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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
21005  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  139  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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
71989  National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  120   

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.

The chief skills that are recognised in this qualification are monitoring, adjusting and maintaining a production process including the performance of first line maintenance on equipment utilised and the handling and care of materials required for such a process.

Qualified learners will also understand:
  • Basic approaches to using and looking after machinery and equipment
  • Procedures related to various aspects of the production process
  • Principles and concepts related to workplace activities, materials and equipment

    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 be able to maintain and support the various policies and procedures related to the safety, health, environment 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 second 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.

    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 national certificate in automotive component manufacturing and assembly level 2.

    If the learner does not already have such a qualification, learning in preparation for this qualification would also have to include:
  • Language and maths beyond basic literacy and numeracy.
  • Concepts of science and technology related to material, machinery and equipment in use in the manufacturing process.
  • Concepts of organising factors in labour, business and the economy.
  • Role and purpose of procedures related to workplace relationships, roles and responsibilities.


    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: 37 credits
    Core: 92 credits
    Elective: The learner must choose a minimum of 10 credits from the Elective unit standards. 

    EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of how to adjust and maintain an automotive component manufacturing and assembly process to ensure process remains within defined safety and quality parameters.

    2. Select appropriate procedures to solve familiar problems within an automotive component manufacturing process and operate within clearly defined contexts, with some scope for personal decision-making and responsibility.

    3. Demonstrate a familiarity with first line maintenance procedures and operations for production machinery in area of responsibility.

    4. Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory/management levels by demonstrating the ability to gather and summarise information from a range of sources and produce coherent presentations in a prescribed format.

    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 Quality products produced.
    1.2 Machinery adjusted and maintained during production run.
    1.3 Materials handled and cared for.
    1.4 Work is undertaken in a safe and environmentally aware manner.

    2.1 Appropriate procedures are selected to solve problems in an efficient and effective manner.
    2.2 Unfamiliar problems are accurately reported to appropriate personnel.
    2.3 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to familiar problems in the manufacturing and assembly of automotive components.

    3.1 Process agents applied consistently and systematically.
    3.2 Wearing parts replaced on machinery as required.
    3.3 Can respond to questions and discuss issues related to first line maintenance issues on machinery.

    4.1 Information is gathered from a range of sources and accurately summarised into a prescribed format.
    4.2 Information is clear and accurate and presented in a timely manner in the required format to appropriate parties.
    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 that underpin the activities and the manufacturing process. The assessment process should also establish how the critical outcomes have been advanced by the learning process.

    The qualification and the standards have been written in such a way that the learning has to be assessed in an integrated way. Assessors will assess evidence to establish what the learners know and can do.

    Where courses are provided for learners, institutions can use the unit standards and this qualification to assess my level of learning.

    Should I not be able to achieve the outcomes, the institution can then use the standards and the qualification to determine a specific learning programme to suit my needs. 

  • 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 
    Assessors will have to be qualified as assessors and accredited by an ETQA. Accredited assessors should be accredited for the particular sub-field or have a recognised technical qualification in this sub-field. They should also be familiar with the particular process and the type of product being made.

    1. Appropriate qualification in the field of manufacturing - with a minimum of 4 years in an automotive component manufacturing 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 71989, which is "National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly", Level 3, 120 credits. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  9883  Adjust and maintain production machinery  Level 3  NQF Level 03  30 
    Core  12457  Develop learning strategies and techniques  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  12456  Explain and use organisational procedures  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9914  Handle and care for materials  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Core  9526  Manage basic business finance  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9530  Manage work time effectively  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9913  Perform first line maintenance  Level 3  NQF Level 03  14 
    Core  9885  Read and interpret engineering drawings  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Core  116720  Show understanding of diversity in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Core  9533  Use communication skills to handle and resolve conflict in the workplace  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9357  Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9528  Communicate with clients  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9529  Compile feasibility and commissioning reports  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9010  Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9013  Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8969  Interpret and use information from texts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  9012  Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  7456  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Fundamental  8970  Write texts for a range of communicative contexts  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  14445  Frame and implement an individual action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
    Elective  12465  Develop a learning plan and a portfolio for assessment  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  12463  Understand and deal with HIV/AIDS  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  9887  Coat material and components  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  8039  Operating cranes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Elective  8038  Operating lift trucks  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12455  Perform the role of a safety, health and environmental protection representative  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  9888  Select, use and care for marking off/out equipment: routine shapes  Level 3  NQF Level 03 


    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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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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