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

National Certificate: Molten Glass Production 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
48434  National Certificate: Molten Glass Production 
ORIGINATOR
Chemical Industries SGB 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
Was CHIETA 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  120  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  2007-05-15  2008-09-17 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-09-17   2012-09-17  

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
63349  National Certificate: Molten Glass Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  120   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
This qualification is used to recognise the competence of people to operate and control integrated batching & melting plants. This includes competence in operating a furnace as described below and of batch mixing which is assumed to be in place.
This competence provides the foundation needed to take responsibility or a significant operation in the industry. It also provides the basis upon which further related learning and career development can take place.
Through the employment of competent operating personnel, employers and in turn the field and sub-field have confidence that this critical work in the industry is efficiently carried out.
Social development and economic transformation are enhanced through efficient production, and career development and personal job satisfaction of operating personnel are facilitated through the learning process used to achieve the competency specified.

Rationale of the qualification
Typical learners are operating personnel working in a glass manufacturing company. The glass industry is well established in South Africa and its success is dependant upon the efficient production of molten glass. Achievement of this objective is largely dependant upon the competence, recognised by this qualification, of the people who operate integrated batch and melting plants. An adequate number of people with these skills are needed to ensure that the production units in South Africa operate productively.

Competence in operating molten glass production plants requires appropriate general, glass specific technical & other knowledge and its application; expertise in operating production equipment and controlling a production plant. This knowledge and expertise can form a basis for further learning particularly in the production/operational, engineering and supervisory aspects of glass manufacturing and similar industries inn the chemical and other sectors.

The learners are expected to benefit by enhanced career opportunities and earning potential that will also benefit the local community and the economy. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Most learners accessing this qualification will be competent in operating a batch mixing facility as found in an integrated glass or equivalent operation. They will also have expertise in operating equipment in a production or manufacturing environment and in the application of process related technology in these operations.

When learners do not have this learning assumed to be in place, appropriate adjustments to the learning process are required.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning must be carried out in accordance with the policy and rules specified and used by the ETQA responsible for evaluation of people seeking RPL for a part of the whole qualification. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
The learner can choose between the following unit standards:

Operate a glass furnace on a continuous basis or
Operate a non-continuous glass furnace 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1. Explain and use technology related to the production of molten glass.
2. Operate a glass-melting furnace.
3. Control an integrated melting process.

Critical cross-field outcomes are addressed in the exit level outcomes as follows (the numbers refer to the ELOs above where the relevant CCO is predominantly addressed. Detail is specified in the relevant unit standards):
  • Identifying and solving problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 3.2, 3.4).
  • Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community (2.1,2.2, 2.3.2.4, 3.2,3.3, 3.4).
  • Organizing and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively (1.2, 2.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4).
  • Collecting, analysing, organizing and critically evaluating information (1.2, 1.3, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3).
  • Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and or language skills in the modes of oral and or written persuasion (1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4).
  • Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others (1.1, 2.1, 3.1).
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation (1.1, 2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3).

    Learning programmes directed towards this qualification will also contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of society at large by making individuals aware of the importance of:
    i. Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively (1.1, 1.2, 1.3,).
    ii. Participating as responsible citizens in the field of local, national and global communities (2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3).
    iii. Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts (1.1, 2.1).
    iv. Exploring education and career opportunities; developing entrepreneurial opportunities (1.1). 

  • ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    1.
    1.1 Solve problems relating to process, production, people, cost, environment, safety & health in molten glass production using related technology and mathematics.
    1.2 Use , technology in a molten glass manufacturing facility to monitor, control and communicate process and production related matters.
    1.3 Use information technology for calculations and data processing when interpreting production related information.
    1.4 Communicate with relevant personnel using the appropriate methods.

    2.
    2.1 Where applicable, start and stop a glass melting operation
    2.2 Maintain normal production conditions in a furnace
    2.3 Respond to abnormal and emergency conditions when operating a furnace
    2.4 Re-establish normal operating conditions following abnormal or emergency conditions


    3.
    3.1 Comply with legal and site-specific health safety and environmental requirements and operating procedures.
    3.2 Control and or execute batch preparation and melting activities in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    3.3 Address hazardous and emergency situations in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    3.4 Communicate information as required to produce molten glass.

    Integrated Assessment

    The applied competence (practical, foundational and reflexive competencies) of this qualification will be achieved if a candidate is able to operate the 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 of 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. 

    INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The New Zealand Qualification Authority does not address the production of molten glass. The Vocational Quality Authority in the United Kingdom has similar outcomes based unit standards but there appears to be less emphasis on the application of technology regarding the production, quality assurance and environmental and economic issues related to molten glass production. The level and size of the learning is similar to those described in the South African unit standards making up this qualification. 

    ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification is designed to enable the learner to progress into a supervisory role in an integrated glass product manufacturing operation.
    It also equips the learner with expertise that will enable him or her to operate similar integrated operations as are found in the metallurgical industry.
    The generic expertise enables the learner to work in other integrated production operations or to develop a career where technical supervision and problem solving is required. 

    MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone moderating the assessment of learners against this Qualification must be registered as a moderator with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this Qualification must be accredited or recognized as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation; in terms of agreements reached around assessment and moderation between ETQAs (including professional bodies); and in terms of the moderation guideline detailed immediately below.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments at exit points of the qualification, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described both in individual unit standards, exit level outcomes as well as the integrated competence described in the qualification.
  • 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 
    In order to assess this qualification, the assessor needs:
  • Well developed interpersonal skills.
  • Assessors to meet the requirements of the generic assessor standards
  • Competence against the unit standard "Plan and conduct assessment of learning outcomes."
  • Detailed documentary proof of educational qualification, practical training undergone, and/or experience gained at an appropriate level in the work concerning the production of molten glass. This must meet the relevant ETQA policies and guidelines. The subject matter expertise of the assessor can be established through the recognition of prior learning.
  • Registration with, or recognition by, the relevant ETQA as specified through an appropriate memorandum of understanding. 

  • NOTES 
    This qualification has been replaced by qualification 63349, which is "National Certificate: Molten Glass Production", Level 3, 120 credits.

    Range statements

    This qualification addresses the production of molten glass using a furnace that is operated on a continuous basis, semi-continuous basis or a non-continuous basis.
    The furnace may have electrical (arc), gas and or other heating systems and any appropriate feed, extraction and ventilation/extraction systems).

    Technology relating to the melting of glass includes communication, mathematics, applied science, and industry specific technology and information technology.
    This qualification may be applicable to other melting or pyrometallurgical operations. This is subject to its acceptance by appropriate subject matter experts. 

    UNIT STANDARDS: 
      ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
    Core  110282  Control an integrated melting operation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  10 
    Core  110287  Know and apply technology in the melting and conditioning of glass  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Fundamental  8968  Accommodate audience and context needs in oral communication  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  8973  Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes  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  7106  Conduct minor routine and breakdown maintenance on equipment and machines  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
    Elective  14783  Conform to and apply legislation and operational instructions in chemical processing  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  110291  Operate a glass furnace on a continuous basis  Level 3  NQF Level 03  50 
    Elective  110274  Operate a non-continuous glass furnace  Level 3  NQF Level 03  25 
    Elective  7567  Produce and use spreadsheets for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  7570  Produce word processing documents for business  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
    Elective  12659  Work with and look after materials in the production process  Level 3  NQF Level 03  12 
    Elective  9890  Anticipate and troubleshoot machine functioning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  16 
    Elective  10981  Supervise work unit to achieve work unit objectives (individuals and teams)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 


    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
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