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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

National Certificate: Chemical Operations 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
22865  National Certificate: Chemical Operations 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
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  120  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
SAQA 0144/02  2002-10-09  2005-10-09 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

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
58514  General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations  Level 1  NQF Level 01  120   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
A person acquiring this qualification will be able have the basis to commence a technical career in the chemical and related industries. As such it will contribute to the full development of the learner with in the processing environment by providing recognition, facilitating mobility and transportability with in the field of manufacturing and assembly and other fields where the same attributes are needed. The knowledge , understanding and skill demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the

Range

The basis provided for a technical career is
  • Understanding of the purpose and objectives of the industry and operations within the industry
  • Appreciation of the technology that enables the industry to function
  • Knowledge of quality, safety, health and environment as applicable in a chemical or process operation
  • Skills that enable a person to enjoy working and to perform well in a highly technical environment

    Rationale

    The chemical industry offers many and varied opportunities for technical careers. A sound foundation of knowledge and an understanding of the industry is an effective start to such a career.

    This qualification provides the underpinning knowledge and skill together with recognition, for people aspiring to use this opportunity. A good basis makes further learning efficient and enjoyable which is desirable when the learning will take place in a very demanding working environment.

    The knowledge and skill specified is common to all chemical and many other process related industries Therefore this qualification enables the learner to move to alternative sub fields and a variety of career paths at early in a career to meet personal requirements as they develop and to fill the employment opportunities available in the sector. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following learning is assumed to be in place:
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET 3 or equivalent.
  • Language, Literacy and Communications at ABET 3 or equivalent

    Recognition of prior learning

    It is envisaged that this qualification will often be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning.
    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. All such evidence should be judged according to the general principles of assessment. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    Exit level outcome 1 Know and understand the technical features of a chemical operation

    Exit level outcome 2 Live and work in an environment where technology is applied.

    Critical cross-field outcomes

    The following critical cross-field outcomes are addressed through the individual specified unit standards and the combination of unit standards.
    a) Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made with respect to planning ones career, planning ones life-style and executing work in the (chemical) industry
    b) working effectively with others as a member of a member of a production or manufacturing team. The demonstrated knowledge and skill may also be applied beyond the learning environment in other organizations and the community
    c) organizing and managing oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively with respect to learning, life-style and work
    d) collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information in the context of work and learning
    e) communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion as part of one`s work and the learning process
    f) using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when executing and reviewing one`s work
    g) demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation - through the application of the learning at work as applied in the workplace. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • The purpose of a chemical operation is described in terms of needs of the owners, employees and society
  • Technology applicable to the chemical operation is explained in scientific language
  • Significance and practice regarding safety, health and the environment with reference to application at a workplace is explained and applied in accordance with site requirements
  • The impact of quality is explained with reference to the organization, customers and employees
  • Contribution is made to the activities in a chemical operation as a team member

    2.
  • Work as a team member in a process environment
  • Use financial and social systems available in the working and living environment as applicable to personal requirements


    Integrated Assessment

    For award of this qualification or an exit level outcome, a candidate must be assessed against assessment criteria for each standard. Most of the assessment criteria of separate unit standards and the associated critical cross-field outcomes are interrelated. This feature must be included through integration of assessment for each standard, exit level outcome and the whole qualification. This includes the application of knowledge learnt in the workplace where the learning is undertaken.
    This integrated assessment is applicable to both assessment during and on completion of learning, and to assessment of evidence submitted for the purpose of recognition of prior learning (RPL). 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification and the component unit standards have been compared with similar qualifications from the following countries:
    United Kingdom - This qualification is comparable with the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) at level 1 in process manufacture, process operations (chemicals and pharmaceuticals. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification is intended facilitate learning at NQF Level 2 and beyond.
    It provides a basis for learning in a variety of industries and for variet careers including process operations, chemical and related manufacturing, laboratory analysis and engineering in a process environment 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation will be carried out in accordance with the mechanisms specified by CHIETA.

    Alternative criteria, which may be or become appropriate, will be acceptable provided that these are agreed to in writing by the CHIETA prior to commencement of the moderation process and that they comply with the ETQA regulations (RSA, 1998b) and in Criteria and Guidelines: ETQAs (SAQA, 1999).

    Particular accreditation requirements related to this qualification are:
  • Adequate exposure to an appropriate workplace that ensures that the assessment confirms the application of knowledge and skill at work is met.
  • That integrative assessment of related standards is carried out. This is of particular importance when assessing the standards relating to the application of knowledge when carrying out work.

    Verification of moderation

    Verification of moderation must be conducted in accordance with the requirements specified by the CHIETA. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    Assessment must be carried out by an assessor who is:
  • A subject matter expert.
  • Registered by the ETDP SETA or a provider accredited by the ETDP SETA after achieving competency against the assessor Unit Standards.
  • Registered as a constituent assessor by the CHIETA.
  • Administered, advised and coached by a Constituent Moderator 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 58514, which is "General Education and Training Certificate: Chemical Operations", Level 1, 120 credits.

    Notes for assessors:

    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments:
  • Focus the initial assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcomes expressed in the titles of the unit standards to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. The aim is to declare the person competent in terms of the qualification purpose. Where assessment across titles or at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Special note of the need for integrated assessment must be taken.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the documented principles of assessment as defined. 

  • UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  12199  Demonstrate an understanding of quality principles used in the chemical industry  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Core  14792  Maintain basic safety, health and environmental issues  Level 1  NQF Level 01  10 
    Core  14776  Apply self-management practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7464  Analyse cultural products and processes as representations of shape, space and time  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7451  Collect, analyse, use and communicate numerical data  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7449  Critically analyse how mathematics is used in social, political and economic relations  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  14084  Demonstrate an understanding of and use the numbering system  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7463  Describe and represent objects and the environment in terms of shape, space, time and motion  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  14779  Describe chemical process operations and related process chemistry and technology used in the chemical industry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  15 
    Fundamental  12462  Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12471  Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12469  Read and respond to a range of text types  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7461  Use maps to access and communicate information concerning routes, location and direction  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  7447  Working with numbers in various contexts  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  12470  Write for a variety of different purposes  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14780  Apply financial life skills  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14110  Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts and principles in the natural sciences  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  7507  Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of science  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14664  Demonstrate knowledge of diversity within different relationships in the South African society  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12203  Demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to HIV and AIDS  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12197  Display critical understanding of social diversity  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12201  Pack and palletise products  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12204  Use wastewater/sewage, effluent and storm water systems in industry  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  14928  Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of telecommunications  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14804  Demonstrate knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices in a Chemical Manufacturing enviroment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12207  Operate moving equipment to stack, de-stack and position materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12208  Perform lubrication on production machinery  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.
     
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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