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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
65049  National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacturing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Mining and Minerals 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
MQA - Mining Qualifications Authority  OQSF - Occupational Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National Certificate  Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology  Fabrication and Extraction 
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
Reregistered  SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2023-06-30 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 
Purpose:

This qualification will equip qualifying learners with the necessary knowledge, understanding and competence to manufacture jewellery using basic hand tools in a production environment. The qualification is aimed at people who work or intend to work within the jewellery manufacturing industry.

Recipients of this qualification know about and are able to apply jewellery manufacturing processes in a production environment such as melting, drawing wire, wax injecting, soldering, setting and drawing.

Learners will be able to demonstrate understanding of the different jewellery manufacturing processes in a production environment. Working mostly with synthetic stones and silver, learners will be required to demonstrate a sound understanding of the value of the materials they will be using.

Learners credited with this qualification are able to:
  • Communicate and solve problems regarding the processes of jewellery manufacture in a production environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards in the workplace.
  • Prepare tools, materials and equipment for the manufacture of jewellery.
  • Draw and manufacture basic jewellery using non precious materials.

    Rationale:

    Jewellery manufacture in a production environment is the introduction to the technical and creative concepts defined by the processes of:
  • Basic jewellery manufacturing using various materials.
  • Basic diamonds and gemstones setting into jewellery.
  • Basic jewellery designing for specific markets.
  • Basic jewellery polishing and finishing.

    It also includes the basics of working with metals in jewellery manufacture, stone setting, polishing and assembly.

    This qualification is designed to benefit the industry by addressing its needs as identified through the following processes and realities:
  • The National Skills Development Strategy.
  • Sector Skills Plan targets.
  • The workplace skills plan submitted by the employers in the Jewellery Manufacture Industry have identified that these basic skills are critical to grow the jewellery industry to enable adequate beneficiation of minerals.

    The ability of the industry to develop its potential in the beneficiation of raw materials is dependent upon the development of production skills to provide the platform for expansion and to have a base of skilled workers for further development. This qualification will help increase the technical proficiency and size of the workforce, which would enable the industry to satisfy the local demands for jewellery without having to rely on imports, thereby decreasing the importation of cheap jewellery, which is a threat to the Industry.

    This qualification is the foundation for development into other areas of jewellery manufacturing, such as design, goldsmithing and setting. Learners entering this qualification will typically come from within the industry, with a NQF Level 1 education and some experience of the industry, although school-leaving matriculants may also be accepted.

    Upon obtaining the qualification, the learner will be eligible for appointment as a Jewellery Production Operator.

    This is the entry level qualification in the learning pathway for Jewellery manufacturing. A typical learning pathway for learners with this qualification within the jewellery manufacturing discipline begins with the General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Mineral Processes (Jewellery stream) and ends with National Certificate: Jewellery Production Management, NQF Level 5. This series provides a developmental pathway for the full range of activities required for the manufacture of jewellery.

    A large number of employees in the Jewellery Industry are semi-skilled and do not hold a recognised qualification. RPL will create an opportunity for these employees to be assessed and with the additional skills training can achieve this qualification. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1.

    Recognition of Prior Learning:

    This qualification can be obtained by completing all the required unit standards in a structured learning programme, or through recognition of prior learning (RPL). The criteria for RPL would need to be in line with the MQA's ETQA requirements.

    Evidence can be presented in a variety of forms, including international or previous local qualifications, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.

    All such evidence would be judged according to the general principles of assessment.

    Access to the Qualification:

    Access is open; however it is preferable that learners have completed the General Education and Training Certificate: Mining and Minerals Processes (Jewellery stream). 

    RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    A minimum of the 134 credits are required to complete the qualification. In this qualification credits are allocated as follows:

    Fundamental:
  • All 36 credits must be achieved.

    Core:
  • All 89 credits must be achieved.

    Electives:
  • A minimum of 9 credits must be achieved. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Communicate and solve problems regarding the processes of jewellery manufacture in a production environment.

    2. Demonstrate understanding of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards in the workplace.

    3. Prepare tools, materials and equipment for the manufacture of jewellery.

    4. Draw and manufacture basic jewellery using non precious materials.
  • Range: Non precious materials includes silver, synthetic stones, leather, perspex, organic material.

    Critical Cross field Outcomes:

    Critical cross-field outcomes have been addressed by the exit level outcomes as follows:

    While conducting activities related to diamond processing, learners are able to:

    Identify and solve problems in which response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Identifying and using tools and equipment to produce jewellery in a production environment in accordance with equipment functionality, material value and specifications.
  • Conducting jewellery design, drawing and manufacturing processes in accordance with the relevant industry requirements.
  • Responding to anomalies and non-conformances in a jewellery production environment.
  • Taking preventive and remedial action to solve operating problems while manufacturing jewellery.
  • Identifying and dealing with hazards and risks in terms of the relevant procedures and specified requirements.
  • Apply preventative or remedial action in accordance with operating procedures.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3 and 4.

    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Contributing to team goals and achievements by adhering to agreed working methods and processes.
  • Adhering to Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures in the interest of self and others.
  • Contributing to team efficiency by supporting other team members in the jewellery manufacturing environment.
  • Adhering to team protocols, codes of conduct and generally promoting a positive team spirit.
  • Coordinating one`s work with that of others in the direct surrounding area, internal and external operations.

    The above is evident in all 4 Exit Level Outcomes.

    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Checking tools and equipment prior to use.
  • Selecting and preparing materials and equipment to be used in the jewellery manufacturing process.
  • Using tools and equipment to manufacture jewellery in accordance with job specifications.
  • Applying operating instructions to control and respond to conditions in the jewellery production environment.
  • Maintaining product quality with reference to key aspects and critical conditions in a jewellery production environment.
  • Using/wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Adhering to strict security and control requirements particular to the jewellery manufacturing industry.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3 and 4.

    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Accessing and interpreting information related to work tasks to ensure that work requirements are understood and comply with industry standards.
  • Recording and monitoring problems and solutions to prevent reoccurrence of problems.
  • Applying the principles related to jewellery design and manufacture.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcome 1 and 4.

    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Conducting effective verbal and written communication.
  • Conveying information accurately in accordance with the production procedure.
  • Preparing and submitting reports, non-conformance reports and other required documentation.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 1 and 2.

    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Applying occupational health, safety and environmental requirements in the workplace.
  • Using relevant terminology and adhering to standard protocols such as SI, ISO and international standards applicable in the jewellery production environment.
  • Controlling technologically advanced production equipment according to operating procedures.
  • Deploying computers to assist in the jewellery design process.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3 and 4.

    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
  • Understanding the impact of jewellery manufacture in a production environment in the context of the broader jewellery manufacturing industry, and his/her own role in each context.
  • Requesting assistance from other team members and support personnel when required.
  • Assisting other team members and working together with support personnel to conduct jewellery production activities and to investigate and resolve problem areas.
  • Understanding the consequences that failure to comply with occupational health and safety, production and other requirements have on the individual, the work context and the industry as a whole.

    The above is evident in Exit Level Outcomes 2, 3, and 4. 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Effective verbal and written communication is demonstrated while performing the tasks related to jewellery manufacture in a production environment.
  • Information related to work tasks is accessed and interpreted from a range of written and oral sources to ensure that the work requirements are understood and comply with industry standards.
  • Information communicated is accurate and conveyed in accordance with the production procedure.
  • Principles and techniques of mathematics are applied in the preparation of materials for the drawing and manufacture of jewellery.
  • Problems and solutions are recorded and monitored for reoccurrence.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental polices, procedures and requirements are explained and adhered to at all times as per workplace requirements.
  • Personal protective equipment is verified to be fit for purpose and used according to specified requirements.
  • The consequences of using tools and equipment incorrectly in a production environment are described in terms of the potential impact on Occupational Health and Safety.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Tools, materials and equipment are identified and their applications explained in accordance with equipment functionality, material value and specifications.
    > Range: Materials include but not limited to: metals, various stones, consumables (e.g saw blades, sand paper, burs), knowledge of precious metals.
  • Various manufacturing processes and techniques are applied to prepare the tools, materials and equipment for the manufacturing process.
  • Tools and equipment are checked for condition prior to use and faulty tools and equipment are reported to relevant personnel in accordance with workplace procedures.
  • Tools, materials and equipment are used to manufacture the jewellery in accordance with the job specification.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • The principles of jewellery design are explained in terms of jewellery manufacture and design standards.
  • Basic jewellery design requirements are interpreted and recorded in accordance with industry standards.
  • Jewellery drawing equipment is selected and used in accordance with accepted jewellery design practices.
  • Materials and equipment to be used in the jewellery manufacturing process are selected and prepared in accordance with the design specifications.
  • Basic jewellery is manufactured according to current industry standards.

    Integrated Assessment:

    Integrated assessment at the level of the qualification provides an opportunity for learners to show they are able to integrate concepts, actions and. ideas 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, and 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 while manufacturing jewellery: (This includes setting, design, polishing and interaction with trainers, colleagues and management).
  • Asking questions regarding the processes underlying a defined range of activities such as:
    > Jewellery manufacture.
    > Setting.
    > Design.
    > Polishing.
  • And initiating short discussions to test understanding of:
    > House keeping.
    > Productivity.
  • Looking at the jewellery components and completed pieces that were manufactured or photos in lieu thereof, records such as employment history and references, progress reports and statement of competency, other evidence in the portfolio and reviewing previous assessments.

    The manufacture of the jewellery entails:
  • Applied Numeracy:
    > Manufacture components to specified dimensions and agreed timeframe.
    > Weigh alloys, other components and completed jewellery pieces.
  • Applied communication.
    > Consulting with the trainer and relevant people in the manufacturing process.
  • Problem solving:
    > Produce standard forms of jewellery using defined manufacturing processes, techniques and tools.
    > Troubleshooting.

    In some cases inference will be necessary to determine competence depending on the nature and context within which performance takes place, particularly when looking at the manufactured items of jewellery to see whether the requirements have been met.

    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 future learning. The assessment should also ensure that all the critical cross-field outcomes have been achieved.

    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 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 that underpin the activities associated with Jewellery manufacture, gemstone setting, polishing and design. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The proposed qualification was compared to qualifications and other learning interventions available elsewhere in the world in order to ensure that the qualification structure and unit standards proposed are comparable in terms of level, scope and competencies covered.

    The proposed National Certificate: Introduction to Jewellery manufacture in a production environment; is the first qualification in a progressive learning path that will take qualifying learners through to advanced levels of jewellery design, manufacture and evaluation.

    Information Searches:

    Information searches were conducted via the Internet and a number of relevant sites were searched from various countries. Countries were selected for comparability purposes based on their levels of expertise, deemed position in the world market, technological development, access to materials, similarity to the South African situation and other considerations.
  • United States of America (California, Texas) - a strong formalised structure.
  • United Kingdom - a strong formalised structure.
  • Italy - well-established jewellery manufacturing industry.
  • Portugal - well-established jewellery manufacturing industry.
  • Slovakia - well-established jewellery manufacturing industry.
  • Australia (Australia has an outcomes-based national qualifications systems similar to that of South Africa).
  • India - one of the fastest growing economies and the world, and has a well-established jewellery manufacturing industry.
  • Ghana (a West African country with a well developed education system and strong mining and minerals industry).
  • Other jewellery institutions in various.
  • SADEC countries such as Zambia and Zimbabwe who are rich in natural resources and have jewellery manufacturing industries. No specific qualifications were found, as training in these countries are largely influenced by the systems.

    USA - California - Jewellery Manufacturing Arts:

    The following programme was found at this institution:
  • Graduate Jeweller Program Level 2, 78 Credits:
    > Work with metals including how to melt, roll, form and solder.
    > Learn how to file, piece and polish.
    > Learn how to perform the most common repair requests, including sizing rings, replacing earring posts and resetting stones.
    > Learn the basics of working with gemstones.
    > Learn how to set stones by working with a variety of mounting styles, settings and stones.
  • Numerous competencies from this qualification/programme are within the proposed South African Mining and Minerals SGB qualification.

    USA - Portland OR - American Jewellers Institute:

    Jewellery Course: Level 2 - 4 months (48 credits):

    Section 1 - Tool orientation:
  • Introduction to the use and care of jewellery tools.
  • Metal Fabrication.
  • Casting.

    Section 2:
  • Soldering Techniques:
    > Jewellery Repairs.

    Section 3 - Stone setting:
  • Prong setting.
  • Bezel setting.

    Section 4 - Finishing:
  • Various materials.
  • Methods of obtaining the best possible results.
  • Matching the right buff, rouge and polish to the job (type of metal).
  • The use of the flex shaft.
  • Final finishing on polishing equipment to obtain a high luster.
  • Wax Carving and Modeling.
  • Mold Construction.

    USA - Fort Lauderdal- American School of Jewellery:

    Jewellery 1: Level 2 - 35 hours (4 Credits):
  • Introduction to metals: Platinum, Gold, and Silver.
  • Testing of metals.
  • Handling of shop sweeps, fillings and scraps for maximum recovery.
  • Piercing, drilling and filing.
  • Melting and milling.
  • Wires.
  • Soldering.
  • Ring Sizing.
  • Chains.
  • Rings.
  • Bezel.
  • Identification Initial.
  • Diamond setting.
  • Final finish.

    Jewellery Design I: Level 2 - 70 hours (7 Credits):

    Design Jewellery, Accessories and a lot more:
  • From Concept to Creation.
  • Comprehensive Jewellery Design.
  • Create your own portfolio of designs.
  • Hands on jewelry designing techniques.
  • Easy to understand.
  • Produce jewelry designs.

    Wax design and casting - Level 2 - 35 hours (4 Credits):
  • Understanding how wax designing works.
  • Creation of a three dimensional piece.
  • Solitaire ring.
  • Preparation for Casting.
  • Initial ring.
  • Dome ring.
  • Techniques for sheet and soft wax.
  • Prong ring.
  • Rubber mold.
  • Matching wedding band.

    Stone setting Level 2 - 35 hours (Credits):
  • Introduction to stone setting.
  • Preparation of tools.
  • Demonstration and practice.
  • Round and Oval stones.
  • Fancy cut stones, stones with points.
  • Burnished setting with multiple stones.
  • Preparation of tools for bead setting.
  • Projects: Round stones.
  • Block bright cut setting.
  • Bead setting.
  • Pave setting.

    UK - Birmingham School of Jewellery - jewellery course - Level 2 - 32 Credits:

    Title; Credits:
  • Drawing I; 3 Credits.
  • Design I; 3 Credits.
  • Jewelry Design and Rendering; 3 Credits.
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing I; 3 Credits.
  • Business Communications; 3 Credits.
  • Total; 15 Credits.
  • Wax Modeling and Casting I; 3 Credits.
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing II; 3 Credits.
  • Business Software; 4 Credits.
  • Business Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra; 4 Credits.
  • Public Speaking or Interpersonal Relations/Communications; 3 Credits.
  • Total; 17 Credits.

    Italy - Alchimia Contemperary Jewellery School - Basic Annual Jewellery Courses Level 2 - 17 Credits:
  • Knowledge of jewellery terms and tools.
  • Fretwork, filing and basic welding techniques.
  • Construction of a first necklace with elements to be set in relation to one another.
  • Cuttlefish-bone casting.
  • Construction of a ring using the tube bending technique.
  • Chains.
  • Fretwork slave bracelet.
  • Brooch constructed using different planes with different surface effects: collets for cabochon stones, and the use of the previously learnt techniques.
  • Boxed ring.
  • Convex ring with insets.
  • Precision cast modular elements for the construction of a hinged bracelet.
  • Catches (bayonet, cartridge etc).
  • Freehand drawing with basics of rendering.
  • Technology modules. Wax modeling with shapes for rings and pendants.

    Italy - Le Arte Orafe -Courses at Level 2:
  • Jewellery making - 12 months.
  • Jewellery design - 6 months.
  • Stone setting - 3 - 6 months.
  • Hand engraving - 6 - 12 months.

    Portugal - LisbonAr.Co Centro de Arte e Comunicacao Visual:

    Qualification at Level 2:
  • Introduction to Jewellery - 12 months.

    Slovakia, Bratislava - Academy of Fine Arts and Design:

    Course at Level 2:
  • Metals and Jewellery - 6 months.

    Australia, Canberra - National Institute of the Arts School of Art:

    Certain syllabus items from the course outline above may be used in training learners in order for them to achieve the proposed Mining and Minerals Sector qualification.

    India - Popley's Jewellery Design Workshop:

    Course - Jewellery Manufacturing - Basic - Level 2 - 3 Credits.
  • Piercing.
  • Filing.
  • Soldering.
  • Basic techniques: (with notes and practicals):
    > Dome earrings.
    > Ring making.
    > Pendant making.
    > Simple chain making.

    India - South Delhi - Polytechnic for Women:

    Jewellery Design - Level 2:

    Curriculum:

    One Year First Year:
  • Design.
  • Execution.
  • Production.
  • Nature Study.
  • Methods and Materials.
  • Basic Design.
  • Gemmology Drawing.
  • Colour and Texture.
  • Traditional Jewellery.

    Subject Details:
  • Basic Design: The Study of basic visual concepts that relate to the appearance of Design Products, which includes: space, line, tone, colour form, rhythm and pattern.
  • Colour & Texture: The perception of colour is the strongest emotion, of the visual process. We give an Introduction to the wide range of colours in their varied tints and tones.
  • Drawing: It is an exposure to different tools and mediums and how to record a particular Event or Scenario.
  • Methods & Materials: A Student is given the basic experience of the wide variety of Materials and Processes utilized, in the Production of Man Made Objects.
  • Design: The Designer has to be a skilled Problem Solver. She strives to create a better total Environment by her choices and actions. The Student is educated on how aesthetical Design follows the rules of proportion, symmetry, balance contrast and colour.
  • Execution: To translate and consolidate suggestions and thoughts into aesthetic Designs.
  • Production: This means a complete configuration of inventiveness, creative choice and knowledge of Materials and Workmanship.
  • Conceptional Production: The Designer is exposed to different designs and materials. She is in turn made to compromise and optimise factors, keeping in view the limitation of technology and processes. It is done before the evolution of the Final Product.
  • Professional Practice: Knowledge is given regarding the know how to deal with Contracts and Clients. The rules for Professional Conduct and Estimation.
  • Gemmology: The study and Identification of precious and semi-precious Gemstones.
  • Product Development: Knowledge of developing Design Ideas for Industrial Use.
  • Traditional Jewellery: Give an exposure to different kinds of Traditional Jewellery which have evolved through different Historical Periods.
  • Nature Study: A deep analytical approach to understand forms in Nature. Nature Study reveals the source of many Design Ideas used in the Man Made Environment.

    Gemmology introduction:

    Learn the basic physical and optical properties of gem materials. Covers the basic theories and simple, practical methods and procedures to identify natural gems, synthetics and man-made materials. You will find out the capabilities of more sophisticated equipment, gem mining locales and gem marketing techniques will also be discussed.

    Ghana:

    Although Ghana has access to International Vocational Qualifications through the British Council and City & Guilds Qualifications, a qualification related to jewellery manufacturing was not found. However Ghana has 4 universities and offer related education and training at a higher level.

    Other jewellery institutions:

    Other jewellery institutions in other countries that follow similar basic jewellery courses, some of them exactly the same, are:
  • Germany - Munich - Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Sweden - Stockholm - Adellab Metal Department Konstfack.
  • Australia - Canberra - The ANU Canberra School of Art.
  • Australia - Enmore - Jewellery And Object Design.
  • Canada - Ecole de Joaillerie de Montreal.
  • Holland - Amsterdam - Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
  • Scotland - Glascow - Glascow School of Art and Design.
  • Norway - Oslo - The National College of Art and Design.

    Conclusion:

    In the case of this particular qualification, the comparability focused on knowledge and skills (competence) of an introductory nature.

    While the qualifications, courses and programmes found elsewhere in the world are not organised in the same way as the proposed and subsequent South African qualifications, there is sufficient evidence that the proposed qualification is meaningful in terms of content and scope. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification allows for vertical articulation with:
  • ID 21844: National Certificate: Jewellery Manufacture in a Production Environment, NQF Level 3. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • 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 
    Assessors should be in possession of:
  • An appropriate qualification above the level of the qualification and preferably relevant workplace practical experience.
  • Registration as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    NOTES 
    This qualification will be replaced by qualification 94039, which is "Occupational Certificate: Goldsmith", Level 4, 575 credits, as soon as 94039 is registered.

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    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  261280  Demonstrate product knowledge for a jewellery environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  261261  Hand polish a piece of jewellery  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  261244  Identify the tools and equipment in a jewellery workshop  Level 2  NQF Level 02  11 
    Core  261397  Make wire and pierce basic geometric shapes from metal plate  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  261260  Manufacture jewellery using non-precious materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02  10 
    Core  261281  Reproduce a piece of jewellery using the lost wax casting technique  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  261357  Set single stones in jewellery  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  259604  Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Core  261240  Assemble prepared jewellery components without applying heat  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  261237  Design and draw jewellery  Level 3  NQF Level 03  15 
    Core  261377  Manufacture jewellery by soldering components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  261241  Manufacture metal bars and sheets  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  119463  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  7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  9008  Identify, describe, compare, classify, explore shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional shapes in different contexts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Fundamental  119460  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  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  119456  Write/present for a defined context  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  261247  Make a ring using files  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  261245  Manufacture a bangle and decorate it with pattern punches  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  261297  Manufacture a pendant using jewellery piercing techniques  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  261339  Manufacture a wire bracelet  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  110409  Create jewellery utilising non-precious materials  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110376  Identify and maintain the basic hand tools and basic jewellery equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110414  Incorporate cold enamelling techniques into jewellery and related artefacts  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110381  Manufacture non-ferrous and precious metal jewellery using hand tools and basic jewellery equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  261259  Produce a piece of jewellery using the cuttlebone casting technique  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  261279  String beads and pearls  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  110399  Draw and design basic jewellery concepts with reference to indigenous South African jewellery  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  261246  Forge metal to manufacture jewellery  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20 
    Elective  261341  Make and use repousse and chasing punches  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20 
    Elective  261239  Manufacture jewellery for single faceted stone settings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  20 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
    NONE 


    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.
     
    1. Akapo Jewels 
    2. Global Jewellery Academy1 
    3. IMFUNDISO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    4. INTSIKA SKILLS BENEFICIATION PROJECTS 
    5. MINTEK 
    6. Pneuma And Ivanisevich Manufactures And Selle 
    7. SHADOW JEWELLERS 
    8. ZUREL PRIVATE COLLEGE 



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