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|Further Education and Training Certificate: Primary Tobacco Processing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49074||Further Education and Training Certificate: Primary Tobacco Processing|
|SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Secondary Agriculture|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||141||Level 4||NQF Level 04||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|
|This Qualification is aimed at level 4 on the National Qualification Framework. It provides learners with the opportunity to obtain competence in specialised tobacco processing namely, maintaining the tobacco process and equipment to improve product quality and the opportunity for learners to grow in this specific field.
The fundamental learning, which learners will acquire, will allow them to be able to compile verbal and written communications and perform basic calculations. This Qualification complies with the objectives of the NQF with regard to facilitating access to, mobility and progression within the tobacco processing industry.
The Qualification focuses on the skills, knowledge, values and attitude required to progress further in the industry. The intention is to release the potential of people, in order for them to grow, develop and become more competent workers. This Qualification will furthermore add value to the individuals, their workplace and the economy as a whole.
Rationale for the Qualification
This Qualification provides current learners with the opportunity to advance from the Tobacco Production - NQF Level 3 Qualification or for persons entering the Tobacco Processing environment and others to obtain an integrated practical and theoretical grounding in the maintaining of the tobacco processing and the functions thereof. This will ensure a portable, nationally recognized Qualification that will:
The typical range of learners is the currently employed, unemployed and other persons, who want to enter a learning programme to obtain a National Certificate in Tobacco Processing at NQF Level 4, to continue building a career path in this industry.
Improved levels of knowledge and skills lead to greater ability to produce at more competitive costs and better quality, which will impact favorably both on the society and the economy of the country.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
This Qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. Where RPL is required the learner will need to prove applied competence in that specific area in order to obtain recognition of that skill and / or knowledge.
Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local Qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records. The assessment methods and tools to be used to assess Prior Learning shall be decided upon jointly by the assessor and the learner.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The Qualification consists of a Fundamental, a Core and an Elective Component.
To be awarded the Qualification, learners are required to obtain a minimum of 141credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
It is compulsory therefore for learners to do Communication in two different South African languages, one at NQF Level 4 and the other at NQF Level 3.
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
The Elective Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 77 credits in a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialization area and Elective Unit Standards at least to the value of 35 credits from the Unit standards listed under that specialization. If the specialization contains fewer credits than the minimum, learners are to choose additional Elective Standards from the other specialisation.
Total 32 credits:
Total 35 credits:
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Identify, explain and execute the functions/duties/responsibilities required in the maintenance of tobacco processing machines in order to sustain optimum production levels and minimize down time and product loss.
2. Describe the functions/duties/responsibilities in the preparation for the conditioning process during product supply, filling of the process lines and blend change-over to ensure required process standards.
3. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure that conditioning procedures are maintained throughout the process.
4. Describe the functions/duties/responsibilities in the preparation for the cutting process during product supply, filling of the process lines and blend change-over to ensure required process standards.
5. Describe and perform the functions/duties/responsibilities required to ensure that cutting procedures are maintained throughout the process.
Critical cross field outcomes:
The following reflect the relevance of the critical cross field outcomes applicable to this Qualification.
Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
Working effectively with others as a member of a team.
Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information.
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
Contributing to the personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Integrated Assessment Criteria
Learners will produce evidence of the following:
If the identifying and solving of problems, team work, organising one-self, the using of applied science, the implication of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems are not clear from the observation a method of oral questioning or a cases study should be applied to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
|Website benchmarking was done with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Scotland but none could be found. Furthermore, the International Tobacco Industry was also investigated for relevant Qualification information, but even within the Industry, nothing could be found to make Industry specific comparisons. Therefore this could be regarded as one of the first formalised Qualifications in Tobacco Processing.|
|Moderation includes internal and external moderation of assessments. Internal and external moderation systems must ensure that all assessors conduct assessments that are credible, fair, reliable, consistent, adequate and practical.
Internal and external moderation systems must provide learning opportunities that are transparent, affordable and enhancing development in the field and sub-field of the National Qualifications Framework.
The accredited provider with the relevant ETQA must be able to provide internal moderation.
External moderation will be done by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors need experience in the following areas:
|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||116913||Analyse processed tobacco quality||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|Core||116594||Function in a team||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||116911||Maintain a conditioning unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||14|
|Core||116905||Maintain a tobacco airlock||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||116910||Maintain a tobacco feeder unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||116904||Maintain a tobacco fines extraction unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||2|
|Core||116916||Maintain a tobacco silo||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Core||116912||Maintain dosing and weighing belt units||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Core||116915||Maintain tobacco transport units||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8972||Interpret a variety of literary texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||12417||Measure, estimate & calculate physical quantities & explore, critique & prove geometrical relationships in 2 and 3 dimensional space in the life and workplace of adult with increasing responsibilities||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8979||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||114124||Pre-condition unmanufactured tobacco||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||116903||Control the conditioning process||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||116909||Control the cutting process||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||116914||Maintain a conditioning cylinder||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||116908||Maintain a lamina and stem cutter||Level 4||NQF Level 04||14|
|Elective||116902||Maintain a stem roller||Level 4||NQF Level 04||3|
|Elective||116906||Maintain a tobacco pre-conditioning unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||116907||Maintain a tobacco reclaim unit||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Elective||114125||Produce cutrag||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
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