32) qualification was chosen.

    The Performance criteria, Knowledge and understanding and Performance evidence detailed in the following elements are well aligned to this qualification:
  • Element 331.1 Set up programmatic guillotines.
  • Element 331.2 Run programmatic guillotines.
  • Element 331.3 Plan and implement a programme of maintenance for programmatic Guillotines.
  • Element 331.4 Keep programmatic guillotines in a clean and safe operating condition. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification provides opportunities for both horizontal and vertical articulation options.

    Horizontal Articulation:
  • Occupational Certificate: Folding Machine Operator, NQF Level 2.
  • Occupational Certificate: Gathering Machine Operator, NQF Level 2.
  • Occupational Certificate: Book Sewing Machine Operator, NQF Level 2.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • Occupational Certificate: Saddle Stitching Machine Operator, NQF Level 3.
  • Occupational Certificate: Adhesive Binding Machine Operator, NQF Level 3. 

  • 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 standards by means of statements of results and work experience.

    Additional Legal or Physical Entry Requirements:
    Colour perception testing.

    Criteria for the accreditation of providers:
    Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.
    The curriculum title and code is: Guillotine Operator: 662301-000-00-01.

    This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
    None

    Related Parent Qualification:
  • Occupational Certificate: Mechanised Soft-Cover Bookbinding Technician, NQF Level 4.

    Related Part-Qualifications:
  • Occupational Certificate: Folding Machine Operator, NQF Level 2.
  • Occupational Certificate: Saddle Stitching Machine Operator, NQF Level 3.
  • Occupational Certificate: Adhesive Binding Machine Operator, NQF Level 3. 

  • 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.
     
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.