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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Mineral Processing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
59305  National Certificate: Mineral Processing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MQA - Mining Qualifications Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Fabrication and Extraction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  129  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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
49045  National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  163  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

Mineral processing plants are mostly located near rural areas. Many previously disadvantaged individuals from the rural areas are employed to work in these plants. This qualification will help improve their employability, e.g. in smaller mineral processing plants that cannot afford to do their own training as well as benefit the learner through the fundamental knowledge and life skills included in the qualification.

People credited with this qualification are able to:
  • Communicate and solve problems effectively in the workplace and a variety of other contexts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of occupational health and safety in the workplace.
  • Conduct basic materials handling and transport operations.
  • Conduct basic process control operations.
  • Perform minor maintenance on mechanical equipment.
  • Separate materials by means of filtration, screening or cycloning.

    Rationale:

    Minerals processing is about extracting the valuable minerals contained in the mined ore and producing a saleable product or an enriched concentrate for further processing. It is important to maximise production rate and recovery of the valuable minerals and to minimise the cost of extraction. End products are metals or metal compounds that can be used in a wide variety of applications, e.g.:
  • Gold; jewellery, currency, electronic components, dentistry.
  • Uranium; fuel for nuclear power stations, nuclear powered ships and submarines, isotopes for instrumentation.
  • Base metals; copper and aluminium for conductors, zinc for anti-corrosion coatings, cobalt for paint, lead for battery poles.
  • Platinum group metals for jewellery and catalysts.
  • Mineral sand products (titanium etc.) for steel hardening, paint pigments and special alloys.
  • Lump Ore Beneficiation; done to increase grade of the ore in order to minimise the cost of subsequent transport and further processing.

    The profit margin in mining operations is low because of low commodity prices and the strong rand. It is therefore necessary to maximise production and recovery and minimise operational costs to enable a profitable operation. This qualification will ensure that the operating personnel will have the competencies to achieve this.

    This qualification will benefit society and the economy by earning foreign currency and producing the necessary products mentioned above for use in the industry.

    Learners entering this qualification will be unqualified workstation attendants working under close supervision in Mineral Processing Plants. By obtaining this qualification these learners will be able to work without close supervision at one of several workstations. It will also enable learners to operate plant sections like crushing, screening, milling, leaching, etc. that are all intricate parts of the mineral processing flow line. Exceptional performers could be identified for further development to operator and supervisory levels. Learners could also enter the qualification from similar operations like other metallurgical plants or directly from school.

    A typical learning pathway in this field would start with this qualification and proceed to the National certificate, NQF Level 3: Mineral Processing (Gold, Platinum Metals, Uranium, Mineral Sands, Base Metals Extraction and Lump Ore Beneficiation) and Supervisory, management and leadership competencies. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy, NQF Level 1.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the criteria laid out above.

    Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Access is open; however it is preferable that learners have completed the GETC: Mining and Minerals Processes (Mineral Processing stream). 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental:
  • All 36 credits are compulsory.

    Core:
  • All 53 credits are compulsory.

    Electives:
  • 40 Elective credits as specified below must be achieved.

    There are six specialisation areas possible:
  • A: National Certificate: Mineral processing-Gold.
  • B: National Certificate: Mineral processing-Uranium.
  • C: National Certificate: Mineral processing-Base Metals.
  • D: National Certificate: Mineral processing-Platinum.
  • E: National Certificate: Mineral processing-Mineral Sands.
  • F: National Certificate in mineral processing-Lump Ore Beneficiation.

    For Specialization Area A: Gold.

    The following unit standards (32 credits) must be achieved:

    Title; NQF Level; Credits:
  • Handle liquid cyanide safely in a mineral processing plant; NQF Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Off-load an alkali into a storage facility; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Make up inorganic reagents in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Make up organic reagents in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Control feed distribution by means of a mobile system; NQF Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Slake lime; NQF Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Control the pH level in a metallurgical process; NQF Level 2; 4 Credits.

    Total: 32 Credits.

    A further 8 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 129 credits for the qualification.

    For Specialization Area B: Uranium.

    The following unit standards (39 credits) must be achieved:

    Title; NQF Level; Credits:
  • Handle acids safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Handle inorganic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Handle organic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Control the pH level in a metallurgical process; NQF Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Leach metal bearing material in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Recover uranium from solution by means of chemical precipitation; NQF Level 2; 7 Credits.
  • Slake lime; NQF Level 2; 4 Credits.

    Total: 39 Credits.

    For Specialization Area C: Base metals.

    The following unit standards (31 credits) must be achieved:

    Title: NQF Level; Credits:
  • Off-load organic reagents into a storage facility; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Handle inorganic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Control feed distribution by means of a mobile system; NQF Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Control the pH level in a metallurgical process; NQF Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Remove airborne pollutants by means of a scrubber; NQF Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Handle acids safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Perform minor mechanical maintenance on metallurgical mechanical process equipment; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.

    Total: 33 Credits.

    A further 7 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 129 credits for the qualification.

    For Specialization Area D: Platinum.

    The following unit standards (34 credits) must be achieved:

    Title; NQF Level; Credits:
  • Off-load organic reagents into a storage facility; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Handle organic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Handle inorganic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Control the pH level in a metallurgical process; NQF Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Handle acids safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Perform minor mechanical maintenance on metallurgical mechanical process equipment; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.

    Total: 34 Credits.

    A further 6 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 129 credits for the qualification.

    For Specialization Area E: Mineral Sands.

    The following unit standards (32 credits) must be achieved:

    Title; NQF Level; Credits:
  • Perform gravity concentration in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Separate material by means of a dry high intensity magnetic separator; NQF Level 3; 3 Credits.
  • Separate material by means of a dry electrostatic separator; NQF Level 3; 3 Credits.
  • Handle organic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Handle inorganic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Perform minor mechanical maintenance on metallurgical mechanical process equipment; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.

    Total: 30 Credits.

    A further 10 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 129 credits for the qualification.

    For Specialization Area F: Lump Ore Beneficiation:

    The following unit standards (27 credits) must be achieved:

    Title; NQF Level; Credits:
  • Control the water reticulation in a metallurgical process; NQF Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • De-water material by means of a vibrating screen; NQF Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Determine relative density by means of a density scale; NQF Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Direct the operation of an overhead crane; NQF Level 2; 3 Credits.
  • Remove ferromagnetic material from a belt conveyor by means of an over belt magnet; NQF Level 2; 2 Credits.
  • Perform minor mechanical maintenance on metallurgical mechanical process equipment; NQF Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Deposit tailings onto a tailings dam; NQF Level 2; 7 Credits.

    Total: 27 Credits.

    A further 13 credits are to be chosen from the rest of the electives to make up a minimum of 129 credits for the qualification. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Range:
  • Workplace refers to the Minerals Processing environment.
  • Minerals processing context refers to:
    > Gold, Uranium, Base metals, Platinum, Minerals Sands, Lump Ore Beneficiation.

    1. Communicate and solve problems in the workplace.

    2. Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards in the workplace.

    3. Conduct materials handling and transport activities.

    4. Conduct process control activities.

    5. Perform minor maintenance on mechanical equipment.

    Range:
  • Minor maintenance refers to maintenance performed by operations personnel not qualified as artisans.

    6. Separate materials.

    Range:
  • Separation techniques include filtration, gravity concentration, screening and/or cycloning.

    Consistency of Exit Level Outcomes with 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.

    SAQA Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
  • Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical thinking have been made.
    > Evident to Exit Level Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization and community.
    >Evident to Exit Level Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
    > Evident to Exit Level Outcomes 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information.
    > Evident to Exit Level Outcomes 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills.
    > Evident to Exit Level Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 6.
  • Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others.
    > Evident to Exit Level Outcomes 1, 4, 5, 6.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem contexts do not exist in isolation.
    > Evident to Exit Level Outcomes 1, 2, 3. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Oral communication is maintained and adapted as required to promote effective interaction in a minerals processing context.
  • Written communication skills are used effectively in the workplace.
  • Mathematical principles and techniques are applied while performing the tasks related to mineral processing activities.
  • Mathematical calculations are utilised for the solution of common operational problems.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Occupational Health, Safety and environmental principles and practices are understood and applied in the workplace.
  • The impact of risks and hazards and the consequences of non-compliance are explained.
  • Preventative measures are explained and applied in order to minimise/eliminate risks/hazards in mineral processing activities.
  • Hazardous conditions are monitored and reported on a continual basis to ensure the safety and health of persons.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Elementary principles affecting the operating performance in materials handling and transport operations are explained within the mineral processing context.
  • Operating parameters and factors affecting the materials handling process are identified and explained in accordance with standard plant work practices.
  • Materials handling and transport activities are performed in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Operating parameters and factors are monitored and controlled in accordance with operating procedures.
  • Materials handling and transport activities are recorded and reported on as per accepted procedures.
    > Range: Accepted procedures include: Safe work procedures, legal, environmental and manufacturer's requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • Process control principles are explained in relation to mineral processing.
  • Factors affecting process control activities are identified within the minerals processing context.
  • Process controlling activities are conducted according to specified requirements.
  • Operating parameters are adhered to and the impact of non-adherence is explained in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Production results and deviations are reported and logged on a continual basis to meet the data recording requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
  • Maintenance requirements are explained and applied in the maintenance of mechanical equipment in a minerals processing plant.
  • The purpose and importance of minor maintenance of mechanical equipment is explained and applied in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Minor maintenance of mechanical equipment is conducted in accordance with specifications.
  • Minor maintenance performed is logged on an operational data sheet.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
  • Separation techniques are explained and applied within the mineral processing context.
  • Separation methods prescribed are applied within the mineral processing context.
  • Separation processes are monitored and controlled within standard operating parameters.

    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 interference 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 future 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 minerals processing. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The proposed qualification was compared to qualifications, and other learning interventions available elsewhere in the world in order to ensure that the qualification structure and unit standards proposed are comparable in terms of level, scope of qualifications and competencies covered.

    Information searches were conducted via the Internet and a number of relevant sites were searched from countries such as:
  • Russia (a strong emerging economy with well-developed technology).
  • Nigeria (one of the strongest economies in Africa).
  • Democratic Republic Congo (a country with vast mineral deposits).
  • Zambia (part of the SADEC community, a country rich in natural resources).
  • Zimbabwe (part of the SADEC community, a country rich in natural resources).
  • Tanzania (a developing country with a growing infrastructure).
  • Mali (a West African country with a metals/minerals history dating back to well before the 14th century).
  • Ghana (a West African country with a well developed education system and strong mining and minerals industry).
  • Australia and New Zealand (Both of which have outcomes-based national qualifications systems similar to that of South Africa).
  • India (developing into one of the strongest economies in the world and having made massive investments in South Africa).
  • Canada (a global leader in the field of minerals extraction and processing).

    In some cases (e.g. Mali and Tanzania) no references to Minerals Processing (or Metallurgical) training and/or qualifications could be found.

    Ghana:

    Although Ghana has access to International Vocational Qualifications through the British Council and City & Guilds Qualifications, a qualification related to metallurgy was not found. However Ghana has 4 universities and offer related education and training at a higher level.

    Australia: National Training Information Services (www.ntis.gov.au):

    The following programme was found:
  • Certificate II in Metalliferous Mining Operations (Processing).
  • Numerous competencies from this qualification/programme are within the proposed South African Mining and Minerals SGB qualification.

    New Zealand: The New Zealand Qualification Authority (www.nzqa.gov.nz):

    The following programme was found:
  • National Certificate in Extractive Industries (Mineral Processing: Alluvial Gold), NQF Level 4, Credits 216.
  • The structure, outcomes and purpose of this qualification compare well with the proposed South African Mining and Minerals SGB qualification.

    Searched www.asminternational.org: This organisation runs courses in the USA, Canada as well as the UK.

    Found Course "Elements of Metallurgy". The following item is in the course outline:
  • Steps in processing common ores to metals.
  • Beneficiating and reducing methods.
  • Types of furnaces.
  • Refractories.

    These items could very well form part of the training for the achievement of the proposed Mining and Minerals Sector qualification. However, they are not organised in the same manner as the proposed qualification.

    India:

    Searched www.psgtech.edu/department/metallurgy/India.

    The courses offered were pitched well above the level of this proposed certificate. The faculty offers degree courses and hence a comparative analysis was not practical.

    Searched www.metallurgicalservicesinternational.com/presentations.html.

    This organisation runs Practical Metallurgical Solutions courses in various countries all over the world:
  • North & South America.
  • India.
  • China.
  • Europe.
  • Japan.
  • South Korea.

    Certain syllabus items from the course outline above may be used in training learners in order for them to achieve the proposed Mining and Minerals Sector qualification.

    A general conclusion was that the competencies addressed by the proposed qualification were in line with courses and qualifications from other parts of the world apart from New Zealand and Australia. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification allows for both vertical and horizontal articulation.

    Vertical articulation exists with:
  • ID 49044 National Certificate: Minerals Processing Level 3.

    Horizontal articulation exists with:
  • ID 49045 National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation Level 2. 

  • 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 49045, which is National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation, Level 2, 163 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  252318  Demonstrate knowledge of the various activities related to the processing of minerals  Level 1  NQF Level 01  14 
    Core  115101  Address workplace hazards and risks  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  116520  Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  252284  Classify material in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  252330  Control feed rate by means of a feeder  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  243650  Handle waste material in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  252315  Perform size separation in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  252282  Thicken slurry in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  252295  Transfer fluids by means of a pump  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  252324  Transfer material by means of a belt conveyor  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119463  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119460  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119456  Write/present for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14656  Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  252325  Hand sort material  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  252313  Centrifuge a slurry in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252351  Classify material by means of a winnower  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254434  Control a blending and reclaiming process in a beneficiation plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252306  Control feed distribution by means of a mobile system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252329  Control the pH level in a metallurgical process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252304  Control the water reticulation in a metallurgical process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254401  Control water quality in a cooling system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252347  Convey material by means a bucket elevator  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254405  De-sliming material by means of a screen  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252340  De-water material by means of a de-watering screen  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252354  De-water material by means of a vibrating screen  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252285  Deposit tailings onto a tailings dam  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252293  Deposit waste rock onto a waste dump by means of a belt conveyor system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252350  Determine relative density by means of a density scale  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253595  Direct the operation of an overhead crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252326  Dispatch base metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252336  Dispatch bullion  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252333  Dispatch metallurgical process by-products  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252283  Filter liquids from solids in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252314  Filter material in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252349  Generate compressed air  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252320  Generate steam by means of an electric boiler  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252334  Granulate a precious metal  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252335  Handle acids safely in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252310  Handle bulk oxygen safely in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252321  Handle cyanide solids safely in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252302  Handle inorganic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252337  Handle liquid cyanide safely in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252286  Handle organic reagents safely in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252353  Load carbon from a storage facility into a road tanker  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252352  Load sulphuric acid from a bulk storage facility into a tanker  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252328  Load uranium slurry from a bulk storage facility into a tanker  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252309  Maintain steel ball load in a mill by means of a suspended magnetic loading system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254400  Make up a heavy medium suspension in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252327  Make up inorganic reagents in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252312  Make up organic reagents in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252287  Make-up an ammonia solution in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252344  Neutralize solution for final processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252322  Off-load acid from a tanker into a storage facility  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252316  Off-load an alkali into a storage facility  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252311  Off-load carbon from a tanker into a storage facility  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252319  Off-load cyanide from a tanker into a bulk storage facility  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252289  Off-load liquefied gas into a storage facility  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252356  Off-load ore from a rail truck into a storage facility  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252317  Off-load organic reagents into a storage facility  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252355  Off-load pulp from a tanker into a storage facility  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254414  Perform dense medium separation in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252341  Perform gravity concentration in a metallurgical plant  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252338  Perform minor mechanical maintenance on metallurgical process equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252299  Produce backfill from waste slurry  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252308  Produce briquettes from fine material  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254416  Reclaim material by means of a bridge-type reclaimer  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254402  Reclaim material from a tailings dam by means of high pressure monitoring  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  254406  Recover diamonds by means of hand sorting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252346  Recover gold from solution by means of chemical precipitation  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252343  Recover metal by means of centrifugal concentration  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252342  Regenerate organic solvent  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252348  Regenerate resin  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252331  Remove airborne dust by means of a bag filter  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252280  Remove airborne pollutants by means of a scrubber  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252305  Remove ferromagnetic material from a belt conveyor by means of an over-belt magnet  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252357  Remove impurities from carbon by means of acid treatment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252323  Replace medium in a fluidised bed roaster  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252332  Slake lime  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252298  Strip base metals from titanium blanks in an electro-winning process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9635  Take a representative sample of solid material in a metalurgical process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  256596  Take representative samples of slurries and liquids in a metallurgical process  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252345  Transport material by means a screw conveyor  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  252339  Wash material by means of a rotary scrubber  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  253339  Crush material in a metallurgical plant  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  256664  Leach metal bearing material in a metallurgical plant  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  256674  Recover uranium from solution by means of chemical precipitation  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  252301  Separate material by means of a dry high intensity magnetic separator  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  252307  Separate material by means of an electrostatic separator  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    1. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
    2. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE 
    3. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE (PTY) LTD 
    4. De Beers Voorspoed Mine 
    5. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY 
    6. Exxaro Coal Pty Ltd 
    7. Finsch Diamonds Mine 
    8. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
    9. IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED - RUSTENBURG 
    10. KOLOMELA MINE 
    11. Kumba Sishen HRD Centre 
    12. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    13. METSKILL (PTY) LTD 
    14. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    15. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    16. Nokaneng Environmental Management Consulting 
    17. NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED 
    18. PRIDE OF SUCCESS (PTY) LTD 
    19. Talent Factor (Pty) Ltd 
    20. THARISA MINERALS PTY LTD 
    21. Thusang Metallurgical Engineering Training and Consulting 
    22. TWO RIVERS PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    23. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 



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