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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
49105  National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Furniture   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
FPMSETA - Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector 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  122  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 and education and training providers with the standards required to satisfy the challenges of participating effectively in the furniture manufacturing industry. Typical learners will be workers in the furniture industry.

For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification can be used in the recognition of prior learning process to assess and recognise workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education and training.

For the new entrant, this qualification describes the learning outcomes required to effectively participate in a structured workplace.

For education and training providers, this qualification provides guidance for the development of appropriate learning programmes and assessment documentation.

For employers, this qualification enables skills gaps to be identified and addressed ensuring that productivity levels are increased and business objectives achieved.

This qualification has been developed to assist with standardisation across the furniture industry. This will allow persons to achieve recognition as a furniture finisher, and lay a foundation for future career advancement across similar trades and to supervisory and management qualifications within the sector.

The combination of learning outcomes that comprise this qualification will provide the qualifying learner with vocational knowledge and skills appropriate to the context of furniture manufacturing. The learner will have an understanding of the furniture industry and how he or she should operate within the legislative, safety and quality systems which govern the workplace. It will also equip learners with a foundation for further intellectual development, opportunities for gainful employment and reward for contributions to society.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Identify and solve problems in furniture production processes within their area of responsibility.
  • Communicate and work effectively with colleagues, subordinates and managers, so that furniture production processes are carried out safely and to the required standard.
  • Demonstrate scientific and technological competence in the carrying out of furniture production processes.
  • Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities and those in area of responsibility effectively and responsibly to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues.
  • Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, that when performing furniture making operations that they do not pose a safety risk and that failure to maintain rate and quality of production will negatively impact upon all parts of the furniture production cycle.

    Typical job roles and purpose:
  • Skilled wood machinist: Carry out complex wood machining in the furniture production environment
  • Skilled finisher: Carry out a full range of finishing operations in a furniture making environment
  • Skilled cabinet maker: Carry out a full range of cabinet making operations required to produce crafted furniture
  • Skilled upholsterer: Carry out a full range of upholstery operations in a furniture making environment

    Key Work Areas:
  • Make and maintain jigs and templates
  • Operate a full range of machines
  • Applying special effects and paint finishes to furniture products
  • Applying finishes using air spraying
  • Carrying out repairs to finishing damage on products
  • Construct carcasses, doors and drawers, and fit doors and drawers
  • Prepare and lay veneers and inlays
  • Produce complex curved or shaped laminated products
  • Completing upholstery processes
  • Machine-sewing upholstery covers
  • Carrying out diamond buttoning
  • Cushion making

    The relation between this Qualification and the principles of the NQF is indicated in the following:
  • Recognition of Prior learning: Allows for Recognition of Prior Learning, especially as a means of career advancement
  • Credibility: Learning Outcomes are a result of consensus by the industry
  • Relevance: Consulting workshops indicated a demand for unit standard based qualifications in Furniture Manufacturing
  • Access: Removes traditional barriers to qualifications below "artisan" level
  • Articulation/Progression: Forms part of a learning pathway for wood machinists, spanning NQF levels 1 - 4.


    Rationale of the qualification:

    As a result of past legacies many practitioners within the furniture manufacturing sector were denied career advancement and possible recognition as qualified tradesmen. This was as a direct result of poor educational opportunities in some schools, leading to a lack of entry to formal training institutions. The introduction of a National Certificate in Furniture Making (level 3) based on unit standards will allow learners to reach their full potential of advancement without formal education becoming an impassable barrier and in addition, allow for the recognition of prior learning.

    In terms of current legislation, it is a requirement of industry to transform designated trades into unit standards-based qualifications. The FIETA sector skills plan indicates a definite need for fully skilled tradesmen in all areas of the furniture making industry.

    The National Certificate in Furniture Making reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively in the furniture industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.

    The competencies contained in this Qualification are essential for social and economic transformation, empowerment and upliftment within the furniture manufacturing environment, whilst simultaneously improving the skills base of the country.

    This qualification lays the basis of learning towards the National Certificate in Furniture Making at level 4.

    The learning pathways in wood machining consist of the following qualifications:

    NQF level 1: National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities
    NQF level 2: National Certificate in Furniture Making (Wood)
    NQF level 3: National Certificate in Furniture Making (Wood)
    NQF level 4: National Certificate in Furniture Making (Specialism) 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner entering a programme leading to this qualification has successfully completed the National Certificate in Furniture Wood Machining and Cabinet Making at NQF level 2 or has demonstrated equivalent competence.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    The qualification may be obtained in whole or in part through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning. Learners who meet the requirements of any unit standard in this qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the Forestry Industries Education and Training Authority (FIETA), and will be assessed against the assessment criteria and specific outcomes for the relevant unit standard/s. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:
  • Fundamental: 38 credits
  • Core: 12 credits
  • Elective: 72 credits (minimum)
    Credit total: 122 credits minimum

    In order to be awarded the qualification, the learner has to prove competence in all of the Fundamental and Core Unit Standards, as well as the Elective Standards related to their area of specialisation. In addition a learner may choose to undertake the optional elective standard.

    Additional Elective Unit Standards could be added to the qualification over time.

    Elective unit standards:

    The candidate must achieve all of either:
  • Produce profiled timber and board product components and products
  • Produce jointed timber and board product components and products
  • Produce bored timber and board product components and products
  • Produce turned timber product components and products
  • Produce edge banded components and products
  • Make and maintain jigs and templates
    Or
  • Apply specialist decorative effect and finish to furniture by spraying
  • Perform wood finishing operations using airless and air mix spraying equipment
  • Identify and carry out repairs to finishing damage on products
    Or
  • Produce modern carcasses, doors and drawers
  • Complete crafted furniture
  • Prepare veneers
  • Lay veneers and hand fit inlays
  • Produce curved laminated timber and board components
    Or
  • Prepare buttons and deep button furniture items
  • Carry out multi-lay fabric cutting
  • Machine sew covers for upholstery items
  • Cover prepared frame

    Candidates selecting the cabinet making electives above may also choose:
  • Produce edge banded components and products 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    On completion of this qualification learners are able to:

    1. Identify and solve problems in furniture production processes within their area of responsibility.

    2. Communicate and work effectively with colleagues, subordinates and managers, so that furniture production processes are carried out safely and to the required standard.

    3. Demonstrate scientific and technological competence in the carrying out of furniture production processes.

    4. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities and those in area of responsibility effectively and responsibly to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues.

    5. Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, that when performing furniture making operations that they do not pose a safety risk and that failure to maintain rate and quality of production will negatively impact upon all parts of the furniture production cycle. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1. All processes are monitored and checked for optimum performance, and any problems are dealt with or referred to the appropriate authority.

    2. All processes are performed according to Health & Safety legislation and organisational requirements, and unsafe work practices are identified and corrected.

    3. All machinery and equipment is used safely and appropriately, in line with all organisational standards for quality, production and safety.

    4. Work area, tools, equipment and materials are prepared according to requirements of drawings and specifications, the work area is kept clean, tidy and safe, and all organisational housekeeping procedures are correctly observed.

    5. All processes are carried out as per organisational and international standards and requirements and within the specified time.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist primarily of demonstrations, with some written tests and assignments. The purpose of formative assessment is to diagnose learner strengths and weaknesses and to determine readiness for summative assessment.

    Summative assessment would consist of written tests and accompanying assignments, case studies and practical demonstrations. Summative assessments would only be conducted once the learner has indicated that he/she is ready to undergo summative assessment.

    Before qualifying, learners will be expected to demonstrate competence in a practical situation that integrates the assessment of all specific outcomes, for all unit standards.

    Integrated assessment provides learners with an opportunity to display an ability to integrate practical performance, actions, concepts and theory across unit standards to achieve competence in relation to the purpose of this qualification.

    In particular assessors should check that the learner is able to demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:
  • The quality of the observed practical performance as well as the theory and underpinning knowledge behind it.
  • The different methods that can be used by the learner to display thinking and decision making in the demonstration of practical performance.
  • Reflexive competencies 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    1. New Zealand Qualification Board

    This qualification is comparable to the New Zealand National Certificate in Furniture Making (Level 4). Details appear below:

    This qualification recognises on-job competence as a fully skilled tradesperson. It is designed to be an entry-level qualification for people new to the industry, and also for those employed in the industry who have not had a formal structured qualification available to them. However, people may progress to this qualification from the National Certificate in Furniture Making (Level 3) [Ref: 0965], with which it shares core credit requirements.

    The compulsory unit standards in this qualification recognise achievement of essential basic skills for the furniture making industry. The electives are designed to recognise the complementary knowledge and skills required for employment options within the furniture making industry. The first elective section covers specific furniture making skills and the second elective includes the sub-field of Furniture, thus covering essential industry skills in the areas of wood machining and furniture assembly (previously known as cabinet making) and processes using solid wood and wood panels. The third elective allows recognition for the achievement of core generic skills such as literacy, numeracy, computing, and first aid; and includes foundation and advanced competencies in first line management, business administration, and adult education. In some employment contexts, credits gained for the third elective will reflect further skills specific to furniture making.

    Gaining this certificate will enable trainees to undertake further training in design, production, and management in the furniture making industry.

    The following differences are noted:

    i. The New Zealand NQF levels are not directly equivalent to the South African NQF levels. Thus a qualification at, for example, level 2, may encompass elements of South African levels 1, 2 and 3.

    ii. New Zealand unit standards are written at task level. This essentially means that the qualifications are made up of a large number of unit standards with small credit allocations.

    iii. There is no specific 'Wood Machining' qualification. Candidates are able to choose from a selection of unit standards to make up the trade of their choice.

    Finishing:

    This qualification is comparable to the New Zealand National Certificate in Furniture Finishing (Level 4). Details appear below:

    The National Certificate in Furniture Finishing (Level 4) includes and builds upon the knowledge and skills recognised in the National Certificate in Furniture Finishing (Level 2) [Ref: 0790] qualification. Holders of this qualification are fully qualified furniture finishers. This National Certificate is a pathway for those who hold the National Certificate in Furniture Finishing (Level 2) and those employed in the industry who have not had a formal structured qualification available to them.

    This qualification recognises the knowledge and skills required for the use of stains, coatings and preparation of furniture for finishing as well as the finishing of furniture. The furniture finishing sector of the industry covers wood finishes as well as paint finishes and alternative materials.

    The following differences are noted:

    i. The New Zealand NQF levels are not directly equivalent to the South African NQF levels. Thus a qualification at, for example, level 2, may encompass elements of South African levels 1, 2 and 3.

    ii. New Zealand unit standards are written at task level. This essentially means that the qualifications are made up of a large number of unit standards with small credit allocations.

    Upholstery:

    This qualification is comparable to the New Zealand National Certificate in Furniture (Restoration and Recovery Upholstery) (Level 3). The following differences are noted:

    iii. The New Zealand NQF levels are not directly equivalent to the South African NQF levels. Thus a qualification at, for example, level 2, may encompass elements of South African levels 1, 2 and 3.

    iv. New Zealand unit standards are written at task level. This essentially means that the qualifications are made up of a large number of unit standards with small credit allocations.

    v. Although the qualification is specific to restoration and recovery, the skills covered are applicable across the furniture upholstery field.


    2. Australian National Qualifications Framework

    The Technical and Further Education Authority (TAFE), New South Wales was also used as a resource for international benchmarking. TAFE provides nationally accredited training. The following information highlights the nationally accredited training programme offered by TAFE which is aligned to the Wood Machining Certificate qualification registered on the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 3.

    LMF30502 Certificate III in Furniture Making (Wood Machining)

    Rationale:

    Twenty six units of competency are required to complete this qualification.

    Qualifications: Core

    These units are mandatory:
    LMFCR0001A Follow safe working policies and practices
    LMFCR0002A Communicate in the workplace
    LMFCR0003A Carry out measurements and calculations
    LMFCR0004A Work effectively with others

    Specialist

    Select the fourteen mandatory units:
    LMFFM2001A Use furniture making sector hand and power tools (mandatory)
    LMFFM2002A Assemble furnishing components (mandatory)
    LMFFM2003A Select and apply hardware (mandatory)
    LMFFM2004A Apply sheet laminates by hand
    LMFFM2005A Join solid timber (mandatory)
    LMFFM2006A Hand make timber joints (mandatory)
    LMFFM2007A Follow plans to assemble production furniture
    LMFFM2008A Bend and form cane
    LMFFM2009A Construct cane furniture
    LMFFM2010A Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines (mandatory)
    LMFFM2011A Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
    LMFFM2012A Set up, operate and maintain pressure and clamping machines
    LMFFM3001A Construct chair and couch frames
    LMFFM3002A Construct furniture using leg and rail method
    LMFFM3003A Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
    LMFFM3004A Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber
    LMFFM3005A Fabricate custom furniture
    LMFFM3006A Install furnishing products

    Cabinet making:

    The following information highlights the nationally accredited training programme offered by TAFE which is aligned to the Cabinet Making Certificate qualification registered on the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 3.
    LMF30402 Certificate III in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making)

    Rationale:

    Twenty seven units of competency are required to complete this qualification.

    Qualifications: Core

    These units are mandatory:
    LMFCR0001A Follow safe working policies and practices
    LMFCR0002A Communicate in the workplace
    LMFCR0003A Carry out measurements and calculations
    LMFCR0004A Work effectively with others

    Specialist

    Select the thirteen mandatory units:
    LMFFM2001A Use furniture making sector hand and power tools (mandatory)
    LMFFM2002A Assemble furnishing components (mandatory)
    LMFFM2003A Select and apply hardware (mandatory)
    LMFFM2004A Apply sheet laminates by hand
    LMFFM2005A Join solid timber (mandatory)
    LMFFM2006A Hand make timber joints (mandatory)
    LMFFM2007A Follow plans to assemble production furniture
    LMFFM2008A Bend and form cane
    LMFFM2009A Construct cane furniture
    LMFFM2010A Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines (mandatory)
    LMFFM2011A Apply manufactured board conversion techniques (mandatory)
    LMFFM2012A Set up, operate and maintain pressure and clamping machines
    LMFFM2012A Set up, operate and maintain pressure and clamping machines
    LMFFM3001A Construct chair and couch frames
    LMFFM3002A Construct furniture using leg and rail method (mandatory)

    Finishing:

    The following information highlights the nationally accredited training programme offered by TAFE which is aligned to the Finishing Certificate qualification registered on the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 3.
    LMF30102 Certificate III in Furniture Finishing

    Rationale:
    Twenty two units of competency are required to complete this qualification.

    Qualifications:
    Core

    These units are mandatory:
    LMFCR0001A Follow safe working policies and practices
    LMFCR0002A Communicate in the workplace
    LMFCR0003A Carry out measurements and calculations
    LMFCR0004A Work effectively with others

    Specialist

    Select the 11 mandatory units:
    Select one of the remaining specialist units in accordance with the General Structuring Rules

    LMFFF2001A Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools (mandatory)
    LMFFF2002A Dismantle/reassemble furniture (mandatory)
    LMFFF2003A Remove surface coatings (mandatory)
    LMFFF2004A Prepare surfaces for finishing (mandatory)
    LMFFF2005A Maintain spray equipment and booth (mandatory)
    LMFFF2006A Apply surface coatings by spray gun (mandatory)
    LMFFF2007A Apply stains, fillers and bleach (mandatory)
    LMFFF2008A Apply surface coatings by hand
    LMFFF3001A Match and make up colours (mandatory)
    LMFFF3002A Set up, operate and maintain mechanical coatings systems
    LMFFF3003A Apply plural component coatings (mandatory)
    LMFFF3004A Apply soft rubber techniques (mandatory)
    LMFFF3005A Enhance finishes
    LMFFF3006A Repair and touch up surfaces (mandatory)

    Upholstery:

    The following information highlights the nationally accredited training programme offered by TAFE which is aligned to the Upholstery Certificate qualification registered on the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 3.

    Qualification: Certificate 111(AQF)
    National Code: LMF31002
    Course No: 7096

    Rationale:
    Twenty four units of competency are required to complete this qualification.

    Qualifications:

    Core

    These units are mandatory:
    LMFCR0001A Follow safe working policies and practices
    LMFCR0002A Communicate in the workplace
    LMFCR0003A Carry out measurements and calculations
    LMFCR0004A Work effectively with others

    Specialist

    Select the 12 mandatory units:
    LMFUP2001A Use upholstery sector hand and power tools (mandatory)
    LMFUP2002A Fit upholstery components (mandatory)
    LMFUP2003A Apply contemporary foundations to upholstered furniture (mandatory)
    LMFUP2004A Machine sew upholstery final cover materials (basic) (mandatory)
    LMFUP2005A Develop cutting plan and cut single upholstery fabric (mandatory)
    LMFUP2006A Dismantle/reassemble furniture for upholstering (mandatory)
    LMFUP3001A Apply traditional foundations to upholstered furniture (mandatory)
    LMFUP3002A Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using basic techniques (mandatory)
    LMFUP3003A Fit and apply final cover materials to furniture using decorative techniques
    LMFUP3004A Lay out patterns and cut leather
    LMFUP3005A Machine sew upholstery final cover materials (complex)
    LMFUP3006A Fit and apply leather to furniture (mandatory)
    LMFUP3007A Manufacture and fit loose covers
    LMFUP3008A Apply finishing techniques to upholstered furniture (mandatory)
    LMFUP3009A Develop cutting plan and cut multiple layer upholstery fabric
    LMFUP3010A Cut, sew and fit skirts to upholstered furniture (mandatory)
    LMFUP3011A Cut, sew and fit or fill cushions (mandatory)
    LMFUP3012A Apply marine sewing and installation techniques
    LMFUP3013A Cut and sew canvas and acrylics
    LMFUP3014A Set up, operate and maintain CNC cutting machines

    Generic
    These units are mandatory:
    LMFGN3001A Read and interpret work documents
    LMFGN3002A Estimate and cost job

    Although the range of operating areas, such as marine upholstery, is broader than the South African qualification, the areas of similarity with this qualification are marked.

    3. United Kingdom NVQ

    The National Vocational Qualification 'Making and Installing Furniture' at NVQ level 2, and the Vocationally-Related Qualification 'Progression award in Furniture', also at level 2, are broadly comparable to the South African qualification; details appear below.

    Qualification details

    Reference: 100/3129/7
    Title: C&G Level 2 NVQ in Making and Installing Furniture
    Awarding body: City & Guilds
    Accreditation start date: 01 July 2003
    Accreditation end date: 30 June 2008
    Certification end date: 30 June 2010
    Level: 2-Intermediate
    Type: NVQ - National Vocational Qualification
    Subject: Making and Installing Furniture
    Category: Occupational

    Reference: 100/3236/8
    Title: C&G Level 2 Progression Award in Furniture
    Awarding body: City & Guilds
    Accreditation start date: 01 Aug 2003
    Accreditation end date: 31 July 2004
    Certification end date: 31 July 2005
    Level: 2-Intermediate
    Type: VRQ - Vocationally-Related Qualification
    Subject: Furniture
    Category: Vocationally-related

    The range of skills covered is very broad, with learners able to select units to make up a qualification in their chosen trade. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification has been developed for mobility across similar trades within the furniture industry.

    This qualification will allow learners access to the National Certificate in Furniture Making (Specialism) at NQF level 4, as well as providing a foundation for learning in the construction industry in the area of carpentry and joinery - vertical and horizontal articulation.

    The structure of the qualification allows a worker in the furniture industry to gain skills in any or all of the four key disciplines (wood machining, cabinet making, finishing, upholstery) without the need for a separate qualification - horizontal articulation.

    Horizontal articulation also exists with National Certificates in other furniture manufacturing trades, for example Coffin Making. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by FIETA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for the National Certificate in Furniture Making, NQF level 3. FIETA, or other ETQAs that have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with FIETA - ETQA, is responsible for the moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification.

    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 ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQA's and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.

    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 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, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
  • A recognised assessor qualification;
  • Compliance with FIETA's requirements for assessor registration.
  • This qualification or equivalent competence.
  • A minimum of three years' experience in the field of Furniture Making.
  • The elective component of this qualification can only be assessed by an assessor with a minimum of three years' experience in that specialism. 

  • 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  12215  Read, interpret and produce basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13223  Apply safety, health and environmental protection procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7571  Demonstrate the ability to use electronic mail software to send and receive messages  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7547  Operate a personal computer system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7548  Use personal computer operating system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    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  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  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  117347  Apply specialist decorative effects and finish to furniture by spraying  Level 3  NQF Level 03  38 
    Elective  117349  Carry out multi-lay fabric cutting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Elective  117351  Complete crafted furniture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  22 
    Elective  117352  Cover prepared frame  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Elective  117353  Identify and carry out repairs to finishing damage on products  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  117354  Lay veneers and hand fit inlays  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Elective  117356  Machine sew covers for upholstered items  Level 3  NQF Level 03  30 
    Elective  117358  Make and maintain jigs and templates  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117366  Perform wood finishing operations using airless and air mix spraying equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  22 
    Elective  117372  Prepare buttons and deep button furniture items  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  117376  Prepare veneers  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117384  Produce bored timber and board product components and products  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Elective  117385  Produce curved laminated timber and board components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117387  Produce edge banded components and products  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117386  Produce jointed timber and composite board product components and products  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Elective  117396  Produce modern carcasses, doors and drawers  Level 3  NQF Level 03  22 
    Elective  117388  Produce profiled timber and board product components and products  Level 3  NQF Level 03  16 
    Elective  117389  Produce turned timber components and products  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 


    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. AFrican Dream Campus 
    2. Blue Disa Trading 568cc 
    3. BPC HR Solutions cc 
    4. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    5. Hoseah Trading 
    6. Ideal Method Trading & Projects 
    7. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INST. 
    8. Kgalo Manufacture Design and Cleaning Services 
    9. Longata Consultant 
    10. Nomasojabula Training 
    11. Ntsako Training Solution 
    12. Parowkloof Investment 
    13. Phatsiphatsi Furniture CC 
    14. Siphumelele Skills Solutions 
    15. Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Skills to Furnish International 
    17. Striving Mind Trading & Projects 
    18. Subiaco Skills Training 
    19. Sycint Trading and Projects 
    20. THE FURNITURE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - CAPE TOWN 
    21. The Furniture Technology Centre - George 
    22. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    23. Umbuso Training Services 
    24. VEB CELE & ASSociates (Pty) Ltd 



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