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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Technical Maintenance 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48727  National Certificate: Sugar Manufacturing and Refining Technical Maintenance 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  146  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 
A learner assessed as competent against this qualification, will be able to fault find, dismantle and repair and maintain work in a wide cross-section of skills specific to the sub-field of Secondary Agriculture e.g. Sugar Manufacturing and Refining industry. The learner will obtain a formally recognised qualification on level 3 on the NQF in the Field of Agriculture and Nature Conservation.

The learner will also demonstrate thorough understanding of the process of manufacturing and refining sugar. In addition they will have enhanced communication skills as it pertains to the individual. All of these will contribute to the operational efficiency of the Sugar Refining Factories and other related processing activities.

In addition the learner will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of manufacturing process, or to strive towards welding, electrical, instrumentation and manufacturing unit standards and practice at higher levels.

The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of Sugar Manufacturing Technical Maintenance where learners will engage in more complex maintenance and repair activities.

Because of the emphasis on multi-skilling across a wide cross-section of skills, the learner will be able to enter a broader spectrum of career paths and would be employable in other sectors as well. Other sectors could include manufacturing and processing sectors.

Rationale for the qualification

The current emphasis in the industry is on multi-skilling as it is believed to enhance the employability of the individual. This qualification will enable the learner to acquire recognised competencies relevant to the various aspects of the Sugar Refining and Manufacturing industry.

The qualifying learner will operate in areas of activities such as routine maintenance of electrical and mechanical machinery in the sugar refining manufacturing processes. The learner will engage in activities such as the installation and repairs of basic electrical and mechanical machinery.

This is the second qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of Sugar Industry Technical Maintenance. It also provides learners who have gained relevant experiences in the workplace with an opportunity to obtain credits through an RPL process. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner attempting this qualification will have competence against the qualification: "National Certificate in Sugar Industry Technical Maintenance; NQF level 2" or equivalent.

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. The learner should be thoroughly briefed of 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 too onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL, meaning option towards gaining a qualification. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
Rules of Combination

To obtain this qualification, all fundamental and core unit standards are compulsory. In addition, the learner must select and complete a minimum of 21 credits from the elective unit standards.

The minimum credits for this qualification is 146. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to fault find, dismantle, maintain, assemble and install a variety of electrical and instrument assemblies and make close tolerance adjustments to equipment and process, meeting output requirements and working safely with due care for fellow workers and the environment.
2. Select appropriate procedures to solve familiar problems within engineering environment and operate within clearly defined contexts, with some scope for personal decision-making and responsibility.
3. Communicate with peers, production personnel and members of supervisory/management levels by demonstrating the ability to gather and summarise information from a range of sources and produce coherent presentations in a prescribed format.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related fields of learning and preparation requirements for such learning. 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1.1 Conditioning of equipment and machinery is monitored
1.2 Faults in equipment and machinery are diagnosed
1.3 Equipment and machinery are maintained to required standards and overhauled ate required intervals
1.4 Dismantling sequence of assemblies meets specifications
1.5 Assemblies and installations meet specifications
1.6 Safe working practices are adhered to

2.1 Appropriate procedures are selected to solve problems in an efficient and effective manner
2.2 Unfamiliar problems are accurately reported to appropriate personnel
2.3 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to familiar problems in mechanical engineering (fitting)

3.1 Information is gathered from a range of sources and accurately summarised into a prescribed format.
3.2 Information is clear and accurate and presented in a timely manner in the required format to appropriate parties.
3.3 Relationships with peers, production personnel and members of supervisory/management levels are established and functioning

4.1 Options are explained.
4.2 Preparation requirements are explained.
4.3 Learning plan is developed

Integrated Assessment Criteria:

Learners will produce evidence of the following:
  • Verbal and written explanations of reasons for adhering to operational and work site procedures as well as statutory requirements, adhering to specific sequence of operations, identifying deviations, taking corrective actions and recording relevant data, and reporting deviations outside the jobholder's responsibility.
  • Demonstrations of a range of operational actions relating to applying quality control and applying general safety in the workplace.
  • Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the Sugar Manufacturing and Refining industry.
  • Oral or written questioning regarding the reflexive competencies within the qualification:

    If the identifying and solving of problems, team work, organising oneself, the using of applied science, the implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems are not clear from the observation, a method of oral questioning or a case study should be applied to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
  • A portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, foundational and reflexive competencies of the learner, which may include production and quality statistics.
  • 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, foundational and reflexive competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification is comparable to equivalent qualifications in Scotland and Ireland. In particular the Scottish qualification: National Certificate/SVQ Foundation (Level 3) in Engineering, Fabrication and Welding" are based on the same general principles and skills outcomes. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification has been designed and structured in such a way that it facilitates learner movement 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. This qualification forms a basis for entry into a wide cross section of industries in South Africa. This will be achieved through the multi-skilling of the learner.

    Sugar Industry Technical Supervisor Level 4

    Sugar Industry Technical Maintenance Worker Level 3

    Sugar Industry Technical Maintenance Worker Level 2

    Technical Maintenance Worker Level 1 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against these unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against these unit standards may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessors need experience in the following areas:
  • Interpersonal skills, subject matter and assessment.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting assessment of learning outcomes and design and develop assessments as described in the relevant unit standards. The subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of technical maintenance in the sugar manufacturing and refining industry.
  • The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • Assessors need to be registered with the relevant ETQA. 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13216  Maintain indirect drives  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12244  Form and shape sheet, plate, pipe and structural section using power machinery  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  13283  Maintain bearings in machines and equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13281  Maintain conveyor systems  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13280  Maintain direct drives  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13276  Maintain pumps  Level 3  NQF Level 03  24 
    Core  12247  Weld workpieces with the oxy-acetylene welding process in all positions  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  10259  Fault find, repair and maintain three phase voltage electrical circuits  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  114389  Wire and commission three phase electrical circuits  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    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  116714  Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9530  Manage work time effectively  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9533  Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace  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 
    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  13279  Maintain dynamic seals in machines and / or equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  114320  Explain the sugar cane processing value chain  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13321  Maintain fluid power / pneumatic systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    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.
     
    1. Shukela Training Centre 



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