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

National Certificate: Batch Mixing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24253  National Certificate: Batch Mixing 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was CHIETA 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  120  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 0151/03  2003-12-03  2006-12-03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-12-03   2010-12-03  

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
58955  National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  120   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose of the Qualification
The purpose of this Qualification is to recognise competency in producing batches of material for further processing. The knowledge and skills learnt are applicable in glass manufacture, many chemical manufacturing and related operations. It also provides a basis for further learning in chemical related areas, which empowers the learner to develop a career.
By adding value in a process operation the learner contributes to the social, economic and strategic development of the local community and the nation at large.

Rationale of the Qualification
Batch mixing is the first step in the manufacture of glass. It is also integral to many similar chemical, metallurgical and other process related operations. This Qualification enables the learner to carry out important work in a large process. It also increases opportunities for employment within the glass manufacturing and similar industries and for advancement of careers through the National Certificate in Molten Glass Manufacturing at Level 3 or equivalent Qualifications. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Candidates embarking on learning towards this Qualification are expected to have an understanding of technology, safety and related issues at level before commencing with this Qualification.

When a learner is not yet competent in one or more areas, appropriate adjustments, i.e. "top up" level to the learning programme are required.


Recognition of Prior Learning

This Qualification can be achieved totally or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the criteria laid out above.
Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local Qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
N/A 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1. Describe and apply appropriate technology when mixing batches of (raw) materials prior to melting.
2. Operate equipment.
3. Mix batches of material.

Critical cross-field outcomes
This Qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes.
a) Identifying and solving problems which show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made that result in correctly mixed materials are available for melting/further processing in accordance with instructions in the context of executing work

b) Working effectively with others as a member of the process operating team, organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively thereby ensuring that the requirements of the down stream melting operation are met in accordance with instructions

c) Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information thereby ensuring that the mixing plant delivers the required material and equipment failure is minimised

d) Communicating effectively using the site-specific practice ensures efficiency within the batch melting operation, and enables efficient learning to take place.

e) Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others thereby ensuring that batch mixing proceeds in accordance with instructions and industry best practice whilst empowering the individual to undertake more advanced learning and increased responsibility.

f) Demonstrating an understanding of glass manufacture as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. This learning is also applicable beyond the glass industry.

Learning programmes directed towards this Qualification will also contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making individuals aware of the importance of:
i. reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively in that the learner is required to be proactive in the work place based learning process.

ii. participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities through the application of their increased knowledge and skill beyond their immediate workplace.

iii. being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts is critical within and beyond the process plant where a systems operator must interact with people from different backgrounds who have varied beliefs and values.

iv. exploring education and career opportunities; and developing entrepreneurial opportunities is expected of people who are challenged in the learning process to reflect on the consequences and impact of their work and the opportunities identified from this thinking process. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1.1 Appropriate technology is applied when mixing batches
1.2 Communications and mathematics are used in batch mixing activities.

2.1 Different types of equipment used in batch mixing are operated according to standard operating procedures (instructions) in a process
2.2 Legal and site specific health safety and environmental requirements are complied with when operating equipment
2.3 Correct actions are taken in abnormal, hazardous and emergency situations.

3.1 Material is weighed
3.2 Material is mixed
3.4 Batches of material are mixed using a batch mixing plant
3.5 Relevant quality assurance activities are conducted
3.6 Batches of material are handled


Integrated Assessment

The applied competence practical, foundational and reflexive competencies of this Qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to operate equipment in a batch-mixing environment, maintain quality control practices and demonstrate knowledge of batch mixing technology.

Appropriate methods and tools must be used to assess practical, foundational and reflexive competence of the learner in all the exit level outcomes listed above, as well as to determine a learner's ability to solve problems, work in a team, organize him/herself, use applied science, and understand the implications of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems. Such an assessment process will determine development of the whole person, and the integration of applied knowledge and skills.

Assessors should develop, conduct, and ensure integration of, assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods against the Unit Standards that make up the Qualification. Combinations of applied, foundational and reflective competencies, including critical cross-field outcomes, should be assessed wherever possible.

Moderators should ensure that assessment is valid, consistent and integrated into work or learning, and that there is sufficient and authenticated evidence of learner competence against the whole Qualification.

Assessment must include production of batches of material over a period of time that demonstrated consistent conformance to instruction in a production environment including changes of recipes and or rates of production. Practical assessment of abnormal and emergency actions can be carried out in a simulated environment when this is not practical in the production environment. Knowledge is to be assessed in a manner appropriate to the learner and the site where learning takes place. 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
International Comparability

This Qualification and the component Unit Standards have been compared with similar Qualifications from the following countries:
  • United Kingdom - This Qualification is comparable in level of knowledge and skill with NVQ Glass Manufacturing Qualifications Q 1052035 but has more specific focus as it addresses batch mixing specifically.
  • New Zealand - The fundamental and generic manufacturing components are substantially equivalent indicating comparable level but the standards do not address the detail of batch mixing. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    As preparation of batches is a step in a number of chemical and chemically related processes, a person with the knowledge and skill described in this Qualification will be able to seek employment in other sub-sectors of the chemical industry and in related activities.

    Progression starts with introduction to the chemical processing or manufacturing environment that leads to this Qualification. Progression from this certificate is facilitated in that this Qualification is intended to lead the learner into molten glass manufacturing at level 3. Further, the fundamental and core learning is applicable to further learning in chemical processing and process operation and related engineering. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Assessment and Moderation

    Providers offering learning towards achievement of any of the Unit Standards that make up this Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA
    The criteria for accreditation are stated in the SAQA ETQA Regulations.

    Assessment must be carried out by an assessor who is:
  • A subject matter expert.
  • Registered by the relevant ETQA or a provider accredited by the relevant ETQA after achieving competency against the assessor Unit Standards.
  • Registered as a constituent assessor by the relevant ETQA.
  • Administered, advised and coached by a Constituent Moderator

    Moderation of assessment will be conducted by a moderator who is:
  • A subject field expert
  • Registered as a Moderator by the relevant ETQA or a provider accredited by the relevant ETQA after achieving competence against the Moderator Unit Standards
  • Registered as a constituent Moderator by the relevant ETQA.
    Moderation will be carried out in accordance with the mechanisms specified by the relevant ETQA.

    Alternative criteria, which may be or become appropriate, will be acceptable provided that these are agreed to in writing by the relevant ETQA prior to commencement of the moderation process and that they comply with the ETQA regulations (RSA, 1998b) and in Criteria and Guidelines: ETQAs (SAQA, 1999).

    Particular accreditation requirements related to this Qualification are:
  • Adequate exposure in an appropriate batch mixing workplace to ensure that the assessment criteria of the Unit Standards are met under typical operating conditions.
  • That integrative assessment of related standards is carried out. This is of particular importance when assessing the standards relating to the operation of equipment.
  • Providers offering learning towards achievement of any of the Unit Standards that make up this Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Verification of Moderation

    Verification of moderation must be conducted in accordance with the requirements specified by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 58955, which is the National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing, Level 2, 120 credits.

    Notes for Assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments:
  • Focus the initial assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcomes expressed in the titles of the Unit Standards to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. The aim is to declare the person competent in terms of the Qualification purpose. Where assessment across titles or at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Take special note of the need for integrated assessment.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  14782  Apply process chemistry and related technology in the chemical industry  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  8766  Mix or blend food raw materials for processing using automated equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  110012  Operate Equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  14775  Transfer materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  110007  Weigh raw materials for product manufacture in a chemical manufacturing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14774  Prepare batches of material using an integrated batch mixing plant  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20 
    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  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  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 
    Elective  9357  Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14784  Apply sampling theory and practice in the chemical industry  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110300  Clean inspect and lubricate a production machine, and repair minor faults  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9324  Communicate with fellow workers and supervisors  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110016  Hand over responsibility for a manufacturing operation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110011  Handle and use chemicals safely in a manufacturing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9599  Lift and move material and equipment by means of a forklift  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110018  Organize and maintain work station in a continuous improvement environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110022  Receive and store hazardous chemicals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110299  Transfer bulk solids  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7786  Operate a Computer  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8038  Operating lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    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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