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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Occupational Certificate: Electrician|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|91761||Occupational Certificate: Electrician|
|Development Quality Partner - LG SETA|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|QCTO - Quality Council for Trades and Occupations||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Occupational Certificate||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Electrical Infrastructure Construction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||360||Not Applicable||NQF Level 04||Regular-ELOAC|
|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|
|63889||Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering||Level 4||NQF Level 04||130||Complete|
|72072||Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Chemical||Level 4||NQF Level 04||130||Complete|
|72070||Further Education and Training Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction||Level 4||NQF Level 04||130||Complete|
|23625||National Certificate: Electrical||Level 4||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4||301||Complete|
|20420||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering||Level 4||NQF Level 04||120||Complete|
|20418||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering||Level 2||NQF Level 02||120||Complete|
|48474||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering||Level 4||Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4||134||Complete|
|48473||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering||Level 2||NQF Level 02||143||Complete|
|63790||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering||Level 3||NQF Level 03||133||Complete|
|48475||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering||Level 3||NQF Level 03||127||Complete|
|20419||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering||Level 3||NQF Level 03||120||Complete|
|63789||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering||Level 2||NQF Level 02||140||Complete|
|72074||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Chemical||Level 3||NQF Level 03||133||Complete|
|67431||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Chemical||Level 2||NQF Level 02||140||Complete|
|72073||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction||Level 3||NQF Level 03||133||Complete|
|67430||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Electrical Construction||Level 2||NQF Level 02||140||Complete|
|72071||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Mining||Level 3||NQF Level 03||133||Complete|
|67429||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Mining and Minerals||Level 2||NQF Level 02||140||Complete|
|72080||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Transport||Level 3||NQF Level 03||133||Complete|
|67434||National Certificate: Electrical Engineering: Transport||Level 2||NQF Level 02||140||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as an Electrician.
Electricians plan, prepare install, test, connect, commission, maintain, alter and repair electrical equipment, wiring and control systems and apply the knowledge and skills obtained, in a variety of contexts.
A qualified learner will be able to:
The Occupational Certificate: Electrician was developed with the full participation of the Metal and Chemical Industries, Mining, Railways, Electrical Contractors Authority, Agricultural Sector, Eskom, South African Navy, Further Education and Training Colleges and Municipalities. The development of this qualification will ensure that the training of Artisan learners will consistently produce Artisans that can fully function within all the sectors mentioned. Once qualified the mobility of Artisans between sectors will significantly be improved.
The entry requirements of the Qualification will allow learners leaving the general schooling system after Grade 9 to gain access to the qualification. Electricians qualified through this qualification will be able to plan, prepare, install, maintain, commission and fault find a range of equipment and systems within a variety of electrical installations in the construction, manufacturing, chemical, energy, mining, municipal, agricultural and railway environments. The work experience modules were written to reflect all the different contexts that were prevalent in the various sectors and is aimed at producing an individual that is fully competent within the range of this curriculum.
Various specialisation areas where a learner must first be qualified as a electrician were identified within the areas of metering, high voltage and medium voltage (HV and MV), live work, hazardous areas, medium and high voltage cable jointing, switching and protection.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
NQF Level 1 qualification with Mathematics and Science.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
RPL for access to the external integrated summative assessment: Accredited providers and approved workplaces must apply the internal assessment criteria specified in the related curriculum document to establish and confirm prior learning. Accredited providers and workplaces must confirm prior learning by issuing a statement of result or certifying a work experience record.
RPL for access to the qualification: Accredited providers and approved workplaces may recognise prior learning against the relevant access requirements.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|This qualification is made up of the following compulsory Knowledge and Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of Credits for Knowledge Modules: 91.
Practical Skill Modules:
Total number of Credits for Practical Skill Modules: 113.
This qualification also requires the following Work Experience Modules:
Total number of credits for Work Experience Modules: 156.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. The ability to plan and prepare work site, equipment, tools, consumables and materials for electrical activities and operations.
2. The ability to install, wire and connect electrical equipment and control systems.
3. The ability to test and inspect electrical equipment, control systems and installations.
4. The ability to commission control systems and installations.
5. The ability to maintain and repair electrical equipment, control systems and installations.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
|Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and associated assessment criteria.
The external assessment model requires that the external assessment will be conducted through practical task at an accredited trade test centre. The examination and practical tasks will be concluded at an accredited assessment centre and marked by registered assessors. The trade test will be conducted over a period of two working days.
|This International comparability study was undertaken to examine a selected number of electrical trades/occupations, including their levels of qualifications and related curricula. The purpose is to provide baseline information towards benchmarking of the electrical curricula under development for all sectors in South Africa.
The review included 5 countries: Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa. New Zealand and Australia were considered to be particularly the most appropriate countries with which to compare with South Africa. Amongst the Southern African Development Community (SADC) there are countries which align with the United Kingdom's model of Vocational Education and Training (VET), through the London City and Guilds qualification framework and the National Vocational Qualification system (NVQ). Despite the fact that SADC countries are not as industrialised as the United Kingdom, it could be concluded that countries using the British qualifications compare favourably to similar South African qualifications as discussed under the U.K. section. In all SADC countries researched, none currently have an active training infrastructure in electrical engineering.
The findings reveal that the South African Occupational Electrical qualification is generally comparable to what is found in the chosen countries. The comparison mainly extends to the qualifications awarded, level of qualification, modes of delivery and, to some extent, the contents of the curricula. South Africa was found to generally have more detailed curricula. The difficulty in comparing curricula is that units/unit standards are shared between qualifications from levels 2-5 in the reviewed countries thus a direct comparison on the higher levels become skewed.
In the study it become apparent that the qualifications that were inspected in the selected countries were broken down into smaller units pitched between the levels 2-5. In terms of content the South African qualification compared favourably to the other qualifications/programmes.
|This Occupational Certificate articulates horizontally with other occupations with cross-cutting credits in the Knowledge Specifications.
The learner with this qualification should be able to articulate vertically with Higher Certificates in the Electrical or other related fields at NQF Level 5.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Accreditation of providers will be done against the criteria as reflected in the relevant curriculum on the QCTO website.
The curriculum title and code is: Occupational Certificate: Electrician: 671101000.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2015.|
|This Qualification replaces the following Qualifications:
This qualification covers the following recorded trades:
Qualifying for external assessment:
In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience.
Foundational learning competence is a pre-requisite for the awarding this qualification.
This qualification does not have any associated part qualifications.
The learner must be age 16 and over.
|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:|
|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.
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