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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|78863||National Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building|
|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|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||136||Level 3||NQF Level 03||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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|50543||National Certificate: Small Craft Construction||Level 3||NQF Level 03||122|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is, to prepare qualifying learners for a career in boatbuilding, to provide an opportunity for people currently employed in the industry to achieve formal recognition for their accumulated knowledge and skills and to enable them to develop a structured career path, as well as to facilitate the economic growth and development of the South African boatbuilding industry.
Qualifying learners will have developed core boatbuilding skills, knowledge and understanding, which include:
Learners acquiring this qualification will have an improved understanding of their role, and acquire the applied competencies to consistently and effectively execute their duties by contributing to the manufacturing process, and adhering to quality and safety requirements.
This qualification reflects the need and demand within the small craft construction sector for skilled employees. Successful learners will be able to manufacture world-class products, improve professionalism and enhance the general quality of service delivery in the industry, thereby contributing positively to investor confidence and the international competitiveness of the South African small craft construction sector.
The boat building industry is a complex and specialized sector supplying a vast range of quality boats to customers. The emergence of South Africa as a cost effective supplier to international markets has created a demand for people with the skills to build yachts and boats as well as function within the support processes of a building process. These processes include but not limited to: boat design and construction techniques, installation and maintenance of marine systems, manufacture and installation of marine joinery components, construct and repair composite marine components and understand marine inboard engines.
This is the second in a series of qualifications in yacht and boat building starting at NQF Level 2 and progressing to NQF Level 4. This series of qualifications will enable learners to:
This learning pathway addresses the full skills requirements of the boatbuilding sector and will prepare qualifying learners for the broad range of activities that must be undertaken by the competent boat builder, whilst at the same time providing a sound base for further learning.
People working in the yacht and boat building sector require validation of their skills and experience through access to formal qualifications and standards. The qualification affirms the experiences of boat builders through the recognition of prior learning, credit accumulation and achievement of competencies. It also provides learners with opportunities for professional development and career advancement within the broader manufacturing environment.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
The structure of this unit standards-based qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the Recognition of Prior Learning option towards gaining a qualification.
If the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification the appropriate credits should be assigned to the learner. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment as mentioned above.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
Access to the Qualification:
There is open for learners whose mobility on a boat will not be restricted due to any disabilities. It is preferable that learners first complete the National Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building, NQF Level 2 before accessing this qualification.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification is made up of Fundamental, Core, and Elective unit standards and a minimum of 136credits are required to complete the Qualification.
In this Qualification the credits are allocated as follows:
The Fundamental Component:
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit standards to the value of 20 credits in Communication in a South African language at Level 2 and Unit standards in Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 to the value of 16 credits. All the Fundamental unit standards are compulsory.
The Core Component:
Yacht and Boat Building, can be differentiated from most other trades by the extremely wide range of core competencies that are required by the technically competent practitioner. A high level of skill and understanding are necessary in activities as diverse as joinery, metalwork, fibreglass fabrication, and electrical, mechanical and plumbing installation for the professional boatbuilder.
This Core component covers competencies related to boat building practices, health, safety and environmental issues, tools and equipment, manufacturing processes and materials. The unit standards provide the knowledge, values and skills that all learners require in order to engage in boat building practices.
All the Unit standards to the value of 85 credits in the Core Component are compulsory.
Learners are to choose elective unit standards to the value of at least 15 credits to complete the qualification.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|Qualifying learners are able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of lines drawing standards and techniques.
2. Understand the safe operation and maintenance of the full range of woodworking tools and machinery commonly encountered in boatbuilding applications and use them accordingly.
3. Install the main on-board systems relevant to boatbuilding and identify their major components.
4. Understand the properties of resin, reinforcement and core materials, and use them in the construction and repair of composite components.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
Identify and solve problems:
Work effectively with others in teams:
Organise oneself effectively:
Collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information:
Communicate well orally or in writing:
Use science and technology responsibly:
Understand that the world is a set of related systems:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome: 1
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome: 2
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome: 3
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome: 4
|This qualification was compared with training offered in countries that are acknowledged leaders in the small boat-building industry; countries whose industry supplies small craft to others. These countries are:
United States of America:
The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) have a well developed professional certification process for the majority of core boatbuilding skills. This qualification focuses on the same core knowledge and skills, and the successful student should be well prepared for ABYC certification.
Malaysia is an emerging boat building country. To date they have not developed a formal national qualification. They have however identified future training objectives and are in the process of developing learning programmes for fibreglass boats.
The boating industry in Turkey is well developed. A technical high school, Kurucasile, on the Black Sea Coast of Turkey, is devoted to boat building only. This school, in addition to modern techniques, teaches its students, elements and principles of traditional craftsmanship. All the schools and academic institutions, issue diplomas to students who have attended the necessary courses and fulfilled all conditions, including tests and exams. In addition, people attending and successfully finishing the training courses held at various places, such as large yards, and other institutions, are given certificates declaring that the holder has completed a certain program. All these diplomas and certificates are valid nationwide. Diplomas issued by large universities (such as the naval architect diplomas issued by most technical universities) are internationally recognized.
Australia has a well-established boat-building industry supported by well-defined units of study to be applied by training providers. Their learning programs in boat building do not seem to follow levels of complexity but rather that of completeness. It is very difficult to compare the South African individual boat building qualifications with those in Australia. However, it seems that once South African learners had completed the Further Education and Training Certificate in Boat Building, they will be adequately equipped to compete with their Australian counterparts.
The New Zealand authorities compiled a range of national certificates that can be applied in the boat building industry. Most of these certificates are at level 4 with the exception of one that is registered at level 3. In general the contents of the South African boat building qualifications compares well with the New Zealand boat building qualifications.
The United Kingdom is renowned for their boat building expertise and similarly displays a well-thought-out capability to train towards that expertise. The UK has several national registered qualifications, however, it does seem as though many training providers still present their own traditional learning programs based on years of experience and specific community needs. It is thought that the South African boat building qualifications are much more comprehensive.
Africa in General:
Although many countries in Africa have displayed across the continent the capability to build boats of many shapes and sizes it still lacks the capability to build modern boats. No evidence was found of any boat building training being presented in sub-Saharan Africa. The South African qualifications could help to fill that gap on the continent by making these qualifications available to all those countries that might show an interest in these qualifications.
|This Qualification articulates with the following proposed and registered Qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 50543, "National Certificate: Small Craft Construction", Level 3, 122 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||376541||Apply a range of boat design and construction techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Core||376560||Construct and repair composite marine components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Core||376542||Install and maintain a range of marine systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||25|
|Core||376544||Manufacture and install marine joinery components||Level 3||NQF Level 03||30|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed 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||119457||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||119467||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||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||376543||Demonstrate an understanding of inboard engine systems and maintenance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Elective||10783||Join of aluminium by means of arc welding||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||116714||Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||117877||Perform one-to-one training on the job||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||116720||Show understanding of diversity in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced 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.