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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Small Craft Construction|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|50543||National Certificate: Small Craft Construction|
|SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|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|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|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 is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|78863||National Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building||Level 3||NQF Level 03||136||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification will enable qualifying learners in the small craft construction environment to expand their elementary skills by undertaking relatively uncomplicated tasks under close supervision. These skills include but are not limited to the fundamentals of small craft construction methods, processes and marine systems, quality assurance and administration. It will also contribute to the further development of learners by providing articulation towards more advanced small craft construction. Learners acquiring this qualification will have an improved understanding of their role, acquire the applied competencies to consistently and effectively execute their duties by applying manufacturing processes and adhering to quality and safety requirements. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social, economic and cultural transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the manufacturing environment.
Qualifying learners will be able to perform their line function with specific reference to:
Range: Small craft construction is limited to boats with fibreglass hulls not exceeding five meters Construction excludes the manufacturing of the hull and major components such as the power system and communication systems but does include the fitting of such systems.
Since small craft construction discipline has not previously had formal qualifications, people who have worked in this field require validation by being given access to formal qualifications and standards.
The qualification will therefore be able to affirm the experiences of boat builders through the recognition of prior learning, credit accumulation and achievement of competencies specifically in communicating with peers and members of supervisory/management levels; using information which has been gathered to produce simple written reports; apply elementary manufacturing processes, effective organisational relations and practices to achieve small craft building business objectives; engaging (with guidance) in self-directed activity in the small craft construction processes and to interpret designs and processes and recognise marine systems in order to maintain and support quality elementary installation processes in building small craft.
This qualification is for learners who are pursuing a career specifically within the small craft construction sector and is one of several in a learning pathway that has been created. It also provides learners with opportunities for professional development and career advancement within the broader manufacturing environment.
This qualification reflects the need and demand within the small craft construction of boats with fibreglass hulls not exceeding five meters and excludes the manufacturing of the hull and major components such as the power system and communication systems but does include the fitting of such systems in a sector for skilled employees, people looking for a career in small craft construction or new entrants to the employment market that will be able to perform predominantly in a production environment that produces national and international quality small craft for leisure activity. Through the availability of this qualification employees within the boating environment will be able to provide world class service, improve professionalism and enhance the quality of service delivery thereby contributing to the creation of investor confidence and global competitiveness in the South African small craft construction sector.
This qualification opens up access for historically disadvantaged incumbents as well as other learners in the boating environment for further development through vertical mobility to higher-level qualifications and horizontally to qualifications on the same level but in a different discipline in the manufacturing field.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
The unit standards:
Recognition of prior learning:
The structure of this unit standards-based qualification makes the Recognition of Prior Learning possible. This qualification may therefore be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.
If the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification the appropriate credits should be assigned to the learner. Recognition of Prior Learning will be done by means of Integrated Assessment as mentioned above.
This Recognition of Prior Learning may allow:
Access to the Qualification:
Access to this qualification is open bearing in mind learning assumed to be in place.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification is made up of a planned combination of learning outcomes that have a defined purpose and will provide qualifying learners with applied competence and a basis for further training. The Qualification is made up of unit standards that are classified as Fundamental, Core and Elective in achieving its purpose. A minimum of 122 credits is required to complete the Qualification.
In this Qualification the credits are allocated as follows:
Note that fifty four percent of the credits relate directly to small craft construction practices. The elective component allows the learner to select unit standards that are:
This is to ensure that while there is a strong small craft construction focus, there is scope for learners to select additional unit standards that are relevant to their own situations and cement articulation and portability opportunities for the learner.
Motivation for number of credits assigned to fundamental, core and elective
Allocation of Fundamental credits:
Unit standards to the value of 36 credits in Language and Communication, Mathematical Literacy have been selected for the Fundamental Component. These unit standards will add value to learners both organisationally and functionally in terms of their ability to operate as a proficient person in a global economy. All the Fundamental unit standards are compulsory.
Allocation of Core credits:
74 credits have been allocated to unit standards in the Core component of this qualification. This is to ensure that the qualification has a strong small craft construction focus. The unit standards classified as Core reflect the compulsory aspects in small craft construction that the learner needs to be fully competent in. The Core component covers competencies related to small craft construction practices, marine systems and processes, quality assurance and management and life skills. The unit standards provide the knowledge, values and skills that all learners require in order to engage in small craft construction practices. All Core unit standards are compulsory.
Allocation of Elective credits:
There are unit standards totalling 105 credits in this component. Learners are required to select electives totalling a minimum of 12 credits. It is intended that the selected electives should allow learners to develop alternative career paths; or gain additional skills and knowledge that relate directly to the work of the learner and which will enhance the learner's work performance or introduce a learner to areas of specialisation in small craft construction.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Communicate with peers and members of supervisory/management levels and to use information which has been gathered and summarised from a range of sources to produce simple written reports.
2. Apply elementary manufacturing processes, effective organisational relations and practices to achieve small craft building business objectives.
3. Engage (with guidance) in self-directed activity in the small craft building processes.
4. Interpret designs and processes and recognise marine systems in order to maintain and support quality elementary installation processes in building small craft.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|This qualification was compared with training offered in countries that are acknowledged leaders in the small boat-building industry; countries whose industry supplies small craft to others.
These countries are:
United States of America:
Several providers of courses in boat building were identified in the USA, however no evidence was found of a national qualification in boat building. Standards for vocational training in boat building have been approved by the US Department of Education. Most courses are short learning programmes on a specific type of boat. The level at which these programmes are presented seems to be very elementary and the contents are well defined. It is deduced that the proposed South African qualifications at level 2 and 3 compares well with most of the learning programmes presented in the USA. It is evident that the South African approach will provide for a much more informed learner whilst the opportunity to follow a skills programme based on selected unit standards will allow learners to develop a very specific focused skill as is the USA.
Malaysia is an emerging boat building country. To date they have not developed a formal national qualification. They have however identified future training objectives and are in the process of developing learning programmes for fibreglass boats.
China has a well-established boat building industry but no evidence was found of any formal qualifications in boat building.
The boating industry is in Turkey is well developed. A technical high school, Kurucasile, on the Black Sea Coast of Turkey, is devoted to boat building only. This school, in addition to modern techniques, teaches its students, elements and principles of traditional craftsmanship. All the schools and academic institutions, issue diplomas to students who have attended the necessary courses and fulfilled all conditions, including tests and exams. In addition, people attending and successfully finishing the training courses held at various places, such as large yards, and other institutions, are given certificates declaring that the holder has completed a certain programAll these diplomas and certificates are valid nationwide. Diplomas issued by large universities (such as the naval architect diplomas issued by most technical universities) are internationally recognized.
Australia has a well-established boat-building industry supported by well-defined units of study to be applied by training providers. Their learning programmes in boat building do not seem to follow levels of complexity but rather that of completeness. It is very difficult to compare the South African individual boat building qualifications with those in Australia. However, it seems that once South African learners had completed the FETC in Boat Building, they will be adequately equipped to compete with their Australian counterparts.
The New Zealand authorities compiled a range of national certificates that can be applied in the boat building industry. Most of these certificates are at level 4 with the exception of one that is registered at level 3. In general the contents of the South African boat building qualifications compares well with the New Zealand boat building qualifications.
The United Kingdom is renowned for their boat building expertise and similarly displays a well-thought-out capability to train towards that expertise. The UK has several national registered qualifications, however, it does seem as though many training providers still present their own traditional learning programmes based on years of experience and specific community needs. It is thought that the South African boat building qualifications are much more comprehensive.
Africa in General:
Although many countries in Africa have displayed across the continent the capability to build boats of many shapes and sizes it still lacks the capability to build modern boats. No evidence was found of any boat building training being presented in sub-Saharan Africa. The South African qualifications could help to fill that gap on the continent by making these qualifications available to all those countries that might show an interest in these qualifications.
This Qualification articulates with the following proposed and registered Qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 78863 which is "National Certificate: Yacht and Boat Building" Level 3, 136 credits.
The elective unit standard category is open ended to allow the learner to choose the 20 credits associated to the elective unit standards from any discipline that would add value to the purpose of the qualification or the learners own development on a learning pathway within the manufacturing environment.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||110281||Fabricate a polymer composite product||Level 2||NQF Level 02||9|
|Core||123604||Apply design fundamentals in small craft construction processes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||13234||Apply quality procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||123599||Apply the fundamental methods of composite, wood and metal small craft construction||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||12488||Complete feasibility and commissioning reports||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||123601||Demonstrate an understanding of basic marine systems installation and operation under close supervision||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||9532||Demonstrate basic knowledge of computers||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||12244||Form and shape sheet, plate, pipe and structural section using power machinery||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Core||9530||Manage work time effectively||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|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||2|
|Fundamental||9013||Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119466||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9012||Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||12246||Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and steel sections||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||12456||Explain and use organisational procedures||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||10783||Join of aluminium by means of arc welding||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||14735||Manufacture products from wood||Level 3||NQF Level 03||32|
|Elective||12455||Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||110280||Produce complex polymer composite products||Level 3||NQF Level 03||28|
|Elective||116720||Show understanding of diversity in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||116940||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to solve a given problem||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||9533||Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||12255||Weld workpieces with the gas metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
|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.