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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Occupational Certificate: Draughtsperson (Piping Draught Person)|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|99575||Occupational Certificate: Draughtsperson (Piping Draught Person)|
|Development Quality Partner - African Academy|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|-||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Physical Planning, Design and Management|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||234||Not Applicable||NQF Level 05||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 Piping Draughtsperson.
A qualified learner will be able to:
The Occupational Certificate: Draughtsperson (Piping Draught Person is designed to provide learners with informed understanding of draught piping. A Piping Draughtsperson produces a range of piping drawings for the engineering and related construction industry. Piping Draughting is a specialised activity involving considerable theory and use of hand skills. Piping Draughtspersons work for and are in demand in a variety of sectors like engineering, construction, process plants for Food and the Petro-Chemical industry.
Typical learners are school-leavers, Technical Vocational Education and Training College graduates and persons who have been employed in the Draughting, Engineering, Construction or Petro-Chemical industries. Some learners may have had prior experience of or exposure to other trades. Once qualified, they may be all-rounders or may specialise in one or other types of draughting.
The qualification contains components of the Draughting field, but is primarily concerned with Piping Draughting activity. It thus sits apart and does not fit into any qualification pathway. Nor are there directly related further qualifications in this field.
The work of a Piping Draughts Person is important to the economy and the provision of services and products, since Piping Draughting is a fundamental element of most process plants for fuel, products and food production.
Learners will receive a high standard of training and education that is occupationally aligned. Once qualified, learners will be able to further their education and be able to obtain access to industry-related piping draughting, Engineering and Construction programmes. Employers in the Piping Draughting industry will gain access to suitably qualified personnel who will produce high-quality work through the training they have received and which is commensurate to industry standards. By creating career pathways in the sector, employees will be able to progress from Piping Draughts Persons to potentially highly-qualified personnel within the Draughting, Engineering and Construction industries.
|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's 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 Compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill, and Working Experience Modules at NQF Level 4 and 5 totalling 234 Credits:
Knowledge Modules, 95 Credits:
Practical Skill Modules, 58 Credits:
Work Experience Modules, 81 Credits:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Provide correct answers to a range of questions formulated to assess factual, conceptual and procedural knowledge of: piping draughting theory, including converting a hand-drawn Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P and ID) to a Computer-aided design (CAD) drawing.
2. Produce a CAD model for a piping system from a complex P and ID and other information provided.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Integrated Formative Assessment:
The skills development provider will use the Curriculum to guide them on the stipulated assessment criteria and the weighting. They will also apply the scope of practical skills and applied knowledge as stipulated by the internal assessment criteria. The formative assessment leads to entrance into the integrated summative external 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 external summative assessment will be a test conducted through an evaluation of written and practical tasks covering critical aspects in a work environment accredited by QCTO and conducted by a registered Assessor. The assessment will take place over a minimum period of 2 days.
|During the international comparability exercise, attempts were made to either find qualifications that are identical to or close approximations of the Piping Draughting qualification. The following are some of the better comparisons found.
United States of America:
In the United States of America (USA), for those wishing to become piping designer, it is necessary to learn computer-aided drafting (CAD) at a 2-year post-secondary school.
A typical CAD qualification consists of courses in drafting procedures, materials, manufacturing processes, science and mathematics. The learner acquires theoretical and practical training in drafting principles, drafting skills, CAD drafting, manufacturing processes and machine and tool design. The qualification teaches learners to produce detail and assembly drawings, piping process layouts and instrumental and piping diagrams, and how to use control systems (hydraulic and pneumatic).
Professional Piping Designer certification (PPD) is available for Piping Designers who have the required experience and have passed certain exams. The Society of Piping Engineers and Designers (SPED). SPED has four levels of Professional Piping Designer (PPD) Certification. These are:
An analysis of the Complete Explanation of Requirements for Professional Piping Designer (PPD) Certification for Levels I and II shows that this qualification resonates substantially with the first two levels, except for the experience part.
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) Polytechnic offers the Process Piping Drafting qualification. The qualification focuses on design skills coupled with a practical knowledge of processing equipment and project specifications. It is designed around the natural gas processing field, but covers piping systems common to many related fields; such as, oil and gas pipelining, petroleum refining, oil sands, petrochemical, pulp and paper, fertilizer and food and beverage processing.
The 34-week, full-time qualification consists of 30 weeks of instruction on the SAIT campus and a four-week practicum located in industry. The practicum (paid or unpaid) is required for successful completion of this program. Job search training and assistance are provided to learners to aid in finding practicum placement.
A careful reading of the programme outlined reveals a significant synergy with this South African qualification. The South African qualification is almost two years in duration.
The Institute of Piping Engineering and Building Services (IPEBS) in India offers Piping Design and Engineering Training which very closely resembles the aspects covered in this qualification. Most aspects of the Training Course Syllabus are reflected in this qualification.
The Australian Qualifications Framework has the following registered qualification - Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting. The units of competency in the qualification closely match the South African qualification. This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to produce detailed, isometric and assembly drawings or models for the installation of industrial piping. Drawings/models are fully dimensioned and notated. This unit is suitable for those working within a drafting work environment. It includes the use of piping and instrumentation and process flow diagrams to inform work. Piping may be used in commercial or industrial contexts for materials, such as hot and cold water, air, gas, chemicals and oil. This unit is suitable for those working within a drafting work environment. It includes the use of piping and instrumentation and process flow diagrams to inform work. Piping may be used in commercial or industrial contexts for materials, such as hot and cold water, air, gas, chemicals and oil. The Elements and Performance Criteria detail the full extent of this unit and its synergy with this qualification.
These qualifications and courses selected from the four different countries resonate well with this Piping Draughting qualification, with slight differences and emphases.
|This qualification allows for possibilities of both horizontal and vertical articulation.
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