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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing Technical Maintenance|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49646||Further Education and Training Certificate: Manufacturing Technical Maintenance|
|SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|AgriSETA - Agriculture SETA||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|Further Ed and Training Cert||Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation||Secondary Agriculture|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||169||Level 4||NQF Level 04||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 does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification.
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
A learner assessed as competent against this qualification, will be able to fault find, dismantle and repair and maintain equipment and machinery in a wide cross-section of sectors e.g. the Sugar Manufacturing and Refining industry. They will have enhanced communication skills as it pertains to the individual. All of these will contribute to the operational efficiency of the sector in which they operate.
In addition the learners will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of manufacturing, or to strive towards welding, electrical, instrumentation and manufacturing unit standards and practice at higher levels.
The emphasis of the learning becomes more focussed at this level, after a broad multi-skilled base in the NQF Level 2 and 3 qualifications. The individual skills acquired are required in a range of industries such as manufacturing and processing sectors. The choice of electives will enable the learner to apply the knowledge and skills obtained in a specific industry or sector.
The current emphasis in many industries is on multi-skilling as it is believed to enhance the employability of the individual. This qualification will enable the learner to acquire recognised competencies relevant to a wide range of industries and sectors.
The qualifying learner will operate in areas of activities such as routine maintenance of electrical and mechanical machinery in a range of manufacturing sectors. The learner will engage in activities such as the installation and repairs of basic electrical, instrumentation and mechanical machinery.
This is the third qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in the field of manufacturing technical maintenance. It also provides learners who have gained relevant experiences in the workplace with an opportunity to obtain credits through an RPL process.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that a learner entering a programme leading to this qualification has achieved Mathematical Literacy and Communications skills at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
Recognition of Prior Learning:
This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning and work experience. The learner should be thoroughly briefed of 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 too onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option towards gaining a qualification.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|To obtain this qualification, the learner must obtain 60 credits from fundamental, 85 credits from core and 24 credits from the elective category to total 169 credits.|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Demonstrate an understanding of and an ability to fault find, dismantle, maintain, repair and install electrical and instrumentation equipment, complex mechanical assemblies, meeting output requirements and working safely with due care for fellow workers and the environment.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of production/operation maintenance requirements and an ability to diagnose and repair faults on machinery and equipment during production/operation.
3. Communicate with peers, production personnel and members of supervisory/management levels by gathering and summarise information from a range of sources and producing coherent presentations in a prescribed format.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and preparation requirements for such learning.
5. Maintain and support procedures to solve a variety of problems, both familiar and unfamiliar, within an engineering context in a particular industry and operate within familiar and new situations, taking responsibility and making decisions.
Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
The following reflect the ways in which the Critical Cross-Field Outcomes are applicable to this qualification. Examples where these Critical Cross-Field Outcomes apply in the unit standards, as well as the manner in which they are reflected.
1. Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made.
Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made through recognising and responding to non-conforming parts.
2. Working effectively with others as a team.
Working effectively with others as a team through interacting with colleagues and team members in order to acquire required consumables, lubricants and cleaning agents.
3. Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when applying correct procedures and techniques while diagnosing and repairing faults on machinery during production.
4. Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion.
Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion when reporting on and recording information on work performed.
5. Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation through understanding and explaining the procedures of three phase AC motor control gear.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
Learners will produce evidence of the following:
If the identifying and solving of problems, team work, organising oneself, 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, a method of oral questioning or a case study should be applied to determine the whole person development and integration of applied knowledge and skills.
|The maintenance and repairs that have to be performed on the mechanical and electrical equipment in the sugar mills and associated facilities is varied and specialised. The maintenance technician must therefore have diverse skills in three specific areas:
This multi- skilling is essential in the refining environment, as the majority of repairs have to be completed timeously and "in house". These varied skills are often complementary in fault diagnostics.
Extensive searches were conducted for comparable international qualifications, but no single certificate or diploma course could be found that covers all three of the required disciplines. Instead, the international trend is towards specialisation in each field. Accordingly, the unit standards that pertain to the content of this qualification were sought and used for comparison.
The British, New Zealand and Australian unit standards are all similar in content, as these fields are extensively used in various industries. The Australian unit standards have been specifically listed as they are more descriptive than their counterparts. The unit standards that were examined and the notable similarities are:
1. Registration No AUR06670A - Service Transmissions
2. Registration No AUR06645A - Overhaul Transmissions
3. Registration No AUR1010170A - Service Braking Systems
4. Registration No AUR06166A - Repair Clutch Assemblies
5. Registration No UTPNEG178A - Perform Plant Lubrication
6. Certificate IV in Engineering No MEM40103 - Higher engineering trade
1. Registration No MEM549AA - Perform gas tungsten arc welding
1. Registration No UTENES501BA - Diagnose and rectify faults in apparatus and circuits
2. Registration No MEM103AA - Install electrical wiring and circuits
The qualification is wholly comprised of existing registered unit standards. Their validity is accordingly not in question, but rather their suitability for the effective maintenance of the plant and equipment that is typically installed in a sugar refinery. In this regard the selected unit standards are practical and will equip the learners with the required skills to effect the necessary maintenance regimes.
|The qualification has been designed and structured in such a way that it facilitates learner movement to more advanced and specialised disciplines. Employers or institutions should be able to evaluate the outcomes of this qualification against the needs of their context and structure top-up learning appropriately. This qualification forms a basis for entry into a wide cross section of industries in South Africa. This will be achieved through the multi-skilling of the learner.
The qualification also forms the basis for further learning in the field of Manufacturing Technical Maintenance where learners will engage in more complex maintenance and repair activities.
|Anyone assessing a learner against these unit standards must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of these unit standards or will assess these unit standards must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.
Therefore anyone wishing to be assessed against these unit standards may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution, which is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Assessors need experience in the following areas:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||10270||Construct Basic Electronic Circuits||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||13282||Maintain brakes and clutches||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Core||13277||Maintain lubricating systems||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Core||13327||Diagnose and repair faults on equipment and machinery during production/operation||Level 4||NQF Level 04||24|
|Core||13325||Maintain gearboxes||Level 4||NQF Level 04||10|
|Core||10278||Repair three phase AC motor control gear||Level 4||NQF Level 04||12|
|Core||12254||Weld workpieces with the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 4||NQF Level 04||25|
|Fundamental||8968||Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8969||Interpret and use information from texts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8973||Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||8970||Write texts for a range of communicative contexts||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Fundamental||9015||Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||8974||Engage in sustained oral communication and evaluate spoken texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||13224||Monitor the application of safety, health and environmental protection procedures||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||8975||Read analyse and respond to a variety of texts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||9016||Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||4|
|Fundamental||7468||Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues||Level 4||NQF Level 04||6|
|Fundamental||12153||Use the writing process to compose texts required in the business environment||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Fundamental||8976||Write for a wide range of contexts||Level 4||NQF Level 04||5|
|Elective||13296||Produce components by performing engineering milling operations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|Elective||13295||Produce components by performing engineering turning operations||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|Elective||13299||Commission assembly / machine||Level 4||NQF Level 04||8|
|Elective||12252||Develop and fabricate from complex drawings||Level 4||NQF Level 04||28|
|Elective||13328||Refurbish machines||Level 4||NQF Level 04||24|
|LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION:|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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