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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Diploma: Specialist Agricultural Machinery Technician 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
14893  National Diploma: Specialist Agricultural Machinery Technician 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
Advanced Certificate  Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation  Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  245  Level 5  NQF Level 06  Regular-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2028-06-30  

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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is registered at level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to access learning in Specialist technical areas and management principles, which include opportunities for learners to grow in the field of Agricultural Machinery Services and Workshop Management.

Learners will be able to combine fundamental, core and elective unit standards in order to gain competence linked to best practice. Learners will, once qualified and assessed as competent, be able to demonstrate competence in principles of diagnosing and problem solving of integrated hydraulic mechanical electrical and electronic systems. Learners will also demonstrate an understanding of broader business management principles such as budget control and cost allocation, work place supervision, labour relations and performance management. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Learners will have attained a qualification at NQF level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework or will have demonstrated competence at this level through recognition of prior learning.


RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING:

This qualification may be achieved in part or in whole through the recognition of prior learning. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
This qualification is, in fact, based on unit standards. The table of unit standards will be added later. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
The learner will have demonstrated ability to make decisions and provide management guidelines considering a range of options after completion of the following unit standards in three specified areas:

Fundamental learning:
  • Business communication.
  • Numeracy at NQF level 5.
  • Writing business reports.
  • Use data entry skills to input computer data.

    Core learning:
  • Diagnose and repair a single system and components.
  • Diagnose and repair power driven machines.
  • Recondition pumps and motors.
  • Managing cash and credit transactions.
  • Manage customer service policy.
  • Recondition steering system components.
  • Allocate costs and control budgets.
  • Recondition system and components.
  • Remove and install system components
  • Recondition brake systems components.
  • Combat contamination in grain
  • Develop and implement promotion strategies
  • Complete sales transactions
  • Recondition knotter mechanism
  • Diagnose and repair baler

    Elective Learning:
  • Diagnose and repair advanced integrated system and components.
  • Interpret financial reports.
  • Assess and manage risk.
  • Assist conduct of internal audits.
  • Maintain compliance with policy, procedure and legal requirements.
  • Maintain sound labour relations.
  • Recruitment and selection of personnel.
  • Recruitment and selection of personnel
  • Contribute to the planning and allocation of work
  • Provide effective administrative support 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT:

    Learners will produce evidence of the following:
  • Verbal and written explanations of reasons for following operational- and work site procedures as well as statutory requirements.
  • Demonstrations of a range of data gathering principles ensuring compliance to technical diagnostic principles, cash and credit management as well as basic principles of diagnostic tools and equipment and problem solving.
  • Demonstrations of a range of management measures ensuring compliance, performance management and labour relations.
  • Demonstrations of a range of workshop management principles, including customer service principles, risk management and financial- and managerial accounting principles. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification is comparable to the equivalent Nieu Zealand qualification. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.

    Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this qualification, or assessment against this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to agreed ETQA procedures.

    Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

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

    NOTES 
    1. This qualification is compiled of unit standards from different fields of learning as well as from SETA`S within those field of learning.

    2. Unit standards developed by the SGB for Secondary Agriculture are unique and contain no symbol next to them.

    3. Unit standards from other fields of learning are identified by a symbol, to indicate from which field of learning or SETA they are taken. The legend for the different symbols are:
  • Retail and Wholesale SETA.
  • Business commerce and Management field of learning.
  • Education, Training and Development Field of Learning.
  • Adapted from the Nieu Zealand Database of Vocational Qualifications.
  • Services Field of Learning.

    20 credits must be accumulated from any Unit Standards from the field of Communication Studies and Language Level 3
    16 credits must be accumulated from any Unit Standards from the field of Mathematical Literacy Level 3 

  • LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS 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 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.
     
    NONE 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.