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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Occupational Certificate: Armature Winder (Heavy Coil Winder)|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|99254||Occupational Certificate: Armature Winder (Heavy Coil Winder)|
|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||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||540||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 Heavy Coil Winder.
A Heavy Coil Winder prepares the windings that are used in small to very large transformers that can generate millions of volts of electrical energy. The very large transformers can weigh anything up to 300+ tons and the actual task of preparing the windings can take up to six months for a single large transformer. A Heavy Coil Winder prepares for and produces four different types of windings, namely:
Heavy Coil Winders manufacture or wind heavy coils for small to very large transformers, the latter are used in power generation. While there are not many companies that manufacture windings for small and large transformers, they play a very significant role in the energy environment.
Heavy coil winding is distinguished from armature winding in a major way, that being the scale of the operation and the sizes of wound coils that eventually emerge. The large coils are used by massive transformers that weigh in excess of 300 tons.
The coils are wound in four specific configurations, using machines and equipment by highly skilled Winders. It is also a job with high responsibility as poorly wound coils can cause transformers to be seriously damaged.
Heavy Coil Winders receive training at their places of work; but the extent of this training cannot be measured in terms of complexity and remains unaccredited. This qualification will have far-reaching implications to those who are in the trade.
Typical learners are school leavers, Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college graduates and workers who have been employed in the Electro-Mechanical Industry. Once fully qualified, learners are able to wind coils in the four different configurations, depending to a large extent on the nature of the employer's business and the size of the company.
The work of Heavy Coil Winders is critical to the economy because of the fundamental role that transformers play in electrical energy and power generation.
|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.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill and Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Knowledge Modules: 108.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 108.
This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 324.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Prepare for regulator or tapping winding.
2. Produce regulator or tapping winding to specifications, and lift and transport winding.
3. Prepare for screw or helical winding.
4. Produce screw or helical winding to specifications, and lift and transport winding.
5. Prepare for continuous disc or disc ordinary winding.
6. Produce operational continuous disc or disc ordinary winding to specifications, and lift and transport winding.
7. Produce disc interleaf or stabilised interleaf disc winding to specifications, and lift and transport winding.
|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:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 7:
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 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.
|Qualifications and training in the following countries were investigated:
In Canada the Heavy Coil Winder occupation is listed in the Government of Canada Website, under the title: 9525 Assemblers, Fabricators and Inspectors, industrial electrical motors and transformers.
This unit group includes workers who assemble, fabricate, fit, wire and inspect heavy-duty industrial electrical equipment. They are employed by manufacturers of industrial electric motors, transformers, control equipment, railway locomotives, transit vehicles and other heavy electrical equipment.
Among the job titles related to this work category and to the training offered are the following: coil winder, transformer and transformer winder. Among the main duties for this category are the following:
The training offered to this category of worker in Canada is similar in content to that in this Occupational Certificate: Armature Winder (Heavy Coil Winder).
In Australia, Heavy Coil Winding is a specialisation of the Electrician qualification. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 341111, describes the job as follows: Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems.
Some of the tasks are:
The training offered to this Australian qualification is similar in content to that in this Occupational Certificate: Armature Winder (Heavy Coil Winder).
In the United States (US) classification, Heavy Coil Winders are grouped with Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers, who wind wire coils used in electrical components, such as resistors and transformers, and in electrical equipment and instruments, such as field cores, bobbins, armature cores, electrical motors, generators, and control equipment.
They perform the following tasks:
All these tasks are reflected in the learning in the Occupational Certificate: Heavy Coil Winder. This in turn is similar to that in the Occupational Certificate: Armature Winder (Heavy Coil Winder).
The South African qualification compares favourably with similar international standards and best practicesin respect of the complexity, similarity, and differences.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
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