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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Occupational Certificate: Goldsmith|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|94039||Occupational Certificate: Goldsmith|
|Development Quality Partner - MQA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Fabrication and Extraction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||575||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 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 prepare a learner to specialise in working with gold and other precious metals and non-metals in order to make and repair jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets and craft objects out of metals and non-metals.
A qualified learner will be able to:
The jewellery industry has identified the manufacturing of jewellery as a critical skill. The majority of commercial jewellery in South Africa is imported. Rapid technological development has necessitated the need for the manufacturing of high quality jewellery in South Africa thus bringing about a critical need in the industry to ensure existing craftsmen become more productive.
Currently there is a shortage of goldsmiths who can manufacture jewellery for the South African market. This qualification will produce more skilled goldsmiths who will be able to raise the standard in order to make the industry more competitive. This qualification will also increase the technical proficiency and size of the workforce who will be able to satisfy the local demands for manufactured jewellery without having to rely on imports.
The majority of the learners entering this qualification are likely to be school leavers or those working in the jewellery manufacturing industry as craftsmen.
Current jewellery manufacturing craftsmen in particular will benefit from the opportunities of assessment and subsequent recognition presented by RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
Qualifying learners will be appointed as apprentices under the guidance of a Goldsmith in a jewellery manufacturing environment. Therefore such learners will be able to find employment with ease as they will have the necessary knowledge and skills in the jewellery manufacturing processes and techniques.
This qualification integrates three registered qualifications across NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4 to meet the requirements of a single trade qualification.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for access to the integrated 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 results or certifying a work experience record.
RPL for entry requirements to access the qualification:
Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 118.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 202
This qualification also requires the following compulsory Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 255.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Conduct jewellery metal work (melting, rolling, measuring, marking, scoring, punching, piecing, drilling, forging, filing, soldering, papering, polishing, wire drawing).
2. Interpret jewellery designs (read design, specifications, and proportions and the basic planning of the manufacturing process, material reconciliation).
3. Manufacture a variety of complex jewellery items: rings, brooches, pendants and earrings (clusters and galleries must be included).
|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:
Integrated Formative Assessment:
The skills development provider will use the curriculum to guide them on the stipulated internal assessment criteria and weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. This formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated external summative assessment.
Integrated Summative Assessment:
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.
External summative assessments will be done over a minimum period of three days in the form of a trade test as prescribed under Section 26 D of the SDA and defined in the Trade test regulations .Learners will have to produce complex jewellery items (two or three jewellery items, depending on the complexity of the pieces, and the time per piece) in terms of an orthographic drawing with a design brief/specifications randomly selected from the identified list of trade test items.
The tasks will be assessed by three accredited assessors registered with National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB).
|Goldsmiths are metalworkers who specialise in working with gold and other precious metals to make and repair jewellery. They play a key function in the jewellery manufacturing industry, in many parts of the world.
This international comparability of similar occupational qualifications is based on the experience of developed industrial countries drawn from the following countries:
The research shows that the countries surveyed have a progressive series of learning in jewellery manufacturing with the following content:
This confirms that the SA occupational qualification is on par with international equivalents in terms of progression, structure and learning outcomes.
Integration with the work experience.
All the countries surveyed make provision for the integration of core learning with the world of work. This is made possible within the following range:
The survey confirms the commonality of the core areas of study. The differences relate to:
This qualification covers the core principles which is in line with international practices applicable in the jewellery manufacturing processes as found in the countries compared with.
|This qualification articulates with the following:
Horizontally with qualifications currently being developed:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|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 including Foundational Learning Competence or equivalent.
Additional Legal or Physical Environment:
Criteria for the Accreditation of Providers:
Accreditation of providers to provide this qualification will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.
The curriculum title and code is: Goldsmith 661301000.
Trades Encompassed by this Qualification:
This qualification does not encompass any of the trades recorded on the NLRD.
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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