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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 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
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" 
SAQA 0160/05  2007-04-03  2009-04-08 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-30  

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 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:
  • Maintain field instrumentation by using test equipment.
  • Apply electronic principles in the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation environment.
  • Read ,record analyse and report readings/measurements.
  • Calibrate, isolate, de-isolate, install and maintain field instruments.

    Rationale

    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 
  • This qualification assumes that the candidate has a NQF Level 2 Certificate in Measurement Control and Instrumentation.

    Or

    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:
  • Language and mathematical literacy and numeracy.
  • Science and Measurement Control and Instrumentation technology.
  • Teamwork.
  • Dexterity and technical aptitude.

    Qualifying candidates will have the ability to:
  • Articulate to the level 4 qualification.
  • Perform maintenance tasks.

    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? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    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.
    1.1 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.
    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.
    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.
    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

    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. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    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. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    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. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • A person 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 if 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.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. 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. 

  • 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. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 65631, which is "National Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation", Level 3, 120 credits.

    Preamble

    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. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  7548  Use personal computer operating system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  10270  Construct Basic Electronic Circuits  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  113899  Demonstrate an understanding of basic programmable logic controllers  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114620  Demonstrate fault finding techniques on field instrumentation  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114603  Maintain controllers  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114610  Maintain equipment associated with final control elements  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114619  Maintain flow equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114606  Maintain level equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114612  Maintain pressure equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114617  Maintain temperature equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114624  Read and interpret instrumentation drawings  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  114623  Select, inspect, use and maintain measurement, test and calibration equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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 
    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 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  12153  Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  10630  Maintain intrinsically safe apparatus  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    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 
    Elective  114602  Maintain recorders  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    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.
     
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