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

National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22869  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY 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  159  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2006-11-07  2007-08-16 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

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
58722  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 2  NQF Level 02  148  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries making use of engineering fabrication skills and to meet the challenges of such an environment.

The chief skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to produce simple components using a variety of fabrication methods. This capability requires an understanding of basic fabrication theory; machinery functioning, operation and maintenance; engineering materials and tools; concepts of measurement; basic engineering drawing and development of components and simple methods of cutting and joining metals.

Hand skills play a vital role in this qualification.

Qualified learners will also understand:
  • The basics of how a business functions
  • Their role in the business, i.e. in fabrication 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.


    Rationale of the qualification:

    This is the first qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of engineering fabrication, which includes boilermaking, sheetmetal working, welding and vehicle body building. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to begin such a career.

    It enables learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace to gain credits through the RPL process. The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of engineering fabrication where the learner will be able to specialise in one of the following skill areas: Light / Heavy Fabrication or Welding. 

  • 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 RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of fabrication methods and an ability to produce simple components that meet quality and output requirements, working safely and in an environmentally aware manner.

    2. Identify engineering materials used in the fabrication process and describe their characteristics and applications.

    3. Demonstrate an ability to read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings and sketches.

    4. Demonstrate an ability to select, use and care for fabrication machinery.

    5. Work effectively with others, understand own role in the organisation and understand the purpose of the organisation in the economy of the country.

    6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate with peers and members of supervisory / management levels by summarising information and expressing opinions on given information in spoken form.

    7. 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 Output and quality requirements are met.
    1.2 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    1.3 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the theoretical principles of fabrication, the various fabrication methods and the functioning of machinery.

    2.1 Fabrication materials are identified and their properties described.
    2.2 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the common applications and methods of fabricating using engineering materials.

    3.1 Components to be fabricated are identified and requirements interpreted from engineering drawing or sketch.
    3.2 Engineering drawing or sketch is produced to meet job requirements.
    3.3 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to engineering drawing concepts and material lists.

    4.1 Machinery is used in accordance with manufacturer`s specifications.
    4.2 Lubricating agents are applied consistently and systematically.
    4.3 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the use and maintenance of machinery.

    5.1 Receive and act on information or decisions.
    5.2 Report or pass on relevant information.
    5.3 Respond to questions and discuss issues at the level of the qualification related to own role and the purpose of the organisation.

    6.1 Communication is effective, regular and ongoing.
    6.2 Information is clear and accurate and conveyed in a timely manner.
    6.3 Relationships with peers and supervisory / management levels are established and functioning.

    7.1 Options are explained.
    7.2 Preparation requirements are explained.


    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts. Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance.
    Some assessment aspects will demand practical demonstration while others may not. In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
    Since this is a foundational qualification, it is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical crossfield outcomes have been achieved. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certificates or skills standards in New Zealand and the United Kingdom have been used extensively to inform this qualification and its associated standards, and it compares favourably with them. 

    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 the purpose of RPL. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution or learning provider offering learning towards the achievement of this qualification should be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment should be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines provided for in this qualification as well as the agreed ETQA guidelines. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:

    1. Appropriate qualification in the field of engineering fabrication and a minimum of two years` experience in an engineering fabrication 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 inter-personal 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 58722 , which is "National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication", NQF Level 2 , 148 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  12243  Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12238  Draw and interpret simple engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  12466  Explain the individual`s role within business  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12240  Form and shape sheetmetal using hand or power operated machines  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12477  Identify engineering materials, their characteristics and applications and common metal tests used in engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12239  Mechanically cut, drill and punch fabrication materials.  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  12216  Select, use and care for engineering hand tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12476  Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12219  Select, use and care for engineering power tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12481  Sling loads  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12463  Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12242  Weld workpieces with the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in the down hand position  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  12241  Weld workpieces with the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Core  9443  Work safely and use safety equipment  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  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  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  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  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  12482  Join metals using the resistance welding process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9268  Manage basic personal finance  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  7547  Operate a personal computer system  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  7548  Use personal computer operating system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  13915  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries 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 Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP) 
    2. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP) 



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