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|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Diploma: Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods)|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|48765||National Diploma: Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods)|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|FOODBEV - Food and Beverages Manufacturing Industry Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Diploma||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Manufacturing and Assembly|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||308||Level 5||NQF Level 05||Regular-Unit Stds Based|
|REGISTRATION STATUS||SAQA DECISION NUMBER||REGISTRATION START DATE||REGISTRATION END DATE|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered"
|LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT||LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT|
|In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.|
This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|Qualified maintenance personnel (artisans) in the past had few options in pursuing formal qualifications in their field. They had a choice between becoming technicians or following a general management route.
The purpose of this qualification is to describe the skills and knowledge required in what is becoming a new discipline: the science and technology of maintenance in the context of sophisticated, high-speed production lines.
The increased sophistication is reflected in:
A failure in any part of the system can have severe implications in terms of reduced output, damage to product, wastage and possible injury. Consequences of such failure can include negative impacts on the health of workers and consumers and on the profitability and reputation of the company.
The process of managing failure has implications for the maintenance of such equipment and requires new sets of skills and knowledge, representing a shift away from hand skills to the skills required to analyse data in records and make recommendations, plan and implement specific maintenance programmes and install new or updated equipment.
This and the related qualification, the National Certificate in Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods), will act as a framework for providers, assessors and learners to plan, implement and measure the outcomes of suitable learning programmes, or the recognition of prior learning, in this new discipline.
The specific purpose of the qualification represents the skills and knowledge required by competent practitioners to:
Plan, initiate, implement and oversee strategies that:
This qualification can be obtained in the context of a variety of manufacturing operations for fast-moving consumer goods.
The two qualifications, the National Certificate and the National Diploma in Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods): NQF Level 5, are conceptualised as an integrated qualification, which together fulfil all the requirements for a National Diploma.
Rationale for the qualification:
There is an increased sophistication in the machinery and equipment used for high-speed production processes. The management of failure in such an environment presents opportunities for qualified artisans to pursue a career in maintenance beyond NQF level 4 or artisan level.
This qualification represents a further step in a career in the science and technology of maintenance as a discipline. This qualification forms the second stage of a qualification that begins with, and includes, the credits for the National Certificate in Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods) Level 5.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|The credits and the related unit standards assume that the learner has already achieved the outcomes of the National Certificate in Maintenance of High-speed Production Processes (Fast-moving Consumer Goods): NQF Level 5.
Recognition of prior learning:
This qualification may be obtained through the process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support should be provided to assist the learner in the process of developing a portfolio. While this is primarily a work-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit level outcomes.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|The exit level outcomes for this qualification reflect a combination of specific outcomes and critical cross-field education and training outcomes. The way in which the critical outcomes have been advanced through the learning required for this qualification is embedded in the unit standards, ie how it is reflected and assessed in the context of the specific outcomes.
1. Implement a variety of maintenance strategies
2. Monitor, maintain and manage assets
Assets include tools, equipment, machinery, infrastructure
3. Plan, implement and monitor multiple projects
Typical projects: install new line, upgrade equipment, implement product and size changeovers
4. Introduce continuous improvement techniques and technologies.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
The integrated assessment must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide must spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.
While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be presented if pertinent to any of the exit level outcomes.
The assessment process should cover the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities required for installation, repair and maintenance of high-speed and integrated production equipment. The assessment process should also establish how the learning process has advanced the critical outcomes.
Assessors should also evaluate evidence that the learner has been performing consistently over a period of time
|A search for similar qualifications elsewhere was made. This was done in three phases:
1. Reviewing qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework
2. Conducting a search on the world-wide web
3. Liaising with respondents in the international partner sites of local companies
No comparable qualifications were found. This is not surprising since it is a relatively new and emerging discipline. Some overseas respondents expressed an interest in such a qualification for their own use.
|This qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. Employers or institutions should be able to evaluate the outcomes of this qualification against the needs of their context and structure top-up learning appropriately. Equally, holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL.
Overview of the proposed qualifications pathway and articulation possibilities:
NQF Level 5 option 1:
Maintenance: Diploma: Maintenance of high-speed production processes (FMCG) 240
Engineering: Engineering Diplomas, mechanical, electrical.
NQF Level 5 option 2:
Manufacturing: Various manufacturing qualifications
Maintenance: Certificate: Maintenance of high-speed production processes (FMCG) 120
Engineering: Millwright; mechatronics.
NQF Levels 4, 3 and 2:
Manufacturing: Various manufacturing qualifications
Maintenance: 'Fitting'; Industrial Electrical Maintenance
Engineering: Millwright; mechatronics.
NQF Level 1:
Nationnal Certificate in Manufacturing, Engineering and related Activities: NQF 1
|Moderators for the qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate ETQA.
To assure the quality of the assessment process, the moderation should cover the following:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
1. Appropriate qualification in the field of maintenance science, with a minimum of 2 years' experience in a high-speed manufacturing environment. The subject matter expertise of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.
2. Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices.
3. Good interpersonal skills and ability to balance the conflicting requirements of:
4. Registration as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
5. Any other criteria required by a relevant ETQA.
Note: Since this a new field it may be some time before there are sufficient qualified assessors.
The relevant ETQAs should allow interim arrangements to be made.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||114716||Manage installation and maintenance contractors||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||16|
|Core||114719||Monitor, maintain and manage high-speed production assets||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||25|
|Core||114722||Plan, develop and implement a new maintenance strategy||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||44|
|Fundamental||10622||Conduct communication within a business environment||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||8|
|Fundamental||114720||Manage multiple installation and maintenance projects||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||9|
|Fundamental||12675||Use mathematical and statistical techniques effectively as a rubber technologist||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||34|
|Elective||10144||Identify, suggest and implement corrective actions to improve quality||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||14710||Manage and develop the performance of work group members in fabrication activities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||13114||Install, test and maintain a complex computer integrated manufacturing system||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||20|
|Elective||9897||Manage inventory||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||3|
|Elective||10147||Supervise a project team of a technical project to deliver project objectives||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||14|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|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.