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

National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
23257  National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Plastics Manufacturing   
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  132  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 0480/09  2009-07-01  2011-02-16 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2012-02-16   2015-02-28  

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
79408  National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  120  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 satisfy the challenges of participating effectively in the industrial rubber manufacturing industry.

For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification can be used in the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to assess and recognise workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education or training.

For the new entrant, this qualification describes the learning outcomes (the skills, knowledge and values) required by industrial rubber manufacturers to effectively participate in a structured workplace.

For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programmes. For employers, the qualification allows skills gaps to be identified and programmes to close those skills gaps to be developed. The qualification also acts as an external benchmark for fulfilling the criteria of national and international quality standards such as ISO 9000:2000.

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners working in enterprises that use industrial rubber manufacturing processes.

The chief skills that are recognised in this qualification are those of recognising and responding to changes that occur during the production process. This capability requires an understanding of quality requirements and of the conversion process. Hand skills play a small role in this qualification.

Qualified learners will also understand:
  • The basics of how a business functions.
  • Their role in the business, ie 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 actively 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 understand how they should operate within the legislative, safety 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 the production processes.

    Rationale

    People working in the industrial rubber industry, whether involved in mixing, extruding, moulding or calendaring processes, require a range of skills and knowledge to help them respond to the exacting quality requirements and ongoing change.

    The industrial rubber manufacturing industry is characterised by sophisticated manufacturing processes that include mixing, extruding, moulding and calendaring, within a competitive and challenging environment. The manufactured rubber products have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer quality requirements. In addition the industry has to respond to competition in export and domestic markets and ensure the on-going development of new products required by changing customer needs.

    This is the first qualification in a series for industrial rubber manufacturing within the context of either mixing, extruding, moulding or calendaring, that will enable competent learners to participate effectively in the industrial rubber manufacturing industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes learners have a GETC at NQF level 1 or alternatively, ABET qualifications.
    The qualifications must include:
  • Literacy.
  • Numeracy.
  • Basic concepts of science and technology.

    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification may be obtained through the 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 work-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 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the industrial rubber manufacturing process and the quality requirements thereof, and recognise and respond to changes in the manufacturing process that will result in increased levels of safety, health, quality or efficiency.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of and use appropriate tools and equipment to prepare input materials to an industrial rubber manufacturing process, make simple adjustments or changes to equipment and process, and convey (move, lift) materials or products.

    3. Demonstrate an understanding of safety, health, environmental, risk and quality policies and procedures as they relate to working safely with due care for self and fellow workers.

    4. Work effectively with others, demonstrating an understanding of own role in the organisation and the purpose of the organisation within the business context and economy.

    5. 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.
    1.1 The manufacture of scrap or faulty products is minimised
    1.2 Changes in the manufacturing process are responded to appropriately and responses are reported accurately and clearly (orally or in writing)
    1.3 Questions and issues related to the manufacturing process relevant to the product can be respond to and / or discuss.

    2.
    2.1 Appropriate adjustments or changes are made.
    2.2 Downtime is minimised.
    2.3 No material or product is damaged or its quality compromised.

    3.
    3.1 Routine procedures can be discussed and effectively applied.
    3.2 Appropriate protective clothing is worn and Appropriate safety measures are selected / and adhered to.
    3.3 A clean and tidy work area is maintained.

    4.
    4.1 Information or decisions are received and instructions acted on.
    4.2 Relevant information is reported and relayed where appropriate.
    4.3 Purpose of own role and role of organisation is explained, using examples from own experience.

    5.
    5.1 Options for further learning are explained.
    5.2 Preparation requirements for further learning are explained.
    5.3 Learning plan is developed.

    Integrated Assessment:

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

    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 on 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 required for industrial rubber manufacturing. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes have been advanced by the learning process 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    As a starting point, this series of qualifications in industrial rubber manufacturing (NQF levels 2 to 5), of which this qualification forms a part, was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in the United States, New Zealand and Australia. It was found to be difficult to compare the New Zealand and Australian narrow focus qualifications with these broad-based qualifications that also include fundamentals and generic core standards. It was further difficult to undertake such comparisons given that the New Zealand and Australian qualifications, although they are in the field of manufacturing and cover the same areas of specialisation (thus containing a large degree of similar content) are conceptualised as three year qualifications without exit level outcomes at the intermediate levels (NQF levels 2 and 3). This notwithstanding, the technical content of this series of qualifications does correspond with the equivalent level of qualification in manufacturing in Australia and New Zealand.

    This qualification was also compared to manufacturing skills standards in the United States and this qualification broadly corresponds to these, with the same proviso that the United States skills standards do not make provision for exit levels below the equivalent of NQF level 4. 

    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 
    Moderators for the qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate ETQA and have a qualification in engineering.

    To assure the quality of the assessment process the moderation should cover one of the following:
  • Assessor credentials.
  • The assessment instrument.
  • The assessment process.

    Where assessment and moderation are taking place in sectors other than the MERSETA, 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 manufacturing - with a minimum of 6 months in industrial rubber manufacturing environment. The subject matter expertise 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 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 ETQA. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by Qualification ID 79408, National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing, Level 2, 120 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  12466  Explain the individual`s role within business  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13136  Install, test, maintain and commission basic electrical circuits  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Core  13220  Keep the work area safe and productive  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13164  Monitor the quality of the output from a rubber manufacturing process  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  13258  Participate in work group activities  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13160  Prepare industrial rubber manufacturing equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  13161  Respond to changes in industrial rubber manufacturing processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  13163  Use and care for services, tools and equipment in the industrial rubber manufacturing process  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  13158  Work with and look after materials in the industrial rubber manufacturing process  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    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  13202  Apply study and learning techniques  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  13166  Prepare product from the industrial rubber manufacturing process for the next stage or for storage  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 


    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. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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