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

National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication (light or heavy) 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22870  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication (light or heavy) 
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  Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  151  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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
58720  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  138  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 (light OR heavy) and to meet the challenges of such an environment.

The chief skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to produce components of some complexity using a variety of fabrication methods. This capability requires an understanding of, and the ability to, lay out and mark off shapes; set up and use powered machinery; develop and fabricate from drawings and sketches and cut and join components. Hand skills play a vital role in this qualification.

Qualifying learners will be able to relate what they are doing to scientific 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.


Rationale of the qualification:

This qualification is the second in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of engineering fabrication, which includes boilermaking, sheetmetal working and vehicle body building. This qualification is for learners who want to specialise in light OR heavy fabrication within the context of boilermaking, sheetmetal working or vehicle body building, and it focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to progress in 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 light OR heavy fabrication at NQF Level 4. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
This qualification assumes learners have a National Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Level 2). 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
  • Basic concepts of science and technology related to fabrication methods, engineering materials, tools and machines used in the fabrication process
  • An ability to produce simple components using a variety of fabrication methods
  • An ability to perform routine maintenance on machinery
  • 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. 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 ability to produce components of some complexity using a variety of fabrication methods and operations, meeting output requirements and working safely with due care for fellow workers and the environment.

    2. Demonstrate an ability to read, interpret and produce detailed plating and structural steel drawings.

    3. Demonstrate an ability to select and apply appropriate inspection methods to determine component compliance with specifications.

    4. Select appropriate procedures to solve familiar problems within a fabrication environment and operate within clearly defined contexts, with some scope for personal decision-making and responsibility.

    5. Contribute to workgroup efforts and support the maintenance of a safe, effective and efficient workplace.

    6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate with peers and members of supervisory / management levels and to use information gathered and summarised from a range of sources to produce simple written reports.

    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 Fabrication time limits are adhered to.
    1.3 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    1.4 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the theoretical principles of fabrication and the various fabrication methods and their respective operations at this level.

    2.1 Components and assemblies to be fabricated are identified and requirements are interpreted from drawing.
    2.2 Drawing is produced to meet job requirements.
    2.3 Material list is compiled.

    3.1 Appropriate inspection methods are chosen and applied.
    3.2 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to various inspection methods and procedures and the principles underpinning such methods.

    4.1 Appropriate procedures are selected to solve problems in an efficient and effective manner.
    4.2 Unfamiliar problems are accurately reported to appropriate personnel.
    4.3 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to familiar problems in the fabrication of components and assemblies.

    5.1 Production schedules and assignments are met.
    5.2 Production workflow is managed efficiently.
    5.3 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    5.4 Workgroup goals are met.
    5.5 Assistance and support is provided where required.
    5.6 Active participation in workgroup discussions, in workgroup problem solving activities and in the implementation of solutions.
    5.7 Relevant information is received and passed on.

    6.1 Information is gathered from a range of sources and accurately summarised.
    6.2 Information is clearly presented in a timely manner in the required format to appropriate parties.
    6.2 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 a light / heavy 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 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 58720, which is "National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication", Level 3, 138 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  12246  Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and steel sections  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12457  Develop learning strategies and techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12456  Explain and use organisational procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12244  Form and shape sheet, plate, pipe and structural section using power machinery  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  14700  Lay out and mark off regular and irregular shapes for thermoplastic fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  25 
    Core  9526  Manage basic business finance  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9530  Manage work time effectively  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12245  Mechanically cut, drill, punch and assemble fabrication materials using powered machinery  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12247  Weld workpieces with the oxy-acetylene welding process in all positions  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12254  Weld workpieces with the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  25 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9528  Communicate with clients  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9529  Compile feasibility and commissioning reports  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12241  Weld workpieces with the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  8039  Operating cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  8038  Operating lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12251  Remove metals using oxy-fuel and air-carbon arc gouging processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12250  Weld workpieces with the gas tungsten arc welding process in the down hand position  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 


    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) 
    3. Keewave Trading 403 (Pty) Ltd T/A VH Consulting (DURBAN) (TP) 



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