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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48696||National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation|
|SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation|
|QUALITY ASSURING BODY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Engineering and Related Design|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||163||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|
|65631||National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||120||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|Qualifying learners will gain competencies that will promote professionalism in this sub field by being able to:
The need for this qualification has been established by this economic sector. This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to enter this field of economic activity as well as learners who are already in this field and have gained experience in this sub field and wish to receive formal recognition of their experience. This qualification serves as an entry level for learners who wish to follow this career path and forms the basis for further development.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
The candidate must prove competence in terms of the NQF Level 2 qualification and learning in preparation for this qualification should include the aspects of:
Qualifying candidates will have the ability to:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be obtained through 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. The ability to plan for and maintain field instruments by using test equipment.
2. The ability to apply electronic principles during the development/design of electronic circuits.
3. Work effectively with others as a member of a team.
4. Basic operation of Programmable Logic Controllers.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the planning for maintaining field instruments and test equipment.
1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of safe working conditions when maintaining field instruments and test equipment.
1.3 Demonstrate an understanding of how to remove and install field instruments.
1.4 Demonstrate an understanding of how to calibrate field instruments by using test equipment.
2.1 Plan to construct basic electronic circuit in terms of equipment & components required.
2.2 Construct basic electronic circuits as per electronic schematic diagrams.
2.3 Test and commission the electronic circuits as per design specifications.
2.4 Ensure work place is cleaned and design equipment appropriately stored.
3.1 Demonstrate the ability to communicate with peers and members of supervisory/management levels in spoken or written form.
3.2 Adapt speech to accommodate socio-cultural sensitivities without losing own meaning.
3.3 Organise and present Measurement, Control and Instrumentation information in a focused and coherent manner.
3.4 Relationships with peers and supervisory/management levels are established and functioning.
4.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the input/output peripherals of a programmable logic controller.
4.2 Demonstrate an understanding of field devices interfaced to programmable logic controllers.
4.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the processor in a programmable logic controller.
Demonstrate an understanding of the back plane and power supply of a programmable logic controller.
4.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the programming terminal.
The assessment criteria of the qualification are embodied in the Unit Standards. The depths of technical expertise that will be assessed across the various specialist contexts are clearly articulated in the relevant specific outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements within these 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 case inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
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 all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
|This qualification was compared with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control and the Certificate III in Electro-technology - Instrumentation registered on the Australian NQF. in terms of specific outcomes, assessment criteria notional hours and degree of difficulty and the qualifications compare favorably.|
|This is the second qualification in a series from NQF level 2 through NQF level 3, 4 and 5. This series of qualifications can articulate directly to learning programmes and qualifications in the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation field. It also opens the possibility for further learning in the sub-field of Engineering and related design.|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|All assessors need to be Subject Matter Experts, qualified one level higher than the level of this qualification and registered with the relevant ETQA.|
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 65631, which is "National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation", Level 3, 120 credits.
Measurement, Control and Instrumentation equipment will refer to flow, temperature, level and pressure field instrumentation. In order to demonstrate an understanding, the learner is given an application, which, if successfully carried out will demonstrate the knowledge component. This application must include the safe handling of the above-mentioned equipment.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||7548||Use personal computer operating system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||10270||Construct Basic Electronic Circuits||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||113899||Demonstrate an understanding of basic programmable logic controllers||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||114620||Demonstrate fault finding techniques on field instrumentation||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||114603||Maintain controllers||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||114610||Maintain equipment associated with final control elements||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||114619||Maintain flow equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||114606||Maintain level equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||114612||Maintain pressure equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||114617||Maintain temperature equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||114624||Read and interpret instrumentation drawings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||114623||Select, inspect, use and maintain measurement, test and calibration equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||12225||Construct and test advanced electronic circuits||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|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|
|Fundamental||12153||Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||10630||Maintain intrinsically safe apparatus||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||13117||Install, test and maintain a basic hydraulic system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||13139||Install, test and maintain a basic pneumatic system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||114615||Maintain analytical equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||114602||Maintain recorders||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|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:|
|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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