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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|66489||Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations|
|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||128||Level 4||NQF Level 04||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|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 is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|91785||Occupational Certificate: Moulder||Not Applicable||NQF Level 04||364||Complete|
|91877||Occupational Certificate: Melter||Not Applicable||NQF Level 04||361||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification is designed to enhance the skills of learners operating within Foundry Operations, manufacturing either quality pattern equipment (wooden patternmaking and metal tooling), or sand composite moulds and cores by hand (floor moulding) or machine (machine moulding and coremaking) for consumption within a metal casting process, or producing the liquid metal (foundry melting) consumed by such metal casting processes.
This qualification gives recognition for the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved with:
The main skills learnt in this qualification are the ability to:
Practical skills play a large role in this qualification.
On completion, the learner will receive recognition for the ability to:
Qualified learners will also understand:
Qualifying in the exit level outcomes will enable learners to effectively perform a range of workplace activities. What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning in the Higher Education and Training band. Learners will also have foundational competence in controlling and co-ordinating the work and output of individuals and/or work teams, relevant to Foundry Operations.
The Foundry industry is a complex and specialised sector supplying a vast range of quality metal products to downstream customers. The emergence of South Africa as a cost-effective supplier to international markets has created a demand for people with the skills to manufacture the final products as well as function within the support processes to the manufacturing process. These processes include Foundry Patternmaking, Foundry Moulding and Foundry Melting.
This is the third in a series of qualifications in Foundry Operations starting at NQF Level 2 and progressing to NQF Level 4. This series of qualifications will enable learners to:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|This qualification assumes learners have a National Certificate in Foundry Operations at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification would also have to include learning in:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be obtained through a process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support provided and guidance should be provided to assist in the process of developing a portfolio. 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.
Care should be taken that the process used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not too demanding as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.
Access to the Qualification:
This qualification is designed for learners who:
Access for learners with physical disabilities is dependent:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|In order to be awarded this qualification totalling 140 credits, learners have to be declared competent in:
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 listed unit standards in the Core category of the qualification totalling 26 Credits.
A selection of specialisation unit standards in the Elective category of the qualification totalling 46 Credits.
Depending on their area of specialisation (Foundry Patternmaking, Foundry Moulding OR Foundry Melting), learners may choose from the categories.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Solve a variety of manufacturing problems.
2. Organise and control resources, individuals and work teams to meet operational requirements.
3. Enhance manufacturing team performance.
4. Communicate and present information.
A choice of the following Exie Level Outcomes depending on the chopsen specialisation area:
5. Read, interpret and produce complex technical drawings or;
6. Coordinate and control the Foundry Melting process or;
7. Manufacture a range of complex Foundry Operation products.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
1.1 Solutions to manufacturing problems are based on a clear analysis of information gathered through diagnostic procedures.
1.2 Procedures are amended to respond to unfamiliar problems.
1.3 Equipment repair and preventive maintenance need is communicated to maintenance specialists according to procedure.
1.4 Actions related to problem solving are recorded for future reference according to procedure.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
2.1 Workplace performance is aligned to meet organisational goals, objectives and targets.
2.2 Resources are organised to effectively meet workplace objectives.
2.3 Diversity is harnessed and strengths of a diverse work team is built on according to principles of diversity management.
2.4 Production activities are performed according to production requirements by work teams.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
3.1 Dynamics within a specific group is understood according to group dynamics.
3.2 Procedures related to legislation are implemented according to legislation.
3.3 Individuals and team members are motivated using a current motivational model.
3.4 Learning outcomes are assessed in terms of assessment procedures.
3.5 Plan of action is developed and team performance is enhanced.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
4.1 Meetings with team members, peers, management and maintenance specialists are conducted clearly and reliably.
4.2 Conditions, evidence, incidences and trends are accurately and timely reported and discussed.
4.3 Records are made available for scrutiny and future reference.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
5.1 Components and assemblies to be manufactured are identified and requirements from technical drawing are interpreted.
5.2 Technical drawing specifications are met by manufactured components and assemblies.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:
6.1 Foundry Melting processes are monitored and adjusted according to manufacturing and customer requirements.
6.2 Product test results are analysed and interpreted and corrective action.
6.3 Trends are determined and discussed with relevant roleplayers.
6.4 A clean and safe work area is maintained according to procedures.
6.5 Production cost is monitored and controlled.
6.6 Quality, safety, health, environmental and risk management specifications are met according to specifications.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 7:
7.1 Technical drawings are read, interpreted and drawn.
7.2 Foundry Operations process and product is monitored.
7.3 Production process is brought back into specification and indicators are responded to when deviations occur.
7.4 Drawing, output and quality requirements are met.
7.5 A clean and safe work area is maintained.
7.6 Quality, safety, health, environmental and risk management specifications are met.
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:
In some cases, inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
Since this is a foundational qualification, it is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
The learner may choose in which language she/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 Foundry Operations.
|An extensive international search was conducted for evidence of comparable education and training systems. Countries included in the search were Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Scotland, Canada, North and South America, Sweden, Finland, Germany and South African SADC countries.
Despite the fact that Foundry Operations are evident and well developed world-wide, relatively little sources of outcomes-based, standards-based and/or learning material could be found during the research. Indications are that operatives are trained on the job by skilled co-workers, supported by equipment and input material suppliers.
Additional to this, subject matter experts party to the standards generation process contacted their international counterparts to establish what learning processes they have available. There is evidence of training material, although not aligned to any formal qualification framework.
The only detailed information found, related to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, where reference was found within the National Certificate Metal Casting (Technology) (Level 4), reference ID 0129. This qualification embraces both Engineering as well as Foundry (Patternmaking and Moulding) disciplines.
The comparison was made difficult because neither the fundamental learning elements nor some of the generic core elements are specified. A further complication is brought about by the fact that the learning required crosses several levels. Further to this, the New Zealand qualification does not specify the level of complexity that has to be achieved. The applied competence in the South African qualification focuses on achieving a specific level of competence required by a person working in a real-world Foundry Operations context in which a degree of specialisation, experience and problem-solving ability is required.
Further comparison elements are highlighted below.
Comparison Element; New Zealand Metal Casting qualifications; This Foundry Operations qualification suite:
There are considerable similarities in the competencies required but the approach of the South African qualification looks at whole-person development in not only technological, but also in team- and business-related skills and makes explicit assumptions related to level of schooling and life skills.
It is evident that the technical content of this qualification for Foundry Operations places emphasis on safety, quality and best practice but is of better quality and greater value to learners when compared with that found during the research.
|The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move both horizontally from one area of specialisation (Foundry Patternmaking, Foundry Moulding, Foundry Melting) to another, and vertically, further specialising in a particular skills area.
This qualification articulates horizontal with the following qualifications:
This qualification articulates vertical with the following qualifications:
The qualification should also, in terms of the fundamental, non-manufacturing unit standards and other portable skills, articulate with any other qualification at level 4 and 5 in the field of engineering and manufacturing processes.
The qualification has been designed so that the learner can meaningfully articulate into the higher education and training band once s/he has obtained a NQF Level 4 qualification in Foundry Operations.
Employers, learners and/or institutions should be able to evaluate the outcomes of these qualifications against the needs of a production context and structure top-up learning appropriately. Equally, holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL.
|Moderators for this qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate ETQA. To assure the quality of the assessment process, the moderation should cover one or more of the following:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
> Maintaining national standards.
> The interests of the learner.
>The interest of the organisation.
> The need for transformation and redressing the legacies of the past.
> The cultural background and language of the learner.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012.|
|This Qualification has been replaced by Qualification 91877, which is Occupational Certificate: Melter, Level 4, 361 Credits, and Qualification 91785, which is Occupational Certificate: Moulder, Level 4, 364 Credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||242655||Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical conduct in a business environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||120344||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current occupational health and safety legislation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||114877||Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||13224||Monitor the application of safety, health and environmental protection procedures||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|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|
|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||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||12153||Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||119459||Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||9922||Adjust and maintain production process||Level 3||NQF Level 03||30|
|Elective||244611||Apply problem-solving techniques to make a decision or solve a problem in a real life context||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Elective||242820||Maintain records for a team||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||13298||Produce detailed engineering drawings||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||116930||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based presentation application to enhance presentation appearance||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||116940||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to solve a given problem||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||119078||Use a GUI-based word processor to enhance a document through the use of tables and columns||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||9890||Anticipate and troubleshoot machine functioning||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Elective||9905||Change and set tooling||Level 4||NQF Level 04||16|
|Elective||114884||Co-ordinate the improvement of productivity within a functional unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||13261||Conduct laboratory tests on manufactured products and raw materials||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Elective||264376||Demonstrate an understanding of basic physical metallurgy and its applications||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||13952||Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||13331||Diagnose and repair faults on tooling during the production run||Level 4||NQF Level 04||24|
|Elective||12544||Facilitate the preparation and presentation of evidence for assessment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||10980||Induct a new employee||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|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||264060||Manufacture complex metal tooling||Level 4||NQF Level 04||40|
|Elective||264056||Manufacture complex wooden pattern equipment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||40|
|Elective||14586||Monitor and control quality control practices in a manufacturing/engineering environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||13194||Perform statistical process control||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Elective||115112||Plan and set up testing programme to investigate quality issues and recommend changes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||20|
|Elective||264114||Produce a mould by core assembly||Level 4||NQF Level 04||30|
|Elective||264094||Produce a strickle mould||Level 4||NQF Level 04||30|
|Elective||13301||Produce complex engineering drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||9889||Set up production machines||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||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||13203||Counsel workgroup members in respect of HIV/AIDS||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||114274||Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (Act 75 of 1997)||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Elective||114278||Demonstrate and apply an understanding of the Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995)||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|Elective||264055||Design pattern and/tooling for industry||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||15|
|Elective||264074||Develop a metal casting process||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||30|
|Elective||12458||Develop the skills of a work team||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
|Elective||15233||Harness diversity and build on strengths of a diverse working environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||12674||Perform auditing activities||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||12|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some of their learning programmes are moved to being recorded against the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replacement.
|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.||ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd (VANDERBIJLPARK) (TP)|
|2.||QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP)|