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

National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
21004  National Certificate: Automotive Component Manufacturing and Assembly 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Manufacturing and Assembly Processes 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  134  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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  2005-11-01  2008-11-01 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-01   2012-11-01  

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
71950  National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  123  Complete 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
The purpose of the qualification is to provide learners, education and training providers and employers with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively within the automotive component manufacturing environment and meet the challenges of such an environment.

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in operating and monitoring manufacturing machinery and assembling components and working in enterprises using such processes.

The chief skills that are recognised in this qualification are assembling components and recognising and responding to changes in the manufacturing of components. This capability requires an understanding of quality requirements and monitoring material flow. Hand skills play a small role in this qualification.

Qualified learners will also understand:
  • the basics of how a business functions
  • their role in the business, i.e. in production and related activities
  • how they are affected by legislation, regulations, agreements and policies related to their particular work environment.

    With this understanding learners will be able to participate in workplace activities.

    Qualifying learners will also be able to relate what they see and experience to scientific and technological principles and concepts. They will also understand how they should operate within the legislative, safety and quality systems that govern their workplace.

    What learners achieve in this qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will engage more directly in the production processes.


    Rationale for the qualification:

    The automotive component industry is characterized by a sophisticated high-volume manufacturing process within a competitive and challenging environment. The manufactured and assembled components have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer requirements. In addition the industry has to respond to competition from exports, export markets, on-going development of new products as the result of changing customer needs and environmental issues. This means that people working in the industry require a range of skills and knowledge to help them respond to the exacting quality requirements and ongoing change.

    This is the first qualification in a series for learners who want to follow a career in automotive component manufacturing and assembly processes. This series of qualifications reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding required to participate effectively in the industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations.

    For those who have been in the workplace for a long time, this qualification represents part of the RPL process to acknowledge workplace skills acquired without the benefit of formal education or training.

    For the new entrant, this qualification recognises the applied competence needed by a productive person in a structured workplace.

    The qualification also forms the basis for further development. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    This qualification assumes learners have a General Education and Training Certificate at NQF level 1, or alternatively, ABET qualifications.

    If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification would also have to include:
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Basic concepts of science and technology


    Recognition of prior learning:

    This qualification may be obtained through a process of RPL. The learner should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and support provided to assist in the process of developing a portfolio. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    Fundamental: 54 credits
    Core: 68 credits
    Elective: The learner must choose a minimum of 12 credits from the Elective unit standards. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the manufacturing and assembly process and an ability to produce automotive components that meet quality and output requirements, working safely and in an environmentally aware manner.

    2. Recognise and respond to routine problems related to tools, equipment and material supply in the manufacturing and assembly process.

    3. Understand and use appropriate tools and equipment to:
  • Make simple adjustments or changes to equipment and assemblies
  • Convey (move, lift) materials or components

    4. Communicate with peers and members of supervisory/management levels by demonstrating the ability to summarise information and express opinions on given information in spoken or written form.

    5. Demonstrate an understanding of options for further learning in this or a related field of learning and preparation requirements for such learning. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.1 Output and quality requirements met.
    1.2 Product is finished and packaged to required standards.
    1.3 Safe working practices are adhered to.
    1.4 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to the manufacturing and assembly process relevant to the outcomes.

    2.1 Responses are appropriate to the nature of the problem.
    2.2 Problems are accurately reported to relevant personnel in a timely manner.
    2.3 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to routine problems in the manufacturing and assembly of automotive components.

    3.1 Adjustments or changes are appropriate.
    3.2 Downtime is minimised.
    3.3 No material or product is damaged or its quality compromised.
    3.4 Quality, safety and environmental procedures are followed.

    4.1 Communication is regular and ongoing.
    4.2 Information is clear and accurate and conveyed in a timely manner.
    4.3 Relationships with peers and supervisory./management levels are established and functioning.

    5.1 Options are explained.
    5.2 Preparation requirements are explained.
    5.3 Learning plan is developed.


    Integrated Assessment:

    The integrated assessment must be based on a summative assessment guide. The guide will spell out how the assessor will assess different aspects of the performance and will include:
  • Observing the learner at work (both in the primary activity as well as other interactions)
  • Asking questions and initiating short discussions to test understanding
  • Looking at records and reports in the portfolio and reviewing previous assessments

    The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process or preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner with the approach being taken.

    While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other areas of endeavour may be introduced if pertinent to any of the exit-level outcomes.

    The assessment process should cover both the explicit tasks required for the qualification as well as the understanding of the concepts and principles which underpin the activities and the manufacturing process. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes have been advanced by the learning process. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    This qualification was compared to other, similar outcomes-based qualifications, certifications or skills standards in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and the United States. Its outcomes correspond. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    The qualification has been designed and structured so that qualifying learners can move from one context to another. 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.

    Equally holders of other qualifications may be evaluated against this qualification for purpose of RPL. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderators for the qualification should be qualified and accredited with an appropriate Education, Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) and have a qualification in manufacturing, preferably in automotive component manufacturing and assembly.

    To assure the quality of the assessment process the moderation should cover one of more of the following:
    1. Assessor credentials
    2. The assessment instrument
    3. The assessment process (including preparation and post-assessment feedback)

    Where assessment and moderation are taking place in sectors other than the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services, assessment and moderation should be in terms of a Memorandum of Understanding negotiated with the MERS ETQA 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:

    1. Appropriate qualification in the field of manufacturing and assembly - with a minimum of 4 years in an automotive component manufacturing and assembly environment. The subject matter experience of the assessor can be established by recognition of prior learning.

    2. Appropriate experience and understanding of assessment theory, processes and practices.

    3. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to balance the conflicting requirements of:
  • Maintaining national standards
  • The interests of the learner
  • The need for transformation and redressing the legacies of the past
  • The cultural background and language of the learner

    4. Registration as an assessor with the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA.

    5. Any other criteria required by the MERS ETQA or any other relevant ETQA. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 71950, which is "National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly", Level 2, 123 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9877  Assemble components  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  9878  Complete post-production and finishing operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  12466  Explain the individual`s role within business  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9876  Operate and monitor machinery  Level 2  NQF Level 02  12 
    Core  9880  Perform basic welding/joining of metals  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9879  Use and care for tools and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  9322  Work in a team  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  9443  Work safely and use safety equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8963  Access and use information from texts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    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 
    Fundamental  13217  Collect and use information  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12461  Communicate at work  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8962  Maintain and adapt oral communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9268  Manage basic personal finance  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  12463  Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  8964  Write for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14445  Frame and implement an individual action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  13222  Deal with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9881  Mark off basic regular engineering shapes  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12484  Perform basic fire fighting  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9919  Prepare metal surfaces  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9882  Read and interpret basic engineering drawings  Level 2  NQF Level 02 


    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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