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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Occupational Certificate: Electronic Pre-press Screen Technician|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|119435||Occupational Certificate: Electronic Pre-press Screen 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||550||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 Screen Technician.
An Electronic Pre-press Screen Technician interrogates and pre-flights pre-press media, creates print layouts and impositions, prepares contract proofs and sets- up, operates and maintains equipment to produce an image carrier to enable print. The final product produced by this technician is a screen that is ready to be used on a printing press.
A qualified learner will be able to:
An Electronic Pre-press Screen Technician plays a crucial role in the printing industry as 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 during which the Printing Trades and Occupations were identified as scarce and critical skills in the industry. Electronic Pre-press Screen Technicians currently receive training at their places of work; but 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 a 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.
The qualification also specifies the training requirements for a part-qualification, which is: Electronic Pre-press Screen-maker. In light of the above, this qualification will have far-reaching positive implications for those who are or intend to be in the trade. Typical learners for this qualification or its part-qualification are school leavers, qualifying learners from the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college or employees in the printing industry.
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. While such registered qualifications do not currently exist at an NQF Level 5 or higher, it is envisaged that Pre-press Supervisory and or Master Craftsmen qualifications will be developed soon to provide career pathway opportunities. Employers in the electronic pre-press and printing industries will gain access to suitably qualified personnel who 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 work of Electronic Pre-press Screen Technicians is critical to the economy because of the fundamental role printing and print products play in the lives of every South African.
|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.
The minimum entry requirement for this qualification is:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill and Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 110
Practical Skill Modules:
Level 4, 32 Credits.
Level 4, 32 Credits.
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 172
Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 268
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Receive and identify files for screen printing.
2. Evaluate and perform pre-flight checks on pre-press media for screen-printing.
3. Create print layouts and impositions for screen printing
4. Prepare contract proofs for screen printing.
5. Produce image carriers for screen printing
|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 together with work experience leads to entrance in 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 integrated assessment will be conducted through a trade test as prescribed under section 26 D of the Skills Development Act and defined in the Trade Test Regulations. It will be conducted 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 the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB).
|The qualification was compared with similar qualifications from England and Australia.
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.
The Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pre-Press covers the following units:
The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Digital Pre-Press covers the following units:
The qualifications on the Australian Qualifications Framework that resonate 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) by Australian Skills Management Institute.
Information from Certificates III and IV (units common to this qualification)
This qualification compares favourably with the above qualifications in terms content and complexity.
|This qualification allows possibilities for both vertical and horizontal articulation.
This qualification does not currently articulate vertically to any registered qualification at an NQF Level 5 or higher. It is envisaged that Pre-press Supervisory and or Master Craftsmen qualifications will be developed soon to provide career pathway opportunities.
|Qualifying for External Assessment:
To qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of a statement of results and statement of work experience as well as proof of successful completion of the following subjects and modules or alternative programmes where applicable including 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 QCTO website.
The curriculum title and code are Electronic Pre-press Screen Technician: 662101-003-00-00.
Assessment Quality Partner:
National Artisan Moderation Body.
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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