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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|58955||National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing|
|Chemical Industries SGB|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|CHIETA - Chemical Industries 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|
|24253||National Certificate: Batch Mixing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||120|
|36156||National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing Operations||Level 2||NQF Level 02||120|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
This qualification builds onto the GETC: Chemical Operations. This is a generic chemical processing qualification designed for application in a range of small to medium chemical, detergents, pesticides, herbicides, glass, FMCG, paint and surface coating, pharmaceuticals, fruit juice, base chemicals and various other processing plants.
The qualification differs from the Chemical Operations qualification in that it is not meant for large continuous processes, but rather batch and other discontinuous processes. Although the qualification refers to "chemical" processes it is also applicable to a range of non-chemical process industries, e.g. fruit juice processing, personal care products, FMCG and pharmaceutical products.
Qualifying learners will:
This competence provides the foundation needed to take responsibility for a significant operation in the chemical manufacturing industry. It also provides the basis upon which further related learning and career development can take place.
Social development and economic transformation are enhanced through efficient task performance, and career development and personal job satisfaction of processing personnel are facilitated through the learning process used to achieve the competency specified.
This qualification replaces:
The changes which have been made to the old qualifications have largely been instrumental to merge the above two qualifications into a more versatile, generic qualification. Changes also aim to address new SAQA qualification requirements, remove overlaps and gaps in the old qualification, address problems experienced with industry implementation and incorporate needs expressed by industry stakeholders.
This qualification is the second in a progression of qualifications for people working in the chemical or processing industries who need to progress beyond NQF Level 2. The qualification reflects the workplace-based common or non-specific needs that a learner requires in the chemical manufacturing industry, before progressing to learning at a higher level.
Typical learners are operating personnel working in a chemical processing plant. The chemical processing industry is well established in South Africa and its success is dependant upon the efficient production of chemical products. Achievement of this objective is largely dependant upon the competence, recognised by this qualification, of the people who operate chemical manufacturing equipment. An adequate number of people with these skills are needed to ensure that the production units in South Africa operate productively.
This qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner within the chemical manufacturing industry by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the progression and economic growth within the chemical manufacturing and maintenance fraternity.
Through the employment of competent installation personnel, employers and, in turn, the field and sub-field, have confidence that this critical work in the industry is efficiently carried out.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|This qualification has been designed as the second in a series of four qualifications for chemical process operations in the chemical and related manufacturing industry:
Embedded knowledge upon commencement of the qualification includes:
Recognition of Prior Learning:
Recognition of prior learning must be carried out in accordance with the policy and rules specified and used by the ETQA responsible for evaluation of people seeking RPL for a part of the whole qualification.
Access to the Qualification:
Access is open to anyone with access to learning opportunities and work experience on an appropriate selection of systems. The learning assumed to be in place is essential to the learning specified in this qualification. If the learner is not yet competent in this regard the shortfalls must be addressed prior to commencing with learning specified in this qualification. This is necessary to ensure the safety of the learner, co-workers, the work process and the environment.
Access for learners with disabilities is dependant on the:
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|Rules of combination:
In the compulsory Fundamental Component of the qualification, a learner must demonstrate his/her competence in the 20 credits in the field of Communication plus 16 credits in the field of Mathematical Literacy.
The unit standards in the compulsory Core Component of the qualification reflect the skills and competencies needed for building expertise in the chemical manufacturing industry. In the Core Component, the learner must demonstrate his/her competence in the total of 51 credits.
The Elective Component of the qualification is made up of the following:
NLRD ID: Compulsory Electives (Choose any two); Level; Credits:
The remaining credits must be selected from the list of unit standards indicated below to make up the 120 credits minimum requirement of the qualification.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|When the exit level outcomes for the qualifications were developed, each critical cross-field outcome and the specific skills covered by the qualification was considered and included in the exit level outcomes for the qualification so that these outcomes reflect both in an integrated manner. In terms of process, the exit level outcomes were established first and were based on a skills profile of an operator in that field at that level.
1. Understand the principles of chemistry and their applications in industry.
2. Apply safety and environmental protection procedures in the workplace.
3. Monitor and control operations in a chemical or process environment.
4. Maintain quality in a processing environment.
Critical Cross-field Outcomes:
Each critical cross-field outcome was considered in terms of its applicability to each of the specific outcomes for each unit standard. Where it was found to be applicable, the nature of the skills being developed was specified by the working group and captured in the standard.
Critical cross-field outcomes are assessed per unit standards and are part of all exit level outcomes.
Critical cross-field outcomes have been addressed by the exit level outcomes as follows:
Critical cross-field outcomes; Evident in exit level outcome:
While performing integrated industrial processing operations, qualifying learners can:
Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
|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:
The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to achieve all the exit level outcomes of this qualification.
Appropriate methods and tools must be used to assess practical, foundational and reflexive competence of the learner in all the exit level outcomes listed above, as well as to determine a learner's ability to solve problems, work in a team, organise him/herself, use applied science, and understand the implications of actions and reactions in the world as a set of related systems. Such an assessment process will determine development of the whole person, and the integration of applied knowledge and skills.
Assessors should develop, conduct, and ensure integration of, assessment by making use of a range of formative and summative assessment methods against the unit standards that make up the qualification. Combinations of applied, foundational and reflective competencies, including critical cross-field outcomes, should be assessed wherever possible.
Moderators should ensure that assessment is valid, consistent and integrated into work or learning, and that there is sufficient and authenticated evidence of learner competence against the whole qualification.
|An extensive international comparability was done which included the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Britain, European Community Chemical Operator Project and relevant African countries.
United States of America:
In the USA training for chemical process operators are generally considered as on-the-job training with some specialised multi-media and simulator training modules offered by private providers. However a small number of technical colleges offer certificate programmes which are very similar in design to the NQF Level 2 qualification.
The German qualification was seen as the best benchmarking partner due to their position as international leaders in the chemical industry in both technical and operational issues. From our firsthand experience, the training provided in this field is partially responsible for their leading position. A contributing factor that leads us to this conclusion is the international regard for German technology. The German two year "Produktionsfachkraft Chemie" (Chemical Production Specialist) qualification was used as basis for the development of the NQF Level 2 Industrial Processing qualification.
The main deviations from the German qualification are:
A comparison with the British qualification was included, because the British chemical industry is very well developed and the NVQ is an educational structure comparable to the NQF. An internet search revealed that The British Level 2 NVQ qualification in Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Petrochemical Operations provides for the following areas of specialisation: Process Operations; Process Support Services and Control Operations Process.
When compared to the British qualification, the South African NQF Level 2 qualification has a higher theory component while the British qualification is focused on job skills without any foundational science, process or equipment modules. The qualification contains compulsory core units consisting of safety, teamwork, work handover and a choice of five elective units ranging from processing operations, maintenance of equipment, packaging, transfer of material, to quality management.
European Community Chemical Operator project:
The European Community Project (Leonardo da Vinci) is aimed at establishing common educational and outcomes specifications for chemical operators in the European Union. At this stage of the project, their outcomes are virtually identical to ours, but standards have not yet been set to indicate how these outcomes would be achieved.
The Australian processing industry is of a similar size and sophistication as the South African industry. For this reason a comparison with the Australian qualification was included, as well as the AQF being an educational structure comparable to the NQF. An internet search of the AQF revealed that the Australian Certificate II in Process Plant Operations contains compulsory core units in communication, safety, quality and work procedures and it allows the learner to choose elective unit standards in domains comparable to the local qualification, e.g. operate and monitor a range of processing equipment.
Africa and SADC:
African countries with processing facilities (including SADC countries) were searched for applicable qualifications or training programmes, but no relevant qualifications are offered in any of these countries.
A comparison with the New Zealand qualification was included because the NZQA is an educational structure comparable to the NQF. The research in the NZQA showed that a Level 2 Certificate in Energy and Chemical Plant Operations (Process Operation) and a similar Level 4 Process Operation qualification are registered. Subject content is similar to that contained in the South African qualification, namely: communication, safety, quality control and equipment operation, monitoring and maintenance.
Both local and international qualifications place high emphasis on safety with a range of unit standards relating to hazards, emergencies and environmental protection included.
The Chemical Manufacturing Qualification compares well with the best international qualifications and training programmes offered. The compulsory technical content incorporated in the qualification will serve to support qualifying learners to make better informed, autonomous decisions within a more compact timeframe than most international learners and will increase transportability of the qualification considerably.
|This qualification is the second in a series of four processing qualifications and it will allow the learner a vertical progression from the introductory Chemical Operations NQF Level 1 qualification to the NQF Level 3 Chemical Operations qualification and culminate in the NQF Level 4 Chemical Operations qualification.
Vertical articulation within the processing industry can occur with the following registered NQF Level 3 qualifications:
The generic knowledge and expertise obtained in this qualification enables the learner to progress horizontally in a range of other processing operations or to develop a career where knowledge of process operations is necessary.
Horizontal articulation within the processing industry can occur with the following registered NQF Level 2 qualifications:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|In order to assess this qualification, the assessor needs:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces the following qualifications:
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||115188||Apply environmental protection procedures||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||120402||Demonstrate an understanding of introductory principles of chemistry and physics||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||246474||Demonstrate understanding of process plant technology||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||246479||Monitor and control product parameters in a manufacturing environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||244082||Monitor plant and equipment in a process environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||244073||Receive, handle and store hazardous chemicals safely||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||244079||Respond to emergencies in a process environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Core||244083||Solve operating problems using relevant technologies||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||110007||Weigh raw materials for product manufacture in a chemical manufacturing environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|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||9008||Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Fundamental||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|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||120410||Clean and sanitise food manufacturing equipment and surfaces manually||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||113924||Apply basic business ethics in a work environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||244076||Apply elementary statistical process control principles||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||244071||Apply sampling theory and practice||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||244080||Apply standard operating procedures in a process environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||114974||Apply the basic skills of customer service||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||114981||Capture numerical and text information on an electronic database||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||120405||Clean and sanitise a fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) processing system using an automated cleaning-in-place (CIP) system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||110300||Clean inspect and lubricate a production machine, and repair minor faults||Level 2||NQF Level 02||9|
|Elective||120238||Collate and shrink-wrap packaged products using automated wrapping equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||246482||Control the activities of a small chemical manufacturing business||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||114639||Control waste or effluent water in a manufacturing environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||14804||Demonstrate knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices in a Chemical Manufacturing enviroment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||244078||Demonstrate understanding of a work permit system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119666||Determine financial requirements of a new venture||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||119673||Identify and demonstrate entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||9599||Lift and move material and equipment by means of a forklift||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||246478||Maintain the integrity of a sensitive manufacturing environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||244075||Maintain the quality of products in a production environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||119668||Manage business operations||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||119674||Manage finances for a new venture||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||119672||Manage marketing and selling processes of a new venture||Level 2||NQF Level 02||7|
|Elective||116235||Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||242981||Operate defined purpose lift trucks||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||110012||Operate Equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||12207||Operate moving equipment to stack, de-stack and position materials||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||246477||Package manufactured products using an automated or semi-automated packaging machine||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||114936||Participate effectively in a team or group||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||119670||Produce a business plan for a new venture||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||246476||Produce formulated industrial and consumer products||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||119744||Select, use and care for engineering hand tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||110299||Transfer bulk solids||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||113877||Understand fundamentals of electricity||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||244081||Understand the properties and applications of materials in a processing environment.||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||116937||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based spreadsheet application to create and edit spreadsheets||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||117924||Use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-based word processor to format documents||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||9322||Work in a team||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||119558||Work with, use and care for materials and resources which can impact on health and the environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Elective||244095||Dismantle, assemble and install basic components in a process environment||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||116714||Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work||Level 3||NQF Level 03||4|
|Elective||120239||Monitor critical control points (CCPs) as an integral part of a hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) system||Level 3||NQF Level 03||6|
|Elective||244094||Perform and support maintenance functions||Level 3||NQF Level 03||5|
|Elective||14774||Prepare batches of material using an integrated batch mixing plant||Level 3||NQF Level 03||20|
|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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