|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49046||National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation|
|SGB Mining and Minerals|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Fabrication and Extraction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||Level 3||NQF Level 03||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|
|62769||National Certificate: Mineral Processing||Level 3||NQF Level 03||130||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|This qualification is aimed at persons who work or intend to work within a lump ore beneficiation plant and who seek recognition for essential skills in this area.
The key skills, knowledge and understanding reflected in this qualification are that of conducting the essential operations associated with efficient and safe operation of the lump ore beneficiation /metallurgical plant. This qualification is designed to be flexible and accessible and empowers the learner to acquire and demonstrate knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to work safely and effectively in a lump ore beneficiation plant.
It is intended that qualifying learners are able to:
Rationale for the qualification:
Lump Ore Beneficiation focuses on Dense Medium separation and jig concentration in the beneficiation of Coal, Heavy Minerals and Diamonds.
This is the second qualification in a learning pathway designed for learners in the mining and minerals sector who want to follow a career in Lump Ore Beneficiation in the areas of Dense Medium and Jig Concentration. The learning pathway commences with the National Certificate in Lump Ore Beneficiation: NQF level 2 and progresses to NQF level 4 for candidates learning and working in a Lump Ore Beneficiation plant. The qualification reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to function effectively within Lump Ore Beneficiation plant/metallurgical plant.
Lump Ore Beneficiation operations require a sound knowledge of materials transporting and handling, process control and separating materials associated with dense medium and jig concentration operations. The mining sector put emphasis on safety and healthy working environment within Lump Ore Beneficiation plant/metallurgical plant. Workers are appointed based on their technical knowledge, experience and potential supervisory ability.
This qualification will enhance the status, productivity and employability of the learner within the Mining and Minerals industry as well as contribute to the quality, production rate and growth. This allows for access, progression, portability and mobility within and between the different Mineral processing areas in the Mining and Minerals industry.
In the Mining and Minerals sector, employees are appointed on technical knowledge (operations), experience and potential supervisory ability. It is therefore assumed that learners attempting this qualification are competent in numeric and communication skills and/or technically competent on a specific aspect of metallurgical operations or related fabrication and extraction field.
The National Certificate in Lump Ore Beneficiation (L3) is designed to meet the needs of learners in the Mining and Minerals sector (or those who wish to enter the Mining and Minerals sector) who require technical expertise and essential knowledge needed to earn a formal qualification in mineral operations. The qualification facilitates access from previously disadvantaged groups and other learners to acquire the technical knowledge and skills that are required.
The qualification adds value to a learner, enriches the learner by giving the learner status, recognition, licensing and improves their marketability and employability. The qualification opens access to additional learning at NQF level 4 in Mineral processing or Metallurgy.
The National Certificate in Lump Ore Beneficiation: NQF Level 3 provides benefit to society and economy through enhanced citizenship, increasing social and economic productivity, providing specifically skilled people and transforming and redressing the legacies of inequity.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that candidates embarking on learning programmes towards this qualification are already competent in the following areas:
Recognition of Prior Learning
This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the criteria laid out in item 14 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.
All such evidence should be judged according to the general principles of assessment described in the note to assessors.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Credits and Rules of Combination
38 credits from the list specified
The unit standards in the core cover the main generic skills and knowledge required by people working in the mining and minerals workplace
A total of 46 credits (minimum) to be obtained for this qualification must be selected from either one oof the following streams: dense medium separation - coal or heavy minerals.
The balance of these 46 credits must be selected from annexure C.
Summary of credit composition
Motivation for allocation of credits
Due to the different process options employed in the Lump Ore Beneficiation plants, it is not possible to include the credits towards such processes in the common core and provision is therefore made in the electives for these.
A minimum of 120 credits is required to complete the qualification.
Motivation for the Level of the Qualification
More than 72 credits towards unit standards included in this qualification are at level 3
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate and solve problems in a variety of ways.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how to control a lump ore beneficiation process and an ability to meet safety, health and environmental specifications.
3. Separate materials in a lump ore beneficiation process.
4. Oversee a work unit to run lump ore beneficiation process.
5. Demonstrate a familiarity with a process operation to crush materials.
SAQA Critical cross-field outcomes-Equivalent Exit Level Outcome
Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical thinking have been made.-ELO 1,2,3 and 5
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community.-Exit Level Outcome 1 and 4
Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively-Exit Level Outcome 1,2 and 4
Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information.-Exit Level Outcome 1,2 and 3
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills-Exit Level Outcome 1 and 4
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others-Exit Level Outcome 1,2 and 3
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem contexts do not exist in isolation-Exit Level Outcome 1
Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, by making it an underlying intention of the programme of learning to make an individual aware of:-
Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively-Exit Level Outcome 1,2,3,4 and 5
participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities-Exit Level Outcome 1,2,3,4 and 5
being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of contexts-Exit Level Outcome 1,2,3,4 and 5
exploring education and career opportunities-Exit Level Outcome 1,2,3,4 and 5
Developing entrepreneurial opportunities-Exit Level Outcome 1,2,3,4 and 5
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:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Integrated assessment provides a requirement for learners to display an ability to integrate practical performance, actions, concepts and theory across unit standards to achieve competence in relation to the purpose of this qualification. For award of the qualification, a candidate must achieve each unit standard as per item 14 above.
The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to achieve all the exit level outcomes of this qualification.
Identifying and solving of problems, working in a team work, organising one-self, using applied science and implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflexive and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the manufacturing and maintenance field.
A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.
Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Unit standards in the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflexive competencies.
To qualify, a candidate must achieve the combination of unit standards defined for each exit level outcome as per the given rules of combination. The assessment criteria for each unit standard are defined within each unit standard. Integration of skills will be demonstrated through the achievement of the core decorating standards.
Assessment should be in accordance with the following general and specific principles:
The initial assessment activities should focus 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. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then the assessment can focus on each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Take special note of the need for integrated assessment.
Evidence must be gathered across the entire range specified in each unit standard, as applicable. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-players are used, there should be supporting evidence to prove that the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
All assessments should be conducted in accordance with the following universally accepted principles of assessment: use appropriate, fair manageable methods, that are integrated into real work or learning situations; judge evidence on the basis of its validity, currency, authenticity and sufficiency; ensure assessment processes are systematic, open and consistent.
|National Qualification sites on the Internet were explored in order to find qualifications related to Lump Ore Beneficiation.
Although coal beneficiation was mentioned on several countries, no record of a certificate could be found. In Australia no relevant qualification could be found.
In New Zealand only Gold and Alluvial Gold qualifications could be found. These qualifications have very little in common with Lump Ore Beneficiation because of both process and content differences.
|The qualification allows for both horizontal (persons with qualifications at the same or higher levels can pursue this qualification for career orientation) and vertical (persons completing this qualification can proceed to a relevant National Certificate: Mineral processing/Metallurgy NQF Level 4). The fundamental unit standards should give the learner access to any qualification at NQF level 4, subject to entry requirements of the individual provider offering such learning.|
|Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments:
Principles of assessment:
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 62769, which is "National Certificate: Mineral Processing", Level 3, 130 credits.
The unit standards provide the details of the ranges within which candidates are required to perform.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||12483||Perform basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||11069||Control medium density in a dense medium separation process||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||114951||Describe how to manage substance abuse and addiction in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||14798||Respond to hazardous conditions or emergencies||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||9576||Separate material by means of a dense medium cyclone||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||110424||Separate material by means of a dry high intensity magnetic separator||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||14986||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fire exposures in order to manage the potential fire risk||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||14993||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Mines Health and Safety Act, (Act 29 of 1996) and its application||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9010||Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8973||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||9562||Crush material by means of an impact-type crusher||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||11092||Load material into railway trucks by means of an automated loading station||Level 3||NQF Level 03||9|
|Elective||9574||Maintain belt conveyor components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||9575||Replace conveyor belting||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||9577||Separate material by means of a dense medium bath type separator||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||15293||Oversee a crushing and screening operation in a metallurgical plant||Level 4||NQF Level 04||24|
|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:|
|This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
|1.||COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE (PTY) LTD|
|2.||FOSKOR (PTY) LTD|