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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|57881||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice|
|SGB Generic Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|The individual Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary for each Learning Programme recorded against this qualification is shown in the table at the end of this report.||SFAP - Sub-framework Assignment Pending|
|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||158||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|
|24214||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice||Level 2||NQF Level 02||161||Complete|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
The purpose of this Qualification is to provide learners with the standards and the range of learning required to work effectively in the welding industry and to meet the challenges of such an environment.
This Qualification recognises the basic skills, knowledge and values acquired by learners involved in welding. The purpose of this Qualification is to develop learners who, after completion, demonstrate the ability to:
This Qualification requires that learners qualify in basic welding practice and theoretical knowledge in weld preparation, cutting and brazing.
Qualifying learners will also understand:
With this understanding, learners will be able to participate in workplace activities.
What learners achieve in this Qualification will also serve as a basis for further learning where they will further develop their skills and knowledge to include more complex welding processes, equipment and techniques.
This is the first Qualification in a learning pathway for learners who want to follow a career in welding. The qualification replaces the National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice NQF Level 2 and the interimly registered qualification - National Certificate: Chemical Welder NQF Level 2.
This Qualification focuses on developing skills and knowledge necessary to begin such a career.
The welding industry operates in a competitive and challenging environment. The finished processes have to respond to a wide variety of exacting customer and consumer requirements. In addition, the industry has to respond to international competition and environmental issues.
Welding application and practice require joining and cutting of materials that meet national and international requirements. Welding generally requires the joining of material that is subjected to considerable stress when in operation and the welding process needs to be consistent and accurate.
This Qualification forms part of a series at different levels to create opportunities for development, a career path and greater security of employment within the welding industry.
This Qualification enables learners who have gained relevant experience in the workplace to obtain credits through the RPL process.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|It is assumed that learners are already competent in:
Recognition of prior learning:
This qualification can be obtained in part or wholly through the recognition of prior learning. 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?|
The Fundamental Component consists of Unit Standards in:
All Unit Standards in the Fundamental Component are compulsory.
The Core Component consists of Unit Standards to the value of 106 credits all of which are compulsory.
The Elective Component consists of a number of specializations each with its own set of Unit Standards. Learners are to choose a specialization area and must choose Elective Unit Standards to the value of 16 credits from the Elective Unit standards listed under that specialization so as to attain a minimum of 158 credits for the Qualification.
Manufacturing and Engineering (Learning Programme ID 58534):
Chemical Welding (Learning Programme ID 59178):
Learners must do Unit Standard ID 14779 and must choose additional Elective Unit Standards from the list below to give a minimum of 16 credits for the Elective Component:
As specialisation electives are developed for Chemical Plant Installations, Mining, Food Processing Plant Installations, Building and Construction and other relevant engineering environments, they will be added here.
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Use and apply mechanical and welding technology, techniques, processes and skills, as applied in the fabrication and welding industry, using appropriate tools and measuring equipment.
2. Use and apply a variety of fillet welding, oxy-fuel cutting and oxy-fuel joining processes.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the welding industry and its productivity requirements, by applying appropriate work-procedures.
4. Communicate effectively in order to achieve personal, business and organizational objectives.
> Range: Reading and interpreting work instructions, documents and drawings; maintaining effective relationships; exploring options for further learning.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
> Range: Welding processes include Shielded metal arc welding; gas metal arc welding; gas tungsten arc welding; cored-wire welding; gas-welding.
> Range: Oxy-fuel joining and cutting processes include gas-brazing and gas-cutting of plate and structures.
Integrated assessment at the level of this Qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concept, actions and values 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 cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place.
Assessors will collect evidence of the learner`s competence by:
The learner may choose in which language s/he wants to be assessed. This should be established as part of a process of preparing the learner for assessment and familiarising the learner on the approach being taken.
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 the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.
|International comparability in welding programmes has two divergent categories:
Comparative education and training content:
It must be stated from the outset of this statement that reference to international benchmarking for this qualification series, applies only to the education and training content at specific levels between NQF 2, 3 and 4 and its measure of "appropriateness" when compared with welder training programmes internationally.
International Benchmarking was done against the contents of the International Welder Qualification as specified and prepared by the International Authorisation Board (IAB Group A, WG A3A; IAB-089-2003/EWF-452-467-480-481 Rev.3 - January 2005; expires 31st December 2007). This bechmarking was done in order to align the education and training content of this Qualification Series: National Certificate in Welding Application and Practice NQF 2 and 3 and Further Education and Training Certificate NQF 4, according to international standards.
The comparison with the training approach advocated by the International Welding Institute (IIW) through its "Bratislava Agreement" is particularly valuable, since they also lead to a European Community (EC) standard for Welding, making the International Welder Diploma equivalent to the European Welder Diploma. Participants in the "Bratislava Agreement" include the South African Institute of Welding (SAIW).
This exercise also included an investigation into the American (USA) Welding Society's (AWS) approach to introductory, intermediate and advanced education and training programmes related to welding.
African countries with manufacturing and engineering infrastructure (including SADC countries) were scanned for applicable qualifications or training programmes, but no relevant qualifications are offered in any of these countries.
Good international comparability, including similar core qualification structures and progressions from NQF Level 2 to NQF Level 3, were found in the Australian, New Zealand, British and Scottish qualifications.
A direct comparison with these international qualifications indicates that the education and training focus of all the qualifications is basically the same. The reference to level descriptors differ, in order to accommodate the NQF and outcomes-based education approach. This qualification series therefore makes an attempt at equating the education and training content of the three international skills levels by creating three distinct South African (NQF) welding qualifications, viz:
Comparitive quality assurance standards:
This qualification series differs from the international qualification benchmark, in that it does not require the welded work of learners to be quality assured according to the criteria specified by ISO 9606 (or equivalent) qualification tests. Learners may be found competent in accordance with the assessment criteria of the applicable SAQA-registered unit standard after being quality-assured by the presiding ETQA.
Due to the wide reference list of international standards (Welding Code Specifications), an open range statement has been developed for those learning outcomes which refer to "Inspect the welded workpiece". Range statement: "Welded joints acceptance criteria to be in accordance with national and/or international welding standards", refers to:
American Welding Society (AWS):
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)/ASME Section IX Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.
American Petroleum Institute (API)/Standard 1104 for Welding Pipe Lines and Related Facilities.
British Standard (BS):
International Standard Organization (ISO):
This Welding Qualification compares well with the best international qualifications and training programmes offered. The additional operational content incorporated in the qualification will serve to support qualifying learners to make better informed, autonomous decisions within a more expansive timeframe than international learners.
|This qualification allows for both horizontal and vertical articulation:
Vertical articulation can occur with:
Horizontal articulation can occur with:
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|The following criteria should be applied by the relevant ETQA:
|As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015.|
|This qualification replaces qualification 24214, " National certificate: Welding application and practice ", Level 2, 161 credits.
This submission is the product of the combined review process of the following qualifications:
The list below shows all unit standards that can be associated with any offering against this qualification.
When developing offerings for a specific Learning Programme, please adhere to the Qualification Rules (above) for that Learning Programme.
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||14683||Apply work site practices||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||243069||Braze metals using the oxy-fuel brazing process||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||243067||Cut materials using the oxy-fuel gas cutting process (manual cutting)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||14722||Describe the welding industry`s composition its productivity requirements and communication techniques||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||14712||Identify and select material to specification||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||119744||Select, use and care for engineering hand tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||12476||Select, use and care for engineering measuring equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Core||12219||Select, use and care for engineering power tools||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Core||14713||Use welding definitions and symbols||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||243063||Weld carbon steel work-pieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in the down-hand position.||Level 2||NQF Level 02||15|
|Core||243076||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the cored-wire welding process in the downhand position||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||243066||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas metal arc welding process in the down-hand position||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Core||243072||Weld workpieces using the oxy-acetylene gas welding process in the downhand position||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||243068||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the gas tungsten arc welding process in the downhand position||Level 3||NQF Level 03||15|
|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||119454||Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|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||3|
|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||14779||Describe chemical process operations and related process chemistry and technology used in the chemical industry||Level 1||NQF Level 01||15|
|Elective||117867||Managing files in a Graphical User Interface (GUI) environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||116932||Operate a personal computer system||Level 1||NQF Level 01||3|
|Elective||117902||Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||243061||Assemble work pieces in jigs (minor amendments include the use of manipulators)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||3|
|Elective||13222||Deal with safety, health and environmental emergencies in the workplace||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||243075||Draw and interpret simple plate, pipe and structural steel plate, pipe and structural steel drawings||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||9672||Erect and dismantle scaffolding||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||12240||Form and shape sheetmetal using hand or power operated machines||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||14701||Join sheetmetal with resistance arc welding process||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||116235||Operate a pendant controlled overhead crane||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||12484||Perform basic fire fighting||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||12483||Perform basic first aid||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||14706||Perform basic rigging procedures||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||243055||Prepare and secure work pieces for welding (includes the use of manipulators)||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||243074||Weld carbon steel components, using the submerged arc welding process in a downhand position||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||243056||Weld carbon steel workpieces using the shielded metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||16|
|Elective||243064||Weld carbon steel workpieces, using the gas metal arc welding process in all positions||Level 2||NQF Level 02||15|
|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.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Originator||Pre-2009
|NQF Level||Min Credits||Learning Prog End Date||Quality
|59178||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice: Chemical Welding||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 2||NQF Level 02||158||CHIETA||OQSF|
|58534||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice: Manufacturing and Engineering||Generic Provider - Field 06||Level 2||NQF Level 02||158||MERSETA||OQSF|
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THESE LEARNING PROGRAMMES:|
|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.
|LP ID||Learning Programme Title||Accredited Provider|
|59178||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice: Chemical Welding||
1. ATHOL MUNDAY TRAINING CENTRE (UMBOGINTWINI OPERATIONS SERVICES)
2. DURBAN SOUTH TRAINING TRUST
3. FLAVIUS MAREKA
4. H T L TRADING AND PROJECTS
5. JOMELE TRAINING AND PLACEMENTS
6. LUNGISISA INDLELA VILLAGE (RF) NCP
7. NORTHLINK COLLEGE, BELLVILLE CAMPUS
8. OKUHLEKODWA TRADING AND PROJECTS 166
9. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING
10. SASOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD : SASOLBURG SITE
11. SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF WELDING T/A SOUTHERN AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF W
12. STURROCK & ROBSON INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD
|58534||National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice: Manufacturing and Engineering||
1. Africa International Training Facilities T/A AITF (BREDELL) (TP)
2. Belique Training Centre cc (ALBERTON) (TP)
3. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP)
4. BELMET TRAINING CENTRE T/A BELMET MARINE (PTY) LTD (Bellville)(TP)
5. Bevline Mechanical Projects (Pty) Ltd (PROSPECTON) (TP)
6. Blue Horison Properties 53 (Pty) Ltd T/A Durnacol Skills Innovation Hu
7. Boland Public FET College - Worcester Campus
8. CEBC Construction Engineering & Belting T/A CEBC - Welding School (DUR
9. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus
10. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Uitenhage (High Street)Campus
11. Eastcape Training Centre
12. False Bay Public FET College - Westlake Campus
13. Further Education Trade Training
14. FVW Welding Academy(Johannesburg) (TP)
15. Gert Sibande Public FET College - Standerton Campus
16. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Fundi Training Centre (BENONI) (TP)
17. HV Consultants (Pty) Ltd (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP)
18. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP)
19. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC
20. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH
21. ITHEMBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
22. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP)
23. Jericho Safety Consultants (Pty) Ltd (TP)
24. Lapace Training Centre (SPRINGS) (TP)
25. Masiqhame Trading 81 cc T/A Kim's Welding School (AUSTERVILLE) (TP)
26. MERSETA TRAINING PROVIDERS
27. Mopani South East FET College - Phalaborwa Campus
28. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND
29. Mthetana Trading & Construction T/A Multi Skill Training Centre (DURBA
30. Northlink College - Bellville Campus
31. Orbit FET College - Rustenburg Campus
32. PHATSIMA ENGINEERING TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT CC (Potchefstroom)(TP)
33. Rehoboth Welding Assessment & Training (JACBOS) (TP)
34. SAMSONS SCHOOL OF WELDING
35. Samsons School of Welding T/A Samsons Skills Development Institute (DU
36. Seasons Find 550 cc T/A Anthony's Welding Training Academy (MARBURG) (
37. Sedibeng Artisan Skills Training Centre (VEREENIGING) (TP)
38. SEDIBENG TRAINING CENTRE
39. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP)
40. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP)
41. St Anthony's Education Centre (BOKSBURG) (TP)
42. Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd T/A Steinmuller Technical Training Academ
43. Swift Skills Academy (Pty) Ltd (Killarney Gardens) TP
44. Swift Skills Academy (SASOLBURG) (TP)
45. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP)
46. THE SAJ COMPETENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE CC
47. The Skills College for Development & Training cc (PRETORIA) (TP)
48. Tshwane South Public FET College - Odi Campus
49. Umfolozi FET College - Central Office
50. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus
51. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus
52. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT
53. Wavelength T.T.I
54. West Coast Public FET College - Vredenburg Campus
55. Wilbat Projects 148 (Pty) Ltd (ISIPINGO) (TP)
56. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Centre (ZCBF) (RICHARDS BAY) (TP)