|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Occupational Certificate: Moulder|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|91785||Occupational Certificate: Moulder|
|Development Quality Partner - MERSETA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||364||Not Applicable||NQF Level 04||Regular-ELOAC|
|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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|66449||National Certificate: Foundry Operations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||126||Complete|
|66489||Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||128||Complete|
|66512||National Certificate: Foundry Operations||Level 2||NQF Level 02||121||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a moulder.
Moulders install, test, repair and operate moulding/core making machines, sand plant, equipment and system components for the purpose of creating a sand-moulded cavity (including cores where required) by hand or machine, into which metal is poured producing quality metal castings in foundries.
A qualified learner will be able to:
A shortage of Moulding skills and capacity within the industry was identified as one of the major gaps within the Foundry Industry and listed on the critical skills list of the MERSETA.
The range of typical learners that will enter this qualification are people who would like to gain access to employment opportunities in Moulding specifically working within a Foundry environment.
This qualification resides as one of several in the mechanical engineering and manufacturing environments and makes allowance for any feeder occupation within this context to gain access to the Moulder qualification. The Moulder qualification also makes provision for people to progress within this discipline to other aspects such as mould and core production and assembly processes and moulding and core making machine operations and processes.
The main benefits of this qualification are that the learner has an opportunity to be recognised as a qualified artisan with well-structured, relevant and current competencies and have access to skilled employment opportunities within the mechanical engineering and manufacturing environments.
Society will be served by qualified Moulders that not only undertake work with improved skills but are also contributing to the competitiveness of South Africa's manufacturing sector. The overall benefits for the economy would include efficient and effective Moulder competencies available to be utilised for economic growth purposes.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.
RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
NQF Level 3 qualification equivalent to N2 knowledge areas of Engineering Maths, Science and Engineering Drawing.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of Credits for Knowledge Modules: 90.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 149.
This qualification also requires the following compulsory Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 125.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. The ability to plan and prepare for the operations of a moulding/core making process.
2. The ability to produce moulds, produce and assemble cores, and close moulds.
3. The ability to set-up, operate, maintain and make adjustments to equipment used in a foundry moulding/core making environment.
4. The ability to solve moulding/core making operations and casting defect problems and adjust and maintain a moulding/core making process.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|The ability to plan and prepare for the operations of a moulding/core making process.
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:
An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the exit level outcomes and associated assessment criteria.
The external assessment model requires that the external assessment will be conducted through a combination of a written assessment and practical task at an accredited trade test centre. The written examination will be concluded at an accredited trade test centre and marked by registered assessors. Practical tasks will also be assessed by registered assessors. The combination of the written and practical assessment will be conducted over a period of two working days.
|The South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF) and the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) in conjunction with the Community of Expert Practitioners (CoP) and other industry stakeholders, including the Aluminium Federation of South Africa and the training institutions, notably the University of Johannesburg, decided to conduct a comparability review of this curriculum with the following three countries considered leaders in the field of metal casting technology and production.
According to the research conducted by Modern Castings in 2011, the United States of America, Germany and India, are in the four top casting producers in the world. They are also amongst the leading research countries in the field of metal casting and have developed innovative casting technologies in their respective countries. They are considered to be appropriate countries with which to compare our curriculum.
Germany and the USA provide specialisation areas within the curricula.
The analysis of the occupations provided evidence that there is a high level of commonalities between them. All occupations are regarded as trade/occupational qualifications and stipulate a set of national standards in all three countries. In Germany and India a nationally standardised trade test is conducted to award the qualifications. In the USA different standards apply in various states and no standardised approach to national summative assessment is followed.
Due to the fact that the principles of foundry processes and the occupational challenges they face are all very alike, similarity was found across all four countries (including South Africa) in:
The South African qualification is comparable to what is found in the chosen benchmark, in terms of what the qualification covers and the level of skills that have to be developed. It is, however, designed to meet the needs of the South African foundry industry as well as to meet the current transformational challenges in South Africa.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.|
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.|
|This Qualification replaces the following Qualifications:
This qualification covers the following recorded trades:
Qualifying for External Assessment:
In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience.
Foundational learning competence is a pre-requisite for the awarding of this qualification.
This qualification does not have any associated part qualifications.
|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.