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

National Certificate: Automotive component manufacturing and assembly 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21007  National Certificate: Automotive component manufacturing and assembly 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
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  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  126  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2005-11-01  2008-11-01 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-01   2012-11-01  

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
71969  National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  125   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively within the automotive component manufacturing environment and meet the challenges of such an environment.

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in maintaining and optimising the automotive component manufacturing and assembly process including planning, scheduling and arranging resources and maintenance requirements on equipment and machinery

The chief skills that are recognised in this qualification are:
  • Maintaining production efficiencies
  • Optimising the process
  • Managing inventory and the supply chain of resources
  • Coordinating predictive and preventive maintenance
  • Co-ordinating the work team to produce products

    Qualified learners will also understand:
  • How to maintain and influence relationships in a complex production environment
  • How to achieve change
  • How to work with a range of information sources to optimise performance and quality

    With this understanding learners will be able to participate in workplace activities.

    Qualifying learners will also be able to relate what they see and experience to scientific and technological principles and concepts. They will also be able to maintain and support the various policies and procedures related to the safety, health, environment and quality systems that govern their workplace.

    What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage more directly in the production processes.


    Rationale for the qualification:

    The automotive component industry is characterized by a sophisticated high-volume manufacturing process within a competitive and challenging environment. The manufactured and assembled components have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer requirements. In addition the industry has to respond to competition from exports, export markets, on-going development of new products as the result of changing customer needs and environmental issues. This means that people working in the industry require a range of skills and knowledge to help them respond to the exacting quality requirements and ongoing change.

    This is the fourth qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in automotive component manufacturing and assembly processes. This series of qualifications reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively in the industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.

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

    For the new entrant, this qualification recognises the applied competence needed by a productive person in a structured workplace.

    The qualification also forms the basis for further development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes learners have a national certificate in automotive manufacturing level 4.

    If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification would also have to include:
  • Language and maths related to solving problems in the automotive component manufacturing and assembly environment
  • Concepts of science and technology to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Concepts of influencing small levels of changes in labour, business and the economy
  • Dealing with change in relation to systems that support workplace relationships, procedures, roles and responsibilities


    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification may be obtained through a process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support provided to assist in the process of developing a portfolio. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental: 32 credits
    Core: 81 credits
    Elective: a minimum of 13 credits
    Total: 126 credits 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to maintain the efficiencies of an automotive component manufacturing and assembly process and how to identify opportunities for optimising such a process.
  • Range: Maintaining and optimising the process includes maintaining and optimising aspects of equipment operation, materials usage and inventory management, the utilisation of personnel, quality, safety, health, and environmental practices.

    2. Determine processing parameters for new products and introduce them to the production line up.

    3. Demonstrate an ability to coordinate work activities and plan, schedule and arrange work.
  • Range: Coordinating activities include the work of teams, the supply of materials, the scheduling of maintenance on
    machinery and equipment.

    4. Counsel, lead and guide and influence processes, team members and management and negotiate shop floor issues.

    5. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and preparation requirements for such learning. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.1 Production efficiencies are maintained.
    1.2 Performance and training issues affecting quality, safety, health, and the environment are identified and reported.
    1.3 Process output is recorded and trends mapped.
    1.4 Options to achieve process improvements are generated and tested and reflect a clear understanding of issues.

    2.1 Complex drawings are read and interpreted.
    2.2 Operating, quality and safety parameters for new products are developed and implemented.
    2.3 New products meet customer specifications.
    2.4 Procedures are accurately and thoroughly documented for future reference.

    3.1 Production schedules are met.
    3.2 Work activities are planned.
    3.3 Goals set are specific, measurable and achievable and aligned to customer and business needs.
    3.4 Schedules are developed in consultation with relevant parties and any scheduling conflicts are resolved.

    4.1 Relationships with team members and management are maintained to ensure the quality and flow of output remain constant.
    4.2 Recommendations for work improvements are clearly communicated, accepted and implemented.
    4.3 Shop floor issues are resolved in a timely manner to the satisfaction of all parties.

    5.1 Options are explained.
    5.2 Preparation requirements are explained.
    5.3 Learning plan is developed.


    Integrated Assessment:

    The integrated assessment must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
  • Observing the learner at work (both in the primary activity as well as other interactions)
  • Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding
  • Looking at records and reports in the portfolio and reviewing previous assessments

    The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process or preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.

    While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes.

    The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities and the manufacturing process. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes have been advanced by the learning process.

    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.

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

    Should I not be able to achieve the outcomes, the institution can then use the standards and the qualification to determine a specific learning programme to suit my needs. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared to other, similar outcomes- based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States. Its outcomes correspond. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. Employers or institutions should be able to evaluate the outcomes of this qualification against the needs of their context and structure top-up learning appropriately.

    Equally holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for purpose of RPL. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderators for the qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate Education, Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) and have a qualification in manufacturing, preferably in automotive component manufacturing and assembly.

    To assure the quality of the assessment process the moderation should cover one of more of the following:
    1. assessor credentials
    2. the assessment instrument
    3. the assessment process (including preparation and post-assessment feedback)

    Where assessment and moderation are taking place in sectors other than the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services, assessment and moderation should be in terms of a Memorandum of Understanding negotiated with the MERS ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors will have to be qualified as assessors and accredited by an ETQA. Accredited assessors should be accredited for the particular sub-field or have a recognised technical qualification in this sub-field. They should also be familiar with the particular process and the type of product being made.

    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:

    1. Appropriate qualification in the field of manufacturing - with a minimum of 4 years in the automotive component manufacturing and assembly environment. The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.

    2. Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices.

    3. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to balance the conflicting requirements of:
  • Maintaining national standards
  • The interests of the learner
  • The need for transformation and redressing the legacies of the past
  • The cultural background and language of the learner

    4. Registration as an assessor with the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA.

    5. Any other criteria required by the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA. 

  • NOTES 
    This Qualification has been replaced by Qualification 71969, which is "National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly", Level 5, 125 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9895  Coordinate predictive and preventive maintenance  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  9904  Coordinate work group to produce product  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  13256  Maintain business processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Core  119159  Maintain manufacturing efficiencies  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
    Core  9897  Manage inventory  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  119166  Optimise manufacturing processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  24 
    Core  13237  Optimise the quality assurance system  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  12459  Optimise the safety, health and environmental protection system  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  9405  Analyse work requirements and plan ahead  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  12433  Use communication techniques effectively  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Fundamental  12432  Use mathematical and statistical techniques effectively  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
    Elective  13203  Counsel workgroup members in respect of HIV/AIDS  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  12458  Develop the skills of a work team  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  10 
    Elective  9406  Manage a team  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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