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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49746||National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation|
|SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|EWSETA - Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|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||121||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of the qualification is to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities and skills for further learning towards becoming a professional practising engineer in Measurement, Control and Implementation of engineering equipment.
Qualifying learners will gain competencies that will promote expertise in this sub field by being able to:
The National Certificate in Measurement, Control and Implementation is designed to contribute to developing Engineering and related design competence in terms of Measurement, Control and Implementation equipment with particular application to the flow, temperature, level and pressure field instrumentation.
This is the fourth qualification in a series designed for learners who want to follow a career in Measurement, Control and Instrumentation. The series outlines a learning progression from NQF level 2 to NQF level 5 for learners learning and working in the field of measurement, control and instrumentation. It reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively in this field, whether in small, medium or large operations.
This learning pathway recognizes the skills, knowledge and values relevant to a workplace. It is designed for learners who:
For the new entrant, this qualification recognises the applied competence needed by a productive person in a measurement, control and instrumentation environment.
The qualification also forms the basis for further development to the National Diploma in Measurement, Control and Instrumentation.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|This qualification assumes that the candidate has an FETC in Measurement Control and Instrumentation.Or The candidate must prove competence in terms of the NQF Level 4 qualification and learning in preparation for this qualification should include the aspects of:
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 and guidance should be 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.
Care should be taken that the process used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not too demanding as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining the qualification.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
Learners should complete a minimum of 121 credits to obtain the qualification.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Fault find and repair specialized sensing devices.
2. Install and maintain a process control system.
3. Apply Measurement principles and related applications.
4. Apply management principles to a business environment.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts.
Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance, and 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:
In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
It is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of 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 associated with the tube and pipe manufacturing process.
|This series of qualifications (NQF level 2 - 5) was compared to:
Further findings on comparison:
A broad comparison can, however, be made and is summarised in the following table:
> Level 5 90
> Level 3 195
> Level 4 167
> Level 5 136
In summary, there are considerable similarities in the technical competence required but the approach of the South African series of qualifications looks at whole-person development in not only technological, but also in team- and business-related skills and makes explicit assumptions related to level of schooling and life skills.
|This series of qualifications can articulate directly to learning programmes and qualifications in the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation field. The qualification articulates horizontally with the National Certificate in Metrology: NQF Level 5. It also opens the possibility for further learning in the sub-field of Engineering and related design to the National Diploma in Measurement, Control and Instrumentation.|
|Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
The relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body will oversee assessment and moderation of assessment, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the Unit Standard.
Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard 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 be in possession of:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||119805||Apply diagnostic techniques to a process control system||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Core||119811||Demonstrate an understanding of the Integrity of Measurement and Control Philosophy of a process||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||119809||Design and apply modifications to existing process control systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Core||119812||Install, configure, test and analyze process communication systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Core||119803||Integrate a Process Control System||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Core||10148||Supervise a project team of a business project to deliver project objectives||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||14|
|Core||119806||Understand electromagnetic and particle radiation principles and applications||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Fundamental||119808||Apply engineering mathematics in the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Fundamental||12433||Use communication techniques effectively||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||119255||Apply the ISO document "guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement" to estimate uncertainty of measurement||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||114049||Demonstrate an understanding of Computer Database Management Systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||7|
|Elective||119804||Demonstrate an understanding of Custody Transfer||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||119807||Fault find and repair Electromagnetic and Particle Radiation Sensing Devices||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||119810||Fault find and repair Specialised sensing devices||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||15225||Identify and interpret related legislation and its impact on the team, department or division and ensure compliance||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||15220||Set, monitor and measure the achievement of goals and objectives for a team, department or division within an organisation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||7880||Prepare, implement, manage and control budgets||Level 6||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6||10|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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