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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58779||Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology|
|SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|MERSETA - Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||143||Level 4||NQF Level 04||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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The combination of learning outcomes that comprise this qualification will provide the qualifying learner with vocational knowledge and skills appropriate to the context of production technology. This qualification provides learners with the range of learning and skills required to be able to perform a series of activities to support manufacturing, engineering and technology processes. Learners will acquire a range of skills in the identification of production parameters in manufacturing, engineering and technology industries and basic strategies to achieve them.
The qualifying learner will be able to:
This qualification is the third qualification in a pathway of three (3) qualifications for learners in the production technology environment.
As a result of an increased need for efficient and quality production processes in the manufacturing, engineering and technology field, the demand for production technology competencies has become more evident.
This qualification contributes to the industries in manufacturing and related fields which will allow learners who achieve the qualification to contribute and function in areas such as production planning and control, optimisation, systems and maintenance, logistics, quality and occupational health and safety. Learners who will typically embark on this qualification are individuals who have an interest in a career in production technology. The production technology competencies incorporated in this qualification can also be offered as support skills programmes to incumbents in any other manufacturing, engineering and technology field qualifications.
This qualification will add value to a specific manufacturing, engineering and technology context by complementing contexts specific qualifications within these sectors. The supportive relationship between occupational qualifications and this suite of qualifications is embedded in the inclusion of production technology competencies that have previously not been included in mainstream production, manufacturing and technological qualifications in order to address these identified gaps.
The qualifications available in production technology are either provider-based qualifications or national qualifications at NQF Level 5. There are no lower level qualifications that allow a learner access into this specific discipline. These qualifications have therefore been designed in such a way to firstly, facilitate the building of a pool of people that can choose a career in a production, engineering, manufacturing field and secondly, to allow any of the manufacturing and related qualifications to utilise the production technology qualifications as entry qualifications in these industries, since they would include the production technology competencies that these industries require; Thirdly, the qualifying learner will also gain access to further learning as a supervisor or in a managerial position within this specific production environment; and lastly, therefore have a learning pathway to access higher education programmes in this discipline.
This qualification will facilitate the formalising, recognition and strengthening of a historically neglected discipline that will be able to contribute towards an efficient, effective, healthy, safe and productive manufacturing, engineering and technology environments, through encompassing applied knowledge, skills, attitudes and values.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of Prior Learning:
The Qualification may be obtained in whole or in part through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning. Learners who may meet the requirements of any Unit Standard in this Qualification may apply for recognition of prior learning to the Relevant ETQA, and will be assessed against the assessment criteria of the exit level outcomes of this qualification and specific outcomes for the relevant Unit Standard/s.
Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
Access to the qualification:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 143 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at Level 4 and the other at Level 3.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 67 credits all of which are compulsory.
The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 343 credits. Learners are to choose Unit Standards to the minimum of 20 credits.
Lock and Safe Manufacturing and Assembly specialisation:
Learners are to choose unit standards totalling at least 20 credits from the unit standards listed below:
Welded Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturing:
Learners are to choose unit standards totalling at least 20 credits from the unit standards listed below:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Measure, control and improve factors influencing production.
2. Contribute to budgeting processes in an operational unit to optimise resources.
3. Solve operational problems in a production process.
4. Promote, implement and maintain procedures that support quality assurance and control.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Factors affecting production are identified and their influence explained in order to improve productivity.
1.2 Appropriate techniques for process measurement and improvement are identified and applied to contribute to process improvement.
1.3 Process control standards are monitored and adjustments are made to the process in order to meet production targets.
1.4 Process improvement interventions are evaluated for sustainability.
1.5 Opportunities for continuous improvement are identified and strategies for implementation are formulated.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Opportunities for reducing the cost factors in a production process are identified to minimise operational costs.
2.2 Resource requirements are communicated for inclusion in budget estimations.
2.3 Expenditure is analysed in terms of budgeted costs to inform operational cost control actions.
2.4 The importance of cost control is explained and demonstrated to ensure budget adherence.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Operational problems are identified and analysed to determine root causes.
3.2 Possible solutions are generated and evaluated using problem solving techniques.
3.3 Alternatives evaluated and appropriate remedy implemented to overcome identified problem area.
3.4 Verbal and non-verbal communication skills are used effectively in the workplace.
3.5 A range of communication strategies are identified and utilised to solve manufacturing related problems.
3.6 Conditions, evidence and incidences are reported accurately in a timely manner and discussed with peers and management.
3.7 Solutions are monitored over time to ensure their effectiveness.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Quality costs are identified and explained to understand the economics of quality.
4.2 Explore the concept of an environmental quality system as it relates to a workplace, and conduct a basic analysis.
4.3 Deviations and non-conformances are investigated and reported on to avoid recurrences.
4.4 Quality control techniques are explored and introduced to a workplace to minimise defects and wastage.
Formative assessments conducted during the learning process will consist of written assessments, simulation in a practical environment and a number of self-assessments.
Summative assessment consists of written assessments, assignments and simulation in a practical environment, integrating the assessment of all unit standards and embedded knowledge. Summative assessments is only conducted once the learner has demonstrated proficiency during formative assessment.
In particular assessors should check that the learner is able to demonstrate the ability to consider a range of options and make decisions about:
|An extensive and comprehensive internet search was conducted to compare and benchmark the proposed qualifications with any similar qualifications in the developing and developed world nations.
The search focussed on a number of specific geographical regions which included Africa, the Americas, Western Europe, Asia and the countries south of the southern tip of Africa including New Zealand and Australia.
The search was conducted using key words or phrases that included production technologist, production technology, production qualifications, qualifications manufacturing, engineering, production and/ assembly, as well as search within the various aspects of each qualification.
No comparisons could be found which indicates that South Africa is leading the field in this particular line of study. Factors featured in the qualifications were evident in some cases but not in the encompassing format that is being proposed.
The factors detected were restricted to part of:
Based on the above it is thus evident that it will be impossible to provide an extensive list of relational material and what follows is a comprehensive and encompassing list of search conducted.
The following qualification authorities were searched:
The following qualifications were found which have reference to the proposed interventions:
Institution; Qualification; Related NQF Level; Finding:
The following unit standards were sourced which resemble components of the proposed qualifications:
A search of the German education system revealed very little to compare the proposed qualification to. Various qualifications in the field of production technology exist, from institutions such as German Production Technology Centre and BUS, but these are restricted to post NQF 6 graduates. Production Technology as an individual field is taken up in the scope of operations management and only offered at universities in the form of diplomas and degrees. The entrance requirements to these are the German equivalent of a matric.
A search of the job market and in particular the educational qualifications required for the field of production shed no light on production related qualifications at the proposed educational levels of this qualification.
A search of the Japanese system reveals much the same. Production Technology qualifications are available at higher levels but in the ambit of the proposed levels learners are limited, as within the current South African context, to studying a specific field only, such as cable manufacturing, metal production etc and are not globally exposed to the generic components of production as proposed by this qualification.
|This qualification has been developed as the third qualification in Production Technology and is intended to provide a career in its own right, as well as to facilitate progression to other manufacturing and assembly qualifications. Learners can move horizontally or vertically between related qualifications, although in most cases, some standards will be required horizontally before moving to another qualification vertically.
This qualification articulates horizontally with any Level 4 qualification in the broad manufacturing, engineering and technology related sectors such as:
This qualification articulates vertically with any Level 5 qualification in the broad manufacturing, engineering and technology related sectors such as:
|Moderation of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by the applicable ETQA for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for the Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology NQF Level 4.
Anyone moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as a moderator with the relevant ETQA. Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the Qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual Unit Standards as well as the integrated competence described in the Qualification.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||243025||Monitor machining process, interpret statistical process control charts, and rectify production problems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Core||114884||Co-ordinate the improvement of productivity within a functional unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||13952||Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||114877||Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||14586||Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||120375||Participate in the estimation and preparation of cost budget for a project or sub project and monitor and control actual cost against budget||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||116287||Schedule and monitor production||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||116284||Solve operational problems in a manufacturing / assembly context||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Fundamental||119472||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119457||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119467||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||119465||Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119462||Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119469||Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||119471||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||8023||Applying basic principles of local and international trade||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||116218||Explain the planning and scheduling of tasks in a production environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||114946||Identify causes of stress and techniques to manage it in the workplace||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||242812||Induct a member into a team||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||242820||Maintain records for a team||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||14625||Manufacture concrete products||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||113829||Operate within a logistics environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Elective||10954||Understand the road transport industry in South Africa||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||244100||Apply integrated process control methods||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||242816||Conduct a structured meeting||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||120376||Conduct project documentation management to support project processes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||7117||Contribute to and improve on the operation of a quality assurance system||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||114737||Cost and price a product||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||116086||Demonstrate an understanding of the factors influencing the quality of measurement||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||116292||Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of manufacturing and assembly logistics planning||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||120366||Demonstrate understanding of the implementation of occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the work place||Level 4||NQF Level 04||9|
|Elective||116280||Demonstrate understanding of warehouse manufacturing and inventory assembly||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||116294||Determine manufacturing and assembly material requirements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||114878||Identify and measure the factors that influence productivity||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||120377||Identify, suggest and implement corrective actions to improve quality of project work||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||123369||Implement environmental improvements to a site, facility, operation or process||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Elective||123594||Install electronic locking systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||117156||Interpret basic financial statements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||13235||Maintain the quality assurance system||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||11473||Manage individual and team performance||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||113835||Manage logistics operations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||114589||Manage time productively||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||7997||Managing self-development||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||123592||Open and restore the security of a categorised safe||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||13194||Perform statistical process control||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||120386||Provide procurement administration support to a project||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||243946||Receive, store and issue goods||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||8019||Schedule transport||Level 4||NQF Level 04||18|
|Elective||377853||Supervise the steel welded tube manufacturing process||Level 4||NQF Level 04||30|
|Elective||10981||Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||120379||Work as a project team member||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||120476||Adhere to professional conduct and organisational ethics||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||120300||Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||120305||Analyse the role that emotional intelligence plays in leadership||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||15234||Apply efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||11277||Apply Principles of Supply Chain Management in a Freight Forwarding Operation||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||117988||Apply the Strategic Process during Planning||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||15237||Build teams to meet set goals and objectives||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||7818||Conduct on-the-job coaching||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||5|
|Elective||7876||Conduct on-the-Job-Training||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||115753||Conduct outcomes-based assessment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Elective||12665||Control production and resource scheduling and planning in a manufacturing environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||9895||Coordinate predictive and preventive maintenance||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Elective||120492||Demonstrate the application of performance management||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||6|
|Elective||15224||Empower team members through recognising strengths, encouraging participation in decision making and delegating tasks||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||9897||Manage inventory||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||15230||Monitor team members and measure effectiveness of performance||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|Elective||14609||Participate in management of conflict||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||4|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
|1.||Career Pathing Solutions (Pty) Ltd (KRUGERSDORP) (TP)|
|2.||College of Production Technology|
|3.||CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING|
|4.||JESUA CONSULTANTS (Hartenbos) (WA)|
|5.||Jesua Consultants (Pty) Ltd (MOSSEL BAY) (TP)|
|6.||MacSteel Services Centres SA (WADEVILLE) (TP)|
|7.||OPTIMUM LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD|
|8.||Organisation Development International (Pty) Ltd (CENTURION) (TP)|
|9.||Organisational Development International (TP)|
|10.||Production Management Institute|
|11.||Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI)|
|12.||Production Management Institute of Southern Africa (PMI) - Johannesburg|
|13.||Production Management Institute of Southern Africa - Durban|
|14.||PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE SA PTY LTD (PORT ELIZABETH)|
|15.||QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP)|
|16.||Rema Tip Top SA (Pty) Ltd (BENONI) (TP)|
|17.||Sabela Learning Academy|
|18.||Scaw Metals Group (Pty) Ltd T/A Scaw Metals (DINWIDDIE) (TP)|
|19.||SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP)|
|20.||THE NEW RECLAMATION GROUP (PTY) LTD (Prospecton) (TP)|
|21.||Training Force (Pty) Ltd|
|22.||Training Force (Pty) Ltd (Durban) (TP)|
|23.||Wide Horizon Advanced Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)|
|24.||Y3K Training cc (CAPE TOWN) (TP)|