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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Materials Preparer: Lump Ore)|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|99509||Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Materials Preparer: Lump Ore)|
|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||85||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 Materials Preparer: Lump Ore.
Lump Ore Materials Preparers operate, monitor and control a Mineral Processing plant to prepare materials for further beneficiation. They ensure the operational efficiency of the Lump Ore beneficiation process and the processing equipment through physical activities in the plant, and by using a computerised process control system.
A qualified learner will be able to:
The first stages of mineral beneficiation of the so-called "Lump Ore" products include processes of washing, screening, mechanical separation and related processes of preparing the various minerals for transportation to a secondary beneficiation process or, as in the case of coal, the sale of these minerals to end users. A large group of Process Controllers in the industry work in the plants that prepare the materials for further beneficiation or for sales to clients.
The Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Materials Preparation) caters for structured development of these Process Controllers. A pre-requisite for this Certificate is the Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Materials Handling).
Candidates who enter this qualification will be well versed in all the Occupational Health and Safety issues; they will have experience of working with process control equipment; and they would have been exposed to the operating dynamics of material handling equipment.
The learning in this specialised Occupational Certificate will enable them to become competent in working in those operations that prepare minerals during a stage-one process of mineral beneficiation. This includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of minerals such as Coal, Chrome and Manganese. These minerals are of strategic importance to South Africa. Coal is essential for our power generation industry and minerals such as Chrome and Manganese are key input minerals to the steel manufacturing industry. This area of the beneficiation process is very cost sensitive and there is a high premium on ensuring optimum quality and productivity. This Qualification will contribute towards the standardisation of the work done by these Process Controllers and it will create career opportunities where people can gain hands-on experience of working with these critical commodities. Progression from these occupations could lead to work in the Metallurgical field, progression into the production areas, and/or advancement to work in further downstream beneficiation occupations.
The Qualification is constructed according to the needs expressed by industry and it will provide portability and career opportunities for Process Controllers working in a number of strategically important mining sectors.
|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 Results or certifying a Work Experience Record.
RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant entry 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: 13.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of credits for Practical Skill Modules: 56.
This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 16.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Monitoring and controlling mineral preparation processes such as separation, de-watering and classification.
2. Interpret Lump Ore sample results.
3. Measure and monitor instrumentation on the Lump Ore plant, read and interpret the information and take appropriate corrective action.
4. Identify and deal with potential up-and down-stream implications and problems in a Lump Ore process.
|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:
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 Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (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 purpose of the international comparability exercise was to determine the extent to which similar qualifications exist within the international arena. Australia and Canada were used for this purpose.
Institution/Training Provider: Australian Department of Vocational Education.
Course/Programme/Qualification Title: Certificate in Resource Processing.
Description: This Qualification reflects the role of employees such as Production Operators in a mineral processing facility or a coal preparation and treatment plant, who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.
The qualification covers elements from this Occupational Qualification and all the associated specialisations linked to the suite of qualifications. The Australian Vocational Qualifications Authority uses a concept of streams or electives within one single qualification, contrary to the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework Model where we work with whole or part qualifications.
All the learning components in the Occupational Qualification are covered in the Australian Certificate; however, the Occupational Certificate covers the theory in more detail and also includes a work experience component.
The following additional elements in the Australian Certificate are not included in the South African Occupational Certificate:
Similar to the South African Qualification, the Australian Qualification contains learning components at both NQF Levels 3 and 4. However, the overall level of the Australian Qualification is at NQF Level 3. As stated previously, within the South African context the theoretical component is much stronger. This Occupational Certificate is also preceded by the Materials Handling Qualification which is pitched at NQF Level 4. The appropriate level of theory and applied knowledge as set out in this Qualification will facilitate the possibility of vertical articulation to Diploma and Degree qualifications in Metallurgy.
Programme Title: Mineral Processing Operator Certificate (MPOC).
Full Time, 16 Weeks.
Fort St James Campus.
Purpose: Train for work at a mine.
This 16-week entry level qualification addresses the need for trained Mineral Processing Operators, which covers the processing of ore extracted from the mine.
This qualification, based on the National Occupational Standard for the Mineral Processing Operator, was developed by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) as the basis for programme development and is supported by local industry.
The qualification provides recognised industry standards training and leads to "job ready" individuals or readiness to enter into further technical training.
The qualification offers a variety of certificate courses to give the learner a strong understanding and knowledge of safe work practices as they pertain to the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in BC and the mining industry.
The qualification also includes exposure to entry level positions in the mining industry through mine tours and field trips.
Qualification Topics include:
The qualification contains similar objectives and content to the Occupational Certificate: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controllers (Materials Preparation). The scope and duration of the qualification are similar to the knowledge component of the Occupational Certificate. The Occupational Certificate includes practical skills and work experience.
The Australian and Canadian Qualifications used in this comparison have certificate programmes that are comparable in terms of content and complexity to this Occupational Certificate. The Occupational Certificate contains strong elements of practical skills and work experience and meets the specific requirements of the South African mining environment. In terms of this specialisation, it is favourably comparable to the Australian and Canadian qualifications.
|Horizontal articulation is possible to the following mining-related qualifications:
Horizontal articulation is possible to the following qualifications currently being developed:
Vertical articulation is possible to the following qualification:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Qualifying for external assessment:
In order to qualify for the external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of Statements of Results and Work Experience Records, including the Foundational Learning Competence.
Additional legal or physical entry requirements:
Criteria for the accreditation of providers.
Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant Curriculum on the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) website.
The Curriculum title and code is: 313912002: Mineral Beneficiation Process Controller (Materials Preparer: Lump Ore).
This qualification encompasses the following trades as recorded on the NLRD:
There are no part qualifications.
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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