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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
24198  National Certificate: Construction Material Manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY 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  Building Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  120  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 in a variety of manufacturing types of qualifications at NQF 3. This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within construction material manufacturing by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the manufacturing 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 manufacturing fraternity.

A person acquiring this qualification will be able to operate and monitor machinery, perform change-overs and complete post production operations, using and caring for tools and equipment whilst adhering to safety, risk, quality and environmental requirements and specifications under supervision.

Rationale of the qualification

This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of employers and employees within the construction and construction material manufacturing disciplines being clay/refractory brick, ceramic, concrete, bitumen and wood joinery disciplines, both now and for the future.

The long history of manufacturing of construction materials that adds value to the construction and manufacturing domain, seeks for formal recognition and acknowledgement of these individuals resulting in a formal career development and portability within manufacturing contexts. The range of typical learners is a semi-skilled worker with little or some formal education.

A qualifying learner will operate as a valuable team member within the construction material manufacturing processes. This will provide valuable training, embedded knowledge and fundamental experience towards a career within a variety of manufacturing processes, especially construction material manufacturing that will be beneficial to an individual and also to the economy and industry.

This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the manufacturing industry and especially within the construction material manufacturing domain and will provide portability and articulation possibilities within the manufacturing contexts. 

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 1.
  • A GETC in Manufacturing Practices NQF 1 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 so 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 
    Elective unit standards: Choose a minimum of 17 credits 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The outcomes are specified in terms of specific and critical cross-field outcomes.

    Exit level 1:
    Explain, interpret and use knowledge in performing tasks related to constitution raw material mixing, sampling and manufacturing processes.
    Exit level 2:
    Organise and care for tools, equipment and manufactured products responsibly and effectively in the workplace.
    Exit level 3:
    Use science and technology required during the operation, assembling of machinery, change-overs and post-production operations.
    Exit level 4:
    Maintain safety, health, and environmental and good manufacturing practices in a manufacturing environment, as a team member that essential for economic development of the society at large.
    Exit level 5:
    Identify and solve problems using known solutions to familiar problems. 

    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.

    Identifying and solving problems, team work, organising one-self, using of applied science, 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 assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Applicable assessment tool(s) to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the manufacturing and maintenance field.
    A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove 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 was done against international standards and qualifications from the NVQ from Britain, New Zealand Qualification Authority, the American Qualification Curriculum and Assessment Authority Frameworks and the US Manufacturing Skills Standards

    A vast range of manufacturing qualifications with a variety of specialization areas could be found such as:
    National Certificates in Manufacturing Levels 2-4 and National Certificate in Joinery Manufacturing level 3.
    The level, qualification outcomes, notional learning time and degree of difficulty do compare favourable.

    Although some manufacturing areas with related qualifications tend to be more specialised or focused a strong trend was found towards broad focus areas within a speciality such as construction. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning of materials manufacturing qualification at NQF level 3 or a similar qualification at this level. The qualification provides the learner with flexibility to pursue different careers in the construction material manufacturing industry and articulation within other manufacturing environments. The level of flexibility with the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue further learning within the manufacturing industry. 

    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 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 standard Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level 5. The subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of construction material manufacturing and quality assurance practices.
    The assessor must have completed:
  • A similar qualification or from the same family of qualifications, at or above NQF 3, or
  • National certificate in Construction Material Manufacturing NQF 3 or Construction Material Manufacturing NQF 4.

    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. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13998  Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supply and demand, and the concept: production  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14605  Take a representative sample in a manufacturing process line  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  9964  Apply health and safety to a work area  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9877  Assemble components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  9878  Complete post-production and finishing operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  14591  Demonstrate knowledge of heating and cooling media used in the construction products manufacturing  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9876  Operate and monitor machinery  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  12317  Read and adjust instruments on production or packing equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9322  Work in a team  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12319  Perform change overs in a production or packaging environment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  14656  Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    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  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8967  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  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  14661  Demonstrate knowledge of self in order to understand one`s identity and role within the immediate community and South African society  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  9357  Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  15092  Plan and manage personal finances  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110314  Identify and describe different materials used in construction  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9599  Lift and move material and equipment by means of a forklift  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14596  Outer-pack and palletise products  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9880  Perform basic welding/joining of metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14610  Pre-batch and mix materials for construction material manufacturing process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9882  Read and interpret basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12219  Select, use and care for engineering power tools  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9879  Use and care for tools and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  8039  Operating cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  8038  Operating lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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