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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Mechatronics 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
67609  National Certificate: Mechatronics 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MERSETA - Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  141  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 0695/12  2012-07-01  2015-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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
22771  National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  141  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

Mechatronics is essentially about engineering, computer hardware, software and network systems and how they interface, in an integrated manner, to produce a consistent and functional outcome.

Professionals working in the Mechatronics field are required to install, maintain and generally see to the effective running of the various aspects of the system.

The National Certificate: Mechatronics Level 3 develops competencies required to install, test, and commission systems. The systems involved are pneumatic, hydraulic and PLC control systems.

The primary skills that are recognized by this qualification include the ability to:
  • Install, test and commission single phase AC/DC machines, control and switch gear.
  • Install, test and maintain basic pneumatic systems.
  • Install, test and maintain basic hydraulic systems.
  • Program, install and test basic PLC control systems.

    The Qualification enables the qualifying learner to:
  • Identify engineering materials, their characteristics and applications and common metal tests used in engineering.
  • Operate and monitor a lathe to produce simple components.
  • Operate and monitor a milling machine to produce simple components.
  • Apply quality procedures.
  • Install and program basic programmable logic controllers.
  • Install, test and maintain a basic hydraulic system.
  • Install, test and maintain a basic pneumatic system.
  • Install, test and maintain single phase AC/DC machines and control gear.
  • Install, use and test hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic digital circuits.
  • Explain the principles of computer networks.

    These capabilities require an understanding of mechanical, electrical and electronic theory, and circuit diagrams, and ability to machine simple parts using milling machines or lathes. Hand skills play a large role in this qualification.

    Through this qualification, the learner gains competencies required to work, as a technical assistant in most fields of engineering, in the various sectors of the economy.

    What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage further in the installation, maintenance and commissioning of mechatronic systems.

    Rationale:

    The manufacturing industry is characterised by technologically sophisticated automation processes using Computerised Integrated Manufacturing systems (CIM's) that integrate the fields of mechanical, electrical, electronic, engineering, control and information technology. The field of Mechatronics deals with the installation, maintenance and commissioning of such CIM systems that must conform to all safety aspects as per regulations and legislation. People working in the Mechatronics field require specialised technical skills and knowledge as well as highly developed hand skills to enable them to install, maintain and commission Mechatronic systems.

    This is the second qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in Mechatronics. This level of the qualification is about installing, testing and commissioning Mechatronics systems. It is about enabling qualifying learners with the skills to perform basic installation and related functions in the various systems with which they operate.

    In the South African context, in line with global, trends there is a growing need for technical workers from the lowest elementary levels of mechanised manufacturing to the highest level of sophisticated specialised work in robotics. Motor manufacturers and other mechanised mass manufacturers are increasingly reliant on employees that are competent in the integrated fields that make up the field of Mechatronics. The fact that global players in e.g. the motor industry are increasingly using South Africa as a manufacturing base for export purposes is indicative of the continued growth outlook in the long-term. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This Qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through Recognition of Prior Learning. Whether a learner attends formal courses or acquires the required skills through informal means, the same standards apply as per the matrix of unit standards and Exit Level Outcomes.

    The Qualification and the Unit Standards have been written in such a way that the learning has to be assessed in an integrated way. Assessors will assess evidence to establish what the learners know, understand and can do. Such evidence may be gathered through course related activities and/or through work related activities. In cases where candidates do not attend formal learning programs, assessors should seek work related evidence as far as possible.

    Assessors should ensure that learners submitting themselves to RPL are thoroughly briefed prior to assessment. Learners could be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence in the prescribed format to be assessed for formal recognition.

    Access to the qualification:
  • Access to the qualification is open to all leaners who have completed the National Certificate: Mechatronics, Level 2 . 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    The Qualification consists of Fundamental, Core and Elective Unit Standards. A minimum of 141 credits is required to achieve this Qualification. The credits are allocated as follows:

    Fundamental Component:
  • The Fundamental component of this Qualification consists of 9 Unit Standards in both Communication and Mathematical Literacy. All Unit Standards totalling 36 Credits are compulsory for all learners.

    Core Component:
  • The Core component consists of 11 Unit Standards totalling 99 Credits. All the core Unit Standards are compulsory for all the learners.

    Elective Component:
  • The Elective Component consists of 9 elective Units Standards. The qualifying learner must choose elective Unit Standards totalling a minimum of 6 Credits in order to meet the Qualification requirements. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of machining methods and an ability to produce simple components.

    2. Demonstrate understanding of and an ability to install, test and commission basic hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

    3. Install, test, maintain and programme Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

    4. Install and configure PC hardware and software.

    5. Solve familiar problems within a Mechatronics environment.

    6. Communicate in the Mechatronics environment.

    Critical Cross-field Outcomes:

    This will be achieved when qualifying learners:
  • Identify and solve problems:
    > Identify key elements to own learning plan.
    > Present solutions to problems identified.
    > Testing and maintenance standards are met.
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team or organisation:
    > Contribute to team and operational goals.
    > Adhere to operational procedures.
    > Support team members in adhering to procedures relating to work roles to be carried out.
    > Adhere to team and organisational protocols.
  • Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively:
    > Install systems test and commission related work in a compliant manner.
    > Install PLC's, test and commission related work in a compliant manner.
    > Install software and hardware related work in a compliant manner.
  • Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
    > Conduct tests to systems, software and hardware.
  • Communicate effectively by using mathematical and language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations:
    > Gather and use information related to own and team's work from a range of sources.
    > Present information in the prescribed format to role players.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. This will be achieved when qualifying learners:
    > Install systems in a compliant manner.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
    > Provide appropriate solutions to needs identified.
    > Apply occupational safety rules. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:

    1.1. Output and quality requirements are met according to worksite requirements.
    1.2. Safe working practices are adhered to during working procedures.
    1.3. Machining is discussed according to theoretical and practical principles, and functioning of machinery.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:

    2.1. Hydraulic and pneumatic system installation, testing and commissioning meets specifications.
    2.2. Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems are discussed according to theoretical and practical principles, and installation requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:

    3.1. PLC installation, testing and maintenance meet specifications.
    3.2. PLC programming meets specifications.
    3.3. PLC's are discussed according to PLC systems, principles and requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:

    4.1. Hardware and software interfaces, compatibility of hardware components and system requirements for software are checked according to system requirements.
    4.2. System components are installed and hardware is configured according to specifications.
    4.3. Software is installed and configured to software manufacturer`s specifications.
    4.4. PC hardware and software installation and configuration are discussed according to system requirements.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:

    5.1. Appropriate procedures are selected to solve problems in an efficient and effective manner.
    5.2. Unfamiliar problems are accurately reported to appropriate personnel.
    5.3. Familiar problems in the Mechatronics environment are discussed according to their impact and possible solutions.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 6:

    6.1. Information is gathered from a range of sources and is accurately summarised into a prescribed format.
    6.2. Information is clear and accurate and presented in a timely manner in the required format to appropriate parties.
    6.3. Relationships with peers and supervisory/management levels are established and functioning.

    Integrated assessment:

    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:
  • Demonstrate competence by means of the practical application of the embedded knowledge in a manner that meets the required performance standards required.
  • Illustrate a clear understanding of the concepts, theory and principles that underpin the practical action taken.

    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. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    Introduction:

    Mechatronics is an engineering discipline that combines, in a synergistic way, aspects of electronics, electrical engineering, computers and mechanical engineering. It is the application of complex decision making to the operation of physical systems.

    The comparative review is made from leading technology countries that have a competitive edge in Mechatronics, namely the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (USA) and Germany. The language barrier made it a challenge to access countries like Japan and South Korea.

    In this international comparability survey, the various ways of achieving a Mechatronics qualification and the various course configuration sets are reviewed. Comparable aspects of the various programs in terms of entry requirements, credits awarded, approaches to learning and work, as well as exit level outcomes are highlighted.

    The United Kingdom (UK):

    There are a number of avenues for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) Course code (HNC 6HHH; HNC/EMt) and the National Diploma (HND) Course code (HND 63HH; HND/EMt).

    Various organisations approach the achievement of Mechatronics qualifications in different ways. For example, ASME's uses a case study-problem solving with video demonstrations.The emphasis is placed on physical understanding rather than being mathematically oriented.

    Moray College Scotland (Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).
    The SQA enables the provision of Mechatronics at Higher Level (Higher Engineering Frameworks) through the Higher National Certificate (HNC) Ref G87M 15 and the Higher National Diploma (HND) Ref G87M 16.

    The following is a course outline for the Mowray College, in Scotland, for the HNC Mechatronics award.

    Entrance Requirements:

    Passes in:
  • Three SQA Standard Grades.
  • Two SQA at Higher Grade.
  • Five GCSE subjects including one at an advanced level.
  • 'O' level passes should include English (Communication), Mathematics and Physics.

    Duration: Higher National Certificate (HNC) full time 1 year; part time 2 years or more. Higher National Diploma full time 2 years, part time 4-5 years.

    Progression: After Higher National Certificate (HNC) further study, one may include Higher National Diploma (HND) Mechatronics, BSc Mechatronics Engineering or a related course at level 1. After the Higher National Diploma (HND), further study may include BSc Mechatronics Engineering or a related course, with the possibility of entering at level 2.

    Key elements of the Scottish qualification in relation to the South African Qualification Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) HNC Mechatronics Engineering: G87L 15.

    Level 2: Core units (excluding optional units):
  • Common Core.
  • Communication.
  • Mathematics for Engineering 1: Electronics and Electrical.
  • Mechatronic Systems Elements.
  • Mechatronic Systems.
  • Interfacing Electronics.
  • Electrical Engineering Principles 1.
  • Engineering Principles.
  • Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers.
  • Robotics and Animatronics :An introduction.

    Level 3: Core units (excluding optional units):
  • Communication.
  • Common core.
  • Mathematics for Engineering 1: Electronics and Electrical.
  • Mechatronic Systems Elements.
  • Mechatronic Systems.
  • Interfacing Electronics.
  • Electrical Engineering Principles 1.
  • Engineering Principles.
  • Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers.
  • Robotics and Animatronics :An introduction.

    Level 4: Core units (excluding optional units):
  • Communication.
  • Common core.
  • Mathematics for Engineering 1: Electronics and Electrical.
  • Mechatronic Systems Elements.
  • Mechatronic Systems.
  • Interfacing Electronics.
  • Electrical Engineering Principles 1.
  • Engineering Principles.
  • Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers.

    Bridwater College, UK:

    Higher National Certificate in Mechatronics Engineering:

    Course Structure (Core modules; C): Business Management Techniques, Analytical methods for Engineers, Engineering, Project, Plant and process principles others: engineering design, pneumatics and hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, further Mechatronics, digital and analogue electronics.

    Entry requirements; A Level 3 qualification, preferably in the numerate or engineering discipline. Duration: 1 day a week for two years.

    Post study opportunities; A broad range of opportunities in engineering systems, design and manufacturing, maintenance, electronics, maintenance, as a technician, Engineer, Technician or Project Leader.

    United States of America (USA):

    Mechatronics is of particular importance to the US military, where Congress ordered, in 2000, that a third of ground vehicles in the military must become robotic by 2015 (robots are currently being used by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan). This is according to the Undergraduate Mechatronics course design project at the United States Military Academy (USMA).

    There are number of community college level, undergraduate and graduate levels of study in Mechatronics. Community level college courses allow Grade 12 level learners to study a semester based diploma program.

    Germany:

    Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant Programme.

    The international group, Siemens, runs the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) program. Its own elite international technical college (Siemens Technik Akademie Berlin) has developed the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certifications Programme (SMSCP). It is offered by partnering schools worldwide including the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (North America), Nanjing College of Information Technology (China), Amatrol (U.S) and VCAT (Germany).

    The course aims to equip workers in: precision engineering, mechatronics, medical technology, marine and electronics related industry sectors with up-to-date information in operations, maintenance and designing of an integrated mechatronic system.

    Trainees are issued with the WSQ Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant (WSQ CMSA) Certificate upon successful completion of the programme and passing the modular assessments and the Siemens Level 1 Certification Examination.

    Siemens Technik Akademie Berlin.

    Certified mechatronic systems assistant programme:

    Level 1: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant:
  • Electrical Components.
  • Mechanical Components and Electric Drivers.
  • (Electro) Pneumatic and Hydraulic Circuits.
  • Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

    Level 2: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Associate:
  • Process control technologies.
  • Introduction to Manufacturing processes.
  • Totally Integrated Automation (TIA).
  • Automation systems.
  • Motor control.
  • Mechanics and machine elements.

    Level 3: Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Professional:
  • Mechatronics.
  • Customised Automation Solutions with TIA.
  • System Design.
  • Diagnostics, Control Systems and Optimisation.
  • System Design.
  • Diagnostics, Control Systems and Optimisation.
  • Dynamics of Machinery and Kinematics.
  • Learning assumed.

    The Siemens Level 1 programme is tailored for workers who are currently employed or for those who wish to be employed in the manufacturing and automation industry as Mechatronic Systems Operator, Machine/Equipment Operator, and Line Leader.

    Articulation:

    The WSQ CMSA certification is jointly issued by WDA and SPE Berlin and is recognised both locally and internationally. In addition, trainees who complete Level 1 of the programme may attain the "Precision Engineering Workforce Skills Qualification Certificate" by completing another 9 modules of the PE WSQ programme, or the "Precision Engineering Workforce Skills Qualification Higher Certificate" by completing another 6 modules under the PE WSQ framework.

    Up-skilling Opportunities; Workers can be up-skilled through hands-on training in complex mechatronic systems, systems management, troubleshooting and repair of systems malfunctions, systems design and process optimisation.

    Career options on completion:
  • Level 1; Machine Operators can become Senior Machine Operators.
  • Level 2; A Mechatronic Systems Technician who completes NQF Level 2 of the programme may progress to become a Supervisor or Senior Technician.
  • Level 3; An Assistant Engineer who completes NQF Level 3 of the programme may move up to the position of Engineer.

    Conclusion:

    The international comparability exercise demonstrates that the courses, qualifications and learning programs surveyed all have common outcomes and similar learning areas of focus. However content at equivalent levels may vary due to areas of emphasis, as well as the nature and nuanced application of study programmes related to a corporate program, like that of Siemense workplace. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    Articulation options:

    The Qualification articulates horizontally to:
  • ID 57877: National Certificate: Production Machining, Level 3.
  • ID 58288: National Certificate: Electro-Mechanic, Level 3.
  • ID 59569: National Certificate: Electronics, Level 3.

    Vertically option:
  • ID 57885: Further Education Training College: CNC Production Machining.
  • ID 58861: Further Education Training College: Electro-Mechanical Winding.
  • ID 58270: Further Education Training College: Electro-Mechanics.
  • ID 58697: Further Education Training College: Electronic Security Installation Practices.
  • ID 63849: Further Education Training College: Electronics. 

  • 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 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered with the relevant ETQA as an assessor.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the policies and guidelines for assessment of that ETQA, in terms of agreements reached around assessment and between various ETQA's (including professional bodies).
  • 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.

    The options as listed above provide the opportunity to ensure that assessment and moderation can be transparent, affordable, valid reliable and non-discriminatory.

    For an applicant to register as an assessor or moderator of this Qualification, the applicant needs:
  • To be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • To be in possession of a relevant Qualification at NQF Level 4 or higher. 

  • NOTES 
    As per the SAQA decision, after consultation with the Quality Councils, to re-register all qualifications and part qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework that meet the criteria for re-registration, this qualification has been re-registered from 1 July 2012.
    This qualification replaces qualification 22771, "National Certificate: Mechatronics", Level 3, 141 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  12477  Identify engineering materials, their characteristics and applications and common metal tests used in engineering  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  258678  Operate and monitor a milling machine  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  13234  Apply quality procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  253074  Demonstrate an understanding of basic digital circuits  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  14913  Explain the principles of computer networks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13134  Install and program basic programmable logic controllers  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20 
    Core  260723  Install, test and maintain a basic fluid power system  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13139  Install, test and maintain a basic pneumatic system  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  13141  Install, test and maintain single phase AC/DC machines and control gear  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  13138  Install, use and test hardware and software  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  13154  Install, test and maintain three phase AC/DC machines and control gear  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Fundamental  119472  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119457  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119467  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119465  Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116231  Operate a cab controlled overhead crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116254  Operate a mobile crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  243272  Operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  116235  Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  262824  Operate a Sideboom  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116255  Operate a tower crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  116253  Operate a truck mounted loader crane  Level 2  NQF Level 02  20 
    Elective  242981  Operate defined purpose lift trucks  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  242976  Operate overhead/gantry cranes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  243021  Shift loads using lifting equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12429  Develop a personal financial plan  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12456  Explain and use organisational procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  244407  Lift and move a load using mechanical lifting equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260798  Operate a cantilever container crane (ship to shore)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  260777  Operate a container side loader  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260818  Operate a counter balanced lift truck in excess of 15 tons  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260763  Operate a floating crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  260760  Operate a inland container crane (rail mounted)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260761  Operate a reach stacker  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260765  Operate a rubber tyred gantry crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  260817  Operate a scotch derrick crane (ship mounted)  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260764  Operate a ships crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260797  Operate a sideloader lift truck  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260757  Operate a straddle carrier  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260780  Operate a sugar cane crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  260781  Operate a telescopic boom handler  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  260758  Operate a wall-mounted jib  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  242972  Operate advanced defined purpose lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  242974  Operate counter-balanced lift truck  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  242982  Operate heavy crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03  14 
    Elective  260762  Operate rough terrain/earthmoving/agricultural equipment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  11 
    Elective  123260  Operate tailgates and tail-lifts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  242978  Operate truck-mounted cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8039  Operating cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  8038  Operating lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  253658  Perform a lifting task by using a mobile crane  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  13260  Perform non-destructive tests on metal parts and components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12455  Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  116720  Show understanding of diversity in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  13274  Test the physical properties of engineering metals  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  117001  Use a mobile crane to carry out pile driving  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9533  Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  243273  Monitor and control the safety and operations of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116583  Perform tandem lifting  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
    Elective  253660  Supervise advanced mobile crane operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  20 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
    When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
     
    NONE 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    2. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Charles Good Year Campus 
    3. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus 
    4. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus 
    5. Mercedes Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd (EAST LONDON) (TP) 
    6. Siemens Ltd (HALFWAY HOUSE) (TP) 
    7. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    8. Toyota Academy Toyota SA Motors (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP) 
    9. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 



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