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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Telecommunications for Customer Premises Equipment|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|78963||National Certificate: Telecommunications for Customer Premises Equipment|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|MICTS - Media, Information and Communication Technologies 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||120||Level 2||NQF Level 02||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 replaces:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|21798||Certificate: Telecommunications for Customer Premises Equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||120|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|Purpose of the qualification:
Learners assessed competent against this qualification will be able to install and maintain basic Customer Premises Equipment within the Telecommunications Industry. Depending on the selection of the electives, the learners will be able to provide support and train customers, organise resources, schedule activities, conduct periodic quality testing and recover customer equipment. The learners will also be able to perform work in the fixed-line work environment.
Rationale for the qualification:
This qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the Telecommunications Industry as expressed by stakeholders. This qualification provides the learner with accessibility to be employed within the Telecommunications Industry. The qualification also provides the learner with flexibility to articulate in the Telecommunications environment with a wide variety of specialisation options and articulation within the Telecommunications Industry, Information Technology and Electronic Industry.
The level of flexibility within the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue a career as a specialist as an installer and maintainer of basic CPE. The competencies achieved from the electives will serve as foundational knowledge and skills relevant to other disciplines.
The most important need for this qualification is to provide recognition for prior learning. There are no registered CPE qualifications for the industry on NQF level 2. CPE equipment is installed, maintained, upgraded and programmed on a daily basis. Training is currently not provided against nationally recognised qualifications.
This qualification will promote portability and accessibility within the Telecommunications, Electronic and Information Technology environment.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|Knowledge, comprehension and application of language, mathematics, natural science at NQF level 2, the cabling and wiring on telecommunications networks for CPE, installation and maintenance of basic customer premises equipment, principles of electronics / electricity, occupational health & safety practices and computer literacy.
Recognition of prior learning
This qualification may be achieved in part or whole through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. RPL will be conducted according to the guidelines and policies as stipulated by SAQA and the relevant ETQA. "Moderation" explains further.
|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 120 credits as detailed below.
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 36 credits all of which are compulsory.
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 50 credits all of which are compulsory.
For the achievement of the minimum 120 credits required, learners are required to do at least 34 credits in the elective component.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Install, maintain and recover basic Customer Premises Equipment.
2. Provide customer training and support on basic Customer Premises Equipment.
3. Organise resources and schedule activities in terms of installation and maintenance of basic Customer Premises Equipment.
4. Conduct quality testing and inspection on installations and maintenance of basic Customer Premises Equipment.
5. Operate basic test equipment and perform a functional equipment test.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Integrated Assessment Criteria:
The practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies demonstrated for the group of unit standards in this qualification must proof that the whole competence is more than the sum of the parts of the competencies.
Oral or written questioning regarding the reflective competencies within the qualification is essential. 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 through a method of oral or written questioning, a case study can also be used to determine the person`s development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
The preparation, planning, conducting and concluding telecommunications related installations, maintenance, planning, design and quality assurance can be assessed in one application.
Applicable assessment tool(s) must be used to establish the foundational, reflective and embedded knowledge to problem solving and application of the world as a set of related systems within the Telecommunications environment.
A detailed portfolio of evidence is required to proof the practical, applied and foundational competencies of the learner.
Assessors and moderators should develop and conduct their own integrated assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods. Assessors should assess and give credit for the evidence of learning that has already been acquired through formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience.
Unit standards in the qualification must be used to assess specific and critical cross-field outcomes. During integrated assessments the assessor should make use of formative and summative assessment methods and assess combinations of practical, applied, foundational and reflective competencies.
|The following facets were the focus of national and international benchmarking, which occurred continuously throughout the Project:
Standards and qualifications that have been used for benchmarking thus far:
It is the TSGB`s intent to continue benchmarking with other countries and other relevant unit standards within South Africa. Benchmarking with the United Kingdom will be pursued.
Benchmarking with international qualifications becomes difficult because the methodology of how they developed qualifications is not known. The content does not apply to the NQF. Australia has similar qualifications.
|This qualification has been developed for professional practice across the Telecommunications Industry. The intent is to ensure professionalism within the Telecommunications Industry and ensuring the increase of occupational performance standards in general.
The qualification is applicable to micro and macro businesses. The qualification builds on other certificates from a range of sub-sectors and will provide articulation with a range of qualifications in both Management, Information Technology and service areas of practice.
|Moderation must include internal and external moderation of assessments. Internal and external moderation systems must ensure that all assessors produce assessments that are credible, fair, reliable and practicable.
Internal and external moderation systems must provide learning opportunities that are transparent, affordable and enhancing development in the field and sub-field of the Framework.
The accredited provider with the relevant ETQA must be able to provide internal moderation.
External moderation will be done by the relevant ETQA according to the particular ETQA`s policies and guidelines (now in process to be developed and finalised at the different ETQA`s) for assessment and moderation.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against unit standards:
Assessment should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 21798, "Certificate: Telecommunications for Customer Premises Equipment", Level 2, 120 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||10500||Install single line customer premises equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||10493||Operate basic test equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||1|
|Core||10449||Perform a functional test on basic customer premises equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||10560||Perform maintenance on basic customer premises equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||10471||Perform indoor wiring and cabling for CPE||Level 3||NQF Level 03||12|
|Core||10467||Perform a quality installation inspection||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Core||10450||Prepare site for installation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|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||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||119460||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|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||10554||Perform periodic quality testing of new or enhanced basic customer premises equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||10447||Organise resources||Level 3||NQF Level 03||11|
|Elective||10451||Provide advice and support to customer||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||10452||Recover customer equipment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||10453||Schedule customer equipment installation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Elective||12311||Train customers on new and/or enhanced products||Level 5||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5||16|
|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.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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