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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|
|23258||National Certificate: Industrial Rubber Manufacturing: Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring|
|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|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||138||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"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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|
|79407||National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing||Level 3||NQF Level 03||145||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 involved in adjusting and maintaining industrial rubber manufacturing processes and influencing decisions in enterprises that use such processes.
The chief skills that are recognised in this qualification are those of approaches to using and looking after machinery and equipment, how to implement procedures related to various aspects of the production process, and how to relate principles and concepts to workplace activities, materials and equipment. Hand skills play a minor role in this qualification.
Qualified learners will also understand:
With this understanding learners will be able to participate actively in workplace activities.
What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage more directly in controlling rubber-manufacturing processes and troubleshoot non-conformances experienced.
Rationale for the qualification:
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 second 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|
|It is assumed that learners entering a programme towards this qualification have achieved an Industrial Rubber Manufacturing NQF level 2 qualification or have the relevant experience.
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?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Perform routine operations on industrial rubber manufacturing equipment using related information .
2. Change, install and set up required tooling and start up the manufacturing process, ensuring the efficiency of the process and the quality of the manufactured product.
3. Understand, use and apply policies and procedures to maintain materials, equipment, work-place relations, safety, quality and environment.
4. Understand organisational structures and relationships and participate actively in workgroup discussions, in workgroup problem solving activities and in the implementation of solutions.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and of preparation requirements for such learning.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|1.1 Materials, manufacturing equipment, instruments, moulds, dies and forming devices are safely and effectively prepared and inspected against operational requirements.
1.2 Routine operations are carried out safely and effectively, together with other team members.
1.3 The nature of routine operations and the related information required to operate and monitor such equipment can be discussed and explained.
2.1 Ensure that the manufacturing process and the manufactured products conform to specifications.
2.2 The installation, set up and start up processes are planned, organised and carried out efficiently, safely and within standard times.
2.3 The tooling set up process and its impact on the quality of the produced product can be discussed and explained.
3.1 Explain and apply routine procedures effectively.
3.2 Appropriate procedures are selected to solve problems in an efficient and effective manner.
3.3 Recording and reporting of conditions, outputs and incidents is done accurately and timeously.
4.1 Relationships with peers and supervisory. and /or management levels are established and function.
4.2 Issues related to the learners own role and purpose in the organisation can be discuss relative to the level of the qualification.
4.3 Problems are timeously identified and appropriate corrective action is taken problems are accurately reported and discuss with the appropriate personnel.
5.1 Options for further learning are explained.
5.2 Preparation for further learning requirements are explained.
5.3 Learning plan is developed.
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:
The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of 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 required for industrial rubber manufacturing. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes have been advanced by the learning process.
|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.
|The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. Learners are able to move to either a polymer composite fabrication or thermoplastic environment and structure top up learning may need to be arranged for learner coming into this environment.|
|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:
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:
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:
Registration as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
4. Any other criteria required by relevant ETQA
|This qualification has been replaced by Qualification ID 79407, National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing, Level 3, 145 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||13234||Apply quality procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||13223||Apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||13170||Change and set tooling||Level 3||NQF Level 03||16|
|Core||12457||Develop learning strategies and techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||12456||Explain and use organisational procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||9526||Manage basic business finance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||9530||Manage work time effectively||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||13173||Operate and monitor industrial rubber manufacturing equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|Core||13168||Prepare materials for industrial rubber production||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Core||116720||Show understanding of diversity in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||9533||Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Fundamental||9357||Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9528||Communicate with clients||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Fundamental||9529||Compile feasibility and commissioning reports||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|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||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||12484||Perform basic fire fighting||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||8039||Operating cranes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||8038||Operating lift trucks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||12455||Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||13175||Test industrial rubber product||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|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.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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