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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Power and telecommunication cable manufacturing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21011  National Certificate: Power and telecommunication cable manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MERSETA - Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  128  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 the qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to achieve competence in the operation of machines in the cable manufacturing industry.

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in operating and monitoring manufacturing machinery and working in the cable manufacturing industry using such processes.

The main skills that are recognised in this qualification are operating and monitoring machines and recognising and responding to changes in the manufacturing of cables and cable components. This capability requires an understanding of basic quality requirements and monitoring material flow. Hand skills play a role in this qualification.

Qualified learners will also understand:
  • the basics of how a business functions
  • their role in the business, i.e. in production and related activities
  • how they are affected by legislation, regulations, agreements and policies related to their particular work environment.

    With this understanding learners will be able to participate in workplace activities.

    Qualifying learners will also be able to relate what they see and experience to basic scientific and technological principles and concepts.
    What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage more directly in the production processes.


    Rationale for the qualification:
  • The cable manufacturing industry is characterised by diverse manufacturing processes operating in a globally competitive and challenging environment.
  • The manufactured products have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer requirements.
  • This first qualification forms a basis for learners who want to follow a career in the cable manufacturing industry. This qualification reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively in the cable manufacturing industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.
  • For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification represents part of the RPL process to acknowledge workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education or training.
  • For the new entrant, this qualification recognises the applied competence needed by a productive person in a structured workplace.
  • The qualification also forms the basis for further development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes learners have a General Education and Training Certificate at NQF level 1, or alternatively, ABET qualifications.

    If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification would also have to include:
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Basic concepts of science and technology


    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification may be obtained through a process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support provided to assist in the process of developing a portfolio. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental: 56 credits
    Core: 60 credits
    Elective: a minimum of 12 credits
    Total: 128 credits (minimum) 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Contribute to the main manufacturing process.

    2. Apply quality assurance procedures.

    3. Gather and communicate information.

    4. Understand role in work situation.

    5. Communicate with peers and members of supervisory/management levels by demonstrating the ability to summarise information and express opinions on given information in spoken or written form.

    6. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and preparation requirements for such learning. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.1 Machinery operated correctly.
    1.2 Components manufactured to specifications.
    1.3 Basic safety, health and environmental protection procedures adhered to.
    1.4 Quality standards met.
    1.5 Process and product monitored.

    2.1 Basic measuring instruments, e.g. go/no go gauges used.
    2.2 Basic checking and sampling activities undertaken according to specifications.
    2.3 Defects recognised and responded to accordingly.

    3.1 Production outputs reported.
    3.2 Downtime recorded and reported.
    3.3 Information is gathered from various sources and used in relevant situations.

    4.1 Job requirements are explained.
    4.2 Own function in terms of the production chain is explained.
    4.3 Role in work team is understood and explained.

    5.1 Communication is regular and ongoing.
    5.2 Information is clear and accurate and conveyed in a timely manner.
    5.3 Relationships with peers and supervisory./management levels are established and functioning.

    6.1 Options are explained.
    6.2 Preparation requirements are explained.
    6.3 Learning plan is developed.


    Integrated Assessment:

    The integrated assessment must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
  • Observing the learner at work (both in the primary activity as well as other interactions)
  • Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding
  • Looking at records and reports in the portfolio and reviewing previous assessments

    The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process or preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.

    While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes.

    The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities and the manufacturing process. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes have been advanced by the learning process.

    The qualification and the standards have been written in such a way that the learning has to be assessed in an integrated way. Assessors will assess evidence to establish what the learners know and can do.
    Where courses are provided for learners, institutions can use the unit standards and this qualification to assess my level of learning.
    Should the learner not be able to achieve the outcomes, the institution can then use the standards and the qualification to determine a specific learning programme to suit his/her needs. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared to other, similar outcomes- based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States. Its outcomes correspond. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
  • The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another.
  • Employers or institutions should be able to evaluate the outcomes of this qualification against the needs of their context and structure top-up learning appropriately.
  • Equally holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for purpose of RPL. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderators for the qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate Education, Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) and have a qualification in manufacturing, preferably in cable manufacturing manufacturing.

    To assure the quality of the assessment process the moderation should cover one of more of the following:
    1. assessor credentials
    2. the assessment instrument
    3. the assessment process (including preparation and post-assessment feedback)

    Where assessment and moderation are taking place in sectors other than the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services, assessment and moderation should be in terms of a Memorandum of Understanding negotiated with the MERS ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors will have to be qualified as assessors and accredited by an ETQA. Accredited assessors should be accredited for the particular sub-field or have a recognised technical qualification in this sub-field. They should also be familiar with the particular process and the type of product being made.

    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:

    1. Appropriate qualification in the field of cable manufacturing or engineering - with a minimum of 1 year in a cable manufacturing environment. The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.

    2. Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices

    3. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to balance the conflicting requirements of:
  • Maintaining national standards
  • The interests of the learner
  • The need for transformation and redressing the legacies of the past
  • The cultural background and language of the learner

    4. Registration as an assessor with the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9878  Complete post-production and finishing operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  12466  Explain the individual`s role within business  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9909  Identify and process waste  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9876  Operate and monitor machinery  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  119753  Perform basic welding/joining of metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9879  Use and care for tools and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  9322  Work in a team  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116241  Work Safely and use safety equipment when carrying out mechanical or electrical work on air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation installations  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  13217  Collect and use information  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12461  Communicate at work  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9268  Manage basic personal finance  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12463  Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14445  Frame and implement an individual action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  13222  Deal with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12484  Perform basic fire fighting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10584  Perform basic winding/rewinding of cable manufacturing materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 
    2. Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    3. College of Production Technology 
    4. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    5. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    6. Tshwane South Public FET College - Centurion Campus 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.