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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Operations Supervision 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48915  Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing and Assembly Operations Supervision 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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
Further Ed and Training Cert  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  150  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 10105/14  2015-07-01  2018-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

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 person acquiring this qualification will be able to lead a team of people, schedule resources; monitor quality control practices within a specialized manufacturing or other engineering related industries.

This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning in a variety of manufacturing, engineering and management equivalent types of qualifications at NQF 5. This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within the manufacturing of engineering domains by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the manufacturing and engineering fields.

The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the progression and economic growth within the manufacturing and engineering fraternities.


Rationale of the qualification

This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of employers and employees within various manufacturing disciples, both now and for the future.

The range of typical learners are individuals with specialised manufacturing or engineering competencies, planning of production resources, monitoring of quality control practices in the manufacturing environment whilst advising and leading team members in the workplace.

A qualifying learner could operate as a valuable leader within any manufacturing process. This will provide valuable training, embedded knowledge and fundamental experience towards a career within manufacturing, engineering and management that will be beneficial to an individual and also to the economy/ industry.

This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the manufacturing and related industries and will provide portability and articulation possibilities within the broad manufacturing and engineering domains. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
A context and specialty related manufacturing qualification at NQF 3.

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. A learner wishing to be assessed towards this qualification may arrange to do so without attending any further training or education. The assessor and the learner will jointly decide on the most appropriate method to be taken. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.

To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 150 credits as detailed below.

Fundamental Component:

The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4 to the value of 16 credits.
  • Communication at NQF Level 4 in a First South African Language to the value of 20 credits.
  • Communication in a Second South African Language at NQF Level 3 to the value of 20 credits.

    It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    Core Component:

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 54 credits all of which are compulsory.

    Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 119 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 40 credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    The outcomes are specified in terms of specific and critical cross-field outcomes.

    1. Interpret and use knowledge regarding manufacturing, safety and quality control principles and practices.
    2. Organise and lead a work team to ensure achievable objectives
    3. Organise and control production scheduling and planning in a manufacturing plant
    4. Implement performance management tools to optimise individual and team functioning in the place of work. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Compare and interpret available information to solve problems related to the manufacturing performance.
  • Report findings and recommendations according to safety, legislative and standard operating procedures.

    2.
  • Lead a team by allocating work and related team outputs to ensure project successes.
  • Manage time and deadlines in a department or division or section.
  • Provide constructive feedback to the team to enhance performance and outputs.
  • Analyse and evaluate information in unfamiliar problem situations.

    3.
  • Conduct a formal meeting to ensure consistency and flow during shift or project handovers.
  • Maintain production efficiencies and safety in a manufacturing plant.
  • Ensure that utilising resources to satisfy demand meet production targets.
  • Organise manufacturing or production related planning and scheduling supporting the supply & demand system.

    4.
  • Develop a plan of action to enhance performance of a team.
  • Use a variety of strategies to deal with conflict in the team.
  • Control the coaching or training intervention of a fellow colleague.

    The assessment criteria of the qualification are embodied in the unit standards. The knowledge, skills and understanding will be assessed across several specialised contexts and are clearly defined within the relevant specific outcomes, assessment criteria and range statements within these unit standards.


    Integrated Assessment

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to achieve all the exit level outcomes of this qualification.

    Iidentifying and solving of problems, team work, organising one-self, using applied science, acknowledgement of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Applicable assessment tool(s) are developed that ensure that foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge, problem solving and the application of the world as a set of related systems within the manufacturing and supervision fields are assessed to ensure integrative assessment.

    A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.
    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, applied, foundational and reflective competencies. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Benchmarking was done against international standards and qualifications from the NVQ from Britain, New Zealand Qualification Authority, the American Qualification Curriculum and Assessment Authority Frameworks and the US Manufacturing Skills Standards.

    A vast range of manufacturing management qualifications could be found. The level, qualification outcomes, notional learning time and degree of difficulty do compare favourable.

    Comparability with the current South African framework (SA NQF), eight (8) comparable qualifications were found. All of these qualifications reflect a specific specialty area such as, food service, front office, house keeping, building or civil engineering construction. The three (3) Civil engineering supervision qualifications refer to a further focus area being road works and water & wastewater. It is clear that better synergy could be reflected within some of these qualifications. Other industries cannot make use of these qualifications due to the titles and industry recognition. We hereby recommend a generic approach towards the manufacturing related supervision to facilitate future coherence and recognition.

    A qualification "National Certificate in Manufacturing Supervision: NQF Level 4", as currently being developed by the MERSETA stakeholder grouping, were evaluated. This qualification has elements of manufacturing related aspects, but the main focus as reflected in the core component of the qualification refers to generic supervision.

    Therefore the proposed qualification as presented by Further Education and Training Certificate in Manufacturing and Assembly Operations Supervision NQF 4 speaks to the FETC policy criteria and provides a clear vertical progression from operator related qualifications, into manufacturing and assembly supervision qualification. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification will allow a person to advance to learning for manufacturing or engineering management qualifications at NQF level 5 or a similar qualification at this level. The qualification provides the learner with flexibility to pursue different careers in the manufacturing industry and articulation within the engineering industries. The level of flexibility with the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue further learning within the engineering or manufacturing industry. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone 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 of 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 detailed immediately below.
  • 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.

    Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • Interpersonal skills, subject matter expertise and assessment experience.
  • The assessor needs to be competent in the planning and conducting assessment of learning outcomes as described in the unit standards Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes NQF level5.
  • The subject matter experience must be well developed within the field of materials manufacturing and quality assurance practices.
  • The assessor must have completed:
    - A similar qualification or from the same family of qualifications, at or above NQF 5, or
    - The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
  • Assessors need to be registered with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body. 

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

    NOTES 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  13914  Conduct a formal meeting  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13952  Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  11473  Manage individual and team performance  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  14586  Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  10981  Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Core  12665  Control production and resource scheduling and planning in a manufacturing environment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Core  10631  Demonstrate an understanding of manufacturing, principles, methodologies and processes  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    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  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  9016  Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8979  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  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  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  242812  Induct a member into a team  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12455  Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9890  Anticipate and troubleshoot machine functioning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  116002  Conduct explosives environmental testing and interpret the results  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116007  Conduct explosives performance testing and interpret results  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  242822  Employ a systematic approach to achieving objectives  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  117156  Interpret basic financial statements  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  242819  Motivate and Build a Team  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  9950  Plan learning events  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  9889  Set up production machines  Level 4  NQF Level 04  30 
    Elective  242817  Solve problems, make decisions and implement solutions  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  7818  Conduct on-the-job coaching  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  115753  Conduct outcomes-based assessment  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  15 
    Elective  11286  Institute disciplinary action  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  14609  Participate in management of conflict  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
    Elective  10985  Conduct a disciplinary hearing  Level 6  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L6 


    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. ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP) 
    2. Arrow Creek Investments (Pty) Ltd T/A Avisa Academy of Learning (PRETO 
    3. Avisa Academy of Learning(TP) 
    4. College of Production Technology 
    5. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    6. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    7. JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA) 
    8. Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP) 
    9. Keewave Trading 403 (Pty) Ltd T/A VH Consulting (DURBAN) (TP) 
    10. Myrtle Empowerment and Projects CC (SPRINGS) TP 
    11. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE 
    12. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    13. Plastics Federation of South Africa (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    14. Plastics Federation of South Africa (WESTMEAD) (TP) 
    15. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    16. Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP) 
    17. Spilamart cc T/A 1st Safety & Training (SABIE) (TP) 
    18. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    19. Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP) 



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