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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48798  National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY 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  134  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 
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 working in enterprises that use tyre manufacturing processes.

The chief skills that are recognised in this qualification are those of setting, adjusting and monitoring the equipment used to manufacture a variety of tyre components and tyres. This will typically involve the changeover from one product to another in which the changeover is relatively simple and routine. Hand skills play a minor role in this qualification.


Qualifying learners will also understand:
  • How to implement procedures related to various aspects of the production process.
  • How to relate what they see and experience to scientific and technological principles and concepts.
  • How to maintain and support the various policies and procedures related to the safety, health, environment and quality systems that govern their workplace.

    With this understanding, learners will be able to participate actively in workplace activities.

    What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage more directly in controlling tyre and tyre component manufacturing processes and troubleshooting non-conformances experienced.


    Rationale

    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 second qualification in a series for tyre and tyre component manufacturing that will enable competent learners to participate effectively in the tyre manufacturing industry.

    This qualification can be obtained in the following contexts:
  • Tyre component manufacturing processes
  • Rubber material preparation
  • Extruding
  • Calendering
  • Tyre curing (vulcanisation) 

  • 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 tyre and tyre component manufacturing at NQF Level 2 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 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of tyre and tyre manufacturing processes, the ability to set and operate equipment to manufacture components and the ability to maintain the quality and efficiency of the process.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the quality requirements of tyres and tyre components, and the ability to ensure ongoing quality by identifying and responding to faults in manufactured products and by performing tests on tyres or tyre components.

    3. Understand, use and apply policies and procedures to maintain materials, equipment, work-place relations, safety, health, quality and the environment.

    4. Understand organisational structures and relationships and participate actively in workgroup discussions, in workgroup problem solving activities and in the implementation of solutions.

    5. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and of preparation requirements for such learning. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • The manufacturing process and the manufactured products conform to specifications.
  • Manufacturing output meets production targets and schedules.
  • Product changeover, (installation, set up and start up) processes are planned, organised and carried out efficiently, safely and within standard times.
  • Materials, equipment and tools are used, cared for and maintained in accordance with good practice and workplace procedures.
  • Can discuss and explain product changeover and set up processes and their impact on the quality of the produced product.

    2.
  • All material and manufacturing faults and equipment malfunctions are recognised and responded to appropriately.
  • All records related to maintaining quality standards are up-to-date and are kept meticulously and accurately.
  • All tests conform to standardised testing procedures.
  • All materials, equipment and tools related to testing and quality are used, cared for and maintained according to good practice and company procedures.
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to quality and demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles.

    3.
  • Procedures can be explained and are applied routinely and effectively.
  • Appropriate procedures are selected to solve problems in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Recording and reporting of conditions, outputs and incidents is done accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Can discuss and explain issues related to product liability and traceability.

    4.
  • Relationships with peers, supervisory and management levels are established and functioning
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues at the level of the qualification related to own role and purpose in the organisation.
  • Problems are identified in a timely manner, reported and discussed and the agreed corrective action is implemented.

    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:
  • Evaluating projects developed during the learning programme.
  • 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, including learning records.

    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 and tyre component manufacturing. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes have been advanced by the learning process. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification and associated qualifications has 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 
    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. 

    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 tyre and tyre component manufacturing, 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 other 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.
    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  13234  Apply quality procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13223  Apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12457  Develop learning strategies and techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115113  Liase with workgroup members to set up equipment and for production runs in tyre component manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9526  Manage basic business finance  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115066  Operate and monitor compounding equipment for tyre component manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  115059  Operate tyre-curing presses  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  115057  Prepare tyre fabrics for coating  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  115114  Set up and operate calendering equipment to produce tyre components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  115067  Set up, operate and monitor extrusion equipment for tyre component manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  18 
    Core  116720  Show understanding of diversity in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115062  Test tyre related products and identify faults  Level 3  NQF Level 03  27 
    Core  9533  Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9528  Communicate with clients  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9529  Compile feasibility and commissioning reports  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  12429  Develop a personal financial plan  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 
    Elective  13202  Apply study and learning techniques  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9268  Manage basic personal finance  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116231  Operate a cab controlled overhead crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    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 
    Elective  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  262824  Operate a Sideboom  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    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  242981  Operate defined purpose lift trucks  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  242976  Operate overhead/gantry cranes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12484  Perform basic fire fighting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243021  Shift loads using lifting equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12463  Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244407  Lift and move a load using mechanical lifting equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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 
    Elective  260818  Operate a counter balanced lift truck in excess of 15 tons  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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 
    Elective  260797  Operate a sideloader lift truck  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260757  Operate a straddle carrier  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260780  Operate a sugar cane crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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 
    Elective  242972  Operate advanced defined purpose lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  242974  Operate counter-balanced lift truck  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    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 
    Elective  242978  Operate truck-mounted cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8039  Operating cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  8038  Operating lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  253658  Perform a lifting task by using a mobile crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12455  Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117001  Use a mobile crane to carry out pile driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  243273  Monitor and control the safety and operations of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    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: 
     
    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. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Brits Plant (BRITS) (TP) 
    2. Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd - PE Plant (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    3. Continental Tyres SA (Pty) Ltd (NEW BRIGHTON) (TP) 
    4. Goodyear SA (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 



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