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|SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY|
|REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE:|
|National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing Operations|
|SAQA QUAL ID||QUALIFICATION TITLE|
|36156||National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing Operations|
|Chemical Industries SGB|
|PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY||NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK|
|Was CHIETA until Last Date for Achievement||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|
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered"
|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 is replaced by:
|Qual ID||Qualification Title||Pre-2009 NQF Level||NQF Level||Min Credits||Replacement Status|
|58955||National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing||Level 2||NQF Level 02||120|
|PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION|
|The understanding of the technology is required to empower the learner to make decisions and take responsibility for work in the operation of equipment in a chemical manufacturing environment. The learner will also maintain quality control practices and perform basic maintenance functions. It also forms the basis for more advanced learning. As such, this qualification will contribute to the full development of the learner, providing recognition within the chemical manufacturing environment, and the potential mobility and transportability to other manufacturing fields such as Food Manufacturing.
The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential to achieve the increased employability and productivity needed for social and economic transformation, upliftment and economic growth in the chemical industries.
The manner in which this is achieved is described in the exit level outcomes.
Rationale of the qualification
This qualification reflects the need in the chemical industries for a person with the knowledge and skills required to assist with the manufacturing and or packaging of chemical products. Operating equipment typically does this. This is a need expressed by employers and employees to address current and future needs. This qualification enables the learner to access employment within several sub-sectors of the chemical industries. The qualification further provides the flexibility to articulate to other manufacturing sectors, for example, the food and beverage manufacturing and packaging environments.
The level of flexibility within the range of electives will enable the individual to pursue a career in manufacturing operations, mechanical machine maintenance, or leadership.
The qualification is appropriate for people who have an understanding of the chemical industry and intend to follow a technical career within this sector.
|LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING|
|At NQF level 1 or equivalent:
Knowledge, comprehension and application of language, mathematics, natural science.
Some basic understanding of the chemical or related industries.
Technology, safety health environment, quality, housekeeping, hygiene practices and procedures will assist the learner to achieve this qualification.
Where this learning is lacking appropriate additional learning interventions will be needed.
Recognition of prior learning
This qualification may be achieved in part or completely through the recognition of prior learning, which includes formal, informal and non-formal learning, and work experience.
|RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING?|
|EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES|
|1. Operate equipment in a chemical manufacturing environment.
2. Maintain quality practices in a chemical manufacturing environment.
3. Understand and apply appropriate technology.
4. Demonstrate understanding of fundamental knowledge in a chemical manufacturing environment.
|ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA|
The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to operated equipment in a chemical manufacturing environment, maintain quality control practices, demonstrate knowledge of chemical operations technology and perform basic maintenance functions.
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, organize 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 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.
|Benchmarking was done against the NVQ from Britain, SVQ from Scotland as well as Australian and New Zealand qualifications. The following results were found for a qualification on this level:
New Zealand: Energy and Chemical Plant: The National Certificate in Energy and Chemical Plant at Level 2 of the NZQA is suitable for large energy and chemical plants such as petroleum refineries. There are no possible comparisons.
However, the Food and Related Products Processing at Level 2 have similar qualifications because (a) food is produced through batch processes and (b) Food is packaged. There is evidence, also, that chemically-related Fast Moving Consumer Goods were included in the Food and Related Products domain initially, and have used these qualifications. (Reference: Lever Rexona, New Zealand).
UK: NVQ Level 2 in Packaging Operations: This qualification is currently under review, and an update is expected during 2003. It is comparable to the proposed qualification.
Australia: No exact comparison has been found, but a number of competency units at Level 2 are similar to the unit standards proposed within this qualification.
|This qualification will enable the qualifying candidate to progress to learning for manufacturing-related National Certificates at NQF Levels 3 and 4, and further, on to relevant National Diplomas and degrees as indicated in the table below.
Articulation is also practical between this qualification and manufacturing environments outside the chemical industries such as the food and beverage environments and chemical analysis.
|CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS|
|In order to assess this qualification, the assessor needs:
|This qualification has been replaced by qualification 58955, which is the National Certificate: Chemical Manufacturing, Level 2, 120 credits.|
|ID||UNIT STANDARD TITLE||PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL||NQF LEVEL||CREDITS|
|Core||14782||Apply process chemistry and related technology in the chemical industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Core||110001||Communicate effectively in teams||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||110011||Handle and use chemicals safely in a manufacturing environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Core||110012||Operate Equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||10|
|Fundamental||8963||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||8962||Maintain and adapt oral communication||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Fundamental||8967||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||8964||Write for a defined context||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||9357||Develop and use keyboard skills to enter text||Level 1||NQF Level 01||4|
|Elective||14784||Apply sampling theory and practice in the chemical industry||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||8822||Clean and sanitise a food processing system using an automated cleaning in-place-system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||110005||Fill and cap containers using automated filling equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||110016||Hand over responsibility for a manufacturing operation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||110013||Label product containers using automated labelling equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||8|
|Elective||8766||Mix or blend food raw materials for processing using automated equipment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||7547||Operate a personal computer system||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||9087||Operate shrink-wrapping equipment on a food and beverages automated packaging line||Level 2||NQF Level 02||12|
|Elective||110018||Organize and maintain work station in a continuous improvement environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||5|
|Elective||12202||Package products in a manual or semi-automated packaging operation||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||110020||Produce extruded and packaged product in a chemical manufacturing environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||6|
|Elective||110022||Receive and store hazardous chemicals||Level 2||NQF Level 02||2|
|Elective||110002||Transfer liquids in chemical manufacturing operations||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|Elective||110007||Weigh raw materials for product manufacture in a chemical manufacturing environment||Level 2||NQF Level 02||4|
|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.
|PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION:|
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