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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Quality Assurance of Tyre Manufacturing Processes 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48796  National Certificate: Quality Assurance of Tyre Manufacturing Processes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MERSETA - Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  142  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  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 
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to satisfy the challenges of participating effectively in the tyre manufacturing industry.

For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification can be used in the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to assess and recognise workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education or training.

For the new entrant, this qualification describes the learning outcomes (the skills, knowledge and values) required to effectively participate in a structured workplace within the tyre manufacturing industry.

For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programmes. For employers, the qualification allows skills gaps to be identified and programmes to close those skills gaps to be developed. The qualification also acts as an external benchmark for fulfilling the criteria of national and international quality standards such as ISO 9000:2000.

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners to assure the quality of tyre and tyre components during the manufacturing processes by testing materials and products, analysing data and verifying causes of problems.

Qualified learners will also understand:
  • How to cope with the pressures of manufacturing
  • How to plan, schedule and evaluate their own work
  • How to interact with and develop the capacity of team members to maintain and support quality, safety and health systems.

    What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage in maintaining production efficiencies, optimising product quality and measuring the performance of tyres.

    Rationale for the qualification:

    The tyre manufacturing process requires the preparation of a range of materials (rubber, additives, synthetic fibres, fabrics and steel wires); the manufacture of components from combinations of these materials; the assembly of the components into a green tyre; the curing or vulcanising of the green tyre into the finished product and the finishing of the cured tyre.

    The tyre manufacturing industry combines sophisticated manufacturing processes with skilled hand assembly and fabrication within a competitive and challenging environment. The manufactured products have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer quality requirements. In addition, the industry has to respond to competition in export and domestic markets and to ensure the on-going development of new products required by changing customer needs.

    This means that people working in the tyre manufacturing industry require a range of skills and knowledge to help them respond to the exacting quality requirements, the pressures of high speed production and ongoing change.

    This is the third qualification in a series related to the quality of manufactured tyres and tyre components that will enable competent learners to participate effectively in the tyre manufacturing industry. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners entering a programme towards this qualification have achieved a qualification in quality checking of manufactured tyres and tyre components at NQF Level 3, or have the relevant experience.

    Recognition of prior learning:
    This qualification may be obtained through the process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support should be provided to assist the learner in the process of developing a portfolio. While this is primarily a work-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit level outcomes. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:
  • Fundamental: 59 credits
  • Core: 71 credits
  • Elective: a minimum of 12 credits must be selected from Elective unit standards.
    Total: a minimum of 142 credits 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Verify the quality of manufacturing processes and products and collect and analyse data to identify problems, trends and potential trouble spots.
    2. Understand and apply rubber technology and tyre construction principles in order to identify, formulate and recommend solutions to common manufacturing process problems and areas for improvement
    3. Ensure efficient and seamless production by co-ordinating activities in the workgroup and with other departments
    4. Maintain a safe, productive workplace, developing the efficiency and effectiveness of the workgroup
    Range:
    Safety also includes issues of health and issues relating to reducing negative impacts on the environment
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and preparation requirements for such learning 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1. > Quality issues are identified and analysed and recommendations are made
  • The testing of processes and products conforms to specifications
  • Testing equipment is set up, cared for, calibrated and maintained to ensure accuracy and consistency
  • Testing and recommendations provide a support for decision making and changes to manufacturing processes and materials
  • Issues related to quality assurance of the manufacturing process and the materials used are discussed and resolved

    2. > Solutions are formulated and proposed in such a way as to minimize the reoccurrence of problems or inefficiencies
  • Solutions are implemented, recorded and monitored for the reoccurrence of problems
  • Operating procedures, manuals, quality standards and other documents are updated to reflect the changes
  • Problems, solutions and opportunities for improvement are discussed and resolved with workgroup members and internal customers and partners
  • The underlying scientific and technological causes of problems, basis for improvements, and related issues are explained and discussed.

    3. > Problems, plans and actions are discussed with relevant personnel and agreement is obtained
  • Work is organised and planned and communicated clearly
  • Interpersonal interactions and processes are managed to achieve the required outputs
  • Procedures are used to ensure consistency of effort and outcomes
  • Achievements of work unit objectives are evaluated and suggestions for improvements are implemented

    4. > The workplace is safe and free of hazards
  • Tools, equipment and services are cared for, maintained and stored according to good practice and to workplace procedures
  • Workgroup members are assisted and influenced to work effectively, efficiently and safely
  • Interpersonal interactions and processes are managed to achieve required outputs
  • Procedures are used to ensure consistency of effort and outcomes

    5. > Options are explained
  • Preparation requirements are explained
  • Learning plan is developed

    Integrated Assessment:

    The integrated assessment must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide must spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
  • Observing (and listening to) the learner at work, both in primary activities as well as in other interactions, or in relevant simulations
  • Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding
  • Looking at records and reports

    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 with the approach being taken.

    While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit level outcomes.

    The assessment process should cover the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities required for tyre manufacturing. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes have been advanced by the learning process.

    Assessors should also evaluate evidence that the learner has been performing consistently over a period of time. The assessment can include a small project or projects that need more time to complete than is practical in a live assessment session. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification and associated qualifications have been found comparable in terms of outcomes and duration to:
    1. Qualifications in the United Kingdom: National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (N/SVQ)
    2. Modern apprenticeship qualifications in the United Kingdom in the field of polymer processing
    3. Vocational qualifications in Germany

    In addition, the qualification design has been benchmarked against the Manufacturing Skills Standards developed by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council in the United States.
    For the detailed comparison see the Executive Summary of the SGB Process Report. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This 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. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderators for the qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate ETQA.
    To assure the quality of the assessment process, the moderation should cover one of the following:
  • Assessor credentials
  • The assessment instrument
  • The assessment process 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:

    1. Appropriate qualification in the field of quality assurance, with a minimum of 2 years' experience in a tyre-manufacturing environment. The subject matter expertise 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 ability to balance the conflicting requirements of:
  • Maintaining national standards
  • The interests of the learner
  • The need for transformation and redressing the legacies of the past
  • The cultural background and language of the learner
    4. Registration as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
    5. Any other criteria required by the relevant ETQA 

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

    NOTES 
    This qualification links to the following qualifications:

    NQF level 5
  • National Diploma in Rubber Technology (240 credits)
  • (Draft) Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing: Optimising Tyre Manufacturing Processes and Tyre Performance (120 credits)
  • Industrial Rubber Manufacturing

    NQF level 4
  • Tyre & Tyre Component Manufacturing
  • Quality Assurance of Tyre Processes
  • Industrial Rubber Manufacturing

    NQF level 3
  • Tyre &Tyre Component Manufacturing
  • Tyre Assembly
  • Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components
  • Industrial Rubber Manufacturing

    NQF level 2
  • Tyre & Tyre Component Manufacturing
  • Quality Checking and Finishing of Manufactured Tyres
  • Industrial Rubber Manufacturing (Mixing OR Extruding OR Moulding OR Calendaring)

    NQF level 1
  • Manufacturing, Engineering, Assembly & Related Activities 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13254  Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  13198  Formulate and recommend solutions to common industrial rubber manufacturing problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Core  13235  Maintain the quality assurance system  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13224  Monitor the application of safety, health and environmental protection procedures  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  13194  Perform statistical process control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  115112  Plan and set up testing programme to investigate quality issues and recommend changes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9506  Communicate in an assertive manner with clients and fellow workers  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  12417  Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  116389  Write a technical report  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  117877  Perform one-to-one training on the job  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7567  Produce and use spreadsheets for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8555  Contribute to information distribution regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7854  Provide First Aid  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  13203  Counsel workgroup members in respect of HIV/AIDS  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 


    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 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. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    2. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 



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