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

Further Education and Training Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48919  Further Education and Training Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Measurement, Control and Instrumentation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
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  160  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Regular-Unit Stds Based 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 0160/05  2007-09-18  2009-04-08 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2010-04-08   2013-04-08  

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
65630  Further Education and Training Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  134   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Qualifying learners will gain competencies that will promote professionalism in this sub field by being able to:
  • Maintain instrumentation equipment in a process control loop.
  • Apply faultfinding techniques on instrumentation equipment and process control loops.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of process communication systems.

    Rationale for the qualification

    The need for this qualification has been established by this economic sector. This qualification is aimed at learners who wish to enter this field of economic activity as well as learners who are already in this field and have gained experience in this sub field and wish to receive formal recognition of their experience. This qualification serves as a basis for learners who wish to follow this career path and forms the basis for further development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • This qualification assumes that the candidate has a NQF Level 3 Certificate in Measurement Control and Instrumentation.

    Or

    The candidate must prove competence in terms of the NQF Level 3 qualification and learning in preparation for this qualification should include the aspects of:
  • Language, mathematics, literacy and numeracy.
  • Science and Measurement Control and Instrumentation technology.
  • Teamwork.
  • Dexterity and technical aptitude.

    Qualifying candidates will have the ability to:
  • Articulate to the level 5 qualification.
  • Perform maintenance tasks.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    This qualification may be obtained through RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed on the mechanism to be used and support and guidance should be provided. Care should be taken that the mechanism used provides the learner with an opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    N/A 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. The ability to maintain process control systems.
    2. The ability to maintain Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
    3. Understand Process Communication Systems.
    4. Maintain and support procedures to solve a variety of problems, both familiar and unfamiliar, within a Measurement, Control and Instrumentation field. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
  • Prepare for maintaining process control systems.
  • Diagnose faults in process control systems.
  • Repair equipment in process control systems.
  • Calibrate equipment with an understanding of the quality of measurement in process control systems.
  • Establish normal conditions after completion of maintenance.

    2.
  • Install PLC hardware.
  • Diagnose faults on PLC hardware.
  • Repair PLC hardware.
  • Establish normal conditions after completion.

    3.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the hierarchical industrial network structure.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Process Communication protocols, interfaces and mediums.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of network addressing.

    4.
  • Solutions to problems are based on a clear analysis of information gathered through diagnostic procedures.
  • Procedures are modified to respond to unfamiliar problems where appropriate.
  • Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to familiar and unfamiliar problems arising in the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation field.
  • All actions related to problem solving are accurately recorded for future reference.

    Integrated assessment

    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.

    Some assessment aspects will demand practical demonstration while others may not. In some case inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.

    Since this is a foundational qualification, 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. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority National Certificate in Industrial Measurement and Control and the Diploma in Instrumentation and Control Engineering registered on the Australian NQF. in terms of specific outcomes, assessment criteria notional hours and degree of difficulty and the qualifications compare favorably. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This is the third qualification in a series from NQF level 2 through NQF level 3, 4 and 5. This series of qualifications can articulate directly to learning programmes and qualifications in the Measurement, Control and Instrumentation field. It also opens the possibility for further learning in the sub-field of Engineering and related design. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • A person assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement if this Qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQAs policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification. 

  • CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    All assessors need to be Subject Matter Experts, qualified one level higher and registered with the relevant ETQA. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 65630, which is "Further Education and Training Certificate: Measurement, Control and Instrumentation", Level 4, 134 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  113901  Demonstrate an understanding of process communication systems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  116086  Demonstrate an understanding of the factors influencing the quality of measurement  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Core  116084  Demonstrate an understanding of the Principles of Process Control Loops  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  116046  Fault find and repair Equipment associated with Final Control Elements  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  116082  Fault find and repair Flow Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  116050  Fault find and repair Level Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  116052  Fault find and repair Pressure Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  116056  Fault find and repair Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  116068  Fault find and repair Temperature Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Core  116042  Maintain process control loops  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9015  Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7784  Communicate in a business environment  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8974  Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    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 
    Fundamental  8975  Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  7468  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  114963  Write a variety of texts in X  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Fundamental  8976  Write for a wide range of contexts  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
    Elective  116061  Fault find and repair Analytical Equipment  Level 4  NQF Level 04  10 
    Elective  116059  Maintain Specialized Sensing Devices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  15 


    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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