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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Refractories Masonry 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22992  National Certificate: Refractories Masonry 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Civil Engineering Construction   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CETA - Construction Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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 
This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for construction supervision or equivalent type of qualification at NQF 4. This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within the construction environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the building construction and civil engineering field.

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the progression and economic growth within the construction fraternity.

A person acquiring this qualification will be able to communicate project actions as a team leader, work independently, install and maintain refractory linings using different installation and maintenance techniques, whilst adhering to safety, risk, quality and environmental requirements and specifications to reduce environmental impact in terms of air pollution and other related factors.

Rationale of the qualification:

This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of employers and employees within the civil engineering and construction disciplines and especially the refractories specialisation field, both now and for the future.

The range of typical learners are individuals that progressed using applied competencies such as mixing monolithics, cutting pre-formed refractory materials and packing refractory bricks.

A qualifying learner will operate as a valuable team member or leader within refractory installation or maintenance procedures. This will provide valuable training, embedded knowledge and fundamental experience towards refractory construction career that will be beneficial to an individual but also to the economy.

This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the construction industry and especially within the refractory installation domain and providing portability and articulation possibilities within the building construction and civil engineering construction contexts.

The long history of refractory installers in the engineering context adds value to the refractory construction specialisation and recognises the need for formal recognition and acknowledgement of the individuals, which is absolutely necessary and essential for career development and portability value within the civil engineering and building construction context (see the National Certificate in Refractories Installation NQF 02). 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • A knowledge, comprehension and application of language, mathematics, natural science and technology on NQF 2.
  • Safety, fundamental risk management and quality practices and procedures in the construction field and fundamental engineering practices.
  • A National Certificate in Refractories Installation NQF 2 will be an advantage.

    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. A learner wishing to be assessed towards this qualification may arrange to do without attending any further training or education. The assessor and the learner will jointly decide on the most appropriate method to be taken. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The following elective unit standard have not been developed yet, and will be linked to the qual as soon as it is registered:
  • Relate to the role of business, customers and markets (Level 3, Credits 5) 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Exit level outcomes:

    The exit level outcomes are specified in terms of specific and critical cross-field outcomes.

    1. Communicate with peers, customers and members of the supervisory/management levels by demonstrating the ability to summarise information in a verbal or written form.

    2. Explain, interpret scientific and technology systems, procedures and equipment required for refractory linings installations, using shaped brick/ blocks, monolithics and insulation materials.

    3. Execute roles and responsibilities by being able to solve contextual problems, estimate application processes through mathematical calculations, summarizing construction and engineering information and diagrams.

    4. Lead and encourage team members using mentoring principles.

    5. Maintain safety, health, environmental, and quality assurance practices. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    The assessment criteria of the qualification are embodied in the unit standards. The knowledge, skills and understanding will be assessed across several specialised contexts and are clearly defined within the relevant specific outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements within these unit standards.

    Integrated Assessment:

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to achieve all the exit level outcomes of this qualification.

    The identification and solving of problems, team working, organising one-self, the use of applied science, and the implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies in order for assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person`s development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Applicable assessment tool(s) to be used to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the refractories installation and maintenance field.

    A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.

    Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.

    Unit standards in the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and should assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking against international standards and qualifications against the NVQ from Britain and New Zealand qualifications.

    International comparability could be found for qualifications on this level in terms of the qualification outcomes, notional learning time and degree of difficultly.

    New Zealand Qualification framework:

    National Certificate in Masonry (Bricklaying) with strands in Brick and Block Laying, and Refractory Installation Level 3
    NVQ.
    National Certificate Refractory Installations Level 2. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for construction supervision at NQF level 4. The qualification provides the learner with flexibility to pursue different careers in the refractory construction industry and articulation within the engineering industries. The level of flexibility with the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue further learning within mentoring and leadership, logistics and certain refractory specialisations. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:

    Interpersonal skills, subject matter expertise and assessment experience. The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting assessment of learning outcomes as described in the unit standards Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level 5.

    The subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of refractories construction and maintenance and quality assurance practices; and the assessor must have completed:
  • A similar qualification at or above this level, or
  • National certificate in construction supervision from the same family of qualifications on NQF 4 or above.

    The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning. Assessors need to be registered with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body. 

  • 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. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13974  Demonstrate an understanding of the refractory materials, products and processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13975  Install and maintain castable/mouldable refractory materials  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13976  Install and maintain refractory brickwork/blockwork  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Core  13977  Install gunite materials for refractory linings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  8016  Maintaining occupational health, safety and general housekeeping  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9044  Monitor and control quality assurance practices in a food or beverage manufacturing environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9122  Demonstrate knowledge of introductory principles of chemistry and physics  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  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  9885  Read and interpret engineering drawings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  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  9914  Handle and care for materials  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  11454  Install ceramic fibre materials  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12544  Facilitate the preparation and presentation of evidence for assessment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10981  Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  7875  Support and guide the learner  Level 4  NQF Level 04 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
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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.
     
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