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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58275||Further Education and Training Certificate: Lift Installation and Maintenance|
|SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|MERSETA - Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Engineering and Related Design|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||147||Level 4||NQF Level 04||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 this qualification is to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and values to operate effectively within the lift and escalator installation and maintenance industry. Learners achieving this qualification will be able to:
If the relevant elective is chosen, the learner will also be equipped to maintain escalators.
Qualifying learners will be able to relate what they see and experience to scientific and technological principles and concepts. They will also understand how they should operate within the legislation, regulations, agreements and policies which govern their workplace.
The core technical skills and knowledge described in this qualification relate to lifts; a learner may also elect to include technical skills and knowledge related to the maintenance of escalators.
This qualification also forms the basis for further learning in accordance with the individual's chosen career path. This could include attaining qualifications such as:
This qualification will contribute to social upliftment and development by allowing employees who previously did not qualify to become apprentices to gain recognition for their skills and knowledge through the recognition of prior learning. This qualification will also contribute to broad-based black economic empowerment initiatives, especially by the opportunities it affords for small business initiatives.
This is the last in a series of three related qualifications for the installation and maintenance of lifts and escalators which together replace a legacy qualification for the trade of lift mechanic.
These qualifications provide a developmental pathway for the full range of lift and escalator installation and maintenance activities. In terms of statutory requirements, only a competent person may maintain or install elevators and escalators. Learners who achieve this qualification and who acquire the specified work experience will be able to attain the status of competent person.
Qualifying learners would typically maintain the operating conditions of lifts and escalators, diagnose and respond to faults and safely install new components and equipment. They would perform a range of tasks autonomously in association with a competent person (until attaining this status themselves). This role represents a recognised position in the organisation.
This qualification series begins with the National Certificate in Lift Installation and Maintenance: NQF Level 2. Typical learners would already have achieved the National Certificate in Lift Installation and Maintenance: NQF Level 3.
Further career development alternatives after NQF Level 4 would be based on choices relating to the learner's aspirations. Options include:
This qualification recognises skills, knowledge and values relevant to a workplace and requires workplace experience. It is designed for learners who engage actively in installation and maintenance activities. It is suitable for learners who:
The outcomes of this qualification combine skills and knowledge in the technical, inter-personal and business spheres. Qualifying learners will be able to perform the operational aspects of the work, function within a team context and contribute to value-adding processes within the organisation.
This qualification leads to an occupation which benefits society and the economy. It will contribute to the development of skilled employees and thus to ensuring safety and efficiency in the operation of lifts and escalators. It also emphasises the learner's role in conserving resources, in behaving responsibly towards the environment in general, and in observing all legal requirements. It will also assist the industry to meet equity targets and will contribute to the establishment of small and medium sized enterprises.
This qualification will help achieve the objectives of the National Qualifications Framework as it will contribute to the full development of the learner and provide recognition for skills and knowledge achieved, thereby forming the basis for further advancement in the occupation. It will also provide a basis for further mobility and transportability across other sectors of the economy as it recognises skills and knowledge that are applicable to various other sectors.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|The following competencies are assumed for a learner embarking on this qualification:
In addition, learners are assumed to have the following skills and the relevant experience at NQF Level 3 in the context of the lift and escalator installation and maintenance industry:
These skills and the relevant work experience form the basis for determining the credit allocation in this qualification. If a learner does not have such experience, the learning time will be increased. The allocation of credits is also based on the assumption that the learner will be working towards this qualification as part of a learning programme which integrates the unit standards.
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 should be provided to assist the learner in the process of developing a portfolio. The guidelines for integrated assessment should be used to develop the RPL assessment process. As with integrated assessment, 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.
Access to the qualification:
There is open access to this qualification. A workplace is, however, a prerequisite to obtaining the relevant work experience and evidence required for the assessment of the Exit Level Outcomes.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 147 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Perform activities associated with the installation of lift systems.
2. Ensure the correct operation of lift components.
3. Communicate information and maintain records and documentation.
4. Coordinate activities of a team.
> Range: Activities will be performed under supervision of a competent person.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
> Range: This will include systems such as relay logic, digital and micro process systems.
> Range: Governors, ropes, safety gear, car and landing doors, electrical safety circuits, final limits.
The integrated assessment should be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will specify how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
Assessment of competence for this qualification is based on experience acquired by the learner in the workplace, within the particular context. The assessment process should cover the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the underlying concepts and principles. The assessment process should also establish how the learning process has advanced the Critical Cross-field Outcomes.
The learner may choose in which language he/she 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 presented if pertinent to any of the Exit Level Outcomes.
Assessors should also evaluate evidence that the learner has been, and is, able to perform consistently over a period of time.
South Africa has had a long-standing apprenticeship for the lift mechanic occupation, and is one of only a few countries in the world where this occupation is accorded the status of a registered trade. Local experts responsible for the training of apprentices assert that this trade qualification has been regarded by their international counterparts as best practice. South African companies provide training in African countries such as Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia, in accordance with South African standards. South African companies also provided training in a range of other countries, including the Middle East, India and Australia.
Internationally, the lift and escalator installation, maintenance and repair industry is characterised by large multinational companies which extend their influence across the world. The quality and scope of training is thus determined by international standards for safety and quality in addition to specific product or company issues and localised statutory requirements.
Many countries, for example European countries, do not have national qualifications for lift installation and maintenance. Instead, the industry recruits people who have already qualified in related fields and then provides them with in-house training specifically for lifts and escalators. In many countries where lift- and escalator-specific training is provided, for example in Canada and the United States of America, the full range of learning is not necessarily engaged with in order to qualify, as practitioners usually specialize in installation, maintenance, or repair work.
The United Kingdom provides an example of combining the top-up approach with comprehensive lift- or escalator-specific training starting at the entry level. Typically, people with apprentice- or technician-level qualifications in the fields of mechanical, electrical, electronic or operations and maintenance engineering undergo on-the-job training leading to a range of work-based awards specifically for the lift and escalator industry. Such training may be company-specific, or it may lead to National Vocational Qualifications such as the Installation and Commissioning NVQ, Level 3, which has pathways for equipment installation, commissioning, traction lift installation, hydraulic lift installation and escalator installation and commissioning. There are also Level 3 National Vocational Qualifications for service and repair of lifts and escalators. Courses and qualifications in this field can also lead to Higher National Certificates and Diplomas and engineering degrees.
Australia has been selected for detailed comparison for two reasons: it has a national system of training and national qualifications for lift installation and maintenance, and conditions in the industry are similar to those in South Africa.
The Australian qualifications (Certificates II, III and IV) correspond to the apprenticeship system, with a further level, the Diploma, which recognises skills equivalent to those of the commissioning engineer.
The qualifications are based on a clustering of unit of competence, covering a combination of compulsory core and elective units to allow flexibility in meeting training needs of enterprises and individuals. Learning may comprise a wide range of learning methods and programmes, provided that an integration of theoretical learning and workplace experience is achieved. Assessment is workplace based and includes the use of portfolios of evidence.
The Certificate IV in Lift Systems (Electrical) and the Diploma of Lift Systems (Technician) are together relevant for comparison with NQF Level 4. People gaining the Certificate IV in Lift Systems are able to carry out advanced diagnostics on lifts, escalators and moving walks as well as maintaining operating conditions of that equipment. The learning time is 400 nominal hours.
The Core Units of Competence are as follows:
The Elective Units of Competence are as follows:
People gaining the Diploma of Lift Systems are able to commission and vary the operating conditions of lifts, escalators and moving walks. The learning time is 280 nominal hours.
The competencies are as follows:
The South African qualification includes elements of these competencies, where the scope is restricted and commissioning and modification is undertaken in association with a competent person.
The South African qualifications are thus very similar to the Australian qualifications in terms of purpose and content.
The South African qualifications follow a system of training for lift maintenance and installation practitioners very similar to that of Australia. The South African qualifications are broadly comparable with the Australian national qualifications in content and scope. Both sets of qualifications require an integration of theoretical learning and workplace experience, and they share a common approach to assessment. The Australian version does not specify fundamental learning or organisational competencies.
This series of qualifications has been structured to meet local practices. In South Africa, qualified practitioners in this field are expected to be equipped with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge required to both install and maintain lifts, so the qualifications have been designed to meet this need. This contrasts with the situation in many other countries where people are recruited from related trades and then given industry-specific training. It also contrasts with conditions in countries where union resistance to multi-skilling restricts the breadth of training.
The qualifications being submitted include the contents of the long-standing and internationally well-regarded trade qualification and have been extended to align with NQF requirements. The well-established base of expertise and experience that has been built up in South Africa to develop the skills required for lift and escalator maintenance and installation is now being reflected in these qualifications.
> berufenet.arbeitsagentur.de/ bnet2/K/B2710101alternat_t.html
> National Training Information Service www.ntis.gov.au/
> ElectroComms and EnergyUtilities Industry Skills Council www.ee-oz.com.au
> Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) www.anta.gov.au/
> Department of Science, Education and Training (DEST) www.dest.gov.au/
|This qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context within the lift and escalator installation and maintenance field to another. They would have to acquire the specific knowledge related to the new context and adjust their skills and values accordingly.
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. Holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL and placement in learning programmes.
This qualification articulates vertically with the National Certificate: Lift Inspection NQF Level 5 and the National Certificate: Management NQF level 5 (NLRD 24493).
This qualification articulates horizontally with other engineering qualifications at this level such as the FETC: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting NQF Level 4 (NLRD 23275) and with the FETC: Management NQF Level 4 (23656).
|Moderators for the qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate ETQA.
To assure the quality of the assessment process, the moderation should cover the following:
Moderators should be qualified assessors in their own right.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
1. Appropriate NQF Level 5 technical qualification with a minimum of 5 years' post qualification experience of lift and escalator installation and maintenance. The subject matter expertise of the assessor can also be established by recognition of prior learning.
2. Be active in the industry and be familiar with the particular types of lifts and escalators in which the learner has contextualised his/her skills and knowledge.
3. Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices.
4. Good interpersonal skills and ability to balance the conflicting requirements of:
5. Registration as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
6. Any other criteria required by a relevant ETQA.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|Terms used in this qualification are defined as follows in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, (Act no.85 of 1993):
This qualification uses the term 'lift' in order to maintain coherence with other South African qualifications and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993). The term 'lift' as used in this qualification is interchangeable with the term 'elevator'.
Where this qualification refers to 'escalator', this includes 'passenger conveyors and moving walkways' which refers to equipment which transports persons from one point to another either horizontally or at an inclined angle.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||243763||Commission lift equipment within scope of competence||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Core||243759||Diagnose and respond to lift system faults||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Core||13325||Maintain gearboxes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||243758||Prepare and install templates and plumblines||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||119257||Produce and maintain work activity reports||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||13781||Release entrapped passengers from immobile lift||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||116380||Supervise workers at levels 2 and 3||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||243767||Test and maintain motors and generators within the lift and escalator industry||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119466||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|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||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|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||12153||Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||243778||Perform routine maintenance on lift equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||18|
|Elective||13321||Maintain fluid power / pneumatic systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Elective||114589||Manage time productively||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||119246||Inspect and test escalator and passenger conveyor equipment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Elective||119268||Inspect and test lift machine room equipment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Elective||119270||Inspect and test lift pit equipment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||119269||Inspect and test lift well equipment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.||Nqoba Lift Consultants T/A Nqoba Training (ORMONDE) (TP)|
|2.||OTIS (PTY) LTD (Wadeville)(TP)|