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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Occupational Certificate: Millwright|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|97585||Occupational Certificate: Millwright|
|Development Quality Partner - MERSETA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Engineering and Related Design|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||697||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 operate as a Millwright.
A Millwright installs, maintains, troubleshoots and repairs stationary industrial machinery in production and manufacturing environments.
A qualified learner will be able to:
A wide variety of industries, Sectors, Government departments and State-owned enterprises invest considerable amounts of money in industrial machinery, plant and equipment to process raw and other materials and resources. Process plants generally consist of electro-mechanical equipment, i.e. they combine both electrical and mechanical aspects. In addition, many such plants are managed by electronic controllers. This investment can only be justified if the plant and equipment operates to the optimum capacity and efficiency. Stoppages and breakdowns lead to undue increases in costs and must be kept to the minimum. Such industrial machinery, plant and equipment therefore require the provision of maintenance, repair and installation services.
This qualification will enable qualifying learners to acquire and be able to apply the broad range of knowledge and skills that they will need to ensure the efficient performance of industrial machinery. It also contributes to the national artisan development strategy.
|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.
Learners are required to have the following in order to be considered for admission:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of Credits for Knowledge Modules: 163.
Practical Skill Module:
Total number of Credits for Practical Skill Modules: 208.
This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
Total number of Credits for Work Experience Modules: 326.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Fit, adjust and maintain industrial machinery.
2. Diagnose, find and repair faults in industrial machinery.
3. Install, test and commission industrial machinery.
|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. The external assessment model requires that the external assessment will be conducted through a combination of written assessment and practical task at an accredited assessment centre. The written examination will be concluded at an accredited assessment 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 days for each type of material.
|In Canada, where millwrights are also known as "industrial mechanics", there is a repair and maintenance component in addition to installation and moving of equipment. Canadian millwrights "install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment in sites such as factories, production plants and recreational facilities. The Millwright qualification offered at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology equips learners with knowledge to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. Qualified learners will commonly work in industrial repair shops, industrial plants, production facilities, recreational establishments and natural resource industries.
In the USA the primary focus of the millwright is to: "install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites". Millwrights there are classified in the occupational group, "Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Maintenance Workers". The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Millwright offered at Maricopa Community Colleges is designed to equip learners with knowledge to safely handle both shop and field jobs, to lay out and erect industrial machinery, to operate welding equipment, and to design, install, turbines, optics, conveyor systems, solar installation, and operate systems inherent to the millwrighting trade.
The two qualifications cited above compare favourably with this qualification as they all seek to equip learners with knowledge to install, repair and maintain industrial machinery.
|Horizontal articulation in this learning pathway is possible to the qualifications for electro-mechanical trades such as:
Vertical articulation is possible to the following qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|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.