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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
58720  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication 
ORIGINATOR
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 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
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  138  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2021-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2022-06-30   2025-06-30  

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 replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
22870  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication (light or heavy)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  151  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of the Learner in a variety of engineering related sectors. Engineering Fabrication is a generic engineering and trade related qualification that builds on the fundamentals of fabrication. This qualification will provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in various industries making use of engineering fabrication.

The main skill that is recognised in this qualification is the ability to produce components of some complexity using a variety of fabrication methods. This capability requires an understanding of, and the ability to, lay out and mark off shapes; set up and use powered machinery; develop and fabricate from drawings and sketches and cut and join components using welding and other mechanical methods.

The metal components that the qualified person fabricates will be vital for the construction, maintenance and reliable operation of equipment and machinery in a variety of industries.

The qualification adds value to the qualifying learner in terms of enrichment of the person, recognition, and contributes towards the achievement of "artisan" status or other accepted progression route.

The qualification is structured in such a way that it exposes learners to generic and specific competencies required in the Engineering Fabrication industries. This qualification makes provision for engineering fabrication to be applied within the following sectors:
  • Mining and Minerals sector.
  • Chemical sector.
  • Transport sector.
  • Manufacturing sector.
  • Other engineering related sectors.

    Qualifying learners will be able to do the following:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of engineering fabrication methods.
  • Interpret structural and engineering drawings.
  • Develop and lay out metal work pieces for fabrication.
  • Produce metal components of some complexity.
  • Use and maintain engineering hand and power tools.
  • Adhere to Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
  • Communicate with peers and members of supervisory levels.

    Qualifying learners will also understand:
  • The basics of how a business functions, and the role of the qualified learner in the business, i.e. fabrication and related activities.
  • How the learning achieved whilst obtaining this qualification relates to the learning required in other similar qualifications.
  • The importance of communication in achieving goals.
  • How they are affected by legislation, regulations, agreements and policies related to their particular work environment.

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

    Rationale:

    Engineering Fabrication, in the context of this qualification is the designing and fabrication of metal components with certain complexity. These components are usually required for initial or replacement structural purposes, as opposed to merely for maintenance reasons, as required within various industry sectors. The main focus is on interpreting drawings, the lay out and development of metal components, and manipulation of metal (sheet metal, plate and pipe) to produce usable components, as per design requirements.

    This qualification is intended for learners who want to follow or further a career in the field of engineering fabrication in any of various industries, such as the Mining and Minerals Industry; Chemical; Petro-chemical; Metal, Engineering and related industries. This qualification is for learners who wish to further their learning and to possibly specialise in fabrication, within the context of boiler making, plating, welding, sheet metal working or auto vehicle body building.

    It enables learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace to gain credits through the RPL process. The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of engineering fabrication where the learner will be able to specialise in one of the Fabrication or Welding skills areas at NQF Level 4.

    Most industries rely on the design and fabrication of metal components, of some complexity. Examples of this may be the chemical industry where a wide variety of pipes are utilised. Invariably these pipes are exclusive to a particular plant and need to be specifically fabricated to be fit for purpose. The mining and minerals industry typically has a need for designing and fabrication of components that require special welding processes to cater for high pressure pumping systems. It is evident that each peculiar industry will have a specific requirement.

    The design of this qualification stems from the collaborative approach to achieve generic type qualifications, that allows (promotes) access, progression, transferability of competence and mobility of the learner within and between sectors. Certain components of learning within this qualification may have pertinence within other learning fields such as fitting, electro-mechanical, automotive etc. This will predominantly be in the area of welding and oxy-fuel equipment cutting and welding.

    The qualifying learner will be more employable within a broad industry context, and will thus be a contributing factor to the economy of the relevant organisation and the country. The learner will benefit from obtaining this qualification due to the fact that industry has a need for persons with design, development and fabrication competencies. Competent persons will be responsible for designing, developing and fabricating industry related equipment.

    This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to perform at the level of competence required. This qualification replaces the (currently de-registered) National Certificate: Fabrication NQF Level 3 and the interim registered National Certificate: Plater Welder and Plater Boilermaker NQF Level 3.

    As this qualification forms the basis for further learning in the field of engineering fabrication, where the learner will be able to specialise in one of the Fabrication or Welding skills areas, it is accepted that the learner may exit (and be employed at this level (Level 3)), or continue further learning toward obtaining the next level qualification.

    The learner may also choose to learn towards achievement in other fields, as the learning in the fundamental and core component of this qualification lends itself to lateral as well as vertical exploitation. This qualification enables learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace to gain credits through the RPL process.

    This qualification is the result of various Standards Generating Bodies collaborating in a common or generic approach to develop Fabrication Qualifications. All the participating SGB bodies recognize the fact that a generic approach, with opportunity for peculiar specialisations, is a solution to avoiding duplication of registering qualifications on the NQF. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    In order that the learner may progress at a desired rate whilst learning towards this qualification, it is assumed that learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    If the learner does not have an equivalent qualification or combination of competencies and assessment of prior learning in relation to the relevant learning guidelines at NQF Level 2 and NQF Level 3 may be undertaken.

    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 a relevant industry related National Certificate at NQF Level 2. An example of this may be the National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication NQF Level 2. 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENT

    The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
  • Communications at Level 3 to the value of 20 credits;
  • Mathematical Literacy at Level 3 to the value of 17 credits.

    All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.

    CORE COMPONENT

    The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 76 credits all of which are compulsory.

    ELECTIVE COMPONENT

    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 25 credits from the Unit standards listed under that specialization so as to attain a minimum of 138 credits for the Qualification.

    Mining and Minerals specialization (Learning Programme ID 60291):

    Learners are to choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of at least 25 credits from the list below:
  • 243061, Assemble work pieces in jigs (minor amendments include the use of manipulators), Level 2, 3 credits
  • 243069, Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process, Level 2, 6 credits
  • 10780, Cut mild steel by means of an Oxy-acetylene profile cutter, Level 2, 4 credits
  • 10842, Join cast iron by means of arc welding, Level 2, 3 credits
  • 12481, Sling loads, Level 2, 4 credits
  • 243076, Weld carbon steel work pieces using the cored-wire welding process in the down hand position, Level 2, 8 credits
  • 243066, Weld carbon steel work pieces using the gas metal arc welding process in the down-hand position, Level 2, 8 credits
  • 243056, Weld carbon steel work pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, Level 2, 16 credits
  • 244343, Align a steel structure using a dumpy level, Level 3, 2 credits
  • 12246, Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and steel sections, Level 3, 4 credits
  • 12457, Develop learning strategies and techniques, Level 3, 3 credits
  • 12456, Explain and use organisational procedures, Level 3, 6 credits
  • 115740, Fabricate a launder, Level 3, 5 credits
  • 115744, Fabricate a spiral by means of triangulation, Level 3, 5 credits
  • 115699, Fabricate rolled sections, Level 3, 6 credits
  • 244346, Layout and fabricate a metal structure, Level 3, 5 credits
  • 9526, Manage basic business finance, Level 3, 6 credits
  • 9530, Manage work time effectively, Level 3, 3 credits
  • 8039, Operating cranes, Level 3, 10 credits
  • 8038, Operating lift trucks, Level 3, 6 credits
  • 14695, Remove material with the shields metal arc gouging process, Level 3, 8 credits
  • 10790, Silver solder metals by means of Oxy-acetylene equipment, Level 3, 3 credits
  • 243068, Weld carbon steel work pieces using the gas tungsten arc welding process in the down hand position, Level 3, 15 credits
  • 10789, Weld mild steel by means of Oxy-acetylene equipment, Level 3, 4 credits
  • 14698, Cut materials using plasma cutting, Level 4, 4 credits
  • 243065, Weld carbon steel pipe using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions, Level 4, 20 credits
  • 243062, Weld carbon steel pipe, using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, Level 4, 20 credits
  • 10783, Join aluminium by means of arc welding, Level 3, 5 credits

    Chemical Boiler Making Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 63810):
  • 244077, Demonstrate understanding of chemicals in a processing environment, Level 2, 6 credits
  • 243061, Assemble work pieces in jigs (minor amendments include the use of manipulators), Level 2, 3 credits
  • 243069, Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process, Level 2, 6 credits
  • 10780, Cut mild steel by means of an Oxy-acetylene profile cutter, Level 2, 4 credits
  • 243066, Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas metal arc welding process in the down-hand position, Level 2, 8 credits
  • 243056, Weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, Level 2, 16 credits
  • 244343, Align a steel structure using a dumpy level, Level 3, 2 credits
  • 12246, Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and steel sections, Level 3, 4 credits
  • 115744, Fabricate a spiral by means of triangulation, Level 3, 5 credits
  • 115699, Fabricate rolled sections, Level 3, 6 credits
  • 244346, Layout and fabricate a metal structure, Level 3, 5 credits
  • 9530, Manage work time effectively, Level 3, 3 credits
  • 14695, Remove material with the shields metal arc gouging process, Level 3, 8 credits
  • 14698, Cut materials using plasma cutting, Level 4, 4 credits

    Manufacturing and Engineering Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 66772):
  • 243061, Assemble work pieces in jigs (minor amendments include the use of manipulators), Level 2, 3 credits
  • 243069, Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process, Level 2, 6 credits
  • 10780, Cut mild steel by means of an Oxy-acetylene profile cutter, Level 2, 4 credits
  • 10842, Join cast iron by means of arc welding, Level 2, 3 credits
  • 12482, Join metals using the resistance welding process, Level 2, 4 credits
  • 243076, Weld carbon steel workpieces using the cored-wire welding process in the downhand position, Level 2, 8 credits
  • 243066, Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas metal arc welding process in the down-hand position, Level 2, 8 credits
  • 243056, Weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, Level 2, 16 credits
  • 244343, Align a steel structure using a dumpy level, Level 3, 2 credits
  • 12246, Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and steel sections, Level 3, 4 credits
  • 115744, Fabricate a spiral by means of triangulation, Level 3, 5 credits
  • 10783, Join of aluminium by means of arc welding, Level 3, 5 credits
  • 14700, Lay out and mark off regular and irregular shapes for thermoplastic fabrication, Level 3, 25 credits
  • 10790, Silver solder metals by means of Oxy-acetylene equipment, Level 3, 3 credits
  • 243068, Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas tungsten arc welding process in the downhand position, Level 3, 15 credits
  • 10789, Weld mild steel by means of Oxy-acetylene equipment, Level 3, 4 credits
  • 14698, Cut materials using plasma cutting, Level 4, 4 credits
  • 243065, Weld carbon steel pipe using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions, Level 4, 20 credits
  • 243062, Weld carbon steel pipe, using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions, Level 4, 20 credits 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate the ability to produce components of some complexity using a variety of fabrication methods and operations.

    2. Demonstrate the ability to select and apply appropriate methods to determine component compliance with specifications and select appropriate procedures to solve familiar problems within a fabrication environment.

    3. Contribute to workgroup efforts and support the maintenance of a safe, effective and efficient workplace through effective communication.

    4. Maintain organisational relationships through effective communication with peers and members of supervisory/management levels.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    In accordance with SAQA guidelines, all unit standards include the assessment of relevant critical cross-field outcomes. Consequently, Exit Level Outcomes are consistent with critical cross-field outcome requirements.

    The following CCFO's have been addressed in this qualification as per the unit standards outlined in the Annexures.

    Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical thinking have been made.
  • Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3, 4.

    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community.
  • Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 2, 3, 4.

    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3, 4.

    Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
  • Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3, 4.

    Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills.
  • Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3, 4.

    Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others.
  • Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2.

    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 3, 4.

    Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, by making it an underlying intention of the programme of learning to make an individual aware of:
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities.
    (Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3, 4). 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Plating and structural metal drawings of some complexity are read and interpreted.
  • Detailed plating and structural metal drawings are produced according to specified requirements.
  • Component fabrication methods are explained in context to complexity of fabrication.
  • Materials that are appropriate are identified for the fabrication of components of some complexity.
  • Equipment is selected and utilized in a safe working manner.
  • Components with some complexity are produced to the required specifications.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Components' specification compliance is determined in accordance with accepted best practice.
  • Components are fabricated whilst displaying the ability to function within clearly defined contexts, with some scope for personal decision-making and responsibility.
  • Appropriate problem solving techniques are applied and/or communicated in a timely manner.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • The purpose and importance of communication in the workplace is explained in terms of achieving specific objectives.
  • Occupational health, safety and environmental legislation is understood in order to apply specific safety practices and procedures relevant to the engineering fabrication industry.
  • The correct channels of effective, regular and on-going communication are explained and demonstrated.
  • Correct information is gathered and communicated through written reports.
  • Problems are identified in a timely manner, reported and discussed and the agreed corrective action is implemented.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • Communication techniques within the engineering fabrication discipline are explained and demonstrated in accordance with specified requirements.
    > Range: Communication Techniques include verbal and written instructions and reports.
  • Relationships with peers, supervisory and management levels are established and maintained to promote effective communication within the workplace.
  • Engineering Fabrication related information is interpreted and communicated to peers and management in accordance with organisational work requirements.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts.

    Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance, and must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
  • Observing the learner at work (both in the primary activity as well as other interactions).
  • Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding.
  • Looking at records and reports in the portfolio and reviewing previous assessments.

    In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.

    It is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.

    The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.

    While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes. The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities associated with the engineering fabrication process. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    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 Levels 2, 3 and 4 and its measure of "appropriateness" when compared with fabrication training programs internationally. It was not possible to assimilate operational applicability as contexts are too various and wide.

    South Africa (SAQA) has embarked on a rationalisation of engineering qualification on the National Qualifications Framework. The traditional qualifications (from the Apprenticeship route) such as Plater Welder, Plater Boilermaker, Boilermaker, etc. were mostly similar in content and intent. In order to arrive at a meaningful and acceptable nomenclature for the qualification, it was decided to use "Fabrication" as a description of the type of activity for this qualification.

    This presented a problem when attempting to do a comparison of qualifications, nationally and internationally. The problem is that the understanding of the term "Fabrication" is very broad. Many qualifications and outcomes are available but not many in the context of what we (South African Industry) require. The plastic forming industries, as well as the wood and furniture type industries also use "fabrication" as their activity description. This made the International Comparability research more complex. An attempt to concentrate on contextually relevant qualifications during the research process was thought to be prudent.

    African countries with manufacturing and engineering infrastructure (including SADC countries) were scanned for applicable qualifications or training programs, but no relevant (equivalence) qualifications is offered in any of these countries.

    Despite exhaustive information searches for information regarding fabrication qualification in Germany and Korea. It was apparent that a similar problem of specialisation as opposed to generalisation existed.

    International comparability, including similar qualification structures and progressions from Level 2 to Level 3 were found in the following countries:

    United Kingdom:

    Fabrication & Welding Engineering Level 3 (NVQ 100/2949/7 SVQ G75023).

    http://www.tsw.co.uk/tsw/uploaded_files/Fabrication%20&%20Welding%20Engineering%20Level%203.pdf

    The competencies listed in this qualification are as below:

    Assess Route; Unit Title:
  • FWE3/001; Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements.
  • FWE3/002; Using and Interpreting Engineering Drawings and Documents.
  • FWE3/003; Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering.
  • FWE3/004; Welding Materials by the Manual Metal-Arc Process.
  • FWE3/005; Welding Materials by the Manual MIG/MAG and the other Continuous Wire Processes.
  • FWE3/006; Welding Materials by the Manual TIG and Plasma-Arc Welding Process.
  • FWE3/007; Welding Materials by the Manual Gas Welding Process.
  • FWE3/008; Welding Pipe/Tube Using Multiple Manual Arc Welding Processes.
  • FWE3/009; Welding Plate Using Multiple Manual Arc Welding Processes.
  • FWE3/010; Preparing Mechanised Arc Welding Equipment for Production.
  • FWE3/011; Preparing Resistance Spot, Seam and Projection Welding Machines for Production.
  • FWE3/012; Preparing Laser Welding Machines for Production.
  • FWE3/013; Preparing Electron Beam Welding Machines for Production.
  • FWE3/014; Preparing Friction Welding Machines for Production.
  • FWE3/015; Preparing Brazing Machines for Production.
  • FWE3/016; Welding Materials with Mechanised Arc Welding Equipment.
  • FWE3/017; Welding Materials Using Resistance Spot, Seam and Projection Welding Machines.
  • FWE3/018; Welding Materials using Laser Welding Machines.
  • FWE3/019; Welding Materials Using Electron Beam Machines.
  • FWE3/020; Welding Materials Using Friction Welding Machines.
  • FWE3/021; Joining Materials Using Brazing Machines.
  • FWE3/022; Marking Out Components for Metalwork.
  • FWE3/023; Cutting Sheet metal to Shape Using Hand and Machine Tools.
  • FWE3/024; Forming Sheet metal Using Hand and Machine Tools.
  • FWE3/025; Producing Sheet metal Assemblies.
  • FWE3/026; Heat Treating Materials for Fabrication Activities.
  • FWE3/027; Developing and Marking Out Templates for Metalwork.
  • FWE3/028; Joining Fabricated Components Using Mechanical Fasteners.
  • FWE3/029; Bonding Engineering Materials Using Adhesives.
  • FWE3/030; Joining Materials by Resistance Spot Welding.
  • FWE3/031; Producing Fillet Welded Joints Using a Manual Welding Process.
  • FWE3/032; Cutting Plate and Sections Using Shearing Machines.
  • FWE3/033; Cutting and Shaping Materials Using Portable Thermal Cutting Equipment.
  • FWE3/034; Cutting Materials Using Saws and Abrasive Discs.
  • FWE3/035; Bending and Forming Plate Using Press Brakes or Bending Machines.
  • FWE3/036; Forming Plate Work Using Power Rolling Machines.
  • FWE3/037; Producing and Finishing Holes Using Drilling Machines.
  • FWE3/038; Producing Plate Work Assemblies.
  • FWE3/039; Slinging, Lifting and Moving Materials and Components.
  • FWE3/040; Forming Structural Sections Using Machines.
  • FWE3/041; Producing Structural Metal Ancillary Components.
  • FWE3/042; Producing Major Structural Components/Sub- assemblies.
  • FWE3/043; Erecting Structural Metalwork.
  • FWE3/044; Forming Pipe work by Machine Bending.
  • FWE3/045; Producing Pipe Fabrications.
  • FWE3/046; Producing Socket and Flange Fillet Welded Joints in Pipe Using a Manual Welding Process.
  • FWE3/047; Producing Components by Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Moulding.
  • FWE3/048; Producing Components by Acrylic Moulding.
  • FWE3/049; Producing Components from Carbon Fibre.
  • FWE3/050; Producing Components from Glass Fibre.
  • FWE3/051; Producing Composite Assemblies.
  • FWE3/052; Producing Components by Vacuum Forming.
  • FWE3/053; Trimming Composite Mouldings Using Hand Tools.
  • FWE3/054; Joining Plastics Using Manual Welding Processes.
  • FWE3/055; Bonding Composite Mouldings.
  • FWE3/056; Welding Rails Using the Aluminothermy Welding Process.
  • FWE3/057; Restore Rails to Operational Condition Using on Arc Welding Process.
  • FWE3/058; Preparing Flash Welding Machines for Operation.
  • FWE3/059; Joining Rails Using Flash Welding Equipment.

    All National Vocational Qualifications in the United Kingdom are achieved through training and assessment. Assessment is normally through on-the-job observation and questioning. Candidates produce evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the NVQ standards. Assessors 'sign-off' units when the candidates are ready - the assessor tests candidates' underpinning knowledge, understanding and work-based performance to make sure they can demonstrate competence in the workplace. This process is fully compatible and comparable with the South African process.

    Many of the units of learning are not applicable as they are largely outside the peculiar specialisation areas as required in South Africa. It is not evident what the credit value for this qualification is.

    New Zealand:

    No relevant qualifications at Level 3 were found. However the Level 4 Qualification National Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication (Level 4) with Sectoral strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and Welding was used as comparison. There is some similarity in the content of the qualifications with the New Zealand qualification being more specific in terms of unit standard titles.

    National Certificates in New Zealand are achieved through training and assessment. Assessment is normally through on-the-job observation and other evidence gathering techniques. Candidates provide evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the NZQA standards. Assessors test candidates' underpinning knowledge, understanding and work-based performance to make sure they can demonstrate competence in the workplace.

    This process is fully compatible and comparable with the South African process with the exception that New Zealand has some unit standards with the requirement of being performed "under supervision". This is contrary to outcomes based learning and development principles.

    The qualification compares well with the one in New Zealand and also appears to satisfy the comparison in terms of a combined (non-specialist) qualification attainment. This is due to the availability of a choice of strands being available to the industry and the learner.

    The minimum credit value for this qualification is listed as 269 credits which indicates that it would compare well with the apprenticeship type qualifications.

    The competencies listed in this qualification are as below:

    http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/quals/doc/0122.doc

    ID; Title; Level; Credit:
  • 101; Develop and use keyboarding skills to enter text; Level 1; 3 credits.
  • 2353; Pre-treat work for subsequent metal surface finishing operations; Level 3; 5 credits.
  • 2363; Polish ferrous and non-ferrous metal parts to produce a decorative finish; Level 3; 10 credits.
  • 2387; Assemble mechanical components under supervision; Level 2; 2 credits.
  • 2395; Select, use, and care for engineering hand tools; Level 1; 4 credits.
  • 2396; Select, use, and maintain portable hand held engineering power tools; Level 2; 4 credits.
  • 2414; Lay out and mark off regular fabrication shapes under supervision; Level 2; 15 credits.
  • 2415; Form and shape fabrication materials under supervision; Level 2; 10 credits.
  • 2416; Assemble and mechanically join plate and sheet under supervision; Level 2; 10 credits.
  • 2417; Mechanically cut fabrication materials under supervision; Level 2; 8 credits.
  • 2418; Lay out and mark off irregular fabrication shapes under supervision; Level 3; 15 credits.
  • 2419; Form and shape, sheet, plate, pipe and structural sections using power machines under supervision; Level 3; 15 credits.
  • 2420; Assemble and mechanically join tube, pipe and sections under supervision; Level 3; 15 credits.
  • 2421; Mechanically cut fabrication materials using powered machinery under supervision; Level 3; 10 credits.
  • 2422; Lay out and mark off complex fabrication shapes; Level 4; 15 credits.
  • 2423; Form and shape fabrication materials; Level 4; 15 credits.
  • 2424; Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and structural sections; Level 4; 20 credits.
  • 2425; Mechanically cut sheet, plate, tube, pipe and structural sections; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2430; Draw and interpret engineering sketches under supervision; Level 2; 4 credits.
  • 2431; Draw and interpret engineering drawings under supervision; Level 2; 8 credits.
  • 2432; Construct engineering plane geometric shapes; Level 2; 3 credits.
  • 2433; Create two dimensional engineering drawings using computer aided design system; Level 2; 6 credits.
  • 2434; Produce detailed engineering drawings under supervision; Level 3; 15 credits.
  • 2438; Produce fabrication drawings; Level 4; 20 credits.
  • 2670; Avoid welding hazards with safe work practices; Level 2; 1 credit.
  • 2671; Weld metal structures with the manual metal arc welding process in down hand positions; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2672; Weld metal to a general purpose industry standard with the gas metal arc welding process; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2673; Weld metal structures with the gas metal arc welding process in down hand positions; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2674; Weld stainless metal plate with the gas metal arc welding processes in the down hand positions; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2675; Weld aluminium with the gas metal arc welding process in the down hand positions; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2676; Weld stainless metal sheet with the gas tungsten arc welding process; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2677; Weld aluminium with the gas tungsten arc welding process in the down hand positions; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2678; Join metals with the oxyacetylene welding process; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2679; Join metals using torch brazing and soldering; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2680; Join metals with the resistance welding process; Level 3; 4 credits.
  • 2681; Weld metal structures with the submerged arc welding process; Level 3; 4 credits.
  • 2682; Weld metal to a general purpose industry standard with the manual metal arc welding process; Level 3; 6 credits.
  • 2683; Cut metals using manual thermal processes; Level 3; 4 credits.
  • 2684; Weld metal structures with the gas metal arc welding processes in all positions; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2685; Weld metal structures with the manual metal arc welding process in all positions; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2686; Weld aluminium with the gas metal arc welding process in all positions; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2687; Weld stainless metal sheet and plate with the gas metal arc welding processes in all positions; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2688; Weld stainless metal tube with the gas tungsten arc welding process; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2689; Weld aluminium with the gas tungsten arc welding process in all positions; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2690; Weld metal pipe with the oxyacetylene process; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2691; Cut metals using mechanised thermal processes; Level 4; 4 credits.
  • 2692; Repair non-ferrous metal components by welding; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2693; Repair ferrous metal components by welding; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2694; Weld metal pipe with the manual metal arc welding process using cellulosic electrodes; Level 4; 20 credits.
  • 2695; Weld metal pipe with the manual metal arc welding process using hydrogen controlled electrodes; Level 4; 20 credits.
  • 2696; Weld pipe in all positions with the gas tungsten arc welding process; Level 4; 12 credits.
  • 2697; Weld aluminium pipe in all positions with the gas tungsten arc welding process; Level 4; 10 credits.
  • 2824; Follow safe working practices on an engineering worksite; Level 2; 3 credits.
  • 3234; Install metal pipe work according to plans and specifications under supervision; Level 3; 12 credits.
  • 3236; Install stainless metal pipe work according to plans and specification under supervision; Level 3; 12 credits.
  • 3238; Manufacture duct work to plans and specifications; Level 3; 20 credits.
  • 4432; Identify and convert basic units of measure used in engineering; Level 1; 1 credit.
  • 4433; Measure with non-complex devices used in engineering; Level 1; 2 credits.
  • 4436; Select, use and care for engineering marking-out equipment; Level 2; 4 credits.
  • 4795; Distinguish the characteristics of engineering materials; Level 1; 2 credits.
  • 4796; Distinguish the characteristics of engineering metals; Level 2; 3 credits.
  • 9184; Erect non-notifiable prefabricated scaffolding; Level 3; 3 credits.
  • 12299; Shift loads in the performance of machinery and equipment installation and maintenance; Level 2; 3 credits.
  • 16954; Calculate lengths, areas and mass of engineering fabrication materials; Level 2; 4 credits.
  • 16955; Calculate sizes, mass, volumes, and quantities for engineering fabrication; Level 3; 4 credits.
  • 16956; Demonstrate knowledge of force and stress in engineering fabrications; Level 4; 4 credits.
  • 18106; Gouge metals using manual thermal processes; Level 3; 2 credits.
  • 18107; Lay out and mark off complex heavy fabrication shapes; Level 4; 15 credits.

    Australia:

    Following the Australian Prime Minister's announcement, the responsibilities and functions of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) have been transferred to the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).

    Certificates in Australia are achieved through training and assessment. Assessment is through training provider and on-the-job observation and other evidence gathering techniques. Candidates provide evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the DEST standards. Assessors test candidates' underpinning knowledge, understanding and work-based performance confirm they can demonstrate competence in the workplace. This process is fully compatible and comparable with the South African process.

    The trade of Boiler-making is utilised in Australia. However, the process of achieving the qualification is from various options. These options have various specialisations with a set of core components. The lists of unit standards shown below are those that make up the entire qualification requirements.

    The relevant (for comparison purposes) specialisation areas are listed as:
  • General Heavy Fabrication.
  • Sheet metal.
  • Welding.

    The qualification Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade replaces the following qualifications:
  • Boiler-making.
  • Boiler making and/or Structural Metal work.
  • Boiler-making/Welding.
  • Welding.
  • Sheet metal.
  • Working.
  • Blacksmithing.
  • Tin-smithing.

    This comparison indicates that there are synergies between this SAQA qualification and the qualification listed in Australia (MEM30398). The Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Apprenticeship) also appears to satisfy the comparison in terms of a combined (non-specialist) qualification attainment.

    Certificate III in Engineering -Fabrication Trade MEM30398.

    http://apprenticeship.det.nsw.edu.au/html/trades/fabrication.htm

    Unit code; Unit title:
  • MEM1.1FA; Undertake interactive workplace communication.
  • MEM1.2FA; Apply principles of Occupational Health and Safety (O H & S) in work environment.
  • MEM1.3FA; Apply quality procedures.
  • MEM1.4FA; Plan to undertake a routine task.
  • MEM2.1C12A; Apply quality systems.
  • MEM2.2C11A; Organise and analyse information.
  • MEM2.3C11B; Operate in a work based team environment.
  • MEM2.4C11A; Assist in the provision of on-the-job training.
  • MEM2.5C11A; Measure with graduated devices.
  • MEM2.6C10A; Plan a complete activity.
  • MEM2.7C10A; Perform computations - basic.
  • MEM2.8C10A; Perform computations.
  • MEM2.9C10A; Performs computer operations.
  • MEM5.5AA; Carry out mechanical cutting.
  • MEM5.7AB; Manual heating and thermal cutting.
  • MEM5.8AA; Advanced manual heating, thermal cutting, gouging and shaping.
  • MEM5.9AB; Automated thermal cutting.
  • MEM5.10AA; Undertake fabrication, forming, bending and shaping.
  • MEM5.11AB; Assemble fabricated components.
  • MEM5.12AB; Perform routine manual metal arc welding.
  • MEM5.15AB; Weld using manual metal arc welding process.
  • MEM5.16AB; Perform advanced welding using manual metal arc welding process.
  • MEM5.17AB; Weld using gas metal arc welding process.
  • MEM5.19AB; Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process.
  • MEM5.36AB; Repair/replace/modify fabrications.
  • MEM5.37AA; Geometric Development.
  • MEM5.47AA; Weld using flux core arc welding process.
  • MEM5.49AA; Perform routine gas tungsten welding.
  • MEM5.50AA; Perform routine gas metal arc welding.
  • MEM9.1AA; Draw and interpret sketch.
  • MEM9.2AA; Interpret technical drawing.
  • MEM11.11AA; Manual handling.
  • MEM12.7AA; Mark off/out structural fabrications and shapes.
  • MEM18.1AB; Use hand tools.
  • MEM18.2AA; Use power tools/hand held operations.
  • MEM2.13C5A; Perform mathematical computations.
  • MEM5.20AB; Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process.
  • MEM5.38AA; Advanced Geometric Development - Cylindrical/Rectangular.
  • MEM5.39AA; Advanced Geometric Development - Conical.
  • MEM5.40AA; Advanced Geometric Development /R- Transitions.
  • MEM5.49AA; Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding.
  • MEM7.15AA; Set NC/CNC machines/processes (basic).
  • MEM7.16AA; Set and edit NC/CNC machine/process.
  • MEM5.18AB; Perform advanced welding using gas metal arc welding process.
  • MEM5.20AB; Perform advanced welding using gas tungsten arc welding process.
  • MEM5.48AA; Perform advanced welding using flux core arc welding process.

    It is also apparent that different outcomes are utilised for various qualification titles. The comparison of the Level 2 qualifications indicated that there is a different qualification (MEM30305) that may also be utilised when wishing to embark on further learning in this field.
  • A direct comparison with these international qualifications indicates that the education and training focus of all the qualifications is basically the same. However, the basic construct differs in that the nomenclature is dissimilar to that used in South Africa.
  • This SAQA Qualification compares well with the international qualifications and training programs offered. The specific operational content (elective component) incorporated in the qualification will serve to enable qualifying learners to make better informed decisions within an expansive context that compares well with international learners. One difference is the fact that the SAQA qualification caters for a broader category of industries. This is mainly due to the fact that the South African Qualification is very explicit in the way elective competencies play a role in contextual competence.

    It is not evident what the credit value for this qualification. The discussion documents do however make mention of periods in the region of 36 months duration. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners may move from one engineering context to certain other engineering contexts (within same industry sector or to new industry sectors). This can be achieved by the selection of appropriate credits in the elective category. Equally, holders of other similar qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL.

    Vertical articulation:
  • ID 58721: Further Education and Training Certificate: Engineering Fabrication, NQF Level 4.

    Horizontal articulation:

    Other contextually relevant engineering qualifications may be:
  • ID 57886: National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 23274: National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting, NQF Level 3.

    Fundamental learning at this level applies to equivalent credit accrual for most engineering qualifications at NQF Level 3.

    Core learning at this level may lead to credit accrual for some unit standards in the following qualifications at NQF Level 3:
  • National Certificates in Mechanical Engineering (Welding), (Fitting), (Machining).
  • Vehicle Servicing.
  • Automotive Component Manufacturing. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • 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 
    Assessors should be in possession of:
  • An appropriate qualification at or above the level of the qualification and preferably relevant workplace practical experience.
  • Registration as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

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

    NOTES 
    This qualification replaces qualification 22870, "National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication (light or heavy)", Level 3, 151 credits.
    This Qualification will be replaced by Qualification 93626, which is "Occupational Certificate: Boilermaker", Level 4, 395 credits, as soon as 93626 is registered. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  116520  Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  243075  Draw and interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  14713  Use welding definitions and symbols  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  13234  Apply quality procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  243077  Cut material using the oxy-fuel pipe cutting device  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  243080  Cut material using the oxy-fuel profile cutting machine  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  243081  Cut material using the oxy-fuel straight-line cutting machine  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115568  Fabricate components by means of the parallel line method  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115571  Fabricate components by means of the radial line method  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  115565  Fabricate components by means of the triangulation method  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12244  Form and shape sheet, plate, pipe and structural section using power machinery  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  244339  Mark off and fabricate sections using the contour marker method  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12245  Mechanically cut, drill, punch and assemble fabrication materials using powered machinery  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9528  Communicate with clients  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  12488  Complete feasibility and commissioning reports  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  243061  Assemble work pieces in jigs (minor amendments include the use of manipulators)  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243069  Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10780  Cut mild steel by means of an Oxy-acetylene profile cutter  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244077  Demonstrate understanding of chemicals in a processing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  10842  Join cast iron by means of arc welding  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12482  Join metals using the resistance welding process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116231  Operate a cab controlled overhead crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116254  Operate a mobile crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  243272  Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  116235  Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  262824  Operate a Sideboom  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116255  Operate a tower crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  116253  Operate a truck mounted loader crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  242981  Operate defined purpose lift trucks  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  242976  Operate overhead/gantry cranes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243021  Shift loads using lifting equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12481  Sling loads  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243076  Weld carbon steel workpieces using the cored-wire welding process in the downhand position  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243066  Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas metal arc welding process in the down-hand position  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243056  Weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
    Elective  244343  Align a steel structure using a dumpy level  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12246  Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and steel sections  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12457  Develop learning strategies and techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12456  Explain and use organisational procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  115740  Fabricate a launder  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  115744  Fabricate a spiral by means of triangulation  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  115699  Fabricate rolled sections  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10783  Join of aluminium by means of arc welding  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14700  Lay out and mark off regular and irregular shapes for thermoplastic fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  25 
    Elective  244346  Layout and fabricate a metal structure  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  244407  Lift and move a load using mechanical lifting equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9526  Manage basic business finance  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9530  Manage work time effectively  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260798  Operate a cantilever container crane (ship to shore)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  260777  Operate a container side loader  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260818  Operate a counter balanced lift truck in excess of 15 tons  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260763  Operate a floating crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  260760  Operate a inland container crane (rail mounted)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260761  Operate a reach stacker  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260765  Operate a rubber tyred gantry crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  260817  Operate a scotch derrick crane (ship mounted)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260764  Operate a ships crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260797  Operate a sideloader lift truck  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260757  Operate a straddle carrier  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260780  Operate a sugar cane crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260781  Operate a telescopic boom handler  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260758  Operate a wall-mounted jib  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  242972  Operate advanced defined purpose lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  242974  Operate counter-balanced lift truck  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  242982  Operate heavy crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03  14 
    Elective  260762  Operate rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  11 
    Elective  123260  Operate tailgates and tail-lifts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  242978  Operate truck-mounted cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8039  Operating cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  8038  Operating lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  253658  Perform a lifting task by using a mobile crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14695  Remove material with the shields metal arc gouging process  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  10790  Silver solder metals by means of Oxy-acetylene equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117001  Use a mobile crane to carry out pile driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  243068  Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas tungsten arc welding process in the downhand position  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Elective  10789  Weld mild steel by means of Oxy-acetylene equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14698  Cut materials using plasma cutting  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  243273  Monitor and control the safety and operations of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116583  Perform tandem lifting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  253660  Supervise advanced mobile crane operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  243065  Weld carbon steel pipe using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 
    Elective  243062  Weld carbon steel pipe, using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 


    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
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assurance
    Functionary
    NQF Sub-Framework
    63810  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Chemical Boiler Making  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 3  NQF Level 03  138     CHIETA  OQSF 
    66772  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Manufacturing and Engineering  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 3  NQF Level 03  138     MERSETA  OQSF 
    60291  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Mining and Minerals  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 3  NQF Level 03  138     MQA  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
    63810  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Chemical Boiler Making  1. BLACKEN SECURITY SERVICES
    2. DURBAN SOUTH TRAINING TRUST
    3. JOMELE TRAINING AND PLACEMENTS
    4. NORTHLINK COLLEGE, BELLVILLE CAMPUS
    5. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING
    6. SASOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD : SASOLBURG SITE
    7. SEDIBENG
    8. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC  
    66772  National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Manufacturing and Engineering  1. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP)
    2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP)
    3. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP)
    4. Black Eagle Training (PIETERMARITZBURG) (TP)
    5. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu
    6. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus
    7. Eastcape Training Centre
    8. EBS TRAINING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD (Witbank)(TP)
    9. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus
    10. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP)
    11. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development - Middelb
    12. Ikhaya Fundisa Technical Academy
    13. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP)
    14. Majuba FET College - Newcastle Technology Centre
    15. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus
    16. Northlink College - Bellville Campus
    17. Planet Waves 237 (Pty) Ltd T/A Occupational Learning Centre (OLC) (PRE
    18. S & S Training & Construction (SPRINGS) (TP)
    19. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP)
    20. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE
    21. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP)
    22. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ
    23. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC
    24. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office
    25. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP)
    26. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP)  



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