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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|66289||Further Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|FPMSETA - Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Forestry and Wood Technology|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||120||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|
Learners who wish to practice as managers in the field of Lumber Milling Industry can enrol in this qualification. It seeks to harness the management potential required to ensure that the level and quality of productivity is realised. It is assumed that learners are already competent at a NQF Level 3 Lumber Milling Qualification or an equivalent and have completed any of the specialised areas covered in the NQF Level 3 Qualification. The specialisation areas are: Dry Lumber, Lumber Drying Processing, Green Timber Processing and Saw Doctoring. At this level, learners will be exposed to contextual application of management principles as outlined in the below paragraph.
The Qualification provides the qualifying learner with the following skills:
There are certain regulatory requirements prescribed by bodies such as South African National Standards (SANS).
The Lumber Milling Industry is required to conform to regulatory standards. The products produced within the Lumber Milling Industry are audited by SANS. It is therefore imperative for organisations within the Lumber Milling Industry to conform to such standards.
Requirements includes among others: handling of certain chemicals, handling and operation of machinery to name but a few. In order to meet the set standards, both employers and employees should know and apply these regulatory requirements.
This Qualification is intended to familiarise and equip learners with knowledge and skills required to apply management principles in the Lumber Milling context whilst the following roles are not compromised:
The health and safety of employees is not endangered:
> Run an organisation in a professional manner.
> Draw up departmental budget.
> Add value towards the productivity of an organisation.
> Assist in aligning business unit performance with business goals.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved in part or wholly through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes.
The provision that the qualification may be obtained through the recognition of prior learning facilitates access to an education, training and career path in engineering and thus accelerates the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities.
Evidence of prior learning must be assessed through formal RPL processes through recognized methods. Any other evidence of prior learning should be assessed through formal RPL processes to recognize achievement thereof.
Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) in the prescribed format to be assessed for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of learning may be introduced if pertinent to any of the Exit Level Outcomes (ELOs).
The structure of this unit standard based qualification makes the RPL possible, if the learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this qualification.
Learners who already work in the Lumber Milling industry who believe they possess competencies to enable them to meet some or all of the ELOs listed in the qualification will be able to present themselves for assessment against those of their choice.
Access to the Qualification:
Access to this qualification is open, however it is assumed that a learner, who wishes to register for this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of Fundamental, Core and Elective Unit Standards. A minimum of 120 credits is required to achieve this Qualification. The credits are allocated as follows:
All fundamental Unit Standards are compulsory (56 credits).
The fundamental Component consists of the following, which is compulsory for all learners:
It is therefore compulsory for learners to do Communication in two different South African Languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
The core component consists of 7 Unit Standards and 48 credits. All the Unit Standards are compulsory for all the learners.
The elective component consists of 11 elective Units Standards with 73 credits. The qualifying learner must choose a minimum of 16 credits in order to meet the Qualification requirements.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Describe and apply the management functions of an organisation.
2. Manage Expenditure against budget.
3. Participate in productivity and quality improvement programmes.
4. Apply technical knowledge and skill to align business unit performance to business goals.
5. Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit.
6. Demonstrate knowledge and application of the OHAS Act, 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the responsibilities of management in terms of the Act.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
Identifying and solving problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when:
Working effectively with others as a member of a group, organisation and community during:
Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when:
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information to better understand and explain by:
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when:
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when:
Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation when:
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
Integrated assessment evaluates the learner's ability to combine actions and ideas across a range of activities and knowledge areas. The integrated assessment must specifically assess the learner's ability to:
The assessment will require assessment methods which measure and evaluate evidence generated during learning and on-the-job activities. Because assessment practices must be open and transparent, fair, valid and reliable, ensuring that no leaner is disadvantaged in any way whatsoever, an integrated assessment approach is incorporated into the Qualification.
A variety of methods must be used in assessment tools and activities must be appropriate to the context in which the learner is working or will work. Where it is not possible to assess the learner at the workplace, simulations, case studies role plays and other similar techniques should be used to provide a context appropriate to the assessment.
The term integrated assessment implies that theoretical and practical components should be assessed together. Whenever possible, the assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values shown in the Unit Standards should be integrated and, during integrated assessment, the assessor should make use of a range of formative and summative assessment tools and methods. Combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies should be assessed. Assessment should further ensure that all specific outcomes, embedded knowledge and critical cross field outcomes are evaluated in an integrated way.
Assessors must assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience as the assessment process is capable of being applied to RPL, subject to the rules and criteria of the relevant ETQA.
|Countries listed below were selected for their renowned excellence in the field of Wood processing:
In addition, a scan of SADC countries was also carried out to compare practices.
National Diploma in Wood Manufacturing (Level 5), with 125 credits.
In this qualification, focus is on optimisation of business and operational processes used in the wood manufacturing industries using techniques that are new to the industry in New Zealand.
This qualification is similar to the proposed model in South Africa in that both qualifications, qualifying learners are expected to demonstrate knowledge of productivity, write an analytical report, apply quality control measures and analyse business management structures.
The difference with the proposed model is that this qualification at Level 5, the SA Qualification is at NQF Level 4. In the South African NQF Level 4 Qualification, the focus is more on some management skills as opposed to technical skills.
The National Certificate in Saw Doctoring (Level 4).
Emphasis is on the skills and knowledge required for the development, care and maintenance of saws in the solid wood manufacturing industry.
The qualification has a large compulsory section to ensure that qualification holders have the required knowledge and skills to bench and tension circular and bandsaws, sharpen, swage, tip, and set saws. The elective section allows the development of knowledge of sawmill operations, environmental issues, or the nature of wood as a raw material.
The difference between this model and the South African one is that Saw Doctoring is a qualification on its own whereas in the South African Level 4 Qualification, Saw Doctoring is a stream on its own with emphasis on only two areas of competency. These being:
A number of competencies covered in the New Zealand Level 4 Saw Doctoring, have been covered in South African Level 3 Lumber Milling (Saw Doctoring Specialisation Area).
Saw Doctoring is a specialization area in the Further Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling, NQF Level 4 Certificate, with only two unit standards. National Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Advanced) with strands in Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) and Plywood Manufacturing, Sawmilling, Timber Drying, Timber Grading and Timber Treatment.
The unit standards below are at level 4.
Green Timber Processing:
Generic technical skills:
Lumber dry processing:
The difference between this model as opposed to South Africa is the NQF Level 4 Further Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling Qualification (SA):
Findings have revealed that in the South African NQF Level 4 Lumber Milling Qualification, emphasis is slightly on generic management skills, whereas the two qualifications offered in New Zealand, a level 4 qualification has more technical competencies than generic management.
|This Qualification articulates horizontally to:
Vertical articulation could not be established.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
> To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
> To be in possession of the relevant qualification.
> To have sufficient relevant experience.
> To have the appropriate qualification to assess communication and mathematical literacy.
|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||114978||Use a word processing package to produce business documents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Core||13949||Apply technical knowledge and skill to align business unit performance to business goals||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||242668||Demonstrate knowledge and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the responsibilities of management in terms of the Act||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||14667||Describe and apply the management functions of an organization||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||114877||Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||242810||Manage Expenditure against a budget||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||246622||Participate in productivity and quality improvement programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||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||120335||Conduct an investigation into workplace incidents||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||116714||Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||117171||Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||9530||Manage work time effectively||Level 3||NQF Level 03||3|
|Elective||13254||Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||13952||Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||117235||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of wood structure, its properties and production factors on quality in a wood products environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Elective||263717||Design and make tooth profile templates for saws and cutters used in machines in Lumber Mill||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||263694||Maintain wide blade bandsaw wheel faces on bandsaws machines used in Lumber Mill||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Elective||263680||Manage maintenance of all machines, tools and equipment used for Saw and cutter maintenance in Lumber Mill||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||264796||Manage production in the relevant workplace in lumber mill||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||263688||Optimize machine productivity in Lumber Mill||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||255514||Conduct a disciplinary hearing||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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