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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education Training Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|66049||Further Education Training Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting|
|Task Team - Maintenance|
|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|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Engineering and Related Design|
|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 purpose of this Qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively within various industries which use and maintain diesel and electric machines such as locomotives and motor coaches, making use of mechanical and electrical knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of such an environment.
Qualifying learners will also be able to relate their learning to scientific and technological principles and concepts. They will also be able to maintain and support the various policies and procedures related to the safety, health, environment and quality systems that govern their workplace. This Qualification will enable the learner to find employment as a skilled worker to perform Artisan duties in the diesel electric and diesel electrical field.
A learner acquiring this Qualification will be able to:
The Further Education Training Certificate: Diesel Electrical Fitting and Electrical Fitting (NQF Level 4) is the culmination of a learning path spanning three Qualifications and is intended to produce a highly competent person who will be able to meet the challenges of a competitive and demanding environment.
The successful completion of the three Diesel Electrical Fitting (NQF Levels 2, 3 and 4) will permit the learner to apply to undergo a trade test (assessed as an artisan).
This is the third of a three-level Qualification series that reflect the workplace-based needs of the diesel electrical and electrical field that is expressed by employers and employees, both now and for the future. This Diesel Electrical Fitting and Electrical Fitting Qualification provides, the advanced competencies required to work on integrated mechanical and electrical systems and installations. This Qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the diesel electric fitting and electrical fitting fields and provides the flexibility to pursue different careers across various industry sectors and articulate within the rail transport industry.
This Qualification will enhance the status and productivity of the learner as well as contribute to improved quality, production rate and growth within the diesel electric fitting and electrical fitting sector. The range of typical learners at this level could include individuals preparing to qualify as Diesel Electrical Fitters or Electrical Fitters. Qualifying learners will obtain a Further Education Certificate as Diesel Electrical Fitting and Electrical Fitting which places the learner in a position to investigate requirements for advancement to qualified artisan status.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of Prior Learning:
The Qualification can be achieved in whole or part through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Learners obtaining the whole Qualification through RPL and wishing to be declared competent are required to complete a practical assessment component for the purpose of such recognition. This implies that the Qualification may be granted to learners who have acquired the skills and knowledge without attending formal courses, providing they can demonstrate competence in the outcomes of the individual Unit Standards as required by the Fundamental, Core and Elective components stipulated in the Qualification and by the Exit Level Outcomes.
Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment, and may be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (POE) in the prescribed format and/or undergo a workplace assessment to be assessed for formal recognition. 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.
Access to the Qualification:
Access is open to all learners.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification is made up of a combination of learning outcomes from Fundamental, Core and Elective components, totalling a minimum of 143 Credits.
All unit standards to the value of 56 credits are compulsory.
All unit standards to the value of 50 credits are compulsory.
The Elective component consists of a number of Unit Standards from which learners are required to choose a combination totalling a minimum of 37 credits. However, learners wishing to qualify in a Diesel Electric or Electrical Fitting trade in the Locomotive sector are required to complete one of the following sets of Elective Unit Standards.
Specialization area - Diesel Electric Fitting (Learning Programme ID 73232) (37 credits):
Thus 143 credits in total.
Specialization area - Electrical Fitting (Learning Programme ID 73233) (37 credits):
Thus 143 credits in total.
Additional specialisations for other sectors in which Diesel, Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting that are applicable will be added to this Qualification once they are finalised.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|On achieving this Qualification, the learner will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the skills and ability to overhaul, install and commission complex mechanical and electrical assemblies and systems.
2. Plan and schedule work according to machine or system production and maintenance requirements.
3. Solve a variety of problems, both familiar and unfamiliar in terms of advanced mechanical and electrical theory and practice.
4. Demonstrate leadership through effective interaction and communication with clients, peers and supervisors and management.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Diesel electric and diesel electrical system operation, overhaul, recondition and commissioning procedures are explained and demonstrated in terms of worksite practice and manufacturers` prescribed guidelines and specifications.
1.2 Solutions to problems are demonstrated during the commissioning process and are based on a clear analysis of information gathered through the use of diagnostic procedures.
1.3 Inspection and testing is conducted to ensure that the machine, equipment and systems have been restored and the cause of the problem rectified.
1.4 Procedures are modified to respond to specific environmental conditions, where appropriate.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Planning and scheduling of own work is demonstrated in terms of productivity, safety, health and the environment.
2.2 Work flow is explained and demonstrated, based on job information, in terms of standard worksite practices and the demonstration of the ability to read and interpret detailed engineering drawings.
2.3 Production and maintenance personnel are consulted and machine downtime is minimised.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Mechanical and electrical principles are applied to establish the cause of machine, equipment and/or system malfunction and faultfinding techniques are used to understand and rectify related problems.
3.2 Solutions to maintenance or production problems are based on a clear analysis of information gathered through diagnostic procedures.
3.3 Procedures are modified in order to respond to unfamiliar problems by demonstrating the ability to discuss and record alternative solutions to familiar and unfamiliar problems.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Relationships with peers, supervisors and management are established and leadership is demonstrated by assertive communication and behaviour within the workplace.
4.2 Technical writing skills are applied in recording information, in order to understand, evaluate and report on machine and system faults and problems.
4.3 Learning opportunities and preparation requirements are identified and a learning plan is developed in terms of vertical articulation and the range of choices available.
|The purpose of this International Comparability exercise is to facilitate the development of a meaningful learning path and its associated curriculum incorporating both theoretical and practical vocational skills which will ensure compatibility, comparability and compliance with existing international Qualification specifications and regulations.
This Further Education Training Certificate was compared with equivalent courses/Qualifications from a range of countries. However, Canada is the best country for comparison as their railway industry uses the same type/make of diesel electric and electrical machines as South Africa. However, other countries were selected because they offer education and training that is also considered international best practice in terms of diesel electric fitting and electric fitting' for diesel electric and electrical machines. These countries are Australia, United States of America and New Zealand.
It must be noted that in South Africa we have opted for individual Qualifications each of a year in duration. This has been made possible because of the fact that South Africa are using Unit Standards for the development of the Qualifications and this allows for the progression and difficulty to be built in to each individual Unit Standard.
Below are the Qualifications/programmes that were used:
Railway Association of Canada (RAC) - Career On Track.
Course Title: Railway Car Technician (3 year duration):
Course Title: Diesel Mechanic (3 year duration):
Course Title: Industrial Electrician (4 year duration):
Course Title: Industrial machinist (4 year duration):
Course Title: Sheet Metal Worker (3 year duration):
Course Title: Pipe Fitter (4 year duration):
The above courses are far more compatible with the South African Qualification however they cover far more than just diesel electric and electrical repair and maintenance of the diesel electric machines. Their modules however are much broader than ours by offering far more comprehensive issues, and are run over three to four years each, which are be covered in some form or other in our level 2 and level 3 Qualifications.
Fitzpatrick Rail Services:
Course Title: Locomotive Familiarisation:
> Cooling fan.
> Expansion tank and sight glass.
> Oil filter housing.
> Fuel pumps and filters.
> Air compressor and governor.
> Engine protective devices.
> Diesel engine.
> Coupler and draft gear.
> Brakes and rigging.
> Fuel tank.
> Main reservoirs.
> Load meter.
> Automatic brake.
> Independent brake.
> Air gages and switches.
> Warning lights.
The above course only covers a small section of our Qualification in that some of its content is covered in a single Unit Standard in the South African ones.
United States of America:
National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS):
Course Title: Locomotive Engineer:
This course does not compare well with the South African one as it covers more issues around the operating skills and the driving of locomotives as opposed to their repair and maintenance. Only the sections on the diesel power plant and air brakes involve some form of repair and maintenance.
Course Title: Mechanical:
The above course is far more compatible with the South African Qualifications as its focus is more on the repair and maintenance of the locomotive. Their modules however are much broader than ours by offering far more comprehensive issues, which are covered in our lower level Qualifications. They also offer some learning on the operation of the locomotive which we do not.
Okefenokee Technical College - Georgia:
Course Title: Locomotive Electrical Systems:
Course Title: Locomotive Mechanical Systems:
Keeping Track - Railroad Consulting and Training - Texas:
Course Title: Re-Certification for Locomotive Engineers:
Course Title: Re-Certification for Locomotive Engineers Currently Working as an Engineer:
Course Title: Operating Supervisors: VP, GM, Ex Railroad Professionals:
Course Title: Machinery:
Course Title: Air Brakes:
Course Title: Diesel Mechanic (Mechanical: Locomotive):
The above journeyman programme does not compare well with this level four Qualification as it covers the whole diesel mechanic apprenticeship and the issues around the skills of inspection, repair and maintenance of the engine and mechanical components on diesel electric locomotives. All of these subject will however be covered over the three Qualifications, at levels 2, 3 and 4 if learners select the specialisation on diesel electric fitting.
Course Title: Diesel Electrician (Electrical: Locomotive):
The above journeyman programme does not compare well with this level four Qualification as it covers the whole diesel electrician apprenticeship and the issues around the skills of inspection, repair and maintenance of the electrical components on diesel electric machines. All of these subject will however be covered over the three Qualifications at levels 2, 3 and 4 depending on the specialisation chosen by the learner.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA):
Course Title: National Certificate in Rail Operations (Locomotive Engineer) - Level 3 or 4:
The above standards compare fairly well with all three Qualifications at levels 2, 3 and 4 as they covers the whole process of Diesel Electric Fitting or Electrical Fitting on diesel electric locomotives and motor coaches. Many of these standards are however covered over the three Qualifications, at levels 2, 3 and 4 if learners select the specialisations. The exception is those standards which cover the driving of the locomotives or motor coaches.
Some of the above Qualifications and learning programmes do not compare well with this level four Qualification, as they cover the whole diesel mechanic apprenticeship and the issues around the skills of inspection, repair and maintenance of the engine and mechanical components on diesel electric locomotives. They focus more on the operations of a locomotive as opposed to its repair and maintenance with strands in signalling/track control and railcar operation.
|Horizontal articulation is possible with:
Vertical articulation is possible with:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|For an applicant to register as an assessor, the applicant should:
|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||116046||Fault find and repair Equipment associated with Final Control Elements||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||10259||Fault find, repair and maintain three phase voltage electrical circuits||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||259177||Maintain, test and repair AC machines and control gear||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||263017||Monitor performance of equipment and machinery on locomotives during operation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||263025||Test a train equipped with a vacuum and/or air brake system||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|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||244046||Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical fuel injection systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||244051||Test and repair an engine cooling system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||244057||Test and repair an engine lubrication system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||244119||Assemble an engine sub assembly||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||259200||Design, construct and commission three phase electrical circuits||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||244121||Diagnose, service and repair forced induction systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||259198||Inspect, test and maintain 3-kV DC busbar chamber and associated equipment in traction sub-stations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||259199||Inspect, test and maintain earthing and negative return systems on 3-kV DC traction substations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Elective||259202||Inspect, test and maintain high voltage isolators||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|73232||Further Education Training Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting: Diesel Electric Fitting||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 4||NQF Level 04||143||2012-06-30||OQSF|
|73233||Further Education Training Certificate: Diesel Electric and Electric Fitting: Electric Fitting||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 4||NQF Level 04||143||2012-06-30||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.