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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Nuclear Power Plant Operation|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|23733||National Certificate: Nuclear Power Plant Operation|
|SGB Power Plant Operations|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|EWSETA - Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||239||Level 4||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.|
This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|Learners obtaining this qualification will be recognised on a national level for performing operational activities on Nuclear Steam Generator and Steam driven Turbo generator systems/processes and related equipment. This qualification will ensure professionalism, proficiency and excellence in the operating of power plants. It will also assist in changing perceptions on the status and functional levels of operators in the work place. The qualification will provide the operators with pride, self worth and enhance their morale.
Worth to the employer will be manifested in the competence of the employee in terms of safe, sound and efficient operations performed by the operator. This qualification will provide for recognition of prior learning of existing operators` competence throughout the industry and allow credits to be obtained in cross- functional learning fields.
The qualification will provide the foundational requirements for mobility and vertical progression into nuclear power plant control.
A person acquiring this qualification will have skills, knowledge and behavioural competence in the following areas on a nuclear power plant:
Rationale of the qualification
This qualification is based on Nuclear industry needs in building competences in the workplace for Nuclear Power Plant Operators. The qualification therefore sets national standards for field operators on Nuclear Steam Generators and Steam driven Turbo generators on nuclear power plants.
This qualification provides the learner with accessibility primarily to be employed within the functional areas of Nuclear power plants but does not exclude horizontal movement to other power utilities.
Other considerations in national interest addressed by this Qualification are:
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
This qualification will be achieved in part or in whole through recognition of prior learning for those qualifications previously issued by the ESKOM AND ALLIED INDUSTRIES TRAINING BOARD (EAITB), i.e. Power Plant Operator Certificate. (Currently being issued by the ENERGY SETA)
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Level, credits and learning components assigned to the qualification in power plant auxiliary systems operation:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Solve complex problems through the application of mathematics in a variety of contexts.
2. Communicate effectively in first and second language in the workplace.
3. Demonstrate understanding of generic nuclear fundamentals.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of occupational regulatory requirements.
5. Operate Nuclear Power Plant Systems.
6. Display understanding of leadership concepts related to Power Plant Operations.
7. Perform basic functions on a stand alone computer.
Critical cross-field outcomes:
This qualification addresses the following critical cross-field outcomes, as detailed in the assessment criteria for each exit level outcome and within the unit standards associated with each exit level outcome:
a) Identifying and solving problems in which responses indicate that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
b) Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
c) Organising and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.
d) Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
e) Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral/written persuasion.
f) Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
g) Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
Learning programmes directed towards this qualification will also contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large, by making individuals aware of the importance of:
1) Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
2) Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
3) Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
4) Exploring education and career opportunities; and developing entrepreneurial opportunities.
Exit points for learners who do not complete the Qualifications
Learners will be credited with Unit Standards in which they have proved competence and will be able to retain these credits. However, should the substance of these standards change substantively in future the validity of the credits may be affected.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflective competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a learner is able to achieve all exit level outcomes of the qualification as per the rules specified. Applicable critical cross field outcomes must be assessed during any combination of practical, foundational and reflexive competencies. Assessment methods and tools to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
Assessment criteria for formative assessment are described in the various unit standards. Formative assessment takes place during the process of learning and assessors should use a range of appropriate assessment methods and tools that assess competence holistically. These methods include but are not limited to the following:
The assessment tools and methods used by the assessor must be:
Summative assessment is carried out at the end of each meaningful competence level achieved by the learner. A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to prove the practical, foundational and reflective competencies of the learner.
Assessors and moderators
Work place assessors should develop and conduct integrated assessments by using appropriate methods and techniques.
Moderation to be done according to laid down requirements.
|The qualification is based on a study conducted by ESKOM on various European countries with leading power producers. The German model (with minor changes) was adopted as the basis for this qualification. Thereafter Operator qualifications were registered under the manpower-training act and accredited by the ESKOM and Allied Industries Training Board (EAITB). This qualification was further developed to meet the SAQA requirements for registration.
Koeberg Nuclear Power Station is the only nuclear generating power station in Africa. Since its inception the station has had and maintained strong international ties with various countries namely United States of America, France and China. International best practices have been incorporated into every aspect of Koeberg`s business. This was achieved by joining international nuclear quality assurance organisations.
Koeberg is a member of the World Association of Nuclear Operation and the International Atomic Energy Agency. These bodies assure through the process of audits, evaluations, review and ensure that Koeberg is operated to the highest international standards.
|This qualification provides the learner with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the power generation industry. The level of flexibility within the range of elective utilities (hydro, nuclear, fossil and electrical control) will allow the individual to pursue further learning within those development areas. Other articulation fields could be the following: human resource development, process engineering, functional supervision, system specialization, quality assurance and health and safety.|
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Criteria for registration of assessors
The assessor must be:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||14102||Apply Radiation Requirements for Activities in Radiologically Controlled Zones at a Nuclear Power Plant||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||14062||Demonstrate Knowledge of Safe Entry into Prohibited and/ or Restricted Areas||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Core||14217||Operate Bulk Lubrication Oil Systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Core||14119||Operate nuclear auxiliary cooling systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|Core||13726||Operate support plant compressed air systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||8|
|Core||13723||Operate turbo-generator fire extinguishing system on a nuclear power plant||Level 3||NQF Level 03||1|
|Core||13709||Apply fundamental reactor engineering principles and theories related to nuclear power generating plant||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||14126||Demonstrate knowledge of steam turbines design and application||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||13705||Describe fundamental instrumentation and measurement equipment associated with nuclear power plant||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||13706||Describe fundamental material science related to brittle fracture and vessel thermal stress in nuclear power plants||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||13707||Describe the operation and application of electrical equipment as required for nuclear power plant||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||13710||Explain thermodynamic principles and concepts as applied in nuclear power generating plant||Level 4||NQF Level 04||9|
|Core||14115||Operate nuclear reactor coolant and support systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||15|
|Core||13798||Operate nuclear reactor fire extinguishing systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||1|
|Core||13728||Operate nuclear reactor refueling water systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||14116||Operate nuclear reactor safeguard systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||13794||Operate nuclear reactor vent and drain systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||13801||Operate radioactive gaseous waste handling systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||13727||Operate radioactive liquid waste treatment and handling systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||17|
|Core||11944||Operate Steam Turbine Condensate System||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Core||14059||Operate Steam Turbine Condenser Air Evacuation Systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||14880||Operate Steam Turbine Feedwater Storage, Heating and Pumping Systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||14881||Operate Steam Turbine Steam Systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||14107||Operate Support Plant Diesel Systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||13725||Operate Support Plant Electrical Systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||7|
|Core||14113||Operate support plant fire extinguishing systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||13724||Operate Turbo-Generator Auxiliary Systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Core||13721||Operate Turbo-Generator Cooling Systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||13720||Operate Turbo-Generator Oil Systems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||9|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||14063||Apply Self Management through the Concepts of Positive Self-esteem and Resiliency||Level 3||NQF Level 03||2|
|Fundamental||8972||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||14060||Understand transformational leadership||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||7465||Collect and use data to establish complex statistical and probability models and solve related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7484||Describe, represent, analyse and explain changes in shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space with justification||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7466||Represent and operate on complex numbers in non-trivial situations||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Fundamental||8979||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7470||Work with a wide range of patterns and inverses of functions and solve related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||7572||Demonstrate knowledge of and produce computer spreadsheets using basic functions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||7547||Operate a personal computer system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||14064||Understand Constructive Thinking||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Elective||14061||Understand Management Practices||Level 3||NQF Level 03||7|
|Elective||13600||Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements for permit to work systems||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||10|
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