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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21016  National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement  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  127  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0480/09  2009-07-01  2011-02-16 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2013-02-16   2016-02-16  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
79687  Further Education and Training Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  139  Complete 

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 setting up manufacturing processes.

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in setting up manufacturing processes and performing troubleshooting on potential machine malfunctions.

The main skills that are recognised in this qualification are:
  • Setting up production machinery
  • Anticipating and troubleshooting machine malfunctioning.

    Qualified learners will also understand:
  • How to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Analysis of information
  • Principles and concepts which underpin complex manufacturing processes
  • Planning of own work.

    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 scientific and technological principles and concepts. They will also be able to maintain and support the various policies and procedures related to the safety, health, environment and quality systems that govern their workplace.
    What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage more directly in optimising and maintaining the efficiencies of the production process.

    Rationale for the qualification:

    The metal and engineering industry is characterised by diverse manufacturing processes operating in a competitive and challenging environment.
    The manufactured products have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer requirements.
    This is the third qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in metal and engineering manufacturing processes. This qualification aims to further develop people who have worked on manufacturing processes for a number of years. It will enable them to set up such processes and perform troubleshooting on potential machine malfunctioning.
    This qualification reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively in the metal and engineering 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.
    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 national certificate in metals and engineering manufacturing level 3.
    If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification would also have to include:
  • Language and maths beyond basic literacy and numeracy
  • Concepts of science and technology related to material, machinery and equipment in use in the engineering manufacturing process
  • Concepts of organising factors in labour, business and the economy
  • Role and purpose of procedures related to workplace relationships, roles and responsibilities.

    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: All 41 credits are compulsory
    Core: All 68 credits are compulsory
    Elective: The learner must select a minimum of 18 credits from the Elective component.
    Total: a minimum of 127 credits 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to set up production machines.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to troubleshoot potential machinery malfunctions.

    3. Maintain and support procedures to solve a variety of problems, both familiar and unfamiliar, within metal and engineering manufacturing process and operate within familiar and new situations, taking responsibility and making decisions.

    4. Communicate across functional boundaries and demonstrate the ability to analyse information to identify problems and determine trends.

    5. Promote, implement and maintain procedures that support safety, health and the environment, including reporting to and coaching team members.

    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.
  • Own work planned and scheduled.
  • Product produced according to company specifications.
  • Adjustments to machinery made appropriately based on information gathered from the process.

    2.
  • Gathered information is analysed.
  • Machine downtime is minimised.
  • Improvements to machinery functioning are made and followed up on.
  • Production and maintenance personnel consulted.
  • Defect types categorised and root cause of problem established.
  • Equipment repair and preventive maintenance needs communicated to maintenance specialists.
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to maintenance issues on machinery.

    3.
  • Solutions to production problems are based on a clear analysis of information gathered through diagnostic procedures.
  • Procedures are modified to respond to unfamiliar problems where appropriate.
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to familiar and unfamiliar problems arising in the manufacturing of metal and engineering products.
  • All actions related to problem solving are accurately recorded for future reference.

    4.
  • Conditions, evidence and incidences are reported accurately in a timely manner and discussed with peers and management.
  • Data gathered through diagnostic procedures is examined systematically and analysis is repeated until problem is solved.
  • Analysed information is presented in appropriate formats.

    5.
  • Safety, health and environmental procedures in area of responsibility are implemented and updated where required.
  • Team members are working in a safe and environmentally aware manner.
  • Team members are coached where required.
  • All actions related to maintaining safety, health and environmental procedures are documented.

    6.
  • Options are explained.
  • Preparation requirements are explained.
  • 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. 

  • 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 metal engineering 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 
    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:

    1. Appropriate qualification in the field of metal and engineering manufacturing - with a minimum of 1 year in this type of 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.
    5. Any other criteria required by the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 79687, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes", Level 4, 139 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  116714  Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9890  Anticipate and troubleshoot machine functioning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Core  13254  Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  9892  Select, use and care for marking off/out equipment: non routine shapes  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  9889  Set up production machines  Level 4  NQF Level 04  30 
    Fundamental  12429  Develop a personal financial plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9506  Communicate in an assertive manner with clients and fellow workers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9502  Write a technical report  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  14445  Frame and implement an individual action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12455  Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9905  Change and set tooling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  9925  Perform general grinding operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  14 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
     
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    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. College of Production Technology 
    2. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    3. Donn Products (Pty) Ltd T/A Saint-Gobain Construction 
    4. Donn Products (Pty) Ltd T/A Saint-Gobain Construction Products 
    5. Donn Products (Pty) Ltd T/A Saint-Gobain Construction Products Academy 
    6. Isigidi Trading 224 T/A Nikulwazi Training Consultants (PIETERMARITZBU 
    7. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    8. Shukela Training Centre 
    9. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    10. Thekwini FET College - Springfield Campus 



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