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

National Certificate: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
20719  National Certificate: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Engineering and Related Design 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  139  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 0836/01  2001-06-13  2004-06-13 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2005-06-13   2008-06-13  

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
48959  National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  147   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
People who achieve this qualification will be recognized for their ability to work under supervision in the carrying out of routine tasks in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industry and to recognize and identify component parts of plant and equipment.

Qualifying candidates are encouraged to continue their learning paths to a minimum of the NQF Level 3 qualification in air-conditioning and ventilation or refrigeration.


Rationale:

This is the first qualification in a series for learners following a career in air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation.

This is a growth industry and there is a demand for workers with technical skills for manufacturing, installing, maintaining and repairing equipment.

For those who have been active in the industry for a period of time, this qualification represents part of the RPL process to acknowledge skills acquired without the benefit of formal education or training.

The qualification also forms the basis for further development and has been designed to articulate directly to learning programmes and qualifications in air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation at NQF Level 3, NQF Level 4 and higher levels. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This qualification assumes that the candidate has already achieved a National Certificate at NQF level 1, ABET Level 4 or Grade 9 school level.

In particular, the following learning is assumed to be in place prior to embarking on learning towards this qualification
  • Basic literacy and numeracy
  • Basic concepts of science and technology

    Recognition of prior learning:

    Whether a candidate attends formal courses or acquires the required skills through informal means, the same standards apply as per the matrix of unit standards. The qualification and the standards have been written in such a way that the learning has to be assessed in an integrated way. Assessors will assess evidence to establish what the learners know and can do. Such evidence may be gathered through course related activities and/or through work related activities. In cases where candidates do not attend formal courses, assessors should seek work related evidence as far as possible.

    Where courses are provided for learners, institutions can use the unit standards and this qualification to assess learning achievements.

    For candidates who are not able to achieve the outcomes, providers can then use the standards and qualification to determine a specific learning programme to suit the candidate's learning needs. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental: 45 credits
    Core: 90 credits
    Elective: The learner must choose a minimum of 4 credits from the Elective unit standards.

    Total: 139 credits 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Exit Level Outcomes:
  • Identify and handle refrigerants
  • Identify and use basic tools
  • Identify and work with component parts for air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation equipment
  • Understand the basic operation of air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems
  • Work safely and responsibly in the plant environment.

    The qualification also addresses the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
  • Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking
  • Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organization or community
  • Organize and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively
  • Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information
  • Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Integrated Assessment:

    Assessors will require evidence of competence in terms of each unit standard indicated in the matrix of unit standards required for this qualification. The assessment criteria for each unit standard will serve as the standard against which assessors must make their assessment judgments. When assessors are satisfied that the criteria have been met for each unit standard, assessors must ensure there is sufficient evidence of the ability to integrate the full range of skills required in order to commission, fault find and maintain air-conditioning and ventilation or refrigeration plants and systems.

    This evidence could be collected through:
  • Observations in a simulated environment
  • Observations during work or participation in work related activities
  • Questions designed to test understanding and knowledge in terms of each unit standard's requirements, and the ability to integrate at qualification level.
  • Records and reports compiled as part of assessment portfolios.

    Moderators will check integration of all assessments at qualification level. This could include observing individual assessment. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification compares favourably with the following international qualifications:
  • New Zealand Qualifications Authority/NZEFMITO 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation of assessments must take place whenever assessments are carried out at qualification level. Moderators must also be accredited for the particular sub-field and have knowledge and experience of air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessor will have to be registered as assessors by the relevant ETQA in line with SAQA's registration requirements. In terms of assessment expertise, assessors will need to prove competence in line with the unit standards for assessors.
    In terms of technical expertise, assessors will need to demonstrate evaluative ability in relation to the unit standards they assess. By evaluative ability is meant the assessor need not necessarily have the psych-motor skills needed to achieve each unit standard they assess themselves, but that knowledge and experience that enables them to make fair, valid and reliable judgments of the candidate's ability relative to the unit standard at hand. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 48959, which is "National Certificate in Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation", Level 2, 147 credits.

    The assessment criteria for each unit standard are to be used by the assessor as the basis for assessment judgments, first in relation to each unit standard, and then in relation to integration at exit outcome level. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13306  Clean air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation plants, components and work sites  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9267  Demonstrate knowledge of the definitions and sections 1, 8, 13 and 14 of the OHS Act applicable to employees in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9411  Explain the operation of basic vapour compression refrigeration systems, and identify and explain the function of its components and accessories as well as their retrieval and storage procedures  Level 2  NQF Level 02  14 
    Core  9423  Identify and apply fixing methods for piping, ducting and equipment used in the trade of air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9410  Identify electrical cables and electrical components used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9412  Identify materials, piping, fitting, jointing methods and insulation materials used for air-conditioning and refrigeration installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9413  Identify refrigerant containers, explain handling procedures and discuss the use of refrigerants  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9408  Identify, use and maintain hand tools and measuring instruments used in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation trades  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Core  9409  Identify, use and maintain refrigeration trade specific tools and instruments  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9268  Manage basic personal finance  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9443  Work safely and use safety equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9328  Behave in the proper manner under working conditions  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9324  Communicate with fellow workers and supervisors  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9322  Work in a team  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12457  Develop learning strategies and techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9422  Identify & state the application of belt drives, couplings, gearboxes & bearings used on air-conditioning, refrigeration & ventilation plants & recognize misaligned, mismatched & worn components  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9266  Install self propelled transport refrigeration systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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