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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Chemical Operations 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
78527  National Certificate: Chemical Operations 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
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 
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  135  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2021-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2022-06-30   2025-06-30  

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 is replaced by: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
102156  Occupational Certificate: Chemical Plant Operator  Not Applicable  NQF Level 04  487  Will occur as soon as 102156 is registered 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:

This qualification builds onto the GETC: Chemical Operations. This competence builds onto the largely theoretical foundation laid at NQF Level 1, needed to take responsibility for a significant process in the chemical operations industry. It also provides the basis upon which further related learning and career development can take place.

Through the employment of competent operating personnel, employers and in turn the field and sub-field have confidence that this critical work in the industry is efficiently carried out.

Social development and economic transformation are enhanced through efficient production, and career development and personal job satisfaction of operating personnel are facilitated through the learning process used to achieve the competency specified.

Qualifying learners will:

Have an understanding of the various process operations that are used in chemical or explosives operations:
  • Understand the principles of chemistry and the applications in industry.
  • Apply safety and environmental protection procedures in the workplace.
  • Monitor and control operations in a chemical or process environment.
  • Maintain quality in a processing environment.

    Rationale:

    The National Certificate in Chemical Operations: NQF Level 2 qualification replaces the following two qualifications:
  • National Certificate: Chemical Equipment Operation; NQF Level 2 (ID 22866).
  • National Certificate: Explosives Operations; NQF Level 2 (ID 48725).

    This qualification is the second in a learning pathway for people working in the chemical or processing industries who need to progress beyond NQF Level 2 in Chemical Operations. The qualification reflects the workplace-based common or non-specific needs that a learner requires in the chemical operations industry, before progressing to learning at a higher level.

    Typical learners are operating personnel working in a chemical processing plant. The chemical processing industry is well established in South Africa and its success is dependant upon the efficient production of chemical products. Achievement of this objective is largely dependant upon the competence, recognised by this qualification, of the people who operate chemical processing equipment. An adequate number of people with these skills are needed to ensure that the production units in South Africa operate productively.

    Competence in chemical process operations requires appropriate general, chemical specific technical and other knowledge and its application, as well as expertise in operating production equipment and controlling a chemical process. This knowledge and expertise can form a basis for further learning particularly in the production/operational, engineering and supervisory aspects of chemical operations and similar industries in the chemical and other sectors. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are already competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    Recognition of prior learning must be carried out in accordance with the policy and rules specified and used by the ETQA responsible for evaluation of people seeking RPL for a part of the whole qualification.

    Access to the qualification:

    Access to this qualification is open, however it is preferable that learners have completed the GETC in Chemical Operations.

    Access for learners with disabilities is dependant on the:
  • Type and severity of the disability.
  • Nature of the operational processes and requirements of the equipment. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    In the compulsory Fundamental Component of the qualification, a learner must demonstrate his/her competence in the 20 credits in the field of Communication plus 16 credits in the field of Mathematical Literacy.

    The unit standards in the compulsory Core Component of the qualification reflect the skills and competencies needed for building expertise in the chemical operations field. In the Core Component, the learner must demonstrate his/her competence in the total of 64 credits.

    The Elective Component:

    The Elective Component consists of a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialization area and must choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of 35 credits from the Elective Unit standards listed under that specialization so as to attain a minimum of 135 credits for this qualification.

    Specialisation areas consist of the following unit standards:

    Chemical Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 58515):
  • Elective; ID 114643; Apply occupational health, safety and environmental protection in an explosive manufacturing environment; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114644; Demonstrate an understanding of the behaviour, performance and use of explosives; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114649; Destroy hazardous waste or redundant explosive; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114650; Mix explosive and non-explosive materials; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244072; Demonstrate understanding of heat transfer equipment; Level 2; 10 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244081; Understand the properties and applications of materials in a processing environment; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244077; Demonstrate understanding of chemicals in a processing environment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 115188; Apply environmental protection procedures; Level 2; 4 Credits.

    A minimum of 35 credits is required for the elective components. Learners must choose balance of the credits from the following electives to make up 35 credits:
  • Elective; ID 9322 Work in a team Level 2, 3 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12483 Perform basic first aid Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 110300; Clean inspect and lubricate a production machine, and repair minor faults; Level 2; 9 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 113877; Understand fundamentals of electricity; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114637; Operate explosives accessories manufacturing equipment; Level 2; 10 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114639; Control waste or effluent water in a manufacturing environment; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114640; Prepare and treat metal surfaces of empty containers or components in the manufacturing environment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114641; Transport and store explosives and explosive containing materials; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114642; Operate hydraulic and pneumatic presses in an explosive manufacturing environment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114645; Operate initiating device manufacturing equipment in an explosive manufacturing environment; Level 2; 10 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114647; Decontaminate equipment and work areas in an explosive environment; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114651; Operate small arms ammunition manufacturing equipment; Level 2; 10 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114652; Operate an X-ray machine in an explosive environment; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114653; Operate propellant manufacturing equipment in an explosive manufacturing environment; Level 2; 10 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 116937; Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 117924; Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244083; Solve operating problems using relevant technologies, Level 2; 5 Credits.


    Mining and Minerals Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 78547):

    Learners are to choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of at least 35 credits from the list below:

    Category; ID; Unit Standard title; Level; Credits:
  • Elective; ID 115188; Apply environmental protection procedures; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 110300; Clean inspect and lubricate a production machine, and repair minor faults; Level 2; 9 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 114639; Control waste or effluent water in a manufacturing environment; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244077; Demonstrate understanding of chemicals in a processing environment; Level 2; 6 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244072; Demonstrate understanding of heat transfer equipment; Level 2; 10 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 12483; Perform basic first aid; Level 2; 4 Credits
  • Elective; ID 244083; Solve operating problems using relevant technologies; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 113877; Understand fundamentals of electricity; Level 2; 8 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 244081; Understand the properties and applications of materials in a processing environment; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 116937; Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets; Level 2; 4 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 117924; Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents; Level 2; 5 Credits.
  • Elective; ID 9322; Work in a team; Level 2; 3 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Understand the principles of chemistry and their applications in industry.

    2. Apply safety and environmental protection procedures in the workplace.

    3. Apply operations in a chemical or process environment.

    4. Apply quality procedures in a processing environment.

    Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

    Each critical cross-field outcome was considered in terms of its applicability to each of the specific outcomes for each unit standard. Where it was found to be applicable, the nature of the skills being developed was specified by the working group and captured in the standard.

    Critical cross-field outcomes are assessed per unit standards and are part of all exit level outcomes.

    Critical cross-field outcomes have been addressed by the exit level outcomes as follows:

    While performing integrated chemical process operations, qualifying learners can:

    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Responding to emergencies in a processing environment; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 2.
  • Monitoring and controlling quality assurance practices; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 2, 3.
  • Applying operating procedures; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.
  • Controlling variables impacting on chemical process operations; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.

    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Working in a coordinated team during system start-up and shut down; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1.
  • Co-ordinating one's work with that of others in the direct surrounding area, internal and external operations; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.

    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Planning and implementing one's own start-up and shutdown activities; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1.
  • Planning and implementing one's own routine operational functions; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.
  • Planning and implementing corrective action to maintain product quality; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 3.

    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Monitoring operational parameters; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2.
  • Collating and sorting product quality data; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 3.
  • Monitoring and interpreting product quality data and data obtained from product analysis; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 2, 3.
  • Managing records, reports and stock; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.

    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Recording and interpretation of instrument readings, Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.
  • Preparing and presenting reports; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.

    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Working according to health and safety regulations; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.
  • Controlling technologically advanced production equipment according to operating procedures; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.
  • Working and interpreting technologically advanced instrumentation and computer systems; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.

    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
  • Monitoring and controlling quality assurance practices; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 2, 3.
  • Adjusting equipment and machinery while taking cognisance of the downstream impact; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.

    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Maintaining and applying safety practices in the production environment; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.
  • Maintaining and applying quality practices in the production environment; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 2, 3.
  • Performing core operating functions; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3.
  • Performing specialised computer functions; Evident in Exit Level Outcome/s 1, 2, 3. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • The elementary principles of industrial chemistry are explained in terms of generally accepted scientific principles.
  • The applications of chemistry in manufacturing operations are described by relating the chemical principles to actual industrial examples.

    2.
  • Emergency action is taken in line with emergency procedures and as may be dictated by situational considerations to ensure the safety of both personnel and equipment.
  • Hazardous chemicals are received, handled and stored as required by plant safety rules and standard operating procedures.
  • Environmental protection procedures are applied according to standard operating procedures.

    3.
  • The work permit system requirements are implemented according to legal and relevant workplace instructions.
  • The principles of physics related to heat and energy and its application in a processing environment are explained in terms of accepted scientific principles.
  • Standard Operating Procedures are applied according to given procedures.
  • Process plant and equipment are monitored to detect any operational deviations according to operating schedules, procedures and prevailing operational requirements.
  • The principles governing heat transfer, liquid-solid and solid-solid separation processes are explained in terms of accepted scientific principles and applications are described by relating the scientific principles to actual industrial examples.
  • Instruments on production or packing equipment are read and adjusted to maintain continued smooth and efficient operation.

    4.
  • Sampling is done according to best sampling practice principles.
  • Quality of products is maintained within given product specifications.
  • Basic statistical process control principles are applied according to the statistical framework requirements.

    Integrated Assessment:

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to achieve all the exit level outcomes of this qualification.

    Appropriate methods and tools must be used to assess practical, foundational and reflexive competence of the learner in all the exit level outcomes listed above, as well as to determine a learner's ability to solve problems, work in a team, organize him/herself, use applied science, and understand the implications of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems. Such an assessment process will determine development of the whole person, and the integration of applied knowledge and skills.

    Assessors should develop, conduct, and ensure integration of, assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods against the unit standards that make up the qualification. Combinations of applied, foundational and reflective competencies, including critical cross-field outcomes, should be assessed wherever possible.

    Moderators should ensure that assessment is valid, consistent and integrated into work or learning, and that there is sufficient and authenticated evidence of learner competence against the whole qualification. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The comparability was done against qualifications from the USA, Germany, the British NVQ, a range of European countries, Australian as well as New Zealand Qualification Frameworks. African countries with manufacturing facilities (including SADC countries) were scanned for applicable qualifications or training programmes, but no relevant qualifications are offered in any of these countries.

    Both local and international qualifications place high emphasis on safety with a range of unit standards relating to emergencies, environmental protection and operating procedures forming the core. However, the rest of the Australian and British qualifications are made up of standards addressing operational functions with very little theoretical support. In contrast, the German qualification offers a model which seems more in line with the objectives of the NQF and the South African industry than any of the others. A wide theoretical basis is established before operational aspects are addressed, while menial tasks are not included to complete the qualification.

    The Introduction to Chemical Operations was therefore broadly based on the German qualification model, except for the exclusion of laboratory practice which is considered as a separate field of study. The compulsory theoretical content incorporated in the qualification will serve to support qualifying learners to make better informed, autonomous decisions within a more compact timeframe than most international learners and will increase transportability of the qualification considerably.

    An extensive international comparability was done which included the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Britain, European Community Chemical Operator Project and relevant African countries.

    United States of America:

    In the USA training for chemical process operators are generally considered as on-the-job training with some specialised multi-media and simulator training modules offered by private providers. However a small number of technical colleges offer certificate programmes which are very similar in design to the NQF Level 2 qualification.

    Germany:

    The German qualification was seen as the best benchmarking partner due to their position as international leaders in the chemical industry in both technical and operational issues. From our firsthand experience, the training provided in this field is partially responsible for their leading position. A contributing factor that leads us to this conclusion is the international regard for German technology. The German two year "Produktionsfachkraft Chemie" (Chemical Production Specialist) qualification was used as basis for the development of the NQF Level 1 and NQF Level 2 chemical operations qualifications. The main deviations from the German qualification are:
  • No laboratory work is done in either the local NQF Level 1 or NQF Level 2 qualifications since this is considered a separate occupation.
  • Some of the areas were addressed either earlier or later in the training process in order to minimise the workplace requirements for the NQF Level 1 qualification.
  • Subjects were divided and combined in a somewhat different fashion.

    Britain:

    A comparison with the British qualification was included, because the British chemical industry is very well developed and the NVQ is an educational structure comparable to the NQF. An internet search revealed that The British Level 2 NVQ qualification in Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Petrochemical Operations provides for the following areas of specialisation: Process Operations; Process Support Services and Control Operations Process.

    When compared to the British qualification, the South African NQF Level 2 qualification has a higher theory component while the British qualification is focused on job skills without any foundational science, process or equipment modules. The qualification contains compulsory core units consisting of safety, teamwork, work handover and a choice of five elective units ranging from processing operations, maintenance of equipment, packaging, transfer of material, to quality management.

    European Community Chemical Operator project:

    The European Community Project (Leonardo da Vinci) is aimed at establishing common educational and outcomes specifications for chemical operators in the European Union. At this stage of the project, their outcomes are virtually identical to ours, but standards have not yet been set to indicate how these outcomes would be achieved.

    Australia:

    The Australian processing industry is of a similar size and sophistication as the South African industry. For this reason a comparison with the Australian qualification was included, as well as the AQF being an educational structure comparable to the NQF. An internet search of the AQF revealed that the Australian Certificate II in Process Plant Operations contains compulsory core units in communication, safety, quality and work procedures and it allows the learner to choose elective unit standards in domains comparable to the local qualification, e.g. operate and monitor a range of processing equipment.

    Africa and SADC:

    African countries with processing facilities (including SADC countries) were searched for applicable qualifications or training programmes, but no relevant qualifications are offered in any of these countries.

    New Zealand:

    A comparison with the New Zealand qualification was included because the NZQA is an educational structure comparable to the NQF. The research in the NZQA showed that a Level 2 Certificate in Energy and Chemical Plant Operations (Process Operation) and a similar level 4 Process Operation qualification are registered. Subject content is similar to that contained in the South African qualification, namely: communication, safety, quality control and equipment operation, monitoring and maintenance.

    Summary:

    Both local and international qualifications place high emphasis on safety with a range of unit standards relating to hazards, emergencies and environmental protection included.

    The Chemical Operations Qualification compares well with the best international qualifications and training programmes offered. The compulsory technical content incorporated in the qualification will serve to support qualifying learners to make better informed, autonomous decisions within a more compact timeframe than most international learners and will increase transportability of the qualification considerably. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification is the first in a series of four chemical operations qualifications and it will allow the learner a vertical progression from the introductory NQF Level 1 qualification. The qualifying learner may progress to a NQF level 4 supervisory qualification in an internal process control role in the chemical or processing industry.

    Vertical articulation within the processing industry can occur with the following registered NQF Level 3 qualifications:
  • Process Plant Operation, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 48905: National Certificate: Wastewater Reticulation Services, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 48916: National Certificate: Explosive Manufacturing Operations, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 48434: National Certificate: Molten Glass Production, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 49555: National Certificate: Operation of Mobile Explosives Manufacturing Units, NQF Level 3.
  • ID 49044: National Certificate: Mineral Processing, Gold Extraction, NQF Level 3.

    The generic knowledge and expertise enables the learner to progress horizontally in a range of other processing operations or to develop a career where knowledge of process operations is necessary.

    Horizontal articulation within the processing industry can occur with the following registered NQF Level 2 qualifications:
  • Continuous Processes: Chemical Operations, NQF Level 2.
  • Electrics: Chemical Electrical, NQF Level 2.
  • Mechanics: Chemical Rigging, NQF Level 2.
  • Mechanics: Chemical Turning, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 24253: National Certificate: Batch Mixing, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 48890: National Certificate: Chemical Liquid, Gas Storage and Transfer, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 36156: National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing Operations, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 21494: National Certificate: Dry Lumber Processing, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 21490: National Certificate: Lumber Drying, NQF Level 2.
  • ID 35941: National Certificate: Pulp and Paper Manufacturing, NQF Level 2. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor 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 ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    In order to assess this qualification, the assessor needs:
  • Assessors to meet the requirements of the generic assessor standards.
  • Competence against the unit standard "Conduct outcomes-based assessments".
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and/or experience gained at an appropriate level in the work concerning the production of molten glass. This must meet the relevant ETQA policies and guidelines. The subject matter expertise of the assessor can be established through the recognition of prior learning.
  • Registration with, or recognition by, the relevant ETQA as specified through an appropriate memorandum of understanding. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification replaces qualifications:
  • ID 22866, "National Certificate: Chemical Equipment Operations", Level 2, 126 credits.
  • ID 48725, "National Certificate: Explosives Operations", Level 2, 120 credits.

    Range of equipment covered:
  • A system is understood to be equipment operated in combination to achieve a desired result in process operation.
  • Operating a system includes the integrated operation of the equipment that makes up the system.

    Range statements:
  • This qualification addresses the theoretical knowledge required by learners in the processing industries.
  • Knowledge relating to the processing industries includes process specific technology, communication, mathematics, applied science, and SHEQ.
  • This qualification may be applicable to other processing operations. This is subject to its acceptance by appropriate subject matter experts. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  244076  Apply elementary statistical process control principles  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  244071  Apply sampling theory and practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  244080  Apply standard operating procedures in a process environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  244078  Demonstrate understanding of a work permit system  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  244074  Demonstrate understanding of liquid-solid and solid-solid separation processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  244075  Maintain the quality of products in a production environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  244082  Monitor plant and equipment in a process environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  12317  Read and adjust instruments on production or packing equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  244073  Receive, handle and store hazardous chemicals safely  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  244079  Respond to emergencies in a process environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119463  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119460  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119456  Write/present for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  115188  Apply environmental protection procedures  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114643  Apply occupational health, safety and environmental protection in an explosive manufacturing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110300  Clean inspect and lubricate a production machine, and repair minor faults  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114639  Control waste or effluent water in a manufacturing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114647  Decontaminate equipment and work areas in an explosive environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  259762  Demonstrate an understanding of HIV/AIDS and its impact on the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Elective  114644  Demonstrate an understanding of the behaviour, performance and use of explosives  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244077  Demonstrate understanding of chemicals in a processing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244072  Demonstrate understanding of heat transfer equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  114649  Destroy hazardous waste or redundant explosives  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114650  Mix explosive and non-explosive materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114652  Operate an X-ray machine in an explosive environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114637  Operate explosives accessories manufacturing equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  114642  Operate hydraulic and pneumatic presses in an explosive manufacturing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114645  Operate initiating device manufacturing equipment in an explosive manufacturing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  114653  Operate propellant manufacturing equipment in an explosive manufacturing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  114651  Operate small arms ammunition manufacturing equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Elective  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114640  Prepare and treat metal surfaces of empty containers or components in the manufacturing environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244083  Solve operating problems using relevant technologies  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  114641  Transport and store explosives and explosive containing materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  113877  Understand fundamentals of electricity  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  244081  Understand the properties and applications of materials in a processing environment.  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  116937  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  117924  Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9322  Work in a team  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Originator Pre-2009
    NQF Level
    NQF Level Min Credits Learning Prog End Date Quality
    Assurance
    Functionary
    NQF Sub-Framework
    58515  National Certificate: Chemical Operations  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 2  NQF Level 02  135     CHIETA  OQSF 
    78547  National Certificate: Chemical Operations: Mining and Minerals  Generic Provider - Field 06  Level 2  NQF Level 02  135     MQA  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.
     
    LP ID Learning Programme Title Accredited Provider
    58515  National Certificate: Chemical Operations  1. AFRICAN EXPLOSIVES LIMITED
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