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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|24217||National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication|
|SGB Plastics Manufacturing|
|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||126||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|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 the thermoplastic fabrication industry and to meet the challenges of such an environment.
This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in thermoplastics fabrication. The chief skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to produce plastic components and assemblies of some complexity using a variety of fabrication methods. This capability requires an understanding of the laying out and marking off of shapes; the setting up and use of powered machinery; development and fabrication from drawings and sketches; the cutting and joining of components; and complex welds. Hand skills play a role in this qualification. At this level, qualifying learners must be proficient in all five welding processes.
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. Qualifying learners will also understand diversity and how to resolve conflict in the workplace, the basics of business finance and how to manage their own work time effectively.
What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will further develop their skills and knowledge to include fabricating complex welded assemblies and shapes, maintaining product quality and commissioning and handing over fabrications.
Rationale for the qualification:
This is the second qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in thermoplastic fabrication processes. This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to progress in such a career.
The thermoplastic fabrication industry operates in a competitive and challenging environment. The finished fabrications have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer requirements. In addition, the industry has to respond to international competition, on-going development of new products as the result of changing customer needs, and environmental issues.
The fabrication of plastics products generally requires the manufacture and joining of plastics components into assemblies. The assemblies are often subjected to considerable stress when in operation and the manufacturing process needs to be consistent and accurate.
There were previously no qualifications for this branch of industry, which consists of many micro and small enterprises. Few employees have any sort of formal qualification. The industry has low barriers to entry and invests little in developing people's skills. This, together with the ignorance of clients, has led to widely differing standards. Many products and services are safety critical in nature and there is a need to create skills standards to alleviate these problems.
This qualification forms part of a series of qualifications at different levels to create opportunities for development, a career path and greater security of employment within the thermoplastics fabrication industry.
This qualification enables learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace to obtain credits through the RPL process. This qualification also forms the basis for further development in thermoplastic fabrication in particular and the plastics manufacturing industry in general.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|This qualification assumes learners have a National Certificate in Thermoplastic Fabrication (Level 2). If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification would also have to include:
Recognition of prior learning:
This qualification may be obtained through a process of 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 and assemblies 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 plan fabrication processes, develop work instructions, and lay out and mark off materials.
3. Demonstrate an ability to select and apply quality checks to determine whether components and assemblies comply with specifications.
4. Select procedures to solve familiar problems within a thermoplastic 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 which has been gathered and summarised from a range of sources to produce simple written reports
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
The purpose of assessment for this qualification is not to re-assess the outcomes of unit standards but to assess the evidence in terms of exit level outcomes. The exit level outcomes represent an integration of the various unit standards.
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.
The assessor will collect evidence of the learner's competence by:
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 on the approach being taken.
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 the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
|An extensive search has not revealed any comparable qualifications. The contents of this qualification do, however, conform to the second phase of trade-level fabrication qualifications in Germany. It is likely that this qualification will become a benchmark for future qualifications of this kind for other countries.|
|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.|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
1. Appropriate qualification in the field of plastics fabrication at NQF Level 4 and a minimum of 2 years' experience in a thermoplastic 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:
4. Registration as an assessor with the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||14720||Adapt to working in a client`s work environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||12457||Develop learning strategies and techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||14688||Develop work instructions for thermoplastic fabrication using drawings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||14699||Fabricate thermoplastic assemblies requiring complex welds||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||6|
|Core||9530||Manage work time effectively||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|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||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||10567||Transport personnel, material and equipment using Light Delivery Vehicle||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||116231||Operate a cab controlled overhead crane||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||116254||Operate a mobile crane||Level 2||NQF Level 02||20|
|Elective||243272||Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||116235||Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||262824||Operate a Sideboom||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||116255||Operate a tower crane||Level 2||NQF Level 02||20|
|Elective||116253||Operate a truck mounted loader crane||Level 2||NQF Level 02||20|
|Elective||13214||Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||13205||Operate and monitor a lathe to produce simple components||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||13204||Operate and monitor a milling machine to produce simple components||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||242981||Operate defined purpose lift trucks||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||242976||Operate overhead/gantry cranes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||12484||Perform basic fire fighting||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||12483||Perform basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||9880||Perform basic welding/joining of metals||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||243021||Shift loads using lifting equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||14684||Weld thermoplastics with electrofusion equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||14697||Weld thermoplastics with extrusion equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||14694||Weld thermoplastics with heated-tool equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||14696||Weld thermoplastics with hot gas||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||14690||Weld thermoplastics with solvent cement||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||244407||Lift and move a load using mechanical lifting equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||260798||Operate a cantilever container crane (ship to shore)||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||260777||Operate a container side loader||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||260818||Operate a counter balanced lift truck in excess of 15 tons||Level 3||NQF Level 03||9|
|Elective||260763||Operate a floating crane||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||260760||Operate a inland container crane (rail mounted)||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||260761||Operate a reach stacker||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||260765||Operate a rubber tyred gantry crane||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||260817||Operate a scotch derrick crane (ship mounted)||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||260764||Operate a ships crane||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||260797||Operate a sideloader lift truck||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||260757||Operate a straddle carrier||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||260780||Operate a sugar cane crane||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||260781||Operate a telescopic boom handler||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||260758||Operate a wall-mounted jib||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||242972||Operate advanced defined purpose lift trucks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||242974||Operate counter-balanced lift truck||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||242982||Operate heavy crane||Level 3||NQF Level 03||14|
|Elective||260762||Operate rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||11|
|Elective||123260||Operate tailgates and tail-lifts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||242978||Operate truck-mounted cranes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||8039||Operating cranes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||8038||Operating lift trucks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||253658||Perform a lifting task by using a mobile crane||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||117001||Use a mobile crane to carry out pile driving||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||243273||Monitor and control the safety and operations of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||116583||Perform tandem lifting||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||253660||Supervise advanced mobile crane operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.||Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP)|
|2.||Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP)|
|3.||Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP)|