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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|57886||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice|
|SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.||SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Engineering and Related Design|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||151||Level 3||NQF Level 03||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|24213||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice||Level 3||NQF Level 03||174||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this Qualification is to provide learners with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in the welding industry and to meet the challenges of such an environment.
This Qualification recognises the intermediate level skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in welding. The purpose of this Qualification is to develop learners who, after completion, demonstrate the ability to:
> Range: Maintaining effective relationships; verbal and written reporting; exploring options for further learning.
Welding skills and techniques play a role in this Qualification.
This Qualification requires that learners apply intermediate level welding practice and theoretical knowledge, within any of the following environments:
Qualifying learners will also understand:
What learners achieve in this Qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will further develop their skills and knowledge to include more complex welding processes and techniques.
This is the second Qualification in a learning pathway for learners who want to follow a career in welding. The qualification replaces the National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice NQF Level 3, and the interimly registered qualification: National Certificate: Chemical Welder (NQF Level 3).
This Qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to establish a career in welding at an intermediate level.
The welding industry operates in a competitive and challenging environment. The finished processes have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer requirements. In addition, the industry has to respond to international competition and environmental issues.
Welding application and practice require joining and cutting of materials that meet national and international requirements. Welding generally requires the joining of material that is subjected to considerable stress when in operation and the welding process therefore needs to be consistent and accurate.
This Qualification forms part of a series at different levels to create opportunities for development, a career path and greater security of employment within the welding industry.
This Qualification enables learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace to obtain credits through the RPL process.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be obtained in part or wholly through the recognition of prior learning. 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.
Access to the Qualification:
Access to this qualification is open. However, it is preferable that learners have completed the National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice: NQF Level 2.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 37 credits.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 92 credits all of which are compulsory.
The Elective Component consists of a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialization area and must choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of 22 credits from the Unit standards listed under that specialization so as to attain a minimum of 151 credits for the Qualification.
Manufacturing and Engineering (Learning Programme ID 58535):
Chemical Welding (Learning Programme ID 59179):
Learners are to choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of at least 22 credits from the list below:
As specialisation electives are developed for Chemical Plant Installations, Mining, Food Processing Plant Installations, Building and Construction and other relevant engineering environments, they will be added here.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Use and apply a variety of plate welding, cutting, and gouging processes according to performance standards.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of welding procedures and the quality of welded components.
3. Maintain organizational relationships through effective communication with clients, peers and members of supervisory/management levels.
Range: Maintaining effective relationships; verbal and written reporting; exploring options for further learning.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
> Range: Welding processes include shielded metal arc welding; gas metal arc welding; gas tungsten arc welding; cored-wire welding and oxy-fuel welding.
> Range: Cutting and gouging processes include oxy-fuel cutting, air-carbon arc and/or shielded metal arc gouging processes.
> Range: Defects refer to warping; misalignment; non-rectilinear work; cracks and distortion.
Integrated assessment during, this qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate lifeskills and values achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts, with the added practical orientation gained at this level. Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance.
Some assessment aspects will demand practical demonstration while others may not. In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
Assessors will collect evidence of the learner's competence by:
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 on the approach being taken.
Since this is an intermediate level qualification, it is necessary to ensure that the lifeskills part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in the skills context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning, emphasizing leadership and responsibility. The assessment should also ensure that the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
|International comparability in welding programmes has two divergent categories:
Comparative education and training content:
It must be stated from the outset of this statement that reference to international benchmarking for this qualification series, applies only to the education and training content at specific levels between NQF 2, 3 and 4 and its measure of "appropriateness" when compared with welder training programmes internationally.
International Benchmarking was done against the contents of the International Welder Qualification as specified and prepared by the International Authorisation Board (IAB Group A, WG A3A; IAB-089-2003/EWF-452-467-480-481 Rev.3 - January 2005; expires 31st December 2007). This bechmarking was done in order to align the education and training content of this Qualification Series: National Certificate in Welding Application and Practice NQF 2 and 3 and Further Education and Training Certificate NQF 4, according to international standards.
The comparison with the training approach advocated by the International Welding Institute (IIW) through its "Bratislava Agreement" is particularly valuable, since they also lead to a European Community (EC) standard for Welding, making the International Welder Diploma equivalent to the European Welder Diploma. Participants in the "Bratislava Agreement" include the South African Institute of Welding (SAIW).
This exercise also included an investigation into the American (USA) Welding Society's (AWS) approach to introductory, intermediate and advanced education and training programmes related to welding. African countries with manufacturing and engineering infrastructure (including SADC countries) were scanned for applicable qualifications or training programmes, but no relevant qualifications are offered in any of these countries.
Good international comparability, including similar core qualification structures and progressions from NQF Level 2 to NQF Level 3, were found in the Australian, New Zealand, British and Scottish qualifications.
A direct comparison with these international qualifications indicates that the education and training focus of all the qualifications is basically the same. The reference to level descriptors differ, in order to accommodate the NQF and outcomes-based education approach. This qualification series therefore makes an attempt at equating the education and training content of the three international skills levels by creating three distinct South African (NQF) welding qualifications, viz:
Comparitive quality assurance standards:
This qualification series differs from the international qualification benchmark, in that it does not require the welded work of learners to be quality assured according to the criteria specified by ISO 9606 (or equivalent) qualification tests. Learners may be found competent in accordance with the assessment criteria of the applicable SAQA-registered unit standard after being quality-assured by the presiding ETQA.
Due to the wide reference list of international standards (Welding Code Specifications), an open range statement has been developed for those learning outcomes which refer to "Inspect the welded workpiece". Range statement: "Welded joints acceptance criteria to be in accordance with national and/or international welding standards", refers to:
American Welding Society (AWS):
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/ASME Section IX Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.
American Petroleum Institute (API)/Standard 1104 for Welding Pipe Lines and Related Facilities.
British Standard (BS):
International Standard Organization (ISO):
This Welding Qualification compares well with the best international qualifications and training programmes offered. The additional operational content incorporated in the qualification will serve to support qualifying learners to make better informed, autonomous decisions within a more expansive timeframe than international learners.
|This qualification allows for both horizontal and vertical articulation.
> ID 57887: FETC: Welding Application and Practice, NQF 4.
> ID 22870: National Certificate in Engineering Fabrication, NQF Level 3.
> ID 23274: National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering: Fitting, NQF Level 3.
> ID 23278: National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering: Machining, NQF Level 3.
> ID 23280: National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering: Tooling Manufacture, NQF Level 3.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 24213, "National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice", Level 3, 174 credits.
This submission is the product of the combined review process of the following qualifications:
The list below shows all unit standards that can be associated with any offering against this qualification.
When developing offerings for a specific Learning Programme, please adhere to the Qualification Rules (above) for that Learning Programme.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||243055||Prepare and secure work pieces for welding (includes the use of manipulators)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||243056||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||16|
|Core||243064||Weld carbon steel workpieces, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||15|
|Core||14707||Gouge material with air-carbon-arc gouging process||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||243052||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the cored-wire welding process in all positions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||243058||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||25|
|Core||243053||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in all positions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Fundamental||116937||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9528||Communicate with clients||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Fundamental||12488||Complete feasibility and commissioning reports||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|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||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||7456||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||243061||Assemble work pieces in jigs (minor amendments include the use of manipulators)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||12238||Draw and interpret simple engineering drawings||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||116231||Operate a cab controlled overhead crane||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|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||5|
|Elective||262824||Operate a Sideboom||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|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||4|
|Elective||242976||Operate overhead/gantry cranes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||12484||Perform basic fire fighting||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||12483||Perform basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||243021||Shift loads using lifting equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||243074||Weld carbon steel components, using the submerged arc welding process in a downhand position||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||243077||Cut material using the oxy-fuel pipe cutting device||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||243080||Cut material using the oxy-fuel profile cutting machine||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||243081||Cut material using the oxy-fuel straight-line cutting machine||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||12457||Develop learning strategies and techniques||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||243086||Draw and interpret complex plate, pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||244407||Lift and move a load using mechanical lifting equipment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|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||8|
|Elective||260818||Operate a counter balanced lift truck in excess of 15 tons||Level 3||NQF Level 03||9|
|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||8|
|Elective||260797||Operate a sideloader lift truck||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||260757||Operate a straddle carrier||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||260780||Operate a sugar cane crane||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|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||7|
|Elective||242972||Operate advanced defined purpose lift trucks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||242974||Operate counter-balanced lift truck||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|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||2|
|Elective||242978||Operate truck-mounted cranes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||8039||Operating cranes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||8038||Operating lift trucks||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||253658||Perform a lifting task by using a mobile crane||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||243078||Perform destructive testing on welded specimens||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||14695||Remove material with the shields metal arc gouging process||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||117001||Use a mobile crane to carry out pile driving||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Elective||9533||Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||243273||Monitor and control the safety and operations of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||116583||Perform tandem lifting||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||253660||Supervise advanced mobile crane operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||243088||Weld carbon steel pipe, with combination welding processes using the gas tungsten arc welding and gas metal arc welding, in all positions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||243059||Weld workpieces in the stainless steel material group, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||243089||Weld workpieces within the aluminium material group, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||243079||Weld workpieces within the aluminium material group, using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions.||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||243057||Weld workpieces within the stainless steel material group, using the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|59179||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice: Chemical Welding||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 3||NQF Level 03||151||CHIETA||OQSF|
|58535||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice: Manufacturing and Engineering||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 3||NQF Level 03||151||MERSETA||OQSF|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:|
|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.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Accredited Provider|
|59179||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice: Chemical Welding||
1. AFRICAN OXYGEN LIMITED T/A AFROX APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CENTR
2. BIG SKILLS ACADAMY
3. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES
4. H T L TRADING AND PROJECTS
5. LUNGISISA INDLELA VILLAGE (RF) NCP
6. NORTHLINK COLLEGE, BELLVILLE CAMPUS
7. OKUHLEKODWA TRADING AND PROJECTS 166
8. SHANWES TRAILER MANUFACTURING AND BUILDERS T/A SHANWES LEARNING AND DE
9. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF WELDING T/A SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF W
10. STURROCK & ROBSON INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD
11. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC
|58535||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice: Manufacturing and Engineering||
1. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP)
2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP)
3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP)
4. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP)
5. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP)
6. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP)
7. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu
8. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus
9. CEBC Construction Engineering & Belting T/A CEBC - Welding School (DUR
10. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus
11. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus
12. Eastcape Training Centre
13. EBS TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD (Witbank)(TP)
14. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus
15. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus
16. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP)
17. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development (Tlhah
18. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development - Middelb
19. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)
20. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP)
21. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC
22. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH
23. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
24. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP)
25. Keewave Trading 403 (Pty) Ltd T/A VH Consulting (DURBAN) (TP)
26. KZN SCHOOL OF WELDING & TRAINING CENTRE CC (Durban)(TP)
27. Lapace Training Centre (SPRINGS) (TP)
28. Makwakwa Training Centre (WADEVILLE) TP
29. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP)
30. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (MEYERTON) (TP)
31. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus
32. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND
33. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA
34. Northlink College - Bellville Campus
35. NTHUSENG TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTRE (East End)(TP)
36. PHATSIMA ENGINEERING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CC (Potchefstroom)(TP)
37. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE
38. Rehoboth Welding Assessment & Training (JACBOS) (TP)
39. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU
40. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) (
41. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP)
42. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP)
43. Steele Bros Labour Hire T/A Steele Bros Training Centre (ELDORADO PARK
44. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ
45. Swift Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd (Killarney Gardens) TP
46. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP)
47. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC
48. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP)
49. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office
50. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus
51. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT
52. Wavelength T.T.I
53. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus
54. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP)
55. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP)