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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|49753||General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice|
|SGB Electrical Engineering & Construction|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|EWSETA - Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority||OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework|
|National Certificate||Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction||Electrical Infrastructure Construction|
|ABET BAND||MINIMUM CREDITS||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||QUAL CLASS|
|Undefined||130||Level 1||NQF Level 01||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|
|20417||Certificate: General Education and Training: Basic Technical Practice: Energy||Level 1||NQF Level 01||120|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This entry- level qualification reflects the workplace-based needs of the Energy sector, expressed by employers and employees, for now and in the future. This qualification improves the employability of learners within the energy industries and provides flexibility to pursue different careers within the sector.
The qualification specifies the key skills, knowledge and values required to participate in learning processes within a formal work environment. While acquiring a strong core background to the world of work in a technical environment, the level of flexibility within the range of electives will allow the individual to pursue a career within any chosen field in the energy industry.
All technical sectors require workers at a wide range of levels and this qualification will meet the needs of learners at entry levels as well as provide them with the knowledge and skills required for further learning. All of the NQF Level 2 technical and occupational qualifications assume some learning at NQF Level 1. This qualification formalises those assumptions. In doing so, it provides a range of qualifying learners with access to further learning at NQF Levels 2 and beyond in the fields or sub-disciplines of these technical sectors. As an example, in the Energy Sector, a career path can be followed in Electrical Engineeringon completion of this qualification:
For those who have acquired experience in the workplace, the qualification represents part of the RPL process to acknowledge workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education or training. For the unemployed or first time workers it provides an introduction to the world of work and an opportunity to acquire vocational skills and values which will enhance the employability of the learner. It will also redress some disparities in terms of employment and skilled personnel remuneration in the technical fields.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are competent in the following:
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 on the mechanisms to be used and provided with sufficient support and guidance to prepare for the assessment process.
Care should be taken that the mechanism used for RPL provides the learner with the opportunity to demonstrate competence and is not so onerous as to prevent learners from taking up the RPL option to gain this qualification. This qualification will also allow for the design of top-up courses, or additional experience based on gaps identified during an initial assessment process.
Access to the qualification:
The ability to distinguish colour is crucial for a person entering an electrical sub-field. Entry is open to any learner bearing in mind the above-mentioned physical requirement and the learning assumed to be in place.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|The rules of combination for this Qualification:
The Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components are broken down as follows:
Fundamental Unit Standards:
The "Communication " category contains 23 Credits. The "Mathematics Literacy 'category contains 20 credits and "Science and Technology" and "world of Work" categories together contain 11 Credits. This amounts to 54 Credits for the Fundamental component of the Qualification. All the fundamental Unit Standards are compulsory.
Core Unit Standards:
This amounts to 46 credits. All the Core Unit Standards are compulsory.
Elective Unit Standards:
A minimum of 30 Credits must be done from the Elective component.
A minimum of 130 Credits must be done to achieve a Certificate.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Understand and adhere to safe working practices, select and use appropriate tools and equipment, follow instructions and use diagrammatic guides under supervision.
2. Work to acceptable standards, evaluate quality of own work and utilise efficient time management, study and self-management skills.
3 .Describe and explain general business principles and practices at a basic level, understand common workplace processes and apply basic problem solving techniques within a defined context.
4. Describe and explain, the procedures, legislation and policies that govern a specific working environment and explain understanding of technologies applied in the energy environment, alternative forms of energy, energy efficiency and terminology.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
(Note: Assessment must be carried out in situ)
Integrated assessment at the level of this qualification will evaluate the learner's capacity to integrate concepts, actions and ideas across a range of activities and knowledge domains.
The integrated assessment must specifically evaluate the learner's ability to:
This will require assessment methodologies which will include demonstration and oral and written responses, both summative and formative, and evidence of these in the form of portfolios or projects.
Since this is a foundational qualification, the learner must show sufficient evidence to apply the fundamental learning skills both in the workplace and in other contexts.
This assessment should also ensure that learners are assessed for the critical outcomes.
Learners should be given access to the RPL process to acknowledge workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education or training.
|This Qualification was benchmarked against international standards and Qualifications. The Unit Standards on which this Qualification is based were compared with Unit Standards from New Zealand, Australia and Scotland in terms of their range of Qualifications used as entry level to the technical related industries. An attempt was made to make a comparison with the SADC countries, but no information on this could be found.
This Qualification has been designed for use as an entry level for General Education and Training in all technical industries and is pitched at a very basic level, preparing learners for a career path in a technical field. The closest similarity found is the German 'Berufsgrundbildungjahr', which serves as a preparation year for entering into Apprenticeships.
The focus of the Core Units Standards compares very well with similar international Standards. The upliftment of literacy, numeracy and social skills have been emphasised more in the fundamental requirement of this Qualification to redress past inequalities. More Fundamental credits are therefore needed for this Qualification than what is required for related international entry levels.
The core-and elective Unit Standards of this Qualification are more focused on the practical application, with the theoretical requirements built into the embedded knowledge. Only a few standards focus on theory, but are written more generically than those of the other countries. The international Qualifications on the other hand, included more knowledge-based Unit Standards with fewer credits linked to them.
This qualification compares well in terms of addressing minimum levels of literacy and numeracy whilst promoting lifelong learning. It is also unique in that it combines an introduction to the world of work with occupational skills standards.
This qualification has been designed as a broad - based foundation for a wide range of occupational and workplace based qualifications. The learner will acquire general technical skills that will enable the individual to pursue different careers and also facilitate articulation within the engineering industries.
Vertical articulation is possible with:
Anyone wishing to be assessed against this Qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|Anyone assessing a learner against this qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
Assessors must have a technical knowledge of an engineering or electrical occupation context. They should also have sufficient expertise to assess communication, numeracy, technology and business processes.
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 20417, "Certificate: General Education and Training: Basic Technical Practice: Energy", Level 1, 120 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||110075||Apply basic fire fighting techniques||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||116511||Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Core||13995||Demonstrate an understanding of contracts and their sources||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Core||14569||Demonstrate an understanding of how to participate effectively in the workplace||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||13165||Describe the properties of materials found in the workplace and describe their impact on the environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Core||13174||Identify and discuss inappropriate behaviours in the workplace||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Core||119831||Mark off and cut out shapes using a template||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||12512||Practice environmental awareness||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Core||13172||Understand the employer/employee relationship||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Core||7461||Use maps to access and communicate information concerning routes, location and direction||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Core||113860||Demonstrate an understanding of the uses and safety aspect associated with flammable energy sources||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||10252||Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||8420||Operate in a team||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||10255||Select, use and care for power tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||7509||Apply basic concepts and principles in the natural sciences||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||14084||Demonstrate an understanding of and use the numbering system||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Fundamental||12462||Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions for a variety of purposes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||12471||Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn (revised)||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||110083||Process, analyse and communicate numerical data||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Fundamental||12469||Read and respond to a range of text types||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||14098||Understand and use energy in technological product and systems||Level 1||NQF Level 01||1|
|Fundamental||12535||Understand the world of work||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Fundamental||7453||Use algebraic notation, conventions and terminology to solve problems||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Fundamental||7450||Work with measurement in a variety of contexts||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Fundamental||7448||Work with patterns in various contexts||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Fundamental||7447||Working with numbers in various contexts||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Fundamental||12470||Write for a variety of different purposes||Level 1||NQF Level 01||6|
|Elective||9839||Apply and maintain safety in an electrical environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Elective||119304||Compile a portfolio of evidence for assessment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||119832||Construct and wire basic electrical circuits||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||14111||Demonstrate an understanding of how scientific skills and knowledge could contribute to sustainable use of resources||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||14445||Frame and implement an individual action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||13167||Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||119835||Install and maintain poles||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||119833||Install cables||Level 1||NQF Level 01||7|
|Elective||119834||Install under-surface wireways and draw in conductors||Level 1||NQF Level 01||8|
|Elective||14014||Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||13617||Select, use and maintain specialised tools for reticulation network construction||Level 1||NQF Level 01||2|
|Elective||10567||Transport personnel, material and equipment using Light Delivery Vehicle||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||8202||Use basic hand-skills||Level 1||NQF Level 01||5|
|Elective||119074||Erect and dismantle scaffolding||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||10254||Maintain electrical distribution boards, panels and enclosures||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||113861||Maintain servitudes, wayleaves and clearances||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||113877||Understand fundamentals of electricity||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|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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