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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|21016||National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes|
|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|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||127||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|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|
|79687||Further Education and Training Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||139|
|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 achieve competence in setting up manufacturing processes.
This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in setting up manufacturing processes and performing troubleshooting on potential machine malfunctions.
The main skills that are recognised in this qualification are:
Qualified learners will also understand:
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 optimising and maintaining the efficiencies of the production process.
Rationale for the qualification:
The metal and engineering industry is characterised by diverse manufacturing processes operating in a competitive and challenging environment.
The manufactured products have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer requirements.
This is the third qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in metal and engineering manufacturing processes. This qualification aims to further develop people who have worked on manufacturing processes for a number of years. It will enable them to set up such processes and perform troubleshooting on potential machine malfunctioning.
This qualification reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively in the metal and engineering 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.
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 metals and engineering manufacturing level 3.
If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification would also have to include:
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?|
|Fundamental: All 41 credits are compulsory
Core: All 68 credits are compulsory
Elective: The learner must select a minimum of 18 credits from the Elective component.
Total: a minimum of 127 credits
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to set up production machines.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to troubleshoot potential machinery malfunctions.
3. Maintain and support procedures to solve a variety of problems, both familiar and unfamiliar, within metal and engineering manufacturing process and operate within familiar and new situations, taking responsibility and making decisions.
4. Communicate across functional boundaries and demonstrate the ability to analyse information to identify problems and determine trends.
5. Promote, implement and maintain procedures that support safety, health and the environment, including reporting to and coaching team members.
6. 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|
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:
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.
|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.|
|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.
|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 metal engineering manufacturing.
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|
|The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
1. Appropriate qualification in the field of metal and engineering manufacturing - with a minimum of 1 year in this type of manufacturing 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:
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.
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 79687, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes", Level 4, 139 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||116714||Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||9890||Anticipate and troubleshoot machine functioning||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Core||13254||Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||9892||Select, use and care for marking off/out equipment: non routine shapes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||9889||Set up production machines||Level 4||NQF Level 04||30|
|Fundamental||12429||Develop a personal financial plan||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||9506||Communicate in an assertive manner with clients and fellow workers||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||12417||Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||9502||Write a technical report||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||14445||Frame and implement an individual action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||12465||Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||12455||Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||9905||Change and set tooling||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Elective||9925||Perform general grinding operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||14|
|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.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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