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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58722||National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication|
|SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.||SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending|
|National Certificate||Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology||Engineering and Related Design|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||148||Level 2||NQF Level 02||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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|22869||National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||159||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
Engineering Fabrication is a generic engineering and trade related qualification that builds the foundational knowledge and skills required by learners involved in Engineering Fabrication. This qualification is designed to meet the needs of the Learner in a variety of engineering related sectors.
The NC: Engineering Fabrication shall develop learners to produce simple (uncomplicated) metal components using a variety of fabrication methods. This capability requires an understanding of basic fabrication theory; machinery functioning, operation and maintenance; engineering materials and tools; concepts of measurement; basic engineering drawing and development of components and simple (uncomplicated) methods of cutting and joining metals. The metal components that the qualified person fabricates will be vital for the maintenance and reliable operation of equipment and machinery in a variety of industries.
The qualification adds value to the qualifying learner in terms of enrichment of the person, recognition, and contributes towards the achievement of "artisan" status or other accepted progression route.
The qualification is structured in such a way that it exposes learners to generic and specific competencies required in the Engineering Fabrication industries. This qualification makes provision for engineering fabrication to be applied within the following sectors:
Qualifying learners will be able to do the following:
Qualifying learners will also understand:
With this understanding, learners will be able to participate effectively in workplace activities.
Engineering Fabrication, in the context of this qualification is the designing and making of metal components that are required within various industry sectors. The main focus is on the laying out and manipulation of low carbon metal (sheet metal, plate, sections and pipe) to produce usable components.
Most industries are dependant on the fabrication of metal components. Examples of this may be the ship building industry (plates and welding), the chemical industry (pipes and welding) and/or the mining and minerals industry (plate and pipes and welding). It is evident that each peculiar industry may use different nomenclature.
Due to the nature of the collaborative approach to designing this qualification, access, progression, transferability of competence and mobility of the learner within and between sectors is more feasible. Certain components of learning within this qualification may have pertinence within other learning fields such as fitting, electro-mechanical, automotive etc. This will predominantly be in the area of welding and fuel cutting and welding equipment.
This qualification is intended for persons that wish to enter a career in the fabrication industry. The learner achieving this qualification will be more employable within a broad industry context, and will thus be a contributing factor to the economy of the relevant organisation and the country. The learner will benefit from obtaining this qualification due to the fact that industry has a need for persons with fabrication competencies. Competent persons will be responsible for fabricating and maintaining industry related equipment and machinery.
This qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to ensure optimal productivity in the Mining and Minerals Industry; Chemical; Petro-chemical; Metal, Engineering and other related industries. This qualification is intended to replace the (currently de-registered) National Certificate: Fabrication Level 2.
As this qualification forms the basis for further learning in the field of engineering fabrication, where the learner will be able to specialise in one of the Fabrication or Welding skills areas, it is accepted that the learner may exit (and be employed at this level (Level 2)), or continue further learning toward obtaining the next level qualification.
The learner may also choose to learn towards achievement in other fields as the learning in the fundamental and core component of this qualification lends itself to lateral as well as vertical exploitation. This qualification enables learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace to gain credits through the RPL process.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|In order that the learner may progress at a desired rate whilst learning towards this qualification, It is assumed that learners are already competent in or have an equivalent of:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the criteria laid out above.
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.
Access to the qualification:
Access to this qualification is open. However, it is preferable that learners have completed a relevant industry related General Education and Training intervention at NQF Level 1.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 100 credits all of which are compulsory.
The Elective Component consists of a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialization area and must choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of 12 credits from the Elective Unit standards listed under that specialization so as to attain a minimum of 148 credits for the Qualification.
Mining And Minerals specialization (Learning Programme ID 60290):
Learners are to choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of at least 12 credits from the list below:
Chemical Boiler Making Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 63809):
Manufacturing and Engineering Specialisation (Learning Programme ID 66774):
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of relevant engineering fabrication methods.
2. Produce simple components that meet quality and output requirements.
3. Adhere to Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
4. Communicate effectively in order to achieve personal, business and organisational objectives.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes.
In accordance with SAQA guidelines, all unit standards include the assessment of relevant critical cross-field outcomes. Consequently, Exit Level Outcomes are consistent with critical cross-field outcome requirements.
The following CCFO's have been addressed in this qualification as per the unit standards outlined in the Annexures:
Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical thinking have been made
Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community
Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills
Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem contexts do not exist in isolation
Contributing to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large, by making it an underlying intention of the programme of learning to make an individual aware of:
(Evident in Exit Level Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4.)
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
> Range: Engineering tools include hand and power tools.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
> Range: Communication Techniques include verbal and written instructions.
Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and ideas achieved across a range of unit standards and contexts.
Integrated assessment must evaluate the quality of observable performance as well as the thinking behind the performance, and must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
It is necessary to ensure that the fundamental part of the qualification is also targeted to ensure that while the competence may have been achieved in a particular context, learners are able to apply it in a range of other contexts and for further learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
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 introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes. The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin the activities associated with the engineering fabrication process.
|This qualification arises from the need within South Africa to rationalise the Qualifications Framework. The traditional qualifications such as Plater Welder, Plater Boilermaker, Boilermaker, etc were mostly similar in content and intent. In order to arrive at a meaningful and acceptable nomenclature for the qualification series, it was decided to use "Fabrication" as a description of the type of activity for this qualification.
This in itself presented a problem when attempting to do a comparison of qualifications, nationally and internationally. The problem is that the colloquial understanding of the term "Fabrication" is very broad. Many qualifications and outcomes are available as comparison, but none precisely in the context of what we (South African Industry) need.
The plastic forming industries, as well as the wood and furniture type industries use "fabrication" as their activity description. Also, certain industries have fabrication as a very limited and specialist activity viz. air-conditioning ducting. This made the International Comparability research more difficult and complex.
It must be stated from the outset of this statement that reference to international benchmarking for this qualification, applies only to the education and training content at specific levels between NQF Level 2, NQF Level 3 and NQF Level 4 and its measure of "appropriateness" when compared with fabrication training programs internationally. It was not possible to assimilate operational applicability as contexts are too various and wide.
African countries with manufacturing and engineering infrastructure (including SADC countries) were scanned for applicable qualifications or training programs, but no relevant information regarding the delivery of qualifications in any of these countries was available.
Despite exhaustive information searches for information regarding fabrication qualification in Germany and Korea. It was apparent that a similar problem of specialisation as opposed to generalisation existed. Some interesting information is contained in a document by Derek King of Liverpool Community College. This can be viewed at the following website: http://www2.trainingvillage.gr/download/journal/bull-22/22-en.html.
Further research in International comparability, including similar qualification structures and progressions from NQF Level 2 to NQF Level 3 resulted in the following:
The United Kingdom has a longstanding international reputation in the metal manufacturing and fabrication industry. It is due to this reputation that it is deemed prudent to use the United Kingdom as a benchmark for South African Fabrication Qualifications.
Fabrication and Welding Engineering NQF Level 2 (NVQ: 100/3611/8-SVQ: G7E022): http://www.tsw.co.uk/tsw/uploaded_files/Fabrication%20&%20Welding%20Engineering%20level%202.pdf.
The competencies listed in this qualification are as below:
Assess Route; Unit Title:
National Vocational Qualifications are achieved through training and assessment. Assessment is normally through on-the-job observation and questioning. Candidates produce evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the NVQ standards. Assessors 'sign-off' units when the candidates are ready the assessor tests candidates' underpinning knowledge, understanding and work-based performance to make sure they can demonstrate competence in the workplace. This process is fully compatible and comparable with the South African process.
The elective component is largely outside the peculiar specialisation areas as required in South Africa. It is not evident what the credit value for this qualification is.
Two separate qualifications were found. There is some similarity in the content of both but the reason why they were separately developed is not evident.
National Certificates in New Zealand are achieved through training and assessment. Assessment is normally through on-the-job observation and other evidence gathering techniques. Candidates provide evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the NZQA standards. Assessors test candidates' underpinning knowledge, understanding and work-based performance to make sure they can demonstrate competence in the workplace.
This process is fully compatible and comparable with the South African process with the exception that New Zealand has some unit standards with the requirement of being performed "under supervision". This is contrary to outcomes based learning and development principles. It is also difficult to think it feasible that level 2 will be a legitimate exit level qualification.
National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (NQF Level 2) Reference 1220: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/quals/doc/1220.doc.
The credit value for the qualification National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (NQF Level 2) is 60.
The competencies listed in this qualification are as below:
Unit Number; Unit Standard Title; Level; Credit:
National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering-Mechanical) (NQF Level 2) Reference: 0903: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/nqfdocs/quals/doc/0903.doc.
The credit value for the qualification National Certificate in Engineering (General Engineering-Mechanical) (NQF Level 2) is 77.
The competencies listed in this qualification are as below:
Unit Number; Unit Standard Title; Level; Credit:
Two separate qualifications were noted and included in the research. The NQF Level 1 Qualification complements the NQF Level two Qualification and it is prudent to recognise both together.
Following the Australian Prime Minister's announcement, the responsibilities and functions of the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) have been transferred to the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).
Certificates in Australia are achieved through training and assessment. Assessment is through training provider and on-the-job observation and other evidence gathering techniques. Candidates provide evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the DEST standards. Assessors test candidates' underpinning knowledge, understanding and work-based performance confirm they can demonstrate competence in the workplace. This process is fully compatible and comparable with the South African process.
Certificate I in Engineering (NQF Level 1) (MEM10105).
Unit Code; Unit title; Points:
Certificate II in Engineering: Production Engineering (NQF Level 2) (MEM20205) does not compare well with the requirements or context of this comparison.
It appears that this comparison indicates that there are no commensurate qualifications that compare well with the generic nature of the SAQA National Certificate Fabrication (NQF Level 2). However, the Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade (Apprenticeship) will appear to satisfy the comparison in terms of a combined qualification attainment. This means that the SAQA NQF Level 2 and NQF Level 3 (combined) may be seen to be fair comparison. As an illustration of this, the Australian "NQF Level 3" qualification is indicated below.
It is also apparent that different measuring mechanisms are used. One qualification uses the point process and another uses the hour/credits process. Unlike the consistent SAQA process of measurement, this may lead to confusion.
Certificate III in Engineering: Fabrication Trade (Apprenticeship): http://www.nmit.vic.edu.au/courses/manufacturing/fab_cer3_app_a.html#top.
Unit Code; Unit title; Hours:
A direct comparison with these international qualifications indicates that the education and training focus of all the qualifications is basically the same. However, the basic construct differs in that the nomenclature is dissimilar to that used in South Africa. One has to draw the conclusion of comparison as follows:
It is not evident what the credit value for this qualification is as Australia seems to use a points system. Also, the Mandatory unit do not have a points value allocation.
|The Qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners may move from one engineering context to certain other engineering contexts (within same indu.try sector or to new industry sectors). This can be achieved by the selection of appropriate credits in the elective category. Equally, holders of other similar qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for the purpose of RPL.
Fundamental learning at this level applies to equivalent credit accrual for most engineering qualifications, NQF Level 2.
Core learning at this level may lead to credit accrual for some unit standards in the following qualifications, NQF Level 2:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors should be in possession of:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 22869, "National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication", NQF Level 2, 159 credits.
This Qualification will be replaced by Qualification 93626, which is "Occupational Certificate: Boilermaker", Level 4, 395 credits, as soon as 93626 is registered.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||243067||Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||243075||Draw and interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||12240||Form and shape sheetmetal using hand or power operated machines||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||244345||Identify fabrication materials, their characteristics and applications used in engineering||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||244342||Measure and mark off steel profiles||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Core||12239||Mechanically cut, drill and punch fabrication materials.||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||13214||Operate and monitor a drilling machine to produce simple components||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||119744||Select, use and care for engineering hand tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||12476||Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||12219||Select, use and care for engineering power tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||12481||Sling loads||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||243063||Weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position.||Level 2||NQF Level 02||15|
|Core||243072||Weld workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in the downhand position||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||9443||Work safely and use safety equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Core||12246||Assemble and mechanically join sheet, plate, tube, pipe and steel sections||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Fundamental||119463||Access and use information from texts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||9009||Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||12461||Communicate at work||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||7480||Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||12444||Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||7469||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Fundamental||9007||Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||119456||Write/present for a defined context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||117867||Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||116932||Operate a personal computer system||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||117902||Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||115101||Address workplace hazards and risks||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||116520||Apply safety, health and environmental principles and procedures in a workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||14683||Apply work site practices||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||10824||Bend a pipe by means of a hydraulic pipe bender||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||10768||Cut material by means of lancing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||116533||Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of emergency preparedness and response||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||110205||Demonstrate knowledge of the Mine Health and Safety Act, regulations and definitions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||253374||Describe the chemical industry's composition, its regulatory requirements and communication techniques||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||12465||Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||12466||Explain the individual`s role within business||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||244340||Fasten components by means of swage lock bolts (Huck bolt)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||1|
|Elective||9678||Follow basic health and safety practices underground||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||12482||Join metals using the resistance welding process||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||9268||Manage basic personal finance||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||116235||Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||12484||Perform basic fire fighting||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||12483||Perform basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||115547||Replace conveyor belt steel structures (stringers, cradles)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||10848||Replace liners in a transfer chute||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||12463||Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||14713||Use welding definitions and symbols||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||243056||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||16|
|Elective||243064||Weld carbon steel workpieces, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||15|
|Elective||115093||Control workplace hazardous substances||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||244339||Mark off and fabricate sections using the contour marker method||Level 3||NQF Level 03||9|
|Elective||243053||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in all positions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||10|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|63809||National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Chemical Boiler Making||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 2||NQF Level 02||148||CHIETA||OQSF|
|66774||National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Manufacturing and Engineering||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 2||NQF Level 02||148||MERSETA||OQSF|
|60290||National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Mining and Minerals||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 2||NQF Level 02||148||MQA||OQSF|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:|
|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.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Accredited Provider|
|60290||National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication: Mining and Minerals||
1. ADCORP TECHNICAL TRAINING (PTY) LTD
2. ANGLO PLATINUM - ENGINEERING SKILLS TRAINING CENTRE
3. COLLIERY TRAINING COLLEGE (PTY) LTD
4. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC
5. EXXARO COAL (PTY) LTD
6. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD